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  1. #51

    P M Boris’s Girlfriend Carrie Symonds Vetoes Appointment – Yoko Has Taken Charge of the Band




    Carrie Symonds and UK P M Boris Johnson.


    Yoko Ono has taken charge of the band.

    All right, the analogy doesn’t quite work. For one thing, Carrie Symonds – currently occupying the role of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official girlfriend – hasn’t got nearly Yoko’s delicate charm, talent or lightness of touch. And for another, Boris Johnson’s administration definitely isn’t the Beatles: it’s Kajagoogoo, at a push; more plausibly, it’s Keith Harris and Orville or the St Winnifred’s School Choir.



    But it does at least go some way towards capturing the bizarre outrageousness of the coup which has allegedly taken place within Johnson’s crumbling, chaotic regime. His fiancee Carrie, whom no one elected — nor would they because she’s about as left-wing as they come — appears to have taken charge of government appointments.


    This, at least, is what Westminster insiders are saying about the sudden departure of one of Johnson’s key aides, Lee Cain.

    According to the Mail:


    A Downing Street civil war is raging in public today after
    Boris Johnson‘s director of communications dramatically quit after a brutal standoff with Carrie Symonds. Longstanding Johnson aide Lee Cain, a Vote Leave veteran and Dominic Cummings loyalist, announced he was resigning despite being touted for promotion to No10 chief of staff just hours earlier.


    The departure was the culmination of a bitter power struggle inside Mr Johnson’s top team, with rival factions battling for supremacy even as the government struggles to tackle the coronavirus crisis.


    Mr Cummings had pushed for his ally to be appointed despite warnings from the PM’s fiancée Ms Symonds – herself a former Conservative Party head of media – that it would be ‘a mistake’ given how the campaign against the pandemic had gone so far. She is said to have complained the No10 operation was being run in an ‘uncollegiate’ way and the PM was not getting ‘good advice’.


    No, I’d never heard of Lee Cain either, so I have no idea whether his departure is a good thing or a bad thing. What we do know is that Johnson’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings is aggrieved because Lee Cain was very much his man. Cummings is so cross that he is reportedly considering offering his resignation in protest. This would represent a major blow to Johnson: as the architect of the Brexit campaign and also Boris’s strategic brain, Cummings is arguably also the force most responsible for getting Johnson in power and keeping him there.


    If you’d asked me at the beginning of the year whether the loss of a Cummings acolyte — or even Cummings himself — would have been undesirable I would have said ‘Yes! A disaster!’ Cummings, remember, was fearsomely committed to tackling the sclerotic, wasteful, irredeemably left-wing Civil Service — which is probably the main reason for Britain’s relentless leftwards slide.


    But 2020 has been such a bizarre year and politics has evolved so rapidly that it’s much, much harder to assess which people in Johnson’s administration are a dangerous menace and which ones marginally less awful.


    Cummings, it’s becoming increasingly apparent, belongs in the dangerous menace camp. With Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and power-crazed Health Secretary Matt Hancock, it’s Cummings who has been pushing Johnson to take a harder line on Coronavirus (more lockdowns, etc) — in opposition to Cabinet members such as Chancellor Rishi Sunak who are more worried about getting the flatlining economy back into a semblance of normality.


    Also, Cummings is a technocrat and a believer in Big Science. Cummings is a great admirer of America’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the massively wasteful taxpayer-funded research group, which technocrats love to pretend created the internet. So he’s unlikely to put up much resistance to the technocracy-driven Great Reset currently being pushed hard on governments by the World Economic Forum. Another reason to be very wary of him.



    Against that, though, you’d have to ask: is any candidate being pushed by deep-green activist Carrie Symonds likely to be any better, let alone any more conservative? Carrie Symonds is a hardcore greenie — an animal rights activist, PR for Bloomberg’s Vibrant Oceans programme, with a very close relationship with the shadowy eco-loon Lord [Zac] Goldsmith. If Jeremy Corbyn had won the last election and become Prime Minister, her loonie-left politics would have been a perfect fit with his. But Jeremy Corbyn didn’t win the last election. Conservatives did, supposedly. Not that you’d know it to look at any of their policies so far…






    Ms Carrie Symonds was a honey trap.



    I used to think he had an agenda, now I think those who tried to warn us Boris would be a disaster were right, he's always been a buffoon with no substance whatsoever.



    Bozo is no different to Harry, he allowed an extremist to control him by his Cresida.



    not only that but a NWO/WEF honey trap too.




    Boris is the Trojan Horse for The Great Reset aka the New World Order whose slogan is Build Back Better.
    It is only after winning a huge majority at the General Election, that Boris announced his ridiculous socialist Green impoverishment policy with its zero carbon emissions agenda and the eventual doing away with gas for our heating and cooking and forcing us to drive electric cars by 2030, as he chases the chimera of CO2 induced global warming/climate change.
    The icing on the Great Reset cake is, Boris will Chair the World Economic Conference next spring, whose German leader, Klaus Schwab, is calling for a reform of capitalism by using coronavirus and is pushing for a return to Marxist principles.
    The World Economic Forum is calling for “The Great Reset” aka The New World Order and it is not surprising that the World Economic Conference next spring will discuss the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
    In the meantime, the British Government is involved in some serious over reach to control the population with this second and totally unnecessary lockdown. Is it a prelude to The Great Reset/New World Order that the WEF and the UN are pushing for? A one world Marxist, globalist government.
    Boris is not listening to the people and is turning a blind eye to the continuing and daily invasion of our country by illegal third world aliens.




    He's already promised allegiance to Gates, a frequent visitor to Downing Street, to forcibly vaccinate us all asap.



    Boris’s Girlfriend Carrie Vetoes Appointment – Yoko Has Taken Charge of the Band

    13 XI 2020.


    There's a 24 year age gap between 56 year-old Bojo and Symonds.

    No doubt the ‘Globalist cartel’ bought the US election. It would not cost near as much to pay for scuttling BrEXIT.


    49 days to go.

  2. #52

    Keir Starmer, U K Labour Party and Opposition Leader


    ‘Get out of my pub!’: Labour leader Keir Starmer THROWN OUT by landlord for supporting lockdowns



    Labour Party Leader Sir Keir Starmer was dramatically kicked out of a pub in Bath by an angry licensee, who chastised him for supporting Covid-19 lockdowns.


    In a series of videos published on social media, Monday, Starmer could first be seen arguing on the street with the landlord of The Raven, Rod Humphreys.

    “Do you know what the average age of death from Covid is? It’s 82 years and three months. The average age of death normally? 81 years old”, said Humphreys. “Do you understand we have f***ed our economy because old people are dying?”



    “You have failed me! I’ve been a Labour voter my entire life. You have failed to be the opposition. You have failed to ask whether lockdown was functioning”, Humphreys continued, before telling Starmer that “thousands of people have died because you have failed to do your job and ask the real questions…”



    As Humphreys began to condemn Starmer for supporting the requirement that children wear a face mask in school, Starmer and his team attempted to bring the confrontation off the street by ducking inside the pub – a decision he likely regrets. It wasn’t long before an increasingly angry Humphreys told the Labour Party leader to get out, shouting, “That man is not allowed in my pub. Get out of my pub! Go on! Get out of my pub!”


    According to Bath local news reporter Stephen Sumner, Starmer was in the city to express his support for high-street business, and the MP told reporters after the incident that “the vast majority of people” disagreed with Humphreys and “recognise that the lockdown was necessary.”



    As to whether Starmer has permission to visit The Raven in the future, Humphreys said in an interview with the financial publication IFA Magazine, “No one comes into my pub without my permission, and he does not have my permission.” Humphreys
    said he was physically stopped by Starmer’s security from entering his own pub while the politician was inside. Indeed, one of the videos shows a member of the Labour leader’s security team restraining Humphreys at the entrance to the establishment. Pubs in England were permitted to reopen as part of the second stage of the government’s lockdown-lifting plan last Monday, but can only provide service outside. Up to six people or two households can currently meet outdoors, but not in a private home. From the third stage of reopening on May 17, pubs and restaurants will be able to serve customers indoors. Should cases of Covid-19 remain low, all legal lockdown restrictions should be lifted by late June.



    hope people realize that the second most culpable people behind the death, misery and bankruptcies caused by the gross over reaction to the C19 are the politicians—all of them To a man, not one politician in any country has stood up to the Global Madness—please remember to vote them all out of office at the first chance. The elephant in the room is that its actually the corporate media that have done the most to turn a public health problem into an dystopian horror as they censor doctors, scientists and economists—the media truly is the enemy of the people and the sooner we can bring Google, Facebook and Twitter to face the courts, the sooner we can get our lives back. Its worth repeating—the corporate media is the #1 public enemy



    He's an inner city elitist with a knighthood, he doesn't go to pubs anyway, other than to try and score political points. I'm not voting ever again.




    ‘Get out of my pub!’: Labour leader Keir Starmer THROWN OUT by landlord for supporting lockdowns 19 IV 2021.


    Who can STILL believe in Democracy after the installation of ‘Fake President’ China Joe?


    What more do you need to see or know?


    George Orwell — ‘A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims... but accomplices’.

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  4. #53

    Breaking the Red Wall: Tory candidate wins in Labour stronghold Hartlepool for 1st time since 1974






    Jill Mortimer of the UK's conservative party delivers a speech in Hartlepool, may 7, 2021.

    A UK conservative party candidate has won a by-election in Hartlepool, upstaging the labour opponent for the first time in nearly five decades.


    Tory candidate Jill Mortimer came in first with 51.88%, beating her labour opponent, Paul Williams, by almost 7,000 votes. She will be the first conservative mp from the area since 1974.


    Hartlepool has been long considered part of labour’s ‘red wall’ – a set of loyal strongholds in northern England.


    In her victory speech, Mortimer said people in the town had “had enough” of labour policies and “made it clear it’s time for a change.” conservative party co-chair Amanda Milling hailed Mortimer’s win as “a historic result.”
    Labour MP Richard Burgon said the defeat in Hartlepool was “incredibly disappointing,” and that the party’s leadership “needs to urgently change direction.” “We are going backwards in areas we need to be winning,” he said.



    Meanwhile, a source close to Labour leader Keir Starmer told the Independent that the party “has not yet changed nearly enough for voters to place their trust in us.” Starmer previously said that he will “take full responsibility” for Labour’s electoral defeats, adding that the party has “a mountain to climb” in terms of rebuilding trust among the voters. Starmer visited Hartlepool three times during the campaign.



    As a lifelong labour supporter, I'm absolutely delighted to see the Blairite shysters getting the caning that they justly deserve.


    Thank you Starmer & co. for destroying the party, from the number one socialist party in the West to a laughing stock, tory light, with no coherent policies or direction... But as long as our Zionist masters are happy, then all is well with the world...


    Blame the Brexit vote like they did last time.


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    Breaking the red wall: Tory candidate wins in labour stronghold Hartlepool for 1st time since 1974

    07 v 2021.

  5. #54

    Labour’s humiliating defeat signals its death, and Keir Starmer, not Jeremy Corbyn, is the man with its blood on his hands



    The blame for the crushing loss in Thursday’s by-election, in a northern ‘Red Wall’ seat Labour has held since 1974, lies with Blairite ‘centrists’ who set out to destroy Corbyn – and have ended up destroying the party itself.

    Hartlepool is a coastal town in northeastern England with a fascinating history. Out on its headland, the Heugh Battery Museum bills itself as the only World War I battlefield in Great Britain. A nearby plaque marks the spot where the first shell from a leading German battle cruiser struck at 8:10am on December 16, 1914, and also records the place where, during the bombardment, the first soldier was killed on British soil by enemy action in the war.

    Close by, looking out over the North Sea, there’s a Russian cannon, which was captured by British forces at the Battle of Sevastopol during the Crimean War in the 1850s, and sent up to Hartlepool by ship from London.


    Perhaps after this Thursday, there needs to be another historical plaque installed in Hartlepool. One commemorating the death of the UK Labour Party.

    Labour’s defeat in Hartlepool wasn’t a ‘bad’ result, it was utterly catastrophic. The party attained just 28.7% of the vote, a full 23 points behind the Tories, doing far worse than even the worst opinion poll had suggested. Even before polling day, Labour ‘centrists’ were getting their excuses in. Predictably, they’re blaming Jeremy Corbyn, the man who stopped being the party’s leader more than a year ago.

    It’ll take much longer to rid the party of his ‘toxic’ legacy, the dominant neocon/Blairite narrative goes. The people who supported a ‘chicken coup’ against Corbyn after just nine months, now tell us Starmer, who’s been leader for 13 months, and up against the worst UK government of all time, needs more time. Or to quote one former MP, if Labour loses Hartlepool it’ll be a case of ‘Long Corbyn’.

    What tommyrot.

    Just four years ago, in June 2017, Labour, under Corbyn, not only held Hartlepool, but did so with its highest share of the
    vote (52.5%) since 2001. But for the Corbyn-hating ‘moderates’, who funnily enough all seem to be strong supporters of the far-from-moderate Iraq War, it’s as if the 2017 general election never happened. In fact, the way that election – which Corbyn came very close to winning – has been airbrushed out of history reminds one of the late Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize lecture in 2005, when he condemned US foreign policy crimes, before saying: “It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest.”

    The 2017 election is never referred to because it goes against the dominant narrative. Labour was supposed to have been thrashed out of sight four years ago, but to the horror of the neocon Establishment it wasn’t. In fact, under the ‘unelectable’ Corbyn, Labour achieved their biggest increase in the popular vote since 1945 (a whopping 9.6% up from 2015), and came to within a whisker of a shock victory.

    Enthused by his message of positive change, and by popular policies such as bringing the railways back into public ownership, millions of Labour voters, who had stayed at home in previous elections, came out to put their cross in the Labour box. Of course, the Establishment set out with renewed vigour to make sure it would never happen again. Part of the reason Labour did so well in 2017, and held on to its Northern strongholds, was because it had pledged to respect the 2016 EU referendum result.


    So an operation was mounted, with Trilateral Commission member Sir Keir Starmer playing a key role as Shadow Brexit Secretary to get Labour to change its policy and adopt an electorally suicidal stance of supporting a second referendum. It was electorally suicidal because 78% of Labour’s 45 target seats in England and Wales voted Leave in 2016, many of them quite strongly.

    Not only that, but there was a ratcheting up of the political weaponisation of anti-Semitism, which again was about ruining Corbyn’s chances.

    To his own – and his party’s – detriment, Corbyn didn’t fight back against the wreckers. He should have done more to resist the change in policy on Europe and should have sacked Starmer (in fact, he should never have appointed him in the first place). He should have pushed back harder, much harder, against those smearing him. With the mass membership on his side, he should have gone on the front foot against his Blairite enemies. But Corbyn did none of those things.

    Instead, having come so close to victory in 2017, he led Labour to a heavy defeat in 2019 with most of the damage being done in pro-Brexit Northern ‘Red Wall’ seats. But even in 2019, Corbyn managed to hold on to Hartlepool. The party’s share of the vote nationally was still higher than in 2010 and 2015. It was a bad result but not the absolute disaster it was portrayed as.

    Things have got a whole lot worse since then. Starmer, a man describedas so wooden, birds try to nest in him, inspires no one. His disapproval rating in April rose to 50% in April, and was 44% among Labour voters. The witch hunt against Corbyn and his supporters, cheered on by vindictive, elitist, anti-populist Blairites who loathed the way party membership had soared under Corbyn, has left Labour short of activists to do the hard work of election campaigning. The ‘Bitterites’ set out to politically assassinate Corbyn, believing that once he’d gone and all his supporters had been purged, ‘normal service’ would be resumed; but their internal sabotage from 2015-19 ended up killing the party, too.

    Labour is in a right mess, and although the Tories don’t deserve to win for what they’ve done to the country these past 13 months, ‘HM Opposition’ – whose only ‘opposition’ to the government this past year has been to berate Johnson and co. for not locking us plebs down earlier and harder – most certainly don’t deserve to win either.

    In fact, the best thing that could happen is that Labour, as it’s currently constituted, is formally put out of its misery. Destroyed, not by Corbyn, but by those who simply couldn’t stomach the prospect of an anti-war UK prime minister who would threaten the hawkish foreign policy consensus.



    Labour lost because they no longer represent the traditional white working class who are socially conservative, anti woke, voted to leave the EU, are anti BLM, believe in hard work, law and order, control of UK borders, are proud of their country and want to get on with their lives without people in London telling them what to think.It is not about left and right any more, but about traditional values over woke liberal metropolitan values.



    Labour used to be the party for the White Working Class, since its been taken over by stuck up college boys who have no idea about the white working class (who are predominantly racist , don't want immigration and, rightly in my opinion, blame immigrants for many of their woes).White Working Class people are mostly patriots and Nationalists who love Queen and Country (misguided in my opinion). They see what has happened, they see Labour promoting mass uncontrolled immigration, multiculturalism and diversity, basically everything they hate.

    They see that Labour would take away their freedom of speech and expression.They now finally understand that Labour have changed so much since the Blair. Labour have for generations taken white working class votes for granted. That is now no longer the case as people finally wake up.


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    Labour’s humiliating defeat signals its death, and Keir Starmer, not Jeremy Corbyn, is the man with its blood on his hands
    8 V 2021

  6. #55

    Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds Secretly Married in Catholic Cathedral


    Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 56, and partner Carrie Symonds, 33, were secretly married in the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood on Saturday, it has been confirmed.






    The cathedral, better known as Westminster Cathedral, told the Sunday Times: “On Saturday 29 May, the wedding of Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson took place in Westminster Cathedral.


    “The bride and groom are both parishioners of the Westminster Cathedral parish and baptised Catholics. “All necessary steps were taken, in both church and civil law, and all formalities completed before the wedding.”






    News on the union prompted some uncharitable comments from parliamentary colleagues of Johnson, such as former Labour government minister Lord Adonis, who
    remarked: “Delighted to see that the Catholic Church now marries divorcees not only in its churches but in its cathedrals.”


    However, despite Johnson having been baptised Catholic, he converted to Anglicanism while attending the elite Eton boarding school — and so it is believed that his status as a two-time divorcee was not an obstacle to a Catholic wedding not because the Vatican has changed its stance on divorce, but because his previous non-Catholic weddings would not be recognised as valid by it.


    The Prime Minister’s new wife, a former Tory Party director of communications who is believed to wield substantial influence in Downing Street and to have played a role in the removal of the former Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, had not been married previously. She has not enjoyed positive press coverage in recent weeks, with Cummings having alleged to a parliamentary inquiry into the handling of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic that she interfered in an official hiring process “in a way which not only unethical but was clearly illegal” in order to put her friends in high places.


    She is also accused of being the driving force behind “wallpapergate”, a story much pushed by the press with respect to an expensive refurbishment of the official residence she shares with the Prime Minister and the way it was funded — but which failed to make an impact on the recent local elections in England, in which the Tories made huge gains.


    Dominic Cummings says Carrie Symonds was trying to appoint her friends to jobs in No 10. She was 'trying to overturn outcome of an official process about hiring a particular job in a way which was not only completely unethical but was clearly illegal'



    At least he didn't burst into flames walking into a Christian church. Heaven's laser turrets must have been down for repairs. Or the gunners have been distracted by looking at the vast numbers of a spreading death cult that he is allowing into the country.
    As for her with her extremist "Green" ideology, wouldn't a registry office be more appropriate? Or a "Pixie Ring" in a remote woodland dell.



    Can Roman Catholics be communists?



    Boris will already be on the lookout for his next affair.
    I saw Carrie was so concerned about his wondering eye, that she instructed that two attractive female advisors to be sacked in the last 6 months.
    But lets face it no woman marrying Boris with his track record is under any illusions about him and how stable the relationship is. Boris is a man with zero loyalty, zero moral compass and zero empathy.


    Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds Secretly Married in Catholic Cathedral

    31 V 2021.

    Good luck to both of them and the child.

  7. #56

    Ex-Wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Says Life With Him Was 'Impossible'



    The two are said to have known each other since childhood and attended the European School, Brussels together. Johnson and Wheeler married each other in 1993. They have four children – two sons and two daughters. The two parted way in 2018 after Johnson was spotted with his future wife Carrie Symonds.







    It's been six days since Carrie Symonds married British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and it appears the politician's ex-wife has decided to give her a taste of what marriage with him will be like. "Impossible", Marina Wheeler told the Daily Mail, commenting on what it was like to live with Boris Johnson.


    In September of 2018, the couple announced their decision to separate, in a move the two described as being in their "best interests". Now, Wheeler has revealed that she was the one who filed for divorce. The statement marks the first time Wheeler has spoken about her relationship with Johnson, as previously she shied away from reporters' questions, saying she didn't want to discuss her private life.


    The couple's relationship reportedly ended due to Johnson's numerous extramarital affairs. In "Boris Johnson: The Gambler", a book by renowned investigative journalist Tom Bower, he wrote that Wheeler "couldn't take [Johnson's] infidelity anymore". In 2009, Johnson had a daughter with arts consultant Helen Macintyre. The affair became public in 2013, when Johnson tried to prevent the media from reporting on the daughter's existence in court and lost.


    Marina Wheeler is a lawyer, who specialises in public law, including human rights. In August 2019, she revealed she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer earlier that year. She underwent three surgeries to remove it and is now in remission.


    Prior to Wheeler, Boris Johnson was married to Allegra Mostyn-Owen, the daughter of famous British art historian William Mostyn-Owen. They reportedly met at the University of Oxford and married in 1987. After six years of marriage the couple divorced. Reports say Johnson married Wheeler 12 days after he parted ways with his first wife.


    Reports say Johnson's love affairs almost jeopardised
    his current marriage. According to investigative journalist Tom Bower, an infamous row Johnson had with Symonds was the result of him looking at a picture of his former lover US entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri. Earlier this year, the 36-year-old revealed she had an affair with Johnson when he was married to Wheeler. Their relationship lasted between 2012 and 2016.



    Pravada:
    Ex-Wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Says Life With Him Was 'Impossible'
    04 VI 2021.



    Boris - his job was to achieve BREXIT, he did that and many of us truly appreciate that.

    Sad to see couples with children part and especially so for the children.

  8. #57

    ‘Labour has ignored its voters – it is now paying the price’



    George Galloway on why he is standing in the Batley and Spen by-election.








    George Gallaway former MP


    The people of Batley and Spen will elect their new MP next week, in a highly charged by-election. According to a
    recent poll, the Tories could be set to overturn Labour’s majority and smash another brick from the Red Wall. But one man thinks an even bigger political upset could be on the cards. George Galloway, leader of the Workers Party of Great Britain, and former Labour Party and Respect Party MP, is in the running too, and believes he can go all the way. Here’s what he had to say:


    spiked: Why are you standing in the Batley and Spen by-election?

    George Galloway: This place is full of left-behind, ignored, neglected, taken-for-granted people, as is the case in Labour fiefdoms all over the north. Labour paid a big political price for it in Hartlepool, and next week, I promise you, it will do so in Batley and Spen.

    The Workers Party is Labour as it should be. We are for the workers. We are people who believe in economically radical politics and in socially and culturally conservative politics, and that’s a good fit here, across all communities. We are the ghost of Labour’s past, and we are haunting them.


    spiked: In what ways has Labour gone astray, and who is to blame for it?


    Galloway: How long have you got? Labour has been going astray for at least 40 years. It’s not just Keir Starmer’s fault. Labour took a California turn almost 40 years ago. Class and economic policy became less important to Labour and identity politics and wokeness became the mantra.

    It has infected both the left and the right of the Labour Party. It’s how Corbyn’s Labour ended up in the anti-Brexit position that it did. Keir Starmer was the architect of that anti-Brexit politics, and he will never be forgiven by the millions of working-class Labour voters who voted for Brexit.



    The process started a long time ago, and it has gathered so much pace that Labour is now the party of the Guardian reader and the ethnic minority. And the ethnic minority here, for a set of very obvious reasons, has now also fallen badly out of love with Labour. That leaves the party with nothing. There are not many Guardian sales in Batley and Spen.


    spiked: Do you think there is any hope for Keir Starmer as Labour leader?



    Galloway: I really don’t. If Labour comes third, he might be gone by the weekend. Having said that, Labour will struggle to get a new leader who is much better. Almost anybody would be a little better, though.


    Every country needs an opposition. It’s not a democracy if there’s no opposition. And on Covid, Starmer has tailended Boris Johnson every step of the way. Starmer has not got an original thought in his head. He is a desiccated calculating machine that has gone awry, and the calculations are increasingly haywire.



    spiked: You have been outspoken on trans issues. Is this another area where Labour is out of touch with the public?


    Galloway: It hasn’t come up in the campaign in Batley and Spen. But if it did, my position on it is quite well known. The Labour Party’s infatuation with this issue truly beggars belief. The number of people involved in trans issues must be vanishingly small, yet Labour has embraced what I call trans mania with so much gusto.



    It is emblematic of Labour’s wider departure from the real world. A man cannot become a woman simply by declaring himself to be so. This nonsense is a massive incentive for working-class people in particular to distance themselves from the party. Labour doesn’t really like the British people very much. And the British people are now reciprocating.


    spiked: Labour is also out of step with the people over Brexit. Will that play a role in the by-election?



    Galloway: It will play up in the predominantly white, working-class estates. There was a massive Brexit majority in Batley and Spen. Labour, with its embrace of little John Bercow, has doubled down on its anti-Brexit stance. Bercow bent every rule, broke some rules and twisted every convention in a Bonapartist attempt to cheat the majority of the British people from the Brexit that they voted for. The fact that Labour is throwing flowers at him speaks volumes. It is still a Rejoin party.


    A Labour figure recently attacked me as a Brexiteer. The idea that ‘Brexiteer’ is a term of abuse is the reason why the Red Wall fell and is still falling. Labour has never gotten over it. And if it could, it would take us back into the EU before you could say Jack Robinson.




    spiked: You have been very outspoken over the Israel-Palestine conflict. To what extent do you think you can mobilise the issue to your advantage in the by-election?


    Galloway: I’m here because of the feelings of the people in the constituency about Palestine, not the other way around. I’m not the one raising the issue of Palestine – they are.



    It’s partly about credibility. My Labour opponent joined Labour eight weeks ago, whereas I’ve been talking about this subject for 50 years. Starmer, by kicking Jeremy Corbyn out of the party and making what he must have thought was a clever pivot towards the Israel side of the argument, has, at a stroke, lost thousands of votes in Batley and Spen. And there are many Batley and Spens.


    spiked: You are a critic of wokeness and cancel culture. But when commenting on the Batley Grammar School row, you said the teacher involved should not have shown pupils a cartoon of Muhammad. How do you reconcile the two positions?


    Galloway: If you as a magazine wanted to publish one of these cartoons, you would be entitled to do so. But to show it to children in a school without their parents’ knowledge is a reckless and unacceptable thing to do. If I had been the MP – I wasn’t and this is a mess I will inherit if I win – I don’t believe it would have happened. If it had happened, the response to it would have been different and better. It’s a mess of Labour’s making. The Labour Party and its MP, Tracy Brabin, ran away from it, abandoned the teacher, abandoned the school, abandoned the parents to what happened.


    I have a very strong view – and it’s not just on this, by the way, it’s on sex education as well – that parents must have a say in what their children are taught and the age at which they are taught it. As a father, I have the right to withdraw my children from things that I don’t want them to be taught. That’s a position that crosses community boundaries.


    spiked: How do you rate your chances in the by-election?


    Galloway: I think Labour will come third and we will be second or first. It’s us versus the Tories. I call on Labour to stand down and stop splitting the vote.


    George Galloway was speaking to Paddy Hannam.





    SPIKED


    ‘Labour has ignored its voters – it is now paying the price’


    24th June 2021




    George Galloway a former Labour MP fromer MP - between 1987 and 2015, except for a period between 2010 and 2012, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for four constituencies, first for the Labour Party and later the Respect Party, the latter of which he founded in 2004 and led from 2013 until its dissolution in 2016. Now has aregular show on R T.

  9. #58


    Postal voting on demand is an affront to British democracy and George Galloway may be about to shine a light on it.


    Britain claims to be a bastion of democracy but its largest political parties do nothing as that very democracy is being perverted by the postal-vote system.


    Following Labour’s surprise victory in the Batley and Spen by-election, Sir Keir Starmer, the party leader, declared that “Labour is back.” It seems a somewhat strange assertion, considering that his party’s majority had been cut from over 3,000 to 323 during the by-election. It also might be a little premature, as George Galloway, the Workers Party of Great Britain candidate,
    said that he is mounting a legal challenge to have the result set aside.


    Last night, on his talk show, the Mother of All Talk Shows (MOATS), Galloway announced the basis of his challenge. He listed a host of reasons, including the telling of untruths about a candidate, the removal of his posters by the local council, the lack of a recount, overspending, and alleged postal-vote manipulation.


    The one that interested me most was the postal vote issue. Now, I have some experience of this, having stood and campaigned in too many elections to recount. I have also voiced concern about postal vote fraud for over a decade, and Galloway may well be on to something here. But before I get into it, let me just describe how we got to this point. Prior to 2000, if an elector wanted a postal vote, then they had to give a good reason why they could not attend a polling station in person. They may be old, infirm, in the armed forces, or on holiday. However, Tony Blair’s government changed the system to allow for postal vote on demand, so no reason was required. Blair’s government argued that it would lead to greater engagement in politics. They pointed to the paltry 24% turnout at the 1999 European Elections as proof that something had to change. So, in some ways, it could be argued that some alteration of the system was necessary.


    But, as with many political decisions, it has had unintended consequences, and the overriding one has been corruption. Now, I will just name a few: In 2002, Muhammed Hussain, a Blackburn councillor, was prosecuted and jailed for three and a half years after being found guilty of conspiring to defraud local elections. Judge Peter Openshaw said that Hussain’s actions were of a scale unknown in Britain for a hundred years; he then exposed the postal-voting system for being “wide open to fraud.”


    In 2008, Mohammed Choudhary, former Labour Mayor of Peterborough, was jailedfor nine months following the uncovering of a postal vote-rigging scam where applications were made for ballot papers to be sent to different addresses.


    In 2015, Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, was removed from office because of a number of irregularities, including ballot tampering and the fact that ballots were double-cast or cast from false addresses. The judge who presided over the Rahman case was Richard Mawrey QC, who himself had previously called for postal voting on demand to be scrapped. He asserted in 2014 that “postal voting on demand, however many safeguards you build into it, is wide open to fraud,” making “election rigging a possibility and indeed in some areas a probability”.


    In 2019, Steve Baker, the Conservative MP for Wycombe, wrote that he had received “accounts of candidates visiting electors’ homes, demanding postal votes are completed in front of them, and then taking them away.” He rightly concluded that “this simply cannot go on.


    The UK prides itself on being a bastion of democracy, yet our main political parties sit by idly whilst that very same democracy is being perverted by the postal-vote system. Why do they do this and why do they refuse to tackle the issue? Well, maybe it is because, possibly, they benefit from it.


    Whenever I challenged postal vote on demand following elections, it was passed off as sour grapes by my opponents. But it was nothing of the sort. My complaints were based on a sense of fair play and on the fact that the current postal vote system has failed to achieve its stated objective, which was to increase voter turnout. For example, the turnout in the 1997 General Election, the last before postal vote on demand, was 71.3%, yet the turnout in the 2019 General Election was down to 67.3%. There is absolutely no legitimate argument for retaining this system, which, as has been shown time and time again, makes it easier to commit fraud.


    Now, I suspect George Galloway and I have little common ground politically beyond our support for Brexit and the Union. But if his court case shines a light on the corruption involved in postal voting on demand, then he should be backed by all those who support democracy and fairness.



    Paul A. Nuttall is a historian, author and a former politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2019 and was a prominent campaigner for Brexit.





    The secret ballot was the original scam "democracy" pulled on the masses. They claimed it was to stop vote buying, but that was a lie. The point of the secret ballot is to make it impossible to verify elections by simply calling people and verifying they voted, and for who they said they did.


    Well now, this couldn't possibly be the principle reason why the left is so deathly afraid of auditing the 2020 election in the US, could it? It couldn't be that they absolutely know the mail-in ballots would show widespread fraud, just as has been repeatedly proven in the UK.


    Why are most of those who "cheated" people with foreign names? Surely they must be a small percentage of the candidates yet they have a high percentage of cheating. Something is definitely wrong.


    As we saw in 2020, it is he who controls the electronics who controls the results. Voting machines, or any form of electronic voting, are so obviously amenable to corrupt interference that this form of voting should be illegal. That it is so widespread in the U.S.A. -- the world's greatest proponent of 'freedom' -- is very worrying.Voting should be seen to be fair, and the best way to do this is with the old-fashioned piece of paper, marked by a verified voter in a supervised station on polling day, and subsequently counted in the presence of scrutineers from the relevant parties.


    The deepstates love Postal voting - it makes it so much easier for them to fix everything in advance...




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    Postal voting on demand is an affront to British democracy and George Galloway may be about to shine a light on it 06 VII 2021.




    1. Batley and Spen by-election results: Kim Leadbeater wins ...

      https://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/politics/batley-and-spen-by-election...
      02/07/2021 · Kim Leadbeater has won the Batley and Spen by-election, holding the seat for Labour. Ms Leadbeater beat Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson by a narrow margin of 323 votes. George Galloway, representing the Workers Party, finished third.

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    George Galloway: Here’s why I’m going to court to challenge a rigged election - words I never thought I'd write about Britain



    Postal votes used to make up a handful of votes in elections - now they comprise close to half. And, in Batley and Spen, they were all under the control of a Labour council which supported the Labour candidate. It stinks.


    “George was matching Labour vote for vote, at one point he moved ahead of them. Then a whole slew of votes arrived on the table…” This testimony from a rival party counting agent who witnessed the counting of votes at the Batley and Spen by-election is just a tiny sample of the evidence we shall lead in our legal action to set aside the result of the election and force a re-run of the contest.


    To be clear, I am NOT saying that I won the election, still less that I am unhappy with the stunning 22% vote share which we
    achieved from a standing start in just four weeks in a constituency where I was frequently, ubiquitously, described as an "outsider". The conduct of the count, while egregious, suspicious, damning, is not the main thrust of my court challenge, but it does put the tin-hat on a contest so Orwellian as scarcely to be believed unless you were there.


    Though tradition stipulates a recount of the votes where the winning margin is close, particularly less than 1% of the vote, this was denied by the Returning Officer. It was requested by both the Tory runner-up and by myself. It was denied without reason. The “slew of votes” which tuned up in the dead of night were “postal votes”, though they did not arrive by post, but by open black plastic bin bags in unmarked cars with no police presence, entirely unsealed, unprotected from potential contamination. This, in the highest profile by-election in many years.


    In 2001, just 4% of the votes cast in Batley and Spen were postal votes. In 2019, it had gone up to 21%. In this by-election in 2021, it was an astonishing 42%, explaining the strange sensation of having won the election comprehensively on the day and yet losing it in the dead of night. Leaving 16,000 votes in the tender care of a Labour local authority in a by-election in which the fate of the Labour leader was at stake was always a triumph of hope over the bitter experience of all those who have fought Labour in its citadels in the past. They could teach Tammany Hall a trick or two.


    Postal voting used to be for people who were sick, serving overseas, or housebound. Postal voting on demand, as I pointed out in parliament over 15 years ago, has become a corrupt mechanism to rig elections. Words I never thought I'd write in relation to my own country.


    But the stuff of my legal action begins long before that. A former friend and colleague of mine, Phil Woolas, was expelled from Parliament in 2010, his election victory - by 103 votes - set aside, and he was disqualified from standing again. His crime was the making of false statements against his Liberal Democrat opponent. Woolas's offence pales into insignificance compared to what his party did to me in 2021.


    Photoshopped pictures of me holding weapons in the presence of my small children, fake claims that I supported and was backed by the fascist murderer of the late Jo Cox MP, sister of my Labour opponent in the by-election, were a daily occurence. Not a single MSM outlet even reported it.


    Virtually every media outfit reported that Labour campaigners had been egged by my supporters. Not a single one reported that a minor with drug problems, with not the remotest connection to our campaign, was then arrested for it. This media narrative of my bringing “divisiveness”, even “violence”, to the election campaign was a steady drumbeat, the sound-track to the by-election. Yet not only was it false, it was an organised falsehood and was the very reverse of the truth.


    The photographic and video evidence of our campaign posters being torn down by Labour councillors is readily available, but was never reported by anyone. Ditto the video of Labour activists destroying our PA speaking system. I will never forget the thin-lipped arrogance of the activist who did it. The local police were “too busy” to act on it.


    This false narrative was set by the election-changing turning point of the campaign. The haranguing of the Labour candidate by an anti-LGBT campaigner outside the Medina Mosque. This ugly event has now turned into election-myth. And it was all co-ordinated by a Labour campaign atop of which was a Blair-era spin-doctor flown-in from France to take charge. The man shouting at my Labour opponent - mainly about Kashmir before turning to LGBT issues - not only had no connection to me, but had been physically ejected from a rally of mine in Dudley in 2019. He had travelled from Birmingham to Batley and surprisingly found his way to the very mosque both she and I were canvassing that afternoon. He has nothing to do with Batley, nothing to do with me, and yet his unexpected intervention in the campaign undoubtedly turned the tide.


    He never mentioned me, has stated that his appearance had nothing to do with me, and the only person in the whole encounter who undoubtedly knew him, a neighbouring Bradford Labour MP, stood laughing behind the Labour candidate throughout the encounter. Worse, much worse, the Labour candidate after the event said on camera that I had “stood on the other side of the road, laughing” during her ordeal. This footage was endlessly played on television on newspaper websites and was referenced by innumerable Labour figures throughout the rest of the campaign and beyond. It was a big fat lie. Not only was I not on the other side of the road laughing, I was on the same side of the road, a hundred yards away and very far from laughing. Importantly, I was on camera throughout the event and all of the foregoing can be and will be proved in court.


    I knew at the instant the incident was happening that it was a potential game-changer and very damaging to me. That's before I knew it had been staged by a political enemy, who'd travelled a hundred miles to do it, who'd had to be thrown out of one of my events, who had travelled the country harrassing Labourites on LGBTQ issues, and who was known by at least the Labour candidate's minder. That's before one of the biggest "false-statements" in recent electoral history was uttered by my opponent and went half-way round the world before the truth could get its trousers on.


    There is much more, from the vast overspend on the Labour election campaign, busting, perhaps twice over, the allowable election expenditure, to the Labour Council (the same one which counted the votes) spending scarce council money removing thousands of my election posters three days before polling day on unlawful grounds, and on the very day yet another Labour leaflet came out headlined, “Galloway running out of steam”. Much, much more.


    If there is any justice left in this land, this rigged election in Batley and Spen will not stand.


    Our judges are bent as hell. Not all of them, some of them are incredible people. But when it matters, a bent judge gets the case.



    George Galloway: Here’s why I’m going to court to challenge a rigged election - words I never thought I'd write about Britain
    11 VII 2021.

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