So. You want me to be happy?

So powerful.

Claire Broadley

On Friday morning, I was given notice that my EU citizenship will be taken away.

The house in the sun – the one that I planned to retire to – is no longer for sale. My 2-year-old son will no longer be allowed to move freely through the EU when he grows up, as I was fortunate enough to do in my 20s.

The house that I am sitting in will lose 18% of its value. The food in my kitchen will cost 10% more. My country’s economy was 5th in the world; it is now 6th. And we have yet to see how far it will sink tomorrow.

The Scottish friends I have will now build a border between us. My friends in Ireland face a return to violence and conflict. (I saw terrorist violence in the UK when I was a child. It terrified me then, as it terrifies me…

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So, there was this video…

You get some right funny videos on the internet, not THAT kind of video you understand, funny videos.

Whilst tootling around the net the other day my daughter in law found a really comical one that she thought would appeal to my ten year old grandson, basically she thought it was a little character similar to Mr Hankey the Christmas poo.. Until the moment the condom appeared that is.

So any way the upshot is she sent the video to us without showing it to the kids..

It really is very funny, kind of sick but funny.. We mailed her back saying her face must have been a picture.

Any way, the next morning we received an email from her that goes as follows…

“The very first sight of the peeping willy, yes my face did change! lol.

And sex education is looming on the horizon at school and molly asked me what sperm was this morning right as we  were leaving for school and Ty grabbed his bag and walked past Molly looking at her like she was some sort of div and said ‘it’s a whale dur’. Lol, lol.. I thought I was saved but have you met my daughter??? So the Spanish inquisition carried on in the car and they have obviously been talking about condoms cos that came up as  well.. And I’m thinking thanks Adam you get to stay at home with the one that just needs feeding and I’m stuck dying in the car with two ten year olds talking about sperm!

Molly’s like, ‘is it a seed?’ .. so they know it comes out of the willy now so at this point Ty’s face is changing rapidly imagining that he is gonna be popping seeds out of his willy, so I diffuse the situation by saying no, it’s kinda like er, um er a liquid, which doesn’t help because now Ty looks like he has cat shit in his mouth and dithering and repeating the word liquid while trying not to throw up the cat shit..

So, er, he’s ok, just not liking his willy at the moment.. lol….

Me however, I am still in the shower, scrubbing myself to death  with a wire brush including my mouth while trying to sing  nursery rhymes in between scrubbing and sobbing..”

Oh the joys of parenting..

 

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A black day for disabled people – disability benefit cuts enforced by government despite widespread opposition

“The fact is that Ministers are looking for large savings at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable. That was not made clear in the general election campaign; then, the Prime Minister said …

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G4S are employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to deliver “get to work therapy”

Background Last April, more than 400 psychologists, counsellors and academics signed an open letter condemning the profoundly disturbing psychological implications of the  government’s austerity an…

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Tory Think Tank Gives The Game Away – Benefit Sanctions Are About Keeping Wages Low

Source: Tory Think Tank Gives The Game Away – Benefit Sanctions Are About Keeping Wages Low

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It isn’t only the wise monkeys that see or hear no evil it would seem.

As thousands of people are dying after being wrongly assessed as being fit for work by the DWP and JCP officials have been issued with guidelines on how to spot suicidal claimants before removing their benefits… Isn’t it time we started questioning WHY the MSM aren’t reporting this with the same vigour they give to demonising claimants and refugees…

More to the point, isn’t it time that we stopped being so insular?

I read the comments under ever more horrific reports of desperate people dying, DYING in their attempts to escape from a war torn hell yet for every compassionate post there is at least ten so lacking in compassion and basic inhumanity that they shame us as a species.

The public is being fed a diet of disinformation and biased news reports and programmes that are little more than propaganda dressed up as fact and they consume it avidly. If they only stopped to question why instead of condemning without question how many lives could be improved or saved?

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Iain Duncan Smith’s historic links to the far-right

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s Iain Duncan Smith!)

No one should be surprised by the extremities of Duncan Smith’s attacks on the welfare state.

After all, Duncan Smith has a history of links to far-right politics – including racist and fascist organisations.

  • In 1995,  Duncan Smith was one of a few Tory MPs who met with senior figures of the racist and anti-semitic French National Front in Westminster. Le Pen’s deputy, Bruno Gollnisch MEP, later said Duncan Smith and other Tory MPs they met were “sympathetic” to their views:

I came to meet members of the Conservative Party sympathetic to our views… I met Duncan Smith and others in their offices and later we got together for less formal talks in a bar somewhere in the Parliament building.

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