Thursday 18 January 2024

Serious Consequences

No one needs any lecture from the Americans about bombing in violation of other countries' sovereignty. Yet Iran no doubt did kill two children when it bombed Pakistani Baluchistan. It also no doubt did bomb the headquarters of Jaish ul-Adl, which is designated as a terrorist organisation by the United States, and which is really the old Jundallah, which was also so designated by the United Kingdom.

The nonsense about "the global terrorist network" and "the Axis of Evil" is being revived. Yet in pursuit of a terrorist organisation well within the Wahhabi, Salafi and Deobandi network, Iran has bombed one of China's closest allies, which has therefore withdrawn its Ambassador from Tehran. James Bond is as much a work of fantasy as Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer, grow up.

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 Sunak became Prime Minister, I predicted that a General Election between him and 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 why they have to keep you out of politics and the media.