A Minor Miracle

My human pet wants to speak.  It has said if I don’t let it speak it will scratch my sparkle throne, so I have given in.  Do not blame me if this doesn’t make any sense, remember this is the human speaking, not I the majestic, noble, sensible, fabulous, glittery, pretty, deadly Unicorn!

Right, I am on limited screen time here, the Unicorn has already put the stopwatch on, so I’ll make this as brief as possible.  A minor miracle of sorts has happened today, I never anticipated agreeing with Katie Hopkins when I got up this morning.  Her article today, which also happens to be in the ‘newspaper’ I love to hate so a double shocker, is on the whole right.  I was pleasantly surprised reading it, it is not entirely without fault, but as the Unicorn is shouting at me after reading my mind again – we are human, as such, we are never ever going to agree with everything from another human, I hate it when that Unicorn is right!!

It is disgusting that at present our troops are only protecting the ones who caused the entire situation we are facing here in Britain today.  Love me, loathe Katie love Katie loathe me, whichever side of the fence you appear to fall, you cannot deny the Government caused this in a huge way.  I suspect she & I will have differing opinions on why they are to blame, speaking for myself if the Government will insist on going to illegal wars, & destroying entire nations in an extremely violent fight against extremist violence, then our government are going to end up having to shoulder the blame.  The current Prime Minister, & former home secretary also needs to explain when she keeps bleating on about how strong & stable she & her party are, why under the self-same party so many cuts have been made to the police, armed forces, in fact, it would be quicker to list where there haven’t been cuts!!  The same services who are unable to operate properly because of those cuts, so are unable to protect us in many different ways.  She also needs to explain how & why the criminal behind the despicable act of violence in Manchester was not picked up & slung in a cell long ago, especially when Muslims from the area who knew him & his family contacted authorities with their concerns about his idealistic views on extremism.  We ask Muslims to do exactly what they have done, & they were ignored.  Once again it is children who suffer because authorities don’t listen.  Yes to an extent Katey is right that many ordinary people are scared.  Normal people from all sides, Muslims are fearful of retribution, some non-Muslims worry about innocent Muslims becoming targets.  Those who fall into the tick box of White British people, Black British people, Asian British people, White non -British people……..jeez wouldn’t 2 boxes, human & not human be simpler?  They are all scared to differing degrees, everyone handles things differently so some people are less scared, others more so.  But yes, absolutely the normal everyday person in Britain is scared of what next?  In fairness to Katey, because I am one of the first to her page when she goes too far,  I will be one of the first to praise her too, because this is one of the least inflammatory articles I’ve ever seen by her, I applaud her for not making the usual comments directing us to hate certain members of our general population.  It is to her credit she hasn’t done that.  It is important she didn’t go down that route because let us all not overlook the fact that the cowardly criminal who bombed that building jammed full of innocent people, most of who were children, were children & adults from all sections of our society.  He didn’t go in & usher out anyone who may have been of Lebanese decent themselves before pressing the detonator. The similarities between the Manchester bomb, & the bombs our politicians have dropped on other Countries, are perhaps the ashes from where ordinary people need to start rising from, & working together from.  A recognition by ordinary people that extremists are the issue, extremists on every side, including extremist governments such as our own. Ordinary people from the playground up, spanning across each & every section of our society are afraid. Afraid of each other because the media know how to manipulate the masses, they may not use bombs, but the physiological terror they induce, the way in which they word things, & draw your attention to what they want to draw it to is just as harmful.  It will only ever manage to cause further division between ordinary people.  Meanwhile, May, Hunt, & the rest are going on as normal, just a very well protected normal.  While we are all left to fend for ourselves.  Luckily we are not quite the broken society certain mainstream media outlets, & some celebrities would have us believe, so while fearful we are managing to live as normal as is possible in the situation we find ourselves in.  Just substantially less well protected than the aforementioned politicians.  I know this is a novel idea, but a government who cares about the people it serves would not be allowing themselves to be the ones protected when they already are safer than Joe Public.  I know for damn sure if I or many people I know were in the role of prime minister, we would be sending the armed forces away from our front doors,  on to the streets to patrol, check bags at crowded places, make sure kids were able to get to & from school safely, & so on.  The very people who are labelled pacifists, spineless, snowflakes, we would put children’s lives ahead of our own, every child’s life.  The Army being out on the streets would not totally eliminate any threat completely granted, but someone would have far less chance than at present to carry out any form of attack.  I have read that the Army are going to be coming into other areas, whether they do or not remains to be seen, & how far North that will be is also as yet a mystery.

The parts I don’t wholeheartedly agree with are that we are not living as normally as possible because we are. Being a nation of Great Britons on the whole, we know we actually have very little choice but to carry on.  As ever the vast majority are pulling together, are being extra vigilant & so on.   I think it is a bit naive to think we could function normally, as is thinking that Brexit, tighter immigration laws, & so on could have prevented this.  What could have prevented it was as I said earlier authorities taking action.  I do not agree with most of the ‘right side’ of the populous, but then, in all honesty, I think there are fewer people who far left, or far right among our population, & far more people who are actually just lost, & have absolutely no clear guidance or help from those supposedly in charge on how to change things.  When it comes to human rights for instance, yes absolutely we shouldn’t be hounded by the authorities, but things have become so skewed that nobody will do anything most of the time for fear of offending someone.  Whether that be someone you personally see as a leftie, rightie, wrongy, or a whatevery, there has to be some line drawn in the sand, where we say as a nation united enough.  Police absolutely do need more power again, no not abuse of power, but the power to be able to without fear of recriminations or cries of discrimination, go & detain someone if they have clear & credible evidence that person poses a threat to others.  What would you rather have, one person in a cell for a couple of hours, maybe days while investigations are carried out, or Manchester?  It is no secret I am a Corbyn fan on the whole, but I firmly believe the “for the many, not the few” works in this respect too.  I do not want to live in a Country that would turn away a familes with children desperate for help away from it’s borders out of fear, but nor do I want to live in a Country where one person’s right to not possibly be a little bit offended but live, to be bigger than the rights of everyone in this country to live, & live freely.

So how to plug the gaps between the ordinary people who are at either of the spectrum in all of this, & those who are actually more in the middle than it would appear?  People like Katey can help, start writing more articles which are balanced, not inflammatory to one end of the ‘spectrum’. Recognition by ordinary people that the vast majority of people in this country want the same, start working & concentrating on how to unite as a nation instead of being ripped apart from the inside out.  That is actually very easy if people stopped being so hateful.  I get where a lot of the hate comes from, but I absolutely know many of you don’t.  We hear the word institutionalised racism, actually, I think institutionalised fear is more accurate.  Humans are creatures.  Creatures are naturally wary of anything different, it is probably encoded in to our DNA to fear anything different, because at one time survival of the fittest was the human curse.  We are now allegedly evolved & educated.  It should be as easy as breathing to have a rational talk with your fearful side when it comes to the basics.  Is that person coming at me with a weapon, or are they just wearing a different colour jumper to me – I know that is being rather facticious, but hopefully it is something to which everyone can relate & realise how silly judging people for being different actually is. You are different from other members of your own family, in many different ways, but you wouldn’t get up in the morning & verbally (or otherwise), attack your own family would you?  It is absolutely possible to challenge your beliefs, change the way you automatically think, & that would be 75% of the battle won in terms of ‘fixing society’

As I began writing this I could hear my next door neighbour with her grandchildren cooking. together.  There were  2 older gentlemen out on the street discussing their frustrations with the government, the local council, how they feel let down. I was sat in my kitchen having not left my bungalow in over 2 weeks due to the severity of my disability & illness. The only humans I see are my neighbours when they’re out & about if I’m sat at my back door.  I picked up my phone to start writing again after my 2 neighbours, & one of the gentlemen who was out on the street all came together on my drive doing what we Brits do best – discussing the weather.  I am just the right side of 40, my neighbour at one side is 79, he is such a lovely man, we have exchanged birthday cards for the since I moved in here a couple of years ago, I know if I ever needed him I can call on him & vice versa. My neighbours at the other side, the family whose grandchildren visit & bring the lovely sounds of innocent carefree children playing out in the street at weekends, who will often bring me food round because they know I can’t cook for myself anymore.  I know I can always call on them too & again vice versa. The ordinary, decent grandparents who also happen to be Muslim.  I am sure some will read this & say how convenient, start giving it that I am some lefty libtard loon who helped cause Manchester – sorry to get in there first.  Believe what you will because I know every word is true.  That is why I don’t agree with saying Brits aren’t carrying on as normally as possible to a large extent. 3 generations, 3 different belief systems Muslim, Christian, & Agnostic, 3 sets of ordinary Brits gathered together with no hate or fear of each other. Where is this place? Some leafy middle class suburb? An affluent area unaffected by austerity? No, it’s Doncaster, South Yorkshire, up North. One of the areas of Great Britain where the impact of what happened to the miners in the 80s is still heavily felt. The town which boasts extremely high levels of AIDs, teenage pregnancy, single parents, families on benefits, high levels of unemployment, drug use & addiction, homelessness. The typical tale of a normal British town or City.   Coming back to this again after that, I was struck by some more ideas – let’s begin as small communities to unite more.  Despite being surrounded by other people, we are often extremely alone & isolated in this day & age. Do what you can yourself in your neighbourhood, have a coffee morning – whatever happened to people having their neighbours in for a cuppa? I  know you know the answer, fear, hate, & division has put a stop to a lot. Time for the big girl & boy pants people! Get over your fear as I said earlier, get on with each other.  Sadly it is a fact people have to move area now, it’s very rare for families to live even within a 10-minute drive of each other, let alone a few streets away.  Our younger generations are forced to move away in search of employment, so people end up without the support of loved ones, in that respect we are broken Britain.  We have a tiny council hall on our street, only really the size of my kitchen & living room combined. When I first moved in here the hall was used on Thursday afternoons for a friendly game of bingo, cuppa & cake. It’s no longer happening because the heating in there has broken, the council don’t have the money to fix it, sadly many of the regulars who are able, now go elsewhere for a game of bingo so it’s not worth setting it up again. The building just sits there unused. I would love this street to be able to gather together, raise the money to sort out the heating & start having events in there. If I were able to mobilise enough I’d start it off myself!   From grass roots community, solid neighbourhoods & friendships in spite of the government, in spite of any form of terror which wants to drive us apart, let’s all start pulling together.  Let it be us the ordinary people be who fix things because leaving it to the government quite frankly is akin to going to war to achieve peace!  I have seen many, including Katie Hopkins calling for action not words, saying it is time to rise up & sort this ourselves – so lets do just that!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4539242/KATIE-HOPKINS-ll-protect-kids-terror.html#article-4539242

 

Thank crystal horseshoes that human has shut up! None of it makes any sense anyway, and no other human will get it, so what was the point?!  It has wasted an afternoon which it could have spent entertaining me! Pffft!!

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Unicorn Investigation Unit: Parties & Policies, not People & Propoganda.

I sit watching you humans lots, and you do make me chuckle at times.   I have heard and read, lots on the news, and on social media sites recently, about this general election coming up. I had to ask my pet human what it was all about, and it explained it all to me.  We have a similar thing on Mars, except for one thing -we don’t see the Unicorns faces, only which parties are in the election, and what their policies are because those are really the only things which matter, aren’t they?  Yes, you have a prime minister, but that person alone does not make, nor deal with things alone from what my pet human told me, and from the research I have done.   One other thing we use, which it doesn’t seem you humans look at very much, is history.  Unicorns love their history because it is a great way to learn about things, you can look at what went wrong, or right, when, and by who.

I decided to do a bit of research for you Humans, in the hope of giving you a fresh take on your political vision.  Let me start by introducing you to your political history Britain.  How many of you humans knows who has been Prime Minister, and which party they have been from for the last Century?  Shall we take a look, because I think you will be shocked;

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The Last 9 British Prime Ministers
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8 Prime ministers going back as far as anyone voting will have known
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The first 9 Prime Ministers of the last 120 years

Unicorns are not renowned for their math skills, we are much better at glitter farts, looking pretty, and self-defence, but this unicorn has worked out that this means in the last 112 years In Britain, you have had;

  • 3 Liberal Prime Ministers, for a total of 16 years.  The last Liberal Prime Minister was Herbert Henry Asquith, he left office in 1916.  So in the last 101 years, you have never ever had a liberal Prime Minister in power, unless you count the coalition with the Conservatives, or Tories as you humans prefer to call them.

  • 6 Labour Prime Ministers, for a total of just over 23 years.  James Ramsey MacDonald in 1924, was only Prime Minister for a few months in 1924, which is why I said just over.  The last time you had a real Labour Prime Minister in power in Britain was 41 years ago when Harold Wilson left office in 1976.  Just to be clear on this, after all the reading, and listening to the various things this feisty Unicorn has, I have not included Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as Labour Prime Ministers, because, well, they were not real Labour people.  I know sometimes it seems to take a Unicorn to state the blindingly obvious, but New Labour were not real Labour.  They were TID, rather like CID – they both like the colour Blue, they are both in disguise, but are not always very good at the disguise part, meaning you can tell them a mile off.

  • You have had no less than 17 Tory Prime Ministers, they have been in charge of Britain for 81 years in the last 112 years as I went back to 1905 not 1900 for these figures.  

That probably shocks some of you, doesn’t it?  I have heard a lot from humans – even when they haven’t realised because we Unicorns have the power to read minds.  The overwhelming majority of humans alive in Britain today believe it does not matter who they give power to next month because they firmly believe all politicians are all the same.  ‘They all piss in the same pot’, I believe is the correct colloquialism.  Well I fail to see how many of you have come to this conclusion, given that unlike Unicorns humans are not immortal, how on earth could any of you aged below 40 even know?!  You have never ever known a real opposition party be in power by themselves, you have only known a Tory & Lib Dem coalition.  I will repeat again, for those who didn’t see or have forgotten, ‘New Labour’, Blair, Brown, and the rest of that particular rabble were not real Labour.  In doing what they did, they have left an unfortunate slur on the name of the Labour party, which is part of the reason some people will not vote for Labour.  I understand that the lies are at the heart of the reason you believe this, you were led into an illegal war, the economy was sunk, banks and building societies needed bailing out by you, the great British public – because let’s face it, it was your money, your taxes which went to bail everyone out of the mire.  If you are still in any doubt whatsoever over where Tony Blairs true alliegience lies, then please allow this Unicorn to present you with some rather compelling information, which you may have missed with the rest of the election stuff that is going on.

Your old Prime Minister, Mr Blair has been speaking about all things general election, and the man who claims to be a member of the Labour party recently said the following;

He also praised Theresa May, arguing: “She’s very sensible, she’s a very decent person, she’s very solid, I agree with a lot she says.”

Mr Blair has previously admitted that he “wouldn’t want to win on an old-fashioned leftist platform” like Jeremy Corbyn’s, “even if I thought it was the route to victory”.

Sourced from – https://southlincslibdems.org.uk/en/article/2017/1210228/consider-voting-tory-or-lib-dems-over-brexit-tony-blair-says

You can find this story online, from many different newspapers, & websites.  The main part of his argument is surrounding Brexit, and how he thinks you should vote for getting the easiest withdrawal for the British public from the EU.  But just look at that again humans, one of the men who some of you humans spotted as a Tory plant inside Labour, the rest, however, are of the belief he represents the Labour party in general.  He has just stuck up for the Tory party, and Theresa May.  I will also tell you in case you don’t read the article, or others on this, he is also threatening a return to Politics!

That brings me nicely on to the next issue which I think you people suffer from, the inability to look beyond the one public face leading a party, the one face who will become Prime Minister.  I happen to know that a lot of you are refusing to vote for Labour because you do not like Jeremy Corbyn.  Which begs the question do you like Theresa May?!  If not then as ever, this Unicorn is very confused with the way humans think.  All I have seen for a long time now is how badly the Tory party run the Country,  I have seen it for myself, in all honesty, I wouldn’t let any of that party brush my mane, or polish my head weapon/horn.  But some of you are going to vote for a Tory you dislike, a Tory party you dislike, and risk having them in power for many years yet despite how bad they are at the job.   Are you really going to cut your noses off to spite your faces?  Let me take highlight a few things for you here & now.  The prime minister is basically a talking head.  They do not have complete and utter control, the government has different people in charge of different areas, so for instance in charge of the NHS you have the health minister, in charge of the armed forces you have the defence secretary.  This is not a popularity contest between May and Corbyn, or any other talking head people.  This is you deciding, given all the available information, which party you are putting in charge of Britain in June.  What you need to be looking at is which party you trust, which party do think will make an effort to meet their campaign pledges, & which are just spouting things you have been complaining about out as policies to try and sway your vote?  Which party have proven historically they do not stick to what they say, what they promise is what they think you want to hear.  Now this Unicorn is not silly, and I am going to believe that most humans are not deep down, I seem to pick up a lot of misunderstanding and fear from many humans about many issues.  I understand your doubt, I had doubts before leaving Mars to come to Earth, but we unicorns have a saying, “Fear is only in our minds, but it’s taking over all the time”  Having known nothing else, I am sure some of your concerns are due to experiencing what we Unicorns describe as drip fed doubt syndrome.  I have noticed that many of your media outlets contain a lot of untruths or extremely manipulated versions of the truth.  You are told whose to blame for things by certain ‘newspapers’, even though a lot of you seem to be aware of some of it, many humans are not.  They think the other humans are conspiracy theorists, that they are a little bit barmy, that they do not know what they are talking about.  Thank goodness you have not got a head with a weapon on like we Unicorns, or I think you’d wipe each other our some days with your constant sniping and biting at each other.  Instead of arguing amongst yourselves you should be taking it upon yourselves to find out the real facts, discussing them with your family, friends, neighbours, see what the people closest to you think, so you can go make an informed vote.  I will also urge you again people to look at your own history.

The next part you human beings need to consider is what the main manifesto pledges, from each party the General Election 2017 are.  Do they meet your needs, do your think they are fair to the many, do you think they are pledges which even if you don’t totally agree with them, you compromise on in order to vote the best party into power.  For example, let us take a look at where each of the main parties stands on this dreadful Brexit business as this seems to be all many humans talk about.

To Brexit or not to Brexit

– Lib Dem – Their manifesto is to include a promise for holding another referendum about leaving the EU & the final Brexit deal.  The party would campaign for a Remain outcome.  Tim Farron has said campaigning against “hard” Brexit will be “front and centre” of the party’s election campaign. The party says the UK should remain in the single market and a vote should take place on the “final deal” between the UK and the European Union.   

– Labour’s shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer stated there will not be a second referendum if Labour were elected.  He did say there would have to be transitional arrangements at the end of the two-year Article 50 process.  He says Labour would prioritise our trade with the EU; it may mean Britain stay in the customs union, & would hopefully give EU citizens a guarantee they would be able to carry on living sin Britain, They would replace the government’s proposed Great Repeal Bill –  Britain would no longer be legally held to the 1972 European Communities Act, but some of the laws which we have been living by in the UK which were EU law, would be put forward to become UK law, they aim to do this with an EU Rights and Protections Bill.

 – Tory leader Theresa May has said there is “Absolutely no way” the UK can remain part of the single market.  She believes that would be the equivalent of “not actually leaving the EU”. She also says the UK needs to secure a new customs agreement, as things stand being part of the customs union prevents the UK being able to sign up on trade deals globally.  She has said voters need to show how much they are behind her, with a huge turn out & vote in favour of the Tory party.  She claims that this will boost her position when she is in talks with the rest of the EU, regarding Brexit.

– SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is still pushing for Scotland voted to have a special status within the EU after Brexit, this will include remaining in the single market, as Scotland voted to remain. She is also calling for a second referendum with regard to Scottish independence from England, before the Brexit package has been finalised.

– The Green Party have said they would offer a second referendum on the details of any Brexit deal, this referendum will give all those aged 16 upwards the right to vote.

You should have some idea after reading that which party you would vote for if it were on this subject alone.  However it is not the only one, I have heard Labour want to give all school children free school dinners, the Tories are pledging to improve mental health services, just as a couple of examples.  Now I am quite a good Unicorn when it comes to bringing you the information you need, I am however also a very busy Unicorn, I am getting my Hooves done soon, so do not have the time to sit & tell you what every manifesto, from every party contains.  You can go & look at that online, a word of warning from me, just be careful where you are sourcing news from, & the golden unwritten law of your cyber world, is that you should never ever rely on just one or two sources, look at lots of different articles, from many different sources.  You should from that be able to figure out which you agree with, and which you don’t. `And there you have it humans, the best way in which to decide where to cast your vote in a couple of weeks time.  My final advice is to you all, to not let your mind be swayed by others, friends, family, people or Unicorns on the internet.  It will be you who are amongst those who have to live with the outcome of the election.  If there are no spaces for Unicorns anymore, or if you collectively make a huge mistake, then I can fly back over to Mars to escape the consequences.  As yet humans do not possess that power, you do possess a mind, a heart, & a right to vote.  I hope this weary Unicorn has helped you a little bit, to better decide, or how else to think about where to put your vote,

I will be back sooner or later, as I have lots of things I have been investigating lately, & a, looking forward to bring you those stories. Until then, over & out!

Anyone doubting how Tory Tiny Tony & Big Blue Brown were, coloured graph 2015, other 2 present day May 2017, even the current Tory party are not as far right

May 2017

Labour politics map May 2017

Guardian news,not guardians of news

Take a look at @neilroytaylor’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/neilroytaylor/status/851533348497489921?s=09

Well this Unicorn is finding this most perplexing. What are they guardians of? Truth, fairness, unbiased reports? 
Can any human please explain? I get lost with your foreign language sometimes, & my pet human is asleep.