Hypocrisy, The Greatest Luxury

The gold stars on dark blue background of the flag of the European Union with the addition of a Union Jack in its centre and the text 'You've Got To Be In It To Win It'.

Owen Smith felt the need to publicly disagree with the Labour position on a second Brexit Referendum whilst a Shadow Cabinet Minister…

The thinking behind people calling May weak for not sacking Ministers who publicly question the Government position and also saying Corbyn is wrong for sacking someone in the Shadow Cabinet who does the same perhaps reflects how we’ve got in the state we have.

As we don’t have proportional representation whether this makes any difference to who you vote for just comes down to deciding if it’s important enough to keep the Tories in power by reducing the Labour vote. Either way you might consider campaigning for a fairer voting system.

The Conservative Party, and Blairite Labour to an extent, were steadily selling off Britain’s shared wealth and making life much harder for the least well off and the young long before Brexit – the Referendum result has just meant they’ll be able to do it faster.

If you believe Brexit can be stopped under a Tory Government then you can afford to take a ‘principled position’ and desert Labour. If not then you’ll just have to work with what we’ve got. (Perhaps even join the Party and influence its position?).

Originally Twits.

Political Ideology: Latest Scores

Photo of a plaque celebrating sixty years of the Association Football League stuck in the mud of the abandoned Peel Park stadium where the original Acrington Stanely played until 1966

In summary: You’re Accrington Stanley facing Chelsea in the Cup. Under Capitalism the Blues are given a 4-0 lead before kick off. Under Socialism you’re still the smaller club but the game starts 0-0 and you’ve got a better team as the Premier League hasn’t taken all the TV money.

Easy

Screen capture of a Tweet by Labour MP Clive Lewis linking to an article on the Progressive alliance which he feels Labour need to join to win the next General Election

Join progressive alliance, win power, introduce proportional representation, everyone can then vote for who they really want and go back to arguing the toss in relative freedom. Sadly though in addition to the Tories and UKIP the comments on the Tweet show we’re also up against those who would rather lose a mile than give an inch.

Screen capture of a Tweet by Labour MP Clive Lewis linking to an article on the Progressive alliance which he feels Labour need to join to win the next General ElectionInside the progressive alliance that beat Zac Goldsmith in Richmond.

I Wonder…

Badly drawn computer image of a blue shirted footballer about to shoot at a curved bar goal with a very strange perspective

…how different things might be if the media started treating Football like a game and Politics as a matter of life and death.