You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

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As some of you may or may not know, there is to be a snap election on 8th June in the UK. My opinion? I think it is too soon after Brexit, but who am I to put in my two pennies worth? Anyway, normally, I don’t get involved with politics online. However, yesterday, there were two exceptions.

With the first one, my friend posted it had been ‘leaked’ (f**k me, I’m sick of this word) that if elected, Labour would scrap tuition fees. Well isn’t that grand of them? The amount of sarcasm that went through my mind as I typed the last sentence… The conversation went like this:

Person A: Really? I remember it was Labour who introduced tuition fees.

My Friend: They may have done this but it was the Conservatives who hiked the fees up to an extortionate and unrealistic amount so as to put the working class off from taking up studying and the rich who could afford. My relatives fellow student friends are all from Foreign money or middle to high class demographics. Also it was also the Liberal Democrats who made the pledge to promise to abolish all tuition fees and they failed on this word…. if they want to bring economy into this country they need to invest-first and foremost into the younger generations futures.

Me: Whether Conservatives hiked them up or not, it was indeed Labour who introduced them in the first place! If they were not in place, one wouldn’t be able to hike them up!

My Friend: True they’re all greedy b@stards at the end of the day with labour having pros as well as cons…

The next one pissed me right off. I’m just sitting back, waiting for my friend to unfriend me, because this is what some do nowadays when you disagree with them, right? It has now become the ‘norm’.

There is some news going around , ‘NHS: Tories SILENT on introduction of £145 charges for 40 minute GP Consultations‘. It actually started off with one her friends (someone I do not know) commenting.

Person A: The Tories are not commenting on this because charges are not, as implied, being introduced for NHS consultations. Fake news!

I simply liked his comment and moved on. Next thing I knew, I was tagged into my friend’s comment.

My Friend: I wish it was fake Person A & Persia Anderson 😕

Me: What do we really know about any of the parties? They all lie, and I find it interesting the amount of ‘dirt’ (whether true or not) that is dug up when an election is coming around. Say it is true about the NHS. What is Labour hiding? I find them all despicable. I trust none.

My Friend:I’m not a fan of politicians either. I would prefer if there were no such thing and we all lived in peace & harmony and loved everyone around us! Free from world domination & poverty. Whilst there are still politicians the facts remain that the Tories have always served the rich and Labour have always served the working class & the most vulnerable. All our public services are under threat especially the NHS as parts of the NHS have already been privatised under the Tories. Jeremy Corbyn personally helped one of my SA friends who was taking care of her sick grand mother & unable to work and subsequently pay her rent. She wrote to Jeremy asking for his help and he prevented her from being evicted! She met him in person at one of his Labour meet & greets and thanked him and he had tears in his eyes. So they’re not all the same. He has a heart & Theresa May is heartless. Please vote Labour! 💋

Me: Sorry, Friend, I will not vote Labour. Never have. Never will. Besides, is Corbyn not the one who said ‘we’ should have tea with the ISIS? I mean, really? As for my opinion; yes they are all the same. Once in power what they preached to be elected in the first place is no longer on the table.

Her Friend: Oh dear. The NHS does not allow GPs to charge. What is happening here is an increase in the supply of GP services, outside the NHS, so that waiting lists within the will be shorter.

My Friend: We won’t have an NHS under a Tory government. They are deliberately running it into the ground. Using Agency Nurses. Making Dr’s work a 6 day week. That way they can justify selling it off. Have you seen the devastation they have caused since they were elected. Do you want Theresa Care? I don’t! ☹️

Me: Friend, have you seen the devastation caused in the 13 years Labour was in power? Whilst I respect your opinion and it is your right to vote for whom you chose, I do not think it is your right to ‘dictate’ to anyone who they should vote for. If you look back over the conversation, not once have I told you who to vote for, yet you are trying to get me to vote Labour. I thought we lived in a democracy? Or is it only a democracy if we are all forced to vote Labour…? You cannot convince me otherwise. I will not vote Labour. My vote will go to whom I chose, and I am not sorry for that.

Now don’t get me wrong; I don’t trust politicians full stop. All parties are dirty and have blood on their hands. But I also don’t like all the fake news floating around and shit stirrers. There are enough problems as it is. No-one but me knows who I’m voting for, but I know one thing; I will be using my right to vote.

Regarding the NHS: it is constantly treating people from all over the world and here in the UK, who have never paid into the system. This causes a huge strain on the resources available. Those who have paid in have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment. Years for surgery. This has been going on for so long it’s crazy. People who think it’s free need to remember that in actual fact, it isn’t. Money has to be paid in to keep it going.

The same crap is happening with schools. Over two hundred applications submitted for sixty places. This has been going on for years too. Parents are being told to bring in essentials to keep schools running – toilet tissue, stationary, etc.

People have become so disrespectful to each other for stating their own opinion.

We live in a beautiful world, but mankind has f**ked it up.

Max Has Chicken Pox

I still have posts scheduled (I am thankful for this feature), so you will still see some from me. Probably not as many though.

Stay well. Stay safe.

Maximus Octavian

Unfortunately, Max has Chicken Pox, so blogging will be down to a minimum, as he’s off preschool until he’s completely clear.

From Max:

Hello everyone! I’m OK.

Then he went back to eating mango.

Poor Little Yum-Yum is demanding so much of my attention, I will have to catch up with reading your posts either in short bursts, or in a few days time – depending on what I can squeeze in.

Take care.

Love Persia and Max. ❤

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Meanwhile, in Dudley, West Midlands…

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This sort of thing really grinds me. It’s irreplaceable. Why would anyone do such a thing?

No doubt some a-hole will purchase it as ‘scrap’ metal.

Grrr!

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I popped into my local supermarket and spotted this great deal…

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Here’s a closer look.

If each bottle cost £2.00 and you purchase two, surely they would still cost £4.00 anyway?!

The Story of a Famous Author

Never give up.
Believe in yourself.
Be passionate.
Work Hard.
It’s never too late.

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Walkers, Please Explain This

Walkers, Please Explain This

I love crisps/chips. I can easily eat three to four bags, one after another (individual sized ones). Not that I’m promoting that this is a good thing, because it isn’t.

Anyway, I bought a six pack of Pickled Onion flavour Monster Munch recently, and got ready to devour a few packets. I opened the first one…

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Really? Each one thereafter was exactly the same.

Walkers, I am reaching out to you. I need you to explain this please.

What the hell is this? Even my four year old would eat this and say “More please mummy”, let alone a grown woman being satisfied with it.

Walkers, you’re playing with my emotions here. I was looking forward to feasting on these. Put more in the bags please!

Edinburgh Students Have Been Named the Women to Watch in 2017

Dear all,

My friend’s daughter needs your vote.

Her name is Esme Allman. I have watched this young lady grow from strength to strength over a number of years – including attending one of her performances. A fine young lady, with so much to give, she is beautiful inside and out.

Esme is the BME convenor, which involves organising Black History Month, kickstarting the LiberatED campaign (revising Edinburgh’s curriculum to be more inclusive and empowering for minorities), planning events for BME Mental Health and Awareness, as well as holding events that empower the Women of Colour at Edinburgh. On top of this, she performs poetry and acts, featuring in a four-hander, sell-out play earlier this year. She is also part of the model team for this year’s charity fashion show.

Currently number three on the list, she needs a boost to get her to her rightful position – number one!

VOTE now to have your say

Welcome to The Tab Future 100, supported by Barclays. It’s like the Forbes list, but for the women to watch at Edinburgh.

Below are a group of carefully selected students – those with the most up-votes will be entered into The Tab Future 100: a definitive list celebrating influential women across the country.

Those who feature in The Tab Future 100 will be invited to Barclays’ head office to gain mentorship and advice from leading female execs at Barclays.

Voting closes this Sunday at 11:59pm.

Voting is easy; just click here for the link.

Many thanks in advance.

Have a great day everyone!

Love, P. x