Friday, 23 May 2008

The new Tory Crewe

Yes, that was a bad pun.

New Labour have been given their political marching orders after a historic loss in Crewe.

A safe seat for 26 years, its seems even fate wants them out of the way as this by-election came about after the death of the previous Labour MP, Gwyneth Dunwoody.

Oh. Dear. Gorden. You're pretty fucked now.

Far be it from me to agree with David Cameron (I'm allergic to Eton boys) the Labour campaign was based on out dated stereotypes from the 80s class war.

Top hats and Tory toffs embodied the rhetoric used to try and sway the voters towards them.

The problem is that after New Labour's combined bungling of the state school system, and economic prosperity (thus allowing more people to send their children to private school) fewer voters are terrified by the sight of a sloaney.

We'll see how long that lasts. Cameron will be the next PM, as anti-Labour fever looks set to continue until after the 2010 election.

Still, the sense of euphoria which washed the Tories away in 1997 seems unlikely.

The most likely outcome is that people will only voted Tory because they are anti-New Labour.

This makes me despair a little. Politicians should be inspiring figures (just look at Obama) and people should feel excited about politics, not angry because their government is lousy.

Oh well, just so long as there's no repeat of Blair's babes, that really was vomit inducing.

What would we have instead? Cameron's cunts? For all of those now grimacing at the sight of the C word, remember the Daily Star. They really wouldn't be above using that.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

It's my right and my life

With a majority of 168, MPs voted to allow the creation of hybrid embryos.

Hurrah! With my faith in politics momentarily restored, it leads me to my next point:
The abortion debate.

This blog has always been outspoken, particularly on its views regarding a woman's right to choose and control her own body.

A few premature babies have survived outside the womb prior to 24 weeks. Which is great for them.

What does this have to do with my right to choose? According to that witch Nadine Dorris, everything.

There is little to no scientific evidence to back up her argument. I refuse to link to it, but its called 20 arguments for 20 weeks.

So here's the counter argument: 24 arguments for 24 weeks.

Also in the news: In God's Name, broadcast 19th May, and focusing on the growth and influence the Christian fundamentalist movement in England has.

This programme terrified me - and I'm a practicing Christian. (Don't worry, I do believe in evolution).

A lot of the rhetoric sounded like the stuff the crazy homeless geezer at the train station (everyone has one) shouts at innocent commuters.

And then there was the woman. I forget her name (sorry, but I was gripped with fear, details like names went out the window) but her zealous stare and PR savvy machinations made my skin crawl.

And guess what? She was the main lobbyist on the anti-abortion campaign.

She was also directly quoted (twice) saying "Islam is a false religion".

This woman is clearly unhinged. It is not her business to go around telling other women what they can or cannot do with their bodies, neither is it her business to profess such a biased opinion on a religion she does not practice.

Will someone please hit her with a copy of Rumi's poetry and the feminine mystique and be done with it?

Monday, 19 May 2008

Embryology and moral theology

The long awaited free vote on "controversial" and possibly life saving (funny how close those two usually are) research involving hybrid cow/human embryos will be taking place this afternoon in the Commons.

Preliminary studies say this research will aid the fight for a cure to diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Opponents of the bill say it is against nature and immoral.

Isn't it immoral to allow people to die in pain, without any dignity or any knowledge of where the fuck they are?

According to the people spearheading the opposition, somebody else's slow death isn't immoral.

Using cells with the same structure as a tadpole to find a cure for debilitating illnesses is though.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Good times and global warming.

Global warming is:

1.) really happening.
2.) The increase in the temperature of Earth's service caused by man made technologies.
3.) Part of Jeremy Clarkson's daily rant.

Whilst procrastinating on Facebook I found this.

It aims to highlight the advantages of global warming.

Whatever. It's just the most amusing thing I've seen all day.

The technology of embryology

The Embryology bill has bull dozed through the commons, despite scaring the crap out of everyone.

Yes, this is a loud and shouty bill and this will be a loud and shouty blog.

The bill is to allow stem cell research, in which animal and human embryos to be joined together, to be carried out in the UK.

The timing could not be worse for Mr Brown. Roman Catholic ministers are threatening to rebel over the bill.

Controlling ANOTHER rebellion (how many has it been now Gorden? 5? 6? 10?) against 3 Roman Catholic cabinet ministers must have flustered Mr Brown quite a bit.

Especially when one of those minsters is the Transport Secretary, Ruth Kelly, and looks like this:

And you should hear the woman talk. If you think she looks a man now, those deep, throaty tones do nothing to dispel rumours that she once had a dongle between her legs.

And she was opposed because because the bill would recognise lesbian couples as lawful parents.

Shouldn't she be glad that she can now come out and not loose her kids?

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

So Obama won?

The final democratic primaries have continued to flow of confusion in the Hilary vs. Obama race.

Obama might have won, but with the results as they are, mostly people are still confused.

Hilary managed to close a double digit gap over the weekend, giving her campaign fresh hope.

But her White House dreams were dashed after Obama won North Carolina with a 58% majority.

Still, Obama's not bowling up the steps of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. just yet.

Hilary won Indiana, but without the convincing margin Obama has.

John Edwards, of all people, is turning out to be a beacon of common sense. Echoing feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, he summed up the problems with either contender.

Obama needs "more substance under rhetoric" and Hilary is tough, but too full of "the old politics".

Translated: Obama needs some policies and Hilary needs to wake up to ditch the twin set and pearls.

Put Chelsea in charge. She had the decency to go out drinking with real people.

And clearly knows how to create a good PR opportunity.

Fuck it, make up your minds between whichever one says America's grown up.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, NOT McCain, NOT McCain, NOT McCain.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

What a depressing weekend

Well, the douschebag won. Well done Boris on grabbing victory from the hands of a bent, drunk newt.

Actually, scrap that, Boris is a fucking idiot who couldn't organise an orgy in a brothel.

This was part of Labour's slip into 3rd place thanks to a walloping in the local elections.

It appears that the only person surprised by this news was Gorden Brown.

Rallying the counter-attack, Mr Brown continued his leadership style of apologising to everyone and doing nothing to solve the real problems his administration face.

Darling's meeting tax rebels and Brown's meeting voters.

Well that's New Labour fucked then.