A Conservative Party Survey on Border Control

This poll is designed for rabid Tories to vent their spleen. It wants draconian punishments and blood and guts.

They are feeding meat to the rabid supporters – the hang ’em and flog ’em brigade.

It’s also window-dressing. The only thing it will mean is that we imprison lots of unfortunate people seeking a better life than one of out of work starvation and political and religious persecution. I know – make them into criminals!!

The idea of a life sentence for people smugglers is farcical. They are all running their business from foreign tropical paradises. The only people you can catch are the pawns! Lock them up and throw away the key!! What a joke.

Then there’s the racist shit – throw out anybody with black or brown skin. Hassle them and lock them up.

Then there’s the typical Tory attitude of blaming foreigners and making them pay! Charge foreign governments. As if that will work.

Do we want the Hong Kong people coming over? Yes I do!

Do I support this nasty piece of legislation? No I bloody well don’t!!

These issues are complex. This hard black and white approach is useless and wrong.

They put this out to their supporters so that they can claim huge support for these draconian measures.

Please take the survey and put them right!

Take our Borders Bill Survey | Conservatives

What a shame that there is deliberately no section for comments! I’ve got a few to make at this racist pile of shit!!

The Corona Diaries – Day 495

Today has been another cool gloomy day in Yorkshire. I stayed in all day working on the Harper book, editing and sorting photos. It’s very time consuming but I’m getting there. While I was working I’ve been playing the fabulous Lifemask album. The Lord’s Prayer gets better every time I listen to it.

I took a late afternoon walk in order to take some photos of the caterpillars. There were a number of cinnabar moth and tortoiseshells or the ragwort and nettles.

I also photographed the areas that the farmers decimated yesterday. They must have killed thousands.

If we want butterflies we have to provide areas for them to both feed and for their caterpillars to grow. It we then come along and macerate the wildflowers and caterpillars there will be nothing left. What with the spraying and mowing it’s a wonder there is any wildlife left!

It makes me fume!!!

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland nothing is happening to reduce my blood pressure. The government continues to hide its incompetence and bad management, along with the damage of Brexit, behind a covid smokescreen.

They are after bringing in a Border Control Policy that is just window-dressing for their rabid supporters:

Life imprisonment for people smugglers – a draconian sentence for people who live in foreign countries and will never be caught!! A joke!!

Prison sentences for all immigrants!! A big hammer to crush those who have already lost everything.

This is called caring one-nation Toryism – or is it fascism?

The only people who are going to get caught up in this are the unfortunate victims. The real bastards are counting their money in some tropical paradise. Typical Tory stupidity.

So take the survey and tell them what you think of their vicious, ineffective window-dressing:

Take our Borders Bill Survey | Conservatives

Yesterday the covid cases were up to 24,470, hospital entry was up and deaths were up to 71. This is far from over.

While so many of the younger set are not getting jabbed, out of complacency or fear spread by right-wing propaganda, we are not going to reach herd immunity.

The government knows this and knows that their waning popularity will take a bigger dive if they do not get on top of this soon. That is why they are issuing the threat of Codid passports for travel abroad, clubbing, critical workers and football matches (backed up by many firms demanding double jabs for their staff). They are also now looking to bribe people with incentives. They are getting desperate!

Hey Johnson!! You shouldn’t have allowed the Indian variant in in the first place!! Moron!!!

That’s why I’m still isolating and reducing my risks! Social distancing and masks inside! Avoiding inside places!

Stay Safe!!

Every morning our boat was covered in the most beautiful moths and butterflies.

The rainforest is alive with wildlife. The most amazing creatures.

When I was young the fields were alive with insects – butterflies, bees, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets. They are gone now. The fields are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. The ponds are filled in.

Bur without the wildflowers, their nectar and their seeds, without the insects, there is nothing for the wild birds to feed on. There is nothing for the shrews, voles and hedgehogs. Without the shrews and voles there is nothing for the kestrels and owls.

It was a joy every morning to see the incredible insects on deck. But Bolsonaro is burning down the amazon for profit.

Poetry – The Caravan of Fear

This poem harks back to the time when a caravan of immigrants fleeing poverty and violence were heading for the US/Mexican border.

The populist response, by Trump and other right-wingers, was to paint them as evil terrorists, rapists, drug dealers and murderers. To build a wall and keep them out. To separate families and put them in cages.

Populists use fear, racism and simplistic answers to stir up hate and bolster their support.

The sensible response would be to look at the underlying reasons for this migration and coordinate a global response to deal with it.

Mass migration is going to get worse with global warming and global inequality. People love their children. They’ll do anything to put food on the table and give them a future – even walk across a continent.

The Caravan of Fear

The toxic caravan of fear is drawing near

Loaded with rapists, murderers and drugs.

An invasion force with gangs and bangs

Made up of vicious, dirty thugs.

Hiding behind the Babies prams and scams

Funded by some shady men

Fearless Trump with bite and might

Will drive them back again.

Opher 7.11.2018

It was amazing to see how Trump manipulated the caravan of refugees into an invading army of gangs and terrorists. He had barbed wire erected and thousands of troops deployed to resist the ‘invasion’.

Trump insinuated that Muslim terrorists, drug gangs and criminals had inserted themselves into the caravan of Central American refugees and were using the women and babies as a shield. There is no evidence of this at all. It was all manufactured to play on the imagination and fears of the electorate.

This is precisely where the hatred, fear and division stems from.

Every single day 325,000 people fly into the USA. A number of them stay illegally.

It makes the whole Trump fantasy around the Central American refugees look a bit daft, doesn’t it? 325,000 a day – 7000 in total.

The truth is that they 7000 merely needed processing, like any others, when they eventually reach the US border. They need to follow the rules. There is no invasion or drama. Some may be given refugee status some might be returned.

It was just an excuse, with racist overtones, used by Trump to drum up fear in order to generate votes.

Of course there can’t be unlimited immigration. There has to be a way of dealing with it. This isn’t it!

Poetry – Ain’t it all a bleeding shame?

Ain’t it all a bleeding shame?

White boys languishing.

Black boys being shot.

Immigrants castigated.

They don’t give a jot.

Business running politics.

Backhanders on the bench.

Money buys integrity.

I can smell the stench.

30.10.2018

I was hearing how it is the poor white boys who are doing badly at school while black boys are being shot in gangs. They can all blame it on the immigrants but the MPs don’t really care.

Big business, with their lobbying, bribes and offer of jobs, are running the show.

The politicians are self-serving and happy to follow the money.

We’re all in it together – How much is Osborne earning now?