an open letter to jared o’mara

Quin & Tonic

(i’ve discovered a worrying trend recently, which involves me starting all blog posts with the phrase “right then”. don’t know why, but i think i should probably stop this, and find a new catchphrase. suggestions on a postcard welcome.)

anyhow, the purpose of this post is an open letter to jared o’mara from the woman who was hit in the face by his bouncers while he stood and watched. yes, i *am* still banging on about this, and unless the m.p. [misogynistic pillock] for sheffield hallam acknowledges that his behaviour might be in the littlest tiny bit misogynistic, i will continue to bang on about it long after everyone else has stopped listening or caring 🙂

for now, though, i’m just going to leave this here. it goes on a bit, so don’t in any way feel obliged to, but if you want to read it and/or share it, please…

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Lessons from history, warnings for the future.

Its important at times like these to record for the future. Amazon are seeing soaring sales of the thinkers and writers who emerged in the pre-World War 2 period. That period is taught as history and for my generation its a shock to find its our future. I never thought I would be writinga post like this, and certainly I never thought when the fake anticuts movement that triggered this I would be here. But here we are and there is a responsiblity on us all, if we cannot learn for now to record for later.

Its clear as day Jeremy Corbyn wants a hard brexit, always has. Morning of Brexit result he demanded immediate triggering of A50, and as covert narcissists do he undermined the Remain campaign and is now trying to lock the country into a hard Brexit they don’t want. He is enjoying is new found celebrity status. If I could find make up that did for my skin what the bodies of Grenfell tower did for him, I’d stock up.

Reality does not matter. We have gone past the point Hayek described where truth is lost. It doesn’t matter that his movement was about erasing consensus on welafre cuts and local authority cuts. It doesn’t matter that his fake anti-cuts movement required the abuse of welfare claimants, and people living with austerity. It doesn’t matter that his leadership bid required abuse and intimidation of elected officials, journalists, jews, women. It doesn’t matter the Labour Party is not safe for its jewish MPs or members. It doesn’t matter that he is associated with extremists who advocate stoning of women, or equate homosexuality with peadophilia. The Guardian and the New Statesman have normalised him and they know this. THey dont care. Truth has gone. Chuka Umuna tabled an amendment in parliament about membership of the single market, and several Shadow Cabinet members were sacked. Twitter is a flood of Corbynites screaming traitor, and scab at him. Like this is not deranged behaviour. Labour politicians were on television later thonight saying ‘there is a debate happening’. Murray, head of communist party, Milne, a stalinist who sends his kids to private school, and McDonnell who sees parliament as a tactic and a step to revolution have the Labour Party and their tenure is being normalised

Corbyn follows Trumps blueprint to the letter and facebook is full of memes of Labour propaganda and we are slowly learning how the atrocities of World War 2 occured. The problem is not the hard left freaks currently out in force trying to intimidate and punish Chuka Umuna for his treachery, its not them at all. The problem is te normal people who are nice. Who want to believe they are nice and have decided that they are projecting what they want onto this symbol they have been given and watching how they will attack you for interrupting their false reality is alarming. Its not difficult. Corbyn is pro-hard Brexit and upheld welfare cuts to bribe middle class students. Welfare cuts that come with a body count and even the Tories are trying to find a way out of.

Stating this simple fact is enough to get you abused, but the threats and actual abuse are easier to swallow than the thing that will drive him to power. ‘Can’t you just be nicer about him…you are irrational in you hatred of him Lisa’ ‘Cant we just have this?’. The endless circular passive aggressive discussions where you are insulted, and abused and hammered at until you relent and pretend that the thing sthey have projected onto Corbyn are real. They aren’t but noone cares. Oh you must be a Tory, you are a traitor. MY friends Brother yesterday told me I deserved 30 pieces of silver for my treachery. Apparently I owe loyalty to a political movement which relies on the abuse of women, jews, elected representatives, journalists, and which has preveiously demanded that MPs cease to serve their constituents and become delegates of a party.

The problem is austerity was by consent and noone wants to admkt this. Noone wants to admit that welfare cuts were easy because the publci would consent, that George Osborne didn;t dream out of thin air he could focus on Local Authorities, he knew that was what the public wanted. And now they want absolution. Women like me were expendable during austerity so their mortgages could be kept low, and the Guardian sold it while endlessly telling its readers how good they were for occasionally feeling a twinge of worry about this. But now people want absolution. The middle class friends who were happy to watch you hammered with poverty, happy to watch you abused, get death threats when you tried to challenge it, now want the movement that means you are always at risk and could you please not mention te threats and abuse or the fact that wlefare cuts are still going to kill people if they Corbyn delivers them. Welfare cuts are no lonegr austerity.

They dont sometimes outright abuse you. Sometimes its endless circular conversations where they need you to respect their delusion. Sometimes its just silence and ignoring and turning a blind eye to what is in plain sight. Sometimes its dreadfully polite. But ultimately they want absolution for austerity focusing on those they thought were expendable. THis is how inequality generates political risk. Its not people tired of the Tories driving this. Its the people the Tories placated by hammering the poorest, who want absolution and the same people the Tories hammered are expendable in their new movement. Its the need for absolution and the protection of self image that drives the political risk.

And for people barely touched by austerity its uncomfortable to know that the cost of their movement is women who are scared, who are increasing security in their houses, worried for their kids safety. Its uncomfortable to know that Jewish Labour Mps need security because the man they idolise tacitly condones and encourages their abuse.

A Tory MP stood up at PMQs this week and described an extraordinary level of abuse, intimidation, urination on her office and there was no shock just jeering from Labour MPs. Jeremy Corbyn looked right at her, did not acknowledge what she said was done in his name and moved on to wear the corpses of Hillsborough victims as shield. He likes the corpses of working class people. No fuel like it for Corbyn,

Its spreading, The use of facebook means there are endless memes in peoples private channels and these memes are more or less all lies, but noone cares because tey are pretty lies. And everyone wants a pretty lie.

Absolute obedience to leader, MPs work only for the party and not for their constituents and women and jews, and anyone who dissents will be swarmed and abused. THis could catch. Only the lesson we are learning here is the holocaust was not caused by single monsters, it was caused by these people, The people who need absolution for things done in tehir name cannot reflect and will do anything to avoid it, and if that means a movement that requires abuse, intimidation and democracy being undone, then so be it.

The most dangerous thing to do now is to state very clearly that Jeremy Corbyn is pro-brexit and included welfare cuts in his manifesto. That statement injures them and they want believe they are opposing welfare cuts, opposing Brexil and they are willing to enable a political force entirely reliant on abuse and intimidation to protect the false reality they get from facebook memes.  We have established tere is no line and every day it gets worse. Today we had The Canary, a propaganda, anti-semitic conspiracy site, legitimised on BBC. Truth is gone.

As history taught many times before, the people who will push this, the people who will cause this, are the ones who want to believe they are good, they want to pretend austerity was not by consent, and they want to be protected from that at all costs. And ‘all costs’ may be a terrible eupemism one day.

The system failure underpinning his support is real, and once people have bought into it they will do anything to protect that belief. Somewhat heartbreaking to realise these people would allow anything to be done in their naem and all they have to do is tell themselves they didnt see it and then it didnt happen.

We are in scary times, more terrifying than Iever thought. I only started this blog cos I had come out of work, I only knew these people because austerity hit me and they wanted a genuine novelty pov. I thoughT iwas recording them whitewashing austerity, wit a view to using that information when we needed to redefine systems. Turns out I am recording something altogether darker. And whatever it is I am expendable to it as far as the people who want to believe in St.Jez are concerned.

Key 103 Summer Live 2015, Manchester Arena, 19th of July 2015

THis is the debut blog post from Andrew Boswell!


Sunday night was a far cry from the last concert I attended, AC/DC at Wembley Stadium.I booked tickets for  Key103 Summer Live to see Rita Ora, but she’d already cancelled. I was not the demographic or target audience for the rest of the billing.

I arrived at Manchester Arena an hour early with two excited eight year olds and their mum. Huge fans of pop music, we entered an arena with 14000 people and the girl’s jaws hit the floor.

Minutes to wait before the lights went down. Key 103  DJ’s Mike and Chelsea welcomed the crowd and we were off.

James May started the evening, with mellow melodies, looking like Johnny Depp with a wide brimmed hat, long hair and skinny jeans. Laid back and quietly confident. This man will go far if he finds his market.

Mr Probz, who I wasn’t familiar with, on next,  looking nothing like…

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New blog

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Labour’s ‘betrayal’. Why it’s a fucking good thing.

I know everyone is very upset. Labour have betrayed the people etc etc etc ad infinitum. Here is what happened today, Labour maintained the same position they have had since the early nineties. In the late nineties they started the transformation of our benefits system, under the banner of asset based welfare. In 2006 they were told it was unsustainable and effectively told that to continue this way would be throwing anyone who needed benefits in future under a bus and it has been at the core of their politics since, regardless.

Exploitation of inequality for political gain to perpetuate the financialisation of our economy. The reshaping of our entire political economy to suit finance. Sold by their media culture.

It’s really difficult to accept that. Accepting that means accepting that our democracy has been broken for a very long time. That the nexus of media, finance and politics, has broken democracy and we didn’t notice.

It’s very easy to stay in denial rather than face that. Once you accept that Labour’s position is as it has always been, you have to quickly move on. Because then you have to start considering the bigger implications. This is frightening, so we revert back to ‘Labour will save us one day’.

When Owen Jones and Sunny Hundal and the Labour cyber guppies were sent out to make sure there was no discussion of austerity in the Labour focused anti-cuts movement, the reason they enjoyed that initial success was because when they said there is no alternative, it reassured people. So they didn’t have to move past Labour and ponder those very difficult questions. This is why that culture got away with abusing vulnerable people, gaslighting, defamation.

But once you let it go, once you accept that actually the system of think tanks, newspapers and dead political parties keeping democracy in the hands of finance, is what it is, once you have accepted that things were broken a long time ago, you can open up to the possibility of change.

Then you realise that the fact that you are now realising this, is a sign things ARE changing. That other people have realised this too. In fact, once you have left the mindset of ‘there is no alternative but Labour’, your mind opens to the reality of the situation. That not only is change possible but it is happening and it is happening without permission of the political press. You don’t have to have conversation kept within those very very silly parameters.

Once you accept you cannot change the Labour Party, you realise there has to be another way of changing democracy. Then you realise our democratic institutions are designed so you can change the face of democracy. And once you realise that, you feel very silly ever thinking Labour were a solution and are free to have your own conversation and really look at the big picture and what is wrong with it.

Then you watch other people catch up. Slowly but surely, they catch up. And you realise that the demonstration of that Labour culture desperately trying to hold onto the ability to dictate the parameters of debate, is useful to you. It is demonstrating how that was always done. How democracy was given to finance and kept in those hands. So it doesn’t have to be again. Then all of a sudden the world looks very different, and you can see that change is not only likely, but it is possible and it is happening and that all you have to do is demand what you want, be the change you want, and really THAT is the kind of change that is on the table when there are no certainties any more.

The things we do now, the things we fight for, will define the next century. Once you are past being limited to ‘I’d quite like the Labour Party to turn left’ you can really ponder what is possible, demand it, and achieve it. ”

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!”” Anne Frank.


Minister No More!

Dear future me, I know I have been blogging sporadically and I know you are probably looking through for responses to events wondering why I didnt write anything down and cursing me for being a lazy bitch, but here is a reblog of the hottest finance Minister ever. After the elation of last nights referendum came the realisation that a finance minister has never created so many wet gussets. Anyway, Greece are probably going to get a fucking battering now for daring to stand up and say no, but democracy stood up to finance yesterday and I am hoping it is a key event in a chain of events over the next five years, and I think it is.

Yanis Varoufakis

The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage.

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