Non voters wake up!!

So a snap election is imminent. The political opposition has never been weaker and it’s easy to think what is the point? Truth is, the political elite have had it far too easy for too long. The Conservatives are walking unchallenged all over social care, NHS and Education. There is great unrest among educational & medical professionals, many are leaving their professions. Our young people are facing massive debt, pitiful pensions and the prospect of working into their 80s! This is appalling! Don’t stand for it! If we leave voting to the rich and the middle class grey army, we’ll be ruled by a Government that ignores the young, blames the vulnerable and lines the pockets of the rich. This cannot go on! Make sure you use your vote 8th JUNE. 

The worst sort of advertising 

Have you noticed the new trend of advertising? 

It isn’t just THAT fizzy pop merchant.

Banks, multi nationals, supermarkets, they are all seducing us by tugging at our heart strings.

If it isn’t a nauseatingly attractive family having joy spasms over substandard pudding, it’s a black horse galloping majestically through a hospital ward (presumably wearing non slip shoes.)

So basically we’re all supposed to just forget that the Banks screwed people over, ripped them off and ruined their lives? 

Companies and Banks that are little more than thieves, swindlers, fraudsters. Peddlers of obesity and diabetes. Destroyers of the environment and profiteers of suffering……

But Oh! look it’s an advert with glitter, kittens and rainbows….oh well then of course you’re forgiven for being morally bankrupt parasites!

Voyeurism television. 

I’m imagining the pitch now…’this is a real groundbreaking show, picture this…. people watching people watching television’.

‘Gogglebox’. What seems like endless hours of watching strangers, who I have no interest in, comment on television programmes that I never watch.

 Let’s not forget those other televisual gems: ‘a day in a hospital’, ‘exciting car crashes, dead or just badly maimed?’ and of course ‘screaming women in labour’.

Then we have the staged versions such as ‘Creosoted toffs of Chelsea’ and ‘tangoed teens of Tyneside’ etc. (you get the idea!)

The news stands have also drip fed us bullshit for years so now its the norm. ‘womens magazines’ are merely catalogues of sensationalist hate, charging you money so you can read how you could be hotter and thinner and ‘omg look at the state of her!’

What do we gain from all this? There’s no stimulation of imagination or learning, no enhancement of wellbeing. 

Why are we being fed voyeurism television and trash reading?  

We’re consuming junk.

Junk food, drink, television and magazines. 

Junk makes you distracted, vegetative and compliant.
Now who benefits from that?

Word of the day: ‘Throttlebottom’

It makes me sad that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately springs to mind! What has happened to Labour? The Conservatives must be laughing! There is no opposition of note at the moment. The Budget cock up on National Insurance contributions handed Labour a golden opportunity to call for resignations and shame the Tories, alas all they dished up was a half hearted slap on the wrist.

Currently the poor, disadvantaged and disabled have to rely on back bench conservatives and The Lords to hold this Government in check, does that sound balanced to you? 

People before palaces…

​Thought for the day. In the wake of recent news that Buckingham Palace is to have a £369 million repair bill over the next decade, I have read & listened to much of the heated debate and would just like to add something to it. During our campaign to save 1 Ledbury Road, we asked our MPs, Jesse Norman and Bill Wiggin to help us find funding. They both felt the way forward is not from the public purse but  from a wealthy donor. Sadly, as yet, no friendly philanthropist has come forward but it made me think, surely this logic could apply to Buckingham Palace. 

I’m sure HRH The Queen has a veritable bulging black book of billionaires who would love to help in the restoration of Buckingham Palace. 

No one wants to see historic buildings fall into decay, it would be a tragedy to see them fall down. 

I don’t want to see families fall down either. I don’t want to see the tragedy of children taken into care because parent carers are broken and burnt out. I don’t want to hear again how a mother begged for respite because she couldn’t cope but was refused because there was no provision for her severely autistic child. 

I want to see a fairer distribution of wealth and a fairer life for families living on the edge due to disability or poverty. People before Palaces!