#IStandWithDiane

I have always disliked isms. The recent appointment of Diane Abbott to Shadow home secretary has brought out some horrendous racist and sexist abuse.

It is not good form to abuse someone for doing their job and doing it well, I like poetry and wrote this in support of her.

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#IStandWithDiane

The numbers Labour did NOT want you to see on TV this morning – and why

No surprises here, it’s just mind boggling the amount of people who couldn’t vote in this election.

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This morning I had the privilege to be at the special conference for the announcement of the result of the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith.

As you will know by now, the result was emphatic, with Corbyn gaining a decisive 61.8% share (313,209/506,438/654,006) of the votes in spite of the efforts to weed out around 250,000 mostly Corbyn supporters by suspensions, expulsions and simply not sending them a ballot.

But there was a significant little passage of events that you will have missed. I was seated directly behind deputy leader Tom Watson and party General Secretary Iain McNicol, within easy touching distance (if I had wished:

wp_20160924_001Iain McNicol looking positively underwhelmed at Labour’s overwhelming democratic choice

As he prepared to read the results, NEC Chair Paddy Lillis said he would read out the overall result but would also show the results by voting constituency (full members, supporters…

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The numbers Labour did NOT want you to see on TV this morning – and why

R.I.P. Democracy

I can’t sleep when something is on my mind. This poem popped out of my mind at 3 am this morning, can’t imagine what inspired it.

Couldn’t decide whether to post it on my political blog or creative one so I decided to put it in both.

If you like it feel free to comment or share 🙂

 

What happened to democracy?

Was it stolen by hypocrisy

Enslaved by aristocracy

Or Replaced by an autocracy

Then buried in bureaucracy.

Where can we find equality?

Has it run away with honesty?

When corrupted by frivolity

And beaten by brutality.

Disguised as an authority.

Have we really lost humanity?

Was it deafened by profanity

And lured into insanity

By acts of pure depravity

If so then it’s a tragedy

R.I.P. Democracy

Sadiq’s Owen Smith Email: My Response

Very well written and probably more diplomatic than I could ever be

Turning the Tide

Sadiq

Thank you for sending me your email in which you attempt to explain your changed position on the Leadership from adamantly neutral to pro-Smith.

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I’m glad you acknowledge the hard work that was done on your behalf which helped deliver your resounding victory, much of which was carried out by Corbyn supporting Labour members. I’m pleased you also say you felt humbled by your win, as you should do.

You say you didn’t play a part in this summers turmoil. On the face of it, this would make sense as you are no longer an active member of the PLP since becoming mayor. However I wonder how detached you managed to remain from a PLP of which you were once such an active member. We all knew you were very much a part of the old way of doing things, and that being the case probably supported Smith over…

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Tin Foil Hats Anyone?

With The Wolfian issue 9 being released on Kindle and it being sadly the final issue I thought I’d try to tempt you with an extract from my political piece in there.

As usual the editor has kindly published some of my poetry including This one and the final edition ends with an amazing opportunity to have a book published with a Summer Sun poetry competition.

Tin Foil Hats Anyone?

‘Do you watch NCIS? Gibbs has rules, I like rule #9 always carry a knife but it’s illegal over here so I can’t. I do agree however with rule #39 ‘There is no such thing as coincidence.’ and he always trusts his gut instinct, and he’s always right too.

Now being a geek I do like The X Files and am aware that most conspiracy theorists wear tin foil hats but what happens if they are correct. Will the world run out of tin foil?

I among many, many others were very suspicious of the 2015 election results. The warning signs had already been there, van full of ballot papers ‘stolen’, candidates’ names ‘missing’ from ballot papers, candidates votes being found UNDER someone else’s, postal voters not receiving their ballot papers, ex-pats receiving theirs too late to be able to use them. Something Cameron said too before the election that he wouldn’t be staying for a third term, Freudian slip or did he already know the outcome?’

If you want to read the rest of this piece and other great articles go to Amazon for the kindle version. It’s only 99p.

Go on – you know you want to.

 

Tin Foil Hats Anyone?

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.

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The Tory Legacy

True Labour, not New Labour

Totally agree with every single word in this. Once I’ve calmed down enough I hope to be able to blog on the subject myself tomorrow.

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A message to each and every one of the 172 Labour MPs – it is not Jeremy Corbyn who is a bad leader, it is you, the 172 who are un-leadable.

From the very beginning, since the leadership election last year, it has been clear that you never intended to support Jeremy Corbyn. Rumours of coups have been rife since day one. You say he is un-electable, but you never wanted him to succeed. Every opportunity shadow cabinet members have had to speak in the media, you have deliberately undermined Jeremy Corbyn to impact public opinion. It has been a self-fulfilling prophecy – you planned his downfall from the beginning and it is you who are responsible.

Jeremy Corbyn offered  (offers) a new approach to politics, a kinder approach and he has drawn in the masses across the country from all walks of life. You have perpetuated a myth that these supporters…

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Corbyn’s excellent unreported Speech

JC refusing to be bullied by the Bullingdon Bullies again. Well done Jeremy Corbyn

Think Left

Yet again, there has been an almost total lack of reporting on Jeremy Corbyn’s response to this most slippery of rightwing governments.   Yet again, only the Morning Star has fulfilled the role of the media.  Yet again, for the rest (and don’t mention Labour List!) the only aspects of interest were:

Jeremy Corbyn refusing to chat to Cameron en route to the House of Lords (they said how silly and rude – what?)

Jeremy Corbyn refusing to take interventions in his ’41 minute speech’ (actually 29 minutes and another Cameron ‘mispeak’)

Jeremy Corbyn being drowned out by non-stop Tory yelling (they said JC should have allowed interventions – why?)

This is not journalism.  It is trivialisation of the highest order given the seriousness of this government’s policies and intents.  Democracy requires accountability.  We get none from this Conservative Government and our mainstream media colludes in ignoring its own responsibility…

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Corbyn’s excellent unreported Speech