STRONG AND STABLE LEADERSHIP…HO HUM

So, sort of summary of what the Home Secretary said today:

“The cabinet is united. We’re going to leave the customs union but be in a customs union but outside a customs union leaving us free to make trade deals but also not free so we can align with the EU but also not align with it so there can be an Irish border but also not.”

(Credit to  1h1 hour ago)

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Ho hum….
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Well, there’s a thing. She complains that people go to England and receive treatment from their NHS, but then she goes to South Africa, takes (possibly illegal) drugs, collapses and has to have paramedics come out to treat her.
Ho hum.
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All over England, yesterday, there were protest marches about the funding shortage in the NHS. And tens of thousands of people marched on Downing Street. Apparently, the BBC gave the matter very little attention. (I say apparently because I’d rather eat my foot than watch the BBC.) However, according to Ajmpol ❄️ #FBPE on Twitter:

“Amazing. The BBC may have ignored them, but the NHS marches were the third item on the main German TV evening news (ARD). Long report. Also mentioned that is expected to exacerbate the problems.”

The British Broadcasting Conservatives (BBC) seem to be trying to withhold or at least downplay that kind of information.

Ho hum

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Ho hum.

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ISN’T BREXIT FUN?

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It’s not an unreasonable interpretation, and I don’t doubt that it’s true, particularly when you consider where the majority of Leave votes came from. But, as you may remember, there were no questions on the ballot paper about levels of general satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Just a simple “Leave” or “Remain”. bexit10

What Mrs May is saying, it seems to me, is that in England and in Wales, with administrations run by the Tories and Labour respectively, people are fed up. Britain doesn’t work for them. They are not listened to. No one cares. Queens live in palaces, MPs get pay rises, Lords continue to be paid for sleeping while pensioners have to pay the bedroom tax, kids are hungry, and people sleep in the streets. They are dissatisfied, and because the tabloids have told them for years that everything,

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that was wrong with Britain was wrong as a result of the UK’s membership of the European Union, and foreigners/immigrants being here, they chose to vote to leave.

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Mrs May might like to take a lead from the administrations in parts of Britain which did not vote to leave the world’s biggest trading block: Gibraltar, Northern Ireland and Scotland, if she is looking for inspiration on how to make things work for people who didn’t go to Eton or Oxford; maybe those who don’t have titles, aren’t royal or indeed who hold other “celebrity status”.

And given that both Northern Ireland and Gibraltar have close cross-border ties with their “foreign” neighbours, and therefore have a desperate need to stay attached to Europe, if I were her, I should concentrate on how things are done in Scotland.

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Mrs May indicated yesterday in a nervous jittery stammering tv interview that there was little chance of the UK remaining in a single market with Europe, the result of which was that the pound lost 1% of its value. This may be seen as another disappointment for people who haven’t been listened to.

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You see, that WASN’T what folk were led to believe, at least by the ever hopeful Mr Davis.

And you could understand, given the current mess of the English Health Service before the worst of the winter has actually happened, that people may be wondering where the £350 million a week that it was promised on the side of that bus, has gone.

If I were Mrs May I’d start delivering. Reducing tax for the better off and imposing bedroom tax on pensioners, allowing people to die after 30+ hour waits on trollies, having to depend on the Red Cross for medical care isn’t what folk were expecting. And frankly, an extra few million for mental health issues that apparently affect 25% of the population, is a slap in the face to the sufferers and clinicians alike.

Oh, and for those that thought that all would be well with their workplace, here’s a little reminder of the way the trade secretary’s mind is working (if you can read that without choking with laughter).

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Aye, that’s your job that will be deregulated. Enjoy!