Monday, 31 May 2010

Abusive Behaviour Begets Violence




An individual who suffers violent abuse and is persistently reviled at a young age frequently grows up to be a disturbed and abusive character himself in later life. The same can be said about nations. Years of persecution have a dire and untold effect. This is true of Israel which has adopted its Old Testament teaching of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Violence begets violence and there is no end to it. The result is mutual destruction.
The whole world will condemn Israel for its excessive zeal in protecting its "Promised Land".

A Time to Remember

Dermot KellyMay 31, 2010 at 12:14am
Subject: The Abergele Martyrs 2010
The Abergele Martyrs are remembered each year by Welsh Republicans and by Republicans and supporters of liberation from around the globe. This years commemoration parade takes place on the 3rd of July at 13.00hrs. The 2010 Parade will be led by the Liverpool Irish Patriots RFB (Republican Flute Band), the James Larkin RFB and the Cambria Drum Band the only Welsh Republican marching band, they are led by John Jenkins. Jenkins was the leader of M.A.C. Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru (the Movement for the Defence of Wales). The Martyrs Alwyn Jones and George Taylor were Volunteers in M.A.C. and were killed in a premature explosion intended to prevent the investiture of Charles Windsor an Anglo-German as the prince of Wales in 1969. All Republicans are invited to attend the commemoration of the two men and republican groups and banners are very welcome. There is camping available for the weekend in the Celtic Nations Camp with music, poetry, a BBQ and a remembrance bonfire, with a visit to the area of the 'University of Freedom' Fron Goch Camp near Bala where the Volunteers were imprisoned after the 1916 Rising. This is an event not to be missed For more details follow the links below. The posters are copyright free and can be copied printed and posted wherever Patriots and Celts gather. Fe Godwn Ni Eto- We Will Rise Again. TAL
Dermot.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=81521055553&ref=ts
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=81990956443&ref=ts
http://www.facebook.com/l/e2cd7;www.abergelemartyrs.webs.com/
Email: Abergelemartyrs@rocketmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2023054&id=1569831117&l=51453d0d9d


Click on the link HERE

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Celebrate the Welsh Prince of Wales

From "Owain Glydwr Communicates" blog


28 May 1354 OWAIN GLYNDŴR'S BIRTH DAY - 28 MAY 2010 Rise Up The Flag For Our Last, Present and Future Prince of Wales and keep it flying high........



Yes, for those of you who did not know,tomorrow(Mai 28th) is our Prince's birthday.OwainGlyndŵrwas born on28 Mai1354.
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The 'Son of Prophecy' was born at Sycharth although, Penfro also claims that he was born at Trefgarne Owen. Whichever was the case, he was descended from the Princes of Powys on his father's side and from the Princes of Powys on the side of his mother.


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. Family links with Gwynedd were weak but Glyndŵr sought Welsh royal rights by claiming descent from the Gwynedd Royal Families, and recognised Gwynedd as the Gwlad of the 'High' Kings and Princes of Wales. Thus, yes, the Four Lions Rampant 'Baner Glyndŵr' was inspired by 'Baner Llywelyn' the last Prince of Gwynedd and 'PuraWallia but, Glyndŵr wished to make it absolutely clear that he was seeking to be a native Prince for all of Wales and not just those areas that were once under the authority of 'Baner Llywelyn' so he adapted the 'Llywelyn Baner' to display the four 'passive lions' as being 'rampant' so, logic follows surely, that if we are to be absolutely true toGlyndŵr's cause for an all Wales independent of English rule, then we must one and all accept that the only true baner for such a cause is the 'Four Lions Rampant' of Owain Glyndŵr..
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.Llysgenhadaeth Glyndŵr has been actively promoting the flying ofBaneri Glyndŵr since we were established in 1998. It is now flown widely on Dydd Glyndŵr - 16 Medi annually by national institutions such as the Welsh Assembly, the Millennium Stadium, County and Town Councils, Universities, the National Library and other Libraries, Castles, schools and on the homes of individual patriots throughout Wales and beyond. I addition, many businesses such as hotels, pubs, caravan, holiday parks and, indeed, whole streets of shops in towns such as the towns of PwllheliCaernarfonPorthmadog,PenrhyndeudraethDolgellau and Machynlleth now display seas of 'Baner Glyndŵr' throughout the summer months.
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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The Cause of Independence is on Track


Although the desperate state of the economy has overshadowed everything else in the politics of Britain the cause of independence for Scotland and Wales (and let us not forget England) is on track. In addition, northern Ireland is on track to join with the Republic and Ireland will eventually be reunited. It is only a matter of time.
The general election and its outcome, a Liberal-Conservative coalition, is a welcome development following thirteen years of retrogressive "socialism" veering towards totalitarianism which characterised the regime of New Labour, and acted as a brake on progress towards a new era for the nations of the British Isles. The previous Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland were diffident if not opposed to the holding of referenda on further radical devolution. With a return to a golden era of civil liberty and greater democracy which has been promised by the present coalition the insistent cause of independence is once more on track.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

American Support for Ireland



SUBJECT : Reunification of Ireland

SOURCE : Author


DIGEST : This resolution expresses California
Legislatures strong support for Irish reunification and
urges the California Congressional delegation to support
the final reunification of the island of Ireland by all
electoral and diplomatic means necessary.

ANALYSIS :

This resolutions states:

1. The logic of history, international law, human rights,
and peace dictate the reunification of the island of
Ireland, and the realities of the moment, including the
Good Friday Agreement and the development of the
all-Ireland institutions of governance, attest to this
momentum.

2. In the past, the State Legislature adopted the MacBride
Principles for Northern Ireland and offered its informal
endorsement of the Good Friday Agreement among the
previously warring parties.

3. The contribution of Irish-born and Irish Americans to
this state and this nation are legion.

This resolution states that the Legislature strongly
supports Irish reunification and urges the California
Congressional delegation to support the final reunification
of the island of Ireland by all electoral and diplomatic
means necessary.

FISCAL EFFECT : Fiscal Com.: No

SUPPORT : (Verified 5/13/10)

California Ancient Order of Hibernians
California Irish Cultural Society
Campaign for a United Ireland
County Antrim Society of Northern California
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of San Diego County
Ground Zero Player of San Diego
Irish American Caucus of the California Democratic Party
Irish American Democratic Club
Long Beach Commodore of the Ancient Order of Hibernian
Orange County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in
America Inc.
Residential Builders Association
San Diego Commodore of the Ancient Order of Hibernian
San Diego Irish American Historical Society
San Francisco Chapter of the Irish American Unity
Conference
San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association
The Tyrone Society of California
United Irish Society of San Francisco
Veteran For Peace, San Francisco Chapter 69

ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT : In support of this bill, he United
Irish Societies write, "The purpose of the United Irish
Societies of San Francisco is to preserve an perpetuate the
democratic principles of the Irish people, and of those for
the freedom of Ireland and of the United States of America,
to enlist the goodwill and cooperation of our fellow
citizens in support of such democratic principles and to
coordinate the functions of member societies through the
maintenance of a master calendar of events. This
Organization is exclusively for charitable, religious,
educational and athletic purposes, including, for such
purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that
qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 c (3) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

"It is therefore only fitting that we support this
resolution calling for the reunification of Ireland a right
that is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement. Support of
the peace process ahs created conditions for reunification
through democratic and peaceful means."


RJG:do 5/13/10 Senate Floor Analyses

SUPPORT/OPPOSITION: SEE ABOVE

Saturday, 22 May 2010

The SDLP - a nationalist party?

SDLP swearing oaths

DURING the Westminster election campaign, SDLP leader Margaret

Ritchie repeated the following mantra ad nauseam: "We'll be there

when it matters, where it matters."

Undoubtedly, Tuesday, May 25th, will be one these really important

occasions when we will see all three SDLP MPs troop into the British

Houses of Parliament to make the following crucial intervention:

"I [Margaret Ritchie, Mark Durkan, Alasdair McDonnell] do solemnly,

sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will be faithful and

bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and

successors, according to law."

When it matters, where it matters indeed!

COLMÁN

Mac ANCHROSÁIN
West Tyrone

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

A Bigger and Better Democracy?






Click on the link: 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8690882.stm

With this in place the people of Wales, Scotland, Ulster, Cornwall and the Isle of Man can decide their future.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Developing the Argument.....

It has been stated before, on this blog, that the best thing for the cause of a Welsh Parliament and Scottish Independence would be a Conservative government. As it turns out we have gone one better and elected a Liberal Conservative government. Although Labour have introduced devolution into the British Isles (which they believed should be regional devolution) events overtook them and what we are seeing is a growing demand for national, not only regional, devolution. If we carry the logic further the result would eventually be  the break-up of the "United" Kingdom and Scotland and Wales would become independent countries within Europe as Ireland is today. That is not what Labour intended.

The antipathy which exists in Scotland, and to a lesser degree in Wales towards a Conservative administration at Westminster, which generated feelings that still rankle over the excesses of the Thatcher years when local industries were closed down forever and the unemployed were expected to retrain as yuppies or  cease work entirely to survive on social benefits and later tax credits, will doubtless increase. The people of Wales and Scotland will see that they are not represented as they would wish, and must be aware that they are governed by parties which overwhelmingly represent the English electorate and not their own.

Thus, the desire to turn inward and support their own national institutions and systems of government will become stronger, leading them inevitably farther in the direction of the establishment of a Welsh Parliament, and will strengthen the cause for Scottish independence. The final act of this scenario is that following Scottish independence Wales will take the same path and opt for an independent Cymru.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Hastening the Cause of Independence

Why does "Independence Cymru" say that, under the circumstances of the election, The Liberal Conservative Coalition is a Good Thing?


It is because the great majority of the Scottish and Welsh electorate are left of centre and in contrast to England they voted in general for radical and progressive policies, and this alienation from the "national" trend increases greatly the prospect of a "Yes" vote in the referenda for a Welsh Parliament and Scottish Independence.

Supporting the Breton Language

Sunday, 16 May 2010

The Old Guard and the Progressives


There is a certain reluctance by the Liberal and Conservative Old Guard, notably Charles Kennedy, David Steele and to a lesser degree Vince Cable, as well as others, to accept the changes that the electorate voted for, in particular the liberal, compassionate progressive government which David Cameron and Nick Clegg are in the process of  creating.

The new leaders appear to have the vision of a new, radical and progressive approach to politics which senior politicians of both parties find difficulty in accepting, having spent their political lives in traditional combative left v. right combative politics. The alternative view was no doubt pioneered by Barack Obama, and a wind of change has blown around the world since his inauguration as president of the United States. The coalition which the electorate has foisted on Westminster has the makings of a new conciliatory type of politics, a politics of consensus, the vision of which the Old Guard fail to grasp.

They are the "yesterday's men", a phrase coined by Adam Price MP to describe the dinosaurs of the Welsh valleys, those MP's, mainly Labour, who remain stuck in the stultifying atmosphere of 20th century politics. They are supported by a vocal section of the public who feel that the principles on which the parties were founded are somehow being betrayed. Consequently the new progressive liberal conservatives are seen as a paradox and a contradiction (how can Conservatives be at the same time progressive or put forward radical innovative policies?).  They question how a Liberal Democrat party can associate itself with Conservatives when it is traditionally left of centre and holds dissimilar ideas.

Meanwhile the policies of New Labour are increasing seen as out of touch with the times, and with the electorate, who have moved on and away from old-style divisive politics. The Old Guard are failing to understand a fundamental change in at the heart of British politics which, if it suceeds, will transform the nature of politics and government in these islands forever.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Two Nations Politically Divided


David Cameron in Scotland to meet SNP's Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond and David Cameron
Mr Cameron says he will treat Mr Salmond's government with respect
Prime Minister David Cameron is travelling to Scotland for talks with First Minister Alex Salmond.
Mr Cameron, who is making good his pledge to head north within days of an election victory, has promised to treat the devolved government with "respect".
Mr Salmond will press the prime minister to concede further cash and spending powers for Holyrood.
Mr Cameron wants a "new spirit of co-operation" between the Scottish Parliament and Westminster as a whole.
The head of the UK's new Tory-Lib Dem government is also meeting Scottish opposition leaders.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that former Scottish deputy first minister and Lib Dem politician Lord Wallace is expected to return to government as advocate general for Scotland, the UK government's most senior Scottish law officer.
andrew black
Andrew Black
Political reporter, BBC Scotland

Today's visit is the first crucial test of David Cameron's 'respect agenda', which the Tory leader has been pushing for the last two years.
It goes something like this: Mr Cameron says to the SNP: When it comes to Scotland I'll respect devolution as long as you recognise the areas where Westminster has responsibility. Alex Salmond says: Fair enough, but that won't stop me acting in the Scottish interest if I need to.
That poses problems in areas such as new nuclear power stations - now back on the UK government's agenda, but unwanted by SNP ministers.
In terms of going forward, Mr Salmond wants more power and more cash, while Mr Cameron, whose party has just one Scottish MP, wants to cut the UK deficit.
Both sides have expressed the political will to get on, but historical bad blood between the two parties could cause problems down the road - the SNP has already referred to the new UK government as the 'Con-dem coalition'.
Also involved with today's events will be Scottish secretary Danny Alexander, the Lib Dem politician who might just find himself having to keep the peace in future.
It is also understood Alistair Carmichael, Lib Dem MP for Orkney and Shetland will serve as a senior government whip in the Commons.
During today's meeting, Mr Salmond will call on Mr Cameron to bring forward £350m of capital spending to aid Scotland's economic recovery, and will also argue Scotland is owed £165m over five years in "consequential" funding, as a result of public spending in relation to the London Olympics.
The SNP leader will also request the Treasury releases cash for Scotland held in the fossil fuel levy, worth £180m, and will press the case to give enhanced borrowing powers to Holyrood, as recommended by the Calman Commission review of devolution.
Mr Salmond told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme: "The people of Scotland expect Scotland's first minister to stick up for Scotland's interests and that is what I am going to do."
The first minister said he had tried to identify measures which could be taken for Scotland which would not have an adverse affect elsewhere.
He said: "In terms of the fossil fuel levy, that is almost £200m, paid for by Scottish generators, lying in a London bank account, that can only be spent on renewable energy in Scotland.
"We don't have access to it at the moment because the previous government's position has been, if we access that funding it would be deducted from health and education funding in Scotland.
"There is an example of something which could be released to generate thousands of jobs in Scotland in the major opportunity of marine renewables and it would be no dis-benefit to anyone else whatsoever."
Mr Cameron will be accompanied by Danny Alexander, the Liberal Democrat MP who has been appointed Scottish secretary.
The visit comes after Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie said the public had grown tired of past rows between the Scottish and UK governments, which have often focussed on funding, the proposed independence referendum and more powers for the Scottish Parliament.
The prime minister has said Westminster would not seek to override Holyrood's role on devolved matters, but also stressed the Scottish government must respect areas reserved to the UK parliament.
Mr Salmond said he would always support UK government policies which were in the "interest of the Scottish people", but added SNP ministers would, at all times, be making the argument to "advance the cause of Scotland".
David Mundell, the new minister for Scotland and the only Conservative MP north of the border, said he was confident the new government would restore support for his party in Scotland.
"The Conservatives do what they say - they deliver good government and I think that is the way in which we'll actually rebuild support for our party here in Scotland," he said.



Oh Alex, Tweedledumb has departed - now we have Tweedledem and Tweedledee :

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Unlock Democracy Welcomes Coalition



From Unlock Democracy

There is a lot in the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government agreement that Unlock Democracy warmly welcomes:

  • fixed term parliaments;

  • a right to recall corrupt MPs;

  • a statutory register of lobbyists;

  • deepening devolution in Scotland and Wales;

  • a review into how parliament should resolve the 'West Lothian Question';

  • party funding reform;

  • measures to codify British sovereignty.
We have even got concessions on electoral reform: proportional representation in a newly elected House of Lords and a referendum on whether to adopt the Alternative Vote for the House of Commons.
What we haven't got, yet, is proportional representation for the House of Commons. Unlock Democracy will not rest until we do.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Best Deal in Town

All things considered the coalition that was formed at Westminster to provide strong, stable and secure government was the best and only deal in town. After economic problems have been attended to it will be necessary to turn attention to the constitution.

The Need to Restore Civil Liberties


Stop and search photographer held again under terror laws

City of London police detain Grant Smith for taking pictures of Wren's Christ Church despite row over last incident in December
Photographers Protest Against Police Stop And Search Powers
Photographers stage a protest in Trafalgar Square in January against the use of police anti-terror stop and search powers which they believe the police are using to intimidate people with cameras. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
A photographer who prompted a debate over police powers last year when he was apprehended for taking photographs of a London church was subjected today to an almost identical stop and search under anti-terrorist powers while trying to photograph the capital's skyline.
Grant Smith, a renowned architectural photographer, was taking photographs at One Aldermanbury Square, near London Wall, when he was stopped by officers from City of London police.
He said they prevented him from using his camera to film the stop and search, and held his arms behind his back as they searched through his possessions.
It is the second time in six months that Smith has been stopped by City police under section 44 of the Terrorism Act, which allows officers to stop and search anyone without need for suspicion in designated areas. In December, the police stopped him from photographing the spire of Sir Christopher Wren's Christ Church. His treatment prompted a public debate over anti-terrorist powers, and led to several senior officers appearing to rein in the inappropriate use of the laws.
Today, in a repetition of the earlier stop and search, Smith said he was first approached by a security guard asserting he could not photograph a building. When he asserted his lawful right to continue taking images, police were called.
He said two uniformed officers detained him, one by grabbing his arms behind his back, and refused requests to record the stop and search on his camera. He added that they even refused to let him use a pen and paper to note down their details.
He was told he was being held under section 44 because of his "obstructive and non-compliant attitude", and said police left him feeling "humiliated" after manhandling him in front of office workers.
When the search was over, he asked the officers if he could continue taking photographs. "There was an interesting display of petulance," he said. "They just turned their back on me and walked away."
Days after the first incident, John Yates, assistant commissioner at the Metropolitan police and Britain's senior counter-terrorism officer, wrote to all London borough commanders reminding them there were no laws to stop people photographing buildings and encouraging their officers to use "common sense".
The Association of Chief Police Officers had warned days before Grant was stopped in December that the "use of cameras by the public does not ordinarily permit use of stop and search powers".
Earlier this year, the European court of human rights ruled that the "arbitrary" stop and search of people under section 44 without suspicion was illegal.
In a statement about Smith's second stop and search, City of London police said: "A man was spoken to by officers earlier today after police were called by security personnel. He was later searched under terrorism powers."

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Greens Tell It



A telling comment from the leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, was that the Labour Party was not such a progressive party as they claim to be. In fact the Greens are more radical and progressive and in some respects the modern Conservatives are, along with the Liberal Democrats. Increasingly "New" Labour is being left behind as representing the old staid politics and it is the smaller parties, more in tune with the age, who are paving the way of the future, notably the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens.

Monday, 10 May 2010

The Way Ahead for Britain


The best outcome of the talks being conducted between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, in the opinion of this blog, is that a deal of some sort should be finalised. This would be in the interests of all the nations of Britain, not only in the interests of the present British state. Any other solution would allow New Labour to once again dominate the government, along with its ambition to control and bureaucratize the mechanics of society. Furthermore it would prove unstable as continual negotiations would need to be conducted with the Lib Dems and the minor parties. It would also result in the re-emergence of flawed politicians who formerly made up the cabinet of Gordon Brown. As he would be unacceptable as the next Prime Minister he would be obliged to step down and make way for a new leader who had not been elected by the British public. Quite apart from that the Conservatives gained the most votes (2 million additional) and the most seats. It is inconceivable that a deal between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, whatever their differences, will not succeed. This is the change that will move British politics into the mainstream to meet the challenges of the present century and will provide a catalyst for the revision of the constitution to allow the nations of Britain to progress towards their destiny of self-government within the European Union..

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Together We Can Make a Difference





From the SNP


Progressive parties 'should work together'


The SNP and Plaid Cymru have confirmed that they willing to explore the potential of working with other parties to ensure the new UK Government serves the best interest of both Scotland and Wales.

Plaid’s Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones and the SNP Leader and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond have accepted the offer made by Prime Minister Gordon Brown of ‘civil service support’ which would be crucial in the event of discussions being held to examine options for a new government.

Both leaders have agreed that they will now seek to explore an outcome which will reflect the political choices made by the progressive majority of both the people of Wales and Scotland in the General Election.

This decision has been made by the SNP and Plaid in light of yesterday’s statement by Gordon Brown that he would be willing to speak with any of the party’s leaders. Plaid and the SNP believe that following the outcome of this election their parties have a responsibility to work towards the aim of creating political and economic stability and to secure a positive outcome for their nations.

Both parties have appointed teams who will spend the next few days discussing the mechanics of any future discussions with their dedicated UK liaison officials in London.

The SNP's team will be led by Westminster Leader Angus Robertson
MP and Depute Westminster Leader Stewart Hosie.

Commenting, SNP Leader and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said:

"A balanced parliament is redolent with opportunity for Scotland. At the start of the General Election campaign, the SNP and Plaid Cymru pledged to fight for the best deal for Scotland and for Wales.

"We now find ourselves in a position to make real gains. Working together, we will use our votes and experience of negotiating in a balanced parliament to maximum effect to take Scotland and Wales forward.

"The assumption by some that the only option now available for a new UK Government is a Tory Liberal pact is not correct. There are alternatives and far more progressive outcomes available should politicians have the will to seize the moment. Plaid and the SNP are indicating that we do."

Plaid’s leader Ieuan Wyn Jones said:

“Plaid has a track record in putting aside our own party political
interests in order to work with other parties to deliver the best outcome for the people of our nation.  That is what we did in Wales in 2007 when we formed a coalition with Labour which is widely acknowledged to have been a tremendous success.

"We will now do what is expected of us by the electorate and explore the potential of working with other parties in Westminster in order to achieve the best deal for Wales.  A more balanced Parliament is a real opportunity to bring about a new approach to politics in the UK which would be welcomed throughout the nations of these islands.”

Friday, 7 May 2010

A Predictable Vindication



Independence Cymru predicted:







The Election

The Conservative Party will win with a small working majority of seats, and will govern with the support of the Lib Dems*.

The Liberal Democrats will do better than everyone expects or polls suggest.

Smaller parties - the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Greens, UKIP will do well.

Large numbers of the electorate, almost 50%,  will not cast their vote.

The fact is that the majority of people are disillusioned with all politicians and in particular those of the major parties, therefore they will abstain from voting or will cast a protest vote, benefiting independents and smaller parties.
There will be change but not major change. Whether Britain will have a fairer society remains to be seen.

Comment:

A boost late in the campaign meant that the number of people casting their vote increased to 65%.
The nationalists made no progress and remained with the same number.
The Lib Dems failed to capitalise on their popularity during the campaign.
The Greens elected their first MP.

Gordon Brown is down but not out. He should do the right thing and resign.


Having said that, the voters got what they wanted. They did not want Gordon Brown to remain in power for another 5 years. They understood that a large vote for the Lib Dems would allow Labour to stay in power as the largest party and they did not want that. What they wanted is what they got - a Conservative government in alliance, or with the support of, the Lib Dems. Thus the change which was so desperately needed was possible. The only downside is that the Labour front-benchers will be back in Parliament  with their smirks and grimaces and inane grins except that they will no longer try to treat the public as fools.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Today Will Make a Difference


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Election - The Way Things Are



As time shortens before the British public vote for a new government it is becoming increasingly clear that the Conservatives will win, with the largest number of votes and a small majority of seats, and the Liberal democrats will come second in the number of votes cast but third in the number of seats gained, and Labour will face the humiliation of receiving the lowest number of votes and the second number of seats held.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Don't Do What You Always Did

...Do Something Different




In Wales Vote Plaid
In Scotland Vote SNP
In Ireland Vote Sinn Fein
In England Vote Liberal or Green
Don't do what you always did; do something different!


Never ever vote for a man who wears a forced grimace which he wants to convince you is a smile.