On the Saturday 15 June 1996, a massive bomb devastated the busy Arndale shopping area in the centre of Manchester.
Many of you will remember it and I suspect many will know of friends, neighbours or loved ones who were caught up in the carnage and massive devastation.
Thankfully, no one was killed, but over two hundred people were injured in the attack, mostly by flying glass, and seven were hospitalised, who at the time were said to be in a serious condition.

The two Jerry's
The attack was carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) and to this day the 1,500-kilogram (3,300 lb) truck bomb holds the iniquitous record of being the biggest bomb to be detonated in Great Britain since World War II.

Shortly after the cowardly atrocity, the then rebel Labour backbencher; now Labour’s Leader in opposition, was interviewed on radio, where he refused several times to condemn the attack.
This is the real Jeremy Corbyn. The man our Labour councillors now follow as their ‘party leader’ and who the voters of Tameside have, albeit in diminishing numbers; have voted to run our borough council since 1979!

During that time we have seen massive council waste, they’ve presided over deteriorating town centres, orchestrated the demise of our towns’ markets, roads deteriorate, libraries lost, iconic buildings left vacant and allowed statutory services to diminish. All this while we see our council taxes raise!

In Tameside it's not 'Do more for less' its Do less for more'

Their biggest trick is to get armies of unpaid 'volunteers' to fill the void, whilst blaming their inefficiencies on others.
This just illustrates how ordinary people in the street have been left so apathetic and existing in a state of total indifference that they can’t be bothered to say, ‘enough is enough’ and vote to invoke a change.  
They just don’t realise the true nature of the type of people who have, after years of infiltration, taken over the Labour Party, both nationally and locally!
These so called socialists have seemingly lost contact with their roots. They appear to have lost touch with their core values and listen only to so called policy experts from 'London based think-tanks' rather than listening to the concerns from ordinary men and women from small towns throughout the UK, who are struggling.

Today’s Labour politician not only wants to tell working class people what's best for them, but what they should and shouldn't think.

Well, this lack of meaningful political opposition, party infighting and general lack of ideas backfired greatly in Copeland, where incidentally, the Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne was Labours campaign manager!
This May, as the local elections come round again, it’s your opportunity to start to stop the rot here in Tameside, where we need fresh, common sense thinking from new people who display civic pride in our towns and put the local needs of their constituents first, rather than passing the baton of office to other members of their dynasty!





According to today’s news media, Tony Blair has graciously emerged from his multi-million pound mansion in Buckinghamshire, in order to ‘embark on a mission’ to tell us in his usual snake-oil, patronizing fashion, that those who voted to leave the EU are educationally lacking and if the pros and cons were explained to them in words of one syllable, there should be yet another referendum and the Brexit result could and should be reversed.
The pre-briefed quotes to the early day newsrooms go from mildly condescending – “The people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit” – to full on contemptuous superciliousness: “Our challenge is to show how this decision was based on imperfect knowledge which will now become informed knowledge, to calculate in easy to understand ways how proceeding will cause real damage”.
Meanwhile, that so called impartial BBC has ‘obtained’ a localised breakdown of votes from nearly half of the local authorities which counted EU referendum ballots last June and chosen to reveal the findings, quite coincidentally with Blair’s reincarnation.

Apparently, this information provides a much greater depth and detail in explaining the pattern of how the UK voted. The key findings are:

  • The data confirms previous indications that local results were strongly associated with the educational attainment of voters - populations with lower qualifications were significantly more likely to vote Leave
  • The age of voters was also important, with older electorates more likely to choose Leave

A statistical analysis of the data obtained for over a thousand individual local government wards confirms how the strength of the local Leave vote was strongly associated with lower educational qualifications.

Also, age as a second factor significantly helps to further explain voting patterns. Older populations were more likely to vote Leave. Education and age combined account for nearly 80% of the voting variation between wards.

So, Tony Blair and the BBC both believe all ‘Leave voters’ were all stupid, ill-informed and ignorant, and, what's worse, are members of the contemptible lower classes!

Blair seriously believes the British publics minds can be changed if the case to ‘Remain’ is explained “in easy to understand ways”.

Let us not forget, this is a man who, after his supposed retirement from politics, won a £5million advance on his Downing Street memoirs, a £2.5million salary after being signed up by the U.S. investment bank J P Morgan, and £2million for an adviser's role with the finance firm Zurich.

Tony Blair deceived us on weapons of mass destruction. He should be held responsible for the conflict. He lied to his cabinet, to his government, to parliament and to us.

Now he wants us to trust him again.

Yeah, right!