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March 31, 2018

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Every Cloud……

March 31, 2018

It’s a strange old world isn’t it. Theresa May seemingly couldn’t recover from the disasterous  election campaign she led. Every media outlet was awash with stories of her limited time in office, how she should resign, how she wouldn’t lead the Tories into the next election. Her star could not have been lower. Portrayed as a weak and weakened leader, TM was surrounded by in fighting, every day fresh speculation in the media alluded to one or other leadership challenge, Brexit was in apparent disarray and the whole aGovernment looked to be in a shambles. Then someone (some Country) tries to assassinate a former Russian spy and his daughter. Suddenly we see an entirely different Theresa May. Stung into action she takes the bull by the horns, rallies the troops, takes decisive retaliatory action and galvanises nearly 30 other allies and non allies to follow suit and expel Russian diplomats. In the space of a couple of days she wins hearts and minds in our own country and many others, she even gains the support of the majority of Labour MPs in defiance of their own pro communist leader. Addressing Parliament in a measured but defiant tone TM told the world we wouldn’t stand for any more of Putin’s bullying and this was the last straw. In one fell swoop she becomes the leader we have all been waiting for. Suddenly all sorts of Russian spy networks  operating as ‘trade missions’ etc are being rooted out, yes it does make me wonder why they haven’t been thrown out before but it’s a good start. So is the rooting out of the numerous oligarchs who have bought up vast swathes of prime real estate with money no one knows the origin of. I wonder how many of them will be pissing their pants desperately trying to create quasi legitimate income sources before the axe falls on them as TM has promised. AND Brexit is moving along at last. I think TM’s handling of the Salisbury assassination attempt has strengthened her position immeasurably both within Brexit circles and outwith of them. I don’t want to sound too enthusiastic but perhaps, just perhaps we are getting some respect back on the international stage. Like they say, every cloud has a silver lining. This cloud has certainly been that for TM!

April 1, 2018

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1286
Every Cloud……

April 1, 2018

Yes, a breath of much needed fresh air, hopefully giving TM back the confidence she had before the disastrous election campaign. To add to the delight you & I share, Corbyn's standing has plummeted not only  within his Party, but also with many of those hoodwinked by his ridiculous promises too. His "handling (not) of the Russian poison affair and of  the anti Semitic followers in Labour, just highlight what an abject failure he would be as a PM, and that's apart from his Communist / IRA leanings . John (JKW)

April 2, 2018

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 288
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April 2, 2018

I have been watching with mouth agog at the appointment of Eddie Izzard, if the shambles that the Labour party has become under Corbyn gets any worse at least they will have another comedian to laugh at. I see they have started to chant his name at football grounds Corbyn that is, except at Man city games where it has been appropriated by their fans who sing Oh Kevin de Bruyner .  I just hope the city fans are going OH NO at Anfield. Come on you REDS.

April 2, 2018

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1286
Every Cloud……

April 2, 2018

Have you ever seen anything in politics as ridiculous as Eddie Izzard c/w pink beret & red lipstick sitting on Labour's NEC ? - what makes it even more ridiculous, those sitting with him don't bat an eyelid, as if it's perfectly normal ! Heard some female Labour MP ( Shadow for Education , I think) blaming the Government for so many poverty stricken children attending school unwashed, starving and needing their clothes washed by the school ! When the presenter pointed out that the situation was just as bad in Labour controlled Wales, she blustered & said it was under funded by Westminster & therefore nothing to do with the Labour administration there ! No family was more hard up than mine, yet me & my siblings were kept fed, clean & clothed ( usually hand me downs) by my parents & not by the Government. It's the total responsibility of parents to provide such basics for their kids - the namby pamby & benefit reliant society fuelled by Labour policies  of the past have caused such problems. IMO opinion, any parent failing to provide these basics for their children should be held to account - start by confiscating their mobile phones, cancelling their tattoo & nail manicure appointments, followed by, as a last resort, castration / sterilisation . There, I feel better now, although acknowledging this part should have been in the "Rant" thread - sorry !  John (JKW)


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