The protests at JFK and the Women For Independence crowdfunder to get Glasgow vet Hamaseh Tayari home (hit it’s target in 31 minutes with additional money going to the Scottish Refugee Council) gave me hope last night. Like many others I feel I spent the day repeating “On my fucking god.”
May’s sucking up to Trump looks like it will backfire, instead of being a cosy ego-boosting visit where he gets to swan around Buck House and Parliament there is already a petition against him. It’s already hit 100,000 meaning a debate.
Now I don’t give a damn, if it causes “embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.” She’s met enough dictators & wannabe despots over the years, including some of her own PMs in that. I’m happy that it will get back to the ratings-obsessed clementine. There’s going to be another fit of petulance – at this rate he’s going to have a heart attack without the CIA’s involvement.
Turns out No. 10 is also worried that Prince Charles is a risk. Sorry I am actually laughing at this.They must be praying the Queen doesn’t go down with an illness between now and then.
Unfortunately we can’t stop him coming here – we still are a free country (for a given value of free) but we can make i as uncomfortable as possible for both him and the UK government.
If he comes to Scotland I think we should crowdfund for a Mariachi band to greet him – it worked so well last time.
People have to make a stand, we have to make a stand especially as May is so fucking spineless. Her initial remarks in Turkey were”The United States is responsible for the United States’ policy on refugees, the United Kingdom is responsible for the United Kingdom’s policy on refugees.”
A late night statement of “does not agree” after hours of pressure does not count.
As for those saying she was on a plane and out of the loop. REALLY? She’s our Prime Minister – I should hope that she’s always in the loop. This wasn’t a sudden thing, it was building for hours. The WFI acted faster to help a Glaswegian resident than the WM government
The Tories are hypocrites and clueless and rather than repeat him I’m just going to link to today’s piece from Wings on Nadhim Zahawi. Basically it’s “But I didn’t mean me”
Bit like Question Time’s Teary Tory
Martin Niemöller gets quoted a lot and there’s a bloody good reason for that.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me
I speak out; yes because what is happening is unfair but also selfishly I would hope someone would speak out for me in return.
In the US women, scientists, Muslims and the press have already been directly targeted by Trump’s administration. Bannon is a cunt. (sorry mum)
In the UK there is a present a more subtle targeting; the unemployed, the disabled, the young, WASPI women, environmental groups can be called as terrorist organisations, we have the most intrusive surveillance in the world.
[Re that surveillance – I ain’t hiding anything – I think this government are sociopathic shysters out to make as much money for their pals as possible – so fuck you]
If you don’t do it out of altruism do it out of self-defense, because unless you are in the 1% they ARE coming for you.