Here we go again… Museveni blames the ones before him for his inaction and lack of ability to govern…
President Museveni said this words to the leaders from Acholi and Lango sub-region on Saturday:
““When the colonials came here, they made our people grow the crops they wanted: cotton, tobacco, coffee, tea, and then our leaders just copied what the colonialists told them…So, when I studied the issue, I could see danger, number one was only working for the stomach” (…) “They (locals) must work for the stomach and the pocket. But secondly, even the ones who are working for the pocket do so without cura (calculations). That is how you get West Nile growing tobacco. If you grow tobacco on one acre, you will never get out of poverty…” (Oketch & Akullo, 2022).
Since 26th January 1986 the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has been in power. The Ugandan republic has been freed from the colonial toils from 9th October 1962, which is close too 60 years of independence from the United Kingdom or the British. That’s a long time ago and there been several of administrations between Museveni and the British. Therefore, his really stinging it here.
For a man that was supposed to bring “fundamental change” and be different than his predecessors is saying he couldn’t change things. A man that has been in office since 1986 and for 36 years as the heads of state. If someone had the time or the ability as an executive and could appoint the right people in the Republic. That would be the likes of Museveni.
Museveni could have changed the policies, the incentives and the opportunities for the farmers. The President could decree and push the Ministry of Agricultural, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) into new ways of subsidizing or help farmers to choose the right cash-crops. However, the regime haven’t and certainly not tried. They are to busy making cash-grabs, land-grabs and quick-get-rich-schemes for that to fall on death-ears.
President Museveni has had the powers and the ability to make vast difference. He could have had parastatals or government institutions within MAAIF who could do bidding and ensure the sector was taken care off. The President has a choice but has chosen not too. That’s why his blaming Obote and the colonial leaders of the past.
The NRM could have done something, but haven’t done it all. It is like they had their hands tied and wasn’t able to do anything. For all of these years the President was in power. Nothing substantial did happen and he was powerless. That’s why his blaming the colonial leadership and previous leaders after ruling the Republic for 36 years. This is telling of how unsuccessful his at this point. Peace.
Bill Oketch & Charity Akullo – ‘Museveni blames past regimes for poverty’ 13.06.2022, Daily Monitor, link: https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/museveni-blames-past-regimes-for-poverty-3846976
The Conservative Party or the Tories Government under Prime Minister Theresa May have worked for this long and negotiated with European Union. All of that is to prepare a dreamland and a Narnia, they cannot wait to enter Wakanda and all sort of Hogwarts nonsense, which exists in a parallel universe between White Hall, Westminster and the moon made out Swiss Cheese. It is in this sort of context the Tories are working in.
It is weird that a real and supposed governing body, an elected respected representative government are working on dreams and fantasies. They are aiming at the sky, thinking they can get unicorns and dragons to fly in and around the London Bridge. Expect troubles at Twickenham Stadium, there will be gladiator fights and less fish, just chips. They will run out fish, there wont be any left in the river Thames. Trust me, Aldi and Tesco couldn’t get any. It is all out, there is no fish, not in the sea and its only plastic pieces in the ocean, in and around the British Isles.
Well, that is just drama, but as the politicians are working, acting like they are working and continuing on empty promises. They are planning lasers on the borders to Northern Ireland. Planning to dodge all parts of the Customs Union and expect to control the tariffs, as if they are Member State. However, they think they can control that as an outsider, like they are inside. It is like a non-member or not being a shareholder at a company should be able to change corporate policy. Sorry brother, but good luck on your endeavors.
That the Tories are trying to salvage whatever they can, they have to be able to work with DUP from Northern Ireland, be able to have a friendly space with Dublin, while negotiating with Brussels. While in the mix of this they have Remainers and Brexiteers, they have groups within the Tories MPs who are working against each other. The ship isn’t steady and that is evident. That is why the PM is blindly turning in all directions, except for the ones within reason. That is why even Nigel Farage is giving up. The Brexiteer of ancient times, Farage, the White Scary Knight of whatnot’s ham, has given up. While David Davis and Boris Johnson are headless chickens clucking every way. There isn’t anything substantial or policy wise that can be trusted.
The EU must wonder who they are negotiating with, if it is elf’s coming from Wales or a relic from Stonehenge, as they are not showing anything that can be enforced and also respect the protocols of the EU. The EU has standards and protocol, the negotiations are about what sort of terms the United Kingdoms will have after leaving the Union. As a Non-Member, they are not internally apart of the EU and therefore, not directly rights as they did. That is simple math, even as the Tories are saying everything will be fine and dandy, even untouched like Virgins.
Sorry, Tories, the dreams are turning into nightmares, the facade and the fortress is ready for invasion. The reality should bite your ass. You should be afraid of splinters and grenades. You should be afraid of torches and molotov cocktails hitting your area. The Dark Knight isn’t coming and saving you from Poison Ivy, you have already been stung and you have no clue what to do.
The self-hurting nonsense should stop, the lies and deceptions are already in the open. You cannot continue this road. Your only getting the Walking Dead and the Zombie Apocalypse, which Stamford Bridge never seen before and ever will see again. Because London Has Fallen, this time without Gerard Butler, but with Theresa May steering the shaky ship into destiny and into oblivion. Peace.
This should be for some a deja vu’ for others, its rewind and for some the same old story. But as long as the Tories and the Her Majesties Government, the United Kingdom have worked upon the withdrawal from the European Union, the UK has come with false prophets and false narratives. The Tories and Prime Minister Theresa May, have either been blindsided or not understood the ramifications of their will. They are departing or divorcing as you will, they will not be in the same sort of relationship after leaving the EU. That is just natural, that isn’t significant. Everyone understands that, especially when the UK want specialized rules and regulations, while picking and mixes as they please. However, there are protocols and regulations, that is how the Union works. So that all parties knows what they are getting and what boundaries the external nations, whose not members has to comply to. That is also natural. Therefore, Michal Barnier has now talked an example recently showing the perspective of the EU towards the Brexit and that should hurt the pride of the British!
“The General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR – came into force yesterday. According to the United Kingdom’s position first presented – and published – this week on data protection: ‘The United Kingdom would like its supervisor to remain on the European Data Protection Board, created by the GDPR. It wants to remain in the one-stop-shop. It believes that this is in the interest of EU businesses’. But let’s be clear: Brexit is not, and never will be, in the interest of EU businesses. And it will especially run counter to the interests of our businesses if we abandon our decision-making autonomy. This autonomy allows us to set standards for the whole of the EU, but also to see these standards being replicated around the world. This is the normative power of the Union, or what is often called “the Brussels effect.” And we cannot, and will not, share this decision-making autonomy with a third country, including a former Member State who does not want to be part of the same legal ecosystem as us” (Speech by Michel Barnier at the 28th Congress of the International Federation for European Law (FIDE), Lisbon, 26 May 2018),
That the British should worry about this, because what he is saying, is that UK will not have decision making power or have the influence that they used too. That is because the UK is not longer a member, but acting as a Third Country. All of this has been known, but the UK has acted like they can do as they pleases and act as they want. They can get their will and their dreams, they can pick out of the sky and candy-corn and unicorns will appear within White Hall. As ordered by the DUP and all the others friendly Brexiteers, who expect the world to land in their lap and praise their works.
However, that is not how the world works. Even if the UK thinks so, as they have their empire in mind and think they still rule the world. They are the ones leaving and has to comply to the set of rules, they are not able to change the body or the regulations put in place. They will be less significant and have less of influence on the matters, as they are becoming the outsider and not the insider anymore.
I know that is hard for someone to understand. That is breaching their momentum, that is shaking their world and their whole belief system. Nevertheless, the UK will have to comply as a third country, they are not insiders who has the ability to make decisions for the EU.
Brexit has consequences, they either have to comply or find other partners, they have to follow the standards or be island left alone. That is what Barnier is saying, because Brexit will feel the Brussels effect. Its been known about all along.
It is just the Tories and Theresa May who hasn’t understood the memo. Can someone teach them, before its too late? Peace.
Today on the 13th May 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May wrote an article on Facebook called: ‘Trust me, I’ll take back control — but I’ll need your help’. This is an article on her defense on her and her parties stance on Brexit, as it is supposed to address the lacking framework for the negotiations with the European Union, as the United Kingdom is withdrawing their membership. However, she must think the electorate of United Kingdom are a bunch of fools.
Since she wrote first this: “We will leave the Single Market because staying in the Single Market means continued free movement of people, but we will maintain the strongest possible trading partnership with our European neighbours and create new trade deals around the world ensuring that we seize the opportunities to build an economy that works for everyone”. Than to continue the hogwash, she wrote this: “And we will leave the Customs Union so we can establish our own independent trade policy and negotiate trade deals in our interests. I have proposed different options for a new customs arrangement with the EU and the government will continue to develop them during the negotiations”. Later, the final nail in coffin of nonsense, she wrote this: “This means there can be no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, or between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. We will uphold the Belfast Agreement in full – and we will ensure the constitutional and economic integrity of the whole United Kingdom. Second, any agreements must create as little friction as possible for trade to protect the jobs that rely on speedy and integrated supply chains. These are a valued part of our economy, particularly for our manufacturing regions”.
So the takeout of this masterpiece of nonsense, was that the United Kingdom with the Tories at the helm, will leave the Single Market and the Customs Union, while trying to get friction-less trade. I hate to say it, but that will be impossible. As the standards for trading with the EU isn’t like that and they will not configure the whole system to fit the hands of May. She might think she is the wisest of them all and the Princess all of Europe looks up-too. However, she and Her Majesty’s Government have to follow guidelines. That is within reason of everyone else and all the other member states of the Union.
If the UK leaves the Single Market and Customs Union with the EU, they will be a significant less important trading-partner by default. They will have to have a hard-border, tariffs and check-points of delivery of the product in and between the British isles. I know that the Tories will say this is not true, but if making themselves a Third-Party State to the European Union, means the trading agreements will be as hectic as they are for Zimbabwe or any other random partner trading with the EU. It will be friction, there will be tariffs and will be checks of goods. The borders and movement of funds will be costly, as the third-party nation will not have advances and securities directly with the EU. That is why the standards and the tariffs are there. Because the EU will secure trading directly with other partners and within the Union. The ones who has already signed-off to be part of the Single-Market and its business model.
Theresa May should understand that with the disconnect from both entities within the EU, there will not be possible of a stop of goods and services. The trading agreements with the EU might help, but that will be new negotiations and also suspend possible trading that exists today. Because the EU cannot have similar standards as today with a Third Party State.
That is why I think May is deliberately stupid, as she should know better. She thinks she can mix sewage and water in the same pipes, not thinking someone will catch cholera. But that is what she does. She promise golden roads to heaven, but she should have idea what the proposals really means. As an outsider, I can say that I think, she is acting like a fool, and she takes the British for a ride. Unless, that is what the Kingdom likes to played around like pawns, while the Tories play power games with them. Because that is how it seems. As the deadline for withdrawal is there… getting closer and the Tories are looking more depleted, than anyone should think was possible. Peace.
The Prime Minister Questions in the House of Commons this Wednesday 9th May 2018, proves a certain thing. That the Conservative Party and their coalition is not prepared or has any signs of where they are heading with the Brexit Negotiations. It is hectic mess of own dodgy unstable government, which is marred with internal conflict and egos. That all want their slices of the pot, but is not considering the implications of their actions. How can I say that, well, let me take the significant answer from PM Theresa May today, which show it all!
“We are leaving the customs union. What we are doing is ensuring that we deliver customs arrangements but leave the customs union, ensure no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, as frictionless trade with the EU as possible, and an independent trade policy. What would Labour give us? It wants to go into a customs union with the European Union, with no say over trade policy and with Brussels negotiating trade deals in its interests, not our own. The Labour manifesto said that it wanted to strike trade deals, but now it has gone back on that policy. Typical Labour—letting Britain down once again” (Theresa May, 09.05.2018).
It is like she is dreaming, its like she doesn’t know how the European Union operates or how negotiations work. As she is thinking she can get the specialized agreement with “non” or “soft-border” in Ireland/Northern Ireland, however, still having hard borders towards the rest of the Union. Where they will not be delivering to the protocol of trade or movement. Because that is the main issue of the Brexiteers. That is not how the world works or how the EU would accept. Because if you have soft-border one place, you have soft-border all around the island.
When I hear the PM speak, has she heard from the EU:
“The European Union is giving the U.K. a take-it-or-leave-it offer over customs union membership. Remaining in the regime must be on the EU’s terms, the conditions won’t change, and it would mean Britain having no independent trade policy, Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned. “We can’t change our rules; our rules will remain the same,” Barnier told a business conference in Sofia on Thursday. “When you’re in a customs union for goods, like Turkey for example, you become part of a common trade policy — you don’t have autonomy anymore.” (Okov, Slav & Wishart, Ian – ‘EU Won’t Adapt Customs Union Rules to Suit Britain, Barnier Says’ 26.04.2018, Bloomberg).
So clearly, the mark has been missed. The Tories has no idea about this trade-deals and the movement, as the EU will be hard-lining the rules and regulations that all the member-states has put together. That is why the Tories are walking towards becoming a third-party state to the EU and will meet the same demands that has. Seemingly, the Brexiteers are thinking of how that will be. Its like the British is forgetting that to get into the marketplace, you have to follow the standards of that one. You can try to make your own, but that takes time. And the time is not the side of the UK right now. They have less time, they have squandered the time and now the clock is ticking.
Therefore, I have hard to believing the PM understand or has underestimated the consequences, maybe because it doesn’t hit home. It everyone else, just like the sorry misfortune of the Windrush generation, this sort of diplomatic and foreign affairs doesn’t directly hit the PM and her party. That is why it doesn’t cost to botch it or to misuse the precious time to get it fixed.
We know she did repeat herself later while answering a question put by Matt Western:
“As I said earlier, there are two options for delivering on the objectives that we have set. We will leave the customs union, we want to ensure that there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, we want to ensure that there is as frictionless trade as possible between the UK and the EU, and we want to ensure that we can have an independent trade policy. I say to the hon. Gentleman that what is not credible is a Labour party policy that wants us to be in a customs union, giving all the power for negotiating our trade deals to Brussels, with no say whatsoever for the UK” (Theresa May, 09.05.2018).
Therefore, the Brexiteers are still leaving the Kingdom into problematic shores, as they are cannot count on the paradigm shift or what the Tories really want. It is obvious with the talk and answers, that the UK Government, don’t know or doesn’t understand the implications it will bring. Like they are naive and thinking they can get it exactly how they want and without any costs. That is not how these sort of things play out. However, then again, it is done by David Davis and Boris Johnson, so I am sure road to oblivion sounds better than Hackney. Peace.
Again, the Tories, the Theresa May backed alliance and the United Kingdom ruling party voted against the better judgement on a serious matter. As they have certainly overstepped and also misused their authority, by naming the Windrush Generation as ‘illegals’. They have again proven a point by their rulings within the House of Commons, where the majority of the Tories and their alliance members decided to close the inquiry and also look into the paperwork that has led to the people, whose been living in the kingdom for generation to be sent home. The lack of understanding and also self defence, proves that the Tories are afraid, that this will expose the time when Theresa May was the Secretary of Home Office. That she put forward the agenda, that Amber Rudd continued. Therefore, the Tories are shield the PM, but not the constituents. You really see who matters and who doesn’t in society, when the Tories are shielding themselves, but not opening for the reality of what they did.
Take a look:
“That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, that she will be graciously pleased to give directions that the following papers be provided to the Home Affairs Committee: all papers, correspondence and advice including emails and text messages, from 11 May 2010 up to and including 1 May 2018, to and between Ministers, senior officials and Special Advisers relating to policy decisions including on the Immigration Acts 2014 and 2016 with regard the Windrush generation cases, including deportations, detentions and refusal of re-entry, the setting of deportation and removal targets and their effect on the Windrush generation, and action taken within Government following the concerns raised by Caribbean Governments with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office including the original decision by the Prime Minister not to meet Caribbean Heads of Government and officials, and all copies of minutes and papers relating to the Cabinet’s Immigration Implementation Taskforce” (Opposition Day – Windrush Generation Standing Order 9, 02.05.2018).
Because on this matter, it was following the party lines, it was the Conservatives, the Democratic Unionist Party and one independent that voted Noes to it, they we’re a total of 316. While the ones voting Ayes, was the Labour, Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, Scottish National Party and they are total of 221. Therefore, the documents get to be behind close doors, unless a whistleblower releases a dossier of information to hurt the agenda of May. Since she is now shielded for her scrupulous activity as the previous Home Secretary.
This is really insane, that the Tories are shielding the Prime Minister over the lives of people whose whole life has been in the United Kingdom, that the determination and the decisions to keep the blatant disregard for their lives over one person’s political life. It really shows how little policy or little lives matter to the Conservatives, when they can destroy others, but cannot investigate themselves. This is a refusal to open government and to see what the Tories did wrong.
The UK government should be ashamed, should be disgusted and be in disbelief, they are not the pillar of democratic values, and neither a beacon of hope in the midst of bad behaviour. Because they are doing that themselves to their own citizens, stripping them of their nationhood and calling them illegal. When they have lived there generations and where allowed to enter back-in-the-day.
Nothing noble about this. It’s a theft of other people’s hard work and dedication, their will to move and settle down. Its theft of hope and also courage to move to a foreign place to set up shop. Instead of fixing the issues, they made it worse and now they cannot even stomach people looking into the mess the Tories themselves created. Because, because they are afraid of what May did in the past. Cowards, weaklings and disgusting human beings who should look into themselves and their attitudes as they have put other people in disarray, but are not doing anything to promise to fix it.
Except saving the grace of her grace, the Prime Minister, because she is apparently more important than the commoners, the people and the ones who seek refuge in the United Kingdom back-in-the-day. Peace.