Monday, 28 November 2016

Castro Death Output Provides Political Bellweather for BBC output Bias.

If ever there was a bellweather for the BBC's political leanings, it has to be the reporting of the death of Fidel Castro.

A huge section on the web page, with a picture of Castro taking up almost half the page.

Not content with eulogizing a dictator, they had several "experts" and others from the looney left on the news channel tripping over themselves to express how big a socialist icon he was.

I think Castro was a bit more radical than socialist, but when you're as far left as the BBC and their Kensington Kremlinista champagne socialists, a few summary executions, the impoverishment of a nation and almost causing a nuclear war just fade into the background I guess.

I'm working class, come from "up North" and I'm still not as lefty as these idiots. It's great when you have enough independent wealth to afford to be a trot, or someone else is paying for it like the Unions or Local Councils. But those of us true working class people know what deluded morons they all are.

Something really needs to be done to bring the BBC back to providing balanced reporting.

Mind you it would be nice if they would stop trying to make every bit of news into a drama and actually report factual news. Rather than have a trail of bleeding heart stories, or some gormless bystander doing the reporter's job for them, or having "are you affected by this news? Please email....." messages.

Am I getting old? Is it just me that's sick and tired of the lack of actual facts in the news?

Friday, 11 November 2016

BBC Question Time, and the Irrelevance of the Political Elite

The past couple of weeks, I've sat through BBC's question time amazed at the lack of balance, intelligence and common sense on all sides.

Last week the main issue was Brexit (again!) With one old guy in the audience shouting that the referendum should be ignored because those that voted leave did so on the basis of lies and untruths spoken by the leave campaign.

Sorry old geezer, the people voted and no matter what their reasons, they voted to leave. The reason why they voted to leave is irrelevant. Just because you didn't get what you want, doesn't give you the right to overthrow the will of the people.

Last night was worse, with much wailing about Trump's win. The panel was 4-1 against Trump, which was hardly balanced.

It was like a kids party, where no-one was happy, everyone was name-calling and the one Trump supporter on the panel was continually shouted down. It just struck me how juvenile politics in the UK has become. The most adult viewpoints came from the audience, who had a more pragmatic view.

The thing that struck me is not one of the 4 anti-trump members of the panel could understand his appeal. And that carries on across America as we see anti-trump protests appearing in various towns and cities.

I'd like to explain why trump won. Outside the neo-liberal political bubble viewpoint that is constantly shown on the media with no counterpoint, there is a majority of people that don't hold that view.

In the UK, is surfaced as an anti-EU, anti-immigration, anti-PC, anti-establishment vote that got the win for the leave campaign. You can rationalize it as a protest vote if that soothes your mind and allows you to think there isn't a majority of  people out there that have the opposite view to the neo-liberal "let everyone in, there are no Muslim terrorists, women and minorities should be given preferential treatment instead of equality" viewpoint.

In America, it crystalised as a "low-tax, no-more-illegal-immigrant, pro-homegrown business, anti-white-collar, anti-corporation, anti-government-expansion" viewpoint.

The women on Question Time last night could not rationalize that women would vote for Trump. They couldn't accept that minorities would vote for Trump. Indeed they tried to rationalise it as the majority didn't vote for Trump, in that the popular vote (the absolute number of votes cast for each candidate) was greater for Clinton and therefore she was somehow cheated out of office.

But the majority of people in America and the UK are poor, white and/or working class.

The poor, white working class are despised by the establishment on both sides of the Atlantic. Their viewpoints are refuted, shouted down even,  at every turn by the political elite that refuse to acknowledge they exist, let alone support their viewpoint.

With Brexit and the American Presidential election, someone came along and started speaking their language, publicly aired their opinions and fears and won.

It's now time for the political elite to start working for the majority and keep their lefist, elitist, nose-snubbing opinions and policies to themselves.

They need to remember they work for us.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Article 50 Court Ruling: Constitutional Crisis Ahead.

The courts have just voted in favour of MPs having a vote on invoking article 50.

Given that the majority of MPs are in favour of remaining in Europe (and maintaining the EU gravy train) and the majority of the public have voted to leave, this throws up a crisis where Parliament is unrepresentative of the will of the public.

I seem to remember a previous spat between the supreme authority (the king) and parliament caused a civil war. Hopefully it won't get that far, but it is a huge indication of how MPs in Parliament put themselves far above the will of the people and how removed they are from the will of the people.

The public are the sovereign power, they give power to their representative in Parliament for 5 years. Their representative must respect the will of the majority of their constituents. They are not there to represent the minority view, the view of a small number of lobbyists, or their own personal view on the matter.

MPs handed power back to the public by act of Parliament when the referendum act was brought into law. The majority of MPs voted to agree to the referendum and by doing so, to abide by the outcome of that referendum.

The majority of the public have voted and MPs must bow to the authority they invested in the people.

If they don't then they show the same contempt for the power we the public invest in them that Charles did for the power of Parliament back before the civil war.

This is no time for the majority to be silent. The majority that voted for Brexit need to make it clear in no uncertain terms that if their MP votes to remain, they will not be voted for in the next election. This is not a matter of party politics, it's about the will of the people and democracy.

The public needs to understand this is what you get when you vote blindly for MPs without questioning their loyalty to us the voter. Keep voting the same person in year after year and they get a sense of entitlement, that they will be voted in time after time without them needing to respect the wishes of the people that vote them in.

It caused a civil war last time, all we need to do is watch and remember just how our representative voted when it came to represent the true will of the people. And then vote accordingly at the next opportunity.

It's something those died-in-the-wool Labour heartlands I come from that voted to leave need to understand and the Conservative safe seats of the South I've lived in since.  Stop guaranteeing their accession to power.

As a final observation, I just wonder if there would have been so much opposition to the result had the referendum gone 52/48 in favour of remain? I've a good idea that the leavers would have had to swallow the result, shut up and put up with it.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Post-Brexit Realignments and Realism.

It's been a while since I posted.

It seems the BBC and other Left-leaning media can't shake themselves from their propagandist view of Brexit. In their mind the outbreak of true democracy is anathema and must be pilloried and put down at every turn.

Every dip, depression and disaster is sub titled "Due to Brexit", whereas every positive, progressive lift is prefixed "despite Brexit"  and tailed with a negative future outlook.

The clearance of the Calais migrant camp is seen as another disaster, rather than the truth that it is long overdue and it's about time the French authorities took on the obligations of the EU and started to process the migrants, rather than give them a springboard to the UK where they cease to be France's problem.

Brexit has forced upon the French and the wider EU the reality that the UK will not tolerate ignorance of the rules of the club. As the EU elite said to us during the referendum debate, you are either all in, or you are all out. The migrants should have been processed by any one of the half dozen EU countries they crossed. The fact that migrants were allowed to stay in Calais almost permanently, until they found safe passage to the UK makes a mockery of that statement. France was able to ignore those rules to suit their own ends.

Now the UK public has forced our politicians to do what they should have done decades ago and forced the extraction of the second largest net contributor to the EU, the shock has been real and the French have had to act to mollify the situation. Lest we use the Calais camp and the millions we've spend strengthening France's border as a bargaining chip.

Today Nissan announced major investment into the UK (yet again, "despite Brexit") and now the BBC and their lefty chums smell conspiracy and demand the government produce the details of any deal that was done with Nissan to keep jobs in Sunderland. Now let's ignore the hypocrisy of the left for a moment decrying something they were crying out for the government to do months ago with the steel industry , i.e. intervene to save a large UK employer (it seems it only suits the left to start squealing when they want us to waste taxpayer's money propping up unprofitable businesses: clearly profitable ones can go fuck themselves).

I'll tell you what deal I think the UK government made. They made the deal that any tariffs applied by the EU to any vehicles imported from the UK, will be directly applied in equal measure to vehicles exported from the EU to the UK. The EU have a lot more to lose then us. We have Rolls Royce, Bentley, Morgan, Lotus, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, JCB amongst others. The EU have Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW, VW, Seat, Dacia, Ferrari, Lamborghini and a lot more. They have a higher number of high volume manufacturers than we have. Any tariffs applied (quite rightly) in reciprocal fashion will damage them more than it damages us.

All we have to do to state our case for trading terms with the EU is to simply state that we would apply ANY tariffs the EU wish to impose on ANY goods shipped from the UK will be equally applied to goods coming in the opposite direction.

WTO rules my ass, tariffs will shrink to zero immediately. Think the EU governments would blindly follow the EU commission into committing political suicide? Because if the EU commission tried to make an example of us and applied punitive tariffs on cars made here, we'd just apply the same tariff and then ask VW to ship us cars made in Brazil at lower tariffs, or BMWs from America, Mercedes made in the U.S. too.

The big global companies wouldn't suffer, only the workers in the EU would. And those workers would quite rightly reward the governments that lost them their jobs, with a P45 of their own.

I work for a firm that supplies car parts around the world. Right now, thanks to the drop in the Pound, our exports are booming. Within weeks foreign buyers have cottoned on to the fact that our parts are cheaper than parts in the Euro zone and foreign sales are through the roof. One customer is actually bringing his car over from France to have work done on it. Taking jobs from EU workers we are. Terrible aren't we?

Monday, 12 September 2016

I, Deplorable

I rarely comment on U.S. politics. But the latest comments by Hilary Clinton resonate over this side of the pond too.

Her latest statements decrying half of Trump supporters as a "basket of Deplorables" shows utter contempt for the very people that may or may not vote her into office.

It's a clear example of the disconnect between the political elite and the public and their contempt for us.

It's the same as Emily Thornberry's comments about white van men, or Gordon Brown's "Bigoted Woman" comments.

It's why the leave campaign won the referendum. The public saw the EU as a totally political project, with politician's using it as a gravy train, earning millions in the European commision. "Jobs for the lads (or lasses)", a layer of plutocrats earning six figure salaries, lording it over the citizens of Europe unelected, unaccountable and unfettered.

The British public rightly declared this unacceptable.

It's okay to be an unelected person in charge of minor issues like trade, as in the Common Market of old, but once the same entity starts to dabble in lawmaking, taxation and politics, then the British people demand accountability. With no accountability written into any of the treaties forced upon us by the political elite, we decide to rightly call an end to it.

That disconnect, that "we know best" attitude, the setting themselves above the masses, is THE biggest indicator that they are setting themselves up for a fall. Because once the masses wake up and realise this they will give the elite a bloody nose.

I'm not sure that Trump is the true non-establishment figure he purports to be, I mean, he is part of the moneyed elite if he isn't part of the political elite. But if he successfully channels the anti-establishment feeling in politics in America he will win.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

UK Political Elite Coup Bubbles along Niocely.

Those readers that might have wondered whether I'd been wearing a hat made of finest baking foil when I made my last post.

Bu I stand by my point that because of Brexit, the controlling Elite (those that pay the bills for the political parties) are trying to stitch up British politics so that Brexit doesn't happen, or it will be so watered down that it will be catastrophic for the UK and we'll end up crawling back to the EU chastened and cowed.

The swift resignation of David Cameron after letting his big finance buddies down, led to the coronation without contest of Theresa May (a Remainer). Not sure who nobbled Boris's aspirations, but he got put in the most embarrassing position for someone that has railed against foreigners: The Foreign Office.

Dismal David Davies has been put in charge of Brexit and not a Dicky Bird has been heard from either office since. I hope the lack of information is due to the time needed to get everything re-aligned between the Foreign, Trade and Brexit offices. But.....

Now to Labour. After Brexit, a coup was staged and those best budds of the monied elite tried to force Jeremy Corbyn out. Fair play, Corbyn utilised his most dangerous trait (as I've iterated before) and ignored everyone, stuck to his principles and stayed put. Handy in the context of resisting the elite, not such a good trait if he resists deploying the nuclear option if Russia had a pop at us.

Owen Smith is the declared opponent to Corbyn, but Labour as a party are resisting the Putsch, recently adding another hard-line lefty to the Labour NEC. I don't really know where the Labour story will end, but I just wonder if the money men will view the new radical Labour with the same sympathy as a rabid dog and put it down. I really foresee the split of the moderate and maniacal wings of Labour with the moderates walking away to form a new Democratic Socialist Party (no relation to any similar monikered political parties that have existed previously). I assume this moderate socialist group won't ally with the Liberals, but will stand apart. Well if it has any sense it will.

Now to UKIP, the true 3rd party in the eyes of the public. (No-one mentions the Liberals these days even if they have more MPs in Parliament).

What the hell is happening in there? Farage's favourite candidate gets booted out of the leadership contests by slight of hand and some people preferred by candidates from previous parties are put forward. None of whom we've ever heard of. Mainly down to the cult of Farage, but really UKIP could do so much better. Hopefully the UKIP rank and file will elect someone with a decent profile and who will hold the government to account over Brexit. Because someone needs to while Labour implodes.

But it's unprecedented in politics that so many leaders resign and so many problems arise in so many parties.

Which is why we have to be wary against the stitch-up. If the political parties are aligning (or being aligned against their will) to weaken or even reverse Brexit, us, the public need to be on point, on guard and watching what happens over the next few months.

Sadly it seems that the way things are aligning, the Tories will deliberately botch things, UKIP will be weakened and unable to mount a controlling influence and the only true opposition will be a bunch of rabid socialists that no-one will ever consider voting for, thereby eliminating that threat to the destruction of the Brexit ideal.

Because our only voice is the ballot box and that's effectively silenced if the only true opposition is unelectable.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Leadsom out, May to be Coronated: Political Elite Coup Progresses

The Political Elite really were shocked about the Brexit vote. So scared are they at having lost the war, they are now in the process of fixing the peace.

Straight away the Conservative side caved and David Cameron resigned, having let his chums who hold the real power down by losing the referendum.

Boris was knifed so that a capable and principled politician wouldn't be able to manage the article 50 negotiations.

Now Leadsom has been put under extreme pressure from the media and personally to allow a Coronation of Theresa May, a Remainer with a pretty shit track record in office doing anything, but a pretty good record of covering her arse and making distracting speeches..

On the Labour side, as the Brexit vote came in, the shadow cabinet must have been told by the same people pulling the strings on the Tory side to stick the knife into Jeremy Corbyn. So they all resigned in an attempt to topple him from power.

Now, I don't like Jeremy Corbyn, I think he's a Trot and a Far-Left leftie of the worst kind, the kind that couldn't organise a student piss up of any merit back when they were young and now would fuck up royally while in office. But I respect he was voted into office by Labour Party members.

Also, I've started to see where he's coming from in attempting to stand firm against the Elite. It's the first time I've seen it in a very long time and it's shown the political coup for what it is: an attempt to take over and usurp the democratic will of the British people.

Even Nigel Farage, possibly the only person with the profile to keep Brexit negotiations honest and on-track to deliver the will of the people has resigned, which seems to be a measure of the pressure being put on political parties and their leaders by their big financial backers, the Elite.

Never before has this happened in British politics, it's unprecedented that so many leaders of so many parties have resigned at the same time, whilst at the same time those that champion the people and put the public first are plotted against.

Yet nothing is said by the media. Which is strange given that it's a BIG story. So, why would they not want you to notice this? Because if you did take notice, like you did with mass immigration forcing labour costs down, you might demand change.

With the biggest political drivers for change out of the picture, what exactly do you think is going to happen?