Author Archives: Steve Tierney
Boris Johnson gives speech in Manchester
I have waited for decades for a Cabinet like this in Parliament.
I am happy, excited and 100% enthused again in a way that I have not been in years.
I feel like I’ve finally got my party back. The party I grew up with. The party i’ve worked for through thick and thin.
It may be a difficult road ahead, and I sure as Hell know the Lefties and the corrupt media are going to do everything they can to sabotage – but this is a real chance for the country.
Boris Johnson’s First Speech
What I Think Might Happen
I know that nobody knows. But in the past when I’ve guessed things that might happen I’ve gotten a fair few things right. Of course I’ve also got some wrong. But just for fun, this is my guess for the national political outcomes of this year and next year.
(1) Boris Johnson will be our new Prime Minister
– Not a massively controversial statement. It’s patently clear he’s going to win and I predict a very comfortable win.
(2) The Press will do to Boris what the American and World Press do to Trump.
Boris is going to be played by the media and constantly attacked on every level. He might not get it as bad as Trump does, but the huge divisions which mostly come down to attacks on the individual dressed up as attacks on policy will be very familiar.
(3) Parliament will do everything it can to stop Brexit at the end of November and Boris will have to force it through using some method that will be called “undemocratic” but it actually the only truly democratic way to honour the Brexit vote.
At this point one of two things will happen. Either Boris will win and we’ll leave with no deal, or Parliament will win and prevent us leaving. Of the two I think the latter is marginally more likely.
(4) Parliament will win by forcing a vote of no confidence in the Government and winning it, as their attempt to prevent Brexit.
(5) We will then have a general election. If the public blame Boris for the failure to leave then we will have a hung Parliament with Labour as the largest party and a significant representation from the Brexit Party. If the public don’t blame Boris then we will have a hung Parliament with the Conservatives as the largest party and significantly less representation from the Brexit Party.
(5) Labour will form a Government with the SNP, the Lib Dems, or both.
(6) People will find out what real left-wing Government madness is like.
(7) In America, Trump will win a second term in 2020.
Of course, things are so crazy, all this could well be completely wrong. We shall see.
What A Weekend
That’s quite a weekend I’ve just had. Spent Saturday at Wisbech Castle running the Cafe and it was a busy one. Then I had to rush home and pack the car with disco equipment as I provided the free disco for the FACET charity fundraising party in March.
Despite the late night working I was up early to help set up Armed Forces Day in Wisbech Market Place and then manning the Air Cadets stall with cadets and other volunteers.
In the afternoon I had the great pleasure to attend the Nine Lives Live show at Wisbech Institute. It was an incredible, exceptionally, inspirational show. These guys just get better and better. I have always enjoyed their shows before, but this time my Son was part of the show with two solo songs and lots of other acting and singing parts and even some tap dancing. My Wife and I were very proud parents.
Unfortunately, the day ended a little sadly as the Castle CCTV and a local witness saw kids trespassing into the Castle grounds. They did some minor mischief but nothing major. We have very clear pictures of them and know exactly who they are. We will be alerting the Police.
The week ahead is pretty crazy. Now that I’m a Cabinet Member at FDC its pretty “full on” with meetings almost every day this week alongside my normal jobs. I’m enjoying it though. I’ve long felt that Communications (a part of my new portfolio) needed a shake up and that’s precisely what I am trying to do. Officers have been very helpful so far and I think a lot can be achieved.
Rory Stewart? Really?
My fellow Conservatives.
If you think that the person to lead the Conservative party after the disaster that was Mrs May, after the colossal clusterduck (colloquialism) that has been the Brexit situation so far is Rory Stewart you must be off your rocker.
You must be in cloud cuckoo land.
What is the matter with you?
The future of the Conservative party cannot possibly be more of the same. The next Leader must be a strong Leader, not a soft left apologist who would be as comfortable in the Lib Dems as the Conservatives.
The next Leader MUST be a LEAVER, not a Remainer.
And not just a lip service Leaver.
A full-on, no qualms, no backpedalling, ready to go, relaxed about No Deal if necessary, proper Leaver.
Rory Stewart? You have GOT to be joking. You really have.
A Clean Managed Brexit
paper by Steve Baker, MP.
Well worth a read.
Well, That Was Dramatic
… but really no surprise. We all pretty much knew that Brexit Party were going to clean up on a Leave message and Lib Dems were going to clean up on a Remain message.
I am sad that so many Conservatives lost, but not that sad, because they lost an election for a job that wasn’t mean to exist. And the people who won, won a job that is unlikely to exist for very long. (But probably long enough for some funny moments to play out in Brussels.)
Thank goodness, Theresa May has gone. You would think that we would now choose a strong Brexiteer as Leader. You would think that the soft wet left edge of the party might shush for a bit and stop with the blathering that has led us to this impasse. You would think that a powerful Leader who is not afraid of WTO Brexit if the EU won’t budge would take us out in October and be done with the whole sorry charade.
But too many of the Parliamentary Conservative Party have shown themselves to be very slow to pick up on Brexit clues, oblivious to what their members and supporters want, and willing to let that self-same soft wet Left of the party run the show too often.
Make no mistake – picking another Remainer, or some EU apologist who is terrified of No Deal, will lead to disaster. We are pretty much out of time and face an existential threat to the future of one of the oldest political parties in the world. We appear to have woken up at last – stay strong now, please. Every step must now be the right one.
Pleased to see Dan Hannan MEP won, at least. Hope to see him in Parliament in the future.