Labour has taken a severe thrashing in the latest local elections with the Conservatives sweeping the board and taking Hartlepool, Redditch and Nuneaton and Bedworth in the Midlands and Northumberland together with Harlow in Essex.

There was some suggestion that their election battle cry, “vote Labour and have your breakfast in bed,” had not helped matters.

Diane Abbott, MP and Socialist member of the Labour party, frequently lambasted for some of her comments which suggest she may not be the full shilling, said it was not possible to blame Jeremy Corbin for the results.

Well, if it’s not Diane Abbots fault, nor Jeremy Corbin one has to look elsewhere and find another who is responsible for the crumbling of the Red Wall.

One doesn’t like to be unnecessarily beastly but perhaps the problem my lay at the door of Sir Kier Starmer, Captain Hindsight as he is otherwise known, who is always droning on about how we should have dealt with the Covid pandemic.

It may come as a surprise to Sir Kier that we can all be wise after the event, however I imagine most of us could do it with a little more character, sadly this man has the charisma of a rather dull roll of wallpaper, which may go some considerable way to explain Labour’s recent crashing defeat.

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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  1. Ralph Jones says:

    Personally, I think the dull wallpaper has more charisma, but that’s my personal view.

  2. Alan says:

    Just about sums the buggers up, wall paper is better as you can remove it when you want👍

  3. This guy just can’t seem to win anything! He is just not likeable and fake!

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