The long and the short of it.

The question was asked, what size Hoodie do you take.

I take a medium (12) in a hoodie but a large (14) would do. Thank you Brian. Might be wearing a coat though. A tabard that goes over clothing might be better and cheaper and a number of them could be kept for everyone’s use on any day of campaigning with only one per location being needed. I think they are a one size fits all kind of thing.

Do we know which area we will be setting up in. If it’s Newcastle the new tax on Fresh air that the city is intending to make in April might become an issue I think. What is the parties thoughts on that. I’m all for Green solutions but Newcastle are notorious for raising money by stealth. The scandal of the bus lanes a few years ago proved that.

I’m looking into the whole issue of charging to Cross the Tyne Bridge, the temptation to profit from modern surveillance systems was just too much for the council I think. I want to know where the money will go for a start and where did the original data come from, who commissioned the original research and that kind of thing. I think if they are going to charge then how will they decide that pollution levels on the day actually warrant it and where will the monitored area actually be. Will the charged for area contain the car parks so people will be charged for a 100 yards or so and not actually enter the area of high pollution. I’m sure low paid workers and haulage/delivery companies will be thrilled lol. Nobody drives through Newcastle for the fun of it so it won’t do anything at all to bring down pollution levels.

The best way forward for environment and economy is to embrace H2 fuel cell technology and take the lead in the world ahead of everyone else. Oil companies are going to block development and  find ways to make any new tech unaffordable. I’m guessing patents, misinformation and buying politicians will play a part in the prevention and suppression of any new form of energy production that hits the oil companies strangle hold on power. Green hydrogen can be produced from wind power and Fuel cells can be any size from tiny ones that power cars to medium sized ones that could power small towns and industrial estates. Truly Green and a source of energy that will remove the need for the US to cause chaos in the oil producing regions. It will put paid to the refugee crisis too in the long term but we should be helping those regions to become stable and peaceful now instead of deliberately maintaining the state of chaos.

I think we should focus on Green tech as a nation to rebuild our economy and do our bit for the World. Our present regime would sooner bankrupt the nation to give themselves another excuse for austerity than do anything to rebuild our economy. They have already put laws in place to easily quell any future protests and I think they can use the wording of the new laws to ban strikes and arrest organisers if they choose to. 

The state of the nation is no accident. It started during the Winter of Discontent in my opinion, just in time for the Far Right to get their hands on North Sea oil. Low wage, high unemployment was a deliberate policy paid for with oil revenue when other nations used their own oil revenue to modernise and build infrastructure. Thatcher destroyed entire industries just to break the power of the unions and deliberately created high levels of poverty and a huge pool of despondent out of work workers who were willing to work for a pittance and put up with long hours and poor conditions, meaning bosses could easily replace their workers if they didn’t toe the line. It was an attack on all workers rights not just the unemployed.

Blair, ex young Conservative was no accident either. His mission was to carry on the work of whoever really runs the country and destroy socialism for good. It was Blair who sent a delegation of New Labour and Tories off to America to find out how they got away with Workfare without causing civil unrest. They soon adapted what they learned to Britain and finally put an end to the ‘Nanny State’ which was the very Social Security safety net that Labour themselves created along with the NHS which Blair also carried on privatising.

We no longer have an opposition party, the Labour party has blended in with the government and have the same policies, serve the same masters. The Labour Movement itself must be relaunched somehow I think.

Sorry Brian, I’ve gone off on one again haha. Never mind. I don’t think I’ve libelled anyone.

Lots of love.
Polly.

xx

Author: Polly

I bought this little bit of Internet space on the spur of the moment. I am a deep thinker and enjoy looking deeper into the reasons and circumstances behind the events we read and hear about in the news. I quite like writing little nonsense articles too just for the fun of it and to keep my ageing brain active. It might be a forlorn hope but worth trying. I have studied Journalism and am now starting out on a new career as a Freelance Journalist and writer. It's very early days but I am persistent and never give up. I enjoy learning just for the sake of learning and will become competent eventually which will build my confidence. I have my intuition, principles and my own sense of what's right and what's wrong to guide me. What can go wrong lol. No don't answer, I will deal with each disaster as it happens. Just as I always have done. xx

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