Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Has Labour, and specifically Ed Miliband, endorsed Russell Brand?

Russell Brand has endorsed Labour:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/04/russell-brand-endorsed-labour-tories-should-be-worried

Has Labour, and specifically Ed Miliband, endorsed Russell Brand?

Can each Labour candidate (including councillors) be asked their view on Russell Brand's "philosophy":

“Have you been out in society recently? 'Cause it's SHIT.”

“A small minority cannot control an uncooperative majority, so they must be distracted, divided, tyrannized, or anesthetized into compliance.”

“We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless.”

“What I've learnt - to my cost - on several occasions in my life, is that people will put up with all manner of bad behaviour so long as you're giving them what they want. They'll laugh and get into it and enjoy the anecdotes and the craziness and the mayhem as long as you're going your job well, but the minute you're not, you're fucked. They'll wipe their hands of you without a second glance.”

“I like threesomes with two women, not because I'm a cynical sexual predator. Oh no! But because I'm a romantic. I'm looking for "The One." And I'll find her more quickly if I audition two at a time.”

“My life is just a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents.”
(presumably we must regard his support of Labour as just another embarrasing incident).

Monday, May 04, 2015

Once they have peaked they have only one direction they are going to go

One of the consolations of the SNP surge in Scotland is that once they have peaked they have only one direction they are going to go.

Down.

And once they start slipping down all sorts of boots will be giving them a kick.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/04/nicola-sturgeon-questions-legitimacy-of-uk-government-without-scottish-mps

Sunday, May 03, 2015

They ARE engaged

I was not canvassing for the Conservatives yesterday.

I had lent my support, with the agreement of Alec Nussbaum, to another party.

What surprised me was the response in a council estate.

Young lads in their early twenties, normally uninterested in politics, were stopping us and asking for details and wanting boards. 

In the street (coming back from a football game), on the doorstep (window poster in the window torn from a wraparound cover for the local newspaper), in a mini screeching to a halt in the road so they could talk to us.

This is the demographic that everyone (in the metropolitan elite) says needs to be more engaged in politics.

They ARE engaged in this election, but the media is not reporting this (perhaps because they are engaged in supporting the wrong party).

Saturday, May 02, 2015

I will be spending my Bank Holiday weekend in the canvassing team, delivering poster boards, and there is yet another hustings.

Friday, May 01, 2015

I am not happy about the conspiracy among the parties not to mention immigration in this general election.

Make no mistake, there can be NO legitimate immigration without the consent of the majority.

So all you know-it-all politicians, if you are not discussing immigration with the electorate you have NO MANDATE to continue with immigration.

No mandate means immigrants have no moral right to come here or remain here, no matter how much small print legislation is sneaked through the House of Commons.

A perverse analysis of the housing crisis by John Elledge in the Guardian

This is a perverse analysis of the housing crisis by John Elledge in the Guardian:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/30/housing-crisis-first-time-buyer-affordable-homes-london

Mr Elledge writes:  "The number of people who live here has increased by nearly a fifth in just 15 years; the number of homes to put them in hasn’t. And so, prices have spiralled".

No acknowledgement that immigration might be to blame.  Oh dear me no.  The problem is not too many people it's too few houses.

What a cretinous argument for Jon Elledge to make.

Even if Labour is able to keep to its plans of 200,000 more houses per year, if net immigration is running at 300,000 per year not only will all those new affordable homes be snapped up immediately, the number of homeless people will be accruing at a rate of one million every ten years.

Why not an application system for immigrants that includes an assessment on what impact each specific migrant will have over ten years on housing supply, water use, transport use, sewage use, use of health services, use of education services etc.  And an assessment on the likely tax each applicant will pay over ten years.  If the estimated tax does not cover the estimated use of services the application for entry is not approved NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE OR WHERE THEY COME FROM.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jolyon Rubinstein has just demonstrated his ignorance to the whole world on This Week by talking about the Suez Crisis and getting the facts entirely wrong:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvhd

He was educated at the minor public school King Alfred School.
It is dishonest of Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to say that there will be a referendum if any new powers are given up to the EU.

Under qualified majority voting (agreed under the Lisbon Treaty) the EU already has the mechanism to take all the powers it wants.

Gasps of disbelief, and shouts from around the hall

Ed Miliband made rather an obvious error in denying during the leaders' Question Time that the last Labour government overspent.

There were gasps of disbelief, and shouts from around the hall.

I suppose politicians think "the bigger the lie the more it will be believed" but it didn't work in this case.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/election-2015-32519586

Dishonest report on immigration in Peterborough during this evening's Channel 4 News

Jon Snow delivered a profoundly dishonest report on immigration in Peterborough during this evening's Channel 4 News:  http://www.channel4.com/news/election-2015-immigrationuk-live-from-peterborough-jon-snow-debate

During the "debate" he allocated most of the time to a teacher, a GP and a Community Relations professional.

He did not reveal that all organisations in receipt of public money have a duty under equalities legislation to promote a positive view of "diversity" - therefore employees of organisations in receipt of public money are legally obliged to say immigration "adds to the beauty of life".

You are a liar Jon Snow.  You work for a company that peddles lies instead of news.  Clever, subtle, hard to detect lies, but lies nonetheless.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

His vulgarity, coarseness, and sexist attitude to women

By seeking the approval of Russell Brand is Ed Miliband not aware of the disgust felt for this person, including among many Labour supporters?

His vulgarity, coarseness, and sexist attitude to women?

Or does this not matter when votes are at stake?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32492591
Yet another hustings.

I've managed to get out of the canvassing as it is such a long drive.