The difference between Obama and Trump is their similarity

Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Walaa Idris

Donald J Trump

Nine years ago, the American people took a chance on a community organiser turned senator from Illinois. His message of ‘Hope and Change’ reverberated across the globe and gave rise to new politics. Obama became the symbol of change, optimism and can do attitude. Not because he was a brilliant politician, since he was virtually untested, but because he was the first black man in American to be nominated by a major political party to stand for president of the United States. His win was a world celebration. Even those who disagreed with his politics rejoiced in his success. People everywhere wished him to do well. So much so, that before he even stepped inside the Oval Office he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. ‘Hope and Change’ and ‘Yes We Can’ became songs of promise and aspiration. Every man, woman and child knew what they meant and understood their significance.

Nine years on, Obama’s presidency is ending and Trump is due to become the 45th President of the United States. He is not black, or a woman but like Obama he is unique. He never held an elected office before, nor served in the military. Trump’s background is pure business. An entrepreneur, he spent his whole life making business deals and building his multi-billion dollars’ empire. Add to that, he is uncensored, unafraid to speak his mind and unlike most conventional politicians, he puts his hand up when he makes a mistake. To many, Trump is just another ordinary man who made and lost money, learnt from both and genuinely wants to make a difference, and the public adores him for it.

On the other hand, despite their visible differences, both men share many similarities. They both enter the White House as the first of their kind. Obama, as the first black man and Trump the first entrepreneur. Both men have a vision for America based on their passion, conviction and believe that America can do better and be greater. Both advocate radical change and both moved many voters with their furore to go that extra mile for them. And, both men exceeded expectations and defied conventions.

So, when you see these similarities, you can’t help but ask why the fuss? And wonder why was Obama’s election received with so much joyfulness and positivity from mainstream media yet Trump’s didn’t? Is it because Trump is unconventional, in that he had a colourful history littered with bankruptcies, different lovers, and wives? Or is it because he is a reality celebrity, with the biggest unfiltered mouth and a penchant for Twitter and tweeting, who lived his life publicly? When for many ordinary people, being a maverick outsider is exactly what they love about the Donald and the reason they want him to lead them. Many voters like that Trump speaks his mind and doesn’t run every word and phrase through a focus group before speaking directly to them. They admire his openness, and his tendency to tell it as it is and appreciate that he publicly says what many of us are thinking.

I, for one welcome this eccentric, breath of fresh air and predict he will be one of the greatest presidents the US ever elected. He will change politics not only in America but across the world. Many good and able unconventional wannabe politicians, who were reluctant to put themselves forward before Trump came into the scene, will see his success as their calling card and put themselves forward. And, that my friends can only be a good and positive thing.

In closing, I would like to extend warm congratulations to President Donald J. Trump.


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Brexit is here to stay

Posted 10 Nov 2016 by Walaa Idris

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Guess I am lucky in that my side won the referendum. Last June I voted to Leave the EU and unexpectedly found myself on the winning side. It was sweet and delicious. On the night, for all of three seconds, I did gloat a bit, but it didn’t last long. To starter with, it took time for our own win to register, and secondly I didn’t have the heart to celebrate when most Remainers in the hall were beside themselves with grieve over the results. Many were in tears and hysterical with shock. I simply could not carry on enjoying our win, when boys and girls my daughters’ age wretchedly sobbed at the same result. It didn’t at all feel right to be jubilant when the others were so miserable, after all, they are my people too.

On the night of the Referendum I was a count agent. That’s how involved I was with Brexit. For months, I spent my spare time leafleting, knocking on doors and ringing voters. On the day, after spending the afternoon and evening getting out the vote, I went to Kensington and Chelsea town hall for the count. At around 5 o’clock the following morning I left feeling victorious and full of hope for a brighter and stronger future. I was sure by then that our side has won, but was still shocked when it was confirmed and very saddened when David Cameron resigned that morning.

So, I hear you ask why is she sharing this now? I am doing it to make a point. Leave winning the referendum was not just a stroke of luck. We, Leavers worked very, very hard and most of the time did it with little or no resources. As a political activist who when campaigning for the party money was rarely an object. I saw first-hand how frustrating it can be to run an important campaign on a shoestring budget. Shoestring by comparison to having a mighty government machine behind you. Still, it was all worth it.

Working in the Vote Leave campaign has humbled and taught me passion and conviction are a currency to rival all currencies. We might not have had Whitehall to back us, as cliché as it might sound, we had a huge appetite and strongly believed in our cause. We unequivocally trusted (and still do) that the UK is better and stronger outside the EU. We had no doubt that we rather go it alone and take full control of our laws, borders and decision making. People all over the world understood our fight. They respected it and us for swimming against the trend. They saw Brexit as the will of the people, the voice of the ordinary man and woman, and admired us for it. They saw in us what we saw during the Arab Spring – the voiceless fighting for a voice.

Brexit and leaving the European Union is not being misguided. On the contrary it is being bold and brave. It is being full of hope and optimism for Britain and wanting what’s best for her. It is not being afraid to go for what we want. It is being respected and admired for fighting for our values and now even copied and emulated with the election of Donald J Trump. Our desire to run our own affairs from the inside, with little or no interference from Brussels is applauded.

We have nothing against Europe, we love Europe, but not the EU and everybody saw and understood that.

However, if you listen to the Blairs and Cleggs of the country, Brexit is nothing but a disaster. A huge mistake, an injustice inflicted on the country by the ignorant and the uneducated. Perpetrated by the Riff-Raff who don’t know what’s good for them. Thus, it must be challenged in the courts and if possible reversed. Yes, reversed! The will of the majority reversed because the elite minority do not agree with it! Does that remind you of anything or anyone? It does me. I grow up in an autocracy where elections were won by 99.99% and those who openly did not accept the outcome were thrown in prison. Are we there yet? Of course, not, but the hypocrisy and disrespect to democracy are not dissimilar.

We’re in November now. The referendum is five months old. Five months seems like a long enough time for the grieving to have subsided somewhat and for the healing process to begin. Can we now put our differences behind us and focus in what unites us? Regardless of what any side thinks or wants, the country voted to leave the EU. The process of leaving is lengthy and rigorous. In my opinion, all energies used in attempting to reverse Brexit are wasted, because we are leaving.

We have until the end of March 2017 to trigger Article 50 and start the official process of vacating our seat. Brussels wants us to get on with it. They are as good as waving us goodbye and want the whole thing finished as soon as possible. The rest of the world does too. Our economy and currency need it as well. Yet, the Blairs and Cleggs of the country still can’t accept the democratic outcome!

My questions to them and their cronies, you say you care about Britain and want what’s best for her, then when are you going to put your hand on ours and work together to create the strongest Brexit? When will you realise that time wasted in fighting the inevitable is counterproductive and will only damage the UK?

We all want what’s best for our country, together we can achieve it.


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Brexit, what’s so difficult to understand?

Posted 3 Nov 2016 by Walaa Idris

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As someone who voted to leave the European Union, remaining in the single market was never a question. To me, leaving the EU meant leaving the union with all its good and bad. I believe, as neighbors who share a long history and many common interests, leaving was nothing more than a new chapter in our story together. An opportunity for both sides to rewrite a newer and even better deal than the one we had before.

Optimistic? Of course, I am, and many will be too if they just stopped over analyzing.

For years EU bureaucrats AKA Brussels, did what they wanted and did it their own way. Member states mostly just listened and obeyed. Some, because they felt it was a huge privilege to become members of the union – they were so grateful for anything their membership afforded them. Others didn’t see a way out or even cared enough for change, so they accepted the status quo and bought into the adage of ‘stay and reform from within’.

Not Britain. The British are very different and here’s the rub. For years, the UK was frustrated with the union and the way things were done. All they could see is a bureaucracy that was out of control with unmanaged finances, unbalanced budgets and an unjust and unyielding central régime. It saw increased centralisation, future for an EU Army and greater integration with even more control over member sovereignty, and did not like it. Most of all it did not like paying for and subsiding other economies at the expense of their own.

All along, Brussels knew all that, yet when Prime Minster Cameron, who believed in the union and hoped to keep the UK in it, came to them with the simplest of demands they send him home empty-handed. That prompted many Brits, myself included to vote to leave it.

I explained at the start of this article why I never expected us to remain in the single market. I don’t think I am alone in my thinking, but do understand why not everyone shares my thinking. First, change is not always easy and many don’t like it. People don’t like change not for lack of vision or adventure, but because of the uncertainty it brings and there are many who don’t know how to handle that uncertainty. To fear or doubt an unknown is a normal and understandable feeling. In fact, within reason fear is a healthy feeling, as it forces us to stop and think before we act. Which can sometimes save us from making mistakes. Yet, what I see from some Remainers is not fear of the unknown, nor caution before acting. It is much more than that. It is a rejection of the will of the people and total disrespect of their vote. That’s neither healthy nor fair and its ramifications can be very serious. I hope they rethink their attitude.


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Open Letter To Conservative MPs

Posted 30 Jun 2016 by Walaa Idris

Tory Leadership 2016

Dear Conservative MPs,

A week ago our country voted to leave the European Union. This momentous event was bitter sweet; just as the majority of Britain was celebrating democracy our leader and the Prime Minister of our nation resigned and triggered a leadership election. Unlike his own leadership election in 2005, this time for obvious reasons the election is run on a very tight schedule. The country and its economy need stability and surety hence the short campaign. However, we can efficiently achieve both in the timetable set while fully involving the membership.

As it stands, members have no input until the final two are selected by you, our elected representatives. In 2005 that was fine. However, today in 2016 this is a potential challenge. Grassroots who pound the streets, stuff envelopes, hold gardens fetes to raise fighting funds and travel the width and length of the country to get you elected will not stand for it.

We don’t need to look too far to see the fallout of internal political disharmony. A quick glance across the chambers’ floor and you will see the Labour party is in disarray due to disconnect between its Parliamentary Party and membership. The PLP don’t want their current leader because he doesn’t share their vision even though he was elected with an overwhelming mandate. In life we learn from mistakes, those made by ourselves but also the ones made by others. That is the purpose of this letter.

The next leader needs to unify both the party and our great union. I am positive I speak for many in the Conservative family when I say grassroots members must have a say in selecting the two finalists. That will be the first step towards unifying Brexiter and Remainers in our party.

My suggestion therefore is for MPs to hold a sounding meeting in their constituencies before the first elimination. By each MP polling their association on whom they want as the future leader, and reflecting that view in the final selection, the final two presented to the grassroots for election will be a truer reflection of our party’s membership and not a coronation by MPs.

This move will unify the two sides plus strengthen the position of the newly elected leader by giving them the mandate of an appropriate and comprehensive election. Recently, there has been a growing feeling of disconnect between the membership and leadership, there is a sense amongst the grassroots that power is mostly led from the centre rather than the broad.

By fully involving members in the selection process, the Conservative Party will heed any feelings of disconnect while also bringing closer and empower both sides.

Many thanks for your time

Sincerely yours
Walaa Idris


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Brexit is the beginning not the end

Posted 24 Jun 2016 by Walaa Idris

As someone who campaigned passionately to leave the EU I am beyond delighted with the result. However I have to admit there have been moments, even as late as yesterday, when I doubted our side can win. At times, during the campaign, the tone from the other side was dark and even disturbing; that made me think people will vote Remain out of fear and a desire to not rock the boat, not out of conviction. After pulling an all-nighter at the Kensington and Chelsea count, were my side lost, I then stayed awake until it was clear Leave has won before sleeping for a couple of hours.

Sadly, woke up to find David Cameron has resigned. His swift resignation epitomises all that is Cameron, honourable, honest and fair. It is painful to see such a brave leader step down for keeping and delivering a manifesto promise. As the only British Prime Minister to promise and offer the British people a referendum on our membership with the EU. He will also be remembered for stepping aside to allow for a fresh leadership to negotiate the country’s new relationship with the European Union.

A new dawn has broken today. As a naturalised Brit I feel enormous privilege to have taken part in this momentous referendum by campaigning and voting to leave the EU. This is an exciting time full with pride, anticipation but also some nervousness. Particularly for someone like me who grow up in an autocratic country were voting and having a say on such matters never happen. Therefore, unlike others of my vintage, I have nothing to compare this day to. I lived in the UK since 1991 and before that I was a citizen of the Sudan studying in the US. Besides my late father’s government (in the Sudan) being overthrown by a military coup, yesterday marked the most significant domestic political event of my life.

As someone who cut their political teeth in the US, my politics tend to be a tad tribal and my African Arabian blood adds passion and some heat to that tribalism. Despite that I sat on the fence for some time regarding the EU question. I did it mostly out of respect to David Cameron and his efforts; I didn’t want to pick a side until he completed his renegotiations. Once he was finished it became very clear the only way forward is to vote leave because the undemocratic EU had no intention of democratising, listening to reason or respecting the British public’s wish.

All night, despite knowing that we did everything to convince the electorate, there have been moments when I doubted we will win. As the results kept coming, in the early hours of the morning, it became clear Remain were losing.

Leave winning is just the beginning; it’s the start of a new relationship with the EU and the rest of the world. Despite the UK voting to leave very little will change overnight. Having said that, there will be some bumps in the road, change is not easy and not everyone likes or knows how to manage and adapt to it, but it will be temporary and will not have a lasting effect.

Like most who voted Leave I did because I love Britain, respect her democracy and trust her people. As I mentioned before, change is not easy and can at times be challenging, but our conviction and resolve can overcome both. Now, what we need is to stay united as a nation, as parties and work as one for the UK’s best interest. As the fifth largest economy, the fourth strongest security and the home of the biggest financial industry add to that our track record in overcoming adversity we have the foundation to become even bigger and stronger than we are today.

So celebrate this momentous day and look to the future, Britain is great and is about to become even greater.


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Will Labourites elect a Blairite or Jeremey Corbyn?

Posted 11 Sep 2015 by Walaa Idris

Labour Leadership

After months of speculations, agitations for some and jubilation for others, we are only a few hours away from knowing who will become the next Labour leader.

Will it be a Blairite or Corbyn?

If it’s the former then it will be business as usual for the Labour Party and their supporters. The leader will be less left-wing than Miliband, most of the Parliamentary Labour Party will back him or her and the other three candidates will most likely each have a position in his/her Shadow Cabinet. He or she will work hard to occupy the centre ground and the opposition will agree with some of the government’s policies and disagree with others.

However, if Jeremy Corbyn is elected, the Labour Party and the country are in for a very rough ride. He is as far left as they come. So as a matter of principle he will oppose almost everything the government proposes, and call for most services to become public and tax anything under the sun. In other words, he will promise the moon and expect taxpayers to foot the bill. I expect he will struggle to put together a Cabinet, since many already indicated they won’t serve under him. But he will nonetheless continue to spread the Corbyn gospel of tax and spend.

All of that could be fun to watch, if as a nation we didn’t have a deficit to reduce, debts to repay, new homes to build and an influx of refugees to settle. Not to mention the global migration crisis our world is facing today. Someone like Corbyn, who takes being in opposition literally, can make things extremely difficult to run and manage.

Andy Burnham, who for most of this leadership race was the front runner, is a seasoned frontbench operator. But Corbynmania exposed him as the status quo candidate plus I’m sure his insane flip-flopping on issues didn’t help. Towards the end he appeared robotic and predictable with nothing new to offer. Some still feel he talks a great deal of sense and is the best person to lead Labour to victory in 2020. But many see him as a continuation of the past and the candidate who offers nothing new.

Yvette Copper on the other hand was slow off the blocks, yet she managed to push ahead steadily. Throughout this contest she showed stamina and resilience plus it seems in recent days she found her passion. But for some being Mrs Balls somehow works against her. Having said that, just as this contest is Corbyn’s to lose it is now Copper’s to win. A few weeks ago, when Corbynmania was at its peak, I asked The Sun Political Editor who he predicted will win and his answer was Yvette Copper will win it on the second ballot. If that happens, she will make history for her Party.

As for Liz Kendall, I am sorry, but her campaign never got off the starting blocks. It seems she was finished before she even started. However, as the newest MP of the four candidates she is in a good position for next time. In my opinion, the three things she should take from this race is to pace herself like Cooper, stay visible throughout like Burnham, but most of all be real and authentic like Corbyn and do it all with genuine passion.

Like Nigel Farage, Jeremy Corbyn speaks human and does it from the heart. He is an ordinary approachable decent guy who answers all the questions asked, and does it without any airs and graces. Will he win? If he wins can he lead the party? Can he win a General Election? I don’t know. He probably can. I don’t think so. But what I do know for sure last general election, everybody predicted and expected one thing and the outcome was another thing altogether. Either way it’s not long to go now.


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Does Ukip know or even understand the difference between political correctness and basic manners?

Posted 20 Dec 2014 by Walaa Idris

Even though I am not a supporter or sympathizer of the UK Independent Party, I am quite impressed by their recent ascend in politics. Looking at their poll ratings, it appears they command the support of a good number of people across all political divide nationwide. Most of who are people tired of political correctness, tip toeing around sensitive issues and bored by the traditional way of doing politics. Of course there are some outcasts who couldn’t fit anywhere and made Ukip their home for now.

However, as someone who thinks political correctness (PC) is disingenuous and is actually suffocating many politicians and masking a lot of their greatness, I think recently Ukip showed they don’t quite understand the difference between being PC and basic decorum, and that is very concerning.

Up to the recent case of Kerry Smith, Ukip did what most political parties would do when a prominent member of their party caused offense to a group of people, and just sacked the offender.

But, not this time. In the case of Kerry Smith, their former parliamentary candidate in Basildon South, the Ukip leader took to the airwaves to defend him. He told LBC radio listeners; “I’m a bit sad, because Kerry Smith is a rough diamond. He’s a council house boy from the East End of London, left school early and talks and speaks in a way that a lot of people from that background do.” Then added – “I feel a bit sorry for Kerry Smith, because I think he’s a genuine fellow.” As if that wasn’t shocking enough he went on to criticise what he called the metropolitan snobbery against people from outside the capital using “colloquial” language.

Besides alienating the gay community, women, most of the black and ethnic community, not to mention anyone who was not born on these shores, now Ukip insulted the Chinese community. We all know there are people who use unsavoury disrespectful language in private and amongst friends, but to come on national radio and defend someone whom you just sacked from representing your party (because they are unfit to represent you) is pure madness.

In this whole episode, what I find dangerously alarming is the lack of understanding, by a party leader, and the man positioning himself to become the next Kingmaker, of the difference between political correctness and basic civility.


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What is Ukip?

Posted 31 Oct 2014 by Walaa Idris

Apart from Nigel Farage and what they tell and want us to think and believe, what is Ukip? And what besides leaving the EU and stopping immigration does it stand for? What’s their record in government? These are some of the questions that come to mind whenever I hear journos and politicos debate the organization’s rise and sudden prominence in the polls. And I can’t help but wonder how is mocking and belittling the EU instead of standing- up for it, is going to help and safeguard the UK and UK interests?

To date, they control zero councils. That makes it even more challenging for voters to judge them on their record. How can anyone assess an organization on something it never achieved? That too adds to the challenge, because it becomes impossible to establish how they manage public money, plan spending, organize and run communities. All of that leaves voters unfamiliar with their ability of handling those things that matter to the public.

A few weeks ago they won their first parliamentary seat. But it can be argued the Member of Parliament held the seat predominantly on his own personal popularity. Their MEPs are notorious for not attending debates and hardly vote on any issue, including serious matters such as saving the UK’s money from the grubby fingers of the EU. So how can anyone judge what Ukip is?

In the European Parliament, when they attend, they use every given opportunity to make a show. Even at the cost of their own self-respect, such as refusing to stand or turn their backs when the EU anthem is performed. Or their leader publicly asking Mr Van Rompuy “Who are you Mr President, I never heard of you…” and similar media stunts. They are great at no substance attention seeking gimmicks, yet offer no concrete coherent solutions or hold the very organisation they vehemently despise to account on any matter that benefits the UK and those who elected them to represent them and speak on their behalf.

Just as Farage asked Van Rompuy who are you, British voters want to know what Ukip is and it has done for Britain?

I know, at this stage of the electoral cycle every party is saving exciting policies for later, hoping to score big with their announcement. But with the general election only six month away, at least the basic skeleton of the organization’s policies on taxes, the NHS, education, housing, transport and crime should by this stage be known. The public should, and have the right to at least have an idea where the organization stands on the basics.

Everybody knows perfectly well they are for the UK completely coming out of the EU. Yet, we were never once told how they plan to go about it. Will we come out via a democratic referendum – where the voting public cast their vote for or against our membership in the European Union? Will the public have a say on the type of relationship they want, whether fully pull out, fully staying in or negotiate a new relationship different to what we currently have? Because last I checked not every Brit wants the same relationship with the EU and a huge percentage don’t even know what affiliation they prefer. Those undecided, are looking for someone to persuade them one way or the other.

So, how will a Ukip government or coalition manage the EU issue?

Does anyone know? Because, though I clearly know they wants us out of the union, I have no idea how they plan to go about doing it.

The same with immigration, do they want control orders, closed boarders, limits on some immigrants not on others? Plus what will they do about illegal immigrants currently inside the UK? Until the EU question is settled, how will they control immigration from inside the EU? Especially if they don’t respect and hardly communicate with any decision makers in Brussels!

Don’t get me wrong, I respect their patriotism, and how they love and jealously guard and regard our country. But childishly turning your back on what you don’t like is akin to accepting a dinner invite, then openly spit in the food because you don’t approve or like the host. It’s disrespectful to everyone – the host, the guests, and the offender and to the people he/she represents. It definitely does not ‘win friends and influence people’ and leaves a negative connotation. In short, such juvenile behaviors are bad all around. They are bad for business, for collaboration and for basic civilities.

So, does anyone actually know what Ukip is? I am still trying to work it out – what about you?

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Football, Cameron and Capital Punishment

Posted 14 May 2013 by Walaa Idris

Don’t understand football and only support Chelsea because it’s my local team and it was my father’s favourite team. But feel sorry for Roberto Mancini, the man just won Manchester City the Premier League and a year later he is sacked, why? He was let go, because with the exception of qualifying for next season’s Champions Leagues he failed to achieve any of the club’s targets.

Just imagine if the public used the same yard stick in politics!
I keep saying it but folks keep ignoring it!

David Cameron is one smooth operator. If in doubt just look at the latest EU fiasco! The whole thing was either both carefully planned and executed, or Cameron is one sharp eagle eyed operator who never misses an opportunity. Whichever way you look at it, it worked for him and his party.

Over the weekend every news anchor and journo was salivating over the possibility of a Tory backbench rebellion. Labour, the LibDems and even the new kid on the block UKIP were all beside themselves with exhilaration over the possibility of a Tory split. But in their excitement they took their eyes of the ball. UKIP with all its latest poll successes is still a party without power. Like a chemical catalyst, it speeds up reactions and helps aid other chemicals to respond.

LibDems besides being our collation partners, they are not Labour. For any true Conservative there is one enemy. We might have squabbles and skirmishes with all opponent but the one true enemy is Labour. These last 72 hours of EU rebellion and its outcome has put the Tories main opponent in a beautiful position, between a rock and a hard place.
I think any criminal who denies his guilt then admits it in the eleventh hour, especially when all the evidence is stacked against them, should be punished three or four times as much as those who admit their guilt early on. We know they don’t do it because they are remorseful. Most do it for a lighter sentence.

Stuart Hazell is a horrid man. I don’t believe in Capital Punishment but would have made an exception for him.


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What an interesting day!

Posted 9 May 2013 by Walaa Idris

Her Majesty the Queen

Earlier this week I wrote an open letter to David Cameron asking him to reinstate Nadine Dorries. I am happy to see she was reinstated and given back the Conservative Whip. I am positive my open letter had nothing to do with it; I wish it did and I had that kind of power. Nonetheless her return to the Conservative fold is a very happy and welcome news. She is back where she belongs.
The Queen officially opened parliament yesterday. Apparently this Queen’s Speech was the shortest in her Majesty’s 60 years reign. It was so short by the time the end of the line arrived at the Lords she was finished speaking. All in all this year’s speech was seven minutes long. Well times are austere.
I like Chris Grayling. He was the star of the show yesterday with his Offender Rehabilitation Bill – a topic very close to my heart. Grayling proved once again that common sense politics and politicians are the best. No amount of money spent in prisons will cut crime if we don’t properly address reoffending and specially youth reoffending. Because reoffending is like garden weeds; just pulling the weeds out does not permanently sort the problem. Plus pulling them from the roots, weeds need regular treatments to keep them away. Same like crime, reducing reoffending is the only long term solutions to reducing crime. Chris you’re the man!
The art of telling jokes is simple. You have seconds or the joke loses impact. If in two seconds after the joke is finished the audiences are still waiting for the punch line, then the joke is on you. Ed Miliband’s out – Farage, Farage joke was just that. So bad was his response to the Queen’s Speech, that the only thing Labourites were talking about last night and this morning is Miliband the rescuer. It seems he helped a cyclist who now thinks he is not such a geek but a handsome prince. Whatever!
Sir Alex Ferguson resigning as manager of Manchester United was the biggest news yesterday; even Her Majesty the Queen with that fabulous tiara couldn’t keep him off the front pages. From hair dryers to whether he will become Lord Fergie; farewells and his resignation graced almost every front page this morning. It’s definitely an end of an era. Wonder will Man U now have the same problem with mangers like the rest of the clubs?


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