Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Her Highness Addresses The Lower Orders

Heh. I'm so old I remember when Labour was against the hereditary principle.

Not to give aid & comfort to the enemy, but someone should tell them that's not what people mean when they talk about 'family values'.

What really pushes it over the top is her playing the victim card. She faced derogatory comments at Oxford, see. Much like those other 18 year old kids, who faced derogatory comments except in Afghanistan. Also: mortar fire, but they were men so they were oppressors and Princesss Emily is a victim, even while she scores a bundle of cash doing a job in the City, just like Nye Bevan before her.

Her life's a Bruce Springsteen song, I tells you.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Conspiracy Nuts FTW!

Who'd have thunk it? A former 'impartial civil servant' turns out to be a pal of Red Ed and a wannabe member of the Labour Parachute Club, looking forward to representing the people of [fill in the blank].

Actually, just about everyone could have predicted it. This was the guy who sat on the investigations into jihadist grooming gangs but flooded the zone for phone hacking. Just about the only people trying to deny the existence of the Big Red Elephant in the room where the Certified Super Genii at Tory HQ.

These are the guys that assured us that Komrade Keir and the rest were jus' folks, good honest hard working public servants and anyone who said otherwise was some crazed 1980s throwback jibbering about the something called the 'culture war'.

Now we know the truth. Yes, Cast Iron Dave did leave an off the scale lefty in charge of prosecutions even as the Great British Public rejected everything Starmer stands for. The Right was right, and the only 'bumpkins' were all the soi dissant sophisticates who believed the Nu Tory Party was about anything other than ideological surrender.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Well Played, Sir!

Google has started to adjust to the European Court's bonkers 'right to be forgotten' decision and the first high profile case turns out to be.... a top banker forced out after the crash.

What are the odds, huh?

Of course, this is one for the 'why don't more people do this' file? Make the left own their stupidity. Google are doing exactly what they were told to do and this guy's just using the right the Court conjured up of thin air. This is what the decision means: you can live the life of Reilly then when it all goes horribly wrong you can demand no one is allowed to talk about it.

All of which is by way of saying that if it's only a few right-wing whack jobs who could possibly object to all this, how come liberals need to get their mates on the bench to force it through instead of anyone we can vote out?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Extreme Extremists (Non-UKIP Edition)

Last Thursday was not only the high point of the legacy parties' whining about the supposed extremism of UKIP, it was also the first anniversary of this.

If David Cameron had devoted half as much energy to denouncing those guys as he did to calling UKIPers fascists, there probably wouldn't have been a UKIP surge to get all foot stampey about in the first place.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


With the polls due to open in a few hours, it looks like being a straight up UKIP vs FSA fight. That's FSA as in the 'Free...Stuff Army'.

Yeah, 'Stuff', that's it.

Despite the heroic efforts of White Dee and the rest of Benefits Street, they're no match for the professionals. Literally professionals, as in all the living dead making a comfortable middle class living off of jobs with titles like Eco Justice Gay Cycling Coordinator. Lump together the salary, gold plated pension and other benefits and it's no wonder they've put aside their petty differences - and principles - to come together and defend their fundamental human right to keep their hands in the public's pocket.

Consider their twin kings aka the Two Chrises. On the right, sort of, there's Chris Patton, last elected in 1987 (and de-elected in 1992), but you can't keep a bad man down and so he's been binging at the trough ever since. From the People's Party, there's Chris Smith, Islington-based theatre aficionado and so therefore the obvious choice to run the Environment Agency.

Tory Chris's stint with the BBC's Board of Governance will best be remembered for the complete collapse of anything resembling actual governance, even to the point of people leaving with massive payoffs and no record of who authorised them. Meanwhile, Labour Chris sunk Somerset. Then again, who cares? The FSA is all about having the right attitudes, actual achievement is purely optional.

Say what you like about The Smartest PM Ever, and I usually do, but at least he understands his target market. Hold up a paper hastag? Sure, why not? Actually, doing stuff would mean taking a position, making moral judgements - you know, crazy UKIP talk. If there's one thing that links Cameron, the FSA and White Dee, it's the certainty that work is for chumps.