Tory Majority Day 67: I Don’t Know Who To Vote For In The Labour Leadership Race

I’m having a day off from searching for somewhere to live. In the lull I’m resting on my sofa – I really need it today – and my mind is turning its focus towards the Labour Leadership race. On Tuesday I became a Labour Party registered supporter. I paid my £3.00 and should be getting […]

Tory Majority Day 34: The Cuts, The Cuts, The 12bn Welfare Cuts…Civil Servants, Make That Call.

The look of buoyant glee on George Osbourne’s face these days resembles a teenager finding out what happens when he puts his hands down his pants.  The country has become Osbourne’s, again and again,  riven by the clear Tory message that the economy must run in surplus to be healthy and competitive. Even a law will […]

Tory Majority Day 20: The Queen’s Speech – Where’s The 12bn Bullet? On It’s Way.

Today was never going to be a good day. For a start the majority Conservative government was in Parliament delivering the Queen’s Speech and then I was going to have to actually watch it to find out what they have planned for the 12bn welfare cuts. Today was not pleasant but as rocky times are […]

Tory Majority Day 17: Bank Holiday Socialising With My MECFS Friend, CB.

I have a very good friend who I met because of one thing; she and I both have ME.  The universe must have had both of us in mind on the day CB and I met. She’s one of those people who if I’d been in a room and met her when I was 16, […]

Tory Majority Day 12: Disabled and Stuck, Between Left Wing Sympathy and Right Wing Hard Place

Yes, the mundane but essential task of getting the half price Oyster card was sorted out yesterday. I can hear you cheering loudly from here. Crack open the champagne! Thanks. But that’s not what’s stuck in my mind from Monday. I’m stuck between left wing rock of sympathy and the right wing hard place.  Here’s […]

Tory Majority Day 7: The Mould Patrol At Home, Lunch Visit, Trust The Tory’s Welfare Reforms.

Wednesdays are a different day from the rest of my week because my 75 year old Dad comes to visit me at home. I cook homemade vegetable soup for our lunch – it’s cheap and he likes it – and I listen to him talking about all the things that have happened since last week […]

Tory Majority Day 6: No More Politics Politics Politics, NHS Madness and Oops Brain Fog

Wednesday May 13th I re-read my posts yesterday and am surprised by how much I’m talking about politics. So far this diary been full on politics, politics, politics. I’m a little embarrassed to read my thoughts laid out so bare because it gives the impression that my life and my thoughts and this diary is […]

Tory Majority Day 5: Media Narrative, Welfare Reforms and Housing Benefit London

Tuesday May 12th. ME Awareness Day.  I started watching the news again last night. I thought I detected a slight shift in the media narrative. There was a tone in some reporters’ voices similar to one you would hear from a person pleasantly surprised that their team has *actually* gone ahead and won the cup! I […]

Tory Majority Day 3: What Happened In GE 2015?

Sunday May 10th  The ping-pong on social media amongst my Facebook friends calmed down towards the end of yesterday chiming with the sun warming the air that had been drizzling with rain. All the way through Friday after the Election results were confirmed there were constant comments from my friends and acquaintances over social media. […]

The Basics – The Conservative Majority And Disabled Life In The UK

Saturday May 9th: Starting this project Let’s start with a few questions: Who are you?  I’m a single woman in her 40s. I  live in London. The part of London I live in is a bright royal blue.  So is a lot of the rest of Britain since the General Election of 2 days ago confirmed […]