Thoughts On Which Party Is Possibly Best When It Comes To The Issue Of Trans Rights

This past Sunday morning I was as per usual watching the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show being the political anorak that I’m & completely out of nowhere Andrew Marr asked Labour’s Angela Rayner whether the party was planning to make it easier for those people choosing to transition gender when it comes to legally self-identifying? Err? What? Marr you transphobic plank, I can testify as a trans woman myself that you don’t choose to be trans it’s ain’t a lifestyle choice! Angela Rayner did pull Andrew Marr up for making out that being transgender was a ‘lifestyle choice’ & then proceeded to detail many of the issues trans people face & that she fully supports trans equality.

I know that members of the Labour leadership such as Angela Raynor & Dawn Butler are strong supporters of trans people & trans rights, in fact I met Dawn Butler last year when she gave a speech in support of trans people at a conference that I was attending & her speech I remember was something which triggered a tsunami of abuse on social-media directed at Dawn personally from transphobic gobshite bigots. Transphobic bigots are again unhappy with Dawn because as Labour’s shadow equalities minister she has said there should be no discrimination against trans people regards single-sex spaces, yes I know it’s a fucking outrageous idea that trans people should be able to eat at the same lunch counter as cis people, for us be able to drink from the same water fountain, trans people we should know our place at the back of the bus & we must absolutely never use the same toilets as cis people. Despite from what Dawn Butler & Angela Raynor have said in support of trans people during the election campaign, some trans people have accused Labour of dog whistle transphobia in its manifesto as it states in the manifesto that a Labour government would enforce exemptions regards single-sex spaces, in other words they’d enforce discrimination against trans people, so there does seem to be a contradiction between what the manifesto states regards equality for trans people & what Labour politicians are saying regards equality for trans people.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson appeared directly after Angela Rayner on this past Sunday’s edition of the Andrew Marr Show & Andrew Marr asked Swinson in a similar manner about the Lib Dems support to make it easier for trans people to self-identify & not have to jump through hoops to validate our gender identity as we have to currently, the Lib Dems have certainly been banging the drum as loud as they are able to this election campaign about their support for trans equality & there is a decent chance at this election that one of their parliamentary candidates Helen Belcher being elected as Britain’s first trans MP. But how much the Lib Dems love to loudly trumpet that they’re uber champions of trans equality, they don’t think other oppressed minorities such as disabled people deserve greater social-justice & though at a national level the Lib Dems are all very pro LGBTQ that’s not necessarily the same at a local level because I do recall a local Lib Dem councillor telling round the time civil partnerships became legal for same-sex couples that she had nothing against gays & lesbians just so long as they didn’t live next door to her.

Tory slime ball & cokehead Michael was also on the Andrew Marr Show this past Sunday, but Andrew Marr didn’t ask the Tory slime-ball & cokehead where the Tories stood regards making it easier for trans people to self-identify, strange to me as he’d asked Labour’s Angela Rayner & Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson where they stand on the issue & strange because it was the Tories who first under David Cameron & then Theresa May were pushing to make it easier for trans people to self-identify. My understanding is that the Tories have dropped support for reforms to the Gender Recognition Act since Boris moved into No10 & he’s also appointed known Tory transphobes to top jobs in the cabinet such as Liz Truss who has links with a transphobic hate group. Obvious to me the Tories are moving to the hard right with Boris Johnson at the helm, which likely means if they’re re-elected on December 12th then there’s going to be a government far less supportive of trans people & far less friendly to the wider LGBTQ community.

I often get complaints from fellow trans people about not writing enough about trans issues, maybe I don’t write enough about trans issues but there are other issues which equally affect me because I’m much more then just trans. What I’m essentially saying to trans people is don’t get to wrapped up in the importance of trans rights that it blinds you to other issues at stake with this General Election which will affect you, yes most definitely trans rights are important you needn’t tell me as I’m a trans woman who in her time has been an extremely vocal trans activist, but what good are rights & equality if the environment is becoming so fucked up its become inhabitable.

I Can’t Vote Lib Dem Because I’m Not a Wealthy Able-Bodied Trans Woman

Jo Swinson is most certainly not having a great 2019 General Election campaign, as leader of the Liberal Democrats she’s proving herself most definitely not to be an electoral asset for the party, in fact according pollsters the more people hear & see of Jo Swinson the more they dislike her. It surprises me not that the more voters hear of Jo Swinson they dislike her, because oh how she loves to whinge & fucking whine. Whine, whine, Jo Swinson is perpetually whining, I can’t recall an appearance Jo Swinson has made in the mainstream news media where she’s not been whining like some swotty political version of Veruca Salt & its annoying as fucking fuck.

Prior to the first televised GE2019 debate which aired last Tuesday, as per usual Jo Swinson was whining specifically about not being invited to participate in ITV’s leaders’ debate but the irony is ITV might’ve done Swinson a favour in not inviting her to participate, because when she was invited to participate in last night’s special leaders’ edition of Question Time oh deary me her performance on BBC Question Time was far from stellar, in fact her performance on BBC QT was atrociously dismal & fuck me it was painful to watch.

Swinson struggling on Question Time

Swinson claimed during her appearance on BBC QT she was anti-fracking whereas her voting record & previous political sponsorship say otherwise, generally Swinson didn’t seem to react well to members of the QT audience being angry about their expectations of the Lib Dems being etc & then the Lib Dems when elected doing completely other than etc, which goes to the crux of my personal animosity towards the Lib Dems.

Obvious to anybody familiar to my writing that I detest the Tories with every fibre of my being for the misery they repeatedly inflict on vulnerable people, but if the truth be told I probably have just as much pent up animosity towards the Lib Dems as I do towards the Tories, I might in fact have more pent up animosity towards the Lib Dems then I do towards the Tories because whereas I know the Tories are evil fucks who’ll do evil shit the Lib Dems are truly the party who’ll say one thing & will do another, kind of found this out for myself when around the time civil partnerships became legal for same-sex couples & the local Lib Dem party bigwig told me she had nothing against gays/lesbians just so long as they didn’t live next door to them.

Very liberal NOT for your local Lib Dem councillor to be a homophobic bigot who then when challenged about being a homophobe said she wasn’t always a liberal, err I don’t think was ever a liberal nor ever would be a liberal as it was obvious as fuck they were utterly clueless as to the meaning of liberal, but hey what’s fucking new because most Liberal Democrat party members seem fucking clueless as to the meaning of liberal, I’m a redder then red socialist & I seem to know more about liberal political philosophy & the history of British liberalism than your average moronic Lib Dem member, it’s not as if I’m expecting every Lib Dem member to know every facet of liberal philosophy or be able to quote word for word John Stuart Mill’s treatise On Liberty, I just don’t expect them to allow the selection of screaming ignorant intolerant bigots to stand for election.

The ultimate Liberal Democrat betrayal was of course the 2010 General Election, when millions of voters were led to believe the Lib Dems were the ‘progressive choice’ only to then watch aghast as in the aftermath of GE2010 the Lib Dems jumped into bed with the Tories. Obvious to me those in the BBC QT audience who were giving Swinson a hard time as well as many who’ve been challenging her whilst she’s been on the election trail, have long enough memories to remember it was Lib Dems who helped to prop up the Tories in government from 2010 to 2015 & helped the Tories get started with persecuting the most vulnerable in society with austerity, including the persecution & blatant mass murder of tens of thousands upon tens of thousands of disabled people. Both Jo Swinson & Lib Dem leader Ed Davey have the blood of dead disabled people on their hands as they both were ministers in the in Con/Dem coalition government which committed crimes against humanity upon people with disabilities & rather then doing the decent thing in apologising for the hurt they’ve inflicted upon disabled people the Lib Dems apparently still don’t seem to give a shit about disabled people.

If helping the Tories commit what essentially amounts to genocide when it comes to disabled people wasn’t egregious enough, the Lib Dems have snubbed disabled people with the omission of disability rights from their equalities manifesto, talk about insult to fucking injury, also ironically embarrassing considering the chairperson of the Lib Dems Sal Brinton herself is a wheelchair user.

I actually know of a pretty wealthy trans woman who up until recently was a pretty prominent LGBTQ member of the Liberal Democrats, she however resigned from the Lib Dems when Tory defector joined the Lib Dem parliamentary ranks as Lee had abstained on the vote to broaden marriage equality for same-sex couples, okay I sympathise with this particular trans woman resigning from the Lib Dems when Lee was welcomed with open arms by Jo Swinson & co because yes his voting record is decidedly homophobic, but whereas it was enough for her to resign from the Lib Dems because a Tory defector to the party abstained on the gay marriage vote, it wasn’t enough for her to resign when the Lib Dems were helping to persecute & murder tens of thousands of disabled people.

Jo Swinson at launch of the Lib Dems election manifesto

The one thing the Lib Dems have been banging the drum as loudly as they’re able to this General Election campaign regards their equalities manifesto is their support for reforming the Gender Recognition Act to make it easier for trans & non-binary people to self-identify, which being trans I of course welcome & there are other Lib Dem policies such as decimalising marijuana, support for proportionate representation, but the snub to disabled people is for me as a person with multiple disabilities enough to put me off even contemplating to tactically vote Lib Dem as I have previously done up until 2010 due to living in the kind of safe Tory constituency where if the Tories put up a tub of lard or a dead horse it would still win by a landslide. Seems to me if you’re a wealthy abled bodied trans woman who doesn’t give a flying fuck about disabled people then the Lib Dems could be the party for you & believe me not giving a fucking fuck about disabled people isn’t an uncommon sentiment amongst trans people.

Brexit Party Electoral Shenanigans

Pretty frigging obvious to me that the far-right likes of Tommy Robinson & Nigel Farage exploit the base fear & hate of gullible gammon to boost their own egos & feather their nests (then some), there was no finer illustration of this when yesterday Farage as leader of the Brexit Party announced the Brexit Party will not be standing candidates in any of the 317 parliamentary constituencies the Tories won at the 2017 General Election & in return I’m certain Boris has ensured Farage is in line for a knighthood or peerage when it comes to the New Year’s honours which will be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds (if not millions) when it comes to lucrative after dinner speakers circuit in North America.

Nigel Farage who soon enough will be knighted or made a life peer but I’ll be damned if I’ll address him as anything other then a pompous twat

The BBC’s Politics Live program was yesterday as per usual with the mainstream news media giving the Brexit Party disproportionately more coverage as compared to other minor parties such as the Greens, I mean the Brexit Party has ZERO MPs & ZERO local councillors & after this coming General Election will still have ZERO MPs whereas the Greens have 300+ local councillors & come December 12th will at the very least re-elect Caroline Lucas the one MP they have in parliament, but anyways various political pundits in the Politics Live studio seemed somewhat stunned & shocked in reaction to Nigel Farage’s announcement that the Brexit Party won’t be standing candidates in Tory leaning constituencies, I’m actually somewhat surprised that any political pundit would be shocked that the Brexit Party would enter an unofficial electoral pact with the Tories because I certainly wasn’t shocked as its always been apparent to me that the Brexit Party were pretty much a Tory fringe group.

It might please Tory bigwigs that the Brexit Party is stepping aside in Tory leaning constituencies but I’m not sure it will please the Kremlin considering all the Russian Roubles they’ve funnelled with creative accounting into this country to bankroll Nigel Farage & the Brexit in order they can further destabilise & fuck up this nation, actually rumour has it that the Tories are also being bankrolled with dodgy Russian money, so Boris better hope he wins the General Election & seriously screws this country up with Brexit otherwise Putin will ensure there’s more Parmesan cheese being sprinkled on Boris’s spag-bog.

If Boris doesn’t successfully manage to screw up this country with Brexit then I suggest he starts checking there isn’t radioactive seasoning on his food

Some are obviously asking if the Brexit Party & the Tories are entering an unofficial electoral pact then why can’t Labour & the Lib Dems do likewise? Of course there’s already the Remain Alliance involving Lib Dems along with the Green Party & the Welsh & Scottish nationalists, each party standing down candidates in constituencies where candidates from each of those other parties have a better chance of winning thus not splitting the ‘Remain vote’, I’ve one major problem with this & that is there are more important issues then fucking Brexit, such as homelessness, hunger, poverty, fucking Tory austerity which Jo Swinson & the Lib Dems helped to inflict upon some of the most vulnerable people when they were propping up the Tories in the 2010-2015 coalition government, plus why the fuck should Labour help out the Lib Dems when Jo Swinson repeatedly says the Lib Dems would never support a Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn & spends far more time attacking Jeremy Corbyn & Labour then attacking Boris Johnson & the Tories, Swinson is no more then a Tory wearing a yellow rosette & I expected better of Caroline Lucas to align herself & the Greens with Yellow Tories.

So pretty clear the Brexit Party on behalf of the Tories are targeting Labour seats in northern England which voted for Brexit in the 2016 EU Referendum, hey good luck with that but I think the Brexit Party are in for a rude awakening as are the Tories wherever they’re targeting seats in Northern England, these are the former industrial heartlands destroyed by the Tory government of Margret Thatcher & these are also the same constituencies hardest hit by Tory austerity over the past decade something which I’m sure Jeremy Corbyn & Labour will remind voters about, Labour have boots on the ground with Momentum advocating a message of hope built upon concrete policies to address the issues effecting people & believe it was due to the hard work of Momentum activists at the last election as to why Labour gained far more seats than pundits predicted, so who the fuck do the Brexit Party have campaigning for them other then a few gammon thugs & disgruntled racist biddies offering fuck all solutions to the real issues effecting people, ah but of course a vote for the Brexit Party means blue passports because blue passports are going to alleviate poverty aren’t they.

Lib Dems Stop Being Awkward F**kwits & Grasp The Only Choice To Prevent A No-Deal-Brexit Is To Support Jeremy Corbyn

Last week was the week I decided to take a break from writing & of course this had to be the very week when all fucking heck broke lose politically here in the UK, with Jeremy Corbyn offering to lead a government of national unity to prevent a No-Deal-Brexit & soon after call a General Election.

Backing Jeremy Corbyn is the only option to prevent a No-Deal-Brexit

For Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister in a government of national unity, Labour would have to first win a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the current Tory government, now there is a very real possibility Labour could in fact win such a vote with the support of all MPs from opposition parties as there are a substantial number of Tory MPs opposed to there being a No-Deal-Brexit who’d be prepared to vote the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson down if Boris plumps for a No-Deal-Brexit which at this stage if Boris wants to keep to the October 31st deadline is logistically the only form of Brexit he & the Tory government can plump for. Jeremy Corbyn & the Labour leadership have said they’d be prepared to table a motion of no confidence when parliament reconvenes week after next if MPs from opposition parties would be prepared to back Jeremy in becoming Prime Minister in a government, but of course the Liberal Democrats have been acting like awkward fuckwits in response to this & as a consequence could cause a No-Deal-Brexit the very thing they claim to fundamentally oppose.

The one thing everybody knows these days about the Liberal Democrats is that they are the Pro Remain party who want there to be a second referendum on EU membership, they’re also the party who have constantly accused the Tories & Labour on the issue of Brexit of putting party interest ahead of the national interest which is certainly true in regards to the Tories which is what got us into this mess in the first place, but here now are the Lib Dems putting their own party interest ahead of the national interest when it comes preventing a No-Deal-Brexit so they can feel important as a minor party. I concede as we are in a hung parliament scenario that the votes of Lib Dem MPs are more crucial, but I don’t see any other option at this stage in preventing a No-Deal-Brexit other then backing Jeremy Corbyn to lead a government of national unity & by the Lib Dems refusing to back this they’re helping to expedite a No-Deal-Brexit which is goes against the very reason why I’d imagine the vast majority of people who’ve voted Lib Dem have opted to vote Lib Dem since the Brexit result of 2016’s EU Referendum, but of course this wouldn’t be the first time the Lib Dems had cheated those who had voted for them, I mean if there’s one thing I’ve learnt about the Liberal Democrats over the years its they truly are the party who say one thing & do another.

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson prepared to cause a No-Deal-Brexit despite saying the Lib Dems are fundamentally opposed to a No-Deal-Brexit

An acquaintance of mine who’s a Liberal Democrat perspective parliamentary candidate said to me there are other options to preventing a No-Deal-Brexit then Jeremy Corbyn leading a government of national unity though they didn’t actually elaborate as to what those options were, I know there are possibly various parliamentary procedures which MPs could attempt in trying to prevent a No-Deal-Brexit, but what I think my Lib Dem acquaintance might be referring to with there being other options in preventing a No-Deal-Brexit then Jeremy Corbyn being Prime Minister of a government of national unity is Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson saying they’d be prepared to back a government of national unity led by Labour if the Labour leader were Yvette Cooper or Hilary Benn or Emily Thornberry or any other MP other than Jeremy Corbyn. Why is it I get the impression that Chuka Umunna has had a hand in this bullshit Jo Swinson has been spouting that the Lib Dems would back a Labour led national government of unity if Labour replaced Jeremy Corbyn as leader, being as Chuka defected from Labour via Change UK to the Lib Dems because a democratic-socialist was actually elected leader of a democratic-socialist party & Chuka is way too much of Blairite twat, he really does seem to have so much hatred for Corbyn that he’s willing to cut off his nose off to spite his face but hey it rather appears that so are the rest the Lib Dem Party when it comes to preventing a No-Deal-Brexit, for fucks sake Jo Swinson has spent the past week lying & smearing Jeremy Corbyn on social-media saying he won’t fight for Remain despite Corbyn having explicitly said on numerous occasions that Labour support there being a second referendum & would back Remain in that referendum which correct me if I’m wrong is pretty much the same stance as the Lib Dem position duh!

The Liberal Democrats can dream on about Labour replacing Jeremy Corbyn as leader, there is absolutely fuck all chance of that happening, so here’s my message to the Lib Dems is to stop acting like awkward fuckwits & grasp the only choice is to back Jeremy Corbyn if they truly want to prevent a No-Deal-Brexit & there being any chance of a second-referendum which is what they claim they fundamentally want.