Monday 25 September 2023

Stepping Back?

The Crown Prosecution Service asked for me to be put on the unconditional bail that I therefore enjoy, so I have nothing against it. The attempt by Suella Braverman to bully it is as contemptible as the bullying to which she is being subjected by the Armed Police. And is the Home Secretary's intervention in this murder trial not illegal?

But what says the Official Opposition, led as it is by a former Director of Public Prosecutions? So far as one can tell, the Labour Party has absolutely nothing to say, either about any of this, or about the impending deployment of the Army on the streets of London.

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.

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.


  1. This is the same Met that is investigating Russell Brand.

    1. And 2,500 of them are armed. There are two and half thousand armed Police Officers in London.