We are no further forward with Brexit than we were months ago.
Theresa May’s deal is so far away from what anyone wants that she has finally united everyone, the trouble is that they are all united in being against her.
To my mind people were clear what was wanted, the most important was regaining control of our own Borders and controlling who could come in or not.
It has always seemed strange that people who were criminals in their own country could hide that fact and just come into the U.K. as though they were going into the next town.
One clear thing is coming out of this and that is that the Conservative Party will never be the same again.
But, what political group can replace them, certainly not Labour, it is unclear where they stand on anything with Corbyn as their Leader, they are still fighting amongst themselves with members speaking from different view points and nary the twain shall meet.
Do we need a new Political Party?
At last Brexit is here, or so we are told.
How is it that in just one page we are the given the facts about the deal yet the agreement is over 500 pages long?
Do the political figures believe that we have so much trust in them that we believe everything we are told?
They must be joking.
It seems to me that we are still in a mess and that we are being conned by everyone. We were lied to about the Common Market, and now we are being, I won’t say lied to, but deliberately being misled by all involved.
I wonder if we will ever see the full 500 pages document of the way the EU negotiators see the deal?
Will someone please tell us the plain unadulterated truth.
Some time back Boris Johnson wrote an article for the Daily Telegraph on the subject of the Housing Shortage.
At last, someone is commenting on the housing shortage, but he is putting a large amount of the blame on the high stamp duty. He also mentions the land banks.
These land banks have been around for years with developers buying up the land and having a hope that the value of the land will increase when they are ready to build, in some cases, there is a delay of years before they are ready.
Surely there must be some way of limiting the time between the granting of the planning permission and the completion of the building. I say completion of the building because some of the less ethical builders might start building and then pause for a year or two if we say the start of the build.
This at least should increase the speed of the building programme from start to finish.
Also when you think about it, before World War 2 the majority of the flats or apartments above shops were either lived in by the shopkeeper or sublet.
When did this change and why? Possibly something to do with the Business Rate?
I would have thought with people living above the shops it would reduce town centre crime.
What has happened to the Politician?
I find that if a politician makes a promise on the doorstep such as “I will ensure that the VAT rate will be reduced by 2%” there was never any intention to keep to his word, indeed he even expects you to realise that it is just an election promise that is worthless.
But if it is in the manifesto that is a different thing, that promise is meant to be kept.
The problem now is that all politicians are trying to wriggle out of that as well. Once they are in power they come up with new things that weren’t even considered.
Where have these come from?
Are they from Civil Servants with a particular bee in their bonnet?
Study the speeches made by say the Prime Minister or any other Minister of State. The main theme is obviously thought up by the Political Figure, but what about the sentence that says we will also be looking at this that or the other? In other words the padding, who puts that in? Could it be the speechwriter who is a Civil Servant? Doesn’t it make you wonder who is really running the Country?
It has been reported that the cash strapped London Police Force are receiving donations to enable them to keep their kit up to date.
Donations include metal detectors, heavy duty torches and other similar equipment.
Can you imagine what could happen in extreme conditions?
A garage volunteers to service all the police cars free of charge with the Police paying for materials only, only the parts supplied are stolen from other cars, so the Police are buying stolen goods.
The garage also fits tracking devices to all of the cars then sells the information as to where the cars are to criminals.
The list could be endless.
Electronic equipment could also be donated fitted with software to enable listening in to police communications. Those are some of the anti-donation cases,
( Sorry all of these are my warped sense of humour.)
Wet Suits, Batteries and things of a similar ilk could safely be donated.
So, all in all, it could be very beneficial if used wisely.
It seems that if you wish to become a major political party you must have an internal squabble over one thing or another.
Labour has chosen to argue and fall out over their attitude to the Jewish community, the Conservative Party have chosen to argue over the comments Boris Johnson made on the Burka.
The Conservatives are in the position where just one or two of their hierarchy have decided to try and score points over an article on Burkas written by Boris Johnson in the Daily Telegraph.
This definitely seems an own goal as the Grass Roots of the party agrees with Boris as do a large number of their supporters and Donors.
The question is why did they decide to do this?
The only conclusion I can come to is that they would rather commit political suicide than have Boris as a future leader.
Labour are falling out over the Israelis and the Palestinians’ with Jeremy Corbyn denying that he has done or said something and another member of his own party producing evidence proving that his memory is faulty.
Time and time again the MP’s and their aides act as though they are school kids in the playground at school. The only difference is that the school playground has Prefects and Teachers to keep the kids from going to far overboard whilst the MP’s think that they are supreme.
Will these ancient Brats ever grow up?