Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Nigel Farage Does the Right thing, Meanwhile, UKIP implodes.

Nigel Farage has stated he won't contest the 300-odd seats held by the Conservatives at the last election. and will instead concentrate on the Labour and Lib Dem seats.

This is a great move from a Conservative perspective, but I'm not sure whether the move will go down well in the Labour heartlands. mainly because Northern Labour candidates can brush the Brexit Party as the Faux Tory party.

Nigel now has to push an agenda and policy that differentiates him from the Tories and also dispels some of the myths about Brexit Party policy, especially regarding immigration, the NHS and benefits.

It's just not enough to shout Brexit and think you can get MPs into seats. Nigel has to start pushing policies.

With the right tactics, the Brexit Party can win a few seats in the North and hold the balance of power in Westminster. And this is what Nigel should be aiming for, as well as explaining to people the advantages of having a few TBP MPs in parliament. Mainly to supress the remain tendency in the Labour Party and Parliament as a whole at bay.

He should be out in the Media reminding the 17.4 million people and the 60-70% pro-Brexit margin in Northern constituencies how they have not just been ignored by their Labour MPs, but their MPs have actively voted against their wishes.

Hopefully with the right strategy, TBP can gain seats. The news this week of them not contesting Conservative seats is a step in the right direction. It's a shame though they didn't at least go up against any pro-remain voting Tories still in place and contesting seats.

In other news, it looks like UKIP is in it's final death throes. My local constituency group have called an EGM with the agenda of voting no confidence in the NEC and the Chairman. My local constituency Chairman has resigned in disgust at the antics of the UKIP NEC. UKIP party rules means that a significant number of constituencies calling for an EGM automatically triggers a national EGM and the automatic disbandment of the UKIP NEC. But I think that the UKIP NEC will hold on and refuse to go, against the wishes of the party members. It seems to be a trend in Politics these days. ;-)

To be honest, UKIP is as close to dead in the water as can be. No-one will go for leadership while they can't lead. Without a leader and with a membership at odds with the NEC and with the NEC and Chairman failing to realise they are killing the party, I'm convinced that if it doesn't fold up by the end of this year, by the end of 2020 UKIP will be no more.

It's a sad ending for a party that forced UK politics to change direction, won a huge victory and got 17.4 million people to vote to leave the EU and win the referendum.

It's a shame that those in the UKIP NEC could not work for the good of the party and not self-inflated ego. That they could not see what they were doing to the party, after successive leaders came an went. That the NEC were the problem and not the solution.

RIP UKIP.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Why as a Low-Paid Working Class Male I will not vote for the Labour Party.

First off, let me state I'm low Paid. Under 20 grand, which puts me way under the average wage. I'm not on minimum wage (although if the Conservative pledge to bump it up to £10.50 an hour happens, I may well be).

So, I'm working class, low paid. Yet I will not vote for the Labour Party, the traditional home of the low paid working class.

If there is anyone out there reading this that wants to attempt to convince me that voting Labour would benefit me, please do put it in a comment. I'd love the debate.

The reasons are many, but the overall reason is that the Labour Party and it's policies do not represent me. It does not champion the working class. It does not fight for us.

Instead it concentrates on platitudes and virtue signalling.

"More money to the NHS"... which means more taxation of my already meagre wages.

"Better Welfare"... which means even more taxation of my already meagre wages to pay benefits.

"Employers and the Rich should pay more tax"... which means there's a high likelihood that thanks to the already huge pressures on retail companies thanks to increased rates, higher employer N.I. or higher business rates or corporation tax will tip retail companies over the edge into closure. I high chance then that I'll end up jobless and on benefits then.

"Open Borders and Free Movement".... which means more competition for jobs, especially low-paid jobs. Which means there's a higher risk of me and other people like me staying on benefits.

"Free NHS treatment for non-UK nationals"... means that the NHS will not be able to cope as it tries to treat the world's sick and ill. The clamour to pay even more tax money to the NHS will increase and taxation of even low wages like mine will increase. The alternative is to borrow more now and then get the kids and grandkids to pay off the debt.

We had that with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, that cynically borrowed massively to fund their supposed boom. The tax credits system or Tony Blair job creation scheme as I call it. The scheme that rather than reduce taxes at source, set up a huge administration to take a portion of tax to give back to working families and also pay the wages of the new administrators set up to administer it. So wasteful and so cynical as it allows companies to pay even lower wages to families while relying on taxpayers to make up the shortfall. Genius!

As it stands, I cannot see how the Labour party's policies would benefit me. Conversely, all I see is more negativity in my future if Labour get into power.

Nope, I will not vote for Labour.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Lib-Dems capaign for change... but is it for the better?

It's reported that Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats said today that the election in December could deliver "Seismic Change" when a "New and different Politics emerges".

Indeed it could if you vote Liberal Democrat.

It could usher in a new politics where the biggest democratic vote in the history of the UK is totally ignored.

A new politics where despite 17.4 million people voting to leave the EU, the political party voted into power will instead keep us inside the EU.

It ushers in a new and different style of Politics where the democratic vote is ignored. It ushers in a version of politics where votes don't count.

It unwittingly a new authoritarian age.

It also unwittingly ushers in an age where political change is not facilitated by peaceful democratic means.

That's not a new and different type of politics I want to have in the UK.

Monday, 4 November 2019

The Corporate Takeover of the Environmental Lobby will Kill us All.

I posted a comment over at Sargon of Akkad's interview of Piers Corbyn (brother of Jeremy and climate specialist) here:

https://youtu.be/grtV811cURU

"I've blogged for years that the climate change business is a con. It's the biggest redistribution of wealth from poor to rich in history. All you have to look at is where the money actually ends up. tariffs are used to "offset carbon".

Sounds innocuous eh? But what "offsetting carbon" consists of is buying carbon credits on the stock market. The carbon credits are traded just like any other commodity by er, traders..those people who make millions on the stock market.

In essence it's making money out of thin air.

The money also goes directly to landowners to pay rent for wind turbines, even the Queen gets a bung from the offshore wind farms. Then the big corporations making the turbines get the money, and the power companies get subsidies.

It's a bloody good confidence trick getting the whole western world panicked into shovelling money to already rich people.

The only people not benefitting are the poor people that can't afford to pay inflated energy bills."

The corporate and globalist takeover of the environmental lobby is worth an article in the press at the very least, but the problem is the press or journalists do not investigate this kind of thing any more. The press is already in the hands of the corporates as is the internet. Dissenting voices are bing silenced and no journalist who wants to stay a journalist will dissent.

It's bad enough that science has been hijacked by the corporates: no science is funded without some payback for the corporation or academic institution doing the science. It's hard for anyone to do any science which pushes boundaries or goes against "settled" science. God forbid that someone goes against the current narrative.

That is not Science as I understand it. Science has to be open and ready to be challenged. The theories are there to be tested and if necessary defeated and replaced with better, more robust theories. But corporations don't like uncertainty, they trade in absolutes. They don't want to spend huge sums of money on new theories (that may lead to lucrative patents) only to find a decade later that someone comes up with "better" science.

So, science is already corrupted by the corporates. The most prominent field being climate science. Some bloke who majors in Statistical science (and we all know the old adage about statistics) brings together some disparate data and then produces the so-called "hockey-stick" graph that purports to show that carbon dioxide produces global warming and that the  increase in CO2 globally is increasing exponentially. The result of man's industrial efforts, so the consensus says.

But hang on... although there may be a link to CO2 levels and global temperatures, there has not been a provable scientific link that CO2 causes global warming: only that the two tend to mirror each other. It could be that warming causes an increase in CO2. It could be that something else is causing the warming. If something else causes the warming, it's especially bad if computer models rely in CO2 level in the atmosphere as the cause of warming. Because those climate models will miss the TRUE cause and result of any changes in the atmosphere and the scientists who are so cocksure of themselves could be leading us into a different sort of climate catastrophe.

The refusal to even converse with dissenting scientific voices and to call them "deniers" is dangerous.
Would you call scientists working to overturn Einstein's theories "relativity deniers"? No, the person provides a new theory and it is tested and if repeatable, it becomes the new doctrine.

Not so with environmentalism. The science is "settled", fixed in aspic and not debateable. But without the correct data being used in the climate computer models, we could be heading for an ice age, or a global drought or some other global event that we are not preparing for.

But science is not the only area the corporations have taken over. The likes of Greenpeace, once a worthy organisation has grown so big it now ranks amongst the biggest corporations. It has a corporate mentality and with it the corruption of ideas that corporatism brings.

It has swung fully behind the climate change pseudo-science.

Extinction Rebellion, notionally a "people's movement" is actually well-funded. Funded by whom? Well, the only people with the money to bring thousands of protesters into London (enough to almost close the city down) are the big corporations, or their beneficiaries.

Compare the numbers with a true people's movement like the pro-Brexit protesters and you can see the difference. The pro-Brexit protesters are financing their protest out of their own pockets.

The pro-Remain and climate protesters are well-funded and well-organised.

The object of all of this corporate activity is political control. In essence the corporates want no boundaries to their activities. They want political control of the population. They want to make the rules to suit them. The want consistent profits. They want no borders, so they can ship goods around the world with the lowest cost. They want to be able to make goods in the cheapest part of the world and sell it in the most expensive part of the world without any tariffs or hindrance of any kind that would affect profits.

They want a cheap workforce. Open borders allows them to ship cheap labour to anywhere in the globe without any regulations. If the indigenous population does not comply with open borders so they can't ship humans seamlessly into countries they need them, they will just replace the humans with the robots they are developing. It may take longer for the corporations to achieve their goal that way, but a worker who's initial outlay is fixed, who never asks for a pay raise and whose maintenance cost is predictable and who never leaves the company is the holy grail for the big global corporations.

You, squishy human, you are just in the way of the corporate steamroller.

Fight back now, while you can, while our political process gives you a mechanism to do so. The time is nearly upon us when the corporates have complete control. Brexit has taught us that we are almost at a stage where voting is useless.

We need to give the corporates another bloody nose at the election and claim back our country. For our children if for no-one else's sake.

Election 2019: Pro-Brexit Options not so clear.

Gina Miller, the woman that loves so much to use money to influence our politics, has set up a website so that remainers can strengthen their vote by tactically voting.

Really, that in essence means voting for the Lib-Dems as they are the only party with a clear policy to revoke article 50 and keep us in the EU.

Labour are so unclear on any subject, you can have two senior shadow cabinet ministers on two separate channels giving two separate policy statements. I've heard about having your cake and eat it, or being everything to everybody, but Labour are just so bloody ridiculous on anything.

So, the remain option is clear: ditch Labour and vote Lib-Dem. At least for this election. And many traditionally Labour voters usually don't have a problem handing their vote to the lib-dems because they're not the Tories. And at the moment those sort of voters will not vote for a Corbyn/Momentum-led Labour party anyway.

The Pro-Brexit option for voting is not so clear.

In Labour heartlands, I would assume that the clear winner in the pro-Brexit stakes will be The Brexit Party. Most people will vote for them as it's still not voting for the Tories. BUT the Brexit Party need to put up some credible working-class candidates. Anyone that looks and talks like a Tory will get slated and at best people will just abstain from voting. If they put up someone who has lived a working class life and talks from the same life experiences will attract votes.

In Tory-held areas, the issue becomes very unclear. A vote for The Brexit Party weakens the Tory vote, which in theory could allow a Lib-Dem victory in marginal TBP/Tory seats.

One thing is clear: the 17.4 million voters who cast their vote for Brexit back in 2016 need to get themselves on the voting register and VOTE!

The pro-Brexit candidates, whether TBP or Tory need an overwhelming majority of voters supporting them to get the pro-Brexit parties into Parliament and get Brexit done.

The thing not to do is bitch and moan and say you're not going to vote again because your referendum vote hasn't been taken seriously.

All I'd say to that mentality is: You have to hit a nail more than once to drive it home.

Friday, 1 November 2019

The Rise of the Corporates: Fascism in a Velvet Glove.

Very slowly and gently, over the past 5 decades or so, the big corporations have taken over the world. 

This is just not evident from the current debate about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google manipulating the debating space, but it's been going on for decades with the big arms corporations, the petrochemical industry, the city traders and the banks.

Once the corporations attain critical mass and a percentage of the country becomes dependent on their industry, then governments become sensitive to their requests. It's a pretty damn obvious statement really: the corporation become big enough to influence a proportion of GDP, the government is going to bend over backwards to avoid losing that revenue.

And this is where the corporate power has risen from. Such that certain corporations can dictate to HMRC how much (if any) tax revenue they will pay to government. With us normal plebs, it's the other way round: HMRC tell you.

Now they have control of public debate in the form of the online tech Giants, the machinations of the big corporates is more public than ever. Yet government seem powerless to enforce some sort of moratorium or enact legislation to protect free speech.

In fact we're seeing a movement of young people cosseted by the corporate cabal that actively protest AGAINST free speech! They might think they are independent thinkers, but when you trace the tenuous lines back to the source of the money that props them up, it ALWAYS links back to the big corporations or their owners. The obvious name seemingly with fingers in dozens of anti-democratic corporatist authoritarian "peoples" movements is of course George Soros. Yep, the guy that almost bankrupted the UK during the ERM fiasco.

If only those independent thinkers would look up the dictionary definition of corporatism..

corporatism

NOUN


  1. the control of a state or organization by large interest groups.
    "fascism was the high point of corporatism."
That last statement hits the nail on the head. The level of control the corporations have over the state, their ability to stand up against the democratically elected government, the influence they have directly over normal people, is tantamount to Fascism. Especially this new wave of authoritarian corporatism, encapsulated by the extinction rebellion and the push to prevent Brexit and gain freedom from the antidemocratic EU.
 
These are indications of the way the corporates want things to go in the future: no borders, no barriers to global trading, one world government, one currency, no dissenters, no free speech, no pointing out the strings being pulled around the world.
 
This is fair warning as to what awaits the young if they keep doing what they are told and don't start to think for themselves.
 
All those cosy benefit you get with Apple products, while surfing the web checking Facebook and posting YouTube videos while drinking your coffee from Starbucks whilst protesting that the government should have more control over what people do and calling for an end to hate speech....
 
All of those are leading you into an authoritarian, fascist world of the future.  Don't blame us oldies for ruining your life. We voted to leave the EU so we could get away from corporate control of politics and the appointed crony commission. We wanted freedom, you want the opposite.
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Braime Out as Leader of UKIP. Toxic UKIP NEC strikes again

It looks like Richard Braime, the leader of UKIP has resigned, after the party's National Executive Committee vetoed some of his selections for various positions.

That's after the NEC wading into the leadership contest itself and refusing to allow previous leader Gerard batten to stand.

Before I joined UKIP, I said the NEC were the problem in the party. I said that they acted almost like plants from other parties with a mandate to kill off UKIP.

I think they have almost succeeded. Certainly I and others have decided not to renew our memberships after the dismal performance in the EU elections (were was the campaign?) and we saw the shenanigans around the leadership contest.

UKIP seem to be on a death spiral now and only the membership can save it by triggering an EGM and forcing the NEC to resign. Then just maybe UKIP can get some people on the NEC that will allow a new direction to emerge from the ashes of the old UKIP.

Or maybe that is the Brexit party....