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An alternative viewpoint

Comments about what’s going on in political life …  … Please note that views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Health Concern or of it’s Councillors or members - but enjoy them - or ignore them (!) It’s your choice.

Local

Wyre Forest and West Midlands

We’ve received information from Doug Hine, on behalf of the Wyre Forest Green Party, of an imminent “Climate Strike”. This is not that the climate is going ‘on strike’ .. although ‘Project Fear’ headlines in the recent rag-tops about impending winter terrors might indicate that it might .. but of Kidderminster Youth coming out in protest (which youth is inclined to do) at the way climate issues are being handled. Youth 4 Climate & UK Student Climate Network reply-to: maxinewatkins@me.com #WyreForestClimateStrike  It’s reassuring that Doug is firmly against truanting - “The Youth Climate Strike is strictly for students in further or higher education, and adults. We don’t want compulsory education children to miss their schooling and suggest that they mark ‘Climate Strike Day’ in other ways, such as walking to school instead of being driven.” Look out for crowded pavements on FRIDAY 20th and lots of youth assembled outside Kidderminster Town Hall between 11:00am to 2:00pm.

National

“Look … !! “ as Chuka Umunna says at every possible opportunity, we now have over 50 MPs who were not voted for ! That is to say, if you look closely enough, 50 or so MPs have deserted their affiliations for the party (and manifesto) for which they stood for Parliament and either crossed the floor or had the whip withdrawn. And yet, now representing the ideals of a party that couldn’t find enough support to get their candidate elected, they still remain as the Honorable (!) Member for that constituency. So that’s 72,000 voters in 50 odd constituencies = 3,600,000 ‘disenfranchised’ voters ! Once upon a time, things were so bad that constituencies were called “rotten boroughs” .. now it’s the MPs that have brought things into disrepute. Isn’t it time for a “root-and- branch” overhaul of Parliament ? _____________________ With the Scottish judgement on prorogation, the politicisation of our judicial system seems complete. For centuries, the courts avoided interfering directly in political matters and now, thanks to Tony Blair’s 2003 reform of the legal system. they have become increasingly political and hungry to expand their jurisdiction. The Scottish judgement is an extreme example, based entirely on politics rather than any point of law - and promulgated without any supporting evidence. It is merely the personal view of the judges involved. Any legal substantiation is based on a Scottish law passed before the statues joining our two countries were passed into law (and so superseding those that went before). Even passing this judgement seems to fly in the face of the SNP’s position on independence - of one country imposing its viewpoint on another. And there’s the position of what Boris has done being “unconstitutional” in law .. when we don’t have a written constitution for him to have broken. Talk about ‘making it up as you go along’.

International

Throughout the rest of the world

So ‘VDL’ announces her ‘team’. That’s Ursula von der Leyen, as she’s known to her (very few) friends. “Ursula who ?” I hear you ask.  Why, the President Elect of the EU, of course. Silly you. Our Fuhrer in charge for the next few years .. should we fail to escape. And her ‘team’ ?  Why nothing but the best. #1 “.. a dedicated and convinced European !” #2. “.. a true believer in Europe !” #3 “.. first and foremost, a European !” Never mind the fact that they all have been the subject (or still are, including VDL herself) of investigations for fraudulent or underhand activities. That’s Europe for you .. .. !

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