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Posted in: UK Labour touts pro-business shift as industry figures back party See in context

I really cannot comprehend this train crash of political lunacy.

Starmer could have avoided such a backlash.

Whether one agrees with Diane Abbott Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP political left wing leanings, her constituents have given unwavering support for close to 40 years.

Personally, I doubt if this will have any radically noticeable affect 4th July.

Labour’s shocking treatment of Diane Abbott could alienate Black voters for years to come

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/article/2024/may/29/labour-shocking-treatment-diane-abbott-alienate-black-voters

If this is how the party deals with its own MP, how will it treat our communities once it’s in power?

Guardian is not about to let this go.

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Posted in: UK Labour touts pro-business shift as industry figures back party See in context

Indeed some confusion.....

The Guardian is reporting that Keir Starmer is denying that Diane Abbott Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP has been "barred". Although Starmer chose his word carefully.

Keir Starmer has denied that Diane Abbott has been banned from standing as a Labour MP at the next election, as the saga over the potential end to her 40-year career in the party risked descending into chaos.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/article/2024/may/29/keir-starmer-diane-abbott-labour-general-election-2024

Starmer.....

“No decision has been taken to bar Diane Abbott,” he said. “The process that we were going through ended with the restoration of the whip the other day, so she’s a member of the parliamentary Labour party and no decision has been taken barring her.”

Asked who the candidate in Hackney South and Stoke Newington would be, Starmer said that had not yet been decided.

“It’s ultimately a decision for the national executive committee on all candidates. There will be a decision in due course, but they haven’t taken that decision, though. Stories this morning were wrong, factually inaccurate. She has not been banned or barred from standing.”

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Posted in: UK Labour touts pro-business shift as industry figures back party See in context

Keir Starmer is mired in a rather poorly handled, totally unnecessary, self inflected, humiliation of the first black MP.

Even "white van man" Daily Mail has wasted little time defending Diane Abbott Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP for close to 40 years.

Labour meltdown as Diane Abbott says she IS being blocked from standing at election: Keir Starmer branded 'disgraceful' and accused of 'West Wing politics' as row over veteran left-winger mounts

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13470739/Labour-Diane-Abbott-election-Keir-Starmer-left-wing.html

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Posted in: The slasher in middle age: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' hits 50 See in context

The Evil dead is a spoof comedy.

The Cabin in the Woods a giggle between seriously shudder gore.

The Menu, I struggle to enjoy my favourite hamburger cheese.

Who can forget American Psycho.?

Get out!....wow wonderful jaw dropping stuff.

The Stepford Wives 1972....

All sneak up on you,

Black Christmas?

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has its place, I suggest will never shake off its video nasty genre.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Past/present governments at the turn of the millennia have refused to fund genuine skilled accredited training recognised apprentices apprenticeships.

No, instead failing back on a continuous meaningless set of certificate programs, leadership development courses, General Practice Vocational Training Schemes.

None remoted suitable for IT development, lead-in skills training investment.  

Employers requiring high skilled technical, IT, engineering first grade recruit, poach from a pool of overseas staff/talent.

Nurses, first grade experience designing and developing mechanical devices and systems, 2nd proficiency with CAD software to name bit a few.

All can be sourced from Europe and UK students are enthusiastic but hobbled.

This nonsense that UK leaving EU has somehow restricted movement recruitment of semi skilled/skilled employees is simply fake news.

it is enough to make you weep at the betrayal to UK young people ill equipped to compete.

Even basic unsupervised troubleshooting is a struggle.

These governments tory/labour offers for future for UK young people, at 18, a mandatory year in the armed forces polishing anything that stands still.

Followed by the prospect of filling a shelf on zero hours, or a life of crime

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Posted in: FamilyMart holds its first-ever Mint Chocolate Fair with 9 intriguing types of snacks See in context

This is outrageous, in plain site, the mass distribution of Mintamphetamine cut with chocolate.

The Breaking Bad of an additive mint choc unprecedented pleasurable surge of mint/choco........

Choco Gake Mint Gummies, Choco Mint Tart.

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Posted in: FamilyMart holds its first-ever Mint Chocolate Fair with 9 intriguing types of snacks See in context

A eruption followed by a tsunami of mint choc chip mayhem on my chin and waist line.

Mercy that no FamilyMart is within distance.

A fair ground of Choco Mint madness.

I could phone and order?

Not a chance my doctor would find out.

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Posted in: Asia security may be at risk if Japan-S Korea ties sour again See in context

Politicians Japan/Korea must first and foremost, both current governments, yes South Korean opposition parties find a conscientious means, the political will, to face the future than dwelling festering on poisonous toxic historic grievances.

All parries must bring the next generation on board, persuade them to move, step out from behind the statues of comfort women.

Japan its people reach out through education, accept such horrors need to be exorcized away from political interference.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

It will take a "act of god" for the fridge parties, to finance, mount an across the board general election campaign that could "tickle", let alone dent Labour/Conservative hold on the current first past the post system.

Nigel Farage, (Honorary president of Reform UK party) is a shrewd political chancer.

An aging, rather disingenuous tin pot Fagin.

I genuinely admire the fellows debating skills.

However, a pretender, a Brexit bandit, threating to return,

Yet only when its suits his own selfish agenda.

Rumour has it Donald Trump is offering "pots of gold at the end of the rainbow" to join his campaign team,

Farage, Trump saw you coming.

Take the Greens, I know Caroline Lucas, Greens only MP, our Brighten UK business, sitting MP.

A honest genuine politician.

Yet her party has been around since Noah loaded the arc, time and again falling on stony ground, one election after another.

The first past the post voting system takes no prisoners.

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Posted in: The slasher in middle age: 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' hits 50 See in context

No issue with horror, Alien, Psycho, The Exorcist directors cut, The Ring Japan version, The Shinning, The Thing....

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre come over like a video nasty

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Posted in: Student suspected of spraying graffiti at Emperor Meiji's mausoleum in Kyoto See in context

Yes totally agree, have the 15 year old student purge, contemplate his frustration, teen angst, cleaning his graffiti at Emperor Meiji's mausoleum with a tooth brush, and a cloth.

He will still be there at Christmas.

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Posted in: Canada pledges temporary visas for 5,000 Gaza residents related to Canadians See in context

This is cynical political virtue signalling.

How are the 5,000 Gaza residents related to Canadians supposed to leave Gaza?

"While movement out of Gaza is not currently possible, the situation may change at any time. With this cap increase, we will be ready to help more people as the situation evolves," Immigration Minister Marc Miller said.

Please explain how?

Will the 5000 need to swim and thumb a lift?

Either way all will require Israeli government approval.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

I have just had a peek at the overnight news service UK ITV/Channel 4.

Richi Sunak conversative central office has been harshly berating local constituency parties, MPs for the lack of volunteer support, a general doom and gloom attitude demeanour, a overall acceptance of failure of the parliamentary party.

All immediately leaked to the Times

The whole announcement of a July election was kept secret from his election strategy teams.

Michael Gove decision to stand down was not communicated to Sunak until day.

????

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Just a thought, for Sunak's year of *mandatory*** **military or civilian national service for 18 year old, such a proposal would need to have a comprehensive system of enforcement, sanctions for those that refused.

What would that entail, who would be tasked to round up the miscreants, possibility hundreds of thousands of youths, up and down the country, the conscientious objectors.

Then the challenges in the courts, a potential lawyer charter, as The Human Rights Act 1998 sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK is entitled to, the right to refuse being forced into the armed services.

Can you really imagine the police or the army playing hid and seek around some of the most brutally harsh social housing estates?

Can you really envisage the police undertaking such a role?

Bonkers.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Yes Negative Nancy, Kier Starmer continuity, in respect to a commons Westminster labour party leadership, direct parliamentary career spans some five years.

However his associations will the labour party, especially a new labour, third way ethic can be traced to 2007.

Later in life, Keir’s drive to make the world a fairer place saw him enter politics. He was first elected to Parliament in 2015, at the age of 52. He serves as the member for Holborn and St Pancras, where he has lived for many years with his family.

He was Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (2016-2020) and Shadow Immigration Minister (2015-2016).

https://labour.org.uk/people/keir-starmer/

I think it is important that the electorate be afforded a clear picture 2024 July of a parliamentary establishment that is insulator, detached, inward thinking, open only to take notice, listening their constituents at a general election, to be ignored for the next five years.

Which bring me back to the conventionally of UK system of voting ..

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Look, the cringe o meter on overload, the fakery, the false shallow superciliousness patronisation of an electorate that both Starmer and Sunak have convinced themsleves are to fatuous to notice.

This level of disrespect is mindboggling.

These Westminster parliamentary elite actually think, believe, that the voting public are simple minded fools.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Ok lets compare .......Sunak live ho humm

UK General Elections 2024 | PM Rishi Sunak Speaks At Tory Rally In Amersham Live | UK News Live |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l3FSRYub-c

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Whatever ones opinion of Kier Starmer stolid lethargic lack of charisma, Starmer is the only realistic alternative to the stale Sunak status quo.

Both Sunak and Starmer have indicated that "policies" will be financed by raising between £5/10 billion a year by tackling tax avoidance and evasion, and £2.6bn by closing the so called "loopholes" in the government's non-dom exemptions.

Every electionall parties insist these mystical sums of money will magically appear from closing "loopholes and tax avoidance"

It is a sham as "tax avoidance" quote "the use of legal methods to reduce the amount of income tax that an individual or business owes," such measures require the cooperation of a global finance community.

Never happens.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

A newspaper wag compared Rishi Sunak bonkers plan for 18-year-olds "having to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service" is a ludicrous teen version of a don't panic "dads army", when the armed forces requires trained permanent long term professionals.

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Posted in: UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security See in context

Keir Starmer delivers first major speech of general election campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4X6Er09yqQ

Posted yesterday, Kier Starmer insists he is a socialist.

I wonder if such an insistence is to convince his party faithful above Starmers core vote

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Posted in: High-profile opposition figure Renho to run for Tokyo governor See in context

J politics need, yearns for a credible opposition.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

Ok Keir Starmer first major election 2024 speech.

Keir Starmer delivers first major speech of general election campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4X6Er09yqQ

Mr working class?

Mr Social Justice?

Genuine answers, solutions for UK immigration crisis?

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Posted in: High-profile opposition figure Renho to run for Tokyo governor See in context

House of Councillors lawmaker Renho will require a fully supported campaign team.

If my Japanese language/written skills were business level, I would gladly volunteer to offer any support.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

Well remember the Theresa "calamity" May "Go home Vans"

'Go home' immigration vans 'too blunt', says May

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eco4eVs-g_g

Think again when I suggest toxicity of immigration policy

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

UK are still members of the ECHR, with all the statutory obligations as a signatory.

It is the toxicity of political shenanigans associated with immigration policy that creates the poisonous division, belligerence.

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Posted in: Foreign thieves likely behind stolen Japan bonsai amid boom abroad See in context

I have two, gifts.

I had to retain the assistance of local expertise to mentor me in the art of clipping pruning and caring for the bonsai.

Bonsai are not easily concealed to be smuggled through an Airport.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

Without a clear Europewide understanding on how to approach Illegal/irregular migration then people smuggling will become more pronounced.

Irregular migration and return

https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/policies/migration-and-asylum/irregular-migration-and-return_en

EU commission is actively perusing/pursuing a "humane" returns policy

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

If Starmer is so convinced that 16/17 year olds have reached adulthood, then free them, lower the age of legal alcoholic consumption, smoking, gambling.

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Posted in: More than 10,000 people have reached UK in small boats since January See in context

Isn't it the reality that UK simply are fed up with the status quo, a choice between politically dumb and dumber.

Sunak bonkers back to the future national service lunacy, whilst Starmer toys with the thought of giving 16/17-year-olds the right to vote.

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Posted in: More UK Conservative lawmakers set to quit before election See in context

I doubt if I would even recognise the country I left if I booked JAL tomorrow.

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