About Mark Catlin

Distorted Sentient-- Well I ain't that pretty And I'm not cool. I can be opinionated and belligerent but I'm nobody's fool. I'm smarter than I look, I can be loving and kind. Enough about me Please keep an open mind. Watching, Learning and Sharing Hertfordshire. U.K.

Media ignore #AWOLMay to talk Lab/Trident. See Tories lying about it


This morning it appears that the agreed attack line of the collusive Establishment media is to ignore Theresa May’s disappearance from public view and instead to focus on old news – Corbyn, Labour and Trident.

One of the worst culprits, the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, even tried to make May’s cowardice and dereliction of duty into a masterstroke:

lk awol mayBut if old news is on the menu, the real issue is not Jeremy Corbyn’s well-known dislike for the idea of incinerating millions of innocent men, women and children. After all, who’d want a leader with even a hint of keenness on that?

Far more pertinent is that, just 3 months ago, the Tories were wriggling like worms on the hook after being caught out lying to Parliament and the nation about Trident’s unreliability after a test-fired missile had to be remotely brought down to prevent it landing in Florida.

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#ChickenMay runs away – as anything else will hurt her #GE17


Theresa May’s failure to emerge into the spotlight under anything but the most stage-managed of circumstances is starting to draw attention. As well it should, given the storming start to his campaign made by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. There’s something almost Pythonesque about Mrs May and her party’s failure to engage in anything even remotely resembling a ‘free speech’ environment:


Theresa May’s campaign launch in Bolton was intensely stage-managed, even down to the angles permitted to TV cameras – but even that couldn’t prevent it being dire, dry and uninspiring. As the WirralinitTogether blog observed, she even had to bus in Tory councillors from miles away just to fill the space behind her:

may bolton wallaseyAnd even they looked bored to death.

May is depending on the media helping her divert attention from the fact that she only appears in artificial, controlled settings – but some have already started to break ranks…

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NHS staff do #publicduty to expose Tory damage – pls help raise awareness. #GE17


A phenomenon is underway on social media – the #publicduty hashtag and related posts. Physicians take an oath to protect their patients. Nurses and other NHS staff devote their lives to it. And they’re fulfilling that public duty – by speaking, plainly and publicly, of the damage our NHS has suffered and continues to suffer at the hands of the Tories.

Why? And why do they need to?

Because the tame corporate media will never tell it straight to the UK public. They’ll fudge, obscure, ‘balance’ – or just ignore it altogether. Even worse, some will try to exploit the NHS’ troubles to nudge us toward private healthcare under euphemisms such as ‘co-payment’.

Below are some of the NHS staff obeying their #publicduty to warn the public what’s happening to our NHS – and what will happen to it if the country votes in a Tory government. You’ll find lots…

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