This is impardonably boastful of me and I don’t want to tempt Providence but today marks seven years since I stopped drinking and I just wanted to let people know because I am a little bit proud of myself.
I see there’s a new biopic on CHURCHILL coming to ours screens soon, and a remake of DUNKIRK. Absolutely no coincidence of course – since they must have been planned long before the Tories crashed and burned.
Do you know I really do think if I were a Tory I’d like to lose this election. Imagine the benefits: Labour would have to sort out the Brexit force and that’s a really Sisyphean job, quite apart from trying to resurrect the NHS and get rid of food banks. In five years, they’d be bloody lucky to put things half right.
In the meantime the Party could quietly lose the crop of unbelievably crass twits who throng its front bench at the moment; and emerge triumphant under the gleaming banner of George Osborne, long to reign over us from 2022!
(Sorry about Freudian type earlier!)
I know the Beeb’s political programmes are not on the whole especially galvanising but it seems to me to be nothing short of sinister that they give so much airtime to UKIP and none, for example, the the Greens or any other small but sane and actually represented party.
I know the Beeb has always been eccentric and made bad choices when it thinks it’s onto something which may raise ratings through cheap controversy but should one detect the fell hand of the new head of news, an ex-Murdoxch boy, here?!
Simply the only choice for Westminster voters who have been sold down the river by the Tories for the past decades. Tories have a tradition of putting themselves first and latterly their support of property developers has become just short of infamous.
I really don’t think I have ever seen anything quite so jaw-droopingly ill-considered and asocial as the conservative Party’s manifesto. The ideas beggar belief. If you care about your own health and a secure old age; if you care anything for health and education, you will not vote for them.
I looked in vain for any pledge to get rid of food banks by the way. Perhaps they will privatise them instead.