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Labour with Jeremy Corbyn is the only choice we have in this election

Jeremy Corbyn at rally on 6 June 2017 - with Rainbow

Jeremy Corbyn at rally on 6 June 2017 - with Rainbow
Jeremy Corbyn at rally on 6 June 2017 - with Rainbow

Labour with Jeremy Corbyn is the only choice we have in this election. He has opposed wars in the Middle East, had lobbied for the Palestinians and even vowed to recognise Palestine immediately after he is elected.

Who else has promised us this? For those of you who do not believe in voting, how are you going to change the system if you don't play by the system. Other minorities have a greater say in the country than we do even though we are one of the biggest minorities in the U.K.

*Labour Manifesto Policies*

1.) £10 minimum wage.

2.) No increase in N.I. or Income Tax if earning less than £80k a year (those earning slightly above receiving a modest increase - 5% of the working populace).

3.) Scrapping tuition fees.

The Conservatives' "Abuse of Justice" & the Trojan Horse Conspiracy

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse
A real Trojan Horse

A couple of years ago there was a lot of hoohaa in the media about a conpiracy for Muslim extremists to take over schools, mostly in Birmingham. A lot of this hullabaloo was supported by the then Prime Minister David Cameron, his Education Minister Michael Gove and the OFSTED head Michael Wilshaw.

The hysteria reached such levels that a government enquiry was set up to investigate the infiltration.

The Muslim community in Birmingham was much demonised by this enquiry and many students and teachers tarnished by the media hysteria.

The Secrets of Electoral Opinion polls

Arrows

Opinion Polls arrows
Arrows representing various opinions

With the narrowing of opinion polls recently in the UK General election, I think people need to question what they actually show.

An opinion poll of voting preference is not simply asking 20 people (or 200 or even 2000) people what they think and then publishing the results.

They are a lot more involved than that and depending on the assumptions used the results can vary greatly.

Firstly a simple example.

To simplily matters and ignore opinion, consider an election on a factual basis where a person would vote whether they are old or young. Based on the criteris there are 20 participants that can vote – 10 old people and 10 young people

The Secrets of Democracy and Voting

Vote/Pen/Marking

Vote/Pen/Marking
X Marks the spot

We all know and understand the democratic system.

In theory multiple ideas are floated by charismatic politicians and the best idea wins. In practice? not so much.

The major benefit of democracy in my opinion is not the theoretical idea of people choosing their leaders, but that it allows an orderly transition of power.

People eventually get annoyed by their governments and often people close to power too long start to reek. Democracy allows those people to be replaced, probably by younger less reeking politicians with the same views, but sometimes with those with slightly different views.

Unless the outgoing government has been catastrophic, the replacements are rarely a radical departure from before.

How the Government Works

How the Government Works

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of nowhere. Parliament said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Parliament said, "How does the night watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Parliament asked, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

EU Referendum

Referendum to either remain or leave the EU

We have just had a referendum to either remain or leave the EU, this as divided the UK, by regions, ages and classes, not to mention the political establishment.

The vote was close 48.1% to stay 51.9% to leave. A majority of about 8% majority to leave.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36616028

David Cameron as resigned, leaving the Conservative Party to pick a new leader and hopefully get their act together before debating with Brussels on our exit terms.

The Labour Party [elite] is playing the blame game and blaming Jeremy Corbyn. Seeking a vote of no confidence and to have a new leader more acceptable to who, the elites, or the people?

David Cameron, the friend of Muslims - NOT!

David Cameron at Chatham House, 2015

David Cameron
"The Future of Britain's Relationship with the European Union, 10 November 2015"

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.

The House of Saud

For the first time the BBC ran and article [once[ on the news criticises what the Saudis are up to in Yemen. This led me to do a little research, it appears that the House of Saud is getting a lot of criticsm. Could this be the start of the fall House of Saud? Still the UK can always give them asylum if needed.

Saudi 'economic bomb': Running out of money

http://awdnews.com/economy/saudi-economic-bomb-running-out-of-money

Saudi Arabia may have to start taxing its people

Now Saudi Arabia can't pay for all those benefits. It ran a deficit of nearly $100 billion last year and expects something similar this year, if not worse.

Muslim Men stopping Muslim women from becoming Labour Councillors?

 There is an interesting story over at the BBC - Muslim women 'stopped from becoming Labour councillors'

In the article it states that Muslim Women's Network UK has written to Jeremy Corbyn demanding an enquiry.

The article also mentions some smear campaigns that have been used to discredit candidates.

As someone who is not involved in any political party so I can't really verify or comment on the types of claims mentioned and if it is normal business (with perhaps men also being trargetted with different types of smear campaigns?) but it is an interesting read.

"Police, STOP!"

Militarised Police

Militarised Police
Militarised Police

Imagine a scene from any police show. Police officer is outside home of a suspect of some random crime. Suspect sees officer, starts running. Officer give chase, pulls gun. Due to no clear line of sight or presence of others that can be injured, officer heroically decides not to shoot. Story moves along.

How many times have people seen the above without any quesiton of what is actually being displayed?

Granted, this is fictional and not the real police, but it has become normal to expect such behaviour is American copy shows. No one will think that there is something wrong with the actions of the police in the above scenario.

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