Friday, 23 June 2017

Theresa May on Wikipedia- definitely different to J. Corbyn. Thank goodness.

 I thought it only fair that I should put the link from Wikipedia about Theresa May on here as I did for Jeremy Corbyin. I haven't put everything on as there's far too much! If you want to know more about her the link is below.
Hmm. Theresa May's life is definitely different to J. Corbyn.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May

 Personal life

May has been married to Philip May, an investment banker currently employed by Capital International, since 6 September 1980; the couple have no children.[215] It is widely believed that former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto introduced the two during their time at Oxford.[216] May has expressed regret that she and her husband were not able to have children.[217] The Mays are passionate hikers, and they regularly spend their holidays hiking in the Swiss Alps.[218] May is also a cricket fan, claiming Geoffrey Boycott was one of her sporting heroes.[219] She also likes cooking, and has said that she owns 100 cookery books. Philip has said that she "is a very good cook".[220][221]
May is a member of the Church of England and regularly worships at church on Sunday.[222][223][224] The daughter of an Anglican priest, the Reverend Hubert Brasier, May has said that her Christian faith "is part of me. It is part of who I am and therefore how I approach things".[225]
May is known for a love of fashion and in particular distinctive shoes, wearing leopard-print shoes at her 'Nasty Party' speech in 2002, as well as her final Cabinet meeting as Home Secretary in 2016. On Desert Island Discs in 2014 she chose a subscription to Vogue as her luxury item.[226] However she has been critical of the media focusing on her fashion instead of her achievements as a politician.[227]
May was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus of type 1 in November 2012. She is treated with daily insulin injections.[228]

Activism and awards

Prior to and since her appointment to Government, May has actively supported a variety of campaigns on policy issues in her constituency and at the national level of politics. She has spoken at the Fawcett Society promoting the cross-party issue of gender equality. May was nominated as one of the Society's Inspiring Women of 2006.[229]
She is the Patron of Reading University Conservative Association, the largest political student group in Berkshire (the county of her Maidenhead constituency).[230] In February 2013, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour already described her as Britain's second-most powerful woman after Queen Elizabeth II.[231]

Just Saying - A few interesting facts about Jeremy Corbyn - taken from the Internet.



Just Saying

From Wikipedia

Sinn Féin, IRA and similar links
In 1984 Corbyn and Ken Livingstone were criticised for inviting two convicted Provisional IRA members as well as Gerry Adams and other members of the Irish Republican party Sinn Féin to Westminster three weeks after the Brighton hotel bombing, an attack carried out by the IRA that killed five people.[47][48][49] He became known during the 1980s for his work on behalf of the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six, who were eventually found to have been wrongly convicted of responsibility for a series of bombings carried out in England in the mid-1970s by the IRA that killed 28 people.[50][51][52][53][54] In the run up to the 2017 General Election, Corbyn said that he had "never met the IRA", although Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott later clarified that although he had met members of the IRA, "he met with them in their capacity as activists in Sinn Fein".[55][56]
Corbyn was arrested in 1986 for protesting against the trial of a group of IRA members including the Brighton Bomber Patrick Magee. Magee was convicted of murdering five people and the group were convicted of planning a "massive bombing campaign in London and seaside resorts". After refusing police requests to move from outside the court, Corbyn and the other protesters were arrested for obstruction and held for five hours before being released on bail, but were not charged.[57] Following the 1987 Loughgall ambush, in which 9 IRA members were killed while trying to blow up a police station, he attended a commemoration by the Wolfe Tone Society and stated "I’m happy to commemorate all those who died fighting for an independent Ireland’.[58][59]
In the early 1990s, MI5 opened a file on Corbyn over fears his IRA links meant he could have been a threat to national security.[60][61] The Metropolitan Police's Special Branch was also monitoring Corbyn at the time, and continued to monitor him for two decades over fears he was attempting to "undermine democracy".[62][63] According to The Sunday Times, following research in Irish and Republican archives, Corbyn was involved in over 72 events connected with Sinn Fein, or other pro-republican groups, during the period of the IRA's paramilitary campaign.[64]
Corbyn supported the campaign to overturn the convictions of Jawad Botmeh and Samar Alami for the 1994 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in London; Botmeh and Alami had admitted possessing explosives and guns but denied they were for use in Britain. The convictions were upheld by the High Court of Justice in 2001 and by the European Court of Human Rights in 2007.
http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/796103/Jeremy-Corbyn-Labour-Communist-General-Election-2017
http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/801777/general-election-2017-jeremy-corbyn-john-mcdonnell-communism-karl-marx
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-communist-andrew-murray-stalinist-a7737151.html







More thoughts on Theresa May

Fortunately, the day of rage march in London was a bit of a damp squib. They wanted a million marchers to join them. Luckily people saw sense and respected the Queen and Prime Minister and ignored the agitators who were out to cause unrest in a Capital city that has known nothing but unrest and suffering to last it a lifetime in the last few months. Although policing the small march did take police of valuable other duties. According to quite a number of papers Corbyn supported the rent a mob. I don't know if that's true or not. I do know that he wants to bring the government down. He's already said that he will oppose everything Theresa May brings before Parliament (I bet he wouldn't refuse a pay rise for MPs if she offered it. He wouldn't vote that down!) How can anyone who wants the top job in the country (God help our wonderful country if he gets it.) say they are going to oppose everything that is presented in Parliament before he knows what it is? Only an uneducated fool would come out with a statement like that. Everything that the PM is working on now is for the good of our country. Labour are the only party that has bankrupted our country when in power. They overspent when they were last in Government. Brown did no good either as for Blair we know what happened when he was in power.
For people to say that the PM lacks empathy is ridiculous and proves that they do not know the calibre of the woman. True she did not immediately visit the people of the Tower block, she went and saw what the emergency services needed and went back to her office to get things underway as fast as she could. She also kept in constant touch with the hospitals from the morning of the event. She wanted to visit the sick and injured in hospital but doctors advised her not to go each time she asked. She did ask the day it happened. Hardly a lack of empathy.
Theresa May has never worn her heart on her sleeve, she keeps her feelings hidden and carries on working as the practical person that she is. Sure, she could stand there and cry for the cameras, but that is not her way. She leaves that to Corbyn & co because she knows that she needs to get on with her job, fast. But, she does care and she is already achieving much in the way of help for the victims of the tragedy. She has also visited them and had meetings with many of them about the help they require.
 I heard Harriet Harmen (Labour) saying that Mrs May should get on and have the other flats in the country checked for the dangerous cladding. I thought which planet do Labour live on? Even I had heard that the other flats were all being checked. In fact that very day Mrs May had read out the first report. Typical Labour.
I heard that Jeremy Corbyn had refused an offer to attend an event for our service men this weekend in Liverpool. Instead he prefers to appear as a 'hero' on stage at Glastonbury. The hero tag was given to him for going to the tower block. That IMO does not make him or anyone a hero. Now let me say here and now that the heroes of the hour are not the politicians, in my view the firemen, ambulance drivers, paramedics, doctors, nurses, anyone involved at the hospitals and not of course forgetting our wonderful police service. Certainly not Jeremy Corbyn.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Other Time will be published early July 2017








Life has by and large been happy for Chrissie since marrying the love of her life, Dan Breen, and having two daughters. She hopes that her unhappy past is well and truly buried.
Chrissie is shocked when she receives a letter from a woman called Joan claiming to be her sister. After meeting Joan, Chrissie’s life spirals out of control. The claustrophobia and panic attacks that once blighted her life return with a vengeance.
Will Chrissie’s family desert her? Will she lose her company?
The Other Time is a story of supernatural happenings, time travel and fractured relationships.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

My first steps in Self Publishing


When I first decided to self publish my books I tried a local printing company and quickly discovered that to publish a paperback (of true ghost stories) would be far too expensive. This was back in the late 1980s. I could not afford it, so I settled on publishing a booklet of ghost stories. I found the cheapest way of publishing the booklet was to order a thousand @ at a £1.00 each. Naturally I was worried about selling them. Fortunately for me the local press and shops were extremely helpful and at that time there was a niche in the market. I sold out within a month or so.
After that I did not want to risk another print run or publish a new booklet. I decided to run future booklets off on the photocopier we had. This worked fine and local shops and the library ordered directly from me. Sales were extraordinary.
And then along came Kindle, this allowed authors to publish their own work. At first I was reluctant to put my work on it. I had written my book Dancing with Spirits and Birmingham Girls through Lulu.com and felt wary of Kindle. In the end I took the plunge and have never looked back.
I was concerned about preparing my manuscript to download to their site but in the end I found it easy. Amazon do provide instruction but I think eventually like anything you find your own way through it.
Since those early days I have published at least ten more books, both fiction and nonfiction and my latest book is with the editor at the moment. It is the sequel to The Other Place, the title is, The Other Time.
This will of course go on Kindle along with my other books the link to my page is click below.




Publishing

It is advisable to have your work read by at least three independent readers. If they seem critical of what you’ve written remember they are simply trying to be helpful.

To publish your manuscript to Kindle your first step is to sign up for an account with Amazon. This is easy and nothing to worry about. They will take you through every stage. Have a practice run. You can keep checking your manuscript on their platform. There’s no rush at all.
One of the most important things I always do is justify my work. There is nothing worse than seeing a book on Kindle (or in paperback) that hasn’t been justified. It looks unprofessional to a reader’s eye. It only takes a minute to justify and check through your work after you have finished formatting it.

My way of publishing to Amazon Kindle

To format my books for Kindle first I open an A4 page in my Word programme. I put in the title and my name on the first page. On the second page I put in the copyright. This is very important. On the On the third page the dedication. On the fourth page I put the blurb, followed by a page break.
I then copy and paste my novel into the following page.
Now the hard work begins. You have to ensure that each page reads correctly and is justified. This can take a long time but believe me it is so important. There is nothing worse than getting a bad review because you have made a mistake when uploading your work. Keep checking it on the Amazon Kindle platform. Leave it a day or so and go back to it. Reading and rereading your work will pay you huge dividends. If someone thinks that your first book is formatted badly they will be reluctant to buy any future books.

Monday, 19 June 2017

I have changed my mind about Theresa May




 

Friday, 23 June 2017

More thoughts on Theresa May

Fortunately, the day of rage march in London was a bit of a damp squib. They wanted a million marchers to join them. Luckily people saw sense and respected the Queen and Prime Minister and ignored the threat of agitators who were out to cause unrest in a Capital city that has known nothing but unrest and suffering to last it a lifetime in the last few months. Although policing the small march did take police away from important other duties. According to quite a number of papers Corbyn supported the rent a mob. I don't know if that's true or not. I do know that he wants to bring the government down. He's already said that he will oppose everything Theresa May brings before Parliament (I bet he wouldn't refuse a pay rise for MPs if she offered it. He wouldn't vote that down!) How can anyone who wants the top job in the country (God help our wonderful country if he gets it.) say they are going to oppose everything that is presented in Parliament before he knows what it is? Only an uneducated fool would come out with a statement like that. Everything that the PM is working on now is for the good of our country. Labour are the only party that has bankrupted our country when in power. They overspent when they were last in Government. Brown did no good either as for Blair we know what happened when he was in power.
For people to say that the PM lacks empathy is ridiculous and proves that they do not know the calibre of the woman. True, she did not immediately visit the people of the Tower block, she went and saw what the emergency services needed and went back to her office to get things underway as fast as she could. She also kept in constant touch with the hospitals from the morning of the event. She wanted to visit the sick and injured in hospital but doctors advised her not to go each time she asked. She did ask the day it happened. Hardly a lack of empathy.
Theresa May has never worn her heart on a string, she keeps her feelings hidden and carries on working as the practical person that she is. Sure, she could stand there and cry for the cameras, but that is not her way. She leaves that to Corbyn & co because she not like that she needs to get on with her job, fast. But, she does care and she is already achieving much in the way of help for the victims of the tragedy. She has also visited them and had meetings with many of them about the help they require.
 I heard Harriet Harmen (Labour) saying that Mrs May should get on and have the other flats in the country checked for the dangerous cladding. I thought which planet do Labour live on? Even I had heard that the other flats were all being checked. In fact that very day Mrs May had read out the first report. Typical Labour.
I heard that Jeremy Corbyn has refused an offer to attend an event for our service men this weekend in Liverpool. Instead he prefers to appear as a 'hero' on stage at Glastonbury. The hero tag was given to him for going to the tower block. That IMO does not make him or anyone a hero. Now let me say here and now that the heroes of the hour are not the politicians, in my view the firemen, ambulance drivers, paramedics, doctors, nurses, anyone involved at the hospitals and not of course forgetting our wonderful police service. Certainly not Jeremy Corbyn.


I lost faith in Theresa May when she announced in her manifesto that she was stopping the money she gave to pensioners at Christmas and also introducing charges for home care. The home care charges would not be payable until after the person died. This IMO was wrong. It seemed so unfair to me and I decided not to vote for her. Up until then I quite admired her.
I would not vote for Labour. Since Blair went along with Bush and caused the terrible loss of life in Iraq (despite a million people marching against him in London) I vowed never to support Labour again. That was an horrific time and to this day I feel ashamed of my country.
I did vote, but as it is, my not voting did not affect the area where I live, the Conservative MP doubled her vote! Well done to her!
Since the terrible happenings in Manchester and London of recent weeks I have watched the political situation unfold from a distance.
I feel nothing but disgust for Jeremy Corbyn for seemingly trying to make political gain from such a shocking situation. That’s how it appears to me and thousands of others. He has spent many hours sitting in television studios slamming and damming Theresa May. His time would have been far better spent going out and serving the community. But no not him, it seems it’s easier for him to sit in front of a camera and try and put the knife into Mrs May.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has worked tirelessly behind the scenes putting together plans to help the poor suffering people who went through hell at the flats. Of course Corbyn has not said, 'well done,' to her, no, he’s still busily trying to get her out of office.
I have slowly changed my views about Theresa May over the last week. I admire her stance. I realise what a good person she is to soldier on despite Corbyn’s best efforts to bring her down. I understand (I’ve read it in the papers, it has to be true!) that he is helping to organise a huge march in London that will take place during the Queen’s speech. I do hope that none of our wonderful police are injured. Corbyn is definitely getting desperate if he is involved in it. I hope I am wrong about the march but as mentioned I have read about it numerous times. Corbyn and any others involved deserve a rocket for causing more work for our wonderful police force. Shame on them. If he is not involved then he could stop it going ahead.
 Meanwhile Mrs May carries on working.
His latest idea is to requisition or compulsorily purchase a block of flats in the expensive area of Kensington. How ridiculous is this? Does he not realise how long this would take? Anything up to two years, and Parliament has to pass it. People more in the know than him are horrified, as by doing this it would affect buyers from overseas investing millions of pounds in our country. Think again, Corbyn.
Plus, he is not thinking straight. Why do I say this? Because it’s quite obvious to everyone apart from him that the reason the people from the flats have not been rehomed so far is because they will not go into hotels or live anywhere higher than the ground floor. Yet stupid, ignorant, Corbyn wants to acquire a block of flats for them. Idiot. He also suggests that they merely walk in and take over the flats. This is encouraging law breaking, and he wants to be a future prime minister. I’m sure all the poor people from the flats do not want a criminal record added to their troubles.
I wouldn’t blame Theresa May if she walked away from the job. I do admire her tireless work in helping the people. Well done to her for ignoring the ignorant Corbyn’s jealous comments and for trying to unseat her. She’s certainly proved herself to be a strong woman. If she does walk away I will say good luck and I will wish her a peaceful future away from derisive comments of Corbyn & Co.
Maybe someone should also inform Corbyn that he lost the election. Labour are sixty seats behind the Conservatives but acting as if they won.
The hatred and anger around the country of recent times is frightening. I can never remember a time like this in my lifetime. I can only hope that soon things will return to something near normal. But while people use social media as a means of spreading evil and hate instead of peace it will continue. Perhaps politicians could show the way and show more respect for others, or perhaps I should say themselves.