A Vacuum of Integrity

A Vacuum of Integrity

A vacuum of integrity

Within a cesspit of sleaze.

A whirlwind of immorality

Decadence by degrees.

Economy with the truth

                Not too strong on facts.

Too lazy to gather the proof.

                Feeding soundbites to hacks.

Courting popularity: playing the clown.

                Always the dappy buffoon.

A laugh: never brings you down.

                Really a hapless goon.

When it comes to running the country

                He hasn’t got a clue.

Dithering, bumbling, lost at sea

                He doesn’t know what to do.

A vacuum of integrity

Within a cesspit of sleaze.

A whirlwind of immorality

Decadence by degrees.

Opher – 25.4.2021

It was Dominic Grieve who said Johnson was a vacuum of integrity. That just about sums it up.

He’ll do anything to gain power, cling on to power or make his case. Lies, prevarications, dishonesty.

It is a cesspit of corruption.

Johnson is undoubtedly a leader. He has charisma. He gets people to believe and follow. The trouble is that he’s blindly leading everyone into the valley of death.

Poetry – A Letter

There is nothing more devious and nasty than the Tory Party. Wealth and power is all they care about. They’ll stab anyone.

A Letter

As May takes her leave

They’re lining up to deceive –

Tories on their ownsome!

Representing all the rich,

Stabbing at the bitch.

Playing with their Johnson!

And they’ll say the right things

As they wait in the wings,

But they’ll do the other!

As they play the hypocrite

To the ones who have no wit,

As if they were their brother!

And their stinking Tory rags

Of Public schoolboy fags

Will scream their torrid lies.

As they bastardise the truth

And hurl their abuse

At the ignorant and unwise!

For now the race is on

And the rules are all gone –

Their weapons bloody!

Cometh the hour;

It’s all about power

Forget the country!

They’ll pose and they’ll curse;

They’ll promise the earth,

But never mean it!

They’ll sell their souls

To gain votes in the polls,

Then contravene it!

For the many – not the few!

From their lips it will spew,

As they mirror Corbyn!

While stealing from the poor

And kicking in your door

Like a Lord a-robbing!

Hard Brexit they support,

With barely a thought

For the workers!

It’s all British grit!

None of your foreign shit!

For they’re a bunch of shirkers!

So on with austerity!

Stuff you and me!

It’s all about the bankers!

Zero hours and low pay

Is what’s coming our way

From the Tory wankers!

They’ve robbed your pension

With hardly a mention

And lowered your pay!

But the profit zooms

As the future looms

And the wealthy get their way!

As they privatise your school

And sell off your pool

To the highest bidding!

All their investor chums

Are sucking on their thumbs.

You must be kidding!

Never had it so good

In your neighbourhood

As they screw you over.

Soon you’ll pay to breathe

For freedom you will grieve!

Love

                Your Tory lover!

Opher – 27.5.2019

I’m just listening in to May’s resignation speech and the early days of the Tory leadership challenge. I cannot believe the hypocrisy and lies.

May stood on the doorstep and lied. She said about building a country for everybody and not just the privileged – when she’s been presiding over an extreme manifestation of the NASTY PARTY which has hammered the poor, disabled, mentally ill and public servants – while failing to stem the tax evasion of the wealthy and giving away huge tax cuts to corporations and the rich.

Her ineptitude, incompetent, obduracy and plain nastiness shines through.

I don’t know about tears! I wonder how much true despair, anguish and suicide her callous policies created?

She thinks we are all stupid!

She was crying over her loss of power – not out of caring for anybody else!

This is the person who had created the culture of ‘Hostile Environment’ which resulted in the Windrush scandal, in which immigrants are hounded, abused and deported in the most callous and brutal manner. Innocent people who have lived and worked here all their lives are being kicked out to places they have never even visited. It is scandalous, cruel and unBritish!

What a nasty piece of work she is!

The Tories – Where they came from and who they represent.

The British Political Parties – The Conservative/Tory Party – What they stand for and where they came from.

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Disclaimer – I would consider myself a left-wing moderate and pragmatist. While I will try to be objective and impartial one must always bear that in mind when reading further. My bias may subconsciously select words for me.

 

It is quite apparent to me, from my years in education, that the majority of people do not have a clue as to what the political parties stand for. Their philosophy has become shrouded in obfuscation. All the politicians are interested in is power and that means votes. In order to get elected they have to compromise and disguise their intent. That is politics.

 

I am attempting to state clearly, simply and objectively what the main parties stand for and where they came from.

 

The Conservative/Tory Party.

 

The Tory party is a centre-right party when had its origins in the 18th Century.

 

Back in the 18th Century hardly anyone had the vote. You had to own land in order to vote. Politics was dominated by the establishment of landowners/businessmen who organised the country for their own interests.

 

The Tories started out as a faction in the Whig party. They were supporters of William Pitt the Younger who became known as Tories (a derogatory term they adopted for themselves) circa 1812.

 

The Conservative term arose circa 1843 and is associated with Sir Robert Peel.

 

The Tory ethos is to maintain the establishment. It can be summed up as ‘God, King and Country’. As such they are opposed to radical liberalism and reform and are in favour of the Free Market Economy. They do not believe in intervention.

 

Tories believe in the paternal obligation of the Upper Classes to look after the interests of the Lower Classes.

 

They believe in giving tax cuts and restraining government spending.

 

They believe the money going to the wealthy will ‘trickle down’ to the poor.

 

They believe that if there are big profits there will be big investments which will create a thriving economy and ultimately everyone will benefit. The country will prosper.

 

Their premise is to support business through deregulation, privatisation and a flexible labour market.

 

Nb. No doubt my political friends of a right-wing bias will put me right on a few of my assertions!