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What a gay day.

Call me Dave is the man. He’s succeeded in ways that no Conservative ever has. He’s managed to be further left than Labour, allowed the tail (libdems) to wag the dog and increasingly pandering to more and more minority groups.

If you listen carefully for a moment you will be able to hear a large number of Conservatives spinning in their graves. Dave has gone and done it. He’s managed to get his Gay Marriage Bill over the first hurdle.

It looked like there would be a revolt but the revolting party whips soon sorted out those who were following a dangerous path voting against the gay marriage bill. If the rebels hadn’t they might have been out on their ear before the next election. Some brave souls did rebel, but it was too little too late.

The BBC has made much of it being the Tories who voted “no” in larger numbers than the other parties. Really? And this is a surprise to the BBC?

Dave says there are safeguards in the Bill, which will mean that any religious group can decline from providing gay marriage ceremonies.  I wonder how that will go over the years? Who will be the first to challenge this in a court?

Wee Eck and Nippy will be smarting this morning. They said they’d do it and Dave beat them to it. Oh dear. Never mind they can always push harder for the 50P minimum pricing for alcohol. Or they could get on doing real stuff that will actually help our country.

I don’t know about you but I’m a fairly tolerant person. I can’t say I’m interested at all in how gay people live their lives etc. As long as they do what they do and they don’t impinge into anyone else’s life that’s fine by me. I feel the same about all minority groups.

Whether pandering to minorities is a good thing or not, it doesn’t seem very democratic. Here’s a bill put forward which wasn’t in ANY of the parties manifestos but has been given priority to be implemented.

Of course if this bill or any bill based on minority wants was to affect me then things would be different. If this bill means that “Husband” and “Wife” are no longer used in the marriage ceremonies or on the paperwork, I’d be a bit ticked.

What are the gay community going to push for now?

I bet they come up with something and it will be soon.

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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in BBC, Politics

 

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The Queens Speech May 2012.

It was the Queens speech yesterday. Yes I know you know it was, you probably caught up with it on the news last night. Good day for the tourists no doubt, seeing the Queen glide past in her winter gear. Mid-May and it’s still like winter out there.

Things were a bit warmer inside the Lords Chamber. Call me Dave from the Connedpurgatory Party and Ed Moribund from the Slavour Parrty chatted amicably about their children apparently, complete with the obligatory hand waving. It would be better telly if they were having a “heated debate” as they walked along.

The contents were just ridiculous. Getting the energy utilities to cut their bills to help households? Yes there is no doubt reductions should be made although they’ll all have to check with their owners around the world first. Of course there are other ways of lowering energy bills and the Government know this and so do the press but they both keep very quiet about it.

Firstly they government could remove any stupid levies for windmills and the like, Easy, at least 20% of the bill gone straight away. Oh yes and say sorry for doing it in the first place. The EU wouldn’t be happy? Shame.

Secondly, get the extraction of shale gas speeded up significantly to the point that we want it tomorrow or the end of next week please. That could well reduce gas and electricity costs by 50% and maybe 25%. Smiles all round. Everyone gains. More money in people’s pockets, more tax take for the government and more smiling all round. Well apart from the greens anyway but they don’t smile on principle because it’s not a good thing to do.

Sorted.

While they’re at it they may as well scrap the fuel duty increase later this year as well. They’ll also need to be very careful with the changes they might make to the Lords. If the lower house goes too far they might end up in the same position as Monarchs did in years gone by. Omnipotent. Actually that would be the best thing that could happen. If they achieve that then they will be swept away much more quickly when we all finally get of our bums and take things up with them directly.

Bottom line is of course there is nothing of any serious issues within the coming parliament. A complete lack of imagination? Too much friction between the coalition? Too much stuff being transferred to the EU? No bloomin’ money left to do anything one way or another?

All of the above and more.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in BBC, Politics

 

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Dave’s caved.

Call me Dave has blotted his copybook. It’s his own fault of course, he only has himself to blame. From Veto  hero to Caved Dave. It could all have been so different. In fact it was different. Substantially different.

At the last EU Summit Call me Dave was ostracised. He cut a lonely figure, sitting on his own, no-one acknowledging him.  Back slapping laughter and smiling faces all around him. Call me Dave, Johnny no mates, last guy to be picked for the team. Poor wee Call me Dave. He apparently wielded a veto, although there was never any possibility of a veto being available to wield.

It wasn’t his fault you know. At no time did he actually say he’d used a veto. A bad man at the press call late in the night put those words in Call me Dave’s mouth. It was a temptation, an opportunity Call me Dave just couldn’t resist. Once the veto was out of the bottle it raged around the press like a virus. Whoosh, all and sundry, regardless of broadsheet or red top status, leapt on the word.

A Churchillian stance, Call me Dave against the world, or just a bit of it, it matters not. Call me Dave holding back the hoards of Germans and French knocking on the door of the Bank of England to help themselves to boost their safety net fund so that Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Ireland and others could survive for another few weeks.

The Bank of England’s cupboard, or vault, is bare. Start the presses or press the button; quantative easing is the way forward. The ECB, IMF and Uncle Tom Cobbley and all can be satisfied. What can’t be printed or brought into digital existence can be borrowed.

Call me Dave spoke about making a stand, he lectured the European Court, he talked about repatriating powers back to Westminster. His party loved him. He is the wonderful boy. He will save us from the EU dragon, the dreaded two-headed Merkozy.

Then it’s time for another EU summit. This time held in Brussels during a national strike called because of the increasing austerity measures being introduced in Belgium. The great EU leaders sweeping by any potential protestors in their warm, taxpayer funded, gas-guzzling limos nice and secure and unstoppable. When they looked out their bulletproof windows did they wonder who these people were? Who are they? Why are they protesting? They must be confused? We are protecting them! We know what’s best to sort out this temporary banker imposed situation! We will solve the problems! We will bandy together and make Europe a great place to live in. For us at least anyway. We are the leaders!

When Call me Dave arrives, it’s all smiles, handshakes and back slapping. Call me Dave is back in the fold. People are talking to him. He even kisses Angela’s cheek. He joked with Sarkozy. They are bestest pals again.

Call me Dave tells the press that he is most concerned with developing trade and getting the economies in Europe moving forward again. Trade with the fastest growing world economies is the way to go. No one mentions that the EU economies are at best stagnant and at worst teetering on the edge of recession, depression and deflation. It’s fair to say trading your way out of a hole is a way to go along with a gentler tightening of public spending at the same time; too little too late, too many costly legislative regulations which competitors don’t have and would ignore anyway if they did

Call me Dave is back in the fold, singing from the same hymn sheet as all the rest. All the behind the scenes telephone calls and nudges here and there since the “Veto” moment have made sure Call me Dave is on-side. Just not on our side, the people of the UK’s side, the people of Europe’s side. He sits at the top table with the big players. He enjoys the benefits. We all want to be popular and Call me Dave is no exception. He has once again chosen to be popular with his big mates rather than his party and the people of the UK.

A large swathe of his party and his voters are disappointed. Perhaps if they hadn’t fallen for the “Veto” nonsense it would have been easier to take, too late. Can the Tory Party do anything about this? No. It would cost them their power. It’s just too much to ask of them, just too much to lose.

Stuck in the EU. Overburdened by regulations. Taxed into oblivion, double dip recession imminent. Ruled by the EU with no democratic mandate. No democracy with even the slightest possibility of affecting any chance of real change and real accountability.

And we are surprised by this?

 

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