Lefty’s Sunday Selection Of Best Tweets [That’s An Oxymoron, Lefty, If You Ask Me! – J.C. But Jeremy, I Am *Not* Asking You! So Will You Kindly – And Literally – Butt Out Of My Headline, Please! – L.], 19th-26th February

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’re all still celebrating last week’s literally amazing byelection successes, where Labour managed to hang on to that notoriously Hard-Right constituency, Stoke, and only narrowly missed winning the viciously Far-Right Copeland by a couple of thousand votes!

I do hope that your exuberant mood will not be too badly punctured by some rather sad news that I must impart, which I know will disappoint many of you, i.e. the viciously neoliberal, Climate Denying Friend Singer Beneath Bridges.

Tragic, friends!

Due to Hard-Right Tory Austerity, my weekly roundup will not be appearing next Sunday. Instead, an expanded edition will appear the following Sunday (March 12th). Hopefully, though, thanks to a forthcoming grant from Our EU – which, of course, will not in any way affect this Blog’s totally impartial and objective opposition to Hard-Right Brexit – a weekly service [Ha! J.C.] will be resumed after then.

Anyway, friends, enough about the future, which only Our Experts can predict accurately! Here are last week’s tweets:

Sunday 19th February

Monday 20th February

Tuesday 21st February

Wednesday 22nd February

Thursday 23rd February

Friday 24th February

Saturday 25th February

Sunday 26th February

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Let us sing together, friends!

And finally [Phew!J.C.], it’s time for our little sing-song together, friends! And, in the aftermath of Our Byelection Triumphs, what could be more appropriate as our anthem today than my specially-adapted version of that stirring chorus from that lyrical and musical classic, Our Red Flag? Friend Cheryl has kindly agreed to play the organ for us today – thanks, Cheryl! (If any other readers are willing to undertake this duty in future, just mention this in the comments below, and I’ll literally add you to my Little List!) All together now, friends:

So raise the scarlet standard high, whilst supporting Our Jeremy all the time,
Beneath its shade we’ll live and die, and win a 2020 Election landslide,
Though the Banksters and the 1% flinch, and Red Tory traitors predictably sneer,
We’ll totally smash the evil Tory scum, and keep the red flag flying here!
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My Piece In The Far-Right Guardian About Why Labour’s Great Triumph In Yesterday’s Byelections Must Not Make Those Of Us On The Progressive Left Too Complacent, Friends! We Can – And Will – Do Even Better In Future, If We Can Just – Literally – Come Together, And Take The Fight To The Tories!

Hello, friends.

And I expect that you’re all as thrilled as I am about Labour’s amazingly triumphant triumph last night, aren’t you? For some reason, Jeremy doesn’t seem to be quite as thrilled as me, but I expect that’s just because he’s tired out from working literally night and day recently, trying to find out the names of all the Shadow Cabinet members that he must sack for viciously voting in favour of Brexit [No, Lefty – it’s for voting against Brexit.J.C. Jeremy, I literally can’t believe this! I really don’t understand this at all.L. Nothing new there then, Lefty! J.C. No comment!L.]

Anyway, here’s my analysis in today’s Far-Right Guardian, which I trust you’ll appreciate. As ever, I have provided a link to the original article and my comment, together with replies to it, below the piece.

Stoke and Copeland byelections: Corbyn rules out resigning after Labour’s historic defeat – Politics live

Friends! The Hard-Right Murdoch-controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. the Far-Right Guardian, is predictably trying to portray last night’s byelection results, in which Labour won a full 50% of the contested seats, as some kind of “disaster” for the Progressive Left! How delusional can people be?

Not, friends, that last night’s results were perhaps quite as good as they could have been – it would, after all, have been even better if we’d managed to win that notoriously safe Tory seat Copeland, too, although we must never forget that it is always difficult for Labour to win seats at this stage of the electoral cycle – it’s not known as mid-term *blues* [GroanJ.C.] for nothing!

So, obviously, it is time for 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 – to put our thinking caps on, and our heads together, and do some deep analysis of what may possibly have gone wrong.

Don’t bother, friends!

Fortunately, though, friends, you don’t need to bother with any of this, because I have done it all for you! Using the latest psephological techniques, together with some rather impressive statistics I have just made up, and which have been favourably peer-reviewed by 97% of all Climate Scientists, I have reached the following conclusions:

1. Labour still isn’t nearly Left-wing enough for the British people. Although we won that notoriously marginal seat, Stoke, with an impressive 37.09% of the vote – and beat the Fascist Nuttall by no fewer than 2620 votes – we should arguably have done even better, given that this totally unelected Tory Government is so widely hated by literally everybody that I know. And – let’s be blunt here, friends, and not kid ourselves – we should have won the, albeit Tory, Copeland seat.

2. Labour must abandon any compromises with Hard-Right Brexit, which will literally devastate our society – which Thatcher destroyed – and lead to increased unemployment and deprivation in some of Labour’s heartlands, e.g. Our Brussels. The 48% – the overwhelming minority of the British people who last June rejected Brexit – are still looking for a Party to represent them, and although Tom Fallon [Who on earth is he, Saveed? J.C. Oh Jeremy! Do keep up! He’s the new LibDem leader – the successor to Nicky Morgan-Clegg! Literally everyone’s heard of him! – S.] has made some admirable attempts to woo The 48%, it has to be conceded that Our LibDems are really no more than a fringe Party these days, deeply unpopular, with a cranky image, totally obsessed with unpopular issues, and with some deeply unattractive, not to say unsavoury, characters in their ranks.

3. Above all, friends, we must make our voices heard more effectively! Admittedly, that is difficult, given that the Far-Right media, e.g. Our BBC, is as institutionally biased against the Progressive Left as it is pro-Brexit and pro-Trump. But plainly, we must start talking about the issues that matter to working people, e.g. students, who are literally sick and tired of being forced to work 95-hour weeks on Zero Hour Contracts in compulsory Foodbanks, and being compelled to read the Fascist Daily Fail while Bullingdon Bully Boy May sadistically quaffs champagne whilst burning £50 notes in front of them.

Conclusion, friends! [Phew!J.C.]

If, friends, we can just do all these things, all the time rallying behind Jeremy, along with deselecting deeply unpopular Far-Right Red Tory Traitors, e.g. the widely hated Kate Hoey, Frank Field and Gisela Stuart, along with the rest of that tiny handful of 172 Labour MPs who viciously voted against Jeremy in last summer’s Vote of Confidence, I have no doubt at all that the next General Election will result in – literally – a landslide!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/feb/24/stoke-and-copeland-byelections-corbyn-allies-blame-disunity-for-labours-historic-defeat-politics-live#comment-93781372

Part Three of Saveed Miliband’s Old Guardian Pieces, Friends! Comments On: Why The Progressive Left Must Back Jeremy; The Absolute Bargain That Our BBC Licence Fee Represents; And Why The Level Of Immigration Has Literally Nothing To Do With The Housing Shortage!

Hello, friends.

And I hope you have all – literally – survived the Climate Chaos of last night, in which ferocious gales, with some gusts reaching up to 30mph, literally battered Britain.

And to think that there are Hard-Right Climate Deniers who claim that “this is all quite normal weather for February”, friends! Words – literally – fail me! [If only, Lefty! J.C. Oh Jeremy! There you – literally – go again! By the way, are you looking forward to today’s by-election results, in which Labour will literally crush all the Hard-Right elements opposing it?L. No comment!J.C.]

Anyway, here is this week’s installment of Saveed Miliband’s comments from the Far-Right Guardian. Today’s pieces are from December 2015 and January 2016 and are, respectively, about the need for the Progressive Left to literally crush the Far-Right Red Tory Traitors (etc.); the viciously low level of Our BBC’s Licence Fee; and a carefully-argued reply to another Progressive Left poster explaining in quite some detail about how immigration cannot possibly aggravate the housing shortage.

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

Labour people are optimists, but this time I see no hope (article by Polly Toynbee, 22.12.15)

Totally predictable article by the arch neoliberal Red Tory cheerleader Toynbee.

This country is suffering under the yoke of the most extreme Right-wing Government in history, even worse, unbelievably, than the widely-hated and wildly unpopular Thatcher regime – at least Thatcher didn’t introduce the Bedroom Tax, whilst cutting the top rate of tax to 45%, enabling the 1% (who, as we all know, already paid no tax whatsoever) to pay even less.

Jeremy should ignore the splitters and the Right-wing traitors – they can just go and join the Tories! – and concentrate on building a mass democratic grassroots movement, with genuinely democratic participatory structures.

We need a Popular Alliance that campaigns against the entrenched power of the 1%, who recent figures show now own more than 100% of all the wealth, while the 99% steadily descend further in to extreme poverty and destitution.

Our policies should include: the abolition of all immigration controls, which are inherently racist and fascist; an end to all Austerity; taking all major industries in to public ownership, including transport, telecommunications, energy, pharmaceuticals and media; a minimum wage of at least £30/hour, so that working people no longer have to choose between eating and other essentials of life, e.g. Sky TV; a top rate of tax of at least 100%; the total elimination of the private rented housing market; a commitment to building a minimum of two million council houses per year; a Wealth Tax on total assets of more than £250,000; the abolition of the totally unnecessary so-called “Armed Forces”; and the full implementation of the Leveson Report so that unrepresentative Monopoly Media Moguls are no longer able to foist their unpopular and deeply unrepresentative opinions upon us.

Who can doubt the popularity of such policies, and the landslide election result that would follow from a truly Socialist platform like this? Everyone I speak to in my local Labour Party agrees with me about this; most of them are students, so can hardly be described as being out of touch with popular opinion, whatever the Right-wing media (Guardian, BBC etc.) may claim.

For those who want evidence of Jeremy’s popularity: the largely unreported result of the Oldham by-election where Labour won 62% of the vote. Yes, 62%! All Labour has to do is achieve that sort of result in at least 300 constituencies in May 2020, and victory is ours!

No wonder Red Tories like Polly Toynbee are terrified of Our Jeremy!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/22/labour-people-optimists-see-no-hope-jeremy-corbyn#comment-65527520

 

Former BBC chief attacks secret government licence fee deal (report, 24.12.15)

At a footling £145.50 per year, the BBC licence fee is the greatest bargain that can be found in the whole of the United Kingdom – indeed in the World.

The beauty of the licence fee is that it not merely underpins the greatest broadcaster in the world, but that it upholds the Socialist principle of equality – everyone pays an equal amount, except of course that feckless minority who choose not to pay a year’s worth upfront and consequently pay a little more for the extra administrative costs they create, which would otherwise be carried by the rest of us.

The BBC is truly one of the UK’s National Treasures which, like Our NHS, is the envy of the World, and indeed the Universe.

Only Right-wing neoliberals, trouble-makers, n’er do wells, cynics and Philistines could possibly object to the tiny sums paid in remuneration to the BBC’s hard-working executives who are being used as scapegoats by the Fascist Right and the 1%, who are desperate to blame the current crisis of neoliberal capitalism on the BBC and working people, as a way of deflecting attention from the Banksters who, along with the Tory’s [sic] are totally responsible for the Great Crash, which in any case started in America.

Any attempt to scrap the licence fee should be resisted by all working people as yet another attack on their living standards and part of the plan for permanent Austerity which this Government is determined to impose on the 99%, along with the Bedroom Tax and compulsory Food Banks, accompanied by massive tax cuts for the rich, who in any case don’t pay any tax whatsoever.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/dec/23/former-bbc-chief-mark-thompson-says-corporation-faces-tougher-political-environment#comment-65639383

 

Rob the poor and give to the rich – housing policy for 2016 (article by Aditya Chakrabortty, 5.1.16)

In reply to a comment by the Progressive Left panchozecat:

Obviously immigration has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with housing.

Only extreme Right-wingers, neoliberals and racist xenophobes could possibly believe that net immigration of over 300,000 people per annum could in any way affect demand for housing.

Building two million council houses per year, funded by a Landlord Tax of 100% on all rental income, would in any case solve Britain’s housing problem.

Let us hope that, when Our Jeremy cruises to victory in 2020, he will not be deterred by the Red Tories from adopting such a bold, yet fair, policy.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/05/rob-poor-give-rich-housing-policy-2016#comment-66216705

 

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!