My response to the Condem’d.

It seems the new coalition is not very popular, and honestly, it’s rather clear why. They are unelected and unwanted by the people. They stand for the elite, privileged few and strive to protect them. The rich, protecting the rich.

Twenty three of the twenty nine Cabinet Ministers are millionaires, therefore I find it hard to believe we really are “All in this together”. I don’t believe a millionaire is going to feel the cuts as much as someone who is on minimum wage, so why should these people dictate what happens to our country? They have no idea about real people! Unless you live a real life, you can’t understand, however, trying to explain that to a Condem would be like catching smoke with bare hands.

Now, I’m not about to be the person that stands up and says Labour made no mistakes, no government is perfect, however I despise this constant slating, the constant ringing from the Condems saying it is all Labour’s fault. It’s narrow minded and ridiculously partisan, instead of blaming, stand up and fix it!

I disagree with many cuts, etc, implemented by the government, but as a student, I think it’s right that I feel passionately about tuition fees and the scrapping of EMA. Firstly, the raise of tuition fees, as if it wasn’t difficult enough to survive the debts of university, this government is set to make it much worse, this seriously demises the opportunities for all students and young people to reach their full potential, it also means people will be forced to look for work at earlier ages, but wait, job’s are cut left, right and centre. So they’ll go onto benefits, but wait! Benefits are being cut too! The raise of tuition fees is simply a way to keep the Elite well educated, so they can continue to rise to power, and legislate to benefit themselves. Secondly, EMA, what the Condem’s don’t think about are the families who, if pushed to choice would pull their children out of education, to work, because they cannot survive on their income, if these children didn’t receive EMA when proceeding to higher education, they would have to go into work, more people who can’t find work, have to go on benefits, but oh wait, Yeah, I think you see the pattern. Or the children, who simply can’t afford the equipment, uniform, transport, etc, to attend school every day. Of course, the Condem’s don’t understand this, because they aren’t in this position!

On this, I want to talk about who I now refer to as “The I don’t care bunch”. I receive EMA, so do a few of my friends, however, some don’t, the same is said with tuition fees. I have a few friends who plan on going to university, and a few that don’t.. I’ve found that the response from people that don’t get EMA or don’t want to go to University has been, “Well, I don’t want to go to University anyway, so it doesn’t apply to me!” Similarly, “Well, I don’t get EMA anyway, so it doesn’t apply to me!” I think what they don’t realise is that maybe one day, they will have children, those children may have been entitled to EMA, but it has been cut, and those children may choose to go to university, and the people who said “Well, it doesn’t apply to me anyway!” will be left to foot the bill. I don’t think they realise that just because these cuts don’t affect them, it doesn’t mean other cuts won’t either, if they think the Condem’s will stop there, they are wrong, the worst is yet to come, something will affect them, and I think they’ll wish they had done something earlier.

I will fight, if the Condem’s think they will get things done that screws over the majority of the population, the real people, they are sadly mistaken, I refuse to give into them and say, hey, what will be, will be. The cuts are going too far and they will ruin our country! “We’re all in this together” You tell that to the local worker who has just lost his/her job after years, because of you. On the contrary, we aren’t all in this together, you have your elite group, and we, the real people, have our group, if you want to look at what’s wrong with society, look in the mirror!

Welcome to the Condemnation!

Population: us.

Lead by: clueless millionaires and people who refuse to stand up for what they once believed in.

Good Luck comrades.


A response to recent events and the response of the Twitterverse.

I must say, I’m writing this with some caution, I realise some of my fellow tweeters may not agree with what I say, but tough, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
So, Harriet Harman said something about Danny Alexander being a red rodent? I’ve heard that before entering government, Danny Alexander’s job was something to do with squirrels, so there you go, maybe that’s where it came from.. Of course, everyone will make their own suggestions of where the comment came from, and I’ve no doubt that some of the more right wing press will take this as an opportunity to attack Labour. (Surprise, surprise, that’s politics!)
Now, I’m a bit of a newbie when it comes to politics, I’m not the most well informed person, and on a few too many basis’s I don’t completely understand what everyone is talking about. The point is, I’m sure you all know how everything goes better than me, but really, not a part of me believes Mrs Harman would say something to offend or hurt someone, I think that what she said has been taken out of context and twisted to suit people’s opinions.
What I’m really upset by is the fact that people have chosen to show their nasty side, on the social networking site ‘Twitter’ I do think it is rather uncalled for, voice your opinion and let go. What has also annoyed me is how people seem to have forgotten all the good Mrs Harman has done, and does for our party. I don’t understand how they could turn their back on her.
This type of moral panic over Twitter infuriates me, I believe Twitter is a place for Comradery, not impoliteness. I’m not condoning what Mrs Harman said, because it’s not my place to. But tweeters,please,  just stop. We should be fighting the coalition! Not each other. I’m more disappointed by some of you, than her.
I admire and support Mrs Harman, and I’m grateful for everything she has done for our party and country.

My Past of Politics.

I was thinking about this earlier, and realised that none of you have any idea about my political past, mainly because I don’t talk about it. So, I’ll tell you.
I am currently a Labour Party member. However, if you had asked me my political views this time last year, I would’ve answered differently. Last year I started my A Level in politics, and realising I didn’t particularly agree with the Conservatives, and disliking the current government, I researched the Liberal Democrat’s. Liking what I read and saw I classed myself as a Liberal Democrat supporter. Prior to this my only political thoughts had been a year or so earlier, in an art project I researched and based a project on The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Around this time I also took a dislike to a politician, based on what I had been exposed to from the media, and my family, who are all non-political, and dislike all politicians, saying they are all just out for themselves. (I do not take this approach.)
There was a time before the general election that I believed a Conservative majority would be the outcome, believing this I decided to e-mail David Cameron, with what I thought, and wishing him the best for the election. It was around this time that I joined the social networking site, Twitter, and became very interested in what Sarah Brown, wife of then Prime minister, Gordon Brown tweeted. It occurred to me throughout the election that my heart was with Labour. Yet I clung to the Liberal Democrats, as it seemed the right choice at the time, I was also highly impressed with the performance of Nick Clegg, in various speeches and debates.
And then it all happened.. The formation of the coalition pushed me over the edge, after trying so hard to convince the Liberal Democrat’s to form a coalition with the Labour Party, which was far more ideologically correct, they betrayed us, and the Condem’s were formed. On this ground I joined the Labour Party, and I’ve never looked back since. I love the Labour Party, and I’ve never felt more accepted, the members and politicians alike are amazing.
My worst political experience so far has been when Gordon Brown resigned, I cried for hours. My Mum came home and found me crying, and she couldn’t understand why, but to me, it was awful. I really admire Gordon Brown, he’s what the country needs, not David Cameron.
My birthday was May 6th, I turned 17, I was devastated that I was exactly one year too young to vote, but now, I’m glad, I would have voted for the Liberal Democrat’s. In the next election, I’ll vote Labour.

“The first one to the sink…”

At special occasions where the whole family gets together for a meal, this term is used… It indicates that the first person that gets to the sink gets to do the washing up, as if it is some type of reward! This is usually followed by a multitude of “I’ll do it!” “No! I’ll do it!” ‘s from various family members, usually women, in fact in our household it is only the women that do the washing up, and the cooking, the men are there to cut the meat, as it is apparently “A man’s job” I know, #FeminismFail
The end result is usually a mass of women in the kitchen, washing, drying and putting away. (Not knowing where anything goes of course!) With small children pottering back and forth between the living room and kitchen with dishes and plates to be washed. Finally, the men, lounging, usually messing on their phones, trying to get one better than each other or trying to annoy the children, and consequently, the women.
I’ll never understand why getting to wash up is such a pleasure for these women, I often wonder if it is part of the patriarchal society they have been raised in, and not fought. They find it easier to try and convince themselves that they enjoy cooking and cleaning, instead of daring to start an argument with the men, telling them to get off their arses and do it for a change! (I know, I sounded rather radical there!) Another part of me wonders if it is just them being polite, “Oh yes, I’ll wash up”… Another trait learned through society.
I don’t think I will ever be that woman, who rushes to the sink, I would rather just be a spectator, watching and commenting on all the aspects of the family, and the differences in their roles, according to gender and age.
“The first one to the sink…” … No rushing here.

The next me and Fitz.

So, we’re sending Hamlyn on loan with a young lad and family who have just lost their horse. They came to see Hamlyn today, and wow. He’s two years younger than me, and I’m not ashamed to say at least twice the rider.
First impressions. They got lost, so we had to go meet them, they came in two cars, posh cars, you can tell they have money. On one hand I thought, at least Hamlyn will want for nothing, on the second I thought, gees, these people are going to be so stuck up!
I was wrong, they are truly lovely! They were interesting, chatty, just normal people. They adore Hamlyn, to them he is God’s gift, and as I watched the lad ride Ham, and bond, I saw my relationship with Fitz, they were so good together. Hamlyn is no easy horse, but he didn’t put a foot wrong, I believe if it wasn’t meant to be, he would’ve played up, but he didn’t. Everything went so well.
I couldn’t pick a better loaner for Hamlyn, I understand how hard it will be to watch him go, but knowing it’s for the best will make it much easier.
He is perfect for them, and they are perfect for him.

Hello You!

Hello All,

Just a little introduction blog, not entirely sure why I’m starting a blog, but not entirely sure why I do most things, ah well, here I am.. So, how’re you lot?

S’pose I should introduce myself, right? Well, I’m Hannah, I’m 17 and I live in South Yorkshire. Currently doing A Levels in Sociology, Politics and Psychology. Member of the Labour Party, Marxist Feminist… (That’s where everyone cringes) umm.. what was I saying? … This is how most of my blogs will go, I’m really good at digressing. I’m a twitterholic. I have multiple animals, we’re like a mini zoo, including my soul mate, Fitz, who is my horse, hence the name “hannmrfitz”.

Also.. Y’know how in The Vicar Of Dibley, they all think Margaret Thatcher is still the Prime minister, and refuse to believe otherwise, well, that’s me with Gordon Brown. 🙂

Anyways, I do ramble on. So, that’s all from me for now. See you all soon! (: xx

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