Thursday 29 September 2011

Filthy, Dirty, Politics

I will write up my experiences at Labour Conference, really I will.

Frankly the reason I haven't so far is because I haven't quite unearthed all the facts.

Currently though, take everything you suspected about politics, multiply it by an awfulness-factor of 10, dip it in something utterly stinky, stir in a good dollop of incredulity and watch this space for more information.

(I just didn't want you all to think I'd collapsed somewhere in the Mersey, never to be seen again)


  1. Glad your safe and sound.

    Hopefully your blood pressure isn't through the roof after hearing what was said.


  2. I share your frustration sue. i really do. clare jordan

  3. We'll. Yes. And no. And a bit of 'Ah, well'ah'

    Trick is to switch off for a second, and have this lemur in your head singing "I like to move it, move it, I like to..."

    Honest. It's a predominantly logical filter.

    Let's face it, it's a pre-written, media orientated, team driven, committee spiel and coughed up by a talking head.

    Nowt's changed then. Bit like Hansard, really.

  4. First decontaminate, then decompress, then deconstruct.

    Then go out and demolish the buggers!

  5. Labour political slogan

    The Labour Party’s election campaign slogan 1957 - "Never been had so good"

  6. Well now we know why we got a hung parliament this was written before the general election
    Benefits claimants are faced with a tough task at the coming general election: finding any party they can vote for with enthusiasm or even a glimmer of hope for better treatment in the future.

    Labour’s endless attacks on claimants – the introduction of employment and support allowance (ESA); the latest plans to make it even harder to pass the ESA medical; potential threats to DLA from the National Care Service, to name just a few – will probably discourage many claimants from supporting them.

    The Conservatives did at least stand up for DLA in relation to the National Care Service. But they seem to be even more gung-ho than Labour in their desire, spearheaded by David Freud, to pay vast sums to the private sector in return for forcing the sick and disabled into work. As far as the Conservatives are concerned, Labour have simply not gone far enough or fast enough.

    The Lib Dems have chipped away at some of the worst elements of welfare reform as bills have gone through the parliamentary process. But, by and large, they have been at best lacklustre in their defence of sick and disabled claimants and there has certainly been no sign of aggressive campaigning in their support. For some people, though, a vote for the Lib Dems and the possibility of a hung parliament might seem the least worst option.

  7. Glad to see your OK sue
    If you made any sense of the conference then your a better person then i am sue

  8. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  9. I was actually quite disappointed by Ed and this conference and I feel this is Ed's Iain Duncan Smith moment.
    I would be amazed if any party members/MPs came out of their feeling rejuvenated about the party (unless they were at one of Keith Vaz's get togethers!)

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