No matter what your political beliefs, we’re living in days of great tension and frustration. This is the show that attempts to cut through all the misleading information out there and present a sensible and rational view of British politics.
Tackling issues like the EU referendum, political scandal, protests, the NHS, education, and everything else that effects our day to day lives and well being. Be warned that this show is not for everyone. For a start you’ve got to be interested in British politics, and then you’ve got to be prepared to hear things you don’t like.
Making Sense looks at the UK and tries to see how it can be better for everyone, and how we can treat each other with love and respect to make our country great again.
In this episode, I'm joined by Dee. We talk about what it might take for people to see things the way they are, and come up with absolutely nothing.
As I post this episode I'd like to give thanks to Paul Nuttall for inventing the internet.
Following the voting in the Commons on the Brexit Bill, a few truths have come out.
The Kippers don't hate what I thought they hate.
Hello and welcome to a Making Sense Christmas Special, I'm Richard Smith.
As 2016 comes to an end, we find ourselves bruised and battered. It has been one hell of a year. If you made it through alive, well done.
I'm speaking to you today in the hope of building some bridges. Our country has never been so divided, and if we're to have a hope of getting through the years to come, we need to do it together.
At the moment we're split into Leavers and Remainers. Sometimes we're split into left and right, it doesn't matter. We always have the same goal, and this whole Brexit affair has made us forget that. I'm not here to talk to you about Brexit. That has been and gone. We need to move forward in pursuit of our common goal... a good life for the British people, and success for the United Kingdom.
Before we do that, there are a few things we need to say out loud and accept. This is directed at both sides of our divided nation.
Remainers, you need to accept the fact that leavers aren't all racist, xenophobic, and homophobic. Some of them are, but there are broken people in any group. It's true that the racists, xenophobes, and homophobes will have voted to leave the EU, but there really aren't 17 million people in this country that are driven by those values. Even if it were true that every Leaver was racist, xenophobic, and homophobic, their hate can’t rub off on you. Hate is a one way street. You can come away from it, but you can’t go back to it. You aren’t suddenly going to start hating immigrants and refugees just because we voted to leave the EU.
Leavers, you need to understand that although you personally aren't racist, xenophobic, or homophobic, some of the people you grouped yourself with are. That makes the Remainers feel understandably uneasy to say the least.
Furthermore, you have to accept that some, if not all of the reasons you have for being a Leaver, are based on lies. Of course, that depends on your personal reasons, but going on the kind of stuff the Leave campaign did, it's safe to say some of you really thought that leaving the EU would result in the NHS getting an extra £350 million per week.
Remainers. In return, you will understand that Leavers did the best they could with the information they had. Channels of information that can usually be trusted started broadcasting lies and misleading the public. You can't get angry at people for being mislead. You can help them to understand who mislead them, and why. You can really help by not making fun of them. Nobody likes being made to feel like a dick because they believed a lie.
To both sides. This referendum should never have happened. Regardless of how intelligent we think we are, none of us were qualified to make that level of decision. Nobody, from the long term unemployed, to the most successful brain surgeon, had the information they needed. It was a stupid idea, hatched by the broken brain of a man who ran away as soon as he could. I know that some Leavers were Leavers before it became cool, and you've been campaigning for years. But the truth is that even when UKIP we're doing their worst, the UK was never as damaged as it is now. The damage we're living through now was caused by Cameron’s Tories. Not UKIP, not Jeremy Corbyn, not the extreme right, and not immigrants and refugees.
We've spent the last six months calling each other names, and accusing the other side of being traitors to their country. I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of it all. I don't want to fight with people anymore. And in case you didn't notice, we've been going at it for months and we're all still here. No matter what, we've got to live with each other, and that's really all there is to it. The abuse needs to stop. Now.
And finally, this “You lost, get over it” attitude has to stop too. Sorry to tell you this but politics isn’t a black and white, right and wrong kind of thing. People never get over it. People never shut up. If people just got over things like this, there wouldn’t have been a referendum in the first place. You know that when you tell somebody to stop arguing with you, it at the very least gives the impression that you know your argument doesn’t hold up. Every time a Leaver says “get over it”, a Remainer hear’s “Stop pointing out how I’m wrong”. Nobody is benefiting from this attitude so it has to stop.
From here we move forward. We have no choice.
Here's a fact for you. No normal person in this country has a life as good as it should be. The only people who do, are the Tory elites. The people who run our country are doing very well. Meanwhile, children are starving, people are homeless, and we're only a couple of years away from having to decide if we can afford a visit to accident and emergency. Everything is bad here, and it's only worse, unless you're the Tory elite. Surely none of you can argue with me on those points. Should we have starving children, homeless families, and people unable to afford medical treatment? Of course not.
I know that some of you are going to feel like vomiting when I tell you that I live in what is known as the left side of the political spectrum. The thing is, I believe that you also live there, but have been lied to, and purposefully mislead by a media with an agenda, and a government stopping at nothing to improve only their own lives, and protect their political power.
Convincing you of that isn't going to be easy, and for some of you, it's going to be impossible. I know that going into this. I ask that you always remember the most important part of all of this. Our shared goal. I want a better life, and I want you to have the same. Keep that in mind, and we can talk. Our commonality will allow us to discuss and look at actual facts. If we can do that then we can move forward.
After Christmas this show will be dedicated to examining how the British people are being lied to, and examining who is responsible. There are people among us that are standing in our way. They're the Tory elite, and they're waging war on the people of this country. They are using the British people as a weapon against themselves and most of them don't even know it. This must stop. I will no longer fight my fellow man when he is not my enemy. I ask you to fight along side me, and I'll give you all the information you need to do it.
The future is ours if we are strong enough to take it. Britain belongs to her people. They must be woken up, reunited, and get back what was taken from them.
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. After the holidays, it's time for Great Britain to stand together and rid ourselves of the elite power that holds us all down.
Here's the latest episode of Making Sense. I look back at some of the things I've thought and said, and figure that it's time for some serious self-assessment.
The time for talking is over. The soul of our nation is in danger.
In this episode, I talk about Owen Smith and his bid to become the leader of the Labour Party.
If you'd like to read this episode, you can find it at techsupportrich.com/making-sense-richard-smith-episode-9-owen-smith/
This isn't really an episode in the usual sense. It's actually a conversation that took place before the recording of the last Simply Syndicated Movie News. I hope you enjoy it.