“Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Author Unknown.
The midweek Word Prompt on my partner GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Wishbone vs Backbone and is all about politics. We probably should have added Funnybone to the title because let’s face it, whether in Westminster or the White House, politics today is an unbelievable farce!
Last week I received a phone call from a Conservative Party member. He asked if I would allow a ‘Vote Conservative’ sign to be erected on the edge of one of our fields. I refused, and calmly explained the reasons for my refusal.
Over the years I have mostly voted Conservative, occasionally Liberal Democrats, and even Labour, but that was because I liked Tony Blair. I hold the view that it’s a mistake to vote for a political party just because you mostly always have, and I certainly don’t owe my loyalty to any party.
The UK General Election is all about Brexit; we might as well have kept Teresa May because we are no further along than we were with her.
The Conservatives are responsible for Brexit, they created a confused and divided country and along with the awful Nigel Farage, set communities against each other and allowed racism to raise its ugly head.
Three and a half years since the ill-conceived Brexit referendum and Boris Johnson is still not to be trusted, and let’s not mention his man-crush on Trump, which apparently, is reciprocated.
The UK is America’s biggest outside investor, and America is our largest overseas investor, but surely a man like Trump (allegedly corrupt) who, incidentally at the time of completing this draft (Monday) is due to touch down in England at any moment, should not be allowed to advise our Prime Minister even if we do have a so called ‘Special Relationship’.
It was interesting to read that Boris is being kept away from personal meetings with the Donald, and that makes perfect sense, after all, neither man has an off switch, and the Donald is a loose cannon with a penchant for rattling off tweets without a thought for the consequences. On second thoughts, let them meet, the aftermath might be fun!
Moving on – I also received a call from the Liberal Democrats, this gentleman was conducting a survey, “May I ask who you are voting for in the General Election?” I told him that it was looking likely that I would choose his party. Well, Come on, who else is there, let’s at least give them a chance to end this mess.
In truth, most people think the Lib Dems are not strong enough to pull off a victory, and unfortunately, their leader, Jo Swinson, and this is purely my feminine perspective, is more often than not dressed more like a mum on the school run than the leader of a political party!
Perhaps Jo could take fashion advice from the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon, now there’s a woman who knows how to power dress, but I digress again!
The following day I was contacted by a gentleman from the Labour party and he too was conducting a survey. I told him it was doubtful that I would vote for the Labour party, and I explained why.
Jeremy Corbyn receives a ton of criticism from his Labour MPs and that sets off alarm bells. JC is indecisive and lacks leadership qualities, and annoyingly, avoids answering every important question; just how did he get to be Labour’s leader?
The man has been married three times and that in itself speaks volumes! Makes me wonder what is wrong with him? Okay maybe I should give him the benefit of the doubt and say what his wives said, it’s not him, it’s them; that’s it then, he just makes bad choices!
One other thing, I wish he would invest in decent work clothes instead of those crumpled suits that look as though they’ve been slept in or left in a heap on the floor all night! If Saville Row is not his style, Marks and Spencer (M&S) do a moderately priced crumple free gentleman’s suit!
Enough with the bitching and opinionated comments, let’s conclude.
The gentleman from the labour party offered to bring the candidate to meet me and have a cup of tea (tea solves everything). I politely declined.
It was only afterwards that I realised I’d missed a marvellous opportunity, I could have invited the other candidates and hosted my very own Question Time!
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Wishbone vs Backbone from Weekly Prompts
Editorial Comment: If you’ve done your research, you will know that Boris Johnson and Donald Trump also have appalling marital records – I rest my case!
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