My Piece In Today’s Far-Right Guardian, In Which I Explain Why Marching Against Literally Everything That Is Wrong – i.e. Hard-Right – In This World, And Indeed Elsewhere, Is The Right [Groan! – J.C.] Thing To Do, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And here’s the piece I wrote in response to Carmen Fishwick’s [Who on earth is she, Lefty? – J.C. Oh Jeremy! Literally everybody’s heard of Karen Fisher! Where have you literally been?!L.] very heart-warming piece in today’s Far-Right Guardian about the need for literally everyone to protest about literally everything, by dint of going on Protest Marches against this totally unelected Tory Government, which has viciously banned them, which is the reason why there are all the riots in France, which are just another Far-Right LIE made up by the Murdoch-Controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. Our BBC, whose coverage of these non-existent riots is a totally sickening neoliberal disgrace!

As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, together with any replies, is provided below the piece.

You won’t feel alone if you go to a protest on your own

Well said, Carmen.

I daresay that people who have read my posts here, and on the Far-Right Twitter, will not be surprised to hear that I have been marching against such “isms” as Fascism, racism, sexism, Trumpism, anti-EUism and Thatcherism since – literally – before I was born, and indeed even earlier than that.

Indeed, I have now totally abandoned that entirely bourgeois and neoliberal activity, “walking” altogether, in favour of marching. I now march to the shops, march upstairs, march to the kitchen, march to the toilet … you name it, I – literally – march to it! All the while, of course, I hold up whatever seem to be the most appropriate placard for the situation: for instance, “Trump Hates Hope” is my particular favourite for when marching to the shops, although unfortunately I have several times been a victim of a Hate Incident whilst engaging in this particular activity, e.g. the woman outside Aldi’s this morning who gave me a funny look while I was shouting “Evil Tory scum!” at her.

Satisfying, friends!

There is something deeply satisfying about marching, friends. Even if I am not always totally – or even at all – in agreement with the particular aim of the march in question, it is always immensely cheering to know that one is protesting against the vicious injustices of this so-called world – which Thatcher totally destroyed – and indeed elsewhere. Above all, marching is a marvellously effective way of letting other people know that one is a deeply concerned, compassionate and above all caring individual.

No need for friends, friends!

And as Carmen says, there is really no need to worry if one’s friends do not attend these marches as well. Indeed, I would go further. So-called “friends” are generally a neoliberal nuisance; they are people who seem to take a perverse, not to say reactionary, delight in quibbling with the views of Progressive people, e.g. me. Fortunately, though, for some reason which admittedly completely eludes me, most of us on the Progressive Left are not encumbered with too many of these troublesome people; and in any case, the only true friends one can have are those enlightened people who are broad-minded enough to agree with Progressive opinions. And, thankfully, there is no shortage of such people on Our Protest Marches, which, due to Tory Austerity etc. seem, hearteningly, to be becoming more and more popular.

So, friends, be of good cheer! Protest marches are – literally – here to stay! And as long as we are suffering under the yoke of this totally unelected Tory Government, Hard-Right Brexit and Far-Right Trumpery, those of us on the Progressive Left (and there are still quite a few of us, friends, despite the tragically premature passing of Our Fidel, the People’s Dictator) will continue to be – literally – revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/20/protest-on-your-own-stop-trump-unity-camaraderie#comment-93533851

Lefty’s Sunday Selection of Tweets, 12th-19th February; Plus Saveed Miliband’s Short Piece In Today’s Guardian, In Which He Totally Condemns This Literally Fascist Government For Literally Banning Smokers From Giving Up Their Habit, Due To Hard-Right Tory Austerity, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And today, as a special treat [Ha!J.C.], in addition to my usual round-up of last week’s tweets, I am copying my good friend Saveed’s passionate tirade re this vicious Tory Government’s ban on allowing smokers to give up their habit, which appeared in the Far-Right Guardian this morning! So, I shall start with that, along with the usual link to the original article and comment provided below:

Smokers trying to quit hit by postcode lottery as GPs ration help

Friends! So now this totally unelected Tory Government is choosing, cold-bloodedly and with malice aforethought, to murder victims of a habit which was literally foisted upon them against their will!

So – never let this be forgotten, friends – tonight, thanks to this literally Fascist Government, literally millions of smokers will go to bed, cold, hungry and poor, having been literally forced to choose between heating and eating – and all because the Tories are viciously refusing to allow them to give up their smoking habit.

And STILL Hard-Right elements claim to wonder why those of us on the Progressive Left are – literally – revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/19/smokers-who-want-to-quit-hit-by-postcode-lottery#comment-93450359

And here are last week’s tweets:

Sunday 12th February

Monday 13th February

Tuesday 14th February (Hard-Right Valentine’s Day)

Wednesday 15th February

Thursday 16th February

Thanks to Friend MikeofLondon for kind permission to reproduce his tweet:

Friday 17th February

Saturday 18th February

Sunday 19th February

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Let us sing together, friends!

Friends, I – literally – feel a song coming on! And as I’m sure you’re all as literally thrilled as I am that Our Tony (formerly the widely-hated  Far-Right Red Tory War Criminal Bliar) has now – literally –  lent his support to Our Remain Campaign, I have adapted my chorus of the Red Flag as a special tribute to him. [I really can’t believe this, Lefty – you treacherous snake, you!J.C. Well, Jeremy, I’m sorry to say that you’ve literally brought this upon yourself, by not supporting Our EU enthusiastically enough! Do you know, I sometimes even wonder if you’re truly committed to Our EU at all! L. No comment!J.C.]

Who’s going to play the organ today? Friend Ron, could you just drag yourself away from Friend Dave and his socialist pie-making activities in the southern Principality for literally just one second, and – literally – lend a hand here?  Thanks! All together now:

So raise the scarlet standard high, whilst supporting Our Tony all the time,
Beneath its shade we’ll live and die, and let Our House Of Lords decide,
Though Kippers flinch, and  anti-Our EU traitors predictably sneer,
We’ll totally smash the evil Leaver scum, and keep Our EU Flag flying here!

Today’s Guardian Piece, In Which I Literally Wade In To The Mass Debate That We On The Progressive Left Are Having Over Tony Blair’s Intervention In Support Of Our EU; My Conclusion May Be Literally Surprising To Some Of You, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And here is my contribution to the mass debate [Sic!J.C. Oh Jeremy! Please don’t use bourgeois Latinisms, which may confuse those readers who, unlike you, did not enjoy the benefit of a Fascist private-school education!L.] that’s going on in the Far-Right Guardian regarding the intervention by the hated Red Tory Traitor Blair – Our Tony – on the literally burning topic of Our EU!

As usual, I have provided a link to the original article and my comment, together with any replies to it, below my piece. Literally eagle-eyed readers may spot a couple of small changes in this version compared with the original: one is the insertion of my literally favourite word at a place where it was literally needed; the other is a correction – I was worried that the Guardian would viciously close comments before I could post the piece, so was not as careful in checking my piece as I should have been. (I blame Thatcher.) Anyway, here it is, friends:

Tony Blair: debilitated Labour is facilitating a disastrous Brexit

Friends! The intervention of the widely-hated war criminal, the Far-Right Red Tory Traitor Bliar, into the mass debate on Our EU does, it must be conceded, present those of us on the Progressive Left with a bit of a dilemma.

As literally everyone knows, the hated Bliar was the most hated Prime Minister since the hated Thatcher, as proved by the fact that he only managed to win three General Elections before being forced out by the sheer weight of public opinion, i.e. Our Gordon, who abolished Boom and Bust until the Banksters, along with that bigoted woman, Mrs Duffy, predictably wrecked everything, which literally nobody could have predicted, least of all Our Gordon, who after all was only in charge of the British economy at the time.

And since then, Blair has done nothing but undermine all his successors, claiming – ludicrously – that they’re all “losers”, even though, as we all know, the only reason they didn’t win was because they were all far too Right-wing for the British people, causing literally millions of Labour supporters to cast their votes for the Tories and UKIP in protest.

Furthermore, since leaving office, Mr Blair has done little but make literally obscene sums of money for himself – hardly appropriate for a former leader of the People’s Party.

But – and I say this with a literally heavy heart – on the subject of Our EU, it has to be conceded that Mr Tony Blair is absolutely right. [“Right’s” the correct word, Saveed! J.C. Shhh, Jeremy!S.]

Tony Blair has courageously pointed out the indisputable fact that Brexit will be an utter disaster that will literally devastate Britain – which Thatcher totally destroyed – and it should therefore be avoided at all costs.

And so, friends, those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are still quite a few of us, despite a few setbacks in the past few months, e.g. the tragically premature passing of Our Fidel, the People’s Dictator – should all now rally behind Tony’s clarion call to “rise up in defence of what we believe”, and totally smash Hard-Right Brexit, which literally nobody wants, apart from a tiny handful of 17,410,742 Far-Right bigots and racists, who (a) represent absolutely nobody but themselves, (b) literally didn’t know what they were voting for, and (c) in any case were literally deceived by the firm promise, inscribed on the side of a distinctly reactionary omnibus, of £350 billion/day extra for Our NHS – yet another vicious Leave Camp LIE!

So, friends, with our new hero Our Tony – The Remainers’ Champion – at the helm, we on the Progressive Left will be, and will forever remain [Groan!J.C.], at least as far as Our EU is concerned – literally – revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/17/tony-blair-debilitated-labour-is-facilitating-a-disastrous-brexit#comment-93409393

Part Two of Saveed Miliband’s Old Guardian Pieces, Friends! Comments On: Why We On The Progressive Left Must Defend The Far-Right BBC; The Need For Labour To Ditch The Hard-Red Tory Traitors; And Labour’s Literally Stunning Victory In The Oldham West By-Election!

Hello, friends.

And a – literally – very warm welcome to you all, for the second part of my round-up of my Saveed Miliband pieces in the Far-Right Guardian.

The three pieces today all come from December 2015 and cover, respectively, the Hard-Right BBC; the need for Labour to rid itself of all the Far-Right Red Tory Traitors in its ranks; and Labour’s – literally – stunning by-election victory in that notoriously solid Tory seat, Oldham West.

As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.

 

Strictly Come Dancing is a success story that could only work at the BBC (article by Jonathan Freedland, 18.12.15)

Well said, Mr Freedland.

The BBC is now one of the few bulwarks left in this country against fascist, racist neoliberalism, and as such should be defended by all Socialists.

The Licence Fee, by charging everyone exactly the same (with only a small increase for those who choose not to pay a year’s worth at a go) is an example of true Socialism in action. No wonder Right-wingers want to abolish it, as part of their evil plan to inflict hardship and austerity on the most vulnerable people in our society.

Only Tory Trolls, Ukippers, n’er do wells and deeply reactionary, subversive trouble-makers could possibly object to paying such a tiny amount for quality shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Snog, Marry, Avoid. And how could our youngsters possibly grow up as rounded, socially-aware adults without CBBC?

I personally would be prepared to pay double the current level of the Licence Fee for Strictly Come Dancing alone!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/18/strictly-come-dancing-bbc-john-whittingdale#comment-65360596

 

Labour party may need to split to survive, says key ex-Blair adviser (report in the Observer, 20.12.15)

The sooner Labour splits, the better.

Once we have purged our Great Movement of all the lickspittle Red Tories – those racist, fascist neoliberals who have rendered Labour unelectable by dragging it to the Far Right – then there will be a great opportunity for true Socialists to build a truly Progressive Alliance.

What we need is to work together with other progressive elements – Greens, feminists, gays, Communists, Trotskyists, students, refugees, the unemployed and victims of Austerity and the widely-hated Bedroom Tax, along with our friends in Hamas, Hezbollah, Sinn Fein and Isis – to achieve a truly Socialist Britain: the Venezuela of Europe, no less!

In order to achieve the kinder, gentler Socialism that the overwhelming majority of people in Britain desire, it will be essential to smash all forms of intolerance, whether it be racism, fascism, support for the Bedroom Tax and Austerity or neoliberalism. Any supporters of such vile policies will be quickly dealt with, in a fully democratic and accountable fashion, of course.

Of course, the 1% and the Banksters, together with the Bullingdon Bully Boys and Red Tory Traitors e.g. Hilary Benn and Angela Eagle, will fight us all the way, aided and abetted by the extreme Right-wing media, e.g. the Guardian and the BBC.

But we, my friends, have the numbers! Led by our widely loved and respected, charismatic and popular Leader, Our Jeremy, flanked by working-class heroes and tribunes of the people like Seumas Milne, Billy Bragg and Charlotte Church and backed by overwhelming numbers of students and other members of the working class, e.g. the unemployed, we can move confidently forward to a truly memorable landslide victory in 2020.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/dec/20/labour-could-split-to-survive-says-peter-hyman#comment-65411137

 

A hundred days in, Corbyn has shown he is no Dave Spart. But what now? (article by Hugh Muir, 21.12.15)

The Tories are absolutely terrified of Jeremy Corbyn, and they are right to be so.

Labour’s recent landslide victory in the highly-marginal Oldham seat says it all. For those naysayers and moaning minnies who claim that Our Jeremy is not an election-winner, here are the key figures:

Tories: 2596 votes
UKIP: 6487 votes
Labour: 17209 votes

Now, my analysis of these figures, which only the dimmest Tories, Kippers and assorted n’er do well’s would dispute, shows that if this result were reproduced at the next election in all 600 seats, Labour would win by the biggest landslide in history.

OK, OK … I know that the results may not be quite so favourable in 2020. Jeremy is enjoying his honeymoon period as Labour Leader, and it’s unlikely that his current extreme level of popularity can be maintained, especially with the Right-wing media (e.g. the Guardian and the BBC) constantly attempting to smear Jeremy by quoting speeches which were made several years ago, and which in any case have been totally taken out of context.

But after years of Austerity, Food Banks, the Bedroom Tax and fascist, racist neoliberalism, who can seriously doubt that in May 2020 there’s going to be a landslide?

In my updated version of my favourite song:

“Though the 1% flinch and Red Tory scum and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.”

(NB: This piece was later adapted and expanded in to a blog: Political Analysis: Why Is Our Jeremy So Popular?, and which can be found here.  This post also marks the first-ever appearance of my adaptation of the Red Flag chorus, which I later expanded and which now often features as the closing song for the Blog).

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/21/a-hundred-days-in-corbyn-has-shown-he-is-no-dave-spart-but-what-now#comment-65470905

Today’s Guardian Piece, In Which I – Literally – Come Out In Full Support Of Our Archbishop Of Canterbury’s Opposition To Vicious Hard-Right Brexit, Which As He Correctly States, Is Literally Sheer, Unmitigated Fascism, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And a – literally – very happy Hard-Right Valentine’s Day to you all! Let’s hope we can all – literally – massacre [Groan!J.C. Oh hello, Jeremy! How’s that Shadow Cabinet reshuffle going, by the way? Have you managed to find out who any of these people that you must sack actually are, yet? L. No comment! J.C.] all the Hard-Right elements who are literally destroying this world, and indeed elsewhere, with their literally vicious neoliberalism!

Hope you’ll all enjoy this – if I may say so – rather thoughtful piece I wrote in the Far-Right Guardian this morning, in support of Our Archbishop of Canterbury. I guess you could say I wrote it Justin time [Groan!J.C.] for publication! (Not a bad little joke there eh, friends! And to think that Hard-Right elements claim that we on the Progressive Left have no sense of humour!).

Anyway, here it is, friends. As ever, there’s a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, provided below the piece.

 

Archbishop of Canterbury suggests Brexit ‘in fascist tradition’

Friends! Not for the first time, Our Archbishop of Canterbury has – literally – hit the nail on the head, although sadly, as happens all too often, he has rather spoiled his comment with the sort of understatement that we have come to expect from him.

The vote for Brexit last year was, it hardly need be said, a typical display of Fascism, with a tiny handful of 17,410,742 Hard-Right bigots and racists – who, let it never be forgotten, represented absolutely nobody but themselves – viciously voting against Our EU, because they (a) literally didn’t know what they were voting for, and (b) had been totally taken in by the flagrant LIES of the Leave Camp, i.e. £350 billion/day for Our NHS to be paid from 24.6.16 onwards, which as we all now know was a great fat LIE!

And if anyone doubts that this was sheer, unmitigated Fascism, just consider this. Despite Our Petition, which contained several million signatures from all over the world, and indeed elsewhere, this totally unelected Tory Government has rejected the idea of a Second Referendum, which after all is one of the most longstanding and indeed sacred traditions of Our EU for those all-too-frequent occasions when a first Referendum has delivered the incorrect result.

Puzzled, friends!

One thing puzzles me, friends. Given that Our Justin clearly speaks for us, The 48% – which, let it never be forgotten, is a clear majority in all but the mathematical sense – why is it that the Church of England suffers from “declining numbers”? Or is this just a typical smear from the Far-Right Guardian?

I guess the answer has to be that (like Our Labour Party), the problem is to do with the politics of the Church of England. 

They are, quite simply, not nearly Left-wing enough, friends! I sometimes hear, disturbingly, comments from senior Churchmen about strange, Fascistic concepts like the Hard-Right so-called “God”, who is a deeply patriarchal, sexist – dare I say? Yes, I do – Fascist character, who is no more elected than this totally unelected Tory Government, and yet who seems to think that He can just – literally – throw His weight about.

Given that He doesn’t even exist, this is pretty appalling stuff, friends! I do hope that in future, the Archbishop, and indeed the CoE, will steer completely clear of all this “religious” nonsense, and instead stick to the really important subjects: namely, how to (a) prevent Hard-Right Brexit, which literally nobody wants, (b) overthrow Trump, who as we all now know literally stole the election from Our Hillary, and (c) make sure that this totally unelected Tory Government is totally unelected as quickly as possible.

That, friends, would surely be the right – or should I say, Left [Groan!J.C. Oh Jeremy! You’re going to confuse Far-Right Guardian readers with another J.C.!S.] – thing for the Church of England to do.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/13/archbishop-suggests-brexit-fascist-tradition#comment-93156599

My Piece In Today’s Guardian, In Which I Fully Support Zoe Williams’ Passionate Attack On The – Literally – Fascist “Daily Fail”, Which Has Now Picked On One Of The Weakest And Most Vulnerable Members Of Our Society – Which, Never Let It Be Forgotten, Friends, Thatcher Totally Destroyed – Who Cannot Even Answer Back, Namely Our Gary, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And I am pleased to bring you – literally hot off the press! – my latest piece in the Far-Right Guardian, in which I fully support Our Zoe’s passionate defence of Our Gary against the viciously Fascistic “Daily Heil”, as one of the comments in reply to my piece wittily calls it. Must admit, I feel slightly ashamed I didn’t think of that particular name for it, friends! But it is Monday, when some of us actually have to go to work; although naturally that doesn’t include me, fortunately.

Anyway, without further ado, here it is. As ever, I have provided a link to the original article and my comment, together with replies to it, below my piece.

Then the Daily Mail came for Gary Lineker, and we said: ‘Enough!’ – Zoe Williams

Well said, Zoe.

As you imply, this vicious attack by the literally Fascist Daily Fail on Our Gary – who, after all, is quite unable to answer back – is reminiscent of Hitler at his very worst; and indeed quite possibly worse. After all, even Hitler did not stoop so low as to attack sports television presenters, even ones with views that were reasonably progressive, like Gary’s. I guess it must be all the vulnerable refugee children that Gary is looking after in his own home that makes the Fascist Daily Fail so angry, since as we all know, they have a visceral hatred for vulnerable refugees, matched only by their vile contempt for those who, like Gary, are generous enough to take care of them.

But let us be of good cheer, friends! As we all know, the Fascist Daily Fail is the most widely-despised and hated so-called newspaper in the world, and indeed elsewhere! Thank God literally nobody reads that Far-Right racist rag any more, apart from a few million bigoted people who’ve been totally brainwashed by its predictable LIES!

One thing does puzzle me, however. Given that the Fascist Fail – so-called because it’s literally Fascist, as well as literally failing – is so hated, how has it managed to keep going? Some people have even alleged that it has a bigger circulation than the (admittedly, Far-Right) Guardian. This is surely not possible, or at any rate, shouldn’t be.

But here’s a comforting thought. Those few remaining readers of the Fascist Fail are doubtless mainly comprised of that tiny handful of 17,410,742 Hard-Right bigoted racists who viciously voted against Our EU last June, and who – let it never be forgotten, friends – represent absolutely nobody but themselves.

And the good news is that, according to figures I have recently obtained from a highly respected and objective expert on demographics, i.e. myself, most of these 17,410,742 Fascists are – in addition to possessing no academic qualifications worth speaking of, along with a remarkably blinkered and hateful view of their fellow human beings – actually very old indeed. Indeed, figures I have just made up show that at least half of them have died since June 23rd, and the rest should, with a little help from Our NHS, be gone before this year is out.

Which means, friends, that the Fascist Fail will – literally – pass away with them! And a Second Referendum on Our EU (who says we on the Progressive Left “are against Referendums” eh? Not when it’s a Second Referendum, we’re not!) should be a – literally – walkover for the Remain Camp!

So, friends, stay strong! Fascism, racism and just about every other kind of ism, are shortly to be consigned in to the Far-Right dustbin of history, along with the narrow-minded hatred, bigotry and above all sheer small-minded nastiness that is as prevalent amongst the Right as it is absent amongst those of us on the Progressive Left, whose tolerance, good grace, unfailing humour and sense of perspective are as notable as our self-awareness, lack of projection and, above all, modesty.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/13/daily-mail-gary-lineker#comment-93085561

Lefty’s Sunday Selection Of Best Tweets [Ha! They’re A Load Of Tat! – J.C. Oh Jeremy! Can You Never Say Anything Nice About My Blogs? – L. No. – J.C.], 5th-12th February

Hello, friends.

And it’s been rather a depressing week, hasn’t it? The Third Reading of the vicious Brexit Bill has gone through the House of Commons; and despite non-stop Mass Marches against him – many held, and attended, by myself –  the widely-hated Trump is still viciously occupying the White House.

But here’s a comforting thought for you all:

There’s at least as good a chance that we on the Progressive Left can prevent Brexit as there is of us defeating Trump. So – literally – don’t despair, friends!

Anyway, on that cheering note, here are last week’s tweets:

Sunday 5th February

Monday 6th February

Tuesday 7th February

Wednesday 8th February

Thanks to Friend DiscoDroid for kind permission to reproduce these 2 tweets:

Thursday 9th February

Thanks to Friend DiscoDroid for kind permission to reproduce this tweet:

Friday 10th February

Saturday 11th February

The 10 Perils of Brexit tweets collected together in a post on Guido Fawkes:

Sunday 12th February

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Let us sing together, friends!

And, friends, since for various reasons connected with Brexit and Trump, we haven’t had a little sing-song together for what seems like literally forever, let us have one today!

I am hoping that this Blog’s favourite BTL commenter, Friend Singer Under Bridges will – literally – conduct the choir today, so as to avoid a SUB [Groan! J.C. Oh Jeremy! I really thought that wasn’t a bad little pun!L. It wasn’t bad, Lefty – it was atrocious!J.C.] standard performance – thanks, Singer! And Diane’s apparently recovered sufficiently from her migraine to play the organ – thanks, Diane!

Let’s support Our EU in our song today, OK?  (All is not literally lost! Our House of Lords may yet rescue us!)  All together now, friends:

So raise the scarlet standard high, whilst supporting Our EU all the time,
Beneath its shade we’ll live and die, and let Our House Of Lords decide,
Though Kippers flinch, and  anti-Our EU traitors predictably sneer,
We’ll totally smash the evil Leaver scum, and keep Our EU Flag flying here!

 

 

Some Of My – Literally – Greatest Hits [Ha! – J.C.] From The Far-Right Guardian, Friends! Part One: Pieces From December 2015 On The Hard-Right “Question Time”; Left-Wing Humour; Why The Progressive Left Must Defend Our EU; Terrifying Man-Made Climate Change; And Vicious Attacks On Jeremy By The Far-Right Media, e.g. Our BBC!

Hello, friends.

And, as promised, here is the first of a series of some of my old pieces in the Far-Right Guardian, which I shall publish at roughly weekly intervals. Obviously, some of them (particularly ones dealing with day-to-day politics) are somewhat dated; but hopefully you’ll enjoy them anyway. They are all from December 2015, and are about, respectively, the Hard-Right Question Time; the great sense of humour that we on the Progressive Left naturally have; why the Progressive Left must back Remain; the ongoing modern-day terror that is known as Man-Made Climate Change; and the vicious attacks by the Far-Right Media (e.g. the so-called BBC) on Jeremy.

Some of you may notice that a certain word is – literally – absent from these ancient pieces, for which I can only apologise from – literally – the bottom of my heart.

As with my other Guardian pieces here, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.

It’s time to smash the cosy Question Time chumocracy (article by David Lammy, 4.12.15)

Question Time is nothing more than a bunch of racist neoliberals discussing the best way to prop up a totally rotten capitalist system, chaired by an extreme Right-wing patsy and cheered to the rafters by an audience which is quite self-evidently drawn from the 1%.

The occasional appearance of mildly Left-of-centre social democrats like Diane Abbott, Ken Livingstone and Mehdi Hasan is pure tokenism. In any case, they never get a fair hearing as they are constantly interrupted by Dimbleby, and barracked by the bankster-sympathising audience.

We need a People’s BBC and a Question Time which genuinely represents the vast majority of people who support Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell et al., and who are sick to death of the evil Tories and all their works.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/04/question-time-britain-ethnic-minorities-bbc-diane-abbott-chuka-umunna#comment-64542223

 

Corbyn’s ‘new politics’ means the self-righteous left wallows in its cruelty (article by Nick Cohen, 5.12.15)

” … you never hear a rightwing political comedian on Radio 4 … “

But that’s only because there is no such thing as a “rightwing political comedian”! The term is an oxymoron! Rightwingers – with their ludicrous belief in neoliberalism, their love of racism, their worship of the widely-discredited Thatcher, their unbridled hatred of the poor and unswerving, slavish support of the 1% and banksters – by definition could never be funny.

By contrast, we on the Left have a marvellous sense of humour. Our jokes – about Thatcher, the 1%, the banksters, the Evil Tories, the racism and neoliberalism of the Right, their narrow-mindedness and intolerance, their hatred and constant use of ad homs instead of rational argument – are legendary.

Needless to say, the fact that the Right are unable to appreciate the sheer dazzling wit of Left-wing comedians, only underlines their total lack of any sense of humour.

We, after all, can – and always do – laugh at them. Why can’t they do the same?

(NB: This piece was later expanded and adapted in to a blog, A Warm Hello To The Right-Wing Fans Of This Blog!, which can be found here.)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/05/jeremy-corbyn-new-politics-self-righteous-left-wallows-in-cruelty#comment-64621869

 

David Cameron’s cabinet saboteurs are pushing him to Brexit (article by Polly Toynbee, 8.12.15)

The very thought of Britain leaving Europe is utterly terrifying. Europe is the only protection we have left against crazy Right-wing racist neoliberalism and fascism.

No wonder the 1%, the Banksters, the City of London and the neoliberal multinationals and the Tories are all so eager for Brexit. They know that, outside Europe, Britain would be back to the situation it was in prior to 1973, when it was totally at the mercy of extreme Right-wing Governments like those headed by Harold Wilson and Edward Heath.

We on the Progressive Left, having failed in our democratic desire to prevent a referendum on this matter, must now put all our energy in to achieving a “Stay” result, which of course will lead to the immediate collapse of this vile Tory Government and the repeal of the Bedroom Tax and the end of mass poverty, foodbanks etc.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/08/david-cameron-cabinet-saboteurs-brexit-europe#comment-64723969

 

Do little, hide the evidence: the official neglect that caused these deadly floods (article by George Monbiot, 7.12.15)

It’s truly terrifying, the level of denial on this thread. As George has pointed out, without urgent action to tackle Catastrophic Climate Change, we face a future where rain, snow, sunshine, droughts, wind and all manner of other freak climate occurrences will become commonplace.

No doubt, some Deniers here – all, of course, Right-wing neoliberals in the pay of Big Oil, and members of the widely-hated 1% – will claim, against all the evidence, that the planet is not frying, that the Antarctic ice-caps are not melting at a terrifying rate, that literally billions of people are not dying on a daily basis as a result of Climate Chaos. And then they are affronted when we call them Deniers!

When well over 100% of scientists now agree that Catastrophic Climate Change is a reality, and the evidence of it – rising sea levels, floods, snowfalls, droughts, heatwaves, earthquakes, tsunamis etc. etc. – all around us – isn’t it about time to take action for the sake of us all (the 99% I mean, not the 1% who of course profit from Man-Made Climate Chaos), and our children, and our children’s children?

Surely the total closure of all carbon-based industry in the UK is a very small price to pay, to save this planet of ours?

(NB: This piece was later expanded and adapted in to a blog, Catastrophic Climate Change: The Facts, which can be found here.)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/07/hide-evidence-storm-desmond-floods-paris-talks#comment-64793439

 

How can we have a more balanced debate about Jeremy Corbyn and Labour? (article by Owen Jones, 15.12.15)

While Britain’s so-called “free press” and the so-called “BBC” are nothing more than full-time propagandists for racist, fascist neoliberalism, serving exclusively the interests of the 1% and banksters, there is no hope for a balanced debate on Jeremy Corbyn.

Which is an absolute tragedy, because Jeremy is that rarest of politicians: one who will put the needs of students and other members of the working class, e.g. the unemployed, above the greed of the ruling class who have oppressed the rest of us since the beginning of time.

No wonder the Tories are terrified of him!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/15/balanced-debate-jeremy-corbyn-labour-media-attacks#comment-65192417

My Piece In Today’s Guardian, In Which I Literally Refute The Findings Of A Hard-Right Opinion Poll That Viciously Claims That Labour May [Groan! – J.C. Oh Jeremy! That Wasn’t An Intentional Pun! – L.] Not Win The Next Election By a Landslide, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And here is my latest piece in today’s Far-Right Guardian, in response to the news that a new opinion poll has viciously suggested that Labour may not necessarily win the next election by a landslide.

As ever, I’ve provided a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, below this piece.

Only a third of voters think Labour will win an election by 2025, poll suggests – Politics live

Friends! While on the face of it, these latest opinion poll findings are not entirely encouraging for those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are still quite a few of us, friends, despite the attempts of the Far-Right Murdoch-controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. the Hard-Right Guardian, to downplay our popularity – there are a few encouraging nuggets amongst the data, e.g.:

1. A clear majority of people questioned – 51%, in fact – believe that a Labour Government will be elected by the year 2040, at the very latest. And while 2040 may sound quite a long time away, it is actually quite surprising how fast time flies when one is engaged in useful and productive activities, e.g. marching against Hard-Right Brexit, which is not wanted by anyone, apart from a tiny handful of 17,410,742 uneducated bigots who didn’t know what they were voting for, and who in any case were taken in by the LIES of the Leave Camp, e.g. that notorious LIE about £350billion/day for Our NHS, which was such an outrageous LIE, not even Joseph Goebbels himself ever dared to peddle it!

2. As the Hard-Right Red Tory Traitor Harold Wilson once remarked, “A week is a long time in politics”. And as I myself so wisely remarked as recently as in 2010, it is surely only a matter of time before the scales – literally – fall from people’s eyes, and they realise that they have – literally – been sold a Far-Right pup by this totally unelected Tory Government, and that Socialism on the lines of that remarkably successful country, Our Venezuela, is the answer.

3. So-called “opinion polls” are in any case merely neoliberal tools of the 1% and Banksters, and cannot be trusted. As recently as May 2015, for instance, it looked as though Our Ed was going to cruise to victory in the totally rigged General Election, right up until the Hard-Right Exit Poll was viciously published at 10pm on Election Night, at which point all of us on the Progressive Left realised that we had made a literally fatal mistake in picking the Far-Right Red Tory Traitor Miliband as Leader, as proved by the fact that millions of Labour voters, disgusted by his fervently Hard-Right neoliberalism, decided to vote for UKIP and the Tories in protest.

So: “What Is To Be Done?” [Lenin]

The most important thing, friends, is for those of us on the Progressive Left to listen extremely carefully to working people.

We must let them tell us, in the frankest way possible, about what they think is wrong about today’s society – which Thatcher destroyed – along with all of their anxieties about the present, and their fears regarding the future.

It is only by doing this, friends, that we can then fully understand what they are thinking, and thereby put their minds at rest by explaining to them exactly how and why they are wrong.

Smash, friends!

And then, friends, we must totally smash this totally unelected Tory Government! Fortunately, this is not as difficult as some people might think. Because, by building a broad alliance of Progressive Left elements – e.g. Trotskyists, Leninists, Stalinists, Maoists, Anarchists, Communists, Greens, EU Commissioners and Our Junior Doctors – we can then mobilise the mass power of working people, e.g. students, to totally crush the widely-hated Bullingdon Bully Boy May and her vicious gang of criminally Far-Right sociopaths, i.e. this totally unelected Tory Government!

And until that happy day literally dawns, friends, those of us on the Progressive Left will forever be – literally – revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/feb/07/only-a-third-of-voters-think-labour-will-win-an-election-by-2025-poll-suggests-politics-live#comment-92716590

 

Tweets, 29th January-5th February

Hello, friends.

And first of all, I apologise for the shorter-than-usual heading for today’s Blog, which has been caused by a shortage of letters [Groan!J.C.], due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Far-Right Climate Change – which, never forget, friends, has absolutely nothing to do with weather – plus Hard-Right Brexit, and Far-Right Fascist Trumpery.

Anyway, here are last week’s Tweets:

Sunday 29 January

Monday 30th January

Tuesday 31st January

Wednesday 1st February

Thursday 2nd February

Friday 3rd February

Saturday 4th February

Sunday 5th February

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Let us march together, friends!

Friends, I’m sorry, but for various reasons I am not in the mood for singing today. May [Groan! J.C. Oh Jeremy! Please stop seeing puns literally everywhere!L.] I suggest that instead, we hold a Mass March Against Literally Everything? It will be attended by myself, so even the Far-Right Murdoch-controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. the BBC, will not be able to claim it “wasn’t well attended”!

Do please feel free to join me! It literally kicks off at noon (meet by the Hard-Right lions at the Far-Right racist imperalist Trafalgar Square), and I literally look forward to seeing you – literally – all there!