‘Demand Better’: New Lib Den slogan

Gerry has noticed that the Lib Dems have come with a new slogan to replace the comic ‘Exit from Brexit’, and instead told their small fanbase to ‘Demand Better.’ With a picture of Vince Cable all over the ad, Gerry is not sure whether anyone might be a little confused.

Gerry would certainly demand better than the 75 year old former SDP member who predicts a recession every fortnight to lead the apparently revitalised Lib Dems…

Jeremy hunt defends UK relationship with Saudi

Jeremy Hunt has defended the UK’s long standing relationship with Saudi Arabia despite recent atrocities, including a bomb landing on a school bus, in Yemen. Hunt said that the relationship helps to ‘keep the streets of Britain safe’, because of the intelligence passed on between the two countries. The civilian death toll in Yemen is growing by the day, and the conflict has been known as the ‘Forgotten War’ because of the lack of UK Government interest. UK companies make billions from selling arms, used in the conflict to massacre civilians, hit £1.1bn in 2017.

Gerry doesn’t think that the Saudis make the starving Yemenis much safer, and that the government is just looking for money…

The rifts in different Labour voters

Gerry commented earlier about the ruling part of the Labour Party refusing to support a second referendum, to go with their largely working class vote, which heavily voted leave. The metropolitan side is left polarised. Ayesha Hazarika, the Ed Miliband advisor turned comedian (make what you will) has backed a second referendum, as have Chuka Umunna, who is chairman of the People’s Vote campaign.

 

Gerry suspects that this supposed centrist party may be forming…

Spectator sales hit all time high

The sales of the Spectator, Gerry’s magazine of choice, have it an all time record high. This is very good news, considering the concern over what digital media would do to such mags. An obviously chuffed editor, Fraser Nelson, spread the word:

Sales of The Spectator broke through an all-time high three years ago, and we’ve kept growing ever since. The latest industry figures, for the first half of the year, are out today – and I’m delighted to say that it’s our best-ever start to any year. Our worldwide sales averaged 71,102 in the first half of this year, up 1,939 from the same period last year. This is our preferred figure: copies that people buy for themselves. Add other forms of circulation (samples, and copies bought by the more discerning airlines for their passengers), split out print-and-digital bundles, and the headline figure calculated by ABC, the industry auditor, stands at 102,866.

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Westminster curry house closes

The Buckingham Balti House, which is just off Victoria Street and therefore in very close proximity to the Mother of Parliaments, has closed, after a little dithering online. First and foremost, it was very nice curry house when Gerry visited, so Yours Truly is a bit melancholy. Secondly, all the experienced politicos among you will know the importance of a good Indian and plots…

The Cinnamon Club is certainly on the expensive side…

Labour heading towards Leave-backing base

After Barry  Gardiner’s intervention on Radio 4 yesterday, it seems that the Labour Party are giving the same message as Theresa May, no Customs Union, no Single Market, let’s just get the hell out of here. Tim Shipman of the Sunday Times says it’s ‘very hard to see how the Labour front bench is going to back a People’s Vote.’

Gerry would only vote for someone who is bored of this daily debacle and concentrates on something else for the sanity of us all…