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Which way should you vote?

I know, dammed tough one but it is my opinion. It’s a little like the two choices in the US of A, I’m not keen on both but Clinton appeared to be the most untrustworthy. So, June the 8th 2017 it is the UK’s time.

Being a Labour supporter I find myself at a cringing decision, I wont vote Tory and most certainly non of the others (but the Yorkshire Party sounds interesting?!). What is my problem? Well I certainly do not like many of the Labour leadership, especially Jeremy Corbyn and that Diane Abbott. He just doesn’t have that presence, the persona that is seriously needed to lead a party, especially in government and she is just dreadful as a leading (astounding isn’t it!) MP.

So how best to explain my vote for Labour in the general election on June the 8th 2017. I love Bradford City but do not agree with everything they do, I like Team Sky and certainly do not agree with everything they do, I’m a Labour supporter yet I’m really struggling with the leadership lot – they do make me cringe to vote for them.

The old left, middle and right are out of date, it needs some kind of organisation that will take everything on board, I’ve not called it a party but I believe a new one is on the horizon that just might represent me…

It must be realised that folks who want everything their own way are teetering on fascism and it seems like many of the Labour supporters are on this trip and do not seem to realise it? Challenge them and expect a slating coming your way.

Do not be a fascist of any type.

Times of a Lucky Great Escape!

Well, as I get older, I seem to be remembering accidents and near misses I have encountered through life. In no order at all I will be adding to the following list as and when I remember to?

Once, on the way to Saltaire medical centre I was at the pedestrian zebra crossing, a car stopped but I decided to wait, as I decided to wait an articulated lorry rammed the car, which in turn went at great speed over the crossing, just where I would have been. The driver had not used the handbrake as you are supposed to at these crossings.

My first ever bicycle race was with the East Bradford Cycling Club. In 1978 this was an evening ’10’ starting near Pool, and heading towards Harrogate – a very busy road. it was the days when time trails could turn in the road. When I reach the marshal – Jim, I turned thinking he meant that the road was clear with his arm out. Vehicles just missed me, Jim – rightfully, later on gave me a massive bollocking, but I didn’t know it was my responsibility to check the road was clear.

1984, and coming home on leave, my RAF colleague David? was driving his three wheeler Reliant Robin on the motorway, I nodded off, when my head jolted up, Dave’s head had just slumped to the driving wheel! I mad sure he woke and I most certainly didn’t fall asleep when ever he again gave me a lift from RAF Lyneham.

In the mid 1970’s my Hornby trainset was on a board. Now, I’m trying to remember, I once plugged the transformer in, and the train shot off the tracks, I checked the old transformer and it was turned off, so again I put the train on the tracks, and it blasted off the board, so, I unplugged the transformer. As I’ve got much older I’ve realised the full 240 volts had made it onto the track, the old transformer was faulty. The house fuse box didn’t ‘blow’ as I think thick fuse wire was used on all in the box, so no fuses would blow. Massively dangerous, if I touched the track would it have blown me across the room? I’m not sure what I did after that.

My worse experience has started bothering me quite alot. When aged about 10 years old my dad took me into his place of work Dockmill Scouring, it was a Sunday. I found one of those curved double spiked gadgets that are used to manually pull bales of wool with. So, I thought it was wrongly bent and decided to try and straighten it in the wool drainage? rollers. Sure enough they pulled the gadget through, and then my fingers started to get dragged in. Fortunately my dad was nearby and pressed the stop button, otherwise that would have been my life ending, urrggghhhh, this is a really difficult memory. My fingers still show some damage, especially when the sarcoidosis kicks in. Jeez.

Happy 21st birthday son

Well, one thing is for sure and that is; time never stops, feels like it gets faster, and faster, and faster…

Today, 18 already

Jeez son, since when did that arrive?! So so too quickly, love you tons…


A single Christmas

Christmas can be difficult for people who aren’t lucky enough to have a harmonious, traditional family set-up. Recognising that lots of people are alone at Christmas and looking out for them is the most charitable thing you can do at this time of year. Which answers a lot of my thoughts and festive problems. I haven’t had a tree, or celebrated Christmas for a very long time…

Plant tree

Happy 20th birthday son…

How time does fly, you flew through your teens. You are ace.
20 today

A doctors report

Right, this report is almost as good as it gets. I have taken addresses out, but if this gets refused I may as well all but give up, it is bonkers that my struggle continues.

Doc report 1

Doc report 2

Doc report 3


And surely this letter should also be considered?
Steroids failed


Do we think the following clown would actually care? I think not…

Is it Forest Osborne or George Gump? For sure this one is a Cunt.


Either way you are all doing it wrong, just as that fella did at the start of his victory campaign.
Churchill-first-V-sign - BLIP

Stuart Briggs achieve’s 50

Well well. Yes it happened, 50 year old on the 27th of July. Yesterday if I had have wrote something it might have been a little different? So I decided to leave it to today…

Two cards, that’s 50% more than I expected!

Thought I would never reach the big five ohhh…

The Rook in competion

Just a little article about Tuesday 8th April 2014.

The Rook 1

Venue is Bradford’s St Georges Hall.

The Rook 2

Event is the AMP Awards competition for the district.

The Rook performed three songs, absolutely brilliant and this is the order of playing;

And the winners were…

The Rook!

The Rook winners

Which means they are at the grand final in the August bank holiday weekend of Galtres Parklands Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley.

AMP grand final
This will be a fantastic weekend. Keep your eyes and ears well opened for one of the best bands to be arriving out of Yorkshire since, hmmm, in my opinion, well before the Artic Monkeys!

Matthew Briggs, happy 17th son

How time goes so quickly, and how not enough time. Hope you have a brilliant birthday son. One day I should hope to treat you and Jacob in some kind of ‘proper’ fashion. Love you both tons.