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There Are Lies, Damned Lies And The Conservative Manifesto ..
The Conservatives have devoted five years to short-changing working people and the man would say anything to trick his way back into Downing Street for another five.
Working people and Britain can do better than Cameron’s Tories, a leader and a party who live in a different world to the rest of us.
Most Tory candidates are a different breed – a breed that never cared about working people for five years and wouldn’t if they win power again.
( Daily Mirror, 15.04.2015 )
Dennis Skinner : “Half the Tories opposite are crooks.”
Speaker : “Please retract.”
Dennis Skinner : “OK, half the Tories opposite aren’t crooks.”
If the Tories had a soul, they’d sell it.
( Dennis Skinner )
You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.
Margaret : “Promise me, David, you will look after our rich friends.
David : “Yes, Margaret, of course I will.”
I admire celebrities who publicly support Labour.
They know they’re signing up to be labelled a hypocrite by those who believe it’s impossible to remain a socialist while earning lots of money.
( Brian Reade, 11.04.2015 )
Why is it that people who have it all can’t be thankful for what they have?
They always want more.
And people who have nothing count their blessings for what they do have.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance.
It is the illusion of knowledge.
( Stephen Hawking )
Blasphemy is speech that has been outlawed to prevent religion from losing arguments.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
( Socrates )
Upholding Justice And Being Fair To All…
I will develop my life for the greater good of all living beings.
I will speak the truth even if it leads to my persecution.
I will defend those who cannot defend themselves.
I will uphold justice by being fair to all.
( Owl Warrior )
How to create a ‘terrorist’?
Drop bombs on a foreign land and kill the wife and children of an innocent man who never did you harm.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
( Albert Einstein )
Second chances are rare.
Use your first chance wisely.
If they attack you personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
( Margaret Thatcher )
Beware of false knowledge.
It’s more dangerous than ignorance.
Practically the whole human race is hypnotised.
Thinking whatever it is told to think.
( Ernest Holmes )
I thought I was in a bad mood, but it’s been a few years now.
So I guess this is just who I am.
The Five Questions We Should ask Politicians ..
1. What power have you got?
2. Where did you get it from?
3. In whose interest do you exercise it?
4. To whom are you accountable?
5. How can we get rid of you?
( Tony Benn )
Sometimes you ask a politician a question and they answer.
It’s a rare occasion.
( James Landale )
Dirty Tricks Of Margaret Thatcher ..
Freshly released Cabinet papers revealed Thatcher’s dirty little secret of a knighthood for paedophile MP Cyril Smith, knowing he was under police investigation.
But there are other hush-hush stories that haven’t made headlines. Yet.
Tireless sleuthing by former BBC journalist Nick Jones discloses the extraordinary, clandestine lengths the Tory government was prepared to go to smash the National Union of Mineworkers.
Thatcher intervened behind the scenes to “stiffen the resolve” of police chiefs to prevent the picketing of pits.
7,000 officers were drafted into the coalfields to make them no-go zones.
She also demanded that the miners who broke the strike – “scabs” to their fellow workers – should be given total protection.
Six months after the strike was over, she personally ordered that these men must be allowed to transfer to another pit if they wished.
And she insisted that “all reasonable expenses must be paid” for their relocation.
Staggeringly, the Cabinet papers rule that the names of the strike-breakers must remain secret for 70 to 80 years – a century after their expenses-paid flit.
What’s more, the papers reveal that MI5 spooks did mount surveillance of NUM officials and tap their telephones. Information gleaned from this dirty-tricks operation was used to track down and seize the union’s money when it was spirited abroad to avoid court-appointed sequestrators.
The papers further disclose that Thatcher wanted only “verbal reports” on these scams, because she didn’t want a guilty paper trail leading back to her.
On this very day 30 years ago, the miners ended their first week back after a 12-month battle against the Tory butchery of jobs, pits and communities.
But their tribulations aren’t over even now.
There was no amnesty.
Nearly a thousand strikers were sacked and many never worked again.
Unbelievably, three decades later, there are still 20 men who can’t get a job and rely on benefits and the generosity of their former workmates.
Their support group Justice for Mineworkers (see their website) was at the 30-year strike celebration I attended in the superbly renovated Victorian grandeur of Unity Hall in Wakefield last weekend.
A great occasion: creative, political, theatrical and musical.
This show is not over, not by a long chalk.
( Paul Routledge, 13.03.2015 )
Somewhere, somebody out there is thinking of you and the tremendous impact you made on their life.
It’s not me.
I think you’re an idiot.
Will £36billion for defence and £50billion for HS2 mean that the Russians will be able to reach Birmingham faster?
( Gordon Clark )
Ruled By The Rich ..
The Tories.. A Government ruled by the rich.
Lies, promises, propaganda, scare-mongering.
Humiliating the poor and the disabled.
Forcing ordinary people to struggle.
( Rose Winfold )
Being a true politician means caring about others.
And putting their interests before your own.
The very fabric of society is being torn apart by ‘vested powerful elites’.
( Russell Brand )
You can’t do tracksuits, ladies.
They are the number one cause of divorce in America.
( Eva Mendes )
I call children of chemistry, synthetic children.
Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalogue.
( Stefano Gabbana )
The most heart-thumping thrill about being alive is not having a clue about the future.
( Brian Reade, 31.05.2014 )
It’s Our Duty ..
I don’t care what country someone is from, or what their religion is, or how poor they are.
I only care about their humanity, and kindness.
And if people cannot be humane, then they shouldn’t be allowed to live in this country, or receive aid.
We are all capable of evil.
It’s not racist or colonialist to condemn cruelty.
It’s our duty.
( Liz Jones, 01.06.2014 )
A Ruthless Speculator ..
David Cameron refers to the UK under the Tories as ‘buccaneering’.
The dictionary defines a buccaneer as ‘a ruthless speculator’.
‘A person who acts in a recklessly adventurous and often unscrupulous way, especially in business’.
Also, marauder, privateer, cut-throat, bandit, desperado.
In one word he explains why we need to be rid of the Tories.
( Ros Wynne-Jones )
The Conservative and the Republican political parties always blame the vulnerable minorities at the bottom for the problems caused by the rich and the powerful at the top.
( Rose Winfold )
We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.
Can you run for a mile non-stop, lift weights?
Are you agile?
These are more valid questions than, “Can I fit into these size zero jeans?”
( Clare Balding )
Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.
( Henry Ford )
We Could Cure Our Homeless Problem Overnight ..
According to “leading tax barristers” (I think that’s a euphemism for scumbags who seek out loopholes to enable rich people to keep all their riches) Labour’s plans to scrap the non-dom status will be “cataclysmic” for Britain because 30,000 wealthy foreigners will flee London.
Doesn’t sound bad to me.
In fact it sounds like, with 30,000 empty mansions, we could cure our homeless problem overnight.
The people I feel sorry for are their cleaners.
If all these billionaire oligarchs leave who will they be able to look down on for paying less tax than them?
( Brian Reade, 11.04.2015 )
Pretending to ‘care’ is a powerful propaganda tool used by politicians to justify their corrupt actions and gain support from the people.
( Dion Felsrow )
Man-made religions conceive an idea and then try to make it true by propaganda, scaremongering and even force.
( Len Firswood )
The banking scandals prove that there are criminals at the top of the banking chain.
That those bank criminals are still rich and walking free proves that there are criminals at the top of the government chain.
We Don’t Give A Toss About Their Lust For Large Profits ..
A hundred millionaire business leaders signed a letter, published in a right-wing newspaper, declaring that a Labour government would “threaten jobs and deter investment”.
What they mean is they’re worried about their own bank balances and stuff the rest.
So, while they’re chinking champagne glasses with their private-sector buddies they might like to spare a thought for the vulnerable, sick and elderly receiving just 15 minutes of care a day, sometimes none, because of savage social care cuts.
They might like to think of the youngsters struggling with rocketing rents, but unable to even dream of climbing on to the housing ladder.
They might like to toast the nurses denied pay rises.
The doctors working round the clock to shore up over-burdened A&E departments.
The demoralised teachers working 70 hour weeks.
The people who rely on food banks while big business supermarkets bin tonnes of food a year.
They might like to consider that we don’t give a toss about their lust for large profits to divvy up among their wealthy shareholders when some can’t afford to heat their homes or feed their families.
( Fiona Phillips, 04.04.2015 )
I think they’re all rubbishy sluts.
They want to be in the music business but they are prepared to make fools of themselves.
( Marianne Faithfull )
At any given moment you have the power to say:
“This is not how the story is going to end.”
It is sickening to see the elderly discarded.
It is a sin.
( The Pope )
Acting like a dick won’t make yours any bigger.
Why gay men could want babies, when fate has awarded us the perfect excuse for shirking the responsibility, utterly defeats me.
( Matthew Parris )
Did you ever pretend you didn’t see something so as not to embarrass someone?
Earlier this year, we learnt from the Citizens Advice Bureau of a single mother who had to rely on a Salvation Army food parcel to survive.
A Salvation Army food parcel, in this, the fourth richest country in the world, run by a Labour government.
( David Cameron, 2005 )
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
It is so unacceptable to offer deep condolences for a man who flogged women, didn’t let them drive and starved them.
I have been ashamed to be a Conservative today.
( Former Tory MP Louise Mensch after David Cameron joined tributes to the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia )
There should not be people living with nothing, in destitution in a country which is as prosperous as this.
( Dr Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, UK )
If I smile I look younger.
Smiling is the answer.
Everything lifts when you do that.
( Jane Seymour )
Beyond all else, life is precious.
Fear is a great control method.
Just enough so you don’t stand up and fight.
More people need to wake up to the Government’s tactics.
Corruption, lying, deceit, manipulating, privatising public services.
They spew free enterprise but have vested interests in monopolies.
They gradually tighten the screws on society.
Planet Earth provides for free.
No one owns the water, or the land, or the oceans, or the sand.
Only by the hands of the greedy does the Earth require a fee.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
( Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826 )
Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost.
Or should we say cowards.
You are not making us live in fear.
But you are starting to really piss us off!
As you grow older, you realise that pleasing everyone is impossible, and pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.
One of the saddest things in life is looking around and there is no shoulder to cry on.
Sometimes you have to bypass people’s minds and speak straight to their hearts for true understanding to occur.
Often it is the deepest truths that are too big for the human mind to receive because they can only be grasped by the heart.
( L.R. Knost )
Listen carefully to how a person speaks to you about other people.
This is how they will speak to other people about you.
My happy place is at home.
I can wear scruffy clothes, consume alcohol, lay on the sofa and watch TV.
And have no interaction with idiots and assholes.
When you meet me, you think I’m quiet.
When you talk to me, you wish I was quiet.
When you know me, you get scared when I’m quiet.
The most complex object in the known universe, the human brain, only uses 20 watts of power.
It would require a nuclear power plant to energise a computer the size of a city block to mimic your brain.
So if someone calls you a dim bulb, that’s a compliment.
( Michio Kaku )
You will never understand the damage you did to someone until the same thing is done to you.
I’m going to bring down the United States by funding Black Hate groups.
We will put them into a mental trap and make them blame white people.
The Black community is the easiest to manipulate.
( George Soros, 2014 )