Profit, suit you sire.

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Cry out in despair as our futures reduced to ash
Prosperity for the powerful, poverty for all
The absurdity goes right to the core of the system
Obscurity of the button pushing power plays
Jack out remove your social programming

Subservient like a Victorian servant
It’s not prim and proper to make demands
Your betters know what’s best
You can’t know what’s in your own interest
So defer decision making all to me
I already have it with all this money
When push comes to shove you’ll see

There is profit in this poverty pyramid
Mind your step there are plenty of traps
But not for me I’m the lord with all the land
Have you got a light for my red tape bonfire
Now sit and wonder why we are all going ape

Lives are worthless, profit from the powerless
The mantra of the madman money men

DUP feast on the fruit of the money tree, while public sector workers starve.

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They cheered and whooped with delight as they denied a better standard of living to the overworked nurses, to the stressed out police officers and brave firefighters. Remember these words: “I would like to thank the brave men and women of our emergency services,” clearly that thanks from Theresa May didn’t extend to providing them with a decent wage, or a properly funded working environment.

If public sector workers wanted to be real useful, because obviously saving lives and keeping society operating isn’t useful enough, they really want to get into a situation where they can keep the Tories in power. As we know, no price is too big when it comes to helping them cling on to power.

What effect will that decision, and the way they delighted in it have on morale in the NHS, or the fire crews who tackled Grenfell? How can any of those Tory ministers turn up at the next tragedy, while falling over themselves to praise the work of our emergency and public services? Repeatedly this government has been strong on words but short on deeds, and we simply cannot take it any more.

Our public services have had a seven year onslaught, the workers in them are at breaking point and while the MPs give themselves a juicy little pay rise to their already generous salaries, we have nurses surviving on food banks.

Shame on you Theresa May, shame on you and shame on the Tories. It’s a national disgrace the way the Conservatives have treated our public sector workers. We as citizens cannot allow this to continue, when the next election comes and who knows that could be this year, we have to vote them out! Enough is enough.

Stand Together

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On benefits struggling to pay bills
We stand with you!
Single mother working two jobs
We stand with you!
Grieving over the austerity kills
We stand with you!
Victim of the callous cuts
We stand with you!
Home made cell
We stand with you!
Freezing to death
We stand with you!
Empty cupboards
We stand with you!
No roof over your head
We stand with you!
Being driven to suicide
We stand with you!
Scapegoated citizens
We stand with you!

Stand together to know your strength
A thousand whispers make waves
Have no doubt they fear our unity
Stay silent no more!
Make our power known.

First vote of parliament, a no confidence one?

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As we draw closer to the vote on Labour’s amendments could this be the first of many votes of no confidence in this limping and lifeless administration?

Corbyn has clearly played it safe with his proposed amendments, when you look at the current political environment, how could you vote against ending the pay cap? How can you vote against lifting the pay cap for the firefighters who bravely tackled the Grenfell blaze? How can you vote against increasing police and firefighter numbers in the wake of back to back terrorist attacks?

Labour have been clear austerity has implications, and events seem to be proving them right. There will be those Tory MPs who share that view, and after all, will want to distance themselves from that agenda. What a perfect way to do it by voting down, or abstaining from the vote. Throwing these feelers out to rebel Tories on these issues will also allow the Labour Party to know which MPs may be willing to vote through a future Labour Queen’s Speech, if the need arises.

That will clearly appeal to the Tories, and it also provides them with a perfect opportunity to bring down May at the first hurdle. If they vote for these amendments it will set the tone for this parliament. A parliament where May will have to throw a lot of backbenchers a lot of bones if she wants to stay sitting upon her throne. Never underestimate the ruthlessness of the nasty party, after all they dumped Thatcher, and May try as she might, is no Iron Lady.

Yet this is also a test for Corbyn, considering some of the rather high profile rebels within his own party, and their consistent refusal to support the Labour leadership.

Thus when the results of this vote come in, the political picture will start to get a lot clearer.

Deforestation

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Magic money tree
give us a war
some trident missiles
plus the bankers want more

Oh magic money tree
we can’t do without
the fruits of our labour
give us the benefit of the doubt

Magic money tree
Its an autumn of austerity
A winter of discontent

Magic money tree
decimated a decade

Theresa May

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Theresa May, you should have stayed at home yesterday
Ah-ha words can’t describe the election and the way you lied
These games you play they’re going to end with Tory tears some day
Ah-ha Theresa May it shouldn’t ever have to end this way
It’s 53′ and that’s the year that it’s always been
We got your message outside downing street
Conditions normal and you’re staying put
Theresa May, is Thatcher proud of her clone today
Ah-ha the stability you give, it’s never going to fade away
Theresa May, it shouldn’t ever have to end this way
Ah-ha Theresa May, you shouldn’t have taken our dreams away
It’s 53′ and that’s the year that it’s always been
We got your message outside downing street
Conditions normal and you’re staying put
Theresa May, is Thatcher proud of her clone today
Ah-ha the stability you give, it’s never ever going to fade away

Planet Of The …….

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Stick your flags to the wall
now it’s time to fall
stop playing the fool
keep your eye on the ball
in a world ruled by the cruel

Nail your colours to the mast
earth approaching its very last
not by a cosmic blast nothing so crass
but by the brass of our entire species
believing it was all an empty thesis

It’s never to late to open our eyes
A cosmic shift a cosmic awakening
It can happen oh so quick
Lets build it back brick by brick
Don’t shut your ears to their cries
We live on a planet where all is one
So we’re never too far gone
What should be our swan song?

We’ve been DUPED!

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Con
verb
verb: con; 3rd person present: cons; past tense: conned; past participle: conned; gerund or present participle: conning

  1. 1.
    persuade (someone) to do or believe something by lying to them.
    “I conned him into giving me your home number”

Dupe
verb
past tense: duped; past participle: duped

  1. deceive; trick.
    “the newspaper was duped into publishing an untrue story”

As the dust of the election begins to settle one thing is obvious, we’ve been duped! With the Tories being propped up by the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), their election attacks on Labour over a coalition of chaos, or a Sturgeon puppet master reveal that no lie is too great or too small if it will hand them the keys to the kingdom.

Cast your mind back if you will to the days before election night to the Tory campaign and its mastermind strategy (so mastermind they tried copying 2015 *cough* coalition of chaos). We were warned that voting for Labour would mean a coalition of chaos, a weak Labour government propped up by the likes of the SNP. We were told that Sturgeon would be the puppet master pulling all Corbyn’s strings. So afraid they thought this would make us that we would turn out in our droves to vote for them, this repackaged project fear not only failed but it looks like the shoe is now on the other foot.

Theresa May couldn’t have made the choice any clearer:
“The alternative which is Jeremy Corbyn propped up by the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish Nationalists presiding over this coalition of chaos”
Well it looks like there was one alternative she didn’t tell the electorate about, and that is her regressive alliance with the DUP, her very own coalition of the duped. If ever a sound bite came back round and bit you on the backside, this is it.

The DUP the political wing of the unionist paramilitaries, a party that actively tried to sabotage the peace process, are the Tories now terrorist sympathisers? Is May a terrorist enabler? The same DUP that is full of creationists, that is against women and LGBTQ+ rights?  Are we suppose to believe that is a better alternative to a Lab-Lib-SNP progressive alliance.

Could it get any worse than a ConDUPe regressive alliance, and their coalition of the damned?