Sunday, May 30, 2010

one Laws for the rich....

The usual suspects of ConDem politicians and sycophantic journalists rush to assure us of the Good Nature and Honest Intent of David Laws, the arch slasher of the coalition, who we are earnestly informed should not be made to suffer too long for his 'attempt to keep his personal relationship a secret', and that the £40,000 he falsely claimed was not a great deal of money and far less than he might have claimed. Laws had been living with his partner since 2004 and claiming housing costs for 'renting a room'.

Meanwhile on Friday a Norfolk mother, Sarah Riley, was imprisoned for falsely claiming £10,000 in housing benefit over a period of 7 years after negletting to inform the authorities that she had started a relationship.
Jailing her for 20 weeks, judge Alasdair Darroch, told her he accepted that prison would be devastating for her but said: “This is a very large sum of public money and there was dishonesty going on for a long period of years.”

He accepted her relationship with her partner had not been stable but said: “I'm unable to avoid a prison sentence.”

Apparently Class is no longer an issue in 21st century Britain.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Watching the BBC footage of the lunatic disruption by the SWP of the ACAS talks between BA and UNITE my wife noted that "even the Anarchists were never so stupid". she is quite right, not even in the most fevered, acid fuelled, nightmares of Ian Bone and Chris Knight could such a cackhanded, wrongheaded, and completely counterproductive stunt have been imagined!
the cynical and elitist hijacking of the cause of the BA crew by the swap-trots displays in the most stark terms possible their contempt for the working class and for the futures of those in whose name they claimed to be acting.
If there can be any good from this shameful display then let us hope that it opens the eyes of trades unionists everywhere to the anti working class, anti union, and anti socialist nature of this nasty little sect.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

red shirts and red herrings

Amid the gloom and foreboding surrounding the Condem victory in Britain, it is understandable that some might look far afield where exciting revolts and movements might be found to give those awaiting the firm hand of tory governance some vicarious joy.
The most visible and misunderstood of these foreign rebellions is the redshirts of Thailand, where the fact that the protesters are dress in RED is enough to gain support from the more credulous, or those who consider that they are fighting the state is enough
However the world is a far more complicated place. Luckily on Dave Osler's site there is some sanity his reader LesAbby is a Thai resident and is able to give a proper analysis of the situation: The Class politics of the thailand crisis

the comments are especially interesting as LesAbby confronts some of those leftwingers who would rather see the world as they wish it to be rather than it really is. this for me is the clincher
Another quick thought. The red shirt movement has failed to expand its base to three important groups, although this could of course change. I have already talked about their inability to attract young Bangkok industrial workers and the trade unionists in the state sector. Another group missing are the university students both from the provincial and the Bangkok universities. Instead of the say 50% student makeup of the rally you could expect, you find it’s probably less than 1%. This should be the area you would think the academia based Trotskyist movement could supply the numbers.

Last night the red shirts were driven away from setting up a stage at Ramkhamhaeng University, a school where fees are low and many courses part or flexible time so attracting poorer students. Now whether this was by fellow students, the police or other elements I haven’t found out yet.

Going the other way and looking at a group that overwhelmingly supports the red shirts, you find the police. Now while the army may be the more corrupt group in total financial value, the police are the most corrupt group the public has to deal with on a daily basis. Their traffic stops are there to do just one thing, generate cash payoffs. In the ‘entertainment’ industry by far the largest mafia like organization is the police force. If they are on your side you should start to get a little suspicious.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

yellow fucking tories

Vote liberal, you get Tories.

At least now the choice is clear, the ConDems will cut and slash and Labour will fight them.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

A shabby deal behind closed doors and fuck the landed Gentry!

Nick Clegg Makes his position known

as the two public school toffs cobble a stitch up between them, nobody should be in any doubts that this has bugger all to do with democracy. the old etonian and the old Westminsterian are carving up the spoils before toasting a muffin between the buttocks of the british people.
Clegg made much during the campaign when the polls seemed to promise him the possibility of either a first place or second in the popular vote about how he would refuse to deal with a labour leader who came third in the poll, yet now even though Clegg was trounced in the election he stands as the kingmaker; hypocracy thy name is liberal.

billy Braggart Mansion

Yesterday we were treated to a amazing sight- a demonstration of the smug; liberal democrats marching to lobby clegg to ensure electoral change, amongst them was Billy Braggart- a man who for years paraded himself as a labour supporter, and after buying his country estate in dorset, famously declared that Labour could never win in such areas and that Labour supporters should back the libdems ( luckily weymouth and the rest of south dorset's working class ignored him and Labour promptly won there the next two elections). Bragg-art is now firmly outed as a Liberal landowner, When he shows up at Tolpuddle this year, like the country squire sharing his largesse amongst his loyal peasants, lets hope he gets told that Tory supporting turncoats can fuck off!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Don't let them back in

There is only one way to
Stop the Toffs
Vote Labour