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The working class can **** my *****

By Mike Cunningham On May 11th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

A few of the many sets of buzz-words or –phrases popular within Party-political circles is “Are we message-good? Are we on track? Are we reaching our base; our core?” The Party faithful, or ‘the core’, are known to respond to command phrases which fit their belief profiles; but what happens when the Party changes, or alters, and the core doesn’t?

My son, a micro-electronics engineer, works in the automotive industry in the North-East, and a great many of his mainly male work-colleagues give their loyalty to the Labour Party; the “Party of the working Man”. My late eldest brother, my late father, were also life-long Labour supporters, On the map of voting intentions, where I live, County Durham is part of a Labour red block which goes against the vast spaces of Tory blue throughout the rest of England, We are, in reality, a rural area with the vast open moors of Northumberland and of Durham; with the inherited memories of an industrial heritage; of shipbuilding, armaments, coal-mining and steel: but with the emphasis on the ‘heritage’; because the ship-slips and cranes have all fallen silent, the Chieftain & Challenger tank factory is shuttered, the mines have disappeared, and the steel is hanging on by it’s veritable fingertips. But the Labour Party counts its support up here by the bucket-full; the ‘red’ seats are safe from Blyth to Newcastle, from Sunderland south to Durham.

But I do wonder why this ‘tribal loyalty’ still exists, when the Party which engenders and hopes for, and to a certain degree depends on the support of that ‘working man’ seems to have morphed into a metrosexual, femininised, elitist-run Party which laughs at the St. George’s flags on a house, or sneers at the ‘white vans’ of their male voting base, whilst promoting a ‘pink van’ for the Labour ‘wimmin’ who, incidentally, wouldn’t be seen dead in that pink monstrosity, or anything near it. When much younger than today, Read the rest of this entry »

and repeat after me: Labour is for the Working Man

By Mike Cunningham On April 13th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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and I will walk away from all ‘photo opportunities’

By Mike Cunningham On November 1st, 2014 at 10:41 am

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Ever had one of those moments when you wished you were about five hundred miles away, with no bloody photographers around?

 

And the difference between him, and him; is…

By Mike Cunningham On September 24th, 2014 at 10:16 am

We get the government we deserve. We also get, by that same definition, the Opposition we deserve.

But consider, if you would, the two men who claim to have all the answers, all the routes to economic and political success in and for our Nations.

Cameron, in both his speech to the Conservatives before his election as their Leader, as well as major speeches since becoming Coalition Prime Minister, gave those speeches from memory, without teleprompters or speech notes; and those speeches were considered a great success partly because they seemed, but of course were not; from the heart.

awallaceMilliband, unfortunately, during his keynote speech to an audience who were just waiting in breathless adoration for their ‘anointed’ leader, tried to deliver both, which was a memorised speech, combined with written ‘bullet points’ to give his memory a jolt.

But Gromit forgot to talk about THE most important point of all, which of course was the huge Deficit in Great Britain’s current accounts; and also didn’t say a single memorised syllable about Immigration, the other thorn in the foot of every practising British politician.

So there we have it; Cameron………….at least he does remember what he is supposed to say, whilst Gromit just………………………………………………………doesn’t…………………………………………..recall!

 

LABOUR VALUES

By Pete Moore On March 14th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Nazir Ahmed was convicted of dangerous driving, and went to prison, after killing someone in a motorway smash. He’s just been suspended by the Labour Party for blaming “Jewish-owned media organisations” for that imprisonment.

I note he wasn’t suspended from the party for killing someone.

LABOUR SPLIT?

By David Vance On January 7th, 2013 at 10:22 am

This is rather interesting! Reports have emerged that a caucus of senior new Labour figures believe that Ed Miliband’s stance on opposing a cap on Welfare benefit is politically suicidal.

They are thought to have been alarmed because some Labour supporters support the Coalition’s policies of capping the annual increase in working age benefit such as income support and jobseeker’s allowance at one per cent for the next three years, breaking the current link with inflation. Ahead of a vote on the plans tomorrow night, at which Labour MPs are expected to be told to oppose the 1 per cent cap, former Labour home secretary Jacqui Smith, who quit as an MP at the last election, said:” Frankly you can count me into this “caucus”. “It would include a large number of people [Labour canvassers] who’ve knocked on doors recently and been told the problem for Labour is that they think we caused the deficit and they’re not yet convinced we know how we’ll solve it. “The Tories want to paint us as a party which cares more about those unwilling to work than those struggling in work.”

Well, that’s because Labour DOES care more about the idle than the strivers. It seeks to seduce people into a life of welfarism on the assumption that if you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can be assured of Paul’s vote.

MAGIC JOBS…

By David Vance On January 4th, 2013 at 9:49 am

Ah, Labour’s Ed Balls, the man who was such a close adviser to Gordon Brown as he racked unprecedented national debt, has a big idea. He is going to guarantee a job for the long-term unemployed, if his party is re-elected.

 

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls said the scheme would be paid for by restricting the tax relief on pensions for those earning over £150,000 a year, The party has pledged £1bn to enable employers to meet the cost of hiring the 130,000 people who have been out of work for more than two-years. But the Treasury says Labour is trying to spend the same money twice. It says Mr Balls had already earmarked cuts in pension tax relief to reverse austerity measures.

Look, that is but a minor detail to an economic  visionary such as Balls. In fact, the idea of punishing the “wealthy” by restricting their pension provision is surely an extra bonus for determined wealth re-distributors such as Balls!

Labour has one purpose and one purpose only. To say whatever it takes to persuade voters to put them back in power in 2015.

If this means denying austerity, fine. If this means conjuring up non-jobs and introducing a little class warfare, fine.

Labour all but bankrupted the UK and now the same people are back with solemn faces, doe eyes and a big “trust me” look on their faces.

I believe the electorate is stupid enough to bring them back to finish the job they started – the destruction of the UK. Magic jobs will convince some people to vote for them.

WORKING PETER AND IDLE PAUL….

By David Vance On January 2nd, 2013 at 7:43 am

It is a horrific statistic that shows the madness and guile that characterises Labour policy….

Welfare handouts to those languishing on the dole have risen almost twice as fast as average wages over the past five years. Out-of-work benefits have jumped in value by an astonishing 20 per cent since 2007 while wages have crept up by just 12 per cent, official figures released last night reveal. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the figures proved that automatically increasing benefits by the rate of inflation, as  has previously been the case, was ‘not  fair’ on working people whose taxes fund  the handouts.

Exactly, but fairness towards the working people of the country is not the aim of the Left. They seek to take from working Peter to hand over to idle Paul, confident that they can then count on the votes of idle Paul. It is a simple enough strategy that always ends in ruin but the interim is fun time for client groups.  Amazingly, I heard a Labour spokesman argue that welfare had not risen ENOUGH during this period.

A COMPREHENSIVE FAILURE!

By David Vance On October 2nd, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Ed Miliband. He’s the Ray Romano look-a-like who is leader of the Labour Party. It is their annual conference this week and Ed’s big news is to tell us that…gasp ….he went to a Comprehensive School. Is this supposed to impress? I think it is supposed to tell us that Miliband is not “posh” or at least was not educated at a “posh” school. A little bit of not so subtle class war but will it work? Will this attempt to make him seem one of the common people actually persuade voters that he is a good bet win their support?

To repeat, voters aren’t stupid. They judge politicians on a lot more than their background or other accidents of birth. If they dislike David Cameron, it’s because he’s sneery and arrogant today, not because of where he went to school 30 years go. If going to Eton really was a political handicap, the Tories would have done even worse in northern marginals at the last election. If they think Ed Miliband is feeble and unconvincing today, being told what he was doing three decades ago is unlikely to change their minds. Can Mr Miliband persuade people he’s more than just another member of the guild? I offer no firm answer. But if he is to succeed, he will have to offer a lot more than a cherry-picked version of his CV.

A new departure?

By Mike Cunningham On July 25th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Labour’s Ed Milliband; he of the Marxist parents and ‘Strictly Socialist’ upbringing, has made a statement which all sensible people would applaud.

Seems as though the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, came out with a report which advocated further liberalisation of gambling laws.

So adenoidal Ed stands up, and in a direct rebuttal of Labour’s past stances on gambling, casinos, etc, stated that ” I was sceptical about supercasinos originally. Of course there are casinos – and nobody is talking about getting rid of those – but I always thought there must be other routes to economic development and economic growth than through loads more casinos.’

For the first time, a spark of sense from a Labour leader; will we, can we expect more of the same; or will this just be a ‘red’ flash in the Labour pan?