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The Maydays from January 2017

 #Politics #Hippo #PoliticsandConflict

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What is Murder?

 

#GrenfellTower #DailyPolitics

Take Your Pick

UPDATED 11 July 2017

 

Dear #ToryLauraK
 #Hippo #BBCbias  #GE17
These #BBCbias stories that just don’t go away

The Tories a' Guffawing

06 July 2017  Daily Question

Speaker Bercow should tame these rude Tories.

Austerity a' Guffawing,  Guffaw, Guffaw, Guffaw.

#PMQS  #BBCQT #BBCBIAS

The Back Burner

04 July 2017  Daily Question

Never mind Brexit. The main stream media are already

putting Grenfell on the back burner.
Should there be a Government Minister for Grenfell?

#GrenfellTower #Backburner

Grenfell, the Answer

28 June 2017  Daily Question

Why are poor people obliged to live in buildings made of kindling and plastic? Is it because the UK Building Regulations (drafted by the UK Government), are ambiguous?

#GrenfellTower

26 June 2017  Daily Question

I don't recall this flawed Government being given a mandate in the #GE2017 Election to spend £1.5B (at least), to buy DUP votes in support of the survival of the Conseravative Party. Did I miss something?

#Duped

24 June 2017

The Big Tory Whinge

An election is not a horse race.

#electoralreform #Hippo #ElectoralFraud #GE2017

22 June 2017

Inferno of Austerity

#GrenfellTower,

#EnoughisEnough #manslaughter #GrenfellTower #PursuitofProfit.

20 June 2017

Feckless In Need

Bankers were found short of competence in charge of pension contributions.

#Hippo #Austerity #PursuitofProfit

19 June 2017

 

Hail Dennis

#MSM #Murdoch #Leverson

Skinner pointing an angry finger

at the overly high and the overly mighty.

18 June 2017

Saint Paul’s #Anonymous

We were there.

 #Anonymous #Austerity

2011 St Paul's Flickr set of pictures.

10 June 2017

 

#GE17Pies

Lying is almost de rigueur in British politics

#Politicalloser #Duped

9 June 2017

 

Mays Nemisis

The Pies that Created The
Coalition of Chaos 

#GE17 #Certainty #electoralreform

6 June 2017

 

May's Asset Stripping Plan

Plan for the NHS is irreversible

A Nuclear Solution?

#sameoldtories #OurNHS #AssetStripping

4 June 2017

May's Police Cuts

30 May 2017

The Peacemaker and the Opportunist May
in pursuit of a blank cheque mandate
#GE17

24 May 2017

 

Submarine May

Your House in Theresa (Submarine) May’s Last Will?
#GE17 #Hippo

18 May 2017

 

Ron and Mable

Zero Hours or Leather Trousers?
 #Hippo #BBCbias  #GE17 #ToryLauraK

20  March 2017

 

Acrimony or Harmony?


News without #BBCbias undermining Jeremy Corbyn is hard to find.


Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn issued a harmonious joint statement today saying they "recognised the right of groups across the spectrum of Labour's broad church to discuss their views and try to influence the party so long as they operate within the rules".


And "No one speaks for the leadership except the leadership themselves and their spokespeople,"


However, The BBC felt obliged to suggest acrimony with the headline.


Tom Watson attacks Momentum-Unite Labour 'plot'


Acrimony or Harmony? And..


George Osborne attacks May’s Vanity Portrait


George Osborne got to mention out loud and promote his new employer, “The Evening Standard,” today in the House of Commons without mentioning or complimenting Theresa May’s Voque Vanity portrait by Annie Leibovitz.


Acrimony or Harmony?


News without #BBCbias undermining Jeremy Corbyn is hard to find.

17  March 2017

 

Dear Theressa,

#sameoldtories


Esteemed Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party, thank you for your email.


I doubt that you are are grammatically illiterate, but after the meaningless "Brexit means Brexit," mantle what am I supposed to make of your email, that claims that the EU referendum was about "changing the people for whom it works, forever".....  "and that applies to everyone." Excuse me?! Gobbledegook.


Theressa, you did not put that on the side of the bus. I double checked that. I found nothing about “changing people” . More about saving and increasing funding for the NHS.


I suggest you sack the illiterate person who wrote your meaningless e-mail assuming it wasn’t yourself.


I rule nothing out but it was clearly not intended for anyone interested in saving and increasing funding for the NHS.

15  March 2017

 

The Rats Gathered


#BBCbias #ElectoralFraud
#electoralreform #PMQT


Tory Laura cannot resist blaming Jeremy Corbyn for the Hammond / May Election Promise betrayal and U-turn fiasco.


The main stream media are symbiotically obsessed with undermining Jeremy Corbyn even when he is on the side of the angels.


During last week’s PMQT the MSM applauded Hammond’s prepared jokes as if that justified the abject failure of his budget.


It took a while for the rats to gather and gnaw on their own; blue on blue Tory flesh.


This week the MSM blamed Jeremy Corbyn for not being rude enough about Hammond and May. I am not at all convinced that sinking that low was necessary and makes me feel good and proud to be a Corbyn supporter.


JC may well be a saint. I would have told May and Hammond and Kuensburg to fuck off.

 

#BBCbias #ElectoralFraud
#electoralreform #PMQS

15  March 2017


How to Buy A General Election


ToryDNA #Hippo #ElectoralFraud


According to BBC Newsnight, Conservative Central Office have admitted that they broke the rules designed to prevent political parties buying votes in the last general election.


The abuse is a criminal offence and the Tories are now blaming each other and wondering who is going to gaol.

 

However Tory Central Office are content because they expect to receive a fine which they are happy to pay because money is no object when it comes to buying an election.

13  March 2017


The Jokers

When Tory DNA Kicked In
and the care masks slipped

#Politics  #Budget #Education #Hippo

9  March 2017

 

Social Care
May Guffaws


#PMQS  #Politics  #Budget


Chancellor Hammond increased National Insurance Contributions for the Self Employed in this Spring budget, contrary to an unequivocal election promise not to do so.


It is one thing to break that contract with the electorate and the self employed, but to then justify doing so with yet more weasel sophistry is beyond the pale.


Apparently the self employed alone are to make this sacrifice explicitly to pay for the under funded social care budget.


Theresa May feigned theatrical guffawing when Jeremy Corbyn challenged her on the "acute social care crisis" in the PMQs that preceded Hammond’s Budget. Trump would not have sunk that low, and even Tories are now worried about May's care-mask slipping.


Many self employed workers would have voted Tory in the last election and not all of them would be high earning self employed barristers.


If I were a self employed Uber driver working for the minimum wage or one of the Amazon drivers delivering packages with no employment rights, I would be thanking Jeremy Corbyn who has to face this awful woman every Wednesday including Women’s Day.

4  March 2017

 

Jeremy Hunt can’t

fix the NHS.


BBCbias  #NHS  #Hippo #OurNHS


The “Our NHS” demonstrations do not appear on today’s BBC News

27  February 2017


And The Winner Is..

 

#BBCbias


Jeremy Hunt who is accused of covering up the scale of the NHS data loss scandal because that story did not even make the BBC headlines today.


They did however find space to use the word “unhinged” to describe Shadow chancellor John McDonnell defence of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.


This is not a joke on La La Land.

 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #NHS

26  February 2017

 

Issue Free Zone


 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection #marr


The BBC and all main stream media discuss Jeremy Corbyn's leadership in every news bulletin, panel discussion from Loose Women to Newsnight, and never do they discuss his policy or his values.


On Marr this morning Baroness Chakrabarti was not asked about Policy and had to persist against the predictable assault on the Labour leader.


The BBC is an issue free zone when it comes to Corbyn. The relentless leadership question is rhetorical and banal and wilfully undermining of the Labour leader.  


When the BBC covered the byelection results they explained that all canvassers were confronted on the door step by would-be voters questioning Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.


I wonder where they got that idea?


 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection #marr


24  February 2017
The Media  claims victory in the #byelection ?
 #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection

Jeremy Corbyn found responsible for the end of the world by  #GuardianBias  and #BBCbias and anything else that pisses you off.


23  February 2017

Who will be the first to blame Jeremy Corbyn whatever the outcome of today’s #byelection ?
  #GuardianBias  #BBCbias #byelection

19  February 2017


According to Tony Blair
 #GuardianBias #Brexit #BBCbias


Apparently I am, or might be, with the electoral majority for the first time in my long life.

 

If there were another EU referendum today there would be a different outcome. I am surprised that this ITV online poll confirms the credibility of Tony Blair’s post Brexit point of view.


71%


Agree with me?

 

However, why would Tony Blair bring this up at this time immediately before a double by-election when it might affect the outcomes. Whatever happens next Thursday Tony Blair can be assured that the main stream media will explain that outcome in terms that will not flatter Jeremy Corbyn? We don’t need an ITV poll to forecast that certainty.


 #GuardianBias #Brexit #BBCbias

19  February 2017

 

Who Speaks of Betrayal?


#Brexit #GuardianBias #edvulliamy


Ed Vulliamy today in The Guardian regards the votes in favour of igniting Article 50 as an act of betrayal and a race to "the bottom of the xenophobic sewer."


Who inhabits this "xenophobic sewer"?


Well, Vulliamy might have started by indicting the 52% who voted for Brexit, and then moved on to all Tories including those that took a principled vote to Remain, Theresa May for example who nevertheless keeps her nose clean throughout. He might have included the majority of Labour MPs who found it incumbent on themselves to respect the referendum outcome.


Ed Vulliamy has not however accused the whole of this grouping who share this view, he only accuses Jeremy Corbyn in his article, of "betrayal" and of occupying the “xenophobic sewer”.


This is surely an actionable libel.


But worse than that, Vulliamy has just made Labour’s imminent by-election chances a little tougher. Paul Nuttal now has a Guardian stick to wield and he will use it this coming Thursday.


Who speaks of Betrayal?

16  February 2017

 

Jeremy Corbyn was found responsible by Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian today for Theresa May’s breaking of the conservative pledge "to give shelter to 3,000 of the most desperate people on Earth, children fleeing war and devastation?"


Not at all sure how he, Freedland felt justified in tainting Corbyn with that charge. As a journalist, Freedland seems to suck.


Apparently Corbyn is held responsible for every Tory misdemeanour in opposition.


The Guardian allowed no right of reply/comments on that article.


#GuardianBias

16  February 2017

 

How might we reconcile lower unemployment with increasing poverty and expose the poverty deniers? It’s easy.


 #ZeroHoursIsn’tWorking  #Hippo
#PoliticsandConflict
#DeathInEssex

09  February 2017


Jeremy Corbyn has asked Mayday to publish all papers, e-mails and texts on the Government’s sweetheart deal with Surrey County Council who have now canceled their big referendum on increasing Council Tax by 15% to balance their books.


Meanwhile, at #surreycouncil  #nickyleaks  #PMQS

06  February 2017

 

Disproportionate Representation


Democracy, what Democracy?
#electoralreform #Hippo #ElectoralFraud

25 January 2017


The Pantomime President


Follow the money.

#Trump #Farage


Patronage and nepotism created Donald Trump and now they are his tools with which to feed his narcissism.
What is it about the billionaire Donald Trump that attracted Melania to him? As Mrs Merton would have put it.


Trump has not exactly been forthcoming with his accounts and he is the first American president not to publish his tax returns.


We do know the following by his own admission but what is he hiding?


Was Donald trump a self made man or was his fortune handed to him by his daddy? The latter it seems.
Did Donald Trump add value to his inheritance in real terms? Not a penny.


Is he therefore a successful businessman? No, by his own admission.


What and where is the cosy financial trail between Donald Trump and Nigel Farage and all his other appointees and nominees to high office?


Follow the money.

#Trump #Farage

22  January 2017
To Get Elected
what they said.......

 

31 MARCH 2014
Tory DNA
So clever of the Chancellor to bribe pensioners with their own money.


#Hippo #sameoldtories #ElectoralFraud

 

13  January 2017
Authentic Trousers
#BBCbias #Hippo

 

Dear Conservative Campaign Headquarters, thank you for your email.


You said , "On Tuesday, the Labour leader U-turned, saying that Labour will not take control over immigration"
Not at all sure that Jeremy Corbyn said that but he, like Theresa May, voted to REMAIN and as such they both endorsed the notion of Free Movement within the EU whilst wanting to reform the EU albeit for different reasons.


If you wish to undermine Jeremy Corbyn on these terms, it would also be incumbent on you to undermine your very own Theresa May, since she voted for REMAIN and is therefore in favour of Free Movement. She kept it quiet, but that is what she did with her binary choice.


Obviously you and The Guardian and the BBC and the right wing press are out to trap and undermine Jeremy Corbyn on this subject and have given May a free rein to have a free reign.


However, Corbyn is the only authentic voice for social justice. Theresa May has authentic but inconsequential leather trousers. Very brown they are.


#BBCbias #Hippo


12  January 2017
I’m So Vain
#BBCbias  #GuardianBias  #Hippo


Well done Jeremy Corbyn for disappointing the BBC and the Guardian and for not falling into their "free movement" traps.


Both have failed to avoid reporting what Jeremy actually said on the subject because that did not provide them with an opportunity to undermine him.


So then came the snide smears.


Suzanne Moore's arrogant bile in the Guardian says more about Suzanne Moore's vanity, than the views of Jeremy Corbyn and what he has said on the subject of "free movement". Had she contradicted his views that would be to expose herself as a bigot.


Where Suzanne Moore provides no evidence or context, The Canary did otherwise. The Guardian and the BBC continue to fail to impress.


The BBC has taken it way too far.

 

 

06  January 2017
Fake News
UPDATE


Laura Kuenssberg is the political editor of the BBC, who was recently feted by the Main Stream Media, who in turn have a questionable interest in this false story by Laura Kuenssberg, which undermined Jeremy Corbyn.


The BBC Trust has now upheld their earlier decision that Laura Kuenssberg, who represents BBC News, had misrepresented and undermined Jeremy Corbyn with Fake News.


Other examples of Laura’s misdemeanors are available on these pages.


Laura Kuenssberg is not accused of being wrong because she is a “woman” and such desperate peddled nonsense by the MSM is patronising to “women” and fails to obfuscate this story. Tory Laura Kuenssberg is at fault because she faked the news and damaged Jeremy Corbyn’s reputation; it is not the other way around.


The BBC is more important than Laura Kuenssberg’s received perception of Jeremy Corbyn. Let her go.


The Guardian and BBC News claim to be objective, but both have ignored this humiliating story.


Let them speak.


We we are waiting.


Apology, long overdue.


If you can’t Google the apology it does not exist or is not meant to be found.


To ignore this story, the BBC and the Guardian confirm palpable evident and discreditable ..


#BBCbias
#ToryLauraK


05  January 2017
UPDATE


Since I witnessed this exchange between Laura #Kuenssberg and Jeremy Corbyn in 2015 and wrote the article below, Tory Laura has not changed her ways. That is not the end of the story.... BBC Trust to review own decision


#ToryLauraK #BBCbias

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