Monday 15 April 2024

The King Over The Water

The King's Greenery, while wholly typical of his class-generational intersection, may be a cause for concern, but it may also be used to our advantage. The monarchy is supposed to be good for tourism. Sewage on the beaches or in Lake Windermere is not. The King might use his unrivalled platform to do something about that.

Instead of wasting his time, for all that he has no choice, granting Royal Assent to the Rwanda Bill. Having always said that it would take only 100 people per year, Rwanda has now sold even most of that housing estate to local buyers. The whole point of the Rwanda Plan has always been that no plane should ever take off. This scheme is designed to invite endless "thwarting" in order to stir up the base. Meanwhile, someone is still being paid an absolute fortune to do nothing. We know both a scam and a gimmick when we see them, so we are not the target audience. As for that, Lee Anderson did not vote tonight.

But when I tell you that there is going to be a hung Parliament, then you can take that to the bank. I spent the 2005 Parliament saying that it was psephologically impossible for the Heir to Blair's Conservative Party to win an overall majority. I predicted a hung Parliament on the day that the 2017 General Election was called, and I stuck to that, entirely alone, all the way up to the publication of the exit poll eight long weeks later. And on the day that Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister, I predicted that a General Election between him and Keir Starmer would result in a hung Parliament.

I have no plan to join the Workers Party of Britain, although nor would I expect to stand against it. If, however, it did not contest North Durham, then I would. To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not. We have made a start.


  1. The RAF can't be used for this, Rwanda won't allow its planes to be, who's it going to be?