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Brexit Corbyn EU Referendum Stick Together

OI! Tories. Stick Together.

OK.  I think the Brexit lot are nutcases.  Some of them make quite lucid arguments but many are fanciful – seemingly expecting a large pot of gold just for leaving the world’s largest trading club.  Not to mention the magical sovereignty – wow.  Get in the English Channel.

On the other side, the Brexiters amongst you probably think I am crazy for wanting to stay in a club with at least some democratic deficiency, possibly some corruption and some damn irritating rules that we have applied to our law book.

Boris used to be one of my favourite politicians but I cannot stand the way he has schemed and gone against what I see as his natural pro-EU stance.  I’m no longer sure I could vote for him as the next Conservative leader.

And I wish John Redwood would stop banging on about Europe as if it was the only thing that mattered to the public, when it is in fact the least of our concerns.

I can see some of you that back in May claimed David Cameron to be an electoral genius, that have now suddenly disowned him as though you’ve just found out he drowned your grandmother.

The above sentences are not the smoothest ever introduction to a political argument, and it isn’t going to be the smoothest period for us Conservatives between now and June 23rd.

I’ll probably have a few arguments in the next few months.  I may even say a few rude words to those banding around absolute bullshit, for example that 70 million people from Turkey will suddenly have free movement of labour within the European Union come October.  And certainly against those for whom leaving the European Union is a net curtain upon their semi-racist souls.

But whatever you think about being in or out of the European Union, even if you take the view that leaving is likely to bring a fairly catastrophic drop in GDP of up to 6%, as some studies suggest, this is absolutely nothing compared to the economic carnage that Jeremy Corbyn has planned for us.

The news yesterday that the failed Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, is advising the Labour Party on economic matters is a reminder of the true danger that these economically incompetent politicians hold for us.

Yanis took the Greek economy to new depths last year, as capital controls were implemented to stop the remaining banks collapsing.  How anyone could have made the economic situation more perilous in Greece is beyond me, but he managed it.

Now somehow, this forceful chancer, who has about as much tact as Gordon Brown had love for Blair, has recast himself as a western ‘man of the people’ shouting down our alleged austerity as government spending continues to grow.

This character, is now advising the Labour party on economics.  You couldn’t make it up – yet this is deadly serious.

So whatever happens come June 24th, the Conservative party must heal, must come together, must forgive the referendum victors.  And must stop banging on about Europe.

Personally I think Brexit might be a disaster.  It also might work out fine.  But whatever the outcome on June 24th, no matter how much the result disappoints or even angers one side, and there will be some very disenchanted folk out there, we absolutely must not allow Corbyn and cronies anywhere near government.

We must stick together.  Whatever your view on the EU – the real danger is letting Labour back in.

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Corbyn Jihadi John

So, Corbyn Is Sad That Jihadi John Is Dead

I read that Corbyn is disappointed with the likely killing of Jihadi John.

Pray, tell me, Jeremy, how were you expecting to capture and arrest him?  Are you suggesting that we send in our army to do so?  I thought not.  Were you expecting him to surrender?  Maybe we can invent a drone that arrests terrorists?

Totally ridiculous.  And this is the perfect example of the lack of judgement which means Corbyn cannot be allowed to be in charge of our country.

This man, for want of a better word…oh how about murderous bastard.  This murderous bastard executed innocent people in the most barbaric ways possible.

He was a chief executioner.  He killed charity workers and journalists – not to mention the taxi driver delivering aid to Syrians.

And Corbyn thinks it would have been preferable for him to stay alive to carry out more murders.

Absolutely disgusting.

I don’t agree with violence.  I don’t like killing people.  But this is one of those areas where you just have to close your eyes, shut your mouth and just let it be.  Jihadi John was a nasty, evil piece of scum and the world is better with him departed (assuming it turns to be true).

I am not defending every move we have made in the war on terror, but this is clearly the right decision.

Had the murderer been in this country, then all efforts to capture him alive and put him on trial would and should have happened.  But Syria isn’t an orderly society which we can police.  It is a lawless, broken country.  Capturing him alive was simply not going to happen.

Thankfully, the more Corbyn comes out with such stupid and unpopular ideas (albeit well intentioned), the more likely it becomes that there will be another Conservative majority next time.  And maybe by then the damage of the last Labour government will have been fixed and we can start to enact more popular policies and have some money to spend instead of always having to repair their mess.

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Corbyn Speech

I Watched The Corbyn Speech

I watched the Corbyn speech.  Honestly!

Well, in a #newpolitics kind of way anyway.  The Daily Politics said they expected him to speak for 30 minutes.  After 35 minutes, I had finished my ironing and I had really had enough of him.  I stopped and went to make some cheese on crackers.  I had seen enough.

Now I quite like Jeremy Corbyn a person.  He is an affable enough bloke.  But then again I like almost all politicians.  Yeah I’m strange – either that or the average Joe just blankets them with their lazy brush “oh they’re all the same”.  I’ll leave you to decide that.

I even like Denis Skinner.  He’s a total prick but he makes me laugh.

Even Nigel Farage seems a decent bloke…only joking!

So I thought I should see what Jeremy Corbyn has to offer.  My conclusion is deceit, contradiction, hypocrisy and about as much #newpolitics as a presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.  With the occasional decent standpoint.

He started off with some jokes.  Mainly at the expense of the news media – it went down well in the conference hall.  Jokes as in ha-ha jokes – not as “we are going to tackle the deficit by spending more”.  Though he did also come out with that too.

Then he rolled out a long list of thank-you’s.  He even thanked Ed Miliband – though the TV cameras didn’t pan to him like they did to most of the others he thanked.  Has Ed Miliband actually come back from holiday in Australia or is he doing a Gordon Brown?

It really took a while to get past the Labour love-in section – most people watching that are not interested in the Labour party would have switched off by now.

The next point that I remember him talking about was how he was all about the new style of politics.  He isn’t going to be nasty to anyone.  He wants the cyber bullying to stop.  No more trolling.  That they should listen to others.  And then he accused Conservatives of having no respect for human rights – although he didn’t quite repeat the gas chamber anecdotes of earlier Labour speakers, I found this pretty fucking offensive.  New politics indeed.

I was actually most amused to find out afterwards that the new politics is so new that much of the speech was written in the 80’s.  And I thought socialism was something that had been invented three months ago.

And then he did bring up the case of someone who is on death row in Saudi Arabia – I forget his name, and I haven’t looked into the details of the case, but at a glance, it seems a decent humanitarian cause, one that I hope he will bring up in Prime Ministers Questions, so we can ensure it has the attention of David Cameron, assuming it doesn’t already.  Human rights are something we all care about (even us evil Tories) and I appreciate this being brought up.

I laughed when he quoted Italy, the great economic powerhouse, as the way forward in protecting firms such as the steel firm in Redcar that has sadly fallen on hard times (mainly due to dumping by Chinese state-owned firms and the lack of demand from China itself).  He neglected to mention that only two countries in the world have had lower economic growth this century than Italy.  Just two countries – think of all the possible example countries that could have lower growth than Italy – the country that Corbyn is using as an example.  Remarkable.

Then there were passages about a national investment bank.  Great idea if you don’t already have a whopping deficit…inherited from…Labour.  He seemed to not only forget the deficit but forget what a failure Labour was with our economy.

He lied over Trident – claiming it was 25% of the defence budget when it is 5%.

Like Miliband, he failed to mention major policy areas such as immigration, the budget deficit and ISIS terrorism.  I guess that is what he means by straight talking honest politics.  He didn’t mention the defeat in the last election, nor did he mention the upcoming election in 2020.  I have to ask, does he want to win the election in 2020?

As a Conservative, I was delighted.  It was perfect.  A poor, rambling speech which even with the BBCorbyn love-in won’t sway more than a handful of floating voters that he is their man.  In fact, I’d expect further Labour voters to abandon ship.

But it played to the gallery, and the left-side of the Labour party will have enjoyed it – the moderates will probably mostly soldier on, amused and bemused towards several more Corbyn Conferences.

For me it increases the chance of Jeremy Corbyn being in charge in 2016.  And 2017.  And to an extent – 2020.  And if Corbyn or one of his cronies is still in charge of the Labour party come the next election, only a Greek-style economic catastrophe would stop a Conservative majority.

It was (appropriately) Red Leicester by the way.

I will leave you with a picture of a couple of hotties next to Corbyn.  Which is the only reason you visited here in the first place.