I am a threat

A nationwide billboard campaign is being launched today across the country accusing Theresa May of being a ‘threat’ to our public services.
The People’s Assembly has hired over 40 billboards, mostly in key marginal seats, which display a large picture of Theresa May with the words ‘I am a threat’ followed by ‘to your local hospital, to your child’s education, to your living standards, to your job security, to your pension, to you peace and security’.
Sam Fairbairn, National Secretary of the People’s Assembly, said
“Theresa May has made it blatantly clear her attitude to ordinary people in, what can only be described as, her manifesto of misery.”
“She is a threat to everything we rely on from cradle to grave. The crisis in the NHS was created by the Conservative government and they’re doing nothing to address it. She’s snatching free school lunches off infants while her plans to restructure our education system will leave schools without proper funding. University students are being strapped with lifelong debt. Employers are allowed to get away with paying poverty wages on insecure or zero hour contracts and she wants to rob people’s houses from them & their family cover the costs of looking after them in old age.”
“In one of the most important elections for generations we want to expose the lies behind Theresa May’s soundbite rhetoric. We’ll do everything we can to make sure Theresa May and her government for the super rich isn’t returned to Downing St.”
A crowdfunding drive has been launched alongside the billboard campaign so the group can organise more advertising in the last week of the election campaign. The People’s Assembly website stated “We’re putting across a different message on some of the space that is usually just reserved for the big business and corporations and we’re asking everyone to help us do more of this.” A number of billboard sites however refused to display the image because of the political message.





No, I Will Not Shut Up!

This is a re-posting of No, I Will Not Shut Up!‘s blog post. Couldn’t have written it better myself:

Right, listen up! This is not about party mergers or coalitions. The aim here is to make June the end of May so we can avert Brexit, or at least hard Brexit.

The name of the game towards that aim is the prisoner’s dilemma. It’s game theory. More about it here:

I want to be clear. I’m not suggesting party mergers or coalitions. Just the mathematically sensible application of game theory to defeat May and hard Brexit…

To make June the end of May, we figure out which progressive candidates have a chance & we choose not to oppose them. We support them.

No mergers.

No coalitions.

The target outcome is a minority government, which would need to compromise & play nice to achieve anything at all.

Are you going to tell me minority govts can’t/won’t work? I’m Canadian; we think they’re pretty normal. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minority_governments_in_Canada

If any of the good MPs in bad parties are deselected, we stand aside. We support them as independents or make room for them in our parties.

And, naturally, we do everything we possibly can to make sure Theresa May herself is unseated.