A bit of fun, shared by one of our members this week. Enjoy in these strange times!
Dear Chris, Since 1945 Britain has led the way in Europe in establishing the rule of law. We have used our influence to create the UN and the International Court of Human Rights. Now we are being led by people who are obsessed with their own view. They are mendacious and do not understand the value of compromise.
Our neighbours in Europe and the USA are appalled by the reckless behaviour of our ‘so – called’ government.Several former prime ministers are also aghast. They can see that if they break international law over Northern Ireland, the peace we have enjoyed in Europe could be torn apart with war ships patrolling trade routes and fishing grounds as trade wars flare up again and sectarian violence returning to Ireland.Our neighbours in America, with so many Irish connections, will refuse to deal with us.
We urge you to vote against these unlawful acts – and remember the values you learned in school and at home as you were growing up. Our word is our bond.
Rob and Linda Bygrave
Below is a letter written by one of our members, Rob.
Martin Kettle has an excellent article today, 12th June, about the reasons behind the erection of statues, which are so villified today by many of the Queen’s subjects. He wonders why they were erected at all?
Some of their fellow subjects meanwhile argue that it is not democratic to take them down. However many of these statues were erected in the reign of Queen Victoria who was ‘Empress of India’ – a place she had never even visited.
The statue of the notorious slaver,Colston was erected in 1895. At that time in our history forty percent of the male population did not have the vote .However there were no votes for women at all.
Many of the men returning from The War in 1918 had no vote. Universal suffrage came and was finally granted in 1928, although Churchill was against giving the vote to women.
Therefore, these memorials to our colonial days of ‘Empire’ and the cruel acts of inhumanity that went with them have never had any democratic legitimacy.The inequality and racism that we now see in The UK clearly grew out of this period, when ‘Britannia ruled the waves’- and a quarter of the world’s population.
Is it any wonder that so many of our present Queen’s subjects want to change our country for the better.
Thanks to all our supporters. Claudia was delighted with our reception in Cheap St. on Saturday. Let’s turn left today! This video might help us all to focus on the essentials.
The Sherborne Labour team were out with Claudia recently for leafleting, door knocking and some great campaigning in the town Centre. Thanks to Claudia, our amazing prospective MP for West Dorset for joining the team in Sherborne!
Some members of the team have also been out all over the town leafleting in their spare time in various parts of the town. Thanks to all who have helped out. Only a couple of days left till polling day!
A letter from one of our Sheborne Labour members to the Guardian…
For the first time in The UK we now have a ‘Pot Noodle Prime Minister’. On his empathetic tour of South Yorkshire, he put aside his mop, and urged deluged locals, to pour water on his ‘oven -ready ‘deal. What a good idea !?
To further demonstrate his expertise he told them to put his ‘dodgy-deal’ in the microwave at ‘gas mark five’. Maybe he got his advice from that other well-known clown Donald, who is a fan of burgers and chlorinated chicken, or even Vladimir with his powers of secret surveillance . Thank goodness they have all got their fingers on the nuclear button to keep us safe !
The stolid Yorkshire folk told him to ‘ Bog-off Boris’ ! Let’s hope they say the same to ‘Lord’ (‘if -the-price-is-right’) ‘Falange’ of Brussels !
We can surely do better than this ?
Rob Bygrave West Dorset Labour
ROBERT JAMES BYGRAVE
A group of local Labour members went forth to the community of Yeovil to talk Brexit! A short summary is below…
The ‘Brexitometer’ pictures are on ‘Somerset Loves Europe’ facebook and twitter and have been emailed to Marcus Fysh. Below is today’s and the one from 1st December for your interest. They suggest a shift away from Brexit towards a People’s vote comparing December’s to today’s. The postcards that were left with us to post tallied up as:
People’s vote ticked 34 times
Leave – no deal 16
Leave – PM’s deal 8
Stay in the EU 51
Total of 83 cards but some had more than one option ticked. We also gave out plenty more for people to post themselves. Thank you again to everyone for all of the hard work.
A superb analsys of bogus think-tanks which infilitrate the media… enjoy…
Sherborne Labour Party