Where has the Social Care and Justice GONE

So I sit here again in the dead of night fraught with worry unable to sleep thinking for answers which of course will now fuck up the day ahead, this has been a  recurrence for some years now but certainly since the Tories came to office.

So excuse me whilst I rant as maybe getting this down will heal and rest the mind

Social Care and Justice is a subject getting much attention in the press and media of late and dare I say is much needed but it is too an issue that has greatly impacted on my own family and unless I talk bout it myself much will go unnoticed as you see the press and media can only bring us the broader issues and not the real impact on a given family.

We are a family that has done a great service to our Govt that mostly goes unnoticed we just did it as it was for us the right thing to do, we cared for our mum until she lost the fight for life in April due to a twisted bowel but she also had Alzheimer’s disease so needed a lot of care, this was hard for us all to cope with and was trying at the best of times.

You see she was a very intelligent lady that had a good grasp on life was impeccable in everything she did and used to amaze me at how fast she could wizz through a quiz book.

Watching someone you love so much slowly ebb away is one of the hardest things to grasp and understand in life indeed not everyone can do it and that is where the role of the care home comes in and may I say failing many too.

So between me and my wife we was glad now we took that important decision to care for ourselves it was hard but we got their and she lived a good life right up to her final day free of any abuse why? because we loved her like no one else could simple as that.

We did everything like all her household things that she once took so much pride in dong herself to taking her on drives out even if it was to just park on top of portsdown hill and watch life go by  or making sure she keep to her GP and Hospital appointments and helping her up off the floor if she had a all the list is virtually endless as many who does this will know.

But were as the support and help we had none none what so ever and life could have been more bearable if we had some to give us a break and especially as I am disabled myself due to an SAH/Stroke, we literally saved the Govt thousands of pounds being part of an army of home carers.

Now you would think this would be the end of the matter now that she has passed away god bless her but no as I have had my own battles with the DWP to get the support I am entitled too which BTW was happening whilst trying to care for mum.

I will not go into my own battle here as it is too complicated and will take an age to explain, however it is blogged on these pages.

To sum up it has been hard but I take the blessing that our mum had a good life and was well cared for until the end all taken care off by ourselves and is now at peace with her late husband which is what she always wanted.

But I scorn shame on our Govt just like many others do, they will never get it but you can be certain they will expect excellent care when they need it.


Deselection List

Today I am feeling somewhat livid due to some MPs complaining because it has been exposed by one of their own Right Wing Centralist MPs Owen Smith  on last nights final leadership debate that their names are included on a list they term as a Deselection List.

Owen Smith made no mention of the thousands of members who had a right to vote but were purged for some of the most menial reasons and in the most cases for merely expression an opinion which all MPs and Mainstream Media do day in day out and which is not against party rules indeed that should be applauded as it provokes debate and policy.

Why am I somewhat livid though? because it is me me me do they have short memories and have forgotten why they are on such a list? it is they who caused all this mess from the outset by throwing a hissy fit and resigning from cabinet posts instead of uniting for it’s members and the wider electorate.

If they do not like the idea of a Jeremy Corbyn Government tough they should not have under estimated the feeling of the public and maybe they should blame those MPs who nominated him back in September 2015.

Everyone including MPs love to dictate how we live in a democracy only many do not believe that I certainly no longer do after being purged and I expect many more will too should the vote go to Owen Smith.

Are they not concerned of the huge numbers of members who have been purged from voting? or do they not care and are just happy to be centralist MPs in opposition with no hope of winning and being the governing party.

We have all heard and witnessed many tragic incidents over the past 6 years indeed one would say that should be enough to end that term but no they carry on without a care in the world backed up by centralist left MPs with no real opposition.

When will they wake up to all the harm and suffering this Tory Government has caused and fucking do something about it?

It is not banks and corporatism that makes Britain great that comes second to the collective will of the people, yes it is us as citizens that will transform Britain with Govt making the legislation to enable us to do it.

Investment in People, Homes, Jobs, Training and infrastructure this are the tools the UK needs and of which Government will see a return to the treasury not more borrowing by the billions just to prop up the markets with nothing to show for it except a far bigger debt mountain which we have now from Cameron’s term.

So those MPs complaining you reap what you sow stop leading us down this continued path of doom and gloom start leading with real opposition to the Tories because I only see a few MPs with Jeremy Corbyn doing that of which it is not him personally that appeals but his alternative ideas and policies, even Jean-Claude Junker said the EU is not socialist enough and just because Corbyn wants a more socialist nation does not mean it will be the same socialist nation of the past.

So maybe you would not be on a deselection list ( If that is what it is ) if you was not so inbred working to your own ideals instead of what is best for all and the greater nation.

Finally as you see here I have opinions just like you that is democracy it is not a reason to be purged and deny my vote.








Labour Purge Day 19 – The Battle Continues


Yesterday evening I travelled from Southampton to London to attend a public meeting called by Labour Against the Witch Hunts, a group battling against the unfair suspension of thousands of members of the Labour Party.

As people at the meeting exchanged their experiences of arbitrary suspension, by the dreaded Compliance Unit, and the unclear appeal process, phrases such as Kafkaesque and Orwellian were used. It is so sad to see the methods being used by the right to attack the resurgence of a left movement built around Jeremy Corbyn. One of the key messages was do not be silent – we must continue to publicly oppose, and expose, the methods of the Labour Purge.

Labour Against the Witch Hunts have organised a petition, to be delivered to the National Executive Committee, asking for emergency action to lift suspensions, and restore voting rights in the leadership election. If you have not…

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Purged but lets get the timeline of events clear as all very weird

So today 10th September 2016 I received my letter from Iain McNicol putting me on suspension it is a template letter much the same as many others have received but the excuse for my suspension is a comment made on social media on the 29th June 2016.

Their is no link or more detail on what comment it was or indeed what social media platform they was referring too.

Now I have had a few letters from the Labour Party that post dates this comment from requesting donations, informing me of the leadership ballot and what to do when you receive it etc all above board but the one for me that sticks out is the one requesting me to rejoin the Labour Party.

This one was sent and received on the 30th August 2016 some two months after the breach I am supposedly guilty off.

My membership was not due to expire until the 21st September 2016 and thus was current as at the August cut off to vote in the leadership election and as I am a devout Labour Supporter and member that upholds it’s constitution I had no foresight of anything that would prevent me from voting and awaited for my democratic ballot in earnest.

So I rejoined the Labour Party paying for a years membership taking my membership up to 21st September 2017 that I now regret as will not see that money back of which I view it as theft as they base my suspension on an event end of June but took the money on the 31st August 2016 of which they must of known a suspension was about to happen.

Here is the evidence:


I note they say:

Thanks for renewing your Labour Party Membership – we’re delighted you’re staying with us. ARE THEY REALLY?

labour-suspension-2_page1labour-suspension-2_page2This is bang out of order and they have searched me out purely for being a Jeremy Corbyn Supporter but conveniently forget I am still a supporter of the Labour Party and that with or without voting rights that will remain the case because his policies are more in-line with what I believe, nothing can change that so I await the day he is re-elected and my membership and voting rights are restored.

The Labour Party Rule Book at Chapter 2 Clause 1 Paragraph 8 also states the following which any appeal should be based on in my opinion:



Rio 2016 – We are the SuperHumans

Anyone watched the advert on channel 4 for the paralympic games about to start?


Don’t know about you but it made me crawl in disgust portraying them in such a way like there disabilities make them some Super Human, in a way perhaps they are given what they have gone through in all the years up to that point, but they do not show that on TV and thus many will not understand that.

Maybe if the broadcasters  showed the daily struggles they have in competing it would be different but that side will never be shown.

The struggles packing ready to go to such an event, the struggles travelling and getting the carers to assist the struggles eating, sleeping, managing the pain many will have whilst away the struggles ensuring they have medical back up, the struggles getting up and ready in the morning, the struggles putting on and taking of artificial limbs etc. etc. you see what I am getting at they may not feel they are Super Human behind the scenes as everything is 2, 3, 4 times harder and it is that which you will not see which makes them Super Human not the competing itself.

We too must remember that not all disabled citizens can reach those sporting achievements just the same as not all able bodied can and thus we must not have a repeat of London 2012 were many felt put out after the event including some of those paralympians who lost support and benefit entitlements.

They all make me proud for what they achieve but they are still disabled who need support and help now and in the future and just because they have attained a high level of training to compete in sport does not mean they do not face the same barriers in life other disabled citizens do.

To that end I wish them all well and can bring home a stack of golds because they would have earned them far more in my eyes than able bodied Olympians. .

Democracy MUST win the day

With all the infighting within the Labour Party over the past few month’s one has to ask what for, we seem to be ruled by a bunch of I’m alright jacks and Blairism is keen to jump on the bandwagon with nothing learned over the past 6 years of austerity were harm and suffering yes real harm and suffering has hurt many what for what have we as a nation become.

The UN report on Austerity is a good indicator it is a report all MP’s should be thoroughly ashamed off I know I am and I never even caused it, but we must remember it has nothing to do with fiscal policy and did not have to be this way as we could have just as easily used the bank bailouts to invest to grow and pay down the debt.

No it was a political decision from the start to feed the well off who do not need any more wealth and make those who do to survive suffer whilst blaming them for all the nations ills a pretty plan for the tories and right-wing faction of the Labour Party so much so I bet they did not think the left would rise up and fight back!

The hard fought fights of DPAC are a good example of the weakest in society taking on the elites and making inroads.

I must admit I am relatively new to the political scene it came out in 2010 due to having to give up work through no fault of mine the SAH Stroke I had suffered 27 years previous was taking it’s toll on my body and became too painful to carry on so I left in the hope of taking on a less strenuous role to fill my time.

In the years since 2010 I have had the time to take an interest and learn a lot and get more involved in social media were I have enjoyed connecting with fellow citizens I must say it has been somewhat of a roller-coaster period with many ups and downs but in the main I have enjoyed it. My life before due to fatigue was just work and sleep.

Now this is the rub the Tories dislike, whilst they have been busy making themselves richer they took their fingers off the pulse and the left from from being dumb have been rising and rising fearing the effects of austerity that effect us all to the point we are at now.

Is it any wonder why Jeremy Corbyn and his supporting MP’s are popular? they give the hard pressed and disenfranchised hope of a better future that this nation is crying out for, none of these people wish to be rich and elite they just want enough support to live healthy and full-filling lives something our Government can afford to give to all the vast amounts of money wasted, sent to off-shore accounts whilst still being the 5th richest nation in the world proves that point and by investing in the nations people brings big gains to the Government indeed it is time that Jeremy Corbyn’s vision of Governing for all came to fruition .

Short term doom and bust for the few must end and be replaced with long term investment in homes, health and jobs and let those gains filter through to all and to that end the working classes must continue to rise and rid this nation of the Blairites both within the PLP and the NEC, there days are over and a new beginning must start with real democracy at it’s core.


UN Report on UK Austerity


The Crippled Estate of BBC Spin

No Time to Think

THERE is quite a storm raging around the hallowed sanctuary of the British Broadcasting Corporation today.

As a hard news journalist of some 30 years standing I am angry at the events which have unfolded, but not at all surprised.

It is a few weeks since I blogged on The Bankruptcy of the Fourth Estatehttps://seagullnic.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/paris-isis-syria-and-the-bankruptcy-of-the-fourth-estate/ and The Loaded Language of the British Presshttps://seagullnic.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/the-loaded-language-of-the-british-press/ and it feels that today a few of those journalist chickens have come home to roost.

So let’s bring you up to speed.

Soon after Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party last September, the BBC was accused of an ‘anti Corbyn bias’ and challenged with a 61,000 strong petition demanding that they stop using the prefix ‘left-wing’ when reporting on events related to his leadership.

But even before he won a stunning 59.5% of the vote, ensuring the largest democratic mandate of…

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