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.

The Corona Diaries – Appendix 2

It felt quite warm today. Our grandchildren went home yesterday so we went for a nice leisurely walk up our hill. It was beautiful.

The blossom is already falling off the hedgerows and trees but the verges were alive with flowers. A mass of colour with patches of bluebells, dandelions, buttercups, speedwell, mallow, red campion, white dead nettle, daisies, cowslips and some lords and ladies. A huge orangy-red bracket fungus was growing on one of the trees. Fabulous.

There were plenty of insects flying about and I caught sight of my first swift of the year. A small flock of goldfinches flitting into the hedgerow. A kestrel was hovering over the field. A stoat ran across the road in front of us.

Fills my heart with joy to see the wildlife!! The trees and hedges were loud with birdsong and birds were collecting moss for nests.

We’ve lost so much over the last sixty years. Our wildlife has been devastated. We should treasure it and care for it or we’ll lose it altogether.

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our immoral, corrupt leaders are, with the assistance of a sympathetic media, trying to brazen it all out.

Johnson must be running out of dead cats to throw on the table. It’s one cover-up and distraction after another. Boris Johnson has worked out that the electorate has the attention span of the average gnat. Just hide away and throw out a distraction or two and everyone forgets and moves on.

It enables gross misconduct, ineptitude and downright corruption to take place without proper scrutiny and with no accountability.

They are utterly dishonourable and shameless!!

So we have rulings that they broke the law over selling PPE to chums – nothing happens.

We have ruling that they broke the law over proroguing of parliament – nothing happens.

We have unroar over illegal lobbying of parliament – nothing happens.

We have illegal dumping of covid infested people into Care Homes – nothing happens.

We have a string of illegal parties that break the law – nothing happens.

We have Russian donors – nothing happens.

We have cash for secret meetings – nothing happens.

We have illegal donations – nothing happens.

We have Russian oligarchs put into the Lords – nothing happens.

We have a mass of Brexit issues – tarifs, delays, price rises, shortages, firms moving abroad, loss of business, firms closing down, the threat to Ireland, the threat to Scotland, the loss of cooperation, the loss of freedom of movement, the inability to work or live in the EU, the inability to study in the EU, food rotting in fields, fishing rights gone, and a cost to the UK economy of £37 billion a year – it goes on and on – not quite what we were promised!! Much more like what the Brexiteers called Project Fear. So where are all these wonderful trade deals?

Looks to me that now we’re a second-rate nation we’ve lost status and influence.

This pathetic government negotiated an appalling Brexit deal (with illegality thrown in) that is costing us a fortune; they covered that up with covid. They have handled covid appallingly with thousands of needless deaths, cronyism and corruption; they are covering that up with Ukraine.

They are incredibly bragging about Brexit and Covid using the Goebbels theory – if you lie convincingly enough and repeat it often enough then people believe it. It’s precisely what Putin is doing in Russia.

So we have further MET fines for illegality and the Sue Gray report to look forward to. This slime will probably brazen it out. They are trying to distract from partygate (a string of twenty-something parties – complete with bring your own booze, booze smuggled in with shopping trollies, party hats, tinsel and party games) by suggesting that Starmer did the same by having a curry and bottle of beer at a by-election strategy meeting. Wow!! Some stretch!!

They could find themselves hoisted on their own petard here! If the Durham police fine Starmer (which they won’t) he said he will resign. Where will that leave this dishonourable bunch of Tory slimeballs???

So, according to Johnson (and the British public) Covid is over. Lo and behold – stop testing and there are hardly any cases!! Is there a connection there??

The official stats say 11,274 new cases with 229 more deaths. Strange that – that the deaths are still trotting along nicely – 176,000 now (though the real figures are much higher!!

Stay safe!! We are living in a propaganda machine run by the Tory Party – it’s every bit as untrue as Putin is spewing out! Tories Lie!! I would have thought most people might know that by now – but I suppose when you have the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Sun, Telegraph, Times and BBC spewing out lies and propaganda it’s no wonder people believe the shite!

Block your ears! Read between the lines!

Today’s Music to keep me SsSssaAaaaNnnnNEEe in Isolation – David Gray

He was a bit mainstream and trendy but I found I really liked him. Still waiting for his sister Sue to bring out her report on Johnson’s criminality.

Today’s Music to keep me SssSsAaaaNnnnEEe in Isolation – Roy Harper – Work Of Heart

While not being one of Roy’s very Best albums this is still brilliant. I don’t think he ever made a really bad one. Even his worst have great redeeming songs and features.

It’s great to get out one of the ones that I play less than the others and rediscover the gems!!

I think I might have a Roy Harper day and immerse myself. Higher and Higher drawn to the flames. I hope the spirit metaphysic doesn’t put the light out!