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Mrs May, visibly angry and rattled by questions

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed With disbelief, Mrs May broadcast a Statement whilst in Wrexham today. As she put it herself, only six political seats will determine if a hung Parliament emerges following the forthcoming General Election. The Prime Minister, at last, has seen (or been told about), the writing on the wall. Rather […]

Mrs May vs Mr Corbyn: A Question of Honour

AFP/Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Ruth Davidson, the Official Opposition (Conservative representative) of Nicola Sturgeon SNP, First Minister for Scotland, has always been loyal to her Conservative Party and Mrs May, that is, until now.

Mrs May, Pride goeth before a fall

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed There is no doubt that since the Conservative Manifesto was launched, Labour have narrowed the political lead of the Tory camp, according to commentators and polls.

Mrs May’s Manifesto: Clever or Too Clever?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May has taken the opportunity to capitalise on a predicted landslide ‘Brexit steered’ General Election victory to add a few surprises.

A Vote for the Homeless

BBC photo   By Hazel Speed ‘Hats Off’ to Alec McFadden who has intervened to ensure that the homeless people, who live close to where he works as Manager, of the Unemployment and Community Resource Centre, for Salford and Manchester, can vote.

Tim Farron’s Manifesto: Still, there’s always the church!

EPA photo   By Hazel Speed Liberal Democrats – what can be said about Tim Farron‘s Manifesto?

Labour’s Manifesto or Jeremy Corbyn’s political bucket list?

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed In political terms, Jeremy Corbyn’s Manifesto may indeed be his political ‘bucket list’.

Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed It seems not too long ago that the 1960s were with us, but to some bereaved families it must feel like forever, as they have lived the sorrow of having lost a loved one, a child, to the cruel pair of murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Brexit, Barnier and Irish border issues

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed David Davis, Secretary for Exiting Europe, has voiced his concerns as to the proposed agenda (Phase 1), in respect of discussions between the EU and the UK regarding leaving Europe, and there will be many who agree with him.

The inhuman separation of elderly couples

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Over a decade ago now, I heard an elderly person say that the older they got, the more they did not understand life any more.

Political Brexit ‘Flapjacker’ Tim Farron

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has repeatedly guaranteed to voters that he will not form any coalitions or deals with any other political parties.

The President is Missing – but not in the way it sounds

AP photo   By Hazel Speed Incongruously, a lawyer with various celebrity and high profile clients, had the inspired thought to team two together and facilitate a rather intriguing project.

Intellectual Property theft

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Some of us know what it can be like to be ‘ripped off’ concerning Intellectual Property theft, and though it is still no more than blatant stealing, (theft and fraud), unless one has deep pockets, there is little hope of justice.

Stephen Kinnock: The Leader of the Labour Party if they ever hope to win an Election

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Taking a hint is difficult, as is blunt speaking, but when a whole country and someone like Labour MP Stephen Kinnock keeps declaring that the Labour Party, and its present (albeit nice man, but, etc), needs to change its act, perhaps even Mr Corbyn may listen this time.

Macron wins French Election but is that good or bad news for British Brexiteers?

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Mr Macron has had a decisive victory in winning the French election. Marine Le Pen has also reminded everyone that she remains the official opposition Party.

Interview with Actress Claudia Christian

By Hazel Speed It is always such a privilege when a person of note, a celebrity within any field, consents to an interview within which they share an insight of themselves in deeper ways.

Brexit, EU and the General Election

By Hazel Speed Yesterday a group of younger non-voters were interviewed due to the fact that most had either never voted, nor had any plans to vote this year or ever.

Brexit: No deal is better than a bad deal

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed   At last, the Empire strikes back with a warning for Europe.

No sympathy was shown to Diane Abbott

BBC photo   By Hazel Speed It was by pure chance that I happened to hear the radio interview this morning with Labour MP and Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, then later on, was most surprised to see her being interviewed on the BBC’s Daily Politics show.

Mr Corbyn: Your worst nightmare – Blair is back

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Imagine Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour front bench enjoying a working lunch together…

North Korea should stop crying wolf when there is one at their door

EPA photo   By Hazel Speed With the news that the largest Japanese warship is now escorting a US supply vessel, and the French and British Fleets are also included in military exercises whilst North Korea keep launching dud fireworks until they get it right, then it cannot be doubted this whole flotilla of military […]

Mrs May: Why Britain needs her now to deal with EU negotiations

Eric Vidal/Reuters   By Hazel Speed It is a bit incredulous that when the EU Countries could have given a basic guideline once they knew the UK were leaving Europe, they have chosen to outline their categorical imperatives (as opposed to hypothetical ones), or preliminary demands, whilst the UK is in the middle of a […]

Dangerous Political Games

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Prior to the Brexit Referendum itself, announced by the then Prime Minister (Mr Cameron), neither he, The Speaker nor the scribes or legal Members in Parliament (either Houses); nor the months of campaigning leading up to the vote gave mention, nor challenge in respect of any irregularities as to […]

Mrs May vs Mr Corbyn in last pre-election PMQs

Reuters/PA   By Hazel Speed This was the most bizarre and incongruous event.

Trump puts Mexican Wall on hold – for now

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Apparently, there has been no shortage of contractors submitting their interest and/or presentations/proposals to build President Trump’s Mexican Wall.

Sir Keir’s Brexit is as clear as mud

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed I watched Sir Keir Starmer speaking live on TV ‘explaining’ as Shadow Brexit Minister, what Labour’s view of Brexit is, but to be honest, I am not sure I understand it sufficiently myself to outline herein.

The runners in the UK Political Grand National

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Only Nicola Sturgeon has the ability (since the days of Mrs Thatcher) to have the effect on people that when she appears on TV, the First Scottish Minister is at risk of having a similar drink named after her. If she hasn’t already.

Corbyn puts icing on a half-baked cake

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Jeremy Corbyn has proposed four Bank Holidays to celebrate the Saints of each Constituent Country of the United Kingdom.

UK Police Shoot to Kill Policy overlooks something

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Considering world events, where terrorists have utilised various vehicles as their weapon of choice, and the dreadful loss of life and injury of innocent people, especially targeting Police in particular (in France and London in the past few weeks), it is inevitable that the UK Police have now put […]

Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech suited more to a former age

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Sometimes, it is said, that people can wait for something for so long, that when the optimum moment arrives, the message has been superseded by events, or usurped by others.