Chris Bryant blames Brexit for Turkey coup

So I check my twitter trending feed and I see Chris Bryant’s name.  So I search and find the following:

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His comment was followed by accusations of drinking too much, which he denied.

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It now seems that anything that is going wrong in the world can be attributed to Brexit in some way.  I’m not sure how helpful Chris Bryant’s comments are in this very serious situation in Turkey and in his ability to assess a situation.  He has not really given an explanation for his view or clearly outlined why he believes brexit is partly responsible for the Turkey coup.

It seems time after time people in the public eye do not learn the lessons of posting on Twitter without thinking through their comments.  They should treat Twitter with the same cautiousness as making a statement in front of a live TV camera.  Or do you believe this helps us to see politicians in their true light?


Brexit means Brexit

The concern over Theresa May’s leadership is that she campaigned to remain, although fairly quietly.  In each speech I have heard her make since entering the race to become Conservative leader has included emphasis on Brexit meaning Brexit, that she will act on the leave outcome of the EU referendum.  However, I still hear people who are concerned that she will not trigger Article 50 and that Brexit will not happen because she does not feel truly believe in a Brexit.  Or did she?  There are those who believe Theresa May did not campaign enough because she was a reluctant remainer.  We will all find out over the course of the next few months.

Theresa May will be our next Prime Minister


Well I am struggling to keep up with politics at the moment because the story keeps changing.  Just when I had geared myself up for a mud-slinging match between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom, yesterday Andrea pulls out of the leadership contest.  And there we have it, Theresa May will be, or should I say is our new Prime Minister.

Theresa May will be the one to initiate Article 50, and begin negotiating our way out of the European Union.  Or will she?

Who runs the world? Girls, girls!


This is just a quick observation; we know we are going to a female Prime Minister soon.  Hilary Clinton could be the  first female American President and Angela Merkel plays a pivotal role in the European Union.  Could this be the beginning of a revolutionary era of politics with women at the helm?

There will be a female Prime Minister.

I turned on my car radio after work to the magnificent announcement that Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will be battling it out to be the next Conservative leader and Prime Minister of this country.

This is how the votes panned out:

Theresa May: 199 votes

Andrea Leadsom: 84 votes

Michael Gov: 46 votes

The vote will now go to the Conservative party membership which is currently approximately 150000  members strong.

During the EU referendum Theresa May towed the party line and campaigned to remain in the EU, while Andrea Leadsom supported the leave campaign.  Should this be taken in to consideration when those members vote on who they want to lead the Conservative party and this great nation?  Does Theresa May have the willingness to negotiate a good brexit deal?  Or should the members hedge their bets on someone who they know genuinely believes in breaking the ties with the European union?

Theresa May is the current favourite amongst MPs, but what if Andrea Leadsom is the party members favourite and they vote for her over Theresa?  Could we see a repetition of the Labour Party situation?

Give me your feedback.

Nigel Farage resigns

When I heard this news my initial reaction was “again!” This time (the third time) Mr Farage says it is for good,  and I believe him.  He has realised his life long ambition so what other reason would he need to stay on as the leader of UKIP?  What reason is there for UKIP to exist now that the UK has decided to leave the EU?

So has he resigned or bailed out?  Is his resignation a positive thing or disappointing for his supporters?  For some, Farage was UKIP and UKIP is nothing without him.  Had Farage come to the point where his party was beginning to split like the Labour Party?  It was more than apparent that Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage did not get along and were quite public about their loathing for one another.  Could this have anything to do with his resignation?Nigel_Farage_of_UKIP

He still remains an MEP, and if his performance at the last meeting was anything to go by I think he should consider whether a resignation from this appointment would be more appropriate.  I don’t say this as a hater of Farage, I just feel that his comments were not very helpful and just served to wind the other MEPs up the wrong way.

60,000 new Labour Party members

Since the EU referendum 60,000 people have joined the Labour Party.  This takes the Labour Party to around 450,000 members, higher than the membership in the Blair years which stood at 405,000.  It is said that some people have joined to support Jeremy Corbyn in an anticipated leadership challenge.

Part of me thinks this is fantastic news because I think Jeremy Corbyn is what we need right now to have real opposition to the Conservative government.  However, the cautious side of me says that if the new members have indeed joined to support Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership is challenged and he then goes on to win the leadership challenge; will this not split the Labour Party?  Won’t this bring about more uncertainty for our nation?

Your thoughts please.