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  1. Labour was shaken by Ukip at the General Election. You don't have to look hard to find senior Labour figures that will candidly admit this. But things have got a lot worse for Labour since - they get worse every week, and every time Corbyn and his communist cohorts open their mouths. This week's Little Red Book incident could have been scripted by the spin doctors at Tory Central Office; it certainly had the Parliamentary Labour Party wanting to crawl under their seats! Senior Labour figures are coming back from Oldham and reporting that huge numbers of their supporters are telling them that they are switching to Ukip because they won't vote for a Corbyn-led party. Ukip came very close to kicking out Labour in nearby solidly Labour Heywood, but things have now got to the stage that the previously unthinkable is indeed possible: loss of perhaps Labour's safest seat in the country! Certainly the Bookies think so and have now dramatically shortened their odds. But, whilst a Ukip win would be welcome to many, it's not all that appealing to senior planners at Ukip, who are playing to the long-term. Their focus is on the referendum - a referendum which any thinking person must admit was dragged out of Cameron in a moment of panic after seeing huge numbers of working-class Tory supporters defect. Corbyn is one of Ukip's best assets, and Labour would come to it's senses a lot earlier if the Parliamentary Labour Party had the ammunition to oust him. A Ukip win would put the nuclear option into their hands. So, Ukip is hoping for an illustration of the very possible, but not a show of the very probable, or the disaster scenario of an outright win! If you relish paradoxes this has to be one of the very best.
  2. So what's going on in Newark? From a serious challenger, nine out of ten LD voters desert the party and it loses its deposit! Those votes should have gone to Labour, but Labour is seriously down in the polls too. Seriously down from one of its worst results ever, at a time when it should have been packing on votes! Nine thousand voters certainly haven't deserted the LD's to go to UKIP. The vast majority of those LDs voted for Cameron's left-of-center, split-on-Europe, Tory party! UKIP have taken both Tory and Labour votes, and are likely to keep them. UKIP have likely also brought people back into politics who have felt they've had no real representation in recent decades. The LD screw-up in removing Clegg has likely finished the party for good, and we are back with three party politics - only a different three parties! Miliband is poison, even to most Labour voters, and if he ever becomes PM by default it is going to be a very sad fixed five year term for this country. A completely wasted five years until even brainless Labour supporters, who don't realise who and what they are electing, have had enough of him. There are still a lot of imponderables, but we certainly live in interesting times. A change of leadership could completely transform any of the old parties, and even save the LDs from oblivion. That none of them can do this shows what a disparate rabble each of them really is! Here's the real reason for the surge in devolution: nowadays people feel better able to do things for themselves.
  3. Maybe I should have titled this post "Whatever happened to The Big Society?" http://www.conservat...ciety_plan.aspx Goodness, it was all there a few days ago! Full story at Computer Weekly: http://www.computerw...internet-h.html Cam is the man who wants us to believe that this time around he will keep his promise for a referendum on the EU in 2015, and that we can trust him to renegotiate our membership. Promise, what promise? Referendum, what referendum? Don't remember that; do you Nick?
  4. Pity they didn't ask about Balls. Quite how the architect of the current economic disaster is being offered up as our next chancellor never ceases to amaze me. It's like proposing Harold Shipman for treasurer of an old peoples trust. At least Gordo did the decent thing and crawled off into well-deserved obscurity. Either Labour think their voters have extremely short memories or they have a very very low opinion of their intelligence. ...and Cameron is by far the most popular leader - god help us! Maybe we need a US-type presidential system where the leader of the opposition can become PM? What do you think?
  5. I think given what's been said about the EU on other threads, this site could well be monitored by these new EU trolls. Reading down to the last bit maybe we should start a new EU political party, seems there is going to be plenty of our tax monies given to any that do. http://www.telegraph...ptic-surge.html
  6. No fence sitting on this one.Now that Miliband is off the board at SAFC I might start to support them again, although it will take a long period of reconciliation. He is off to the States to take up a job with International Rescue. Can someone tell him when he gets there that this isn't the International Rescue of Thunderbirds fame, but please let's get him away from our shores first. His resignation, as a sitting MP, is a slap in the face for everyone who voted for him. Callously turning his back on his responsibilities to his constituents because he had an ego bruising lost election with his brother. The guy's a muppet in the worst tradition of a career politician and the worst part is that he could well have kept someone else out of that MP's job who could have made a difference or at least represented the constituents rather than himself!
  7. Want to see who is standing in the Parish elections: Parish Nominations.pdf Similarly the County elections: County Nominations (1).pdf
  8. This is an April Fools Joke isn't it? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21991953
  9. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance........... Secret courts........... http://services.parl...ndsecurity.html
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