The Tories should turn to Michael Gove

23 Jun

10-Gove-GettyBy Peter Paton

The Tories are in a crisis. The May election was a political disaster of epic proportions, which saw their overall majority of seventeen erased and totally dependent on a Coalition with the Ulster Unionist ( DUP), and Theresa May’s reputation and standing in the party shredded, and left as a Zombie Prime Minister, just waiting to be put out of her misery, and the sooner the better for the fortunes of the Conservatives

The Tory Brand has been trashed, and Labour head Jeremy Corbyn has unexpectedly risen as a  very dangerous populist leader, who with his hard left group Momentum has developed a very slick and successful social media based campaign formula which has captured the imagination and the vote of the key voting blocks, the working class, young and old age pensioners.

Faced with this imminent dilemma, the Tories must find a new leader who can rebrand the party, lead from the front, and be able to win elections outright.

This writer firmly believes only one person in the Tory Party fits the bill, Michael Gove.

Gove, The Environment Secretary has all the crucial attributes to make the Conservative Party, an election winning team again. He is an intellectual giant amongst pygmies, whose courage of his convictions, strength of will, and moral and social integrity, are just the qualities Britain needs in these dangerous and unstable global times, and the perfect foil and remedy to the threat from the Left and Corbyn.

Modern day elections are won on Social Media as Donald Trump proved, and Jeremy Corbyn did with the help of Momentum and Media Savvy aides on Twitter, Facebook,Instagram, Gab, Vine and with Mobile Apps and Texts.
It is a Digital Age, and the Tories are still electioneering in the Analogue Age, unable to connect with the Under 30’s, as they no longer read the papers and right wing press’s daily diatribe.
The Conservative Party must be able to set a new benchmark for engaging the press and public online. Tweets drive news cycles and 15-second Instagram videos often earn enough media to perform the function of ad buys, but for free.

Gove  would successfully rebrand the Tories and make them the Party of the People, especially the Young People aged 18-25 years, after this Hung Parliament..

An aggressively youth-centred campaign is crucial in modern day elections in the 18-25 group, who nowadays are very keen to make their voices and votes heard.
The Tories must learn the lesson’s from this disastrous Conservative campaign.
To win the an election you must ” Give the People what they Want “, and also be able to pass the Likeability Test with the Voters.
Michael Gove fits the bill on all accounts.The Tories can’t afford to make any more mistakes.
Flirting with political lightweights like Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd is a refusal to learn from past mistakes and self defeating.
The Compass points to Micheal Gove.
Peter Paton is an International PR and Strategic Adviser
Follow Peter on Twitter @pjpaton
E Mail peter.paton@gmail.com

 

Britain must have a Hard Brexit

1 May

By Peter Paton

It is imperative that the Conservative Government under Theresa May exits Great Britain from the European Union (EU) as soon as possible, as Great Britain faces a series of highly damaging inter related EU problems that just won’t go away or are indeed manageable anymore. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has warned that an “influx” of Romanians and Bulgarians would add to the existing housing problems in the UK. The recent state and bank ” bail outs ” by the member states and the IMF are incurring tremendous debt levels for the British people, even though they are not part of the Euro currency system, and which are equivalent to throwing good money after bad towards crippled economies like Greece, Italy and Spain.The UK risks getting sucked into a fiscal dynamic that will irretrievably hasten its own financial decline, as the growing prospect of a ” Financial Crash” looms on the horizon.

BrexitContextually, the vagaries and anomalies of the EU Courts of Human Rights and Justice are allowing convicted terrorists to make a complete mockery of British justice and law by granting terrorists numerous routes of appeal against incarceration and deportation, and are making a mockery of the British legal system, by consequentially putting the safety of the British people at great risk of home grown terrorism and all kinds of associated criminality, which is threatening to tear asunder the fabric of the British society.

To cap it all, the mass immigration of foreigners both legal and illegal to the UK in recent years has ruptured the National Health Service which can no longer cope with the booming immigrant birth rate, overburdened the public house sector, taken away millions of jobs from British citizens, and has led to a fractured and divided community, as foreigners have refused to integrate or assimilate with the indigenous population, which has left Great Britain with a broken and divided nation.The intelligent and remedial answer it would seem, would be for David Cameron’s Government to withdraw from the EU. Recent polls have indicated that the vast majority of British people wish to exit the EU as soon as possible.

I believe too if leading British businessmen endorse Brexit, it will create jobs, business and enterprise on a colossal scale never envisioned or contemplated before.

syrian-refugeesThe Human Rights act is also attracting highly dangerous criminals to Britain

Theresa May must fast track her political and moral obligations to give the British people their democratic right to have a complete Brexit as it would consolidate the UK’s position as a sovereign British state, retaining its own national identity and currency, and to not be beholden to Foreign Powers controlling all levels of our Society and Law. Britain would be a sovereign island state again, the UK would be able to trade again with the EU ( EFTA) outside of the EU Zone memberhsip, and with other Commonwealth and Free trade areas around the globe, so undoubtedly Britain could prosper and thrive outside the EU.

Peter Paton is an International PR and Strategic Adviser

Follow Peter on Twitter @pjpaton

E Mail peter.paton@gmail.com

Dan Jarvis : His Path to becoming Prime Minister

23 Jan

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This is a political fantasy, a self projection you might say, that may or not come true. But it is important to note that sometimes self fulfilling prophecies do indeed come about.

It is May 2016 and Labour have just been trounced in the council elections under the dubious leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, losing over 200 seats to the Conservatives, and have been obliterated in Scotland in the MSP elections.An angry and combative moderate wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party decides enough is enough under Corbyn and his vote losing ilk, fearing absolute wipe out at the general election in 2020.

A fresh leadership election is triggered and the moderate wing of the party supported by Labour grandees field one single candidate this time,-Dan Jarvis,-so there is absolutely no leakage or diffusion of anti-Corbyn vote,with Jarvis being untainted by any connection to the ancient regime.and with Labour having learnt their bitter lesson from the last leadership fiasco in 2015.

The hard left nominate their chosen standard bearer again Jeremy Corbyn, in what promises to be the most bitter and acrimonious Labour leadership contest of all time for the very soul of the party.

People outside the party, after last time,are well aware of their right to vote in the leadership election. There are far more sensible moderates in the population than far leftists, the people who voted for Corbyn or joined the party since are basically the entire far left of Britain, there is no additional pool of support for him to call on.

On the other hand, there are about 20 million middle-of-the-road voters in this country, many of whom are strongly attracted to a candidate like Dan Jarvis and fully aware of their right to take part in the election.The £3 Labour membership is taken full advantage of by those inclined and compelled to vote for a viable democracy and opposition.

A Labour leadership election where anyone can take part, places Corbyn at a huge disadvantage and favours the attractive, charismatic candidate Dan Jarvis, attracting huge numbers that completely swamp the far left vote. Corbyn is totally routed and the moderate wing of the Labour Party have total control of the party machine again, common sense is restored and sanity reigns again with Labour’s rank and file.

After all the brouhaha of the the EU Referendum is done and dusted, it is eventually won by the Out Vote by a healthy margin of 10%, and Britain settles down again to face a new reality as a sovereign power once more outside the confines of the EU.

Dan Jarvis adapts accordingly to this new landscape, and quickly marshals Labour into an  formidable election winning machine again, winning several bye elections along the way and taking the fight to the Tories at every turn, and also proving himself to be a clever, cunning and combative adversary for Cameron at the despatch box, quickly winning himself kudos from the Labour backbenches, and instilling deep gloom and despondency in the Government ranks, and at the same time endearing himself at large to the general public with his photogenic looks, charisma, and over abundance of fresh popular ideas and formulas

Jarvis sets about feverishly to rebuild the Labour party in the North and Scotland with a sweeping new programme of attractive reforms, initiatives, job creation and affordable house construction and business investments which sees Labour take ascendancy in the opinion polls, and rattles the Tories to their very core.

David Cameron is totally exhausted after a bitter and ultimately losing EU Ref Campaign, resigns and hands over the reins to a nervous and hesitant George Osbourne in 2019, and the Tories limp wounded and bruised by internal fall outs, divisions, by election setbacks, and further defections to Ukip into a fateful and ominous spring election in 2020.

An inspired and rampant Dan Jarvis runs a model campaign which takes the transforming Labour message to every heartland in the country, masterly denouncing the Tory austerity policies, which resonates loudly in the ears of the public, while the Conservatives led by an out of touch Osbourne are tired,wracked and lifeless throughout a dour and feisty general election campaign.

Labour  successfully steal their clothes back from Nicola Sturgeon North of the border, and win back a solid portion of their seats from a discredited SNP in Scotland, and go on triumphantly to win numerous Tory and Liberal marginals throughout England and Wales, whilst the Tories bleed and collapse from further UKIP incursions.

Dan_Jarvis_2014-4986_fsugsu.jpgDan Jarvis wins an amazing overall majority of 20 seats in a Labour Landslide Election win in 2020.

A feat no one thought possible in 2016.

A personal dream and self fulfilling prophecy has come true for Dan Jarvis, a man born to be Prime Minister, and for all those who trust and believe in their own intrinsic powers at their very own disposal.

Peter Paton is an International PR and Strategic Adviser

Follow Peter on Twitter @pjpaton

E Mail peter.paton@gmail.com

The EU Collapsing from Within

23 Jan

By Peter Paton

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Two Ways to Remove Jeremy Corbyn as Leader

12 Jan

By Peter Paton

There are two clear definable ways for the Parliamentary Labour Party to remove Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the party.

Both methods would be controversial but nevertheless necessary if the Labour Party wishes to remain electable, and have a fighting chance of winning the 2020 General Election, with or without David Cameron leading the Conservatives.

The first way would be for a fresh leadership challenge against Corbyn, probably after the May elections in the early summer this year.

images1.The moderate wing of the party would challenge Corbyn after the May election. They would agree among themselves a single candidate so there is no diffusion of effort or support amongst anti-Corbyn factions. People outside the party, after last time, will be well aware of their right to vote in the leadership election. There are far more sensible moderates in the population than far leftists, the people who voted for Corbyn and/or joined the party since are basically the entire far left of Britain, there is no additional pool of support for him to call on. On the other hand, there are about 20 million middle-of-the-road voters in this country, many of whom will be attracted to a candidate for instance like Dan Jarvis and fully aware of their right to take part in the election.

jarvisA Labour leadership election where anyone can take part, that is publicised as an opportunity to give it to Corbyn in the neck and elect an attractive candidate like Dan Jarvis, would attract huge numbers that will completely swamp the far left vote. It will bring large numbers into the party, Dan would be elected leader. The Trots will be purged, and Labour would have a very reasonable chance of being elected in 2020.

2. The second way would even simpler. The Parliamentary Labour Party would simply chose for example Dan Jarvis as their leader, and isolate Corbyn and his Shadow Cabinet from the levers of political power.There has to be some legal basis for this political coup. Labour MPs can claim unfair decision-making. Violation of Cabinet collective functioning. Violation of PLP rules. etc. Unfair to make decision on Trident – decision announced/not genuine consultation. etc. Trade unions can be brought on board – on Trident issue/ couple of other measures

Peter Paton is an International PR and Strategic Adviser

Follow Peter on Twitter @pjpaton

E Mail peter.paton@gmail.com

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