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London Assembly for Rejoin

The London Assembly elections take place soon. If you vote strategically, you will be able to send a strong message to the whole of the country that we wish to Rejoin the EU. This will not affect the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor. Let me explain how:

You have three votes : Mayor, constituency London Assembly Member and London-wide Assembly Members. Each election operates under different rules and therefore you don’t have to split the vote for Major in order to give your third vote to the Rejoin Party candidates. Read the rules at The Electoral Commission.

Help The Rejoin Party at their campaign events:

Fri 12 April : Soho and Fitzrovia : 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Soho Square Gardens W1D 4NR

Sat 13 April : Notting Hill and Portobello Road :11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Portobello Road Market, near Notting Hill Gate W11 1AN

Sun 14 April : Hackney: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Hackney Central, Broadway Market E8 4PH

Mon 15 April : University College London (UCL) and Surrounding Area: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Malet Place, near UCL Main Quad WC1E 6BT

Wed 17 April : London School of Economics (LSE) and Surrounding Area: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Sheffield Street, outside LSE Old Building WC2A 2AE

Thur 18 April : Islington: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Angel Central Shopping Centre N1 0PS

Sat 20 April : Shoreditch and Hoxton: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Shoreditch High Street, near Boxpark E1 6JE

Sun 21 April : South Bank and Waterloo: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Near the Southbank Centre Book Market SE1 8XX

Fri 26 April : King’s Cross and St Pancras International: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Near the entrance to the international departures N1C 4QP

Sat 27 April : Camden Market and Surrounds: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Camden Lock Place, near the food market NW1 8AF

The only good Brexit is a dead Brexit

The only good Brexit

The only good Brexit … is a dead Brexit … it has become painfully clear that Brexit has not delivered any of the so-called freedoms, nor solved any of Britain’s problems or opened up opportunities of any equivalent value when compared with our previous membership of the ‘club’. Yet, even the Financial Times find it necessary to court proven liars such as Matthew Elliot in their recent film on the subject. Elliot attempts to make the argument that Brexit has not delivered because our mainstream politicians are not willing to seize opportunities, but then fails to identify any. It’s a thinly disguised argument to invite the Brexit ultras to the table, and with it, full fat fascism to Little Britain. Watch the FT film at the end of this article. Before that, watch this two minute short piece which sums up what Brexit was really about. My film is devoid of academic references as these tend to need much more time, but the supporting facts and validation can be found at the accompanying article Populism will eat itself.

Music soundtrack by Peter Cook. Available on Bandcamp.

The film has already produced a visceral reaction from a leave voter who has clearly been affected by the film’s dystopian machine-styled soundtrack (deliberate) and the speed / brevity of the messages. He appears to have been somewhat triggered by the experience, which is good. Sadly, ‘Alan the Hat’ has no collateral in terms of his own research, content etc. Nor does he have any followers on his You Tube channel. I aim to provide a good (free) service and admittedly packed a lot of text into two minutes. Alan clearly has problems reading big words and sentences that are more difficult than “the cat bit the dog”, so I have provided a summary of the points below so he may study them in greater detail.

Tory gaslighting on an industrial scale fuelled Brexit. It continues via a daily stream of dead cats to take people off the scent of Brexit. Examples incude the need to incarcerate legal migrants, identity politics, constant scandals etc.

Brexit delivered 4.5% GDP LOSS into perpetuity and a broken NHS which Boris Johnson promised to fix, with the fabled £350 million per week on the bus. Brexit has damaged our resilience as a nation and therefore our ability to settle strikes with public sector workers and so on. Growth is for the birds in such circumstances. We are once again the sick man of Europe.

Cost of living impacts have Brexit as a major contribution. Food inflation has reached 20% There are more to come once border checks come in later in 2024 … In the next 28 days we will see further inflation on goods imported from Europe and barriers to trade for exporters. See Brexit Inflation. The Brexiteers’ explanation of this is that Brussels are ‘punishing’ us. Get real, we are now no longer a member of the golf club hence there are associated costs and barriers. The Golf Club analogy I made in 2018 is prescient here:

Brexit Golf Club Analogy
We are now a third country. Membership had benefits.

Brexit has delivered broken businesses, broken promises, broken lives and broken livelihoods. It is not true to say that Brexit Breaks Britain as this implies that Brexit is done. It is not and I deliberately choose the phrase Brexit’s Breaking Britain as it is more accurate.

Brexit weaponised an increase in racial tension from Brexit extremists such as Patel, Braverman, Badenoch, Anderson, Gullis, Mordaunt, Mogg, Farage, Tice Truss et al. They are responsible for killing people seeking safety from warzones.

Brexit has meant broken promises to farmers, fishermen, police, teachers, social carers et al. As a small example, the British replacement for the Common Agricultural Policy does not compare in any way to what we had, faults and all. Listen to the farmer in the FT film below for more on his topic.

Perhaps one of the real reasons for Brexit is yet to materialise … ‘Singapore on Thames’ beckons, with the ‘sale of the century’ via SEZs and a return to a feudal society. If you want to understand what an SEZ is, read @EuropeanPowell’s explanation of what you are about to receive whilst you are being gaslit by tales of royal cancers and gender reassignment..

Extract from @EuropeanPowell’s work. Follow him on Twitter.

Brexit is not done per Boris Johnson’s lie of an ‘oven ready deal’. Impacts will continue for the next decade.

Liz Truss’ experiment in Brexonomics cost an uncool £70 billion and ruined young people’s hopes of home ownership in just 49 days. Just imagine what the Brexit hardcore could achieve.

Boris Johnson used COVID to literally ‘mask’ Brexit impacts … what I termed a ‘Britastrophe.

Britastrophe
Johnson must have jumped for joy when COVID hit. It was an opportunity to kill 30 000 OAPs in care homes whilst operating as a mass distraction for ‘getting Brexit done’. Click the image for more on our Britastrophe.

Brexit means a loss of freedom of movement, student exchange scheme and more travel friction / costs. All of this is self inflicted as part of our so-called democratic referendum.

Both the Tories and Labour are presently engaged in distraction, distortion and dead cattery, in their attempts to erase the mistake of Brexit and secure votes. Brexit has so far claimed five Prime Ministers. It will also claim Keir Starmer.

Brexit will continue to break Britain unless we Join the EU anew. We can do this. The door remains open and even The Telegraph are now recommending it.

All the while, Labour are asleep at the wheel of Brexit misfortune. Keir Starmer cannot deliver his transformation without recovering our resilience.

‘Stop the boats’ has failed. It was yet another dead cat to channel people’s anger in the Daily Mail / Excess. In any case, better answers to migration are available. See our immigration algorithm.

The damage of Brexit is cumulative and much of it irreversible. Labour’s talk of rejoining from 2032 is therefore disingenuous and despicable.

We are essentially Sunakered. Listen to our dialogue with James O’Brien on this point.

Do have a look at the FT film which overall gives a good coverage of the state of our Brexit nation. I am disappointed at the lack of fact checking of some of the statements by Matthew Elliot. Where the film falls short is in the area of leadership, preferring instead to look for incremental adjustments which will not address the elephant in the room. A few mealy mouthed journalists apologise for Keir Starmer’s “management by focus groups”. Peter Foster makes the error that, since nobody wants to talk about Brexit, it will go away as an issue dividing families. Perhaps he needs to study the psychology of ‘closure’ a bit more carefully. Sure, the word Brexit can be airbrushed out of public discourse and there has been a concerted effort by politicians on most sides to do so, but the ‘dark mark’ of Brexit will be left on society unless the issue is resolved. Resolution can come through a number of means and not just another referendum. As I said in 2019, “Let’s Talk About Brexit“, maybe the title of their film acknowledges this need. Martin Wolf comes out head and shoulders above the rest of the journos and politicos with an honest appraisal of the mess that we’re in. We do need to talk about Brexit. Conduct a Brexorcism today.

Worth 30 minutes of your time.

Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s Brexit in numbers from official Government figures and other trusted sources:

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Finally, Marina Purkiss and Max Robespierre nail Keir Starmer in this pithy piece:

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Dover and out

We recently went to Dover to find out what people really think about Brexit. Most now realise that they were lied to and Brexit has not delivered on the promises from the 2016 ‘brochure’. Write to your MP to demand an end to Brexit carnage. Contrary to what people believe, Brexit is far from done and it’s possible to Rejoin if we apply enough pressure. The Rejoin Party are standing 11 candidates in the London Mayoral Election, in non-competitive seats under a proportional system, so it is possible to express your view without damaging Mayor. Watch our video account of the day:

The most insightful part of our day was not recorded, when we came upon the station staff at Dover Priory rail station. Three men and one woman. The woman was born and bred in the area, had a mining family from Shepherdswell, probably voted Labour originally, but voted for Boris in 2019 on the promise of stopping immigration. She planned to vote for Reform as she felt betrayed by the Tories. As usual she was resistant to questions about being lied to (time was very short for a decent Brexorcism) and said she did not care about future generations (again this is typical of the residual hardcore Brexiteer). Her colleagues were most amused as we asked questions and gently prodded her about her underlying xenophobia (one of the other station staff was black).

Conduct Brexorcisms today – here’s how it’s done.

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Books to change minds. Click image to view.
Iron Maiden

Run to the hills

This list will probably be out of date by the time it is published. Thank you to my musical chum Dr Mike Alexander for sending me this list. Fear of losing one’s seat is a powerful motivator and the Tories have run to the hills to quote Iron Maiden. Order our leaflets to end Tory rule.

  • Douglas Ross – Moray (announced 14/10/21)
  • Charles Walker – Broxbourne (announced 2/2/22)
  • Crispin Blunt – Reigate (announced 1/5/2022)
  • Mike Penning – Hemel Hempstead (announced 17/5/2022)
  • Adam Afriyie – Windsor (announced 22/7/2022)
  • Andrew Percy – Brigg and Goole (announced 8/11/2022)
  • Chloe Smith – Norwich North (announced 22/11/2022)
  • William Wragg – Hazel Grove (announced 22/11/2022)
  • Gary Streeter – South West Devon (announced 25/11/2022)
  • Dehenna Davison – Bishop Auckland (announced 25/11/2022)
  • Chris Skidmore – Kingswood (announced 26/11/2022)
  • Sajid Javid – Bromsgrove (announced 2/12/2022)
  • Mark Pawsey – Rugby (announced 5/12/2022)
  • Matt Hancock* – West Suffolk (announced 7/12/2022)
  • George Eustice – Camborne and Redruth (announced 18/1/2023)
  • Edward Timpson – Eddisbury (announced 1/2/2023)
  • Jo Gideon – Stoke-on-Trent Central (announced 9/2/2023)
  • Paul Beresford – Mole Valley (announced 12/2/2023)
  • Stephen McPartland – Stevenage (announced 13/2/2023)
  • Robin Walker – Worcester (announced 3/3/2023)
  • Gordon Henderson – Sittingbourne and Sheppey (announced 17/3/2023)
  • Graham Brady – Altrincham and Sale West (announced 17/3/2023)
  • Pauline Latham – Mid Derbyshire (announced 19/3/2023)
  • Craig Whittaker – Calder Valley (announced 21/3/2023)
  • Stuart Anderson – Wolverhampton South West (announced 27/3/2023)
  • Nicola Richards – West Bromwich East (announced 27/3/2023)
  • Henry Smith – Crawley (announced 31/3/2023)
  • John Howell – Henley (announced 12/4/2023)
  • Robert Goodwill – Scarborough (announced 13/4/2023)
  • Julian Knight – Solihull (announced 21/4/2023)
  • Jonathan Djanogly – Huntingdon (announced 21/4/2023)
  • Christopher Pincher – Tamworth (announced 26/4/2023)
  • Matthew Offord – Hendon (announced 2/5/2023)
  • Alister Jack – Dumfries and Galloway (announced 17/5/2023)
  • Richard Bacon – South Norfolk (announced 20/5/2023) 
  • Philip Dunne – Ludlow (announced 22/5/2023)
  • Dominic Raab – Esher and Walton (announced 22/5/2023)
  • Andy Carter – Warrington South (announced 30/5/2023)
  • Will Quince – Colchester (announced 9/6/2023)
  • Royston Smith – Southampton Itchen (announced 9/6/2023)
  • Bill Cash – Stone (announced 10/6/2023)
  • Lucy Allan – Telford (announced 15/6/2023)
  • Steve Brine – Winchester (announced 23/6/2023)
  • Chris Clarkson – Heywood and Middleton (announced 28/6/2023)
  • Ben Wallace – Wyre and Preston North (announced 15/7/2023)
  • Trudy Harrison – Copeland (announced 24/07/2023)
  • Stephen Hammond – Wimbledon (announced 14/9/2023)
  • David Jones – Clwyd West (announced 20/9/2023)
  • Alok Sharma – Reading West (announced 26/9/23)
  • Chris Grayling – Epsom and Ewell (announced 06/10/23)
  • John Baron – Basildon and Billericay (announced 26/10/23)
  • Nick Gibb – Bognor Regis and Littlehampton (announced 13/11/2023)
  • Bob Stewart – Beckenham (announced 20/11/2023)
  • James Duddridge – Rochford and Southend East (announced 20/11/2023)
  • Oliver Heald – North East Hertfordshire (announced 23/01/2024)
  • Mike Freer – Finchley and Golders Green (announced 31/01/2024)
  • Bob Neill – Bromley and Chislehurst (announced 2/02/2024)
  • Kwasi Kwarteng – Spelthorne (announced 6/02/2024)
  • Nickie Aiken – Cities of London and Westminster (announced 7/02/2024)
  • Tracey Crouch – Chatham and Aylesford (announced 12/02/2024)
  • Kieran Mullan – Crewe and Nantwich (announced 13/02/2024)
  • Paul Scully – Sutton and Cheam (announced 4/03/2024) 
  • Theresa May – Maidenhead (announced 8/03/2024)
  • Brandon Lewis – Great Yarmouth (announced 14/03/2024)

Bubbling under : Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham) and Kelly (Chav) Tolhurst (Rochester and Strood). Sunak next?

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Run for your life …..

And finally, thanks to Helga Perry for these Iron Maiden quotes which describe the malaise of the Tory party perfectly ….

The number of the beast is 10 Downing Street.

No prayer for the dying Tories

No piece of mind for Johnson

Theresa May Cat

Theresa May RIP

The popular view of Theresa May in the wake of her decision to stand down as an MP is ‘good riddance’. As always, I wish to put forward a more nuanced view. My title does not wish her dead by the way, just that she now has some peace from the swivel-headed loons on both sides of the Brexit debate. Here’s a few inconvenient facts for Remoaners and Brexiteers alike:

Sure, yes, May’s record at the Home Office was pretty terrible. The hostile environment and so on. Not as terrible as Patel, Braverman et al, but terrible. Then there was Windrush …

However, May appointed a 52:48 cabinet to respect the Brexit vote, whereas Johnson reduced the gene pool to far right nutters and sycophants. See my interview on the BBC for more on this point.

I spoke with Michel Barnier a little while back. He pointed out that May had two battles to fight. The one on Brexit and the bigger one of her own party fighting like cats in a sack. Eventually they killed her. Paul Witts nails the leadership difficulty in one pithy paragraph:

Although the only good Brexit remains (sic) a dead Brexit, Theresa May’s deal was the ‘high water mark’ of Brexit deals. Crucially it covered the economic relationship, security co-operation, cross-cutting issues and institutional arrangements that would preserve the future relationship. if you cannot now remember the details, see Institute for Government.  Johnson systematically degraded May’s deal to get it through Parliament. He allowed no scrutiny of the deal using Christmas and COVID as a distraction and not even reading the contract himself. Rishi Sunak has quietly tried to restore elements of Theresa May’s deal through what I called a Pay as EU go rejoin strategy. However, ‘Logical incrementalism’ has many faults, as I pointed out in conversation with the BBC’s Jonty Bloom.

May fought her own party, saying that they would end up with no Brexit deal at all if they did not unite on more than one occasion. Mr Bullion is always on point (and pints) with points about strategy:

The illusion of control Johnson style – a fancy slogan but totally vacuous.

May did not indulge in public backstabbing of her own party. I’m pretty sure she was a tough opponent in the back rooms though.

May was socially inept. Yet, did you prefer Johnson, Truss or Sunak? What exactly is so wrong about being good at the strategy and details but rather less good at the presentation? Please write to me when you have found the perfect leader.

She was however rubbish at Grenfell and I’m not saying in any way that she was perfect before the attacks on my analysis begin.

I was shot down in flames when I suggested that Remainers should support Theresa in her last months as PM. I pointed out that we’d end up with Boris and a hard Brexit. Look what happened … ? !! The European Movement and other large Remoan groups were consumed by the visceral reactions of the mob. May stayed in the party when others fled. Can anyone imagine how hard that might be?

Theresa. You are not Mother Theresa. Nadine Dorries even pointed out that you are not a mother. However I feel you are owed some thanks for trying to hold back the tide of the swivel-headed Brexiteers.

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Tim Evans

Snippets

As we continue our sleepwalk into fascism via Michael Gove’s weaponisation of protest, I was extremely saddened by the news that Tim Evans died at the age of 63 a few days ago. Tim was a great pro-EU / anti-Brexit campaigner who never missed an opportunity to influence someone. For some reason unknown to me, I decided to go for a train and bicycle road trip to Teynham (Brexit central) to reflect on his life. Thinking about Tim’s example to never miss a moment, I also decided to renew the signage on my bike. I know that such things are conversation starters, much in the way that Tim would confront even the most difficult people at Parliament. I was not dissappointed. The ticket collector on the train immediately commented on the sign:

ME “Really?

I could have simply said “all?” or “what’s all over the French media / which media?” but was about to leave the train so I went with a direct challenge to establish some hierarchy (Not that clever in the scheme of things but tempus fugit etc. and it stopped him in his tracks)

ME “I’ve written three books on the topic and spoken with Michel Barnier. It does not matter what the right wing media say here (or in France), I’m afraid that you are talking twaddle”

I muttered a few things more and repeated the word twaddle. He wandered off up the carriage. A few minutes later I decided to give him a card as I left the train, saying in front of several other people: “Look, have a look at the website. There’s 400 films, several thousand articles and three books there. get an education”.

On reflection I suspected that this man was a slightly desperate leaver trying to use his French wife as a human shield for his views. He was also slightly trapped by his need for courtesy as a ticket collector. I admit that my intervention was little crude, but time was short and I was in no mood for appeasement, having thought ‘what would Tim have done?’. Every conversation counts.

Rage Against The Brexit Machine
Bicycle signage that opens difficult conversations.

Imagine my surprise when I got off the train. A man with a can of JD and Coke approached me on the platform and got in the lift with me. I felt another unpromising conversation coming on ….

ME “I have more.”

I explained a little of my work and that the sign was just a very small part of the whole). He then said:

We then had a conversation on the platform and I offered him my card which he was very grateful for. What a great surprise and a justification of my decision to celebrate Tim’s life by upping my game a bit on a cold day in Spring.

I cycled on to The Chequers in Lewson Street without meeting anyone or discussing Brexit, giving myself a moment of peace to reflect on Tim’s passing. We were about to meet for coffee at Charlotte and Ginger in Leatherhead after Tim refused to meet Gina Miller with me, saying that he’d been badly let down by her a while back. We had agreed to restrict ourselves to looking back over performing songs together at Downing Street, driving people crazy with the Bollocks to Brexit Mini and more mayhem. Tim was a one off, much better than some of the London elites who attempt to tell us how we must behave, many of whom have never met a Brexiteer, let alone interacted with them. Tim was real force of nature who had a great sense of musical theatre and a real understanding of the use of the absurd as a way into the inner sanctums of Brexiteers. I recall that he also used to upset some of the snowflakes at Parliament with his ‘Benny Hill’ styled lyrical rewrites of popular songs. I recall people used to report Tim to me hoping I would censor him. I never did. Now we have laws against extremism as a result of appeasement!! Will the pc middle classes of middle England ever get a little bit angry or learn how to use satire to reach past people’s heads to their hearts, souls and arse souls?

Tim Evans as Sir Francis Drake
Tim Evans as Sir Francis Drake – also featuring Clive Lewis R.I.P.

You can get a lot done in a little time if you are prepared.

Never assume that people cannot be persuaded.

Be visual. Find ways to start the Brexit conversation on every street corner, cafe, pub etc. This is the gentle art of Brexorcism.

Learn how to conduct full Brexorcisms here. The ones in this article are not really the full artform.

Life is too short. Don’t overthink the need to overthrow Brexit. Just do it !!

Thank you Tim Evans. Even in death you have enriched my life. You were naughty but nice to quote Dick Emery !!

Tim Evans
Tim Evans 1961 – 2024 RIP.
The Wall
Let’s end Brexit madness – click to read more.
The Brexit Iceberg

Brexit four years on

Today marks the fourth anniversary of Brexit and we’ve nothing to show for it. The last remaining Brexiteers tell me that ‘it’s too soon to say’ – of course that’s rubbish, four years is plenty of time for some formative evaluation across the STEEPLE factors. They also say that people like me have thwarted Brexit … I never realised I had so much power !!… In case of amnesia, we were sold Brexit in 2016 with a brochure that promised ONLY sunny uplands and NO downsides. Neither have materialised. Meanwhile the dead cats are out in force : Vaping, Conscription, Rwanda, Cheese, Hanging … the list goes on in the Daily Excess, the Daily Maul and The Son. Brexit has failed. The only good Brexit is a dead Brexit. We can and must join EU anew as a priority.

Click to read Gina Miller’s piece in the New European today.

Read The Ayes Have It

The comments below come from Linkedin in response to a post by The Crocodile Club. They are ‘one of a kind’ as the sum up the sheer desperation of the last remaining Brexiteers. They also bear testimony to the poverty of what I call ‘online Brexorcisms’. By definition these people are the extremists and I’m always more interested in the silent majority. Matthew deserves the chance to read what he wrote again. I pity his employer. He has become trapped by the quasi religion of Brexit.

When you lose the argument, attack the crocodile …
When you cannot answer the question, gaslight away from the question …
When you have REALLY lost the argument, just insult the messenger …

These below are some of the reasons why online Brexorcisms are often ineffective taken from my book Reboot Britain. It is a social process, not a social media process. We are fast approaching the point where a super majority believe that Brexit has failed. Once that happens, politicians have to listen or lose their seats. Labour are complicit in the radio silence on the matter, as are the Lib Dems who have copped out by saying that we’ll rejoin ‘at some time in the future. Simply dodging the question.

Online Brexorcisms
Online Brexorcisms – click to read Reboot Britain

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Don’s rant

Don Adamson is a seasoned anti-Brexit activist with a unique style that takes no prisoners. Read his work carefully – it has many facts sometimes hidden beneath his rants. As a senior citizen I feel no urge to edit him or apologise for the acidic manner of his posts that come straight from the heart of Barnsley.

One – People all over the country are angry about the way that the Post Office treated its employees in the matter of the Horizon/Fujitsu computer system. What is interesting is that trashy Murdoch and Rothermere newspapers are blaming Ed Davey (Liberal Democrats) and Keith Starmer (Labour Party) for everything. It may well be that Davey and Starmer have some questions to answer. Is there a reason why Trashy Murdoch and Rothermere newspapers have completely failed to ask the questions that Tory Cabinet Ministers need to answer: for instance – Richy Scumbag’s wife is a big shareholder in Fujitsu? It must be obvious to the meanest intelligence that Fujitsu’ behaviour is unpardonable. 

Two – The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has reported that diplomats posted overseas do not return to this country because Britain is in such a post Brexit mess. Diplomats posted overseas get jobs locally and settle down. Is this something we should encourage because of big reductions in the FCO travel budget; FCO only needs to buy one way fares? 

Three – In the late 1960s Harold Wilson had a lot to say about the ’13 years of Tory misrule’ that preceded his government. After a while this was counterproductive because it was too easy an excuse. Is it fair to say that Tory Cabinet Ministers in period 1951 to 1964 were infinitely superior in every way to the Cabinet Ministers we have had since 2010? 

Four – John Kenneth Galbraith was quoted as saying that economic forecasts existed to make astrology look reliable. Has this statement ever been truer than in the case of economic forecasts to the effect that Brexit can be made to work? 

… peerages to Tory donors no laughing matter … Tories cannot even get the simple stuff right, Scumbag could never resist an opportunity to be too clever by half …not appointments that will encourage  greater trust in British political system … shameless abuse that lays bare the ridiculousness of how UK appoints peers … obvious that Tories will shameless abuse the system for as long as they can … cringe worthy … having honours with ‘Empire’ in the title in 2024 …  problem with the honours system  heightened by the low calibre of people in office … 

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Liz Truss – Songs of the Siren.

… ‘alternative facts’ … lies go unchallenged … Tories have forgotten which party has been in office since 2010 … untrue statements unchallenged, there is no hope … 

… looking back on 13 years in power it is difficult to pinpoint any Tory achievements … people are deeply dissatisfied with this government…

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… father in law prizes relationship with Indian PM Narendra Modi … Modi professes to be neutral on Ukraine … is chummy with Putain … British spooks nervous about UK cooperation with India not least intelligence and intellectual property … could well end up in Russian hands … 

… where the Knesset has clearly overstepped the mark…. Stern rebuke to Netanyahu…. amid widespread protest … coalition government had succeeded in forcing through only its abolition of the reasonableness standard. Now the court has put an end to that initiative too…

… was asked ‘when would Britain Rejoin EU … ‘No! No! No! You don’t get it. … The constitutional question is closed … Many Labour voters would cheer reintegration with EU. 78% of them think Brexit was a mistake. Brexit is a drag on growth … Ms Reeves represents the dominant strain of thinking in Labour Party: not Europhilia but Europhobia … In Ms Reeve’s telling Leave voters had a point … Labour is Euro-agnostic on economics … long history of Labour Europhobia … Can a party that has promised the fastest growth in the G7 afford to be ambivalent about Britain’s largest trading partner? … Europhobia breeds naivety about European Leader’s appetite for a new deal with Britain. It would require of Labour hard diplomatic graft, a willingness to spend political capital and a vision that is currently lacking … A first Labour government is likely to yield a few worthwhile improvements in the relationship with the EU. … The day may come when Labour sees no alternative … to serious integration … price to be paid, reluctantly … for a higher standard of living…

…  On 1 January thousands of people woke up to finding an email attempting to con them out of their cash … recipients, drawn from a list of supposed Tory supporters … to send£10 to help fund the Tory Party …. Reasoning would embarrass the most thick skinned confidence tricksters…. Brexit done, Corbyn defeated, 20,000 extra police officers taxes down, inflation down, investment up, economy up … Outrageous falsehoods … Brexit is about as done as an oven ready turkey with a cook who forgot to turn on the oven. Ardent Gammons are in revolt over perceived failure … injuries, injustices confusion that continue to escalate … in 2019 inflation was 1.3% … now 3.9% … extraordinarily damage Thick Lizzie premiership inflation rocketed to 11.1 % … hundreds of thousands of people have seen their mortgages soar… higher borrowing costs by 2026 … Disease that is endemic in Tory Party, lying ….  PM recent claims on asylum breached the line so egregiously that Office for Statistics felt obliged to investigate … Richy Scumbag has endeavoured to distance himself from Johnson, whose relationship with the truth was never in doubt: Johnson does not believe in truth…. clear that Scumbag is intent on misleading the country…

Majority was won on Johnson’s manifesto whose credibility evaporated…. Thick Lizzie’s disastrous 49 days in office … flat lining economy  … meaningless pledges, manic rants, rancid attacks on ‘wokeness’ …global economy adrift … worsening geopolitical crisis … we have a powerless government … £17B black hole in defence equipment budget, … no long term investment for business … Brexit means that all Britain’s chokes are hard. Investment flat lining, growth stagnant … there is a malaise, a despondency, routine cynicism, nastiness. … Only once Labour wins will we know how bad things are … We deserve better than the games Richy Scumbag is playing… 

… income exceeded £140,000 in glory days with Johnson … fallen dramatically … his consultancy firm racked up £84,287 since he founded it two years ago … Shortcummings owes the firm £79,431 … Lee Cain, Shortcummings former partner … has £689,086 … 

Cummings and Goings
Cummings and Goings

… brought Ed Davey’s inertia over the scandal into focus … a poll on X social media site asked if Davey should lead the Lib  Dems into the election … 84.% of people who voted said no ….

… crooks, charlatans brought the madness into being by lying convincingly enough to… persuade people to vote against their own interests … never ending expanding downsides of Brexit … press, especially the right wing majority … has been a significant contributor  to the mess the country is in … dumbed down political debate … normalisation of lying and corruption in public life …nationalism masquerading as patriotism … newspapers that exist to help the powerful to maintain and develop their wealth … rather than speak the truth … Johnson style lying …, Thick Lizzie style vandalism … Mone style profiteering …  Brexit cheerleaders continue to erode their credibility by endless telling readers that it is not going so badly as the facts indicate … They know it but they just cannot bring themselves to say it … that would be to tell the truth and they have lost that habit … Richy Scumbag is closer to Johnson than to Cameron … 

… unlikely as it may seem there is one person in this country who seems to believe that Richy Scumbag is popular … unfortunately that man is leader of the opposition … Starmer is determined to import the worst traits of Richy Scumbagism … idiocy and self harm on a scale that could easily undermine Labour’s commanding position.

Pip Pip             Don Adamson Medway Delta (Retired)           Brexorcist and Saboteur First Class

Make Votes Matter

Make Votes Matter

A landmark judgement was made recently that allows British Citizens in Europe (EU Britizens) a vote in elections. Some 3.8 million people are affected by this decision which could have easily swung the Brexit referendum away from the tragedy of Brexit. Grateful thanks to Julien Fouchet, Grazia Valentino-Boschi and Alice Boulliez who have pursued this case relentlessly over an extended period. This from Gina Miller explains what you need to do about the opportunity.

The 2024 general election represents a real opportunity to create a movement that gives people a positive political choice including all Brits abroad.

If you are living abroad, irrespective of length of time, you are now able to register to vote in the 2024 General Election.  It is more important than ever that you use this opportunity to vote, make your voice heard and ensure your interests, values and beliefs are represented.

If you’ve got all the information needed to hand, you can register in under 10 minutes! Read on:

In order to be eligible to register as an overseas voter for the general election you will need to:

  • Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen.
  • Have been previously registered to vote in the UK and/or previously resident in the UK.

More information about eligibility can be found here.

To register you will need:

Proof of ID: you will need your date of birth and your National Insurance number, you may also need to give details of a current or expired British passport. If you have lost your NI number, you can search for it here.

The last UK address where you were registered to vote, or the last UK address at which you resided (if you were not registered to vote in the UK before you left). STOP PRESS : Grazia tells me that there is no need for proof of address from those who’ve already registered so it’s even easier!!

You may need to provide additional evidence to support your application if your identity/address cannot be verified. Your registration will last for 3 years before needing to be renewed.

You can register online on the GOV.UK website. If you have all the information to hand this should take under 10 minutes. You can also apply by post.

Register NOW

You will need to apply for a postal or proxy vote separately once your registration has been processed. You can do this online or by post.

Postal Vote

Proxy Vote

Already registered to vote or have friends/family who live outside the UK? Please share this with them!

Also ask them to support the True & Fair Party who have a clear policy of re-joining the EU, and a powerful, passionate advocate in Gina Miller.

Find out more about Make Votes Matter here.

Make Votes Matter
Make Votes Matter
The Elephant is BREXIT

The Dark Arts of Brexit

Art imitates nature in all its beauty and ugliness. Gordon Coldwell’s fine work shows us the grim realities of Brexit. Find Gordon’s work at Gordon Coldwell. Here’s just a small sample of his work which includes a satirical book. The only benefit of Brexit is the level of satire that it has produced. See also Gutterpress, aimed at our populist media.

Brexonomics
An uncool £74 billion blown in just 49 days of Brexonomics.

Gordon’s piece on The Truss perfectly encapsulates her own view of herself versus the chaos that surrounds her. The epitome of naked populism with zero substance.

Brain dead
Talking Heads.

Gordon says of himself and his satirical book:

When I was 16, in 1970, my secondary school art teacher took me to see an exhibition of work by the German anti-war artist, John Heartfield, at Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery, in the NE of England. The exhibition left a lifelong impact on my thinking about the importance of art as a means of communicating concerns about political developments that have the potential to lead to conflict and social unrest.

Approximately 50 years on from seeing that exhibition, it is still fresh in my memory – Heartfield’s works appeared as profound, apocalyptic and poster-like compositions.

During my career, I spent 30 years working in colleges: 20 years as a Lecturer and Head of Art, Design & Media and 10 years as a Marketing Manager. I left the education sector to start my own Branding & Marketing business – after 10 years, I closed the company due to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Since turning 60, I have been making artworks every day. My preoccupation is always concerned with the message/meaning of each image and the ongoing development of my own pictorial language.

Since 2016, the political landscape in the USA (re Trump), UK (re BREXIT) and elsewhere, seems to me to have undergone a significant shift to the right. Populist politicians strategically presenting contrived, accusative, provocative and distorted bite-sized phrases that are essentially emotive and manipulating. These messages are the essence of today’s ‘climate of political ideas’ and pander to a Nationalist appeal.

My response has and continues to be one of making artworks, often remaking and re-populating ‘Old Master’ compositions to present oblique and, at times, humorous or ambiguous comment on, for example, President Trump’s extremely odd, self-caricatured appearance and behaviour. His use of language, his spitefulness (…etc) all point to the potential for extreme outcomes… AND… the politicians responsible for the disharmony and fracture that is self-evident in the UK because of the whole BREXIT process, which could ultimately have a seriously damaging impact on the UK’s economy and social cohesion.

Populism personified
The parable of populism …
Boris Johnson
Naked populism
Gordon Coldwell
Find all Gordon’s work at www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk