The United Kingdom’s ‘unfair’ Bedroom Tax –has it now become the ‘illegal’ Bedroom Tax?

  The last British Government (a coalition headed by the Conservatives) introduced in 2013 the nicknamed Bedroom Tax on the poor, which has been widely condemned for being unjust and a politically contentious policy by those on the moral high ground. The tax has reduced housing benefit for all individuals who rent a Council or […]

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015 – will the ‘no-hoper’ actually win?

Two months ago Jeremy Corbyn astounded the Party by announcing that he wanted to be the new Leader. You have to understand that this was a political nobody, never heard of outside of Islington, disloyal in Parliament beyond belief for thirty years, utterly out of step with the Blairites, or Brownites or any other set […]

Labour Party Leadership Election 2015 – what you have to know about the candidates? UPDATED

  ORIGINAL POST 30 MAY This is undoubtedly one of the most challenging times in history for the British Labour Party. Many think that it is crunch time when its very survival is in serious doubt, don’t they? Well, a number of confident individuals have crawled out of the woodwork to claim the crown that […]

Labour lost the 2015 General Election – ten reasons why?

 Scot Keir Hardie Labour Party founder &  first leader 1906   Oh yes, there is not one reason why Labour failed miserably to win the last General Election, is there? No, there are a multiple of reasons – but perhaps ten of them come to mind first? Was it the Leader Ed Miliband then? Well no […]

The real ‘future’ of the British Labour Party – a merger no less?

Many people now doubt if the Labour Party has any chance of long-term survival after a humiliating defeat by the Conservatives in the UK’s May 2015 General Election. Even on the actual day of the Election there seemed to be a realistic chance that Labour would indeed regain power – but at the twelfth hour […]

Labour well and truly lost the 2015 General Election – but whose fault was it really?

 Scot Keir Hardie Labour Party founder &  first leader 1906 Labour lost their core vote, so make no mistake about it, but this Election loss on such an epic scale puts into question the very survival of Labour as a major force let alone one of the big two. Traditional Labour supporters from the working classes […]

UK General Election 2015 fiasco – electoral reform well overdue?

    The only thing that is evident from the build-up to this 2015 General  Election is that our voting system is no longer fit for purpose, don’t you think? Not only is our ‘first-past-the-post’ system predicted to produce another ‘hung parliament’ (with seemingly only complex possibilities for producing a stable government), but it is […]

General Election ‘Manifestos’ – just Promises. Promises, Promises?

      Well, well, well, some parties so called Manifestos are out this week. Should we have expected them to be jammed full of surprises? No, not really, the only real surprise is that they didn’t appear at the start of the campaign nor even earlier, don’t you think? [MANIFESTO:-     Plaid Cymru (TWO WEEKS […]

‘WHO’ is in charge – David Cameron or Lynton Crosby?

  Most of the people in the UK have heard of David Cameron – well he has been our Prime Minister for five years (and Leader of the Conservative Party for five years before that – but did he stab his senior colleague & front runner David Davis in the back to get that job, […]