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These are the people who voted Liz Truss into 10 Downing Street. Watch in horror

This is a real eye-opener.

Politics Joe went to the Tory leadership hustings at the SSE Arena (ironic, that) in London and asked Conservative Party members their opinions on recent events and what needs to be done in the future.

There are some real horrors here – people with whom many would be ashamed to share a homeland.

That being said, there’s support for nationalisation of public utilities – even among Tories, and for an end to reliance on fossil fuels. Watch:

So why is Liz Truss full-on in favour of more privatisation and a return to fossil fuels and pollution?

It seems those who thought she was in thrall to far-right think tanks, the far-right European Research Group, and far-right business leaders may have a point.

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People in Manchester vent their feelings about the cost-of-living crisis

Following on from the people of Glasgow discussing the Tory-engineered cost-of-living crisis, Politics Joe has also interviewed people in Manchester.

The channel joined an Enough Is Enough event in the city at the end of August where, as in Glasgow a few days later, attendees made it clear that they were not impressed with politicians who go on holiday when the nation is in crisis (among a host of other complaints).

Here’s the clip – watch as your fellow citizens vent their feelings:

And over the weekend, Mancunians told the Express newspaper/website what they thought about new prime minister Liz Truss and her response to the crises facing the UK:

Katie Wilde, a trainee solicitor from Withington… claimed that Liz Truss’ premiership won’t “last long”.

“I don’t think it’s going to be very permanent, to be honest. I think the Tories might be coming to the end of their era”, she added.

The reason for this, she said, is because of the way “a lot of massive events have been handled”, citing the pandemic, energy crisis and cost of living emergency as examples.

When asked why she thought Liz Truss was chosen by her peers, she said she thought she was chosen “maybe, as a scapegoat”.

She added: “The Government are facing a lot of issues at the minute and if it all goes terribly, which it seems to be, maybe they will use Liz Truss as a scapegoat.”

Michelle, a nurse from Didsbury, said she “wasn’t happy” with the outcome but believes “Rishi wouldn’t have been much better”.

“I think they’re all as bad as each other so it doesn’t really matter”, she added.

When answering what the PM’s first job should be in office, she said the “cost of living”, calling it “ridiculous”.

She added: “The corporations should be taxed because these are essential things – people need to heat their homes and afford food so they don’t die.

“It’s scary to think how many people could die this winter because of these issues, especially the elderly and vulnerable”.

Do you agree? Do you have other concerns that you think should be raised?

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Glaswegians get candid about the Tory cost-of-living crisis [VIDEO]

How very revealing.

Fair enough, Politics Joe spoke to these Glaswegians outside an Enough is Enough rally last Wednesday (September 7), but This Writer would suggest their words are fairly representative of the mood of the nation right now.

See what you think; here’s the clip:

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Should vaccination be compulsory? Not on these arguments! [Vox Political Debate]

Jabber Johnson: Boris Johnson has invested everything in the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccinations – but a quarter of new infections are in people who have had both injections.

Should working people be forced to have one of the Covid-19 vaccines, on pain of losing their jobs if they refuse?

The question was debated on Politics Live last Thursday – and gave rise to an interesting discussion on Twitter.

The headline findings are: there are no good reasons for forcing vaccination on anybody. Your body is your own and nobody should be allowed to tell you what you do with it, put in it or take out of it.

Would you order a woman to have an abortion if she didn’t want to, for no other reason than that it would make you feel better?

That’s what it comes down to, in this case as well.

Forcing somebody else to vaccinate will not make it less likely that you will catch Covid-19, because vaccination does not stop people contracting or transmitting the virus.

In fact:

If vaccination was made compulsory, you would be more likely to catch it – because people would think they were better-protected than would be the case.

And the attitude and arguments of those who supported forcing people to vaccinate is a real eye-opener. See for yourself. Here’s how I started:

Now read the discussion:

Hmm. No answer to that.

Let’s see what else people had to say…

Charming!

But it is a correct conclusion. David Barry had admitted that the likelihood of catching the virus does not depend on who has been vaccinated, and the seriousness of the case depends, not only on whether the transmitter was vaccinated but on the contractor’s physical constitution.

I repeat: Forcing people to vaccinate will not stop anybody else contracting the virus; it’s not what the vaccine does.

Again, no answer.

The next person eventually blocked me because I countered their arguments logically. Fortunately we can see Ace Socialist’s tweets here:

And of course, whether the transmitting person had been vaccinated makes no difference to whether the effects on me are greatly reduced if I have been vaccinated. This person had provided no evidence at all to prove that other people should be forced to have the jab.

Then the conversation took a sinister turn. Consider the falseness of the following argument. I wasn’t referring only to the risk to me; people in care homes have all been vaccinated now (apart from those who have refused it for their own reasons) so the risk to them has also been reduced, by as much as is possible.

As I understand it, the decision on whether children have vaccinations is made by their parents/guardians (collectively). So Ace’s argument below is false:

That’s right – those laws say their parents/guardians make those decisions until they are old enough to make them for themselves. They do not say that the government or any other exterior organisation can take those decisions away.

Those are the arguments I have seen and they are not persuasive.

If you have a better argument for forcing an action on another person against their wishes, I’d like to know what it is.

At the moment, it seems the only reason for it – that makes any sense – is the desire to exert power over someone else.

That road leads to Nuremberg.

ADDITIONAL: And what about “vaccine passports”? If being vaccinated doesn’t stop anybody being infected, then it can’t be used as justification for attending large events in close contact with other people; the possibility of infecting many of them remains as high as if nobody there had had the jab at all. Right?

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