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    Quote Originally Posted by jagdmesser View Post
    Brexit can only honestly happen if we leave with a clean break. That is NO DEAL.
    No serious idea why there must be a "Deal" anyway. Britain leaves the EU. Britain doesn't contribute to the EU, neither does it receive anything. EU doesn't have a say in Britain and Britain doesn't have a say in the EU. At least Britain will control its borders then. Plain and simple.

    It's kind of like leaving employment or a club.

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    Second referendum policy is likely to make Labour’s ‘Manifesto of Hope’ end in tears


    Labour’s 2019 general election manifesto, ‘It’s Time for Real Change’, has left some supporters in tears, but the hard truth is that one electorally damaging policy on Brexit could scupper any chance of it being implemented.



    It’s been called ‘A Manifesto of Hope’ and billed as the most radical programme for government put forward by an opposition party for decades. There are certainly some excellent policies contained in the document (particularly in relation to public ownership and lowering the cost of living), and one can understand why activists are so enthusiastic about it. Unfortunately though, Labour’s commitment to hold a second Brexit referendum with Remain as one of the two options, means that the likeliest outcome is that the election campaign will end not in hope, but in despair for supporters of Jeremy Corbyn.


    That’s because detailed academic research shows that the path to any Labour election victory lies through the party gaining pro-Leave Tory marginals in England and Wales – as well as holding on to pro-Leave seats it narrowly won in 2017.


    The key stat is that 78% of Labour’s 45 target seats in England and Wales voted Leave in 2016, many of them quite strongly. “Winning these seats is a sine qua non for the formation of a Labour government.. If Labour cannot gain Conservative seats in England and Wales, then it cannot govern, even as a minority,” says Dr Richard Johnson, of Lancaster University. Labour is banking that popular policies in their manifesto on bringing rail, water and the Royal Mail back into public ownership, maintaining free TV licenses for the over-75s and abolishing NHS hospital car parking charges, will persuade enough Labour Leavers not to desert the party for the Tories, or the Brexit Party – and also entice Tories to vote Labour. However, with under three weeks to go before the election and the party continuing to trail badly in the polls, it looks as if Labour has greatly underestimated just how important implementing Brexit is in its traditional heartlands in the North and Midlands. That miscalculation could be because Corbyn and many of the Shadow Cabinet have seats in London, where pro-Remain sentiments perhaps give a misleading impression of what the rest of the country is thinking.


    The cost to the party of shifting to a more pro-Remain position could be great come election night. Whatever one’s views on the merits or demerits of Brexit, it doesn’t seem quite right that Remain should be given another chance to win, especially as Labour did promise to respect the result of the 2016 referendum. It all smacks of ‘you didn’t vote the right way three years ago, so please vote again’, something which Jeremy Corbyn himself criticised when it applied to Ireland and ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.


    Labour’s ‘vote again’ policy could be described as the worst of both worlds. It alienates Leavers, but arguably doesn’t enthuse hardcore Remainers either, who would just like Article 50 to be swiftly revoked.


    Furthermore, there is the issue of how continued EU membership would make other policies in the Labour manifesto difficult, or impossible, to implement. For instance, the policy of nationalising Openreach, a subsidiary of British Telecom and then providing free full-fibre- broadband through the company to every household in the country could fall foul of EU rules on state aid.


    The basic flaw – and contradiction – in the Labour manifesto is this: the party makes a big thing of wanting to move towards a different economic model (‘Time for Real Change’), yet its referendum policy, which would put ‘Remain’ against a soft Brexit deal which would be unlikely to get strong Leave support, is clearly pro status-quo, geared as it is to ensuring that Britain stays in the privatisation-driving, neoliberal EU.


    I’ve talked to a number of people who have said they‘re not going to vote Labour because they feel betrayed over Brexit – and labeling such voters as ‘scabs’ or ‘traitors’ as some have done – is certainly not going to help persuade them to return to the Labour fold on December 12. And, make no mistake, Labour needs them to return to the fold to have any chance of winning.


    How different things might have been had Labour announced in October that they were going to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, with suitable guarantees given over state aid and workers’ rights. If Labour had helped Johnson’s deal to get passed, then they would have gone into the subsequent general election in a much stronger position. Brexit would have been put to bed and the focus on the campaign would have been on those issues where the party clearly has the most popular policies, such as renationalising the railways and utilities and protecting pensioner benefits.



    As it is, the election is being fought on Brexit, where Boris Johnson’s simple message of ‘Let’s just get the bally thing done’ resonates more than Corbyn’s ‘We’re going to have a second referendum and I’m going to stay neutral’. Labour don’t seem to have realised just how sick and tired people are of the whole wretched saga.


    With still seventeen days to polling day all is not yet lost for Labour, but it’s no use pretending that the party hasn’t gone into the current election with a major handicap. To use a horse racing analogy, the Tories have been given a ten lengths start and a stone and a half weight concession because of their clearer stance on Brexit. Labour could still make up the lost distance, but one fears that the result of this particular race was already decided when the party opted to support a second referendum and because of that, everything else in their manifesto, however commendable, doesn’t really matter.


    Second referendum policy is likely to make Labour’s ‘Manifesto of Hope’ end in tears 27 XI 2019.




    Mr Corbyn has previously admitted being “open" to apologising for slavery, and the move could see his government issue apologies in parliament as well as financial reparations.


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    19/11/2019 · Mr Corbyn has previously admitted being “open" to apologising for slavery, and the move could see his government issue apologies in parliament as well as financial reparations.

    Corbyn and the Labour Party are very concerned about every left wing issue but care none about the English people or their views. Like Kinnock before him, Corbyn is unelectable.

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    BREXIT Election - Labour Ethnic Minority Party Officer Reported to Police for ‘Clear Voter Fraud’


    Baz Ahmed, the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) officer for Labour in the port city of Plymouth, Devon, has been reported to police for what was alleged to be “clear voter fraud”.



    Ahmed, of the Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Labour Party, had shared pictures of unsealed ballot papers marked for Labour candidate Luke Pollard, on Twitter.


    @PlymouthLabour volunteers working hard to reelect @LukePollard just received these, more votes for @UKLabour and @PlymouthLabour,” he boasted in one tweet showing two postal votes marked with crosses which the Guido Fawkes political blog described as “identical”.

    “I have just received this, votes in the box for @UKLabour@LukePollard #PlymouthsuttonandDevonport,” Ahmed had bragged in another tweet, which showed a picture of a ballot paper ticked rather than crossed for Pollard — technically incorrect, but likely to be accepted as valid — complete with further correspondence doxing the voter’s personal details.

    In response to Ahmed’s tweets, Guido Fawkes highlighted the following Electoral Commission rules, suggesting Ahmed had “committed multiple offences under [the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act]”:
    “You should not touch or handle anyone else’s ballot paper.”
    “It is absolutely clear that anyone acting on behalf of a party or campaign should not solicit the collection of any ballot paper.”
    “If you are asked to take the completed ballot paper, you should ensure that the voter has sealed it first and then post it or take it to a polling station or office of the Returning Officer immediately, without interfering in any way with the package.”
    “If you are with a voter when they complete their ballot paper, remember they should complete it in secret. Equally, you should ensure that the voter seals the envelopes personally and immediately.”


    “I have long been concerned about the unpleasant practices of Plymouth Labour,” noted Tory veterans minister Johnny Mercer, who represented a neighbouring Plymouth constituency prior to Parliament’s dissolution for the general election.

    “This election they are being totally exposed. This is clear voter fraud, and I will be informing the police.”

    Luke Pollard, for his part, claimed he was unaware of Ahmed’s activities, and told Guido Fawkes that “If that was happening it would be illegal.” However, Labour now claims that Ahmed was not sharing pictures of unsealed ballots which party activists had received, and was only sharing pictures which he had been sent by voters themselves.

    The Electoral Commission, the elections regulator which has been accused of anti-Brexit, left-liberalbias on multiple occasions, appears to have accepted this excuse withno further investigation.

    “Postal ballot papers are treated differently in electoral law, compared to polling station ballot papers,” the watchdog told PlymouthLive.

    “A postal voter may take a picture of their own postal ballot paper and publicise it (including via social media).

    “However, while the postal voter themselves may publicise the information, if someone else persuades or induces them to make this information available, they would be committing an offence,” they conceded.

    “I’m an activist and it is my job to help encourage people to vote for Labour,” Ahmed insisted.




    I saw a figure of 3.1 million requested postal votes a couple of days ago.


    Postal Votes Issued as a % of electorate - 2017 18%, 2015 16.4%, 2010 15.3% - steady increase.

    Ranging from 1% to 44.3% in the constituency of Newcastle Upon Tyne North (no prizes for guessing which party won that seat).
    NI has by far the lowest at 1.9% - as there are different voting rules.
    Postal votes exceed physical turnout and as a percentage of votes cast - 2017 21.6%, 2015 20.5%, 2010 18.8%. Therefore 1 in 5 votes in 2017 were Postal.
    It get's better as the percentage of rejected Postal Votes has decreased 2.4% 17, 3.3% 15, 3.8% 10. Beating the system is becoming easier.


    There was clear electoral fraud in Peterborough when the antisemite candidate was elected on a tsunami of postal votes. The result being the message that voting in fake names and multiple times is not considered serious enough to warrant a prosecution.


    It is always the M Vote

    Ban all postal votes and ink the thumbs of people as they vote.


    fraudulent postal votes
    could well WILL decide the outcome of this election.


    One of the biggest stories of our time - the blatant rigging of elections in the home of democracy. But the BBC and Electoral Commission both support it, so nothing will be done.


    LABOUR OFFICER REPORTED TO POLICE FOR ‘CLEAR VOTER FRAUD’ 29 XI 2019.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yougov
    Were the election held tomorrow, the Tories would win 359 seats (42 more than they took in 2017) and 43% of the vote (around the same as last time). In terms of seats won, this would be the Conservatives’ best performance since 1987.

    Meanwhile, Labour are set to lose 51 seats – falling from 262 seats in 2017 to 211 now – and taking 32% of the vote (a nine percentage point decrease). In terms of seats won this would be the party’s worst performance since 1983.

    Source: Yougov
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    Almost ''love this'' ... now Russia is in the lights in UK too (Brexit election), not only in USA (Trump's victory in president election). Wondering what will be the next ....

    I bet him (on the left) ....

    ...knows him pretty well.


    Never ever trust Russians ... they are as honest as gypsies.

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    ‘It’s Time This Country Got Serious’ Says Farage as Poll Reveals 71% Back Annual Migrant Cap


    British voters across all party allegiances, views on Brexit, and age profiles think there should be an annual cap on the number of migrant arrivals to the country after a Brexit, a new poll has found, prompting Brexit leader Nigel Farage to reflect it was time for the nation to “get serious” on the challenge.


    A majority of voters in the United Kingdom support what amounts to a radical re-think on immigration control, agreeing to changes to the present system that go well beyond anything on offer from the mainstream political parties. Some seven in ten — or 71% — of those asked in new Deltapoll research said they supported controlling the number of migrant worker arrivals.


    Perhaps most significantly, the results of the poll show overwhelming support for the policy over almost every demographic. Supporters of all the main political parties — including the enthusiastically pro-mass migration Liberal Democrats — back an annual immigration limit by over 60% in favour


    Women were also more likely to back a migration cap than men, with 74% agreeing.


    Respondents to the question “The Australian immigration system includes a cap that controls the number of migrant workers allowed to come each year. Would you support or oppose an annual cap to control the total number of skilled workers allowed to come to the UK from overseas after Brexit?” also were not significantly divided by how they voted in the 2016 Brexit referendum. While 84% of Brexit voters said yes, Remainers also backed it, with an outright majority of 64%.


    In fact, the only polled group who did not give the idea majority support were voters aged 18-35, but a plurality of even that group still supported a migration cap, backing it 46 to 26, with 28% ‘don’t knows’.


    Speaking to Breitbart London on the immigration figures — a matter of long term interest for the general public but an area studiously avoided in Westminster when possible — Nigel Farage said the results proved it was time “this country got serious on immigration”. But the Brexit leader questioned whether the Conservatives would actually reduce the numbers.


    The Deltapoll research was carried out for the Migration Watch UK group which campaigns for immigration reform. Migration Watch Chairman Alp Mehmet said of the findings: “As usual, the sensible British public, in this case more than 30 million of them, are way ahead of the politicians.


    “An Australian-style cap on work permits is vital. Voters are well aware of the dangers. Without any cap on work permits, the inflow would not just be uncontrolled but would be uncontrollable.”


    The Conservative Party launched an Australian points-style immigration system on Monday, part of their general election campaign. While the Tory manifesto states under the new immigration system, arrivals who “a) Have a good grasp of English b) Have been law-abiding citizens in their own countries c) Have good education and qualifications” would be priorities, there is no mention of an annual migrant limit.




    Indeed, while the Conservatives have persistently promised to drastically cut migration in previous manifestos, they have actually done the opposite and Boris Johnson has refused to commit to lowering immigration.



    As reported by Breitbart London on Monday, the Australian system is significantly stricter than the proposed UK Conservative system. In addition to the points-based requirements for entry judged on professional experience, English proficiency, education level, and age, there is also a hard limit of 160,000 arrivals a year.



    The Australian system also accounts for high levels of congestion in urban areas, banning new arrivals from moving to big cities like Sydney and Melbourne for three years so as not to place further stress on infrastructure.





    UK in 2040 will be a one party - Labour Moslem party - state. That is the whole goal. 80% of Blacks and Moslems vote Labour.


    At current immigrant birth trends, the indigenous will be a minority in 2066. That's is without any immigration.


    Those who care are demonised.


    I want a mass remigration of all muslims and all mosques closed all imams deported for radicalisation and sharia law banned and islam forbidden in the country.


    Migrants are breeding like rabbits on the taxpayer funded NHS and the disabled kids form first cousin marriages are also kept on the NHS - they are really taking the piss - drugs from Afghanistan and illegals breeding - not be long now unless someone can take the lead and deport all these parasites.


    Look at the birthrates of the different communities, that is the future and its not a bright one for the English!
    Back in 1980 the population of Ethiopia was 35 million it is now 113 million, in Nigeria it was 74 million it is now 203 million, in Pakistan it was 80 million it is now 218 million, and lndia it was 699 million it is now 1.37 billion.
    We must realise that this isn't about hatred, it isn't about racism, it is about survival. This is how our countries become their countries and how eventually our children lose their birthright.
    At the end of WW1 European peoples made up 33% of the worlds population, it is now less than 8%. Sadly as we are out bred our culture and history will become less and less important, until one day they are finally forgotten. We have spent fortunes trying to fight poverty amongst other cultures but all we have succeed in doing is boosting their numbers, and for all our technology our future is in doubt due to what can only be described as conquest by womb.



    ‘It’s Time This Country Got Serious’ Says Farage as Poll Reveals 71% Back Annual Migrant Cap 03 XII 2019.





    52% of the UK voted to leave the EU and 3rd World mass
    Immigration was the reason.



    The way so many MPs objected to and stalled BREXIT shows how elected representatives feel about democracy. I know many were well bribed.



    The UK should / must have a referendum on immigration.

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    Theresa May’s adviser pinpoints why Labour have ‘hidden Diane Abbott from the cameras’


    THERESA MAY’S former adviser has revealed why the Labour Party have “hidden Diane Abbott from the cameras” just before this week’s BREXIT general election.


    Nick Timothy has blasted the Shadow Home Secretary for making “no sense at all when she speaks”. He added a Labour government run by Jeremy Corbyn after this Thursday’s poll would be a “real danger”. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Timothy said: “They have shut up and locked away senior shadow ministers, like Keir Starmer and Emily Thornberry, because they will truthfully tell the country of their intentions to stop Brexit.


    “They have hidden Diane Abbott from the cameras, not only because her son was arrested after allegedly biting a police officer, but because she literally makes no sense at all when she speaks.


    “And yet she is the shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, who in a few days might find herself in charge of the country’s police forces and MI5, which she once said should be abolished. Mr Timothy also criticised Labour’s spending plans by adding Mr Corbyn appeared to “not understand elementary economics”.
    “The rot in the Labour Party is so bad that several of its former MPs have advised voters to support the Tories. Yet many Labour “moderates” – who in recent years have called Corbyn a racist, a danger to national security and a menace to the economy – are campaigning to save their jobs and put this extremist into No 10. The Brexit Party risks splitting the pro-Leave vote. And, as in the last election, Labour is squeezing the Lib Dem vote hard. A hung parliament – resulting in a Corbyn premiership – is a real danger.”


    Mr Timothy also criticised Labour’s spending plans by adding Mr Corbyn appeared to “not understand elementary economics”. He wrote: “It wants to nationalise the water companies, energy companies, train companies, broadband providers and Royal Mail, at the cost of untold billions. “It has promised the most militant trades unions that they will be “in government with us”. It has pledged fantasy policies like a four-day working week, with no idea of what it would do to public services like the NHS, let alone the wider economy. “And it has invented policies – like the £57 billion compensation for women affected by the increase in the state pension age – on the back of a fag packet.”






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    Abbott is an embarrassing idiot. Much of the Labour Party are fervent marxists who have lost touch with their electorates.



    That’s only half the manifesto too. No mention here of immigration and totally open borders, education maintainance and fees, lowering the voting age to 16 and extending the vote to everyone who sets foot in the country.

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    Ground Zero of the Brexit Class War


    Northern England will decide the most important election in the United Kingdom's recent history. It was once a Labour Party heartland, but Brexit has changed everything. A visit to the battlefield.



    "It is a kind of duty to see and smell such places now and again, especially smell them, lest you should forget that they exist." George Orwell, "The Road to Wigan Pier"


    On a recent Monday morning in November, a central figure in the 2019 British election is sitting huddled on a scuffed, tartan-upholstered wing chair in the northern-English city of Wigan. "No matter who you vote for, it won't change anything," he says.


    The man, who will go by Daryl here, doesn't want his real name published. He pulls an Adidas hat over his face. Outside, it's raining sideways, while inside, Daryl smokes an anise-flavored e-cigarette and watches over a small room filled with bar stools and leather armchairs, its walls decorated with antlers.


    Daryl opened the used furniture shop in March, calling it Bulldog Forge in honor of the legendary Bulldog Tools manufacturer that occupied this space for over 200 years. Today, its former headquarters is piled with furniture from pubs and hotels. "It won't make me rich," says Daryl. But compared to what he left behind, his new life is almost luxurious.


    Daryl is 54 years old and lives in one of the poorest regions of the United Kingdom. He was once a nurse, once homeless, and once a victim of domestic violence. He used to vote for the Labour Party, but he's not so sure he will this time around.


    On December 12, the UK will be voting on its future. And the north of England, where many people have stories similar to Daryl's, has become this election's battlefield. Indeed, pollsters believe that people like Daryl will largely decide what will likely become the most important election in the country's recent history. As a result, even if many politicians might struggle to find places like Wigan, Warrington or Workington on a map, they are showing an interest in them -- at least for a few more days.


    This election, brought about by Boris Johnson, will be the third to take place in four-and-a-half years. The prime minister has said he is sick of the paralysis that still-incomplete Brexit has brought upon the country and is counting on his leadership skills to win him and his Conservatives a clear majority. If he succeeds, he will implement Brexit by the end of January, and then finally "unleash" the UK from Brussels. At least, that's what he says.


    Playing Into Johnson's Hands

    Even for a gambler like Johnson, these are high stakes. Because even if the Tories' lead in the polls seems comfortable, it is a risky move. Johnson has moved his party to the right at a breathtaking speed, alienating moderate conservatives and liberal voters alike, and it seems a given that the Tories, who currently have a minority government, will lose seats in London and Scotland. If they want a parliamentary majority, they will need to gain dozens of seats from Labour, the biggest opposition party.


    As a result, poor cities like Wigan -- and used-furniture salesmen like Daryl -- have become more important to the Tories than ever before. Johnson now has a chance to speckle the traditionally Labour red-colored north of England with spots of Tory blue.


    It's a daunting task. Since the 1980s, when the north rose up against Margaret Thatcher, the Tories have largely been considered unelectable in the region. But Brexit has muddled the situation. After decades of deindustrialization and globalization, residents of the former coal-mining region voted by a large majority to exit the EU and many are angry that it hasn't yet happened. According to Onward, a center-right British think tank, this could play into Johnson's hands.


    It claims the Tories need to work hard to attract northern, middle-aged white men without college degrees who live in the countryside or in so-called "rugby league" towns, struggle financially and are disappointed by Labour's undecided position on Brexit. Onward has named this type of voter "Workington Man," after a former coal-mining city. "Wigan Woman" would be just as apt.


    Once it became clear these voters would be decisive, the Tories began performing strange political contortions. Johnson and his allies are flattering and seducing the very people whose lives they have made miserable over the past decade, with promises of millions in spending. And in a crazy turn of events, even for these crazy times, the strategy could work.


    In late November, a train ride through northern England was like a journey through a sinking country. In some areas near Manchester and Sheffield, as much rain recently fell in one hour as normally falls in an entire month. Well over a thousand homes were evacuated and, in some places, the water was neck high. Boris Johnson even showed up for look around in rubber boots -- after having spent days telling journalists that the situation wasn't all that drastic. In Stainforth, a woman pushing a wheelbarrow halfway politely declined a conversation with the prime minister. She had better things to do.



    Brutal Budget Cuts

    Further west in Wigan, it has also rained almost continuously for the past several weeks. In Wigan's stately city hall, Steve Dawber -- a friendly, bald-headed 63-year-old -- seems like a lost visitor. The Labour politician is mayor of the city of 80,000 and has had an impressive career for a man who began stacking cans at the local Heinz factory 40 years ago. Back then, 14,000 people still worked at Heinz. Today there are only 1,200, the rest having been replaced by machines, which now spit out more baked beans than ever before, about a billion cans per year.


    Because the textile factories in Wigan, a former mining town, closed at the same time as the last coal mines, it underwent a similar decline as the region's other mid-sized cities. But before the rising frustrations came to the attention of the government in London, the country was rocked by the banking and financial crisis. After spending billions to rescue the banks, David Cameron's Conservative government inaugurated a new era of austerity in 2010.


    The government's brutal budget cuts hit the Labour strongholds in the north especially hard. Countless libraries, swimming pools, youth clubs and other municipal facilities were closed. As wages stagnated, the number of people in precarious financial situations grew. Because the Tories concurrently axed social programs, poverty also skyrocketed.


    When the Brexit referendum was held six years later, the conservative Brexiteers successfully convinced people that that foreign workers from mainland Europe and heartless Brussels bureaucrats were responsible for their decline. While 52% of voters across the UK voted for Brexit, the number was far higher in the money-starved north: 69% in Doncaster, 68.3% in Barnsley, 66.4% in Wakefield.


    In Wigan, one of the regions most affected by austerity, 64% voted in favor of Brexit. There was nothing Steve Dawber and his pro-EU campaign could do against it. "Europe is for someone else," says the mayor, adding that although northwestern England receives more money from Brussels than it pays, big cities like Liverpool and Manchester profit more. Wigan was instructed by London to cut its 280-million-pound ($360 million) budget to 120 million in 10 years.


    'We Run the Town with Volunteers'

    The Labour-dominated municipal council tried its best to prevent Wigan's collapse. It offered individuals and groups subsidies if they were willing to continue operating libraries, swimming pools and nursing wards privately, and Wigan consequently experienced a boom in charity groups. "We run the town with volunteers," says Dawber.


    But it wasn't enough to stop the deterioration. Although Wigan's city center, with its imposing Victorian buildings, is surprisingly well-groomed, a second glance reveals how many of the small stores are being run by the Samaritans of Wigan, the YMCA or the British Heart Foundation. These are interspersed with discount stores like Poundland, Poundstretcher and Pound Bakery, as well as nail studios, gambling shops and credit providers. Otherwise, the city's urban landscape is dominated by "to let" signs.


    Although the Wigan of 2019 has little in common with the soot-darkened city George Orwell described in 1937 as being "a place like hell," with hopelessly poor residents living like "black beetles" in labyrinthine slums, the poverty has not disappeared. It has simply become better hidden.


    It is visible in places like Sunshine House. The flat, functional, red-brick building is about 15 minutes by foot east of the city center and was founded 20 years ago as a neighborhood meeting spot. Today, it is a lively social-welfare center offering childcare and adult educational courses, and it is a place where elderly residents can go for a few hours to escape their loneliness. Its central room is a brightly lit café that smells of fried food. Every Friday, visitors can get fish and chips for 3 pounds. The three-course menu on Sundays costs £5.


    Three years ago, the Sunshine House opened a small grocery store called the "pantry." Everything on its shelves is donated by supermarkets, and a loaf of bread costs just 10 pence. Lisa, who works here, says that it's important for its 2,000 customers that the goods have a symbolic price, unlike at the food banks, which are becoming increasingly popular in Wigan. "Food banks put people off. They are humiliating," she says.


    Speaking to the residents of Wigan, one often hears similar stories -- of people whose social benefits were cut because they supposedly had one room too many in their apartments; of people who signed "zero hour" contracts, meaning they officially have jobs, but sit at home from early in the morning until late at night hoping for something to do; of families who have to choose between "heating or eating" on a daily basis.


    Journalist Claire Donnellly started telling many of these stories two years ago. And on the anniversary of Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier," Donnelly and her colleagues from the Daily Mirror launched a project aimed at describing life in northern England in vignettes. The "Wigan Pier Project" was meant to run for one year, but it has continued to this day. "There are too many stories," Donnelly says. "We are going back to Victorian times," when there was no welfare system, she argues. "If you are born poor, you stay poor."


    By the Rich, For the Rich

    More than any party leader in recent memory, Jeremy Corbyn, the controversial head of the Labour Party, has made this problem the crux of his policies. Ever since the socialist was unexpectedly chosen to head Labour, he has repeatedly reproached the Tories for the grim consequences of their budget cuts. In this election, the 70-year-old has rigorously tried to brand Boris Johnson's Tories as an elite clique pursuing policies by the rich for the rich.


    Labor is promising 83 billion pounds in investments and Corbyn intends to raise that money from large companies and wealthy citizens and place it in a "social transformation fund," the likes of which the country has never seen. The north, in particular, would profit from the fund. The policy is popular among large swathes of the population, but it doesn't seem like Corbyn will ever be able to implement it. No matter what he promises, Corbyn's promises are overshadowed by Labour's stance on Brexit.


    Following the election, Corbyn wants to negotiate a soft Brexit with the EU and then put it to a new referendum, with the option of calling off Brexit altogether. Many voters in London and southern England were thrilled when Corbyn finally announced his position, but in Labour's northern heartland, many feel betrayed. Here, people don't want Corbyn's billions. They want to leave the EU, even if it will presumably make their lives even worse.


    Labour politician Lisa Nandy, a determined 40-year-old who represents Wigan in Westminster, says the region has too often been ignored by politicians. That Brexit has become a touchstone for voters on whether they can believe anything politicians say. "Now, talking about a People's Vote suggests to those people, in towns like mine, that they're not people and their votes don't count," Nandy says, and she can't imagine what would happen if Brexit were simply called off. When she knocks on doors to campaign, she is often simply told to "go away," she explains. "But they don't mean Labour, they mean politics."



    SPIEGEL: Ground Zero of the Brexit Class War 11 XII 2019.




    Conditions through much of England and Europe have deteriorated drastically -- with everything from child care to elder care being deprived of funds that are instead being used to feed, clothe, house and pay social welfare to refugees, faux refugees, and other foreign freeloaders. The way the British authorities handled -- or refused to handle -- decades of child-rape cases in Rotherham, Rochdale and other cities throughout Britain is indefensible. So today many English worry, with good reason, about a massive increase of social chaos, poverty, crime and unwanted and unsustainable 3rd world migration – ‘the Socialist powergrab’. ISIS women come back with their children, our governments give them a house and all the benefits, at the expense of our own people and their children who suffer homelessness and hunger.

    Sooner or later Democracy is finished.



    The final tune played by the orchestra on the Titanic's deck as it sank was “Nearer my God to Thee”

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    Boris: Election has given tories a ‘powerful mandate to get brexit done’



    Dec 2019 UK General Election result:

    Conservatives 364 seats / 43.6%,
    Labour 203 seats / 32.2%,
    Lib Dems 11 seats / 11.5%,
    SNP 48 seats 3.9%




    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that if exit polls are correct and the Conservatives are returned to power with a strong majority, then the new government will have “the chance to respect the democratic will of the British people”.


    Exit polls have predicted a Tory victory, gaining seats from Labour, with Sky News predicting as of 4 am on Friday that the Conservatives could have a House of Commons majority of as many as 76 to 88 seats. Johnson was re-elected to his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat, holding it with 25,351 votes with Labour in second with 18,141.


    Whilst still dealing with projections and not wanting to “tempt fate”, Prime Minister Johnson said with optimism: “This one-nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done. “And not just to get Brexit done, but to unite this country and to take it forward and to focus on the priorities of the British people,” he said from the counting centre in Uxbridge.


    It has almost become a tradition in British politics for fringe parties like the Monster Raving Loony Party to field candidates in handfuls of constituencies during elections, often wildly dressed and gaining votes in the dozens. In the prime minister’s seat, there was no exception and with typical dry humour, Mr Johnson namechecked his rivals, saying: “I thank my fellow candidates in all their glory, Lord Buckethead, Elmo, and others.”


    Prime Minister Johnson continued: “I want to thank the people of this country for turning out in a December election that we didn’t want to call but which I think has turned out to be a historic election that gives us now in this new government, the chance to respect the democratic will of the British people, to change this country for the better, and t0 unleash the potential of the entire people of this country and that is what we will now do.”


    No excuses now Boris. We need a real Brexit, trade deals and our fishing waters back. You have a massive majority.
    Highlight of the night for me was communist remainer leader of lib dems Jo Swinson losing her seat.




    BORIS: ELECTION HAS GIVEN TORIES A ‘POWERFUL MANDATE TO GET BREXIT DONE’ 13 XII 2019.



    The British Labour party is a far left socialist party which pushes ‘open borders and mass 3rd world migration’ to extend their base. Hard left socialism is, only for now, rejected.

    Like with Scotland the EU is pushing hard for splitting NI from the UK. The people who voted for Brexit, want a clean BREAK from the EU NWO globalism.

    A clean successful BREXIT will cause the dominoes to begin falling.

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