Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tax On Small Businesses

Jeremy Corbyn, a man who really would like be seen as a Robin Hood figure, stealing from the rich to feed the poor.

However, after he has proposed to tax further on small businesses should he win the next Labour Leadership and General Election, he's just done the exact opposite.

Instead of going after the big guns like Amazon, Google, Starbucks, Vodafone, and others, he decided to go after the little guy.

I work for a small company, we will fail if taxes are raised, over 30 people will become unemployed, and possibly the bosses will go into bankruptcy.

But that's what Corbyn wants, because then we're relying on the state for handouts, he controls us, it's a nice step forward to state control.

Corbyn doesn't like entrepreneurs, he doesn't like people who want to fend for themselves without having to rely on others, he doesn't like individualism.

Sadly for him, too many people will have something to lose, he will never win the 2020 general election, what he will do is go down in history as the man who split the Labour Party.

Unlike what he wants us to believe, he's not a unifier, he is divisive, damaging, power hungry man who doesn't care who gets hurt along the way.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

What The F*ck Is Happening?

Inequality is not a word I like to use, especially in 21st Century.

Today Andrea Leadsome has said she was against gay marriage because it "hurt Christians."

Speaking as a Christian, it hasn't hurt me, in fact, I doubt that God would would be that upset either.

Firstly, there are bigger problems than two people of the same sex getting married going on the world.

One of them being racism, and in America, racism against black people is rife, and it's angering me beyond belief.

Now I am not one for going along with a hashtag, but #BlackLivesMatter is something people around the world should take notice of, especially when it comes to the treatment of black people in the USA.

In two days US cops have gunned down and killed two black men, for no apparent reason, and their horrific deaths have been filmed.

Firstly Alton Stirling, who was shot and killed for what looks like nothing. I have watched the video of his death, there was no need for the gun to be pulled, let alone for the police officer to pull the trigger at point blank range.

Now Philando Castile. A man who was shot by other police officers whilst his girlfriend sat next him, and she filmed the whole thing.

What was he shot for? Again, nothing.

Last year we saw the deaths of Sandra Bland, who was pulled over for a minor traffic offence, the police officer pulled a gun on her, and took her in to be questioned, not sure why as wasn't acting defensively, not until she had a gun in her face at least.

Sandra Bland, according to the official reports, "committed suicide", a strong headed, seemingly rather wise lady killed herself in custody.... doesn't add up to me.

Then there was Walter Scott, who was pulled over because his brake light wasn't working, the police officer shot him five times fatally, Scott was unarmed, and only 50 years old.

Eric Garner, 43 years old, who may or may not have been selling cigarettes illegally, was strangled to death, in the video you can hear him say "I can't breathe", the police officer choked Garner until he died, what for? Again, nothing.

Freddie Gray, who's death sparked the Baltimore riots last year, was 25 year old, who died in police custody, he was initially arrested for illegally carrying a switchblade.

Now by all means, arrest him, but why is he now dead? He was apparently, this is eye witness testiments, beaten with "batons" and his leg pulled backwards as well as one officer kneeling on Gray's neck with his knee.

Michael Brown was only 18 when a police officer shot and killed him. Seven shots. All to do with petty theft.

These sorts of things I believe God would take an issue, with, not two people in love saying I do.

The level of inequality I see growing again bothers me, especially with the rise of politicians like Donald Trump who is an out and open racist, and proud of it.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Why I Am Backing May

I like Theresa May, and here's why:

Firstly she managed to deport Abu Qatada, an extremist Islamist hate preacher, who Labour would have kept.

She didn't deport Gary McKinnon, an autistic hacker, who Labour would have deported to the USA, only to see him commit suicide.

For those saying she has failed on immigration figures, anyone would, the last Labour government set everyone else up for fools.

They were given seven years by the EU to set a quota on how many EU migrants the UK would except, they didn't set any, so when immigrants from Arabic or Asian countries come over, and get the EU membership at France, Romania, Germany, Belgium, of course we had/ have to accept them.

So anyone who would have won in the 2010 general election would have been set up for a fool.

She didn't allow the use of water cannons, and lets be honest, in Britain majority of protests, strikes that take place are pretty peaceful, very rare nowadays do we see violence, because the people using these protests as ways of letting the government know we are angry, don't want to be branded as vandals.

She stopped two extreme American Islamaphobes from entering the UK in 2013 saying that they would not be "conductive to the public good."

She has been a brilliant Home Secretary, she has more balls than all the men in the front Tory bench put together, and she is a woman of principal.

One more thing, I don't care how she voted in the referendum, I don't care if she changed her mind along the way, all I care about is the person best fit for the job, and in my opinion, Theresa May is the best.

She's tough but fair, open yet stubborn, this is something we need right now.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Battle Of The Somme

In 2013 during Help for Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride we went to Thiepval where they have all the names of the soldiers who died at during the Battle of the Somme.

Hundreds of thousands of names, all etched in the walls, all these graves surrounding the area, all the pain, bloodshed, and death 100 years previous.

It hits you hard.

Every memorial we stopped at, an ex-soldier said something, these words for some reason have never left me:

"As you ride on, please do silently, as they sleep beneath your feet."

No one said a word for miles.

You could only imagine what these poor young men went through, the hundreds and thousands of them, laying down their lives for us, for me, for you, for future generations, as we rode through some of the most beautiful French countryside.

I want to thank Help for Heroes for giving me some of the best memories of my life.

Be proud of them, honour them, remember them.

"When you go home, tell them of us and say"
"For their tomorrow, we gave our today."

Lest we forget.

Kind and Decent? Yeah Right

During a press conference today regarding the report into Labour's anti-semitism problem, Corbyn managed to compare Israel to ISIS, and a Labour Jewish MP, Ruth Smeeth, was attacked which made her walk out in tears.

What did Corbyn do? Absolutely nothing, he didn't intervene, he didn't apologise, he didn't even acknowledge the fact that one of his own MPs had been attacked, and in a very public way.

Also to compare the country Israel to ISIS beggars belief.

When has Israel thrown gay men off of buildings?

When has Israel gang raped women, then stoned them to death for being raped?

When has Israel launched an attack on their own people, burying women and children alive?

Since Corbyn's leadership he has proven he is many things, but kind and decent he is not? Not even a smidgen of evidence has come through for that to be true, other than the fact he once made tea for a cameraman, whoop de do!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Please Not Boris

Boris Johnson won the Brexit campaign, much to his dismay.

He didn't expect the win, he didn't want the win, but now he's got it.

It's pretty obvious Boris wanted a remain win, because he most likely voted remain himself, why? Well he wanted to look like a fallen hero, the man who backed Brexit, but sadly didn't win, he was going to be their champion, their voice, their hero.

No one really expected us to vote to leave the EU, I didn't and I voted leave! I expected remain to win, why? I don't know.

But since we have voted leave, it's lit a few fires, mainly in the Labour party, 80% of Corbyn's MPs have voted a No Confidence in his leadership, but being the revolutionary he is, he ain't backing down, he's breaking the Labour party.

Even one of his most ardent supporters Owen Jones has been suggesting the Labour party should probably split.

However, the Tories are not free of turmoil.

Like I said, Boris and Gove have gone into hiding, and people wants these two to lead us through a Brexit negotiation?

There are two candidates I am torn between, Stephen Crabb, who's a working class boy, he has not been born with a silver spoon, he is full of conviction, pride, and self awareness.

Then there's Theresa May, has done a very good job as Home Secretary, firstly she deported Abu Hamsa, and Qatada, and didn't deport Gary McKinnon, a computer hacker who suffers from Austism.

Labour would have done it the other way round, kept the hate preachers, and extradited McKinnon.

Theresa May has more bollocks than the majority of men in the Cabinet, I like that, she's strong independent, and also full of conviction, her only down fall really is her fashion sense, but I can look past that..... sometimes.

Crabb's downfall, no one really knows who he is, and his weird beard.

I do think Tories who voted for leave have got to look past who backed what campaign, and need to start looking at leader material.

I don't think Boris is a leader, I don't believe he'd be the best option for this country, or the party.

However, I know Stephen Crabb won't get far in this leadership bid, so I am going for Theresa, I don't care that she backed remain.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Is The End Nigh For Labour?

Is Jeremy Corbyn doing what Tony Benn failed to do all those years ago, and actually split the Labour Party?

If not, it looks like he's having a bloody good go at it!

It seems to be the Parliamentary Labour Party vs Corbynistas.

However the Corbynistas have it wrong, surprise surprise, as not all of those opposing Jeremy Corbyn are Blairites or Brownites, and to say so is to be blind, and rather rude as J.K Rowling said in a tweet today:

Jo Cox, considered a Blairte, was killed, murdered in her constituency, and here they are calling her, and her beliefs vermin, lovely to see the "Kinder, gentler politics" Jeremy was talking about at the beginning of his leadership last year.

People like Lisa Nandy and Owen Smith can hardly be called Blairites, yet here they are being labelled one, because they rightly doubt Corbyn is the right man to lead them to a victory.

Corbyn has around 3 allies from his original shadow cabinet, McDonnell, Abbott, and Burnham.

Burnham only stays because he's desperate for any little slice of power, McDonnell because they share the same views, and Abbott because she's still secretly in love with Corbyn.

Corbyn is killing the Labour party, he splitting it right down the middle.

Today at the PLP meeting Jess Phillips apparently begged Corbyn to resign, and Harriet Harman was so upset she was apparently crying, the only Labour MP in Scotland, Ian Murray, told Corbyn of the threats he and his constituency staff are receiving from Momentum, and pro-Corbyn think tank.

So what did Jeremy do?

He, McDonnell and Abbott addressed a crowd of people, one of the being the person pictured above, saying he was here to stay, and not once mentioning the EU Referendum, which is pretty obvious he voted to Leave. (So much for straightforward, honest politics)

Can he not see what he is doing to the party? Can he not see his has lost control of his MPs?

Over 40 MP's and Lords have quit from the Shadow Cabinet, with one being sacked.

Hilary Benn, the sacked MP, received a huge round of applause from the Labour benches, whereas Corbyn received nothing, except heckling for him to resign when he took a dig at his ex-Shadow Cabinet members.

And the Labour front bench was incredibly bare, Corbyn unable to fill the front bench.