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Will the next week be the most important in Newcastle United’s recent history? I am not thinking here of the possibility of Newcastle United winning the Championship on Sunday against Barnsley, welcome as that would be, but rather the talks between Benitez and Ashley about the longer term future of the club.

Are we to go back to the bad old days of the club being used as a stepping stone for ambitious, but not always  very talented playes from France and elsewhere?  Or are we going to be run as a football club should be; with a long-term plan, with the good of the club and its long-suffering supporters put first and with control in the hands of somebody who actually knows what he is doing?

Let’s all hope it is the latter.  Let’s all hope we don’t go back to the chaos that we have endured for too long, until Benitez finally was able to say enough was enough.

Speaking of chaos, we have seen the Conservatives try to belittle opposition to them by warning that if they don’t get a majority in the upcoming election, there will be a ‘coalition of chaos’ instead. Now this is a bit rich of course coming from the Tories, who have over seen little but chaos since returning to power in their own dodgy coalition in 2010 and on their own since 2015.

Of course soundbites like this are the Tories only answer to the terrible mess this country finds itself in today.    No doubt Lynton Crosby, The Tories so-called ‘election guru’ has instructed the Tories to say nothing of substance. In fact repeating the phrase ‘strong and stable government’ seems to be about all Theresa May is capable of. I have never seen a Prime Minister being found put so quickly on an election campaogn as may is being at present. The word embarassing doesn’t do May’s woeful performance justice.

She is deliberately treating the British electorate with contempt…She just parrots a vacuous phrase over and over again, while clearly hiding from the British public, whether in person or on TV debates. She is an absolute disgrace really.

Meanwhile education and the NHS are facing unprecedented crises, child poverty is rocketing and the use of foodbanks is mushrooming. And let’s be honest,  she hasn’t a clue about dealing with Brexit..except alienating those we need to negotiate with… It is now thought that the chances of any deal at all after Brexit is less thsan 50%.  What this might do for jobs in a region like the Northeast hardly bears thinking about.

talking of the future, the education system is in uter chaos. We are witnessing the deliberate destruction and fragmentation of the education system to develop a privatised education system with academies, free schools, and poorly paid, unqualified staff, all the while wealthy people make money out of the education of the nation’s children, The appalling OFSTED are, of course, colluding in this dreadful process, deliberately helping the process of schools being forced to be academies, without a shred of evidence that academies help anything…other than the bank accounts of those running them.. It is indeed a global problem, known as the Global Education Reform Movement..look it up if you have time.

Turn over of staff in some schools is enormous, with a complete lack of stability resulting from it. There is a huge crisis in the retention and recruitment of teachers. It was reporetd in the Guardian last month that, “schools are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain staff, the NAHT said, particularly in key subjects such as maths, science and languages”.  As a result of this, schools are employing unqualified staff or facing having to cut the school week to four days or less.

30 years ago teachers joined the profession with long-term career aspirations. Ten years ago, teachers still saw it as a long-term aspiration, but many were quitting within five years.  This givernmentr has managed to make teaching such an unattractive profession that many traine teachers today, only see teachingas an option for a few years and look forward to getting out as soon as possible.   This choas is of course deliberately set-up by the government as a way of destroying the teaching profession so that education can be taken over and money made out of it by already very wealthy people. It is a national disgrace.

And there is similar chaos in the NHS.  Jeremy Hunt, who has been hiding of course in the election campaign so far, is deliberately running the NHS down, so that it can be privatised by his wealthy friends…and we end up with a system like that in the USA, where if you are poor and get sick, well, tough luck.  And now we have nurses…NURSES….having to resort to using foodbanks.  When asked by Andrew Marr on the Sunday Politics show  why it was that nirses wewre having to go to foodbanks, all May, resembling Marie Antoinette, could say was “there were complex reasons why people go to foodbanks”. Really? I thought it was simply because they would starve otherwise….

There is similar chaos in social care, the use of zero hours contracts, in prisons and many other areas of British life.  All caused  by the Tories.   And as for the idea of a strong economy under the Tories, this is perhaps the biggest deceit of all.  Far from getting the national debt down, as promised in 2010 and given as a justification fore all the austerity, as it happens, the national debt as of now stands at £1.6 trillion at the end of July 2016 or 83.7% of total GDP. it was  70% of UK GDP in 2010.

Auaterity and the attacks on the education system and the NHs are causing chaos and have been deliberate political choices by the Tories. They want chaos in these areas, so that they and their wealthy frinds can then take advatage of it.   If you really want chaos in this country then vote Tory on 8th June….

Let us hope that Benitez can come to a deal with Ashley, which he is happy with and the chaos at Newcastle United can finally come to an end.  Let us also all hope that the chaos in health, education, the economy, with workers’ rights and in so many other areas can also end soon. After all May ends in June….

Peter Sagar May 2017

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17 Responses to true faith – A LITTLE BIT OF POLITICS – CHAOS THEORY

  1. Greeny's Guitar says:

    As a regular ‘don’t know’ voter I try to weigh up the alternatives I’m voting for.
    I like to read and listen to politicians and analysts present valid arguments or policies that stimulate my appetite for the upcoming debate.
    Articles like this are basically a waste of space because when I read such a presentation I want to think that the writer has researched facts that will give me something to think about and produce those facts in a well executed manner. This reads as if the writer was accompanied by a rapidly disappearing bottle of plonk as his article develops into a sectarian rant and the spelling becomes disturbingly bad.
    Anyone with a modicum of intelligence knows how discriminatory this Tory government has been. We recognise it know but raving about it with a valid alternative with reasons serves absolutely no purpose.
    Make. me believe in the political horshoe theory.
    Far left/right your all the same . Bigots

    • Peter Sagar says:

      I have done a lot of research…that’s why i write what i write…I wouldn’t bother otherwise! There are over 20 000 unqualified ‘teachers’ in English schools today…if you don’t believe that, check the stats from the Department of Education…In numerous education authority areas, up to 7% of lessons are being taken by unqualified staff…and that is set to get much worse…is that OK?

      • Peter Sagar says:

        Sorry, i forgot to mention …£5 billion of cuts to education are planned by 2020…£5 billion…

  2. Greeny's Guitar says:

    Sorry Peter fell into your mode.

    We recognise it, know it but raving about it without a valid alternative with reasons serves absolutely no purpose.
    Makes me believe in the political horshoe theory.

    • Graham says:

      creased mate, what a response! Vote Labour pal errr corrections

      • Graham says:

        I haven’t bothered filling in the name or email on this comment, it was already done for me. So Graham, if the third letter of your surname is a W then I am currently looking at your email address. Equally Greeny, if your email has a z in it I saw your email yesterday. Just thought you should know.


    • Sick of the Sycophants says:

      Greeny’s Guitar,
      I’m sure that, in your head, you are making sense. In reality, you are not!

  3. Rob says:

    Not really sure what the point of this is?, preaching to probably the least Conservative part of England. All twelve constituencies in Tyne and Wear are Labour, 11 of those MP’s have five digit majorities. If any outside of Tynemouth don’t return a Labour MP at this election I’d be staggered, majorities will be cut of course but that’s about it. It’s a bit of primal scream that could have done with a spellcheck and would no doubt go down better in a Momentum newsletter.

    • Paul Brown says:

      I agree Rob. I love most of the stuff from True Faith but avoid anything from this bloke……unless I really really can’t sleep

  4. AndyNUFC says:

    Rob you put a comma after a question mark and didn’t put a capital letter on ‘preaching’.

    • Rob says:

      Andy, you didn’t use a comma after my name. That doesn’t matter because you were writing a quick comment, as was I. Nobody expects you to proof read something like that. If you had gone to the trouble of penning a 1000 word article trying to put a point of view across I’m sure you would proof read and correct anything you picked up so it wouldn’t detract from what you were trying to say, not just leave it littered with mistakes.

    • Rob says:

      Andy, you missed out a comma after my name. It doesn’t matter as it was a quick one line comment, not a 1000 word article which you ought to have proof read. If you think there is no difference then fair enough.

  5. John H says:

    Sorry but the real enemy here is those snakes in the EU who treat the democratic decision of a country with contempt. Let’s get free of the shackles of those characters first, then we can deal with the Tories. remember it is the EU that impoverishes nations, ignores democracy and uses threats and blackmail to get its way.
    Politics has changed. This isn’t the 1980’s. We have to re-empower people to realize they have the ability to change things, because government should BELONG to them. Socialism is about worker’s power. Worker’s power was destroyed, not just by the Tories, but by New Labour and most of all by the EU. The EU is the enemy of the workers, it wants us to be little sheep for it to order round. Socialism isn’t about bureaucrats giving us a few crumbs from the table, it’s about us taking control for ourselves.
    I support May because she respects the democratic mandate of the British people. Then we can get to work building a socialist alternative, based on what the people want. Right now they want Brexit, and that is what counts.

    • Peter Sagar says:

      Prediction from Institute of Fiscal Studies:
      Due to Brexit, average earnings in 2021 will be the same as in 2008 despite inflation.

    • Peter Sagar says:

      Here is a prediction from Institute of Fiscal Studies:
      Due to Brexit, average earnings in 2021 will be the same as in 2008 despite inflation.

  6. Clocktoys says:

    What’s the alternative? A Labour party that strategically avoided campaigning properly in the NE and anywhere outside of London, because it’s leader didn’t care about the EU (and the jobs and trade in the NE that is dependent on it) and because his warped special advisors only care about social media re-tweets and preaching to the marxists that put him in power?

    Regarding the crisis in local health and schools, our labour councils had the offer of extra funding through devolution but our more pig headed councils turned it down and chose to cut our nose off to spite the Tories. Now places like Teeside, Manchester and Birmingham are getting hundreds of millions of pounds a year that can go towards resolving their long term structural issues that have festered since the decline in traditional industry, and we get zilch.

    We still have a party that is happy to keep the NE in the gutter so that we’ll continue to vote for them, even if they have a marxist in charge, with a shadow defence secretary that has clear links to a law firm that constantly tries to sue soldiers that served our country, and whom also thinks that the white working class are scum, as does her colleague Ms Abbott.

    Andy Burnham won a huge landslide in Manchester partly because he didn’t utter Corbyn’s name once in his literature. Because he knows outside of London, most ordinary people are disgusted by Corbyn and his grade E pseudo intellectualism. But the tragedy in the North East is that Labour will win, and their power brokers will continue to keep us in the gutter so that they can guarantee our votes. Labour doesn’t want a North East that can stand on its own two feet without huge public sector job creation funds. Otherwise we may just get wealthy enough to vote Tory.