I never could get the hang of Thursdays

Don’t know who you’re voting for this election?
10/04/2010, 8:01 pm
Filed under: Politics

Have a look at this website, which shows you the six main parties policies on certain issues, without telling which party it is. You choose which policy sounds right to you, and it tells you where your interests lie.

Of course, there is a bit of a flaw; you need to see the whole picture of the party. You don’t want to vote for a party who promises say great education reform, yet is incredibly racist.

Anyway, you should Vote Labour.

While I’m here. Tax breaks for married couples? Where’s the fairness in that? People shouldn’t want to get married for tax reasons. What about partners who are happily unmarried? Ridiculous Tory policy.


Another Blog
01/07/2009, 10:19 pm
Filed under: Blogs, Politics

It’s not a funny one though, I’m affraid.

Go 4th is John Prescott’s blog. I’ve been reading it for a couple of months and I’ve found it very honest and realistic.  A lot better than that webcameron thing I posted a year or so ago.

That might be because I’m biased towards Labour, but anyone can see it’s not a PR thing.

Anyway, I like John. He’s a grass-roots, working class Yorkshireman and I think he speaks a lot of sense and does a lot more for the party than say, oh, Hazel Blears. His catchprase is “Stop complaining, start campaigning” and i think that sums up a lot of what he’s about, even if he has been known to jab a member of the public.

“The action that is necessary”
01/05/2009, 4:27 pm
Filed under: Politics

This is a phrase I’m getting a bit sick of hearing, I don’t think it means anything any more, and anyway, it’s just a matter of opinion.

I am a Labour supporter. I always have been and as far as I’ve followed politics they’ve been in power. I get it from my father I think, the typical working class miner (or at least he was) and it has passed on to me. There’s something about the Conservatives that makes me feel powerless, a serf. A Conservative government conjures up images of the miners strikes, Thatcher and general toffery.

Charles Clarke sees the changes and has spoken out about Labour loosing their way, and David Blunkett agrees that everything isn’t as good as it was. The Budget last week was a bit of a let down as well, it seemed to be full of appealing ideas to keep supporters happy and improve PR. The forecast for growth was unrealistic. Nick Clegg put it best I think in his budget response; “this Budget could have been a great Budget. It could have set a new direction, a new course for Britain, out of recession and towards a stronger future.” He reminded us about post-war Budgets and The People’s Budget, I think he’s right on that.

It’s not Labours fault we’re in recession of course, it just so happens that Britain being the financial capital of the world means that we’re hardest hit (besides it starting in America). David Cameron attacked Labour for trying to spend their way out of recession, and “not mending the roof while it was dry” (or words to that effect), but I can’t see the logic in saving money and cutting back on expenses when it should be invested and spent for the benefit of all. I like to sum it up like this:

If you found yourself bankrupt and on the verge of poverty, with no job, would you rather the government say “here, have this £20 and keep looking for work” than “well, the buses don’t cost as much any more”.

The cult of the Bush-shoe incident
17/01/2009, 3:22 pm
Filed under: Interesting Stuff, Politics

I love these animated gifs…

Iraq Shoe Tosser Guy: The Animated Gifs

Well done America
05/11/2008, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Politics

You haven’t elected an idiot for a change. History made today.

I love this picture, thanks Mr Linehan.

But I love this one more:

Another thing I thought up whilst doing work.
12/10/2008, 8:10 pm
Filed under: Design, Politics

I’m trying to think up some witty/satirical political statements to put on a t shirt.

If you’ve got a burning idea let me know!

Something I thought up whilst doing some work.
06/10/2008, 2:29 am
Filed under: Politics

A bit like Nu Rave, but not quite.