Saturday, 31 May 2008
New Labour appears to have adopted a policy of keeping as quiet as possible to try to regain the initiative, presumably based on the premise that every time they open their mouths they cock up or the media spins it so they sound as though they’ve cocked up. However the tongues will still be wagging in Westminster and the plotters will be sharpening their knives. Charles Clarke, who fancies himself as kingmaker will no doubt be manoeuvring his boy David Miliband into position, ready to strike.
Saturday, 24 May 2008
If you like your politics without substance or policies then Wavy Davy Cameron is for you. And of the Crewe and Nantwich by-election is anything to go by you'll have a lot of company as so many people voted for the party with no policies. That's UK politics for you.
Sunday, 18 May 2008
The unfathomable despotic regime in Burma continues to allow its people to suffer and die while simply paying lip service and patting heads on the state controlled media. All this as the regime’s closest ally suffers unimaginable death and devastation from the massive Sichuan earthquake. But whereas the Chinese military appear to be doing all they can the Burmese junta appear to have adopted a ‘let them eat cake’ attitude for the 21st Century and their people continue to die and unless attitudes change dramatically things can only get worse. For those unfamiliar with Cockney rhyming slang 'china' is shorthand for friend i.e. China Plate - mate.
Sunday, 11 May 2008
The polls continue to nose-dive for New Labour and Gordon Brown. The much vaunted 're-launch' of the party provided me with the idea to use the iconic image of the first US astronauts from the classic 80s film 'The Right Stuff'. My title 'The Brown Stuff' of course has the obvious duality in meaning, because they really are in messy stuff right now and surely the only way is up? They really need to get their act together to win back their core vote, who have obviously finally had enough of their brand of right wing politics with only meaningless platitudes offered as crumbs to their left-leaning core support. Whether they can turn this state of affairs around I'm not sure they even know how or where to begin.
Monday, 5 May 2008
Another bad week for Gordon. New Labour routed at the polls and rumours rife of a leadership challenge. New Labour having much more in common with the Conservative Party, than the old Labour, I’d say they are almost certain to stick the knife in the PM’s back if fortunes do not turn around quickly.