Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Losers Bring Britain Together

Hello, this post comes out with a heavy heart.

Our whole country feels sadness today, for those caught up in a shocking attack on Manchester, one of our greatest cities.  Mancunians are a breed apart: teenagers who are funny amongst themselves, yet who stand together against the world. And they care. That’s why we saw the people on the streets last night offering free taxis, water, food.

“Yes, love …” says it all to strangers and friends alike.

The tweeter earlier dealt the perpetrators a stunning blow in a nutshell.  That person said the Evil would always be thought of as Losers.  That is a teenager speaking.  It is followed here: The Losers.  Do not say where they come from or give a name to any who claim responsibility, as they crave publicity.

The Losers have claimed responsibility quite late, too late. It is obviously one person acting alone who has built a bomb and detonated it, quite forgetting to inform anyone.  Unlikely, therefore not a four-person cell?  Military acting alone?  Unlikely.  It must be Losers who seek to destroy lightheartedness, because they are afraid of freedom.

They will be caught.  We do not want them in British prisons.  Much infamy is bought in there.  Contract a prison to the Americans.  There is no freedom in their jails.  Put them on the bleakest, coldest, wettest isle of the British Isles.  Let it be shut down. No journalism allowed.

But today we mourn for lives lost young and older alike. We pray with mothers who have missing children.  We pray for the wellbeing of those in hospital.  Surely, if we all wish together and if we thank all Emergency Services and Intelligence Services for their swift response, it will make them feel better after seeing horrific sights and we can remember the victims in life. To bury a child is the worst scenario for any parent.  But any member of a family taken in such a way makes all relatives sad.    The act is done.  The Losers have sickened and appalled us, but it will bring the British together much more than any election could have done.  They lose again.

LucyLou

PS The European Union in Brussels has hung its flags at half-mast.  Thank you; it means a lot.

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Liberal Democrats’ Crazy To Legalise Cannabis

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Liberal Democrats are by nature liberal. However that should be a long way from being crazy.

On 11 May 2017, Liberal Democrats UK announced a decision to legalise cannabis, although  its use unofficially, for relief of deep and chronic pain has been around for years.  Getting hold of it must be very difficult and how do you know how much to smoke? Doubtless, Liberal Democrat politicians think that creating official sources will mean purity of the drug.

All well and good but we risk missing the point. There have been studies into the long-term use of cannabis, which highlight damage to the brain.  Long-term use can cause the mind to be overwhelmed by a billion thoughts a day, like everyone else, but somehow they are in such profound depth or on too many subjects that the brain apparently gives up rationality.  I would argue that their thoughts are on a higher plane.

People with mental health issues from cannabis would be thrown onto the mercy of our Welfare State which would have to pay up and often for life; something which this government is keen to end. Oddly, mental health was in the news during the local elections, but has since disappeared.

If the Conservatives take this legalisation of cannabis onboard, they will heap unfortunate people onto disability benefits, because they cannot cope with life without help. Maybe this will not happen for ten years, but it is a scandal they and the Liberal Democrats can avoid by thinking it through.

It is irrelevant whether it is the drug’s fault or not.  Unfortunately the present government does not rule out the continued hacking away at welfare benefits, which is a meek way of saying that they will continue to do it.

May I respectfully that all political parties look before they leap?

 

Have a great week

LucyLou

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How to scare the British

Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron who has secured the job as President of France.  He seemed right at home, talking to war veterans after laying a wreath with former President Francois Hollande.

Apparently a part of French voters wanted to make sure that Marie Le Pen did not succeed. I see a correlation with current British politics here.  Jeremy Corbyn is an untested leader, who has come out with such determined opinions that he is scaring the populace.  I did feel sorry for him, though, when a Veterans’ charity told him not to come calling to Labour voters because they did not like his vented opinions on Northern Ireland, namely the IRA.  This must be why politicians dislike putting their cards on the table, but in his case, it is better that we know now than have it inflicted if in power.

Can you see him talking to Donald Trump?  He is unlikely to get along with the capitalist and Britain’s special relationship will be pitched out of the window.  That includes the future of the US airbases in Britain for strategic purposes.  This election has ramifications in every direction.  Maybe it has always been like this and I haven’t noticed before.  What do you think?

Have a great week

LucyLou

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Mugwumps and Fopdoodles – British Politics Today

Hello Everyone,

Anyone who dispenses with the services of Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson would be shooting themselves in the foot.

We, that is, the British public, like him. He is irreverent but always spot-on with his literary comments.  He told a Parliamentary Committee that he was not staying for a third round of the same questions, as he had already answered them.  He had better things to do, which begs the question of who makes up the diatribe between the committee and the attendee.

We might waver a little about his post as Foreign Secretary, but there have been no complaints thus far, no diplomatic flag-waving by the EU. The odds are that he is doing a good job.   However, in an article for ‘The Sun’ newspaper, last week, he did call Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader:

“ a ‘mutton-headed old mugwump”.

At last, someone is using our beautiful language, instead of dumbing it down for immigrants.

Deliciously, MP Tom Watson, most remembered for his loud role in the Rupert Murdoch fiasco, has struck back. During a speech to Blackpool Trade Union, Usdaw, today Monday 2nd May, ‘The Sun’ newspaper has it that Tom Watson will apparently call Boris:

‘a caggie-handed cheeseheaded fopdoodle with a talent for slummocking about’.

(‘Cheeseheaded’ is a type of screw with a raised cylindrical head’ .  A fopdoodle is a stupid, insignificant fellow.)  Well he is not a fopdoodle, although I will now seek an opportunity to use the word elsewhere!  It is hilarious and I love it.  It is especially funny as this is after Tom Watson, is to say today, according to ‘The Sun’ newspaper:

“At a time when we need a serious-minded, national representative …”

Interestingly there is no explanation for a mugwump. Good old Google.  A mugwump is a person who remains aloof, especially from party politics. Since it rhymes with ‘chump’, he is then worsening the insult.

Please, please, please can we continue these linguistics? It is a delightful part of being English.

Have a great week

LucyLou

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