David Davis – How Not To Negotiate

This morning I caught Conservative politician David Davis on Andrew Marr’s BBC TV program.  It seems Mr Davis has just come back from Syria where he met president Assad and he was in discussion about the problems faced by Syria and how they might be resolved.

Davis made a fascinating comment, one which really stood out for me as the absolute epitome of why anyone with any sense hates politicians of whatever shade.

Davis was asked how he saw the conflict being resolved and this was his reply outlining how we might see a negotiated settlement.

“Well they have to negotiate properly, they have to do what we want.”

Let me tell you Mr Davis, that is just the sort of negotiation at which Hitler and Stalin were hugely adept.  That is not negotiation, that is dictatorship.  There, in a single sentence, is the reason why western foreign policy has turned the middle-east into a powder keg of violence and extremism.

Sadly the people of the UK have also fallen for this brand of neo-fascism by electing a conservative government.  The attitude that says “we know what is best for you so kindly do as I say” is just so incredibly arrogant and sadly it is exactly this attitude that guides government policy in our country today.

It is sad, elitist and just down right bloody wrong and yet the British people continue to bend over and say more please.  Wake up People!

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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