Thank You, Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande became known to us during a fabulous concert for Manchester, almost two weeks after tragedy struck the foyer of the venue.  She is a real gem.  Her kindness beamed from her in the photograph with Georgina Callender, 18, who sadly passed away.  When I first saw the photo, I did not know who was the popstar.  I had to look it up elsewhere.  It is because she is beautiful, like her fan, from within.

Your song ‘Over The Rainbow’ brought us all to tears.  Thank goodness for people like you.

LucyLou

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Thank You To The Police

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Two days to go to the UK Election and I want to say a huge thank you to the armed police on our streets, maintaining our way of life. They are truly ‘Britain’s finest’ and make me feel so safe.

However, the media is being unfair to keep saying that the attackers at London Bridge were known to police.  Even their own families did not know what was happening, as in the Libyan father of the Manchester attacker, who initially said that it could not be his son. I am not repeating his name; it is too shameful  to remember.

Theresa May has done a fabulous job talking to people on the ground and answering their issues. In retrospect it will be seen as a phenomenal achievement in such a short time.  In hindsight, she was right to avoid the television debate on 31st May, which she could see descending into farce.  Besides seven against one is unfair odds and having to constantly justify herself would indeed have been a waste of time.

I have made that most personal of all decisions and I want to say to all women: it is imperative that we vote, as the evil people in our country want Sharia law. I know that our security services and agencies protecting us, will come through with honour.

I wish you well.

LucyLou

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What the Extremists Don’t Understand – London 2017

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The solidity of support from around the world must be frustrating for extremists.  They have been brought up to believe that destruction causes disunity, when the opposite is true.

I was initially concerned that Mr Trump should make comments on our political system, but actually what he said, is right.

“We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people,” Trump wrote on Sunday morning. “If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.” (credit David Morgan, Reuters)

Political correctness is seen as weakness by extremists and so is giving them housing and a free life.  It is a kick in the teeth for our hospitality and further claims for political asylum should be regarded with caution.  Employ more Civil Servants.

Public service job cuts came when David Cameron and Nick Clegg entered office.  Having been insulted by a senior Civil Servant ten years before, they took revenge and aimed to cut 100,000 jobs. Unfortunately, they decimated the safety net that everyone could depend upon during times of stress. Resentment led to a way into the Civil Service by sleeper cells. Hard to believe? Try reporting an extremist.

President Trump’s comment about stopping the terror “spreading to our (US) shores” shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how extremists work. They live insidiously in a country and await instruction, so let us please learn from history.  As long ago as World War II, we had protection from the Home Guard, widely ridiculed, yet very effective against a perceived threat.

A global response committee is in place.  In the UK, we need our Civil Servants back.   Could someone please replace them?  Many public services are stretched and too many good people are on the dole.

A Muslim has suggested before in media reports that they must ‘have difficult conversations’ with people about possible extremism.  We are currently past talking.  If a political party takes action against all threats, it will be busy till Christmas. Best leave it to ‘Britain’s finest’, the police, security services and agencies working behind the scenes.

It seems like an afterthought, which it is not.  I am almost sure we gave our condolences to Kabul, Afghanistan after a car bomb targeted Embassies on 31st May. (They have their own insidious battle against the Joyless Ones, aka the Taliban.)  Bombs have the same effect as suicide bombers have around the world.  They don’t work. Their best communicators need to be there and not former politicians, well-meaning if misguided.

LucyLou

PS  I have just realised that London Bridge Tube station was involved.  It is a transport hub, yet for me, it is  near the headquarters of a charity where I worked. I have walked in the area a dozen times and marvelled at the unfamiliar foods in the market.   No-one makes eye contact and I am the only white person for miles, yet I smile as I walk.

 

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London Attackers Shot In Eight Minutes

A few hours ago, I switched on the television to see another terrorist attack had happened in London last night, on another bridge.  The attackers used a vehicle like the first time in March, when we were all incredulous that such a tragedy could befall us.

Londoners and tourists alike were enjoying a warm Saturday evening in June.  Now seven lovely people will not be going home and fifty are injured.  Take, if they can, some of the love sent out by Ariana Grande, Coldplay and other acts I didn’t see at her returning concert in Manchester tonight.

It was a startling, amazing concert and a roaming TV camera picked out emotional young faces in a huge crowd.  The musicians spoke of love uniting us.  So let love be an ideology that we all share in the civilised world.  As each star gave a heartfelt message to Manchester, it emanated from the TV and must have flooded the hearts of all of the people there.  Each of them will spread the love and that’s what makes us win.

The solution?   Eight minutes.  Eight minutes, very fast elimination of the threat and three dead attackers.  This country of ours has been brilliantly protected by the police and Security Services for many years, which I have taken for granted.  During an election and having to protect MP’s, it turns out that there have been too many cuts.  Please put more men on the beat; it makes us feel safe.

In the meantime, could the police:

  • Please erect temporary steel mesh barriers along the pavements of all of the bridges?
  • Computer-check each car’s number plate as it enters the bridge. It will slow the traffic but it is fast prevention and possibly deterrent.

To the people affected, I am terribly sorry it happened.  To Britain’s finest, thank you.

LucyLou

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Theresa May: a single statement may sink her

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I have never seen a politician say that they have made a mistake and then present a solution, apart from maybe Nick Clegg, who is a Liberal Democrat.

I am very worried by a single statement that Theresa May said to Jeremy Paxman,  a seasoned interviewer of politicians.  You see, she attacked her own voters, by saying that people could keep £100,000 of their estate but the rest would be put towards their social care when they are old. (You cannot buy a house for £100,000 unless you live in the sticks, where there is no mobile phone coverage.)  The Conservative heartlands were in uproar, but Theresa May skated through it and when Jeremy Paxman said incredulously:

“You’re not answering the question.”

She said that she was now putting a cap on the limit people would have to pay for retirement homes etc.  No details, but the odd thing was she has been out to meet the people in the north of England and attempted to win the Labour vote by saying she is taking from the so-say rich. Talk about below the belt; I was stupefied.

Well, I know how hard those so-called rich people work.  They take work cell phones on holiday and have to report in every evening.  That would be an hour’s discussion and organisation.   They work from 7.00 am minimum to at least 7.00 pm and the idea of going home early on a Friday is laughable.  (Sometimes it was 1.00 am finish on a bid and then back in at 8.30 am.) They are on call at the weekend.  You see Prime Ministers’ hair go white while in power. Take a look at the people in the City of London some time.

In return for working all of the time, they are well-paid.  But when do they spend it, exactly?  My husband was Operations Director of a FTSE 100 company and I remember that he even had to leave me at a company dinner dance because he had to discuss business. But he would take holiday and tell his staff to take holiday.  Unfortunately mobiles meant you were never out of touch.

But these fathers and mothers do miss out on things like picking children up from Cub Scouts.  I was the only woman there; the others were all Dads.  Oh and the working lunch doesn’t exist, but the working breakfast does.  They  love their jobs and they do them very well, for the company and the country.  So please, next time you think of people earning a lot of money, remember that their bonuses are only paid if the company does well and that they are being paid for last year’s efforts not the present year. I think shareholders’ meetings have ensured that there is more transparency, but do you want to give up your life for your job?

Back to Theresa May.  She has been seeing select groups as she goes around England.  The manifesto seems to have been concocted by herself and a tiny group of people.  Amber Rudd, Home Secretary was the only one facing the public this evening.  Where is the Cabinet? That’s what worries me, that Mrs May seems to be doing everything her way and taking southern England voters for  granted.  Well, I’m not voting for my local dopey Conservative MP.  Whatever job he is given, he makes a mess. Perhaps Boris would like his seat?

I think that Theresa May better to middle England and the south.  She wants the mandate for Brexit.  If that is conducted like the Conservative Manifesto, there is no transparency and opinions taken from two advisers.  We need to talk.

Wish us luck.

LucyLou

PS My condolences to the people of Kabul who have suffered a car bomb that again killed indiscriminately. A man risked his life to say that the Taliban were not eradicated by the US/UK/UN occupation.  David Cameron was right.  Take the people back to their own countries and eradicate evil people from the ground up.

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The Losers Bring Britain Together

Hello, this post comes out with a heavy heart.

Our whole country feels sadness today, for those caught up in a shocking attack on Manchester, one of our greatest cities.  Mancunians are a breed apart: teenagers who are funny amongst themselves, yet who stand together against the world. And they care. That’s why we saw the people on the streets last night offering free taxis, water, food.

“Yes, love …” says it all to strangers and friends alike.

The tweeter earlier dealt the perpetrators a stunning blow in a nutshell.  That person said the Evil would always be thought of as Losers.  That is a teenager speaking.  It is followed here: The Losers.  Do not say where they come from or give a name to any who claim responsibility, as they crave publicity.

The Losers have claimed responsibility quite late, too late. It is obviously one person acting alone who has built a bomb and detonated it, quite forgetting to inform anyone.  Unlikely, therefore not a four-person cell?  Military acting alone?  Unlikely.  It must be Losers who seek to destroy lightheartedness, because they are afraid of freedom.

They will be caught.  We do not want them in British prisons.  Much infamy is bought in there.  Contract a prison to the Americans.  There is no freedom in their jails.  Put them on the bleakest, coldest, wettest isle of the British Isles.  Let it be shut down. No journalism allowed.

But today we mourn for lives lost young and older alike. We pray with mothers who have missing children.  We pray for the wellbeing of those in hospital.  Surely, if we all wish together and if we thank all Emergency Services and Intelligence Services for their swift response, it will make them feel better after seeing horrific sights and we can remember the victims in life. To bury a child is the worst scenario for any parent.  But any member of a family taken in such a way makes all relatives sad.    The act is done.  The Losers have sickened and appalled us, but it will bring the British together much more than any election could have done.  They lose again.

LucyLou

PS The European Union in Brussels has hung its flags at half-mast.  Thank you; it means a lot.

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Liberal Democrats’ Crazy To Legalise Cannabis

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Liberal Democrats are by nature liberal. However that should be a long way from being crazy.

On 11 May 2017, Liberal Democrats UK announced a decision to legalise cannabis, although  its use unofficially, for relief of deep and chronic pain has been around for years.  Getting hold of it must be very difficult and how do you know how much to smoke? Doubtless, Liberal Democrat politicians think that creating official sources will mean purity of the drug.

All well and good but we risk missing the point. There have been studies into the long-term use of cannabis, which highlight damage to the brain.  Long-term use can cause the mind to be overwhelmed by a billion thoughts a day, like everyone else, but somehow they are in such profound depth or on too many subjects that the brain apparently gives up rationality.  I would argue that their thoughts are on a higher plane.

People with mental health issues from cannabis would be thrown onto the mercy of our Welfare State which would have to pay up and often for life; something which this government is keen to end. Oddly, mental health was in the news during the local elections, but has since disappeared.

If the Conservatives take this legalisation of cannabis onboard, they will heap unfortunate people onto disability benefits, because they cannot cope with life without help. Maybe this will not happen for ten years, but it is a scandal they and the Liberal Democrats can avoid by thinking it through.

It is irrelevant whether it is the drug’s fault or not.  Unfortunately the present government does not rule out the continued hacking away at welfare benefits, which is a meek way of saying that they will continue to do it.

May I respectfully that all political parties look before they leap?

 

Have a great week

LucyLou

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