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  1. Westward

    Predictions?

    I've always been mystified by the vitriolic hatred toward the Conservatives displayed by many Labour voters and sometimes even their MPs. I can understand there are always differing points of view but why abuse someone for simply having a different belief system. Ideology, especially left wing ideology, can be so utterly toxic that even though I'm not a particularly rampant tory, I'm delighted that JC and his merry band of crackpots have been well and truly buried. Now that's what I call Corbyn Neutral.
  2. The missus and I took Sharpies with us to vote. This is a time warp working class town with plenty of addled and wonky people around. Something of Green Party stronghold and the birthplace of Extinction Rebellion.
  3. And he still doesn't. It was all down to Brexit and the media because, apparently, their policies had: "Huge popular support" Err... No they didn't Jeremy. Perhaps a few diehard lefties and the entitlement sector such as students believed in the Marxist doctrine of state control and high taxes but most grown ups know that without exception, it's failed everywhere it's been tried.
  4. Westward

    Predictions?

    Yes, come on out with it. Enquiring minds need to know...
  5. Westward

    Predictions?

    The building is an old Chapel and the lady was sitting in the lobby not under a porch, so the way through to the polling station was an open doorway. It seems pretty borderline because she could partly see in and possibly hear things said in the polling station itself which appears to be a no no, but if anyone's at fault it would be the presiding officer for allowing it.
  6. Westward

    Predictions?

    There was huge queue at our polling station about an hour ago but just inside the door was a lady looking at voting cards and checking them off against a list. I noticed she was wearing a Labour rosette so I asked what she was doing. "Just checking off people as they come in" So I said "But you're canvassing for Labour and this is a polling station", So she added that they will ring people who haven't voted by about 7 o'clock. When I said that I couldn't believe they were allowed inside to do that she replied that "It's perfectly normal". In my 50 years or so of voting I've never seen that before. Is there any dirty trick the Marxists haven't tried? I didn't give her my card to check off on her list and nor did the lady behind me. Let them try ringing me this evening and they'll get the facts of life explained to them.
  7. Westward

    Predictions?

    A quote attributed (possibly wrongly) to Churchill: "If a man is not socialist by the time he's 20 he has no heart, if he's still a socialist by the time he's 30 he has no head."
  8. Westward

    Predictions?

    Don't joke about it. Remember there's a significant minority in places like Leicester who have history on using the postal vote system to multiply up their numbers - and they pretty much all vote Labour.
  9. Westward

    Predictions?

    Starting with the NHS, my view is that no one can fix it as it stands and throwing in ever increasing tranches of money simply delays the eventual implosion that can only be prevented by root and branch restructuring. Same principle applies to climate change, lets stop kidding ourselves that it can be prevented and instead, crack on with working out how to deal with it. Running round like chickens with their heads chopped off bleating about "Protecting our NHS" and "Reducing our carbon footprint" achieves nothing.
  10. Westward

    Predictions?

    I don't see how that can happen. The most effective governments are the ones that make plans and see them through. The worst ones are those driven by ideology rather than rational and objective actions. The middle way philosophy produces numpties like Nick Clegg and has never achieved anything bar some tinkering at the detail level.
  11. Westward

    Predictions?

    As members of the IMF we'll still be liable to fork over large sums for bail outs of failed states like Greece. Of course, if Corbyn and the CrackPots get in we'll be a failed state pretty soon too just like last time under Wilson/Callaghan.
  12. Westward

    Dysons

    Had a Dyson some years back. Wifey disliked the gadgety thing with bits that kept dropping off and continuous blockages and I got fed up with having to sort it out all the time. How he ever got away with the "No loss of suction" catch line in the ads is beyond me as that's exactly the problem with every Dyson and every other bagless vacuum I've come across. So it's back to old Henry that's been kept in a shed, used and abused cleaning up building dust, workshop debris, decorating mess etc for the last 20 years or more. Battered to hell, covered in paint splashes and scratches but still works like it did when new - and it never loses suction.
  13. Westward

    Predictions?

    All true, but bribery and promises of handouts go a long way when you want people to vote for you. Also, unlike Boris, Corbyn has at least realised that it pays to look professional with his hair brushed, a clean shirt & tie and a suit that doesn't look like he's slept in it.
  14. Westward

    Predictions?

    I would be a lot more confident for a tory majority if Boris had spent the last month looking more like a winner and less like a hapless, inept bumbling amateur.
  15. Not sure I entirely agree. The BBC and others may write the scripts but he bangs on about it incessantly in interviews and lectures and has become a poster boy for the climate hysterics. Me too. I have to say he's passed his sell by date.
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