The Party Conference season and the B word!

It’s crippled the country, brought us the worst government in history and broken Britain. It’s not going away>

Let’s Get Brexit Done (away with!) before it wrecks the country completely!! I signed!

Zoe Williams’ piece on the anti-Brexit mood taking hold in the country was nicely optimistic (Most Britons now think Brexit was a bad idea – the government just hasn’t caught up yet, 21 November). But still the petition to parliament to rejoin the EU is only at a miserable 14,167 as I write this. Where are these people who want rejoin the EU? My guess is that they’re simply not aware that there’s a petition. Could the Guardian highlight this with a campaign perhaps?

Where are the thousands who marched in October? Where are the Liberal Democrats? They must have more than 14,167 members alone. Where are the young, the city dwellers, anybody and everybody who wants us to finish this mad Brexit experiment? This petition should be in the millions, shouldn’t it? C’mon, let’s do this thing, let’s reverse it.
Nye Gibbons

Brexit – Let me see? Johnson’s Dilemma

Brexit – Let me see? Johnson’s Dilemma

Brexit –

                Let me see?

                                What will benefit me?

Whether it be nobler

                To cash the cheque

                                And run?

To seize the power

                Use it

                                And abuse it?

Even though it will

                Bring down


Will break a nation

                Create misery

                                For the population.

Yet, think of the hay

                Think of the power

                                My finest hour!

Think of the wine

                Licence to dine

                                A veritable gold mine.

Brexit –

                Let me see?

                                What will benefit me?

Opher 3.11.2022

He sat at his desk with two very different articles. There’s the rub. Which to publish?

When Johnson sat at that desk weighing up which way to go on Brexit was he thinking about the nation, the effect of his decision on people? Or was he thinking about himself? Which would bring him power and unlimited wealth?

I know what I think.

This lying scoundrel sold us down the river!

Broken Britain – A book of poetry – Available in Paperback, Hardback and digital – The Preface

After 12 Years of Tory Austerity we are truly broken!


In 2022 we are living in the debris of a broken nation.

The place is being run for the benefit of the top 1% at the expense of the rest of us. The politicians are self-serving puppets for a cabal of billionaires. The media is a propaganda machine whose job it is to control and pacify.

The Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Telegraph and Times pour out their daily dose of venom, lies and vitriol to poison the minds of the gullible. Even the BBC is stained.

The media  is controlled by billionaires who use it to promote their own self-interest – at our expense.

Back in time, when the protests forced their hand, they gave the vote to the people. At the time they thought it would mean the end of their games, but they learnt how to handle democracy. With the use of spin, lies and propaganda, backed up by force, they successfully controlled how the majority voted.

There were barely sufficient compromises made to keep the masses working and prevent civil unrest – barely and no more.

If ever the establishment was threatened they turned the full might of the propaganda machine against the threat. The money markets were deployed. The wealthy withdrew their cash. The brainwashing ensured that the threat did not materialise. The system prevailed.

‘Vote for anti-establishment parties and the economy would crash’. The people believed it!

The left-wing, and it’s striving for fairness and justice, was demonised. They were painted extreme and insane. The status quo was maintained. The country was run for the rich, by the rich. The politicians were bribed, threatened and seduced. Money talks.

All that matters is cash and power.

The system runs on slogans, promises and lies. Meanwhile the wealthy prosper and the rest suffer austerity.

Over these last twelve years of Tory rule the public services have been gutted, the needy thrown to the wolves, the politicians have passed through the revolving door to perpetual wealth and the rest of us pick up the bill.

Everything is politics.

The media is dumbed down to keep us quiet. A population obsessed with Strictly and Love Island is not going to educate themselves about politics.

Power and greed rule and faceless billionaires pull the strings, guiding us to Armageddon through lobbying, bribes and threats.

The politicians are in their pockets.

They’ve robbed so much, created such poverty, reduced workers’ rights to such an extent, that people are desperately trying to hold down three jobs just to keep their heads above water.

Every catastrophe, from Brexit to Covid to Putin, is exploited in order to put more money in the vaults of the wealthy. For them tax is optional and the loopholes are never closed.

The Cayman Islands are sinking under the weight of gold.

Democracy depends on unbiased information.

There is no unbiased information.

There is no scrutiny, no accountability and no justice.

Britain is utterly broken!

They contrived to put a buffoon – a lying, idle clown – in charge. The media made us love him. They portrayed the self-serving, over-privileged chancer as a loveable rogue. He was always a cynical, calculating conman out to feather his nest.

They contrived to put an arrogant moron in charge. She promised them a fortune in order to get elected.

They put us through a catastrophic Brexit which has not only wrecked our world standing but ruined our economy.

They mismanaged Covid so that billions was put into the pockets of wealthy profiteers.

Everything is run for this elite group.

Everything is run for profit.

The future is of no concern.

Twelve years of Tory greed has produced this. Twelve years of Tory power has put fatter multimillion-pound bonuses in the pockets of bankers while kids starve and freeze and our cities are controlled by drug gangs.


Opher 17.10.2022

The One Word Nobody Mentions …/… Brexit!!

They try to tell us it is all global.

They try to tell us it’s Covid.

They try to tell us that it’s Ukraine.

They try to tell us that it’s global energy, global oil.

Yet our oil companies are making huge profits, our energy companies are making huge profits and our economy has been knocked for six by BREXIT!!

Those other factors have affected other countries but it has all been exacerbated by BREXIT!!


Brexit – new poll suggests British people have woken up to the lies.

A new poll by right-wing TalkTV asking how people would vote if there was another referendum came up with interesting results:

Leave – 28.5%

Remain – 71.5%

That would suggest to me that people have realised that the lies they were fed about being better off after Brexit were empty words. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, for personal gain, lied. Far from having a Brexit dividend, the result has been an economic disaster. We are all much poorer.

Project Fear has morphed into Project Reality.

That does not bode well for Johnson. His boast about ‘Getting Brexit Done’ is likely to promote negative reactions. Most British people now realise that they were conned.

The Tories chose to do a stupidly extreme form of Brexit – not only leaving the EU but pulling out of the Single Market and Customs Union as well as all collaborations. A spectacularly insane choice and one that was not supported by a majority of people. The referendum was not for a hard Brexit. Far from it.

The ERG extremists have led us down a very stupid route for their own ideological brand of nasty nationalism coupled with their own personal gain. Some of them made a lot of money.

Getting Brexit done is likely to rebound on this bunch of incompetent self-servers!

As more information emerges about the disastrous impact of Brexit on our future economy I reckon that people will start to turn on the idiots who pushed it through – Johnson, Farage, Rees-Mogg and the rest of the Tory chances.

Cameron and Osborne have a lot to answer for! They’ve cost us hundreds of billions and landed us with Johnson and the most incompetent government we’ve ever had!!

Brexit – The truth!

This Tory Brexit was based on lies.
The Report from the Resolution Foundation

The Working Class was conned.

It has made the country much poorer.

It has made a number of Brexiteers very rich.

Boris Johnson backed it in order to become Prime Minister knowing it would be a disaster.

It has taken away many of our rights.

It has made us all poorer.

It has created mounds of unnecessary red tape.

It has reduced our power and influence.

So far it has cost us £130 Billion (more than we paid into the EU in 47 years)

It has placed a bunch of odious extreme nationalists in charge of our country.

It has eroded workers’ rights, depressed pay, caused shortages of labour and raised prices.

We are paying for it with higher prices and raised taxes.

Ever been duped????

To give the referendum to the people was stupid. The complexity was beyond their understanding. They made their choice based on lies, false patriotism, ugly nationalism, jingoism, racism and false promises. It was all a shabby contrick.

Here’s a bunch of Brexiteer lies:

The GREAT Brexit Deal our buffoon negotiated!!

We are constantly being told by Johnson lackeys that he GOT ALL THE BIG CALLS RIGHT!!

What a lie!

His incompetence ended up with 179,000 deaths. His management of Covid was appalling.

HIs negotiation of Brexit was even worse. Far from having the promised Brexit dividend we have deflated the economy by 4%. It has cost us a staggering £130 billion.

Why aren’t the media pointing this out?? Why aren’t they up in arms?? It couldn’t be because they are owned by Brexiteering Tories could it??

Brexit is an unmitigated disaster. The sooner we get back in the single market and customs union the better. It is killing us!!

Gunboat Diplomacy

Gunboat Diplomacy

As project fear becomes reality

Threatening our neighbours with gunboat diplomacy.

Cameron and Osborne were quick to flee

Leaving us in the wreckage of what might be.

If this carries on we’ll be

Storming the beaches of Normandy.

Brainwashing from the Express and the Mail

Feeding us lies from nationalist hell.

All gobbled up without fail

By a bunch of people who can’t read too well.

Leading us off the rail

To cooperation’s death-knell.

You can forget collaboration

We’re on our own

Bought it on ourselves

As we start to moan.

As the prices rise

Have to take out a loan.

As the jobs evaporate

You’ll give out a groan.

‘Can’t get much worse’ I heard you say.

Think about that on your next pay day.

In zero hours heaven, no time to play.

While the millionaires are all making hay,

For you the skies only look grey.

So grit your teeth – it’s time to pay.

The Eton boys are running this show

Voted in with a Ho Ho Ho.

Taking back control to the status quo

So the rich get richer, the poor take the blow.

Building a country with a lot less dough.

For all us suckers it’s a world of woe.

Opher – 23.12.2020

War, war war. That’s the way it’s always been. Competition instead of collaboration.

A strong trading partnerships producing bonds leading to the longest period of peace.

The Anglo-Saxons, emanating from Germany, with the blood of the French Normans, the Italian Romans, and the Nordic Vikings  creating a mongrel race called the British.

Persuaded that they would be better off being apart.

Wealthy nationalists, who made a killing out of leaving these shores and leading us to disaster.

To leave the benefits of Europe for the isolation of uncertainty.