I am very disappointed at the stance taken by Keir Starmer on many issues. Primarily I feel nausea at the lack of a firm line against Israels genocidal ambitions in Gaza and the West Bank.

Regarding the £28billion green investment I am hopeful that the public pressure to maintain this investment will prevail early in te next Parliament. Here the Labour Party need to set out clearly the long term benefits. It is interesting to see what the Labour Party in Wales are recommending regarding the unfair council tax. As taxes go it would seem to offer the least possibility for evasion. No readjustments have been made since its introduction in England. Some obvious bits – 5 categories is too low, I think Wales are recommending 12 which seems about right. They should do away with the single person discount. There are many reforms necessary for Local Councils, including a salary cap!

However the Labour Party disappoint me I will support them in the sole intention of getting rid of the shitwhow we have at the present. The Tories seemto be intent on leaving the country in the worst possible situation. Any incoming Labour administration will have a myriad of problems and obstacles to over come. Every aspect of government should be overhauled within 12 months.


So Israeli forces shoot an unarmed man carrying a white flag and the British Establishment is fucking silent. It is a war crime, I wonder how many other instances there are – the Byline Times reported on a family sheltering from the bombing discovered by IDF soldiers who took the men outside and whilst their families watched shot them, the women and children were then sent back inside and grenades thrown in – all died. This was reported by the UN Commission for Human Rights. Meanwhile in a desperate piece of electioneering the USA and the UK bomb Yemen and the Telegraph talks about conscription.

What the fuck do MP’s do all day? They are not running the country. Is the government hoping for some sort of military coup to keep it in power? Sunak is still criticising Starmer due to him being a supporter of Corbyn in the past, and for doing his job as a lawyer.

The Mail has complained that woke activists have made adverts less sexy than they were in the 1980’s. Their readers must yearn for the days when they could jerk off during an ad break!

The Culture Minister bemoans bias at the BBC until asked for evidence, to which she states that some people have complained! And another minister asks for balance (presumably balance that provides support for racists, misogynists and sex offenders?


Time for a public discussion regarding tax and public services. Basically it is a no brainer. Especially tax increases for those earning most and stopping tax avoidance.

At the same time there seems to be a growth in public servants earning huge salaries. I think I am correct that some counties have more than 100 people earning over 100000, how?why? I am sure there are inefficiencies that can be addressed, (e.g. MP expenses), but the basic fact is that tax cuts directly impinge on public services. Everyone is aware of the short falls in funding in police, health and education systems. The arts and services like museums pay back investment. is Britain broken? It certainly seems like it. 14 years of Tories have smashed public services. Private airports are the busiest in Europe, super yachts are proliferating. Public services benefit everyone.


I am of course refering to the government. Sunak says that stopping small boats is THE major concern facing the country. No you imbecile – it is the cost of living; climate change; heating costs; housing costs; decline of public services; a society where Bronson Batersby can die of starvation; strikes; a government aiding and abetting genocide in Gaza; and a general lack of honesty in public life. The list of what is more important than 25000 poor souls risking their lives to claim asylum (75% successfully) is endless. Personally I would include this weekends football results as being of greater importance.

Sunak claims that the numbers are down and includes this an achievement, as he does inflation figures (which rose last month!). What we need is honest debate rather than political rhetoric. People are actually concerned regarding migration per se, rather than the possibly 10000 failed asylum claims. This needs an honest conversation rather than slogan weilding ignorance. There are over 7 million people on the NHS waiting list. This needs an increase in doctors and nurses, we need more police and teachers and social workers, at least 100000 social care workers. These are concerns that a sensible government would face up to and deal with.

When a politician states that their policy is the “will of the people” we know that they have lost the argument.


So the goverment say that the situation has nothing to do with the situation in Gaza as it is a few thousand miles away. With such ignorance andf stupidity it is no wonder that the UK is in such a dire state. Starmer too backed the UK military action, when will he realise that the nation is NOT controlled by the Daily Mail? Public opinion polls show that most citizens in this country are appalled by the suffering inflicted by the Israeli Government. Our politicans put profit before lives at every opportunity.


Sometimes it is good to post before I absorb the wisdom of my fellow posties. So here goes. The USA and UK have launched an attack on Houthis positions in Yemen. At a glance this would seem reasonable – Houthis have launched attacks on shipping. However the reaction seems to be rather aimed at the wank fest populist supporters in each country. Surely a diplomatic solution could be found – but of course not as the numbskulls in government are fully supporting Israel regardless of genocidal tendancies by Netanyahu.

It would seem that diplomacy is not allowed in the testosterone filled chambers of our lobotmised leaders. Any action that fails to reign in the horror unleashed by the Isreali government is likely to be inflammatory. Maybe this is what the industrial/military complex needs at a time of economic stagnation. I am with South Africa in bringing their case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza.


I made up a lush recipe. 100g butter; 100g dark brown sugar; 50g rye flour; 50g plain flour; 1/2tsp baking powder; 100g rye flakes; 2tsp cinnamon; 2 hndfuls chocolate chips. 15 minutes @180C. Tasty!

It is cold outside so I have bought myself a new jumper! rather than bump the heating up. I have cut the roses back but wheelie is full so I will wait until Monday before cutting back more. Evenings are nearly back! I do not like the darkness! Bee hotel xmas pressie made ready to hang by front door at the end of next month. I will wait and see what has survived the winter before ordering new plants – hopefully I will have a dozen rose bushes and some bulbs. And maybe plant out the rosemary and thyme varieties alongside the road? Greenhouse is basically prepped ready to go with tomatoes.


The Icelandic word gluggaveður, which translates as ‘window-weather’, refers to weather that is good to watch from your window, appropriate for today!


I have not had a decent rant for a while! So here goes.

First off – WTF are the govt. doing spending £1.75m to do a questionnaire of 175000 people about royalty. Presumably this is part of their culture war bollocks. We can be sure itwill not pose sensible questions like “Why does Charley need so many houses and castles”? “Should the Windsors pay tax”? “Why does the British Public pay over £100m for royal security”? Can we ask how many people know how much the Windsors get from offshore wind farms? Further – will the questionnaire co-ordinators release details of the demographics of the sample. Why 170000 people when it is common knowledge amongst pollsters that 10000 is a more than large enough sample.

Secondly – Brexit. It is now widely accepted that Brexithas been a monumental cockup based on lies and misinformation. Can ALL politicians now accept this and stop the lies about new trade deals done with USA states, etc. Can we have an audit of the costs (financial and social) and a political party which is committed to ameoliarating the horrendous costs.

Thirdly – world politics. Enough of the fear about being anti-semitic. Condemn the bombing of Gaza and the Israeli backed terror on the West Bank. Apparantly we are now fighting the Yemen! Where was this discussed in Parliament? Backing Israel at present is just going to polarise international diplomacy and create unnecessary divides.

Fourthly – issues more rain warnings whilst Greenpeace (Unearthed) announces that studies show 4204 flood defence systems to be in a poor state of repair due to spending cuts. More needs to be made about the horrific cuts to services across the UK in all areas of life. Tax cuts for the rich mean service cuts for the rest of us. The government is keeping quiet about the PPE scandal and it has taken Carol Volderman to expose the corruption. They do nothing about tax evasion and fraud regarding government contracts, leave their own expense system open to massive exploitation, whilst making a song and dance about benefit fraud. Fraud is wrong at all levels but pandering to the numbskulls who read the trash papers (Mail, Express, Sun, Telegraph, in particular), is evil.

Fifthly the press. Press reform is urgently needed. Prince Harry has arguably done more to bring about press reform than anyone! The lies perpetually foisted on the public by these papers should addressed by legislation.

Lastly, for now, morality. We have come to accept that the Conservative Party if full of dirty little misogynistic, racist toads – but when James Cleverly extols the use of date rape drugs to pacify his wife, without censure by the party, leadership or press, we can see just how much damage has been done to this country.


Jolyon Maughan, Marina Purkiss, Jemma Forte, Peter Stefanovic, Carol Vorderman, Gary Lineker, Dave Lawrence, supertanskii, Chris Packham, Fergal Sharkey, Greenpeace. Further suggestions welcome.