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Something rotten is happening in our democratic society.

It’s called the #PeoplesVote – and it’s gathering momentum. Establishment elites, wealthy celebs, vested interest groups, aggressive corporations and most of the broadcast media are onboard.

Exploitation of labour

Their aim is to halt democracy, to stop Brexit, to deny the people of Britain the right to self government. It needs to be stopped. They have made a few mistakes already by recruiting some of the most toxic household names to their cause. There is no need to explain what makes these deniers of democracy some of the most hated figures in society, their names are notorious with greed, hate and anti-Britishness and here is a short list of a tiny few of them:

Alastair Campbell

Gary Linaker

Tony Blair

Gina Miller

Peter Mandelson

George Soros

George Osborne

Anna Soubry

Andrew Adonis

Chuka Umunna

The list goes on and you can view it here

Many of those on the list are dependent on the EU for their pensions, funding or their careers. In short, they are solely thinking of themselves and to hell with the country and it’s people.

But an opportunity has arisen to put a huge dent in their conceited campaign against the British public.

The multi-millionaire co-founder of Superdry, an expensive high street brand of clothing Julian Dunkerton has donated £1m to campaign for a second vote on Brexit, and believes there’s a “genuine chance to turn this around”

The money is to fund polls that will manufacture false trends that can be used to coerce the public into believing Brexit is unpopular. This is not only wrong, but a very worrying trend. Money is pouring into the #PeoplesVote campaign from the rich and corrupt around the world, their sole purpose is to destroy the democratic vote to leave the EU that the majority (17.4 million people) voted for.

But this one million pound donation from Dunkerton is very controversial. Since 2011, charities and human rights organisations such as War on want and Labour Behind the Label have been petitioning Superdry and other high street brands to examine and change the practices in their supply chains. In the case of Superdry, they have been accused as exploiting the labour force that supplies and manufactures their clothing products.

Some workers, many of them refugees in Turkey or India are paid as little as 28p per hour and forced to work for 16 hours a day – even children are exploited. Celebrities such as; David Beckham, Idris Elba and Pixie Lott are proud to wear and promote Superdry products, perhaps if we can make them aware of the suffering of these oppressed workers, they too will abandon or boycott Superdry.

There are many references to this on the web if you Google “Superdry Exploitation of workers

The #PeoplesVote have no scruples – that’s clear from their list of supporters – and they will happily use the donation to subvert Brexit negotiations unless true believers in democracy use the power of social media to demand those who are complicit and behind the peoples vote give back the money. By using the hashtags #givebackthebloodmoney #superdry and #peoplesvote together, we can cause this to trend on Twitter and make the public think about the terrible working conditions these poor people have had to endure in sweatshops in the third world just to provide this donation that will line the pockets of anti-Brexit pollsters and unscrupulous hard-remainers.

Further pressure will be put on the company in question as the adverse publicity around these hashtags are likely to drive down the value of the company’s shares, hitting them in their own pockets and causing the boardroom to reign in Dunkerton’s political posturing and subversion of democracy.

It’s time to take a stand against these anti-British individuals and I think by using these hashtags, we can all do this and make a contribution to stop those who would destroy our democracy with bulging pockets of dubious cash.

 

 

 

 

Who do you think won?

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How Labour Lost The Election in 2015!

It’s only 3 weeks since the Labour party failed to convince the electorate they were ready to be back in government. So much has already been written – by all sides – as to the reasons for their unexpected failure. Some of the analysis has been eloquent and insightful, but much, especially that from the more left-leaning commentators, has been well wide of the mark.

What do they stand for?

What do they stand for?

Here at The Westminster Wing we have been in deep discussion, and to some extent, competition, trying to come up with the most simple, yet precise analysis as to why Labour failed so miserably. This is the result of our group-think in brief.

Since becoming leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband had always tried to define himself as the righteous envoy of fairness and social justice (whatever that means!) – His soundbites were abundant and lapped up by the broadcast media. – The Bedroom Tax – The Squeezed Middle – The Left-Behind – The Producers Vs The Predators – the list is endless but there were many more long lists, such as the reasons to spend and borrow, the reasons to stop austerity. The list of benefits from immigration etc.

In fact it was Labour’s shortest list that lost them the election in our view, their list of definable policies, where they would take us on the economy, the EU, foreign policy! – They were never able to articulate these policies simply because they didn’t exist. Even when we thought they might be onto something, another MP or shadow minister would simply dismiss it or disown it. Just a month before the election Labour unraveled under scrutiny and with it their dubious credibility on anything.

In short, Labour lost because they spent most of their time telling us what they were against instead of giving us a clear picture of what they would do in government.

If proof were needed, just look at the current leadership contenders struggling to define themselves and their visions for a new-era Labour party – if they can’t do that, what hope can they possibly have of defining the future of the country?

This weekend must rank as one of the worst for the Labour Party in the past 5 years.

The broadcasters have seized on press headlines attacking Ed Milibands leadership qualities (or lack of them) and further compounded his woes by quoting many of his detractors in his own party.

Claims that 50% Labour MPs have given up on the forthcoming General Election and instead are readying themselves for a bloody leadership battle after 7th May are credible.

All eyes are looking left, but at The Westminster Wing we see even larger problems looming for the Tories in the run-up to May’s elections.

Sajid Javid BBC Sunday Politics

Sajid Javid BBC Sunday Politics

On the BBCs Sunday Politics Show today, Secretary of State Sajid Javid gave a creditable performance despite Andrew Neil’s ‘Blue Nun’ fuelled aggressive questioning. Political editor of The Sun: Tom Newton Dunn tweeted..

Our own Sir Trev Skint went further:

But, there are only a handful of humble, Tory MPs possessed of the common touch. The vast majority are elitist,  narcissistic and conceited.

Ed Miliband’s bungling of Labour’s election campaign so far, aided by the Tory press, has given these presumptuous types a false sense of populism. It’s palpable, the British voting public will detect it very soon.

Ed Miliband could be in Downing Street through complacency

Ed Miliband could be in Downing Street through complacency

Yes David Cameron can point to improvements in the economy but, people are not feeling the benefits of these policies,  they take time to filter through.

Have the Tories peaked too soon thanks to Miliband’s ham-fisted,  self inflicted, atrocious start to his campaign? Could the voters turn in favour of the Labour underdogs if a large gap appears in the Tories popularity polling?

David Cameron needs to emulate Sajid Javid’s humble performances to reign-in his party’s over-confidence or there could be a dramitic turn in the polls, leading to Justine Thornton measuring up the curtains in Downing Street.

When Gordon Brown labelled Mrs Duffy  ‘a bigoted woman’ for asking him why his Labour government was allowing foreigners to take British jobs (don’t forget he once claimed ‘British Jobs for British Workers’)  he instantly created around 30 million bigots!  Why wouldn’t our entire working population be concerned about their job being given to an immigrant happy to work for less. Equally,  why wouldn’t the average employer take advantage of cheap immigrant labour if it was available?

The left always label anyone concerned about a threat to our lives or national security as ‘bigots’. It’s their way a shutting down a debate they find uncomfortable!

So when Mathew Richardson said: “I’ve said before, people talk about Ukip being bigots. There are hundreds of thousands of bigots in the United Kingdom and they deserve representation.” He was simply referring to the entire UKIP database.

UKIP supporters manifest themselves in all corners of the political divide. They used to be referred to, benignly, as ‘the silent majority’.

We are all bigots aren't we?

We are all bigots aren’t we?

The man in the pub, the lady in the butchers,  the bigot in the armchair shouting at the TV ‘Alf Garnet style’ – we are all bigots – simply because a bigot is someone who we think is in possession of views someone else   thinks are unfair.

This weekend the press and broadcast media, largely controlled by bigots, have been displaying mass hysteria towards UKIP and Mathew Richardson. However the British public are thinking something completely different, they are seeing a man who understands their bigoted views and relates to them.

 

Over at Iain Dale’s Blog there is a certain amount of sympathy for Labour Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna.

As Iain Dale points out:

I don’t blame him. There was nothing wrong in Murnaghan asking him about the Pickles letter, but to press it in the way he did (and with a bit of a smirk on his face) was rude, smart-arsish and counter productive.

If a guest walks out of an interview, as a interviewer, it’s you who looks bad, not the guest. If that happened to me, I would think I had failed in my job.

Whilst we don’t disagree that Murnaghan was at fault, Umunna could have acted more professionally. He lost his cool and that’s unforgivable from today’s highly media trained politicians.

In effect, both men were out of order, the public is unimpressed by this type of TV experience. Little wonder the viewing figures are down year after year across the UK mainstream media, and no surprise that politicians are seen in such low regard by the majority of voters.