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December 7, 2019

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Armageddon or Salvation

December 7, 2019

So we sent off our postal votes today. Had anyone told me a year ago I would be ecstatic to see BJ become ensconced as our PM I would have laughed. I absolutely refuse to watch any of the debates or analysis of the election because it  just angers me and, truth be told, slightly scares me that a madman like Corbyn is a contender.
I am glad BJ refused to be interviewed by Andrew Neil. Neil is an egomaniac and makes his interviews all about him. I can’t watch Boris debating because I’m on edge that he will make some huge gaffe or bluster.
Corbyn is a real threat to our national security to my mind. God help us if BJ doesn’t achieve a clear majority.

December 7, 2019

Joined: May 5, 2014
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Armageddon or Salvation

December 7, 2019

The closer it gets the more I worry at the horrific possibility that Corbyn might win. He seems to generate fanatical support, especially from the younger element of society - they all can't be "rent a crowd" can they?  His (& McDonnell's) manifesto pledges have been blown out of the water by unbiased reality checks ( the £6k savings per household in particular), which the Tories have failed miserably to highlight as utter cr*p, citing the generic "nonsense" as their response rather than pin pointing the untruths they actually are. Corbyn today has pledged that EVERY one of the  UK bus fleet will be electrified by 2030 - that's 35,000 buses, at a cost of £4bn, which he says will come from the Green Transformation Fund. Where does the money come from to put into the fund ? Like many of Labour's policies, it's an admirable concept, achievable over time by the bus companies themselves probably, and yet another vote catcher by the JC crowd aimed at the gullible, who believe the life long protester, terrorist sympathiser & "yellow belly" their "leader" actually is. If the Tories don't get a good majority I will blame their weak (IMO) campaign for not exposing Labour's lies & exaggerations in a far more aggressive manner. John (JKW)

December 7, 2019

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Armageddon or Salvation

December 7, 2019

John, the DT and other newspapers are agog with the Equalities Commission investigation of Labour yet The Tories are making nothing of it. Labour are the first political party in HISTORY to face such an investigation. The chief witnesses are former Labour admin staff and name Corbyn as directly complicit in anti semitism. Your point apropos Labour spending plans is well made . The IMF has said they are impossible to implement without substantial tax increases!    

December 7, 2019

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 1343
Armageddon or Salvation

December 7, 2019

John, the DT and other newspapers are agog with the Equalities Commission investigation of Labour yet The Tories are making nothing of it. Labour are the first political party in HISTORY to face such an investigation. The chief witnesses are former Labour admin staff and name Corbyn as directly complicit in anti semitism. Your point apropos Labour spending plans is well made . The IMF has said they are impossible to implement without substantial tax increases!    

December 9, 2019

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Armageddon or Salvation

December 9, 2019

Guys I hope we underestimate the British voter and they actually see Corbin for what he is ,a complete and utter left wing antiestablishment anti Semitic NUT.His promises on the economy would make Tony Blair and Browns cock up of the economy early century look like kids stuff .You will notice that his girl Abbot has been kept off the tv as She’s a train wreck looking for office when She opens Her mouth and as far as McDonald he needs topping if he became Chancellor.

December 9, 2019

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1255
Armageddon or Salvation

December 9, 2019

Some facts re the EU - we pay £12bn net a year to the EU27. Last year we had a trade deficit of minus £66bn with the EU27, whilst Germany had a surplus in goods of £155bn with the EU27 ! We have a surplus of £29bn with nom-EU countries, which is a good start for global trading post Brexit (source ; Bill Cash, our local Tory MP). It is not anti European to be pro- democratic, although the EU is NOT democratic, it's law making policies (which affect us all) are completed behind closed doors without even a transcript ( like we have in Hansard) & is imposed on us as binding law with no veto - that is NOT democratic IMO. Labour's reckless borrowing and spending policy will destroy the economy & impose massive taxation penalties on us all - I just hope the Opinion Polls are correct & Boris gets a huge majority, & then we CAN get Brexit done !! John (JKW)

December 11, 2019

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Armageddon or Salvation

December 11, 2019

Now the winter of our discontent,the big day make your vote count .

December 12, 2019

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Armageddon or Salvation

December 12, 2019

So, I have been in self imposed news purdah for 3 days. No newspapers (I got withdrawal symptoms) no news programmes on TV ( no withdrawal symptoms). I had to do it. The whole farce was beginning to get me so irate, shouting at the TV screen didn’t help, dreaming up ways to legitimately get shot of Corbyn helped a bit but only temporarily, so into self imposed news purdah I went.   Here we are this evening, it’s 8pm, and we are at our holiday home on the East Yorkshire coast. The rain is lashing down, it’s cold outside and I wish my dog was trained to use the loo rather than needing ‘walkies’ 4x a day. But none of that matters. I am deciding whether or not to wait up this evening to catch the results or try to sleep through it just in case my faith in humanity is steamrollered by a hung parliament or worse! It’s no easy choice, part of me desperately needs to get the outcome at the earliest opportunity while the rest of me just wants to wake up tomorrow and Veronika tells me it’s GOOD news! [Like all good Germans she gets up early- no fighting for sunbeds when we go on holiday lol] The dog’s last walk is at 2130 so I’ll think about it while sloshing through puddles as she takes her own sweet time to have a pee. She has this trick she plays on me, she finds a place where she leads me to believe she will pee, turns around in circles on the spot a few times, squats and then jumps up having decided it’s mot the right place after all. A minor irritation on a balmy summer’s evening becomes a major one at this time of year. This is genuinely the first time in my life that the wrong outcome of an election has made me so apprehensive for the future of our country. Apropos Bob’s last post. The Army Surplus Store in town had a sign in its window last year that read ‘SALE! Now Is The Winter Of Our Discount Tents’ Probably best I go to sleep early lol.    

December 12, 2019

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1255
Armageddon or Salvation

December 12, 2019

David, like you, I've weaned myself off the news, at least until the "politicking bit" is over & normal doom n gloom bulletins are spoken of ! I have definitely calmed down since making that momentous decision, Carole has noticed too ! I now switch back & forth with Sky Sports HQ News immediately any biased election reporting is detected, which IMO, is a frequent happening of late. With regards the newspapers (of which I buy none these days), I see the headlines at 2330 hrs on Sky's Press Review and cannot believe the polar opposite views - you can tell the partisan support straightaway, the Guardian & Mirror seemingly having a totally different take on things compared to the S*n, Mail & Express, with the "I" being anything but independent. Tonight all will be revealed - a decent majority for Boris is NEEDED otherwise, in the words of L/Cpl Jones, "We're doomed Mr Mannering, we're doomed" !  John (JKW)


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