Wednesday, 31 July 2019

GALLOWAY'S WELSH BLUNDER

The left's most self-righteous George Galloway appeared on his favourite media outlet today and took aim at his old party.  Speaking to Russia Today he claimed that Labour would take a hammering in tomorrow's Parliamentary by-election in mid-Wales, saying its vote would "collapse" on the back of the party's new-found Remain stance.  Galloway quite rightly denounced the First Minister's own anti-Brexit position, which is directly at odds with how Wales voted in 2016.  The former Labour MP said that by calling for Brexit to be overturned Mark Drakeford is saying that he knows best and Welsh Brexit voters were "stupid".  He also links Drakeford's Remain posturing to an astonishing poll this week that suggests that Labour support has now fallen behind the Tories in Wales.

However, while George claims to know it all and is never wrong, he got a key detail horribly wrong during his interview.  On talking down Labour's chances in the by-election he bizarrely refers to Denbighshire (north Wales), when the election is taking place in Radnorshire (mid-Wales).  In fact Denbigh is more than 120 miles from Brecon!  We tweeted George to point out his glaring mistake, but predictably he didn't reply.

Watch Galloway's interview with RT below.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

ANTI-SEMITISM "FICTION" SAYS CORBYNISTA

On the day that a Labour mayor was stripped of his title in a race row, Nigel Farage came up against a Corbynista in complete denial about Labour's increasing intolerance.  The caller told an exasperated Farage that anti-Semitism was "fiction".  Watch the exchange below.

BREXIT LEADS TO SEXIT, APPARENTLY

Just when you think you've heard it all there's this...


The resulting article (entitled How Brexit Destroys Sex Lives) is something to behold.  Apparently Remainers are so disgusted by Brexit voting partners that they are abstaining from sex and even filing for divorce.  Rachel writes:  Stella voted Remain in the 2016 EU referendum and describes herself as "strongly pro-free movement and travel".  So, when her husband told her he thought "Brexit was fair" she decided to file for divorce.  That sounds reasonable.  Not.

It's interesting to note that all the Remainers that Rachel has quoted appear to be extremely intolerant of people with different views to their own, while the two Leavers she quoted aren't bothered either way.  That says everything about snowflake remoaners, which is ironic considering they are the first to accuse others of intolerance.  This is probably not the conclusion that is supposed to be drawn from this bizarre article, but there you go.

CORBYN'S CASH FOR IRA

Why did Jeremy Corbyn and several of his colleagues push for so many amendments to the proposed Northern Ireland bill?  They tabled a raft of amendments including one related to a 'Troubles fund' in which victims are compensated by way of a special pension.  Corbyn and his pals have proposed a clause that the pension should be eligible to "all seriously injured victims of Troubles-related violence".  The key word there is all.

It's been pointed out that such a vague sweeping statement could pave the way for ex-paramilitaries to claim the pension.  It doesn't take a great leap in logic to unlock Corbyn's motive.  As a firm supporter of Irish republicanism it's clear that he is still seeking the best for his IRA chums.  Perhaps by tabling so many changes Corbyn thought his pension-related amendment would slip through unnoticed.  He was sorely mistaken.  Victims and their families are outraged.

Matthew Jury, a solicitor who represented victims of the Hyde Park bombing, said:  "What this means is that even the IRA terrorist who blew off his fingers building his bombs is entitled to a pension.  By the back-door, taxpayers will be paying terrorists a state-funded pension.  And it means that terrorists' own victims, as taxpayers, will be forced to finance the retirement of the very people who took their limbs, their loved ones and their lives.  Corbyn must know this and it's monstrous.  These attempts to create a moral equivalence between terrorists and their victims and terrorists and British soldiers has to stop. There is none.  Terrorists in Northern Ireland willingly and actively engaged in violence.  Their victims did not.”

Here here.  The disgraceful amendment was also signed by Labour MPs Nick Brown, Tony Lloyd, Stephen Pound and Karin Smyth.  Lloyd is the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, so we can clearly see where Labour's loyalties are going to lie were they to win power.  At the funeral of the murdered journalist Lyra McKee earlier this year Corbyn and Lloyd were pictured cosying up to Sinn Fein leaders Michelle O'Neill and Mary Lou McDonald.

The bill is currently being scrutinised by the House of Lords.


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CAMPBELL THROWS IN THE TOWEL

Alastair Campbell has announced he is no longer interested in being reinstated to the Labour party.  In a public letter to Jeremy Corbyn he is heavily critical of the leadership and the cult supporting it.  He claims that Corbyn is doomed in any forthcoming general election and his loss of support in the Labour heartlands is not so much about Brexit, but about his hard left politics.  Brexit is naturally a big issue for remoaner Campbell and large chunks of his letter are about the 'catastrophic existential disaster' that supposedly awaits us.  He speaks of a "right-wing coup" without a "democratic mandate", but this is the same bloke who oversaw the transition from Blair to Brown without so much as a Labour leadership election!


It was no great surprise to note that Campbell chose to publish his letter in the anti-Brexit rag New European, but an abridged version also appeared in the Guardian.  After-all, he wanted his knife in Corbyn's stomach to be seen somewhere by someone.  It's highly doubtful that Corbyn himself will actually take the time to read the letter in full, but if you can stomach a lengthy New Labour essay the full version can be seen below...

Dear Jeremy,

Britain is in a moment of peril, the UK facing an existential crisis, a combination of Brexit and Boris Johnson reducing our country to a global laughing stock; and yet between them Brexit and now Johnson as prime minister have delivered what amounts to a right-wing coup - a fundamental change in the direction of the country without real democratic mandate.


In normal times, with a government having failed so badly for so long to address the challenges of the time, not just Brexit but so much else, the people would look towards the opposition not merely to oppose, but because they see a clear, credible, coherent alternative for government. This simply is not happening. It is incumbent on everyone in the Labour Party - but especially you as leader - to reflect and take responsibility for what now happens.

I see no sign that you and your office have grasped the seriousness of what is happening, let alone devised or begun to execute a strategy to respond and defeat it. Whatever the denials, Johnson has embarked on a crash and burn strategy deliberately aimed at creating the circumstances for a general election, setting up the EU, parliament, and the civil service, in a grotesque perversion of the truth, as the reasons he has no option but to call one.


We need to be honest about why he favours this path. He has boxed himself into a no deal Brexit by public promises that will not and cannot be met through negotiations with the EU. He rightly fears that if the people were given a straight choice in a referendum - 'no deal v no Brexit' - no Brexit would win, comfortably. But he is confident that in an election choice between him and you, he would win, and so get the mandate for the hardest form of Brexit he would otherwise not legitimately be able to claim. The Tories are deliberately conflating the two issues - Brexit and your leadership - using people's fears about the latter to get electoral backing for the hardest version of the former. In part because you have been so resistant to the democratic argument for a Final Say referendum, which is how an issue as big as this should be resolved, he has been able to get some momentum behind his strategy. It means we could be weeks from an election in which, on any current analysis, you are unlikely to be in a position to win a majority.

The future of the country is a million times more important than my membership of the Labour Party. But the above situation has developed at a time this has been the subject of some public debate, as well as intense personal reflection.


As you may know, representatives of your office recently asked me to a meeting with Karie Murphy, to discuss how we might find a way of me getting back into the party without political embarrassment. Unfortunately, the call came as I was about to leave for Australia, so we agreed to wait until my return.

I appreciated the acceptance that my expulsion for voting Liberal Democrat in the European elections, in an effort to pressure you to a clearer anti-Brexit, pro-second referendum position, was widely seen as being neither sensible nor fair. Your representative also indicated that you had not been informed in advance of my expulsion, that this was a decision of the General Secretary, which I am happy to take at face value.


Having first lodged my own appeal, but then failed to get answers to questions about due process, despite help from my MP, Keir Starmer, John McDonnell and others, I asked lawyers to take over. They prepared a case they were confident of winning in court both on the grounds that the rules on auto-exclusion had been misapplied, and also that I had been the victim of discrimination, as I was the only person expelled for doing something to which others had admitted, including Cherie Blair and Charles Clarke, and many members who contacted me and the party to confirm they did as I did. None has been auto-excluded or expelled. Having spent several weeks trying without success to have explained to me the process under which I was expelled, and the process of review that had been announced into my case, I finally informed the party I felt I had no option but to start proceedings. I suspect this is what led to the recent phone call asking me to meet Ms Murphy.

As before, I was clear that I did not particularly want to end up in court against a party I have supported, and for many years worked for, all my life, but equally clear that if it was the only option left open to me, I would pursue it.

I was told that my case had been discussed with Ms Murphy and other senior members of your team and that they saw two ways it might be addressed - 1. By a suspension of my auto-exclusion under cover of the broader possible review of the whole AE system in relation to anti-semitism and other offences. 2. That I make some kind of public commitment to voting Labour at the next election, and to 'abiding by the party rules' (rules which, incidentally, I do not believe I have ever broken.)

On the first, I was not asking for suspension of my exclusion, but reversal. And I do not wish my case to be part of the debate about anti-semitism, which has done so much to damage the party and make decent people fear and reject its extremist elements. On the second, whilst with the one exception which led to my expulsion, I have voted Labour in every election in my life, and would prefer to do so for the rest of my days, I did not feel comfortable about making a blanket commitment when politics is in such flux, and my concern about your stance on Brexit still acute. Nor was I prepared to accept or even indicate that I had been wrong in making a protest vote in the way I did. Also, in the event of an early election, there will be the sort of sophisticated tactical voting we have rarely seen before, and I do not intend to rule out the possibility of recommending tactical voting, and in some places co-operation between parties, as the best means of stopping Johnson's hard Brexit plans.

With the distance provided by being away from the UK, with Johnson unspeakably now prime minister and changing the dynamic of the political debate, I have reflected deeply on all of the above. And, with some sadness but absolute certainty, I have reached the conclusion that I no longer wish to stay in the party, even if I should be successful in my appeal or legal challenge.

The culture you have helped to create has made the party one which I feel no longer truly represents my values, or the hopes I have for Britain. Secondly, as someone who has been obsessed all my life with Labour winning, because otherwise we risk the continuing, debilitating Conservative domination of our politics, I see no strategy in place or even in development that remotely meets the electoral or policy challenges ahead. On the contrary, in so far as I ascertain a strategy at all, it is one that looks more designed to lose.

My partner Fiona Millar resigned from the party a year ago, citing three main reasons - the failure to tackle anti-semitism; failure to lead on Brexit; and a lack of genuine forward-looking radicalism in policy development. I kept hoping against hope things might change. In all three areas, insufficient progress has been made to persuade me you understand what is required or, even if you did, that you have any intention of making the decisions needed to deliver it.

Meanwhile, I fear the country may already have decided that it does not intend to make you prime minister. The importance of being clear and honest about that has been underlined to me talking to senior politicians in Australia, where the Labor Party has recently lost an election it was almost universally expected to win against a failing, right-wing government. The data was there for all to see - Bill Shorten was not popular enough to win, the country had made up its mind. But the party failed to confront that truth, perhaps because Labor were polling well ahead of the government. Labour in the UK has no such excuse for denial. Both party standing and yours are nowhere near where they need to be, nor anywhere near where Bill Shorten's and Labor's were.

I do not blame you for Brexit, and the mess the UK is in. David Cameron and Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, Nigel Farage, and the UK media, they are all ahead of you in the queue on that one. Those who advocated Brexit are those most responsible for the almighty mess it is creating. But I do believe your half-hearted approach to the referendum campaign three years ago had a role in Leave winning. Your failure to provide consistent leadership on the issue since then has been a huge disappointment. Your failure to challenge the lies, crimes and misdemeanours of the Leave campaign; your pursuit of Labour versions of unicorns, such as a 'jobs first Brexit,'; your failure to master the detail sufficient to provide confidence to the public, or indeed to Europe, that you would be able to negotiate a better deal; your refusal, despite having become leader in large part by promising to listen to members, to do so on Brexit; your failure to mount the democratic case for the public having the right to say, given all we now know, whether they wish to proceed - these have all played into the hands of our opponents.

It is true that the party has shifted closer to a Final Say referendum with Remain on the ballot paper. It is also clear, however, that you have had to be dragged kicking and screaming to that position, and equally clear that you continue to try to face both ways on this. This is not leadership, but its abdication. Then to hear from people in your team that your spokesman believes Johnson getting a deal over the line will be 'good for us' defies belief as to what kind of thinking, if any, is going on. It is not as if we did not know Johnson was heading to Number 10. It is hard to ascertain that any strategy at all had been developed in advance to deal with his arrival. More mixed signals on Brexit, cries of austerity, calls for an election, orchestrated attacks on Jo Swinson and new ethnic minority members of the cabinet, none of this constitutes a plan. Indeed the personal attacks are almost certainly counter-productive; while the focus on an election, rather than the referendum that should be taking place to resolve Brexit, might go down in the 'careful what you wish for' category.

I do not know at this stage how I will vote at the next election, and I have made this decision after discussing it with nobody apart from family and a small number of close personal friends. It is not part of some bigger plan, but a deeply personal decision. What I do know is that this is indeed a moment of real peril, with a dangerous, ill-qualified, ill-intentioned new prime minister using the votes of the people in a referendum three years ago to drive through a 'more Thatcherite than Thatcher' agenda for which he has no mandate. I know too, that less affluent people in deprived areas whose support he secured with one set of lies to win for Leave, will be hardest hit by the policies he will now implement, having won the highest office in the land with a different set of lies to win over Tory members. I know that much of the support we are losing in poorer areas has less to do with Brexit than with people's views of you and the direction in which you have taken the party, and their rejection of sectarian, hard left, out of date politics. Without major change, we risk letting down the people who most need a Labour government.

In all honesty and humility, I do not claim to have all the answers, in political, strategic or policy terms, about how to take on and defeat the virus of populism that is spreading around the world, most dangerously represented by Trump in America, but also Orban, Salvini, Bolsonaro, Duterte, Putin and Erdogan, and now in Britain by the man Trump sees as his British creation. But I know that halting the damage that will be done by Brexit, and then developing a modern agenda to focus on the real challenges facing the country, is a big part of it. You should surely be leading on that; three years of fence-sitting and process-driven obfuscation do not give me confidence that you will. Nor does the party's approach in recent days. To have any chance of stopping Johnson and stopping a hard Brexit, you need to step up now, and signal leadership of the anti-Brexit, anti-populist cause, though it may be that loss of trust in your approach to Brexit means it is too late to win back many former supporters.

I would love to be proved wrong, as indeed I was in 2017, when you campaigned well and secured a far greater share of the vote than expected, and helped prevent the landslide Mrs May thought was hers for the taking. But that was against the worst Tory campaign any of us can remember, in which you benefited from tactical voting of anti-Brexit forces, and many of your own candidates openly campaigned for support locally while telling voters they need not worry about Labour winning nationally. We are in very different circumstances now.

I would love above all if you decided to show in the fight against populism and hard Brexit the kind of energy and passion you showed in that campaign. If you did, I would happily support you. Instead, I see a mix of irritation, complacency and confusion on Brexit, and a populism of the left as a response to the populism of the right.

You have twice been democratically elected as leader and if there was another leadership election now, you would likely win again. But has the time not come for you to ask yourself, honestly, whether you have the capacity, the plan and the reach into the British public, to rise to the new challenge, and to win in the country? If you have doubt, then there is no doubt - you should make way for someone who can provide the leadership, the strategy, and the energy required.

Of course, every member has to make up his or her own mind about what to do, and I know many others who have left or are doing so. I recognise too how hard it is for MPs in particular, especially those who broadly agree with my analysis but have to defend you to their constituents given a vote for them means a vote for you to be PM. Nor does the threat of deselection help.

I have in the past, in various troubled eras for our party, always argued that it is better to stay and fight from the inside. My fear right now is that without real change, there will be nothing left to fight for, and that your place in history will be as the leader who destroyed Labour as a serious political force capable of winning power and making the kind of radical change made by all Labour governments, but especially that of Clement Attlee and the ones led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. That era, 1997-2010, was the only time Labour has won three successive terms, delivering huge change for the better, yet you and your closest supporters have done so much to undermine both the record and the legacy. This too has been a self-inflicted strategic failure born of your sectarian view of politics and the party of which you are privileged to be leader. It is now a matter of fact that Eton has produced three times more prime ministers than the Labour Party, underlining how hard it is for the left to win power in this country. Trashing the few good Labour governments we have had, and the leaders and strategies that delivered them, plays a part in helping the right to keep winning, even when as awful as its current manifestation.

Doubtless the sock puppets and outriders will be unleashed on the back of this, and the cult of personality and the culture of denial will thus be cemented. They are a big part of your problem. Politics in the end is not about those who practise it and obsess about it most. It is about those who don't, those who get on with their lives and look to political leaders to get on with their jobs, and do them in the national interest. Millions of those people are looking on in despair at the state of our politics, the choice we face, and the quality of leadership we now have. With a government this bad, with a prime minister symbolic of the post-truth, post-shame Trumpian era, appointing ministers whose misdemeanours mean that in any other walk of life they would never gain serious employment again, such as Priti Patel, Esther McVey and Gavin Williamson, pursuing a ruinous form of Brexit that will so damage our economy, society and standing in the world, Labour should be poised to win power. If the public could see that clear, credible and coherent alternative across the despatch box, ably led, we would be. That the country does not see it is, I am afraid, very substantially down to you, the people you have allowed to take control of the party, and the policies you and they pursue. It is therefore time to stop pretending, to myself or anyone else, that things are likely to change on your watch.

I hope that one day I will rejoin a party that genuinely appeals to the many not the few, that can win again the kind of majority needed to deliver lasting change, and so improve the life chances of those who will be damaged by Brexit, and left behind by Johnson. In the meantime, please, for the sake of the party and especially for the sake of the country, think beyond the messenger, and think seriously about the message.

Yours sincerely,

Alastair Campbell

Monday, 29 July 2019

TORIES 'EXTREME RIGHT' SAYS CORBYN

Corbyn gave a lengthy interview to Sophy Ridge yesterday in which the porkies were flowing thick and fast from the off.  Corbyn began by repeating his socialist mantra that Labour would bring about 'equality'.  That's right, equality for all unless you're hard working, wealthy or Jewish.  He then claims that he doesn't make 'personal abuse', but his party is currently involved in slandering the Prime Minister by labelling him racist, hard right and fascist.  Indeed, a little later in the same interview Corbs describes Johnson's cabinet as "extremely right-wing".

When Sophy discusses Brexit she struggles to get any straight answers out of him and says that "her head starts to hurt" when trying to figure out exactly what it is he wants.  When she raises anti-Semitism the mood changes and she is met by a stern glare.  Sophy persists and he is clearly getting agitated to the point that he sighs and rolls his eyes.  That will ingratiate him to the Jewish community!

One of Corbyn's biggest fibs during this interview was his claim that the shadow cabinet is "extremely diverse".  Not compared to Johnson's 22 per cent minority ethnic cabinet it's not.  Corbyn has only half that number at 11 per cent which is less than the minority ethnic share of UK population.  He ends by saying that Labour represents "all parts and all communities of this country".  He save the biggest lie until last.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

FOUL-MOUTHED STREETING

Labour MP Wes Streeting has told a party campaigner to f*** off in an extraordinary Twitter rant.  Touchy Wes took exception to a retweet by Euan Philipps, spokesman for Labour Against Anti-Semitism.  Streeting's original tweet was in defence of Ali Milani, the man Labour hopes can unseat Boris Johnson in Uxbridge.  Milani has become famous for a litany of tweets including his belief that "Israel has no right to exist".  It looks set to be another disastrous Labour selection, perhaps on a par with Onasanya and O'Mara, but he clearly has Wes's backing.


It's not really the kind of language becoming of a Parliamentarian, but then we live in an age where morals are in scant supply from our MPs.  Meanwhile, Euan Philipps was unperturbed by Wes's outburst and continued to gently harass him, while others joined in the hunt.

 

MOST SHARED: WEEK 223

There were so many open goals for the Tories last week that they couldn't help but score against hapless Corbyn.  Their argument that Boris wasn't elected and should call a general election was just too easy.  Gordon wasn't even elected by his own party and was crowned leader unopposed.  The SNP's Ian Blackford unwisely followed Labour's lead in the Commons and was immediately shot down by Boris who pointed out that Nicola Sturgeon was also crowned unopposed.  Too easy.


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Friday, 26 July 2019

O'MARA TAKES A BREAK

The extraordinary turn of events this week relating to Jared O'Mara have taken another twist.  Despite everything that his former PR man did and said about him on Twitter, the pair appear to have reconciled and the MP is going to take a break while he seeks help for mental health issues.  Gareth Arnold tweeted about their meeting yesterday, less than two days after he had called his former employer a "degenerate prick", among other things.


Obviously mental health is a serious matter, but there does appear to be a pattern with O'Mara using health problems to excuse his position as arguably the worst MP the UK has ever seen.  If things are so bad why doesn't he resign and allow someone better equipped to represent the voters of Sheffield Hallam?  We all know the answer to that question.  It's easy money.

O'Mara has now released a statement in which he displays all the characteristics of a spoilt millennial.  It is mostly a rant against the Labour party and Jeremy Corbyn, as if they are somehow to blame for his predicament.  This deflection and inability to accept responsibility for one's actions is sadly a theme for the modern age.  If his former party is to take any blame whatsoever, it is for selecting this hapless individual as a Parliamentary candidate in the first place.  Perhaps this episode, like the Onasanya scandal, will persuade them to be more careful with their selection process in future.

O'Mara's statement in full as follows.

In a few weeks, I will be making a follow-up statement regarding my position, until then I will be taking time out to receive professional help to deal with my mental health and personal issues regarding self-medication.  During this time I would appreciate you could give myself and family privacy.

This is what I would like to say in the meantime:

I would like to start by apologising to my family, my friends and my constituents.  I have not been honest with you about the depths of my depression and self-loathing.  When I started this job in 2017 I was a different man: a confident and passionate man that wanted to help others.  Sadly, I was unable to do that because very quickly I was bullied and mistreated in a harsh and unforgiving environment and that led me to be weak.

I wasn't even meant to win the election.  I stood because I wanted to give my time to support the democratic process and because I was inspired by Jeremy Corbyn and everything he had to say. Particularly about "Equality and Fairness".  I voted for him twice, was a member of his group 'Momentum' and practically idolised him.

But I got no support from him or the National Labour Party during the campaign.  The previous Labour candidate Oliver Coppard (who I think should be the MP for Sheffield Hallam and I think is a top bloke) got funding and support nationally but I did not.  The efforts of a small group of dedicated grassroots activists working to help me with the campaign I lead won that election for us.  I will always be grateful to those amazing volunteers and all who voted for me.  I don't get many people backing me, helping me and supporting me in my life so it means so much when you do.

One person who constantly snubbed me and treated me less favourably than other people was Jeremy.  He was the biggest shock of that election; not my victory.  He has not been the man I thought he was nor that he appears to be.  To the point that he and his team lied to you all last year.  I was never let back in the Labour Party as they said.  Nor was I ever ordered to go on training or "warned".

They wanted me to act like I was when I was not provided with any details in writing about anything and they wanted me to act like I was guilty of those allegations from the two women from the pub when I had submitted hard evidence and witness details that showed I was not.  So I had no choice but to leave the party I loved.

Within months of my appointment as MP for Sheffield Hallam the smears happened and I fell into a self-destructive nosedive.  During my suspension Sam Matthews his team were consummate professionals but then Jeremy's office took over the case and I had to get a solicitor involved because of disability discrimination in order to get it back on track.

The discrimination made things even worse.  My mental health deteriorated further and I isolated myself from family, friends and constituents.  My actions became erratic and my thoughts became incoherent to the point where most recently I suffered a delusional episode.

In May this year, I sent an email to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn asking them for help with getting Equality in parliament.  Some MPs were parents who were not getting support and Maternity/Paternity cover and I wasn't entitled to my rights under the Equality Act for adequate support for my disabilities and as such was not provided with the safe and necessary environment for me to speak in the chamber.  This was to serve as my olive branch to Jeremy for the bullying he and his staff had put me through which caused me to leave the party in July last year.

Jeremy and his office then offered me a meeting by letter and by my parents' observations I was visibly excited.  Jeremy’s office then promised to get in touch with me and offer a selection of dates on a certain day but did not fulfil their promise, so I emailed the next day and let my disgust at their disrespect be known.  Jeremy's response was to make false reports about me being a mental health danger around parliament with a delegation of Labour safeguarding representatives and his staff.  I know this because I have it in writing from the parliamentary doctor.

I was not then a mental health risk at that point but such gaslighting ultimately made me one.

About two weeks ago I told a staff member I was in love with her during the aforementioned delusional episode.  I'd been paranoid for weeks that if I was mad like Jeremy and his team said I was then I'd do something like that.  The messages I said that were not of a sober or rational mind and felt like an out of body experience when I sent them but I know that does not excuse my actions because I should not have been self-medicating with a drink to get into that state.  It was my lowest point and I will be apologising personally to her and her family.

I want to become a better person again; like I was.  I feel I’ve become unrecognisable and I want to make amends.  I need treatment for my mental health and rest first though.  I will make a further statement about my future in a few weeks.

Lastly, to my dear, old friend - the Noel to my Liam - Gareth: Thank you for sticking with me like I am sticking with you.  How anyone put up with for this long is a mystery!  That's what mates should do. I wish you a good break, you have earned it.

I am so sorry to everybody for everything.  You have put up with so much; all of you all my staff, my family, friends and constituents.

Thank you so much,

Jared O’Mara MP

STICKS AND STONES...

Mahyar Tousi's take on the latest leftist meltdown includes a valuable clip of Thatcher complaining about everything being labelled 'right-wing'.  Sounds familiar doesn't it?  Except these days the words they use are more varied and extreme like 'fascist' and 'Nazi', despite the fact that what they are generally referring to bears no resemblance to the actions of an authoritarian far right regime.  The way they are slinging these names around at the moment is soon going to render them meaningless anyway.  Anyone with half a brain can see that neither Boris Johnson or the Brexit Party are representative of 'hard right fascism'.  More of this nonsense please Lammy, Corbs and co.


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Thursday, 25 July 2019

BORIS BEATS CORBYN ON DIVERSITY

Labour and its allies continue to use the most absurd language in relation to our new Prime Minister.  The words 'racist' and 'hard right' have been deployed by various party figures and their media friends in recent days, in fact Corbyn himself this afternoon described Johnson's cabinet as "hard right".  Well, let's look a bit closer at the new cabinet and see how it compares to Jezza's front bench.

The left adores identity politics, it cannot help but define its enemies by race, religion, gender and sexual orientation.  The fascination with identity is such that quite often it forgets its own identity and it appears that Labour has fallen hideously short in this respect.  Boris Johnson knows this only too well, as did his predecessor.  When Theresa May addressed the Commons for one last time as PM she congratulated the new Lib Dem leader on her victory.  May pointed out that with Jo Swinson in place every major party had now been led by a female except one.


It's also worth nothing that Sinn Fein, the SDLP and even Change UK have had female leaders.  It was a good parting shot from May and Labour had no comeback.

Fast forward 24 hours and the new PM was busy assembling his new cabinet.  All the senior positions are now filled, including the Great Offices of State.  For the positions of Chancellor, Home and Foreign Secretaries, Boris chose the son of Pakistani Muslim immigrants, the daughter of Gujarati Hindu immigrants and the son of a Czech Jewish immigrant.  To put this in perspective, these three appointments alone equal the full ethnic quota on Corbyn's front bench.  However, Johnson wasn't finished there and added James Cleverly (Chairman), Kwasi Kwarteng (Business, Energy & Industry), Alok Sharma (International Development) and Rishi Sunak (Chief Secretary to Treasury).


This is now the most ethnically diverse cabinet Parliament has ever seen.  Meanwhile, Corbyn has Diane Abbott, Dawn Butler and Valerie Vaz on his front bench team.  So much for Boris the 'racist'.

BOZZA TAKES DOWN JEZZA

As Boris Johnson made his debut as PM in the Commons, as predicted it was a car crash for Corbyn.  Johnson ridiculed Jezza over his flip-flopping Brexit stance and also took a swipe at his support for Iran.  Corbyn came back labelling Boris 'Britain's Trump', presumably an insult he'd read in this morning's Guardian.  Pathetic.



New Conservative Chairman James Cleverly summed up the faces on the opposition benches by way of emojis...

ONE WEEK TO GO IN BRECON

One week today voters go to the polls in the mid-Wales seat of Brecon and Radnorshire.  The by-election was forced by the successful recall petition against incumbent Tory MP Chris Davies.  Davies had been convicted of false expenses claims and was brought down by 19% of his constituents, almost double the required 10% threshold.  Earlier this year Fiona Onasanya became the first MP to be sacked by recall petition, receiving 28%.

To further compound his disgrace, Davies sought re-selection as the Tory candidate.  Astonishingly the local Conservative association agreed to give him another chance and he was duly re-selected for the August 1st by-election.  With the Lib Dems chasing the seat and having made an electoral pact with other Remain parties this cowardly act could potentially have devastating implications for the Parliamentary arithmetic on Brexit.  By re-selecting the disgraced Davies the Tories have surrendered the constituency, ensuring that the Remainers gain another vote in Parliament, effectively two votes because there will be one less Brexiteer (Davies was a member of the ERG).

Davies currently holds an 8,000 majority, but historically the seat has been a close fought contest between the Tories and Liberals and has flip-flopped between the two parties over the last 40 years.  However, this time around the Lib-Dems have huge advantages.  Firstly, and most importantly, they are up against a disgraced incumbent.  Secondly, they have made a pact to ensure that other Remain parties are not standing in this election (no Plaid Cymru or Greens).  Thirdly, the presence of the Brexit Party will split the remaining Tory vote and hand Brecon to them on a plate.

The chances of the Brexit Party coming through the middle and surprising everybody to actually win the seat are slim.  It's not a big Leave seat (like Peterborough, remember), returning a 52% Leave vote in 2016.  Labour won't get a look in here and could potentially finish fourth.

Brecon & Radnorshire by-election candidates

Chris Davies (Con)
Tom Davies (Lab)
Jane Dodds (LD)
Des Parkinson (Brexit)
Liz Phillips (UKIP)
Lady Lily Pink (Loony)

2017 General Election result

Chris Davies (Con) 20,081
James Gibson-Watt (LD) 12,043
Dan Lodge (Lab) 7,335
Kate Heneghan (Plaid) 1,299
Peter Gilbert (UKIP) 576

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

MAY'S FINAL DIG AT CORBYN

Theresa May bested Corbyn one last time at PMQs this afternoon.  This was her final put-down to the not-so-Great Leader...

McDONNELL vs MAITLIS

Bronze-faced Emily Maitlis tackles John McDonnell in her latest Labour interview.  Note the change of tone from her recent encounter with the war criminal Blair.  She is very confrontational with McDonnell, at times they are both speaking over each other and waving their arms around.  Is this the best the beeb has to offer?  She scores easy points on Labour's woes and their poor electoral track record dating back more than a decade, but Paxman she isn't.  McDonnell fires back with some lame responses and towards the end of the interview he lays into the new Lib Dem leader, referring to coalition policies that "cost people their lives".  After doing so he promptly says he expects Jo Swinson's party to support Labour in their forthcoming endeavours ie. a vote of no confidence and Brexit blocking moves.  Such is politics.

O'MARA BACK ONLINE

Jared O'Mara appears to have regained control of his Twitter account.  The Sheffield Hallam MP, renowned for being one of the worst MPs ever to grace the House of Commons, was the focus of an extraordinary resignation last night via his Twitter account.  His former aide, Gareth Arnold, took control of the MP's Twitter account and let off a series of incendiary tweets.  Those tweets are now history, but the MP has not even acknowledged what happened.


Twitter locked Gareth Arnold out of O'Mara's account just before midnight and presumably the MP has now changed the password!  Thank goodness for screen capture.

Arnold was still tweeting incessantly via his own Twitter account into the early hours.  He also gave an interview to the local rag in which he confirmed he'd only worked for O'Mara for eight weeks.  Such a short period of time in which to build up such hatred and resentment of a fellow human being.  O'Mara must be some piece of work!

CRASS WAR

by Richey Edwards

Fear not lefties!  There is a saviour on the horizon and his name is Bone.  He is going to f*** Boris up so bad the Eton Mess will never even take office.  In fact you might say Boris is going to get boned (sideways, naturally).  So who is this brutal character to whom we refer?  Who is the badass about to take down the Prime Minister-elect where your own establishment safety valve/cowardly conformist fake Marxism has failed?  Well Corbynistas, it's this dude.


That's right, this middle class gammon-faced old duffer is going to stop Boris Johnson.  Of course we wouldn't dare call him 'middle-class' to his face as he'd take direct action all over our asses just like he roughed up Jacob Rees-Mogg last year.  That's right, because this is Ian Bone, the founder of the terrifying anarchist group 'Class War'.  Check out this still image from last year's violent confrontation between Bone and the rich elitist devil Rees-Mogg.


See the terror on the faces of Rees-Mogg and his family at the sight of this old flat-capped man turning up on their doorstep.  The copper (establishment foot soldier) is already radioing for back-up as he knows shit is about to go down.  Lol.

What actually happened was Ian Bone turned up and said some things to the Rees-Mogg children like "You're daddy is not a very nice man".  That's right, he didn't even shout or swear or throw anything.  So much for anarchy in the UK.  Of course it was still distasteful and excruciatingly embarrassing for all involved, but this is what passes for 'direct action' in Class War, apparently.  This, the group with a sinister skull and crossbones as its symbol, whose aim is to bring down the entire establishment order by any means necessary (well, they have the word 'war' in their name).

Despite all their tough talk online and offensive banners, there's little substance to this small group of misfits.  One of the their most recent protests took place outside the home of Boris Johnson and this allegedly resulted in one of their number receiving some injuries, at the hands of an estate agent according to Ian Bone's tweet.  You read that correctly - an estate agent.  Not exactly a well tooled footsoldier of the fascist regime is it?

To be fair to Class War they have undertaken some serious anarchist mischief this month, and yes, they have been burning property.  Their own.  With the looming appointment of PM Boris the boys and girls took to the streets of east London and burnt an effigy of the Eton devil.  I hasten to add that no damage was caused to any public property, or private property, and presumably a full risk assessment was carried out prior to the event.  There's just no stopping their anarchy.

The next Class War action will take place today outside Downing Street.  They're clearly not going to stand for PM Boris and their massed hordes are apparently going to block the street and stop him from entering Number Ten.  This 'mass demonstration' is due to take place at 17:30, so no doubt you'll see the chaos unfold live on the Six O'Clock News.  Ian Bone and his comrades will undertake this bold act "while the left somnambulists do f*** all" in his own words.  This is one of the curiosities of Ian Bone.  He demonises the left and calls them all the foul names under the sun, then slates them again when they don't turn up to support his protests.  It's a mystery Ian.

If the half a dozen or so members of Class War survive the great blockade of Downing Street today they will fight on.  They clearly expect to anyway as they've pencilled in another action for this November.  So, what violent anarchic exploits can we look forward to not reading about this autumn?  The big demo, on Ian Bone's calendar four months in advance, is titled 'Invading the playing fields of Eton'.  Sounds dastardly.  Wonder if they will tell anyone that their daddy is not a very nice man?

BORIS COULD BE THE END OF CORBS

The left were mostly crying themselves to sleep last night, especially those who fear that Boris will deliver the killer blow to their dreams of PM Corbyn.  The ascent of PM Johnson is both a blessing and a curse for the Great Leader.  It comes at a time when he is on the ropes and vultures are beginning to circle, spurred on by squadron leader Watson.  The big media circus around Boris means there will be less interest in Labour's woes and the heat is turned down, at least for a short while.  However, what concerns most lefties is the 'Boris bounce'.

While many in his own party are going to make things tricky for him, there's little doubt that a sudden injection of fresh blood, ideas and bundles of charisma is going to give the Tories a boost.  Let's not forget that charisma was in short supply during May's premiership, not that she'll worry too much about that.  The worry will be found on the opposition benches where they are led by a bloke with the charisma of a house brick, except with less substance.  When he comes up against Boris, the Great Leader will be exposed like never before.  The vultures will smell blood again, except this time it could be insatiable.  If no election is forthcoming this year then Corbyn is unlikely to get a second run at Number Ten.

Bozza v Jezza is no contest and the left know it

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

O'MARA EXPOSED

Short-lived Labour MP Jared O'Mara will probably be hitting the bar hard tonight.  His Twitter account has been taken over by a furious member of staff and the hapless MP appears to be locked out of it, unable to act.  Gareth Arnold used his takeover to fire off a series of tweets that culminate in his resignation.  It's quite astonishing stuff.



Perhaps Jared should have quit Parliament when he quit Labour, instead of prolonging the agony for his constituents, but then we all know why he stayed on.  It's not called a gravy train for nothing.

O'Mara's clearly very bitter former employee goes even further on his own Twitter account and says that a local journalist is on their way over to collect even more juicy details!  "It's going to be a long one" he writes.



NO BYE-BYE-BROWN

Any faint hope that sanctimonious liberal Yasmin Alibhai-Brown may be true to her pledge to leave the UK in the event of PM Boris have been cruelly dashed.  When fellow journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer nudged her on Twitter this morning she replied that she was going nowhere.


Yasmin and her ilk profess to despise almost everything about our country, yet when it comes down to it they can't bring themselves to leave.  Funny that.

TWITTER REACTION TO #BORISDAY

They've got #NotMyPM trending and they're not happy...

















#BORISDAY


#NotMyPM is currently trending all over social media as leftists and liberal snowflakes suffer a catastrophic meltdown.  Tories, Brexiteers and Boris sympathisers have responded with the hashtag #BorisDay.  The PM-elect took to the stage following his victory and declared that he would "Deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Corbyn".  It's a bold message, but one that will surely resonate with millions.  If there is a chance he could actually deliver on it, rather than just provide the same old failure and disappointment we are sadly accustomed to, then we should back him all the way.

That is not to say that BTLP aligns itself with his party, our strict non-partisan approach will remain in place.  We are a broad church here and we share one goal - keeping Labour out of power.  If Boris is the man to do that so be it.  However, if the Leave mandate is not implemented, for whatever reason, then Boris will have failed and the Brexit Party comes back into play like never before.  In this scenario the Labour party can be dealt a fatal blow in the north of England, parts of the Midlands and south Wales.  Working class Labour voters in these heartlands won't vote Tory, but they'll back Brexit.  We all have our part to play.  Let's make sure we keep Corbyn and his communist ideals out of Number Ten!

A CRACKED RECORD

"You sound like a cracked record now" Emily Maitlis told remoaner Tony Blair as he whinged and whined about Brexit.  Isn't the expression 'stuck record'?  Oh well, never mind.  Blair was being interviewed for Newsnight by a peculiarly bronze-faced Maitlis who almost resembled a victim of Goldfinger.  "You sound like a Lib Dem now" she told him as she proceeded to goad him into saying he would vote accordingly.  Such an admission would give Corbyn the perfect trigger to expel the troublesome 'fascist', but Blair is a slippery snake and would never fall into such a trap.  Consequently he doesn't say whether he would vote Lib Dem or even Labour.

Blair goes on to further 'endear' himself to Corbynistas by criticising the direction of the party.  "The weakness of the Labour party facilitates the right wing, always has done... it's what the left does when it indulges itself in sectarian politics of a far left variety".  He then goes back to his favourite topic of (stopping) Brexit and suggests that the weakness of Labour is helping to deliver a no deal Brexit.  He's clearly not as sharp as he once was and in mocking Labour's recent electoral performance he almost forgets himself and has to shake his head to stop himself from fully letting rip.  He is then stumped by Emily's final question and takes an age to answer.

Watch the interview below.

Monday, 22 July 2019

ASH SARKAR FINALLY PROUD

Commie journalist Ash Sarkar announced today that for the first time in her adult life she felt "really proud" of her country.  Obviously communists take no pride in their nation, so it couldn't have been anything particularly conducive to the national good.  It wasn't really.  Someone stole a police car.


Imagine that this police car was half inched while Ash's beloved Corbyn was in Number Ten.  It wouldn't have been so amusing then and the culprits wouldn't have got off with a slap on the wrist either.  No-one messes with the police when they're run by communists eh, Ash?

REMOANERS TANKING IT


Drunk Steve and his Lib Dem friend had everyone in hysterics on Saturday at the latest anti-Brexit protest.  We've combined their daft dance moves into a compilation featuring some of their fellow ridiculous remoaners.  Credit to Col Cox for coming up with the Thomas the Tank Engine theme tune as a soundtrack.  Inspired sir!

LATEST BURGON CAR CRASH

The Shadow Justice Secretary was interviewed by Sophy Ridge yesterday in yet another car crash interview.  It started off excruciatingly as Dickie broke into a broad smile greeting his interviewer who promptly spoke over him and his face dropped like a lead balloon.  He then goes on to talk about the Gulf crisis, getting in a couple of customary digs at Donald Trump before he is asked about the dodgy candidate Labour is putting up against Boris in Uxbridge.  The interview ends dreadfully with an exchange in which Dickie attempts to get the better of Ridge and comes off looking like the second rate politician he is.  Check out Sophy's steely glare on 7:46 as she responds to him and leaves the poor lad dumbfounded.  Why even bother trying it sunshine?  You're a loser.

Watch the full interview below.

ANOTHER WEEKDAY PROTEST

The ability of the left to mobilise on workdays is famous.  Today is a little different as they've pencilled in their latest weekday exploits for 18:00 in the desperate hope that some actual working people will join them after their shifts.  The protest has been organised by the far left 'People's Assembly' and will take place outside Downing Street to protest against the incoming Prime Minister.  The great unwashed will hear from a plethora of speakers including little Owen Jones (who else?) and a number of Labour MPs (plus Caroline Lucas of the Greens, naturally).


McDonnell will be joined by his Labour colleagues Dickie Burgon, Ian Lavery, Laura Pidcock, Emma Dent-Coad, Dan Carden, Karen Lee, Laura Smith and Danielle Rowley.  No doubt they'll all be demanding a general election on the basis that Boris is 'unelected'.  As they continue to beat the drum of this shallow argument we will continue to point out the glaring hypocrisy of their argument.  Gordon Brown wasn't elected PM either.

McDonnell, in particular, is more than familiar with the 2007 Labour leadership 'election'.  Brown wasn't even elected by his own party, let alone the electorate.  He was crowned Prime Minister unopposed.  The only other challenger was none other than McDonnell himself, albeit he failed to garner enough nominations to get on the ballot.  Maybe next time John.

Despite the impressive line-up of MPs planning to address the riff-raff, the Facebook page for today's demo has so far only attracted a couple of hundred people, despite the best efforts of little Owen and his incessant tweeting.  No doubt things will pick up throughout the day and the media will gleefully report organisers' estimates of one million protesters (again).  OK, well maybe not this time.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

LABOUR WEBSITE RE-HASH

Labour has launched a snazzy new website declaring that Labour is "no place for antisemitism".  The site pools together various historical articles and videos condemning anti-Semitism, including a couple from Momentum that were themselves slammed by leftist Jew-haters at the time.  There is a downloadable eight page leaflet that will be downloaded by someone somewhere, possibly.  The site is introduced by Jeremy Corbyn who tells visitors how expelling anti-Semitism from Labour is a 'priority', but this is nothing new.  The video is from August last year.  An article telling people what Jeremy is doing about anti-Semitism was originally published in April last year.  There doesn't appear to be anything particularly new about this 'new' website.

A bunch of old videos, poor effort

It's a shame because at first glance the site appears to show that Labour is sluggishly beginning to make an effort to pretend to give a damn.  The problem is that it's now more than three years since Labour's anti-Semitism scandal first materialised and this is the best they can come up with.  The fact remains that nothing will change as long as the party is in the grip of the hard left and their Islamist friends.  Furthermore, if the British people are ever daft enough to vote them in, anti-Semitism will spiral out of control leading to dire consequences for the Jewish community.  The prospects of a Labour government are terrifying enough for most of us, so it's hard to imagine the fear going through the minds of some British Jews.

MOST SHARED: WEEK 222

It was another dreadful week for Corbs, the highlight (or lowlight) of which was the full page anti-Corbyn advert placed in the Guardian by more than 60 Labour peers.  The following day the party took revenge on the dissidents, sacking Baroness Hayter from her role as Shadow Brexit Minister.  Hayter was singled out because in addition to being a signatory to the advert she slated Corbyn in an address to a fringe party meeting.  A few days later another signatory to the advert was expelled from the party altogether - Baroness Armstrong.  It's not clear why she was targeted, although her position as chief whip under Tony Blair may well have sealed her fate.  After all, Corbynites can't stand the 'fascist scum' Blairites!


Hayter's sacking for likening Corbyn's leadership to the "bunker mentality of the last days of Hitler" reminded us of another Labour figure who likes to band around Hitler-related insults.  Of course when daft Dave Lammy does it he is only referring to the racist neanderthal working class scum who voted for Brexit.  Naturally, that's perfectly acceptable in Jeremy's London-centric party.

A BTLP original, the Hayter/Lammy meme was shared 1,426 times via Facebook.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

BALLOON HEADS ON THE MARCH

Little Owen is currently headlining a bunch of fascist lefties gathering in London to protest against Boris Johnson and the Leave mandate.  Labour MPs Clive Lewis, Marsha de Cordova and Anneliese Dodds are among the remoaners addressing the crowd.


The losers have also shelled out on a rather pathetic cartoon 'blimp' of Boris Johnson.  We say 'blimp', but it's actually just a big balloon that floats a few feet off the ground.  It's fair to say that the left has hit rock bottom with these playground antics, throwing shed loads of money at gimmicks that make themselves look idiotic rather than the people who the balloons are supposed to represent.  The fact the morons can't see it shows how much they share with their daft balloons ie. they're both full of hot air and little else.

For some reason Owen had to pull out of his big speech today, "for personal reasons" he tweeted.  A huge loss for the crowd no doubt, half of whom think he's an annoying little narcissist gobshite as much as anyone on the right does.

FACEBOOK SCAM #2

For the second time in less than two weeks we have been targeted by a scammer trying to gain access to our Facebook page.  The tactic this time was a little different, but it was much easier to spot than our crafty little Albanian friend from last week.

This time around the scammer created a fake page calling itself "Blue Tag" and tried to gain access to our page as an Admin.


Obviously we rejected the request, otherwise the scammer would have been able to remove our Admins and give him/her total control over the page and all would be lost.  On the face of it there appears to be little to connect this scam with the last one except that when we look at the page calling itself Blue Tag we can see that it was created on July 9 - the same day we were targeted by the Albanian scammer.  Interesting, although not sure what it means...


While we've reported this latest scam, the last one is still active on Facebook and no action appears to have been taken.  Tut tut Facebook, quick to take down our memes and censor us when someone reports them as 'offensive', but zero action on criminal scammers?

Don't forget to like and follow us on the backup page, just in case the next attempt to take down our page is successful.

Friday, 19 July 2019

THE LABOUR ONE

The latest Parliamentary attempt to stop Brexit from happening was voted through by 315-274.  The cross-party motion, proposed by Tory Alistair Burt and Labour's Hilary Benn, was designed to prevent the next PM 'proroguing' Parliament in order to ensure we leave in October.  16 of Burt's Tory colleagues voted with him in securing the motion, including the usual suspects Dominic Grieve, Sam Gyimah, Justine Greening, Oliver Letwin and Guto Bebb.  Margot James quit her ministerial post in order to back the motion, but given that she'll be out of a job next week anyway (should Boris win) it's no great sacrifice for her.  There were numerous abstentions and absences for the vote, most notably Ken Clarke.

The DUP voted against the motion, but there were only two other opposition MPs who voted with them.  One was Ian Austin, the former Labour MP, and the other is still a Labour MP (for now).  Can you guess who it was?


That's right, despite all the bluster of Labour's recent 'Leave converts' the only Labour MP to vote down the motion was the one and only Kate Hoey.

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion said only three days ago that she would back no deal if it came to it.  "We have to leave" she told Politics Live.  Two days later she voted in favour of a motion that would block no deal.  Disgraceful.  What of Caroline Flint, Melanie Onn, Ruth Smeeth and Stephanie Peacock?  All of whom have recently voiced support for the Leave mandate.  Every one of them supported the motion.  Disgusting.

It just goes to show that no matter how they talk, you just can't trust a Labour MP.  If Britain does leave in October and a general election is the next step, here's to a Parliamentary breakthrough for the Brexit Party across the Labour heartlands.  Bye bye two-faced pretend Leave converts and bye bye unapologetic Remainers like Yvette Cooper and Mary Creagh.

DAFT DAVE VS ANNE THE BREXITEER

Dave Lammy got told a few home truths on his radio phone-in show this morning.  Brexiteer 'Anne' told daft Dave he "wasn't a democrat" and MPs like him should "take a good look at themselves" - among other things.  Watch below.