Dear Jim McMahon,
I voted to remain and my family voted to remain. I also bitterly disappointed by the outcome as I think it will hurt worker rights.
With the resignation of the prime Minister there is a chance that we will be called to a snap election before the end of this year and the party needs to be focussed on winning this if one is set.
After the disapointing result in the EU Referendum, the prime Minister has already resigned.
Now there are already murmurs of the usual suspects in the Parliamentary Labour Party trying to subvert its members will and to carry out a coup in the Labour party.
I have recently joined the Labour party and I support our present leader, Jeremy Corbyn
How to be a Millionaire?
I was thinking I bought my first pint of beer too many years to remember. I paid 1/11d in old money, about 10p into days money. Today in my local I paid £3.20 a pint.
This represents a 3200% increase.
I bought my first house for £6000, since moved on. But I noticed the house that I once owned was on the market for £200k.
This represents a 3333% increase
I bought my first new car for the princely sum of £800. A similar car with a much higher specification and economy [30mpg to 55mpg] I can now buy this car for £9500
This represents a 1187% increase
So with a combination of interest, inflation and time we can all become millionaires.
“What if you’re cycling and accidently eat a fly?”
That was one of the questions I received about fasting, among others, some equally as silly. I did my best to answer them because I knew the person enough to know they were genuinely interested - “it’s nice to be able to talk about this stuff, I never really learnt about it at school and if this had been school I’d have been given detention ages ago for all these questions”.
Are people like computers?
Just a thought, are we humans a bit like computers.
1] The box that houses the computer comes in all shapes, sizes and colours. Just like humans.
2] We have a hard drive, it’s called a brain and it resides in our skull. The brain controls most of the essential functions of the body. Doing so without us even thinking about them. Just like the main processor in the hard drives operating system.
3] We see, hear, touch, taste and smell by the use of our external sensors, The computer receives information from its external sources. We do have the extra advantage of having the use of logic, gut feeling and some might say a disadvantage the feelings of guilt and compassion.
My nephew asked me what my thoughts were on the stay/remain refferendum. This is a copy of the E=mail i sent him.
Some thoughts on the debate, EU Stay or Leave, plus some links you might find interesting.
As I said my views are still uncertain, one view is to vote leave to embarrass the government, who probably thought that they would have not won the election, at least not outright, so would not have needed to call a referendum.
My other view was not to have joined in the first place, remaining with EFTA, as the EEC which was to have been simply a trading club, [so we were told] and not as we found out later, a political union. As I said when we had a similar referendum in 1973 I voted to leave.
Last week the above video went viral when a 15 year old spoke out as part of a public speaking competition for so eloquently speaking about Palestine.
British-Palestinian Leanne Mohamad, a 15-year-old student, won a regional final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge with her speech ‘Birds not Bombs'.
Online people applauded the eloquence of the speaker and many congratulated her both for the content and her success.
Cue the Israel supporters and trolls going on their own mission to victimise this young speaker.
I complained over the quality of coverage by BBC News recently and especially on its focus on attacking Jeremy Corbyn no matter what the actual local election results suggested - they had a narrative from before the results had been declared and IMO stuck to that narrative even when the result contradited it. The whole aim was to make Jeremy Corbyn look bad no matter what the outcome of the elections.
The BBC has sent me the following response:
From The Independent:
A teenage Catholic girl who converted to Islam has been banned from attending a school in the eastern Paris suburbs because her skirt is too long.
Women must not be told what to wear unless they choose to wear something we do not like seems to be the mantra.
"Je suis hypocrites".
Over the weekend, it has emerged that David Cameron has written another set of identikit letters to various communities in London in support of the Conservative candidate for Mayor, Zack Goldsmith.
Previously there has been controversy when David Cameron wrote identikit letters to multiple regions as part of his charm offensive. Most regions found it offensive as the letters were all the same, but with the names of the regions changed - this was exposed by the Yorkshire Post which refused to go along with the charade.