The Cottonwool Election – Now in Soft Focus 200


I am still waiting to hear May asked a question on the severely disabled or terminally ill having their benefits cut or on the increase in child poverty. I foretold accurately over a month ago that the Tories would run an election in which May does not debate and is sheltered from questioning. What I did not predict was the extent to which the media would be complicit in producing unquestioning soft sell puff pieces.

We have had Newsnight’s misty-eyed biopic. Today we have a frankly astonishing effort in the Guardian, plainly based on a Number 10 briefing, telling the entirely untrue story of how the decision to call an election came to May during an idyllic walk in Wales.

What is truly astonishing is that the Guardian feels no need to query the narrative they have been fed, or to so much as consider that other narratives may be true. Had it no effect on May’s thinking that a large number of her MPs – more than her majority – were about to be implicated in criminal prosecution over electoral fraud? Was the fact that the economy is just starting substantial deterioration a factor? Was she tempted by her huge lead in the opinion polls? No, of course not. The Guardian does not have to perish the thought as it never had such disloyal thoughts in the first place. This perfect wife and perfect Christian on the perfect walk with her perfect husband had a revelation from motives of perfect patriotism.

The truly scary thing is that the Guardian is what passes for a left wing newspaper in England. You expect such nonsense from the Mail or Telegraph. But that the BBC and Guardian are both kicking off the election with soft focus May puff pieces tells us a great deal.


200 thoughts on “The Cottonwool Election – Now in Soft Focus

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  • Republicofscotland

    Moving on, according to press reports, the Libdems have raised over £500,000 pounds through a urgent email appeal to fight their cause in the GE. I mean who’s donating to the Libdems? And more importantly why? Have those people forgotten Nick Clegg’s time in government?

    Meanwhile not to be seen to be slouching on the job the once mighty Labour party has raised £200,000 pounds to fight their cause in the GE. Again why would anyone donate to a party who stood hand in hand on many matters including Brexit with the Tories.

    Is Britain suffering from a epidemic of political amnesia?

    • michael norton

      Have they forgotten the Weapons of Mass Distraction?
      Have they forgotten Gordon Brown calling a member of the public a BIGOT?

  • Sharp Ears

    Donors to the parties

    ‘A £1m donation meant the Lib Dems reported more funds raised than Labour in the last quarter of 2016.
    Gregory Nasmyth’s gift pushed Lib Dem donations to £1,972,904, compared with £1,970,055 for the Labour Party. It is the first time since donations records began in 2001 that Lib Dem quarterly donations have beaten Labour.

    Mr Nasmyth, who last month gave Greenpeace £500,000, has been upping his donations since the sale of his family’s oil data company, Argus Media.’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39143976
    2 March 2017
    Both were dwarfed by the £3,610,983 donated to the Conservatives. Labour accused its rivals of increasingly relying on “a small pool of donors”.

    Other donation totals reported over the same period include £46,228 for the Greens, £39,750 for the Co-operative Party, £3,228 for UKIP and £30,000 for the Women’s Equality Party.’

    ‘The Conservatives’ largest single donations were £266,000 from mining millionaire Michael Davis and £233,000 from property developer David Rowland.

    Labour’s largest donors during the quarter were unions – Unite gave Labour £440,622, Usdaw donated £368,693 and the GMB £332,808.’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39143976

    http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/222510/Q4-2016-donations-and-loans-summary-document.pdf

    • nevermind

      thanks for that funding bonanza news, sharp ears, what of the 500.000 plus new members that are pressed to donate to campaigns, what will ordinary people chip into campaigns?
      the electoral commission only knows what data it is given by respective political parties, quarter annually, who are all ‘responsible’ for the day to day running of the electoral commission. Basically, whoever is in power is in charge of their renewable franchise/funding, a shame really.

      If the EC could have a free mandate to be as democratic as it is possible, allowed to ‘expose ‘ voters to the fairest, proportional electoral system possible, enough Independent funding, not dependent on political machinations, then we would see modernity and better democratic relationships taking hold.

      Too much private money/companies are benefiting from the taxpayer’s fond these days to make ground breaking reform a success, they’ll fight tooth and nail to carry on this piratry and symbiotic leaching and electoral manipulations and cheating is their preferred way.

  • Euan Gray

    Clearly what this isn’t telling you is that the country is markedly to the right of where you are. None so blind, and all that

    • Euan Gray

      The disaster scenario for France is Melenchon and Le Pen in the second round run-off.

      Then again, it may not be disaster for France per se, but if either of these two becomes president the EU is effectively over and Murray’s plaintive bleatings about Brexit become pretty much irrelevant.

    • nevermind

      I so hope that your prediction will come true and Melenchon is elected, it will mean reform and a hard broom sweeping away privileged vestiges, but…. what will the farmers do? will their dependency on EU cash create divisions? and aggro…

  • Firebird

    Well as somebody who is described by May’s government as “Severely Disabled”, I feel I am in a position to answer this question.

    Tony Blair’s wonderful government bought blood for the NHS as cheaply as it could, and hey presto, around then I happened to need a blood transfusion. Five years later I get my doctor on my doorstep telling me I am infected with Hepatitis C and that I can expect to die within ten years.

    http://www.taintedblood.info/index.php

    Why don’t you STFU Craig, until you know what you are talking about? I’m so sad to know that after years of faithful service to HM’s government that they felt you were unworthy; some of us were never worthy to begin with.

    • glenn_uk

      Blair’s government? On your referenced link, it says:

      In the late 1970s and early 1980s, 4,800 British haemophiliacs were infected with Hepatitis C through their NHS treatment. 1,200+ of those people were also infected with HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS.

      Private Eye has been campaigning about this terrible issue for years. But I don’t recall anyone saying it was down to Blair’s government before.

      • Chris Rogers

        Glenn,

        I’m usually most happy to beat Blair with any stick, however, I had not realised that Blair was anywhere near Government until June 1997, which means the HIV/Hep C mess was a Tory one. That said, Firebird has not stated if they were infected via tainted blood, or close contact with a partner. Fact remain, HMG are right bastards.

        • JOML

          Same story with asbestos, with the dangers known decades before action was taken to control the use of this material. Too late for the victims and no recognition of the suffering.

        • glenn_uk

          I’m certainly not a fan of Blair either, Chris – not by a _very_ long shot. However, it’s only fair to put blame where it properly lies, and it’s not really possible to stick this one on Blair.

          That said, Blair’s government never bothered with much in the way of providing proper care and compensation to these victims either. The last Private Eye mentions that the Haemophilia Society has stepped in to call a full public enquiry. That chair of that taintedblood website that Firebird referenced, an Andrew Evans, welcomed it. The government has never accepted that the victims were liable for compensation.

        • Republicofscotland

          Chris yes I think you are correct Blair was PM from 1997, to 2007. Although I’d gladly blame Blair for a whole host of screw ups, this is one I don’t think he had a hand in.

          I’d say that the NHS in the 70’s and 80’s didn’t screen the blood properly. There is good info on the matter here.

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tainted_blood_scandal_(United_Kingdom)

          Firebird.

          You have good reason to be aggrieved, and feel angry, accountability is one thing governments around the world don’t handle too well.

        • bevin

          A friend of Blair’s was definitely involved: while governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton marketed blood collected from prisoners in the State’s massive and rapidly expanding penal system. This blood was, predictably enough, infected by a variety of diseases which killed people in Canada as well as the USA.

          • glenn_uk

            Clinton marketed this? Damn. It seems pretty obvious that one should check the source for any medical products, but – at the time – I suppose the dangers of HIV and the fact that it couldn’t be screened for, didn’t seem that obvious.

            Shame on Clinton for wanting to make money out of the hideous US prison industrial complex, but it’s a bit much laying this scandal of neglect off on him personally.

            Btw, did you know Clinton distinguished himself as being tough on law & order by signing the death warrant, and turning down the last minute appeal, of an individual with an exceedingly diminished mental capacity? This condemned prisoner did not eat the dessert of his last meal, because he wanted to save it “for later”.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Ray_Rector

          • bevin

            Yes Glen I knew about Ricky Ray- Clinton actually made a trip back to Little Rock yo make sure that the killing went ahead. And now, decades later, his influence can be seen in the current Arkansas campaign to kill off the inmates on Death Row. I think that the Intercept has stuff about it.
            As to the tainted blood scandal –the Arkansas connection was well known, a friend of mine covered the story (and the subsequent Kriever Enquiry) for a major Canadian paper and another friend lost a daughter who had been given a blood transfusion from the blood that the Canadian Red Cross bought from Arkansas.

          • Chris Rogers

            Agh, Guilt by association – I love it Bevin, and the Clinton’s and the Blair’s live happily ever after with their Tyrant/Dictator tainted blood money – a special place in hell is reserved for these fuckers.

    • JOML

      Firebird, very sorry to hear your story, a real tragedy. Current controls ensure that others will not suffer in this way. As an aside, volunteers to give blood remain low and it would be good if more people could take time to donate. All the best.

    • nevermind

      tell the whole story, firebird, blood services are now privatised, the most lucrative services are pushing a charitable ethos and picture to entice people to give blood, which is when it comes down to it, being sold to the highest bidder.

      Now you tell us who that is and who is responsible for the privatisation of this service.
      Craig means no harm or distortions, he needs more information and hands up from people like you.
      welcome to the site

  • RobG

    I was having a glass of wine with my mother this evening, and we both agreed that the eyes of a newborn human show wisdom (go look at a young human).

    This wisdom is very quickly destroyed by the system, which consists of complete psychopaths, loons and all the rest of it.

    Welcome to our world.

    • glenn_uk

      The eyes of a newborn human cannot see very much at all, Rob. Their eyesight is pretty awful for a little while. However, wisdom can be defined as “The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement”. Are you aware of many newborns having such qualities?

      The eyes of adult chimps do appear to indicate more actual wisdom than a lot of people, though.

      • RobG

        My mother has had three children (and I’m the second of them) and perhaps knows more about this than you.

        • glenn_uk

          You mean she had a wise child? I’m astonished. /joke/

          Anyway, if you want a discussion – what “experience, knowledge and good judgement” did any of her children have at birth, at what was the nature of same? Serious question, if you’re serious.

          • Alcyone

            glenn you seem to be hanging all your hopes of humanity on this jerk. wise man would say change direction. or t least be aware. have a good sunday.

    • JOML

      RobG, I wholeheartedly agree. My 10 year old daughter often makes observations that are logical but totally unrealistic in the perverse adult world. Yesterday, my sister’s birthday, I mentioned to the 10 year old that it was also the Queen’s birthday – she responded, “shouldn’t she live in a bungalow with a nice garden? It would be better for her and then she can give all her palaces to the homeless.” On the back of previous conversations, I knew she was making an effort to be reasonable!
      All the best to you and your mother. I enjoy a drink with mine, although she prefers a whisky to wine!

      • RobG

        You can’t beat a good glass of bordeaux; likewise you can’t beat a good glass of whisky.

        I’m up to my neck with the French presidential election at the moment.

        This is one of the most historic events in European history.

        If I’ve called it wrong feel free to denigrate me on Monday.

        Jean Luc Mélenchon will most likely be the next president of France.

        • JOML

          If Mélenchon wins, then a bottle of malt will definitely be the order of the day! Slainté

        • glenn_uk

          I certainly hope you’re right Rob.

          We definitely know your mother “raised you up right” when it comes to your political leanings, and I’m sure we both appreciate the fact they’re still going. You and me both have elderly mothers, it would seem, with whom we enjoy a good chat over a glass of wine. These moments get more precious with time, it appears.

    • Resident Dissident

      What they actually show is a bigger surface area in relation to the entire face which then attracts the attention of grown ups – which is of course what they are meant to do.

    • Dr.nevermind

      Funny that, we ‘ve been pondering the same question the last few days, Rob.

      What will our total immersion in screen culture and instant messaging do to our babies and quiet inquisitive toddlers?, are we confusing them by
      -breaking up a moment of concentrated attention with a new human, eager for anything from mum/dad, with an instant grab of the phone?
      -are we conditioning our children and teaching them that machines and screens are more important than daddies/mummies lovely looking eyes/words/expressions/love?
      what will this behaviour in us teach very clever young and impressionable minds?
      will very young babies be confused by such crass split loyalties which we put upon ourselves, unless, off course, this is screen hornyness is an addictive behaviour.

      I have a cure, if anyone is ever in doubt, switch the phone off for a day to find out whether you are on the way to dependency…..
      -a bucket of water repository for phones at the entrance to nurseries/pubs and clubs, a total ban on mobile phones during the DTRH festival for example, would go a mile towards better infant childcare

      My regards to your wise mum Rob.

      • glenn_uk

        Dr. Nevermind – my own mother pointed it out to me, and I’ve been sorry to see it too. An awful lot of new mothers are far more interested in their mobiles, while they push the pram along etc., than they are in looking at and talking to their baby.

        It was somewhat heartbreaking to walk past a very small child and mother along the seafront recently. She was intent on swiping and typing on her mobile, while the infant was trying to get attention, finally grabbing at her sleeve. This got attention, because it was the sleeve containing the arm at the end of which was a hand, and that held the mobile. “Just a minute” was the impatient response.

          • Alcyone

            You all seem to be a very self-satisfied lot, with your own lot. and of course none of you have anything to do with all this. might be something to do with all the alcohol you and apparently your mothers all then have to escape into? sorry guys bit there ain’t no backdoor into heaven.

    • glenn_uk

      Just for a laugh, Rob, I asked my misses – who’s a bit clinical maybe having seen thousands of babies (and brought many of them into our world from very fragile states, in incubators) what she thought about the notion of wisdom in babies.

      ” No. They’re not thinking about anything at all, except thirst, hunger, discomforts of various kinds. They’re only thinking of very basic needs, and bonding with the mother. They want to be warm, and not considering anything but human needs. They are not able to think conceptually at that age. “


      Your mother loved you, Rob – and still does. You’re a very lucky fellow. Don’t confuse her absolute, uncritical love for you with anything more general – she’s just not objective as far as babies are concerned. 🙂

      • JOML

        I didn’t think RobG’s post was to be taken literally and responded in that context. Otherwise, I thought everyone knows that babies just sook, shit and piss – remind you of the House of Lords!? (and perhaps a percentage of the Commons…). Certainly, just for a laugh! ?

  • John Spencer-Davis

    “Yantamantra” on Guardian Comments says this puff piece is a spoof, and he links to Craig’s piece in his comment.

    “Yantamantra 7h ago
    When even Craig Murray (link) falls for this spoof, it’s proof if ever one were required that Corbyn’s disciples here have little sense of humour, no understanding of the Guardian’s idiosyncrasies and even less chance of convincing voters on the doorstep to vote for the equally humourless Corbyn. (assuming they can get out of their armchairs to find those doorsteps).
    A newspaper that employs both Steve Bell and Martin Rowson is proof indeed.
    Study them carefully and weep.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/22/the-walks-give-clarity-how-wales-hike-helped-pm-decide-on-next-step#comment-97097570

    • Resident Dissident

      Not sure about the humourless one replying to Yantamantra – perhaps his humour will improve if he takes himself off for a little stroll, sometimes people do take things a little too seriously. The excellent Guardian off course balanced all this by a picture of Jeremy going on a bear hunt.

      • michael norton

        I do not think The Greens will like Jeremy Corbyn shooting defenceless bears.

        • Resident Dissident

          You know nothing – in this bear hunt you run away once you see them!

      • John Spencer-Davis

        Shrug. I don’t agree with Yantamantra. Doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with my sense of humour. Any excuse to dig at someone who you disagree with politically.

    • RobG

      The Guardian, which is now completely controlled by the CIA, is far more right wing than the Daily Mail.

      Don’t you get bored with the constant death, death, death narrative?

      Do you have a brain?

  • RobG

    Emmanuel Macron has never held any political office.

    He’s one of those people who have suddenly appeared out of nowhere,

    Just like Obama did.

    Wil you fall for this scam agaIn?

  • Hieroglyph

    The Guardian is bleating about another Tory-favourable poll.

    I’m going to keep repeating this: those polls are horse manure. Jeremy draws a crowd, and May can barely draw a few addled pensioners. I don’t want to make too much of a Clinton\Trump analogy, but it’s possible, I think, that there are some similarities. Trump rode a populist wave, whilst the horrific Clinton just assumed she’d win. We got loads of polls telling us Clinton would win, and even one which claimed she had a 90% chance of winning. I’d never seen that type of poll in my life before, and had it down as fake. It was. I firmly believe this is a live race, and far from over. Ok, May is still favourite, but 8 weeks is a long time in politics, especially if the Tory election scandal kicks off (which it will).

    Of course, I’d also add that The Guardian no longer even passes as a left-wing paper. It is literally further to the right than the Daily Heil. I can only assume Viner is either utterly incompetent, or managed opposition. For a laugh, try post an anti-Clinton comment, see how long it stays up.

    • Anon1

      “Jeremy draws a crowd, and May can barely draw a few addled pensioners.”

      You have a lot to learn. The Tories don’t need to draw crowds. People just go out and vote for them on the day.

      • nevermind

        The Tories don’t get out at all, they post postal votes so they don’t have to mix it with reality, its the first thing their sitting cllr./MP sends them a link to. Once again Anon1 proofs his knowledge of very little.

  • RobG

    The Brits all go to bed with their hot chocolate in the late evening. That’s how fecking brave they are.

  • Becky Cohen

    “Committed Christian” equals religious fundamentalist fanatic in all too many cases. She should also be taken to task for her appalling record on LGBT rights. As for the Tories being indistinguishable from the BNP: I’m sure she’s one of the ones waiting in the wings hoping that Le Pen wins the French election on Sunday, just as she sucked up to Trump – literally got physical with him. Holding hands just being friendly? Oh yeah, did Cameron hold hands with Obama? Did Blair hold hands with Bush? So obvious what went down that weekend they met up in the USA to all but those who get drunk on buttermilk! It’s so obvious that she’s one of those career politicians who will say or do anything to further her own ends. I dunno, like Trump, is this the psychiatric diagnosis of what equals a sociopath?

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/britains-new-prime-minister-theresa-may-has-rocky-history-lgbt-rights-equality-1570278

  • Sharp Ears

    Jeremy is on Marr this morning. Little earlier than usual to give max coverage for the start of Branson’s Virgin Money marathon.

    23/04/2017

    Andrew speaks to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn MP, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood AM and Ukip leader Paul Nuttall MEP, as well as musician Sir Ray Davies. Reviewing the papers are Kevin Maguire, the associate editor of the Daily Mirror; Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands; and Benedicte Paviot from France 24.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08nxsbr

  • Sharp Ears

    Verhofstadt slams Theresa.

    ‘Theresa May’s claim that she will be strengthened in the Brexit talks by a general election victory has been dismissed as nonsense by the European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, who has condemned the prime minister as a political opportunist.

    In an outspoken attack, Guy Verhofstadt suggests the prime minister was motivated by party political considerations rather than the national interest in calling a poll for 8 June.

    Writing in the Observer, the former Belgian prime minister, who will play a key role in the coming Brexit negotiations, describes the election announced by May on Tuesday as “an attempted power grab by the Conservative party, who wish to take advantage of a Labour party seemingly in disarray to secure another five years of power, before the reality of Brexit bites”.’

    Theresa May’s election ‘power grab’ slammed by EU’s Guy Verhofstadt
    European parliament’s Brexit coordinator says result of snap election on 8 June will be an irrelevance in Brussels
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/22/theresa-may-election-power-grab-slammed-guy-verhofstadt-brexit-negotiator

    • Kerch'ee Kerch'ee Coup

      I think The Slog(http://hat4uk.wordpress.com 2017/04/05) did a pretty good job on showing up Verhofstadt.as a really professional lobbyist. His use of words such as irreversible really jars on me.He really strengthens the case for a Europe of smaller soverign states linked up like the ASEAN FTA or the Swiss cantons following the likely implosion of the EU.
      The comments in the Guardian for and against ar,e with a few bright exceptions, deeply depressing concerning all the issues involved.

  • Sharp Ears

    Happy St George’s Day. (He was a Roman soldier born in Turkey btw)

    We had to learn this by heart. We have always been fighting other countries.

    ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close the wall up with our English dead.
    In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    [..]
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/56972

    And here is Theresa as a green dragon, keeping it topical.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2017/apr/23/theresa-may-smaug-the-snap-election-dragon-cartoon

    • Kerch'ee Kerch'ee Coup

      I always thought the St George known as the dragon killer was from Palestine and that his mother was Greek Christan and father a Greek official who servesd Rome in Cappodaecia. His tomb is at Lydda. BTW, St Gerge’s monastery near Jericho in Palestine is truly inspiring and the hike there would make calling an election pace May seem meaningless.

      • Babushka

        Yes, Stuart Littlewood has written on St George. My understanding is that George and Constantine were brothers-in-arms. George’s Faith-in-Christ was so unwavering at the torturing hands of the Emperor that Constantine and his mother were inspired and built the first Christian church at Lydda.

        It was upon researching these historical people and events, following Littlewood’s article,that I concluded that the dynamics underlying the Roman Empire continue today.

        I also “see” the dragon as our own addictions- that is, when we set about removing the beam from our own eye, we stop seeing the eternal enemy “out there”.

        Christ taught some of the most Life-giving Lessons available to humanity, but we all know what’s happened to them, as we witness the ongoing deceptions and destructions.

  • michael norton

    Polls are they to be believed,
    well Clinton was doing O.K. in the polls and she tanked.
    Cameron was expected to win but Labour tanked.
    Macron is the darling of the polls, he is narrowly ahead is already the anointed one for France.
    Yet
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39682915
    “Benoît Hamon, the socialist candidate from the same party as the current president, is seen as out of the running.

    The unpopular President François Hollande is not seeking a second term, and is the first French president in modern history not to do so.”

    How could Macron, a fucking nobody, an ex-banker, an acolyte of Francois Hollande be doing so well in the polls.

    They must be rigged.

    The E.U. Elite are shitting themselves, more over the French Election than on Brexit.

    They are staring at their evaporating empire.

  • Republicofscotland

    Not sure who the unnamed US Official is, but the claim is, that the EU has taken preferential treatment, with regards to trade deals over Britain, is the “Special” relationship, no longer special?

    The US Official claims that Trump’s recent meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, though frosty at the start, ended in a warmer tone, in the shape of possible trade deals, pushing Britain to the back of the queue.

    It could be that the holding hands episode between Theresa May and Donald Trump, was all show and no substance.

    If indeed this it to be believed, it will only pile the pressure on a PM, who surely must be feeling weighed down already by the prospect of the oncoming Brexit negotiations.

    https://democratlive.com/politics/has-trump-stabbed-the-uk-in-the-back-1308.html

    • michael norton

      Hey RoS would you be able to let us know what proportion of your posts get deleted by the moderators?

  • Republicofscotland

    “Some U.S. psychiatrists at a conference held at Yale’s School of Medicine on Thursday sounded the alarm that they have reasons to believe that President Donald Trump has a “dangerous mental illness.”

    Well, what do we think of that, do we agree or disagree?

    Trump has been rather erratic on his policies in my opinion. The ban on Muslim’s the sudden tough stance against North Korea, the vivid description of his wonderful chocolate cake eaten by him and China’s president Jinping, the Mexican wall etc.

    Some American’s believe Trump is mentally unstable and a petition created by a psychologist, to have Trump removed from office has reached 40,000 signatures.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/4163339/donald-trump-has-dangerous-mental-illness-top-u-s-psychiatrists-sound-the-alarm-at-yale-conference/

  • Sharp Ears

    If I hadn’t heard it with my own ears, I would not have believed it. I was stuck in a traffic jam and he was on Radio 4 with Mardell on World This Weekend at lunchtime. Blair, the arch war criminal, said that British politics were so awful at the moment with Brexit on the horizon, he was almost motivated to make a return. The stooge Mardell gave him most of the programme to hold forth. He is obviously in complete denial about his past criminality and has no idea about the opprobrium in which he is held by the public. His voice is as irritating as ever.

    He also kept referring to May as a decent person, reliable, etc etc.

    Now the BBC has put it on the website.

    General election 2017: Tony Blair says Brexit stance more important than party
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39685678

    ‘And he said he felt so passionately about Brexit he was “almost motivated” to re-enter British politics himself.’

    See https://twitter.com/wato1216

    15 mins in for +15 mins
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1xng#play

  • Sharp Ears

    The May project is falling apart at the seams.

    More rats flee sinking ship of May’s Downing Street
    22nd April 2017
    DOWNING STREET was left in turmoil yesterday by the shock resignation of another top spin doctor.

    Press secretary Lizzie Loudon became the latest high-profile staff member to quit Number 10 as Prime Minister Theresa May’s office descended into crisis.

    The news of her departure followed the resignation of communications director Katie Perrior, who left hours after the general election was announced.

    /..
    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-4e37-More-rats-flee-sinking-ship-of-Mays-Downing-Street#.

  • Hieroglyph

    The Macron thing is just sad. Rothschild banker pretty boy makes a few vaguely centrist speeches, and he’s through to the next round. He’s full of shit, quite obviously, but some rubes just lap it up. Mind, votes may well have been, ah, lost, especially if they were for Melenchon.

    Speaking of vermin, as we now will be, Herr Blair has ventured into the election, telling is bravely not to bother voting for Labour. I’m not sure what it would take to throw that guy out of the Labour Party. Is there anything worse than war-crimes? Not really. But, you can get kicked out for gross disloyalty, and he should be. Mandy too.

    May expects to be anointed Queen of Parliament, but it doesn’t work that way. Corbyn is – by an absolutely gargantuan margin – much the better campaigner. He’ll knock on doors, he’ll go into shops, he’ll speak to people in streets in dodgy council estates, and he’ll actually pay attention to them. May will make a dull speech to some carefully vetted idiots. So, the trick is, for the Nu Lab vermin, to ensure that Corbyn doesn’t get any momentum. If he gets a few decent polls – he will – they will be all over him. It should be noted that Blair started this pattern, as there has been a tightening in the polls already, allegedly. So expect a carefully choreographed campaign of treachery from Nu Lab, as they seek to nip any momentum in the bud. Luckily they are kinda useless, so it may backfire.

    • michael norton

      Well Macron now is the Liberal Elite top boy to carry on carrying on
      how on Earth did the public allow themselves to be fooled by this twat?

      • michael norton

        The European Empire has dodged the final bullet.

        However, there will be another final bullet, along soon.

        • michael norton

          Historic election ‘drubbing’ for France’s Socialists
          http://www.france24.com/en/20170424-historic-french-presidential-election-drubbing-socialists-hamon

          rance’s beleaguered Socialist party suffered a severe and demoralising defeat in the first round of the French presidential election Sunday, a result that could spell disaster for the century-old party, according to analysts.

          The party’s candidate, Benoît Hamon, scored just 6.2 percent of the vote, according to projected results, putting him in fifth place in Sunday’s first round. Not only did he finish far behind the two candidates set to face off in the second round – the far-right Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron – he also lost out to far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon and scandal-hit conservative François Fillon.

          “Symbolically, the fact that the Socialist Party (PS) is not in the top three and not even the leading leftist party is a disaster,”
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          I expect that this presidential election in France, depicts the demise of the traditional Left – Right
          the demise of the old parties.

          But how on Earth id Macron being embraced by the poulace, have they blind-fold over their heads, do they not see, it will be just like Sarky – Hollande but with knobs on?

  • michael norton

    I am sure the S. N. P. have passed their high water mark.
    They know they have nothing but penury to offer Scotland.

  • Ingrid Wilson

    The thought that our prime minister can have a whim while on holiday and then returns to implement it without giving her cabinet at least the chance and time to exercise due diligence as to its impact on the country fills me with horror as to the future governance of the country. Either this was the case or she has been lying to us.

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