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Signs of Hope – A continuing series May 18, 2017

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Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?

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1. benmadigan - May 18, 2017

in England Labour under Jeremy Corbyn seems to be narrowing the gap between them and the Conservatives

On the other hand Labour in Scotland is joining up with the tories to prevent SNP governing local councils (see Aberdeen).

Upon expulsion from the Labour Party Aberdeen councillors who had been elected as labour immediately declared they were independent.

Taking your voters for fools is the Way to go to preserve the Union!!!

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2. roddy - May 18, 2017

Recently when doing election work,it became apparent that a number of young people had been removed from the register.They are SF voters from SF families but are at college in England.On contacting the families it emerged that the students had reregistered in England to support Corbyn in a last ditch effort to stem the Tory landslide.I have no doubt whatsoever that when they return here they will return to the SF foldbut it shows that Irish people in England have a natural aversion to the Torys.

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3. GW - May 21, 2017

If it wasn’t a Blairite we were talking about, the following, reported in Neues Deutschland, would be a sign of hope.

Macron has appointed a 50% female, 50% male gender identified cabinet. Comprising 50% professional politicians and 50% ‘civilians’.

So he has a doctor as health minister, a former teacher as education minister, a publisher as culture minister, a university chancellor as higher education ministers (two education ministers!?), an IT specialist as minister for the digital economy – (that has to be a first!), and a mother who has a daughter with Downs syndrome as minister for the disabled (ND’s phrase).

Some former socialist politicians, some from the ‘Radical’ Party (centrists). The conservative Republican Party is refusing to cooperate but some have gone over.

The German political establishment have been all over him as a Wunderkind with whom they can do business, but that stops at the point where they have to ‘pay more’ into the EU.

A recent Bertelsmann Stiftung reports has shown that since the single currency has led to a transfer of €450 yoyos per year per woman, man and child in Germany from the rest of the EU, when everything is taken into account.

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