Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tory dilemma

Johnson would have a job assembling a majority government: a job Labour could make impossible. However Cameron would have the same problem post Brexit. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Home grown terrorists

"Home grown terrorists"? Whatever next? 'Common or Garden Terrorists'? 'Lesser-spotted terrorists'?

If someone becomes a terrorist thanks to Tony Blair's imperial ambitions in Iraq, does that not make them a 'home-grown' terrorist. If not, why not?

And now Zac Goldsmith's spiritual father Donald Trump has weighed into the row over Sadiq Khan, calling him 'ignorant' and 'nasty'.

Labelling all Muslims as terrorists or, in Goldsmith's term, "friends of terrorists" could be called ignorant. It is certainly nasty!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Do you need 167000 pounds?

"When in that House M. P.’s divide,
If they’ve a brain and cerebellum, too,
They’ve got to leave that brain outside,
And vote just as their leaders tell ’em to."
(Gilbert and Sullivan)
The Tories are beyond a joke though.
When will the TUC get off its knees?

Monday, March 07, 2016

Last Stand of the Levellers

There is an event to commemorate the last stand of the Levellers.

The details are here

More details nearer the date.

Friday, January 22, 2016

New facebook page

I can't sleep in hospital so I did this instead!

I am in Surrey Royal County Hospital. I was nil by mouth for two months all over Christmas, my birthday, Angela's and David's birthdays and New Year. Now I await the verdict on a pesky fissure in my gut.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Space Dog Alfred

West Sussex have agreed to stock my book 'Space Dog Alfred' after I told them other libraries treat local writers more favourably ( I had chapter and verse)

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find out whether the book is therefore available for inter-library loan.

Either way I would like to know.


Space Dog Alfred is now available from any library in West Sussex. The ISBN is 978-1517351182

This book will fire the imagination of any reader.

Know your place!

The local MPs are Conservatives to a man (no sexism there then) and the Trade Union Bill will not change that.

However what it will do is to severely limit the ability of working people through their unions to influence the political process. I am a proud member of a trade union which is not the lickspittle of any political party but uses a political fund to influence all parties.

The venom the Tories have towards the working classes is understandable. The working classes gave Margaret Thatcher a bloody nose over the poll tax and Tories have long memories if nothing else.

 It is undermining the basis of democracy in the UK. It will do nothing to prevent the rich, the tax dodgers and the spivs from using their dosh to influence (shall we say bribe?) politicians  but it will keep the lower orders in their place.

More than anything else, the millionares fear a movement like 15 now spreading across the world. This movement has even forced the McDonalds union-busting anti-working-class company to make concessions.


"Shake your chains to earth like dew

Which in sleep had fallen on you:

Ye are many—they are few!"