The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked – The Observer

www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/07/the-great-british-brexit-robbery-hijacked-democracy

The observer has the story on its web site – see link above

‘A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?’

Read this and worry because there’s one hell of a lot to be worried about!

We have been manipulated by the printed media for generations but this new form of manipulation is far more dangerous and it is eating away at our very democratic structures and processes.

With thanks to both John and Tony for bring this to my attention

Tory supporters seriously dislike the Lib Dems and Labour supporters expect Corbyn to help deliver Brexit – Two accecdotes from the campaign trail

Two encounters with opposition voters this weekend and both were illuminating!

Firstly, a lady was disappointed that I was not delivering a Tory leaflet and was even more disappointed when she realised I was delivering a Lib Dem one. The conversation which followed was cordial, even pleasant, but what came out was that she was not really bothered about Labour as she could not work out whether they were for or against Brexit (she was obviously for). She dislikes the Lib Dems because she knows exactly where we stand. A good encounter then as our message is clearly getting through whereas Labour’s is not – but then again Labour Party members keep telling the me the same thing.

Secondly, a Labour supporter told me he had voted in the Mersey Mayor election last week and he expected Labour to help deliver Brexit. And thereby hangs Labour’s dilemma, their supporters (or at least a significant number of them) back Brexit and expect Labour to help Teresa May to deliver it. This chap knew Labour had voted for Brexit in Parliament and that they were now saying almost the opposite on the campaign trail. He was clearly concerned that Labour may U-turn but he thought they would sober up and keep with Brexit.

Gone are the days when folk say they don’t know what the Lib Dems stand for.

Brexit – It seems to be going horribly wrong – Mayday will be Teresa’s call soon enough

www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/15/britain-set-to-lose-eu-crown-jewels

The Guardian has the story on its web site – see link above

Well despite Teresa May’s happy clapping things are not going at all well and it now seems almost certain that the UK will be in a far worse trading, business and economic situation than we are under the present conditions. Nice going Brexiters it really is Brexit at any cost!”

And with Labour meekly in step with this appalling right wing government of ours the prospects for the UK are looking grim indeed.

Time we all started to buy hand carts as we are surely going to economic and trading hell in one.

Thank goodness that Tim Farron is talking sense over Brexit as the two major parties have quite lost their heads.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.