Ok, so I wrote this little ditty last year or even the year before and it was published in the Wolfian Press.

With Fracking commencing in Lancashire, and the subsequent mini earthquakes, which are getting larger each time I suddenly realised that I’d never published this poem on here.

My message to Cuadrilla, the Conservative party, and all pro frackers is simply this.



frack off copy


So What’s next?

Most of you who have read previously blog entries will know I have a little bit of a dislike of Tories and their policies. However along with being a Diplomatic Democratic Dragoness I also have compassion, and it isn’t nice to kick someone when they are down like Despicable Theresa Meeehem (formally known as Despicable Mayhem) is at the moment.

My focus today however is the Labour Party and the earthquake they caused at the General Election on June 8th 2017.

Labour didn’t win a majority – fact. Opinion/speculation ranges from ‘If Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t leader we would have won’ to ‘If the PLP had backed him and not attempted to smear and undermine him for the past two years we would be in power right now’. Thing is in my opinion neither of those hypothesis are correct. Things had to happen exactly as they did.

You may think I’m slightly mad for saying that (my hubby say’s I’m totally mad anyway) but my reasons are as follows.

If the polls had shown Labour any closer to the Tory Party Despicable Meehem wouldn’t have felt secure enough to call a snap election to ‘increase her mandate and strengthen her hand’

If the PLP hadn’t constantly run to the right wing media to attack the credibility of Jeremy Corbyn as leader Labour’s position in the polls would be higher, much much higher and we wouldn’t have had a General Election until 2020.

If it had been someone else as leader of the Labour Party ie Owen Smith I seriously doubt we would have had anywhere near the gains Labour made on Thursday if an election had indeed been called. In fact Owen Smith has actually apologised on national television for doubting Jeremy Corbyn even saying that he wished they could ‘bottle whatever he has’ as his policies, personality and social media presence worked.

So the fact that Labour were so behind in the polls, that the plp and membership were at loggerheads with each other over the leadership, they didn’t have a cat in hells chance of coming anywhere near toppling the Tories and the Tories would increase their majority and enjoy autocracy which they always wanted.

They didn’t anticipate the fact that the more people saw of Jeremy Corbyn, the more they resonated with him and believed in him, those who said attendances at rallies didn’t translate into votes didn’t expect them to. They didn’t expect him to unify both the young and the old electorate, didn’t think he could appeal to both Brexiters & Bremainers but he does. They didn’t think seven weeks would be enough time to make any headway. They were wrong, very very wrong.

So now the Labour party have united, coalesced into a ‘strong and stable’ democratic party with the keys to number 10 in sight. The Tories however have crashed and burned, not even winning enough seats for a majority government. They are getting into bed with the DUP to form a government which may actually be against the Good Friday agreement and put the peace in Ireland at risk.

The odds are that we will have to have another General Election very very soon, one which the Labour party have laid all the groundwork for, have dismissed the nasty negative tactics the Tories have attempted and proved that policies, positivity and hope will prevail. One where the right wing media will have even less influence over the voters as ‘the truth will out’ as they say, and those who said oh I can’t vote Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn not being a good leader’ because that’s what the papers told them to think. Labour are heading towards a landslide victory previously unseen before and all because of this election.

Before the results the EU said if the government changed they would delay the start of negotiations but they won’t now, Theresa will now go into negotiations with a far weaker hand, will be unable to issue demands and ultimatums and have the hard Brexit she so desires. She had already upset the EU by claiming they were trying to interfere in the election process.

Strong and Stable

Wasn’t able

To strengthen her hand

Or make a stand

Wobbly and weak

Now seems so meek

They’ll call for her head

Her career will be dead.


When she warned of the coalition of chaos she forgot to mention that she would be the one leading it. I read that somewhere else and can’t take credit for it, but I can’t find it again or who said it and am therefore unable to give them the credit they obviously deserve.

You didn’t really believe me when I said it wasn’t nice to kick someone when they were down did you? How could anyone resist such an open goal and not take advantage of it?

So What’s next?

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

This time next week we will know who will be leading our country into Brexit negotiation. Whether or not the NHS will be saved, our children educated and our older relatives choosing between eating or heating.

The Wolfian Magazine has published a special edition #10. Below is a preview of an article of mine that has been included in this issue. Digital versions are FREE!!!

Who’s the cruellest of them all?

The first female prime minister this country had, was a Conservative by the name of Margaret Thatcher aka the Iron Lady. She famously once said this lady is not for turning. Now we have another female prime minister Theresa May, not only are her initials the opposite of her predecessor but her actions are too, a mirror image you might conclude. She has stated countless times she wouldn’t call an early election and yet here we are with a snap election.

Two years ago I was devastated when the Conservative party were re-elected, wondered how many more would suffer for the next 5 years under their rule.

Well we have been thrown a lifeline by non other than Despicable Mayhem herself when she called an early general election. Despite all the media bias against the Labour Party and in particular the leader Jeremy Corbyn, they are rapidly gaining on the Tory lead and people are slowly beginning to see the reality.

To read the rest you are going to have to download the Magazine and it is a great issue with some hard hitting, eye opening articles from some familiar names such as Will Black, Ray Woolford, and Julie Maxon. Don’t forget it’s FREE


Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Cotswolds Conundrum

Countryside Issues

How fortunate am I to be living in the Cotswold’s? A place of outstanding natural beauty, a rich history, and, by and large, unspoiled by industrialisation. Many people would believe that the Cotswold’s is an affluent area, everyone is happy and for the most part rich. Especially with Prince Charles and Princess Anne living in the vicinity. Well that is an illusion that many would like you to believe.

For example there is a food bank in Cirencester and Tetbury which opened in 2012, and, according to figures on their website

‘Over 2,783 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis in Cirencester, Tetbury, Lechlade & Fairford, by Cirencester Foodbank during 2016-17, compared to 1,640 in 2015-16. Of this number, over 1,000 went to children.’ That has almost doubled in a year. Many of these people are in villages and small towns with an ever decreasing public transport system, which limits the opportunities they have as they may not be able to afford to run a vehicle.

Many of the children of those using foodbanks will be eligible for free school meals and will be hit the hardest in the school funding change.

Most of the schools in the Cotswolds are primary schools, serving little villages and small towns, that feed into a handful of secondary schools and colleges. The majority of schools in the Cotswolds are going to lose funding in the new formula, for example Cirencester College where many go for further education and training for a future career will lose £737,819, which equates to £355 per pupil and could result in a loss of up to 19 teachers by 2019. The obvious result of this would be limiting the options regarding choice of subjects to learn thereby curtailing the hopes, aspirations and future careers of young people. Young people who are the next generation, will be woefully ill prepared to cope in the ever changing society. These changes won’t affect the more affluent in this society, those who can afford fees for private schools, those who mostly vote Conservative.

The incumbent (in my view incompetent) mp in the Cotswolds does not represent the many, indeed his voting record as can be viewed on ‘they work for’ website clearly shows that he votes for the few.


  • Generally voted against equal gay rights
  • Generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights
  • Consistently voted against the hunting ban
  • Almost always voted against UK membership of the EU
  • Geoffrey Clifton-Brown voted against guaranteeing EU derived rights, and the potential to acquire residency rights, for EU and EEA citizens legally resident in the UK.
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Consistently voted for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education
  • Generally voted against transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly
  • Almost always voted against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament
  • Generally voted against more powers for local councils
  • Consistently voted for merging police and fire services under Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Consistently voted against increasing the tax rate applied to income over £150,000
  • Almost always voted for reducing the rate of corporation tax
  • Generally voted against measures to prevent climate change
  • Consistently voted for selling England’s state owned forests
  • Almost always voted for culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis
  • Consistently voted for phasing out secure tenancies for life
  • Consistently voted against restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents
  • Generally voted for restricting the scope of legal aid
  • Almost always voted for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients
  • Generally voted against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHS
  • Consistently voted for the privatisation of Royal Mail.

The people of the Cotswold’s deserve better, much better. It has been a Tory stronghold for way to long. After the LibDems went into coalition with the Tories, although they may be popular in this area they won’t be getting my vote.

We need Labour in government, working for the many not the few. This is why we need our local candidate Mark Huband, secretary of Cotswold Labour, who knows the area, knows the challenges, knows the people and who will pledge to work for everyone.

Vote Labour on June 8th.

Cotswolds Conundrum

It’s the end of the world as we know it

When people run in circles it’s a very very Mad world.

Denying climate change, doing away with affordable health care, building walls instead of bridges. How the hell has this happened? Well it has and today it was made officially official and like many others in the world I’m scared of what might happen now, and how much closer to midnight the Doomsday clock will be.

In my normal way of coping with things I’ve made a poem out of it.

Hope you enjoy.


It’s the end of the world as we know it

All do the Okey-Cokey

This article first appeared in The Wolfian issue 7 before Brexit where I was questioning democracy. In light of the recent events within the Labour Party and indeed within the Cons the questions are still relevant. Especially in light of the ‘leaked’ email that claimed Bojo wasn’t trusted by the media moguls and then he stood down the next day.

You put your left arm in

Your left arm out

In out, in out,

You shake it all about

You do the Okey-Cokey

And you turn around

That’s what it’s all about

And that is what I think of the great EU debate. I’ve not made my mind up yet and don’t feel I ought to comment. I WILL be voting in the referendum however, as that is my democratic right as we live in a democratic country. Or is our ‘democracy’ just an illusion of democracy?

Simple Definition of democracy

: a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting

: a country ruled by democracy

: an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights

Full Definition of democracy

plural de·moc·ra·cies

1a :  government by the people; especially :  rule of the majority

b :  a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

What percentage again did the Tories scrape into power in 2015? Well according to Wikipedia (yes I know I’m being lazy) it appears the Cons had 36% of the vote, Labour 30%

The link is,_2015 and I think that in the light of certain recent revelations this point is particularly of interest.

‘Ministers increased the amount of money that parties and candidates were allowed to spend on the election by 23%, a move decided against Electoral Commission advice.[13] The election saw the first cap on spending by parties in individual constituencies during the 100 days before Parliament’s dissolution on 30 March: £30,700, plus a per-voter allowance of 9p in county constituencies and 6p in borough seats. An additional voter allowance of more than £8,700 is available after the dissolution of Parliament. UK political parties spent £31.1m in the 2010 general election, of which Conservatives spent 53%, the Labour Party spent 25% and the Liberal Democrats 15%’

It appears the Con’s ‘forgot’ to declare some election and by election expenditure according to channel 4 news. Not only this, but future election constituency boundaries are looking to change with the Labour Party losing out. Of the 50 seats likely to go Labour 35 are labour safe seats while other labour seats will become more marginal. This despite a cross party select committee

Changes to the trade union bill means that as Labours main source of income their ability to be an effective opposition and win future elections is reduced, especially as funding for opposition parties has also been drastically reduced.

If you also add in the changes to the electoral roll meaning thousands have dropped off and are now not eligible to vote, thousands made homeless due to benefit sanctions, no address, no vote.

Personally I do not see that this is a democratic system if one party has more funds than the rest, if they cheat on election expenses, and if they change the rules (by the back door) when in power so nobody else will win. Oh and use the main stream media as their personal propaganda tool by ignoring news stories that would show them for what they are, headlining trivial matters (or even inventing stories) to deflect from what they are up to and try to divide the population by setting one social sector against another.

2:  a political unit that has a democratic government

You see to me democracy means they LISTEN to what others have to say, as a now regular listener to PMQ’s I am usually saddened and furious in equal measures by the total lack of respect from David Cameron towards Mr Corbyn as he very rarely answers a question, all he does is spout meaningless figures which are not representative of the true situation and put all the blame on the last Labour Government. Combine that with the personal insults to Mr Corbyn and the animal farm noises from the rest of the Tory Mob whenever JC tries to speak it’s just absolutely appalling.

Filliblustering*– oh yes the Tories are great at that anti democratic tactic. When an MP wants to amend a bill like – free hospital parking for carers or teaching primary school kids basic first aid the egotistical Tories who like nothing more than the sound of their own voice, talk and talk about something that could be summed up in five minutes. But no they continue talking until time runs out for the bill to be heard then it’s effectively shelved.

The speaker – who should be the referee or playground monitor in the house of commons seems to be deaf and blind to all of these ‘unfair’ actions.

Democracy – I think not, more like Autocracy.

3:  the common people especially when constituting the source of political authority

So when does the ‘common’ person ie you and I get to make decisions or have a say in changing the laws? Certainly not during elections if the playing field is biased and the goalposts are pushed further away at half time. Consulting with our local member of parliament in order to sort out an issue? Not if they’re only part time, or hold totally opposite views to you and only speak for themselves and not for the good of the community.

Major issues such as ‘fracking’ should be put to a public referendum. Fracking is about our countryside, our health and safety, the health and safety of our children and grandchildren. Reports have shown it to be hazardous yet because the investors think they can make money from it they push it through. My local MP voted for Fracking. As so many people now have internet access at home, on their mobile phones or can go to a library why don’t MP’s ASK their constituents how they feel on certain subjects, have a mini poll and then REPRESENT the constituents instead of the bankers. (Should start with a W but I’m being polite.)

4:  the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges

Not in this country matey. How many of the Tory cabinet and MP’s attended Eton and other expensive education facilities? How many are related to the Royal Family? How quick are they to jump at pay rises and claim expenses? Not only is there a definite class distinction and privilege in this country it is getting more and more pronounced.

Perhaps David Cameron thinks that he is a member of the French 17th Century nobility, and on being told that the people are so poor they can’t afford bread suggests that they should eat cake. Or in modern day times suggest offering budgeting assistance to poor and underprivileged families who are living hand to mouth so they can ‘save for a rainy day’ I guess he can’t tell it’s already pouring down from his comfortable private jet that WE the taxpayer bought.

The fact that we can ‘vote’ in elections does not mean we are democratic if the ‘facts’ we are given or led to believe are false. If the reason we are being given to vote a certain way is based on fear of the alternative it is not democratic, it is terrorism. It is just an illusion of democracy, like the EU referendum, the outcome of which, I believe, will be who shouts loudest and pays the most in advertising and bribes.

Oh, Okey-Cokey-Cokey

Oh, Okey-Cokey-Cokey

Oh, Okey-Cokey-Cokey

Knees bend, arms stretch


* Filibustering with bluster


All do the Okey-Cokey

The Tory Legacy

This is a little something I wrote for the next edition of The Wolfian but with the recent events I thought it could do with airing now.

Just because the media is focusing on the EU result, the the Tory leadership battle and the traitorous Labour MP’s, it doesn’t mean that everyone has forgotten about the Tory Election Fraud.


The Tory Legacy