Labourites are literally cannibalizing themselves.

Posted 13 Nov 2014 by Walaa Idris

Lately it seems, the One Nation, man of the people Edward Samuel Miliband is not a popular fella — it appears, inside and outside the Labour party he has zero zero appeal and not many like him.

Personally, I never cared about how he ate a bacon sandwich, or that he looks like Wallace from Wallace and Gromit, nor did I care that his jawline wasn’t chiselled enough. Putting party politics to one side, my only issue with Ed Miliband is his disloyalty to his own family, and betraying to his own brother.

To some that might seem like a personal matter between the two brothers, so why do I care? But to me it is not. As someone who highly value loyalty, especially family loyalty, any person who does what Miliband did to his own flesh and blood and his only brother cannot be trusted, because family is extremely important. Having your brother’s back to some might be an old fashion notion, but it’s the simplest honesty test known to man.

So, how can anyone trust someone who stabs his own brother in the back?

And since we’re talking about loyalty, party loyalty is also important — otherwise why pay a fee and become a member? And it is here where Labourites (particularly those behind the latest coup attempt) need to take a long hard look in the mirror. They too are disloyal, and at this stage in the parliamentary cycle, are self-harming behind the pretext of saving the party and serving the public — when we all know it’s neither, and it’s all done for personal gain and gratification.

I am neither a Labour sympathizer nor a Miliband fan. Yet think all Labourites, until the May election, should at least support and respect him at every given opportunity. He is their leader, and from the looks of things the only leader they’ll have this parliament. And despite everything else, the unions’ influence on his election, standing against his own brother and folks making fun of him — Ed Miliband is the person people see when they think Labour. So why should those outside the party respect him when his own comrades don’t? To be taken seriously outside Labour, Miliband needs to be taken seriously inside it, not shredded to pieces by his own people.

Labour is not dissimilar to other parties in that it has it’s a hard left and a soft left. All parties have a hard and a soft side to their central message. But what Labour needs to understand, those of us on the outside, don’t care if someone is a Brownite or a Blairite, we only see them as Labour. That’s why the sooner they get over whatever disappointment they feel about Miliband’s election and personal appeal the better it is for them. Their attitude should be that of what’s done is done and move on. They should carry on with the business of getting elected, articulate and sell their massage, not tear chunks off their leader six month before a general election.



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Time Ms. Abbott left office and took her chip with

Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Walaa Idris

Sadly, Diane Abbott, again is in the limelight and again it’s not for the right reasons. The woman takes the phrase “Chip on the Shoulder” to a whole new level. What she tweeted yesterday HERE is irresponsible and verges on incitement. Being an MP is an office that carries a huge responsibility with it, in Diane’s case, this duty is two folds because she is an MP in the Shadow Cabinet.

Of course she will dismiss any opinions coming from someone like me because she believes people like us “Tories who are also black” don’t do black!!! She might be right because we do people.

I hold no office so my words might carry little or no weight but I am sure there are many black people who today feel Ms. Abbott’s words don’t help race relations and bridge misunderstandings but create more unease and unnecessary racist basis.

I therefore add my voice to those who think its time she goes and call on Ed Miliband to remove her from office.

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Time for Labour and their leader to man up or shut up!

Posted 21 Jul 2011 by Walaa Idris

A plea I’m positive many in the country share, because this government has serious work to get on with. It has an economy to sort out, jobs to create, neighbors to rescue plus hunger and disease on the other side of the globe to treat and curb.

So, Ed Miliband and his lot better come clean, and instead of beating around the bush, pretending to be faultless and innocent with regards to phone hacking and it’s embarrassing mess. They better come out and say what they really want to say and ask for what they don’t have the guts or the grounds to ask for but stop chasing their tails! Just stop the pretense – because for years under their watch, people’s voice messages were being intercepted by journalist of all hue and they didn’t blink an eye or lift a finger. Stop asking for apology after apology when none is needed and when it’s not what you are truly after! Come clean and stop hogging the limelight with a chewed out issue.

A couple of weeks ago, it was honorable and touching to push for the truth to come out. It was brave and just to throw some heavy players to the wolves – but it’s done and now the matter is in the appropriate hands. To continuously and persistently ask for an apology that was given many times over is childish and screams lack of substance and direction.

It’s time to put up or just shut up – the public is tired and now concerned that politicians enjoy the sound of their own voices more than listening to the voices that gave them a voice!

As for the media, they too need to get a grip. They need to pull the plug on this frenzy and get some balance. Unfortunately, we have some turbulent times around the corner that needs all of our energies and resolve and that should be everybody’s first priority.

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Cameron today stole Miliband’s thunder!

Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Walaa Idris

This might come as a surprise to some lefties – but I actually felt sorry for Ed Miliband today. For a week he led with demands for an enquiry on the phone hacking allegations – using every possible opportunity to thrust the issue into the limelight and gathering lots of momentum.

But while most of Labour were too busy blaming Cameron for appointing Andy Coulson – Cameron was calmly and patiently counselling and putting together a measured and comprehensive enquiry into the Phone Hacking scandal – which last week he said he was going to do. However, judging by opposition questions at today’s PMQs – I suspect they were too busy listening to their own noises and did not hear what the rest of us did.

If today was the end of the school year – Ed Miliband has definitely failed his finials and subsequently this year. All because of the – us and them politics! Today, Miliband has lead a party that was too busy being in opposition even after securing more than 80 per cent of what they set out to achieve – getting a judge led inquiry – and technically had nothing to oppose but did anyway.

That’s why Cameron was able to pour water on his fire, kill it then steel his thunder!

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Today Cameron showed grown-ups responsible leadership

Posted 8 Jul 2011 by Walaa Idris

On Wednesday, the leader of the opposition and his backbenchers – during PMQs – showed us how poor novice leadership is done! He was aggressive and relentless in his quest to incriminate everyone remotely close to News Corporation – conveniently forgetting that the phone hacking allegations and the questionable journalistic culture all happened on Labour’s watch. But such is his party’s detest ‘now’ to all things Murdoch that they are prepared to forget and even rewrite history to appear righteous.

By contrast, this morning the Prime Minster calmly and coherently laid out plans for two enquiries – one of them led by a judge. Plus he accepted full responsibility for every decision he made regarding his relationship with current and former News Corporation employees and showed how responsible and mature leadership conducts business.

As a member of the public I find Cameron’s handling of the situation – from shouldering the responsibly of his actions to putting in place the appropriate measures needed to deal with the investigations – reassuring. Knowing that when raw feelings were flying around, the PM was sensible composed and did not get sucked in the media whirlwind but kept a mature level head approach is very encouraging.

While I belief that public pressure is a wonderful and effective weapon – like most weapons it can be dangerous if used unwisely or incorrectly. History is littered with collateral damage of innocent people tried in haste to appease the crowd. I will say it again – it is always best to take time and do things correctly no matter how long they might take. This phone – hacking mess surfaced in 2006 and still no one knows how long it’s been going for or how deep it touches – it is therefore inconceivable to get to the bottom of it in a matter of days or even weeks, if it’s to be resolved permanently and correctly!

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Ed Miliband’s leadership was over before it even began!

Posted 14 Jun 2011 by Walaa Idris

Ed Miliband

Everybody today is talking about the latest NHS Reforms, weekly bin collections, how we can’t afford the Libyan war and the possibility of David Miliband returning to Labour’s front benches, but nobody is talking about Ed Miliband’s speech yesterday.

There is hardly any mention of it anywhere and most papers has buried it away in their back pages. The speech itself was mostly a relaunch exercise of Ed’s flatlining leadership – which might or might not have resulted in the rumours that David Miliband is possibly coming back to frontline politics. However, ignoring it (the speech) in this way by all the media on every side of the political debate should give great cause for concern by Mr Miliband and his people.

The saying; “Politics is show business for ugly people” might not be 100 per cents true – since not all politicians are aesthetically challenged these days – but similar to show biz, they need to constantly breath the limelight of publicity if they are to be taken seriously and succeed. Therefore, when the leader of the opposition makes a speech that no one hears, reads or even knows about – no amount of brotherly love or spin will stop the inevitable.

Is Ed Miliband in trouble? And if so, can he turn his fortunes around!?

His heart is most likely in the right place but his personality is not that of a leader. In addition to that, standing against his own brother and then beating him – as normal as it might seem to some people – it is not and it will never be, nor will it ever leave them.

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Winners and Losers ~ Wednesday June 8, 2011

Posted 8 Jun 2011 by Walaa Idris

Winners and Losers

Grant Shapps, today announcing the government is to release thousands of acres of public land to build up to 100,000 new homes makes him and the government winners. The proposal aims that by the autumn every government department with significant landbanks will issue plans to release acres for building to help tackle the housing shortage while create 25,000 jobs by 2015.

I like PMQs and whenever I get the chance to watch it live I do. And contrary to what Speaker Bercow thinks, I enjoy all the boisterous shouting and order paper waving that takes place – as much as I enjoy all the regalia, pomp and ceremony he thinks are unnecessary. Today’s PMQs was one of the best it was loud and noisy, and the Prime Minster won brilliantly and effortlessly – when there were many open goals for the opposition to score and that makes Ed Miliband a loser.


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Bought and paid for!

Posted 26 May 2011 by Walaa Idris

The Telegraph has a piece on the state of the three main parties’ finances HERE. Apparently, since Ed Miliband was elected leader, Labour has lost more than its sparkle – his unpopularity it seems is a very costly business.

Since his election last year, the party received only two private donations the largest was £10,000 made by Alastair Campbell. Bar that almost 90 percent of Labour’s money comes from the unions – but what made me chuckle – that percentage is almost double what they used to get when Gordon Brown was their leader!

It clearly explains Miliband’s attitude towards the deficit and his lukewarm opposition to all thing unions – strikes, marches …… extra. But, is anyone surprised – we all remember too well who gave him this leadership.


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Not so fast!

Posted 13 Dec 2010 by Walaa Idris

Ed Miliband

How is Red Ed entrusted with making and developing Labour’s policy is beyond me!

Before the General Election he was trolling Twitter asking and looking for ideas for the party’s election manifesto and look how well that turned out!

Today (obviously, not a man who learns from his mistakes) he is asking, okay “inviting” – Lib Demers to join his party and help him fill his blank sheet of paper with policies. But, did he forget that not so long ago he said: “I plan to make the Lib Dems an endangered species and then extinct!!!”.

If he did forget – I am more than positive that the liberals did not and they are on to him!


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If I was Red Ed I’ll do a Thatcher!

Posted 2 Dec 2010 by Walaa Idris

Red Ed PMQs

Yesterday I had a wonderful first time sit down meeting with a Prime Lady, we knew each other for years but the most we managed was the occasional exchange of pleasantries at meetings and events. At the Party Conference this year, we decided to do a coffee and have a proper catch up. So we meet yesterday and spend two hours talking, the best two hours and properly the most eyes opening meeting I had with one person in a very, very long time.

One of the things we touched on was women in public live and of course Margret Thatcher came up. I did not, until yesterday know that The Iron Lady had voice lessons in her early years as leader of the Conservative Party – and what a great and clever move. I have to admit, even though I have no idea what her untrained voice sounded like (one of the drawbacks of not growing up in Britain), but the finished product is very impressive.

Listening to Red Ed speak has always been a chore for me, and now that he is the Leader of the Opposition and therefore speaks to us more, I find it a real shame that keeping up with what he says is an uphill struggle and I know I am not alone in feeling that way. Every time he speaks it takes me a few seconds to get over the sound of his voice then a couple more to catch up and understand what I’ve missed and before long I’m half way behind. So why doesn’t he just take some voice coaching or elocution lessons. Judging by Baroness Thatcher’s outcome, it’ll do wonders to his speech making.

And before anyone blows a gasket! My intentions are not at all to have a dig at Mr. Miliband. Public speaking is an art and like most gifts for some people it comes naturally but for many it’s a craft they develop and prefect by learning it and train at bettering it and in Red Ed’s case he needs to do both.

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