Here comes the usual Tory whining when getting told off

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by Martin Odoni


I am still laid up with the CoVid-19 fever, and while I am improving gradually, I still have some way to go until I have properly recovered. Therefore, my apologies if this article is not quite up to my usual standard for coherence or flow, but concentration is not easy when running a high temperature.


If there is one Law of Thermodynamics that Sir Isaac Newton missed, it is the following; –

At the height of Tory-induced social entropy, the chances of a Tory accepting the blame for the detereoration are zero.

Now, no one should suggest that the current CoVid-19 pandemic is an easy crisis to control and resolve. There is no guarantee that any technique deployed against a contagion as easily-spread as this one can stop, or even slow, its proliferation. So long as a Government in any corner of the world is…

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Britain dutifully bows down to the ruling elite.

Left in New Zealand

Congratulations to the people of ‘Great’ Britain for voting the ruling elite into power yet again. You certainly do know your place. Now they have a mandate to treat people with disdain and contempt, for the next five years. I always thought people in the US were dumb, but there is a new kid on the block vying for the title. How can a party offering no credible policies, with a history of inflicting misery on millions, with a leader who hides in a fridge when things get mildly difficult remain in power. I could glibly say you get what you deserve, but that would be grossly unfair to the millions who can see through this charade of thinly veiled fascism.

It would appear that many people from where I grew up in the north have had a lobotomy, believing all that the billionaire controlled media had to say pre-election…

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Friday the 13th – a true horror

I for one along with thousands of Labour members will not tolerate a Right Wing leader or a Right Wing Party. My membership card & that of my husband will be cut into tiny pieces, I honestly cannot see a way back for the left. It is with a heavy hearts that we resign from the Labour Party.

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by Martin Odoni

I was never very confident going into this General Election. Oh, I often tried to project as positive a mood as I could, to do my bit for morale, but I never quite got the sense of the Labour Party closing the gap on the Tories as I got in 2017.

Even so, the shock of the Exit Poll suggesting Labour were down to below 200 seats was absolutely horrible, worse than the one in 2015. In the end, Labour were twelve seats up on the Exit Poll, but that is scant consolation. It is a disaster, and Labour are now in a weaker position in the House of Commons than they have been at any time since the end of World War II.

The right wing of the party, and the media, have been quick to push a message that Labour have moved too far…

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Tory Britain: boy fighting for life stripped of Disability Living Allowance by DWP

My wish for December12th… Get the callous Tories out

Pride's Purge

Boris Johnson and his Tory Government have given away over £70 billion in tax cuts to a few wealthy individuals and big businesses since they’ve been in power.

Meanwhile meet Kori. A beautiful little boy, he had a heart transplant in 2018 but unfortunately his body is rejecting the new heart and he is now fighting for his life:

kori sick dwp

But the DWP – under instructions from Boris Johnson and his cruel Tory government – have decided Kori is as fit as any other boy of his age and have stripped him of his Disability Living Allowance and his family’s Motability vehicle:

Kori’s fight for life

I guess the Tories have to make savings somewhere for their massive giveaways to their wealthy mates.


Kori’s family have given permission for their story to be shared. So please share to get the word out.

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Labour’s new deal for 50swomen’s lost pensions: What does it mean?

Wow just got a nice surprise born March 1951 & only had to wait a year to get my state pension, I didn’t think I would get any compensation but just put my details into the Labour Party calculator & I will get £4900.00 over 5 years which has come as a nice surprise as did not expect to get anything as I haven’t suffered the same as those born a few years later.
A very good reason to vote Labour12th December

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Crowds of BackTo60 supporters after the judicial review hearing

Labour today broke through the political barrier of just offering tea and sympathy for 3.8 million women who had to wait up to six years for their pensions.

And coming only 24 hours after Boris Johnson announced that the Conservative Party would not give a penny in compensation to any of the women affected by this appalling scandal it is a major advance.

First the positives. It is a huge improvement on the offer available from the All Party Parliamentary Group on the issue co chaired by Tim Loughton, the Tory MP for Worthing East and Shoreham and Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea,East. The sums are obvious. Tim Loughton is on record of seeking £2 billion compensation, Labour is offering to spend £58 billion over five years.

From what I could gather – despite both MPs declining to answer any…

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Candidate changes name to Mr Brexit Party – barred from using it – now stuck with name for life

This has just made my day

Pride's Purge

A Brexit Party parliamentary candidate was so angry by Nigel Farage’s decision to stand down party candidates in Tory seats, he changed his name by deed poll to Mr Brexit Party – so the party name would still appear on the ballot.

Andrew Morgan – Brexit Party candidate for Clacton before Farage sold him out – changed his name officially to Andrew Morgan Clacton-Brexit Party (I’m not making this up).

However, the local returning officer – after receiving legal advice – has ruled his name cannot appear on the ballot papers as it would mislead voters so his name will appear as plain old Andrew Morgan.

Morgan however is now stuck with the name for the rest of his life.

Should have got a picture of Farage’s face tattooed on one of his buttocks instead…

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Time for Remainers to face facts as well. Voting for Jo Swinson is NOT going to stop Brexit

Stupidity! if remainers vote for the LibDems, they will not win the General Election, so it will be a wasted vote & if by voting for them causes Labour to not win you can say goodbye to the EU because & mark my words Jo Swinson is power hungry & will prop up a Conservative Government at the drop of her hat & we will exit with a HARD Brexit & If people are so stupid as to cut their noses off to spite their faces, there is nothing I can do about it except say that with Labour there is at least a 50/50 chance of remaining because Labour will put their deal with remain on the ballot to the people in a referendum.

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by Martin Odoni

Delusions on both sides

I have written a considerable amount over the last couple of years criticising Brexiteers for their disregard for reality, and rightly so. It is one of the most painful patterns of modern political discourse trying to convince a Leave-supporter, either of the right or of the left, to take the plain facts into account when analysing how Brexit is going i.e. very, very badly, perhaps to the point of unworkable.

But I have to concede, the Remain camp has its share of pie-in-the-sky dreamers too. From those who talk in flowery, detail-free soundbites about the ‘beauty’ of European unity, which bears almost no resemblance to the neoliberal reality of the European Union, to those who confuse globalisation with internationalism and therefore fail to recognise that the EU stands far more for market power than it does for battling against inequality. Remainers…

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