Bashir was previously a Tory party member before losing faith in the Conservatives and switching to Ukip. Now he is disheartened with Ukip and off back to the Tories.
But you notice it is a two way street between the Conservatives and Ukip?
Two right wing parties that are in many ways one and the same. They may have some differences especially over the EU and Britain's membership of that Union but they have much in common.
Two political parties that would make an easy coalition if necessary.
David Cameron may have previously called Ukip the party of fruit cakes and loons but he will shamelessly cozy up to them if necessary.
Will Mr Bashir be the last Tory or Ukip politician to use the revolving door. Probably not.
Nigel Farage Ukip leader was a Tory until a disagreement over Europe. That it seems is the way of the Tories and Ukip.
UKIP MEP calls constituent a ting tong from somewhere
Tory Ukip coalition government frightening prospect
All of this though could have a detrimental effect on our next Government.
Re-reading that in January 2015 little has changed. Again I know who I will be voting for and TV debates will not sway me in anyway.
But for many voters it will be a testing few months.
Sorting style from substance and real politics from hype is never easy. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut instinct.
But looking back at the earlier report written in May 2010 it seems much was guessed correctly.
Nick Clegg showed debating flair and was indeed king maker. He could have chosen a political coalition with Labour but instead decided to put the Liberal Democrats on the side of the Conservatives.
Clegg still dreams of being king maker or at least coalition partner after May 2015 but most political pundits would say he hasn't a hope in hell.
However looking back it is easy to see what could happen in May 2015 unless people refuse to fall for spin and easy promises. Take the TV debates for what they are, that is entertainment.
Basing your vote on this entertainment could be madness.
Mandelson aired his view that the Mansion Tax would be short-termist and crude on BBC"'s Newsnight. "He did not like the idea of "clobbering people" and preferred a Lib Dem idea of adding new council tax bands" but people are being 'clobbered' financially all the time by the government. Are his motives selfish? The money will be used for a short term quick fix for the NHS.
In January 2010 the Mail Online reported "An emotional Peter Mandelson has hit back at criticism of him for buying a £2.4million Regency villa after his mother left him nearly £500,000 in her will." We wonder what that property is worth now?
Sack Blair campaign and the Killing of Tony Blair
GQ has a laugh naming Tony Blair philanthropist of the year
Confused? Well hopefully not too much so. Here are some more phrases which you may find entertaining. Having tried to stay clear of expletives or words that some may find offensive, this cannot be guaranteed.
In order to cope with modern day life new cockney phrases are being created all the time. Even the old phrases are adapted at times. It is quite common for a couple of Cockney rhyming slang words or phrases to be strung together. Take for example:
Archer = £2000
Bag of Sand = £1000
Grand = £1000
Monkey = £500
Ton = £100
Carpet = £30
Pony = £25
Macaroni = £25
Apple Core = £20
Score = £20
Speckled Hen = £10
Uncle Ben = £10
Nigel Ben = £10
Paul McKenna = £10
Ayrton (Senna) = Tenner = £10
Lady (Godiva) = Fiver = £5
Taxi Driver = Fiver = £5
Nicker or Quid = £1
Ten Bob Bit = 50p piece
Oxford = 5 shillings
Lord of the Manor = Tanner (sixpence)
Tanner = sixpence
Some of the coins are no longer valid. Decimalisation changed the face of British currency forever. However most of the note denominations still exist.
These days the term cockney is often used about anyone living in London, which is strictly speaking not true. If you visit our capital city though try not to bandy about cockney rhyming slang unless you are confident of the company you are keeping.
This is a classic 'where but the UK' story.
You work nights for supermarket giant Asda on the shop floor. You work there for more than 11 years and the pay is relatively good but stresses take their toll and 10 months before you are due to retire you walk out of your job following a silly session.
You decide you cannot take any more and for the sake of your health unceremoniously leave.
You are not sure if you are due any pay but also expect you may have taken more holiday days than you are entitled to when you leave in late December. Two weeks into January you receive the letter shown in this report telling you that you owe Asda £4348.00 and must pay up within the next 7 days!
Asda night-rate of pay may not be bad but it is not that good!
So you set about finding out what is happening and need to utilise any Sherlock Holmes' skills you or rather your wife has.
The telephone number on the letter proves pointless.
All you get is something like your call will be dealt with next and nerve stretching music in between these untrue messages. As you quickly realise your phone bill will go through the roof holding on to this out of town number you try a different approach.
Surely the store where you worked will be able to help?
Well yes, partly.
You are told that they have contacted the people who work out Asda payments and the figure is wrong but you must ring the other number until you get through to sort the issue out.
As you feel your nerves getting rattled the tone of your voice begins to show the strain. While you remain polite and upbeat your anger is plain for all to hear.
During these calls you are told that a solicitor, turns out it is a collection service, deals with Asda outstanding monies, however that does not reassure but rather causes worry.
But your Sherlock Holmes genes noted that the firm Ceridian were mentioned along the way.
As finding another Asda contact number online was hopeless Ceridian receive your by now irate call.
Bingo! You speak to a sensible person who listens, explains and promises a call back.
Was it the fact that contacting the mainstream media was mentioned or the fact that the couple involved are aged 60 plus?
Whatever the reason the person we reached explained that staff were at a meeting or training but that as soon as possible she would get someone to ring back. She took all the details and by the time a person called back the issue was resolved.
It seems the decimal point was placed wrongly and the amount owing was actually £43.48.
But we also learned that the man at the heart of this affair was owed some pay when he left. It was a small amount and the outstanding holiday pay was taken from this. The £43.48 was a leftover amount.
As he has received no final pay slip how would he have known any of this?
So the advice to huge company Asda is get your facts straight and work on your administration.
We can all make mistakes but such errors can cause ill health and more especially when the person involved is a senior citizen.
Free speech and Asda or the lack of it
Do you think calling your place of work a shite factory when you are cross is that bad? Is swearing about a boss, from the safe-haven of your home, without naming him or her, harassment; should it jeopardise your employment after 11 years?
Maybe if you are rapidly approaching retirement and no longer wanted?
Still this report is posted using my right-to-offend.
David Icke forum has a complaint dating back to 2009
As a journalist and author, Hasan is the co-author of a biography of Ed Miliband and the political editor of the UK version of The Huffington Post. His ethnic roots are British Indian and he is the presenter of Al Jazeera English shows The Café and Head to Head.
In 2015, Hasan will move to Washington DC to work full time for Al Jazeera; America's gain is the UK's loss.
BBC Question Time is on air on BBC1 Thursdays a little after 10.30 pm. You can apply to be in the audience of the show. It continues on radio in extra time and is repeated on another BBC channel at the weekend.
It is not on air during the Christmas period and similar times during the year.
"Under the new approach, families where one parent earns between £50,000 and £60,000 will have their benefit reduced on a sliding scale, and will only lose the benefit entirely when earning over £60,000" The change will cost families with three children and at least one parent earning more than £60,000 about £2,450 a year - the equivalent of a £4,000 pay cut." Administration costs will be higher.
Well sorry but this blogger's heart is not bleeding for those who will lose out. When people are having their often paltry incomes cut to the bone it does not trouble me that people who have an income of at least £50,000 may lose child benefit.
The current levels of CB are:
Child benefit currently stands at £20.30 a week for the first child and £13.40 for each child after that.
Already it has been pointed out that a married couple who both earn £48,000 a year will not see any reduction in CB. That is nonsense and a slap in the face for those who already live on a pittance and face more income cuts.
The best is yet to come though.
Now it seems that this proposed CB change may face legal challenges. In fact the Condems have been warned that this was a possibility for some time. This is why we wonder if all along that is not what was hoped. A cunning plan!
However as we have already said they are stupid and perhaps that would be a much too clever plan for them.
What may happen is that the changes could break "European Laws". That has never stopped a Tory government before, has it? Migrant workers in the UK could receive a more beneficial child benefit payment through their own country's Social security plans. This could mean that British workers are unfairly discriminated against.
The changes come into effect in January 2013. Some people are expected to up their pension contributions to avoid a loss of CB or income. The change will go back to the pre Thatcher days when Child Benefit was in effect means tested by taxes.
What really makes you want to throw up is the fact that failed former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith is introducing a universal credit. This will abolish many of the familiar but meager unemployment benefits. It will be introduced in October 2013. Smith has said that the Universal Credit "will help millions of people by making them better off in work than on benefits".
You want to bet? Watch out for the abolition of the long fought for minimum wage. This will have to follow in order for these diabolical plans to work. The Condems are systematically putting working people's rights and standard's of living back decades, if not centuries.
So does my heart bleed that those earning a good wage may lose Child benefit? Does it Hell.
In many ways we may have less leisure time but we definitely know how to fill what we have. Gym membership, swimming, the theatre, technology, jogging and sports clubs are just a few of the leisure activities that we enjoy.
So, what does all of this mean to our lives?
In most cases it means that we grab fast foods as we dash out of the door and eat whilst we are busy, working or playing. Leisurely meals around the home table are few and far between these days. Quick microwave, or take-away, food has become a big part of our eating regime. Too big a part, many health professionals would say. The trouble is that much of this fast food is high in fats and sugars but low in nutrients.
So if a sensible diet is hard to follow these days how can we stay healthy?
Well one of the best ways to ensure that we receive all of the vital nutrients, our bodies need, is to regularly take vitamin supplements.
So, do they work and, if so, how?
Our bodies need vitamins in order to function properly. Each reaction by your body will have needed a vitamin. Currently it is thought that we need at least 13 vitamins. These are:-
These vitamins all have distinct roles to play in your body. They can be ingested from food but many people find that the most convenient way to get vitamins into their bodies is by a vitamin supplement.
The jury is still out on just how useful a vitamin supplement can be but, generally, such supplements are felt to be a good idea. Some vitamins are stored in the body but others need to be used immediately.
Vitamin A is needed in order to maintain good eyesight. This vitamin is stored in the body and so caution needs to be exercised. Too much vitamin A can be harmful. Taking the recommended dose of Vitamin A though will aid growth, eyesight, appetite and taste.
The B group of vitamins.
This group of vitamins are especially useful, and needed, for a variety of reasons. Vitamin B1 helps maintain healthy growth, your muscles, digestion and your heart. Vitamin B2 has some similar functions but also helps your hair, skin and nails stay in good condition. As B12 helps the production of red blood cells it can be very useful for maintaining a woman's health. A, B Complex vitamin supplement, may be just what you need if you are young, female and feeling a little run down.
Most of us are fully aware that Vitamin C can help stave off some infections. If you smoke your Vitamin C level will soon be depleted. Quitting smoking is the best option but, if you can't, make sure that you top up your Vitamin C with a good supplement. A severe lack of Vitamin C may also lead to scurvy, which affects the skin.
Strong and healthy, teeth and bones, need Vitamin D. In the past shortages of Vitamin D have caused Rickets in children. Thankfully this is rare these days.
Oxidants are recognised as harmful to our health. Vitamin E has good anti-oxidant properties. It will help a body fight any toxins which may attack it.
Pregnant ladies these days know the importance of Folic Acid. It is vital that pregnant women receive enough Folic Acid in the first three months of their pregnancy. Without enough Folic Acid it is possible that the baby will have Spina Bifida or a Cleft Palate.
Minerals also have a role to play in good health. Calcium helps keep teeth and bones healthy and strong. Working with Vitamin D, calcium completes the picture for strong bones.
Iron's primary role is red blood cell production. However it plays a part in the production of white blood cells, our immune system and the working of our muscles.
Magnesium and Zinc are the last two in the list of main minerals. Magnesium helps our bodies to receive energy from food. The conversion process of food to energy needs magnesium to work well. Zinc aids our immune system and helps with various processes, such as the breakdown of fat and protein.
The necessary vitamins and minerals from food
In an ideal world our vitamin and mineral needs should be satisfied by what we eat. In reality this may not be the case. Apart from our lifestyle in the 21st Century there may be other reasons.
Bright sunny weather can supply Vitamin D but we are not all lucky enough to enjoy such weather frequently. Getting out and about outdoors, as much as possible, may help even in Winter. It could be cold out there but the sun may be shining.
Weighing up the cost of vitamin supplements against the cost of food, you will probably find that the supplements are more cost effective. Vitamins are available from many suppliers and they are often competitively priced. Check the expiry date though, to ensure that the vitamin supplement is not cheap because it is past its useful date.
Fresh food will offer the best food source of Vitamins and minerals. However, it is often hard to discern just how fresh, food on sale is. Bread may have been frozen for a period of time, before being put on the supermarket shelves and sold. With fruit and vegetables, the quicker they are out of the ground and on to your plate the better. If fruit and vegetables have been languishing in a supermarket for days, vital nutrients will have been lost.
Even the way that fresh food is prepared and cooked can mean that vital vitamins and minerals are lost. Food needs to be cooked for the minimum period of time. Skins need to be thinly removed and the food should be sliced or chopped as little as possible.
Bearing all of this in mind it is easy to understand why many people rely on receiving the vitamins they need from a food supplement. As long as the supplement is:
-From a reputable source.
-Taken with a drink and food.
Follow the above advice and the supplement will work as expected and desired.
Vitamin supplements should never be taken on an empty stomach, with just a drink. If they are many will be simply urinated away. It is best to take your supplement with a little food.
Now you know a little more about Vitamins do you need a supplement?
In the cold winter months a good all round vitamin supplement can mean the difference between a winter full of coughs and colds, or a healthy, enjoyable time. Looking at the long view such a supplement should also strengthen your bones and teeth, which will ensure that you keep healthy in the years to come.
Having looked at some of the vitamins, that we need daily, and their uses it is easy to assess just how important vitamins are to us. Our sight, size, condition, strength, agility, mental ability, digestion, thought processes and general well being all rely on the vitamins that we have in our bodies. Not all of these vitamins are needed in huge amounts but all vitamins have a significant role to play in our good health.
When you consider all of this, the price of a vitamin supplements seems negligible, doesn't it? Once you get into the habit of taking daily vitamin supplements you should find that this easy practice brings huge rewards to your health.
(C) E Kersey aka ethel smith
Based in Yorkshire, in the middle of the UK, almost, this blogger offers her own unique perspective on life in GB