Opinion: Above is the Labour Party election candidate's campaign leaflet here in Hull West and Hessle, Alan Johnson's former constituency. To be precise it is one side of the leaflet as it is stuck to our front room window and just as I was about to pop outside to grab an image of the other side rain began to fall.
It does not matter though as just using the one side illustrates important points.
The candidate is a local woman called Emma Hardy who was a teacher locally for ten years. The leaflet gives a little information about Emma and highlights what she will aim for if elected Member of Parliament to represent Hull West and Hessle at Westminster.
It is quite clear that if Emma Hardy wins the election on June 8, 2017, she will serve Hull West and Hessle and serve us well.
So fancy a look at a Tory campaign leaflet dropping through Hull West and Hessle letterboxes Saturday?
Take a look below at two images which show both sides of the Tory election campaign leaflet which arrived in Hull West and Hessle Saturday..
Who is the local candidate? Who knows?
To be honest I had no idea whether a Tory was standing here or not.
A quick search online for the purpose's of this post revealed;
Hull West & HessleThat search also appears to reveal that Mackay stood in Hull East in 2015 and 2010 but did not win either time. She was a BRexit campaigner in 2016.
And for the Tory Party the 2017 General Election will be fought on BRexit and personalities.
Presumably Theresa May had a heads up from Donald Trump when she visited Washington recently and they held hands. She also met with press baron Rupert Murdoch when she visited the USA on a separate occasion who will have also offered campaign advice. Then we have David Cameron back out of his self-inflicted absence from politics now that the CPS has announced its findings re allegations of Tory Electoral fraud in 2015. Mrs May has already taken a leaf or two out of Cameron's how to play politics book - get personal. Sir Lynton Crosby awarded a knighthood by David Cameron for services to the Tory party, that is helping them win GE2015, completes the picture.
The Tories are opting to tap into strengths and weaknesses real and or perceived of the two party leaders.
And in some cases it is working.
If you look at the three images shared here and believe the Tories will represent you well you are deluded.
The Labour Party is offering real hope and positive changes that will improve the lives of us all because if the Tories are allowed to continue on their merry way with their wrecking ball we will ALL lose.
It is not rocket science.
Increasing rich poor, old young, well infirm, north south divides will destroy society bit by bit. By the time you realise what is happening it will be too late.
And if Theresa May wins June 8 she and or her party will have five full years. Just think about that and the damage they can and will do
If you have fell for the lie that Jeremy Corbyn is weak open your eyes. He has shown strength of character throughout his parliamentary career. The man is not for sale.
Perhaps that is what they fear?
Tuesday evening Mr and Mrs Theresa May appeared on BBC1's One Show.
Mrs May's GE2017 campaign has been carefully controlled so far.
When she has met real people at work and allowed free questioning she has got more than she bargained for.
Amanda reports this re BBC studios Tuesday;
"I found out that Theresa May and her hubby were appearing on the One Show and since my journey home involves passing the studio where it is filmed I put on a JC4PM t-shirt in the hope of doing some photobombing.
There was no hope of that because the security was way too heavy and only BBC staff were getting anywhere near the studio window that I can normally walk past without incident.
I couldn't help being amused to see BBC staff were being herded past the said window, hovering for a bit then going back - I assume to make it look as if the normal number of people were wandering by.
It's a shame the cameras were inside the studio filming what looks to be a bland and pointless show because the real entertainment was taking place in the streets surrounding the BBC. Lots of protests - "End Austerity", "Refugees are welcome here!"
"Let's make June the end of May!"
"Stop the Cull"
There were some great costumes, bloody good speakers and singers. Everyone was well behaved and in good spirits. None of this will ever appear on the BBC of course which is a shame.
Prize for the most entertaining protestor has to go to an absolutely awesome Boris Johnson impersonator leading a "stop Brexit" demo by singing "Ooh ooh ooh- wanna stay in the EU ooh ooh!..."
He was hilarious!"
If you are eligible to vote and register to do so by 11.59pm May 22, 2017, you can vote June 8, 2017, for the next government of the UK.
Tuesday Jeremy Corbyn along with key players in the Labour Party kicked of Labour's General Election 2017 campaign.
The Tory's unelected leader Theresa May was also out and about but it was a very different game she was playing.
Take a look at the images above from Michael Crick a senior Channel 4 news reporter.
Perhaps Mrs May and her team are opting for a carefully controlled campaign environment for many reasons including;
He has fiercely chased allegations of Tory electoral fraud.
Following the General Election 2015 senior BBC journo Nick Robinson revealed it was a very different scenario at the BBC to Channel 4. The "Mail Online ran a story titled "Cameron threatened to 'close down' the BBC after general election row, claims political editor Nick Robinson"."
Theresa May and her team are dictating events. Tonight she and her husband Philip will appear on the One Show on BBC. Monday BBCDP host Jo Coburn was caught on camera smirking at the thought of Jeremy Corbyn and his wife appearing on that show at a later date.
This week Jeremy Corbyn, Labour politicians and their supporters have been election campaigning.
Unelected Tory Party leader Theresa May has opted for a more limited campaign so far.
Well she is called the "submarine" by some for obvious reasons and also "mummy" by some in her cabinet also for obvious reasons.
The General Election June 8, 2017, is important. Such elections are always important but this one is crucial for many voters and for many reasons. If Theresa May wins and wins big time she will have a free hand to extend so called austerity measures.
The Tory Party has a huge election campaign chest stuffed with money and will outspend the Labour Party.
But that does not guarantee the Tories will win on June 8.
One of the few promises the Tory Party has ever kept is holding an in or out European Union referendum. While the Tory Party is split and having serious rows behind closed doors the truth is that many Tory voters and supporters have a vested interest in the UK leaving the EU.
The Labour Party will respect the EU referendum result and British democracy but ensure we all get the best deal available.
Watch the campaign launch below, make sure you are registered to vote and on June 8 #VoteLabour
Above comments and imges credit http://www.cornwalllive.com/prime-minister-theresa-may-visits-cornwall-ahead-of-general-election/story-30306323-detail/story.html
Op-ed; British state owned media the BBC opted to run a story about a foot-in-mouth gaffe Tuesday lunchtime as its headline feature news report.
The story featured senior Labour politician Diane Abbott.
Ms Abbott's gaffe via LBC came at the end of a long day campaigning admitted BBC reporter Norman Smith who went on to say however it mattered and would feed into the minds of voters.
Well Mr Smith making it the lead story you should know about that!
Diane Abbott says she "misspoke" when she got confused over the cost of Labour's pledge for 10,000 extra police officers for England and Wales.
Wow how very dare she, says this blogger with heavy sarcasm.
#MrsWeakAndWobbly, at this time unelected Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May is playing a tight game with only selected appearances at events with carefully selected audience members.
Still even she managed a gaffe last week.
"Prime Minister Theresa May wants UK to lead world in 'preventing tourism' in embarrassing campaign trail gaffe" reported the Evening Standard.
She was let off lightly with The Sun calling it a slip of the tongue.
A tale then of two very different media approaches that highlight a broad lack of political independence.
If you want to try to get at the bones of this election look further afield including social media and attend events.
One man who helped the Tories win the 2010 General Election and received an honorary knighthood as well as a fat pay out for that work, Sir Lynton Crosby, is carefully controlling #MrsWeakAndWobbly's campaign now.
Theresa May got short shrift doorknocking in Scotland and that visit had its moments of hilarity not least Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson cutting out reporters by interviewing the PM herself for another photo opportunity.
Tuesday take a look at Cornwall live.
Cornwall Live shares a damning report of #MrsWeakAndWobbly's visit to Cornwall Tuesday.
Still with BBC world news making a huge deal out of a gaffe or was that slip of the tongue by Diane Abbott no wonder Theresa May prefers hide and seek!
Just what does Theresa May have to hide?
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