And here is my piece in today’s Far-Right Guardian, in which I analyse the Hard-Right Ian Birrel’s very wise argument that, the bigger the Tory majority is on 9th June, the weaker Britain’s negotiating position with Our EU will be.
Despite the compelling logic of Our Ian’s view – with its clear implication that we on the Progressive Left should all vote Tory in order to weaken Britain’s negotiating position as much as possible – I was compelled [Groan! – J.C.] to reject it, as voting Tory is something that I – literally – could never do, no matter how beneficial to Our EU it might turn out to be.
Instead, as you can see below, I have come up with an alternative proposal which is so startlingly original in its startling originality, even the Far-Right Guardian cannot possibly – literally – gainsay it.
As ever, I have provided a link to the original article and my comment, together with replies to it, below my piece.
Strengthen our hand in Europe? No, a landslide for May would weaken it
Very well said, Ian, especially considering that you are a – literally – Hard-Right neoliberal who only a few years ago viciously wrote speeches for the hated Camoron.
Friends! For those of us on the Progressive Left, Ian’s literally irrefutable logic presents us with something of a dilemma.
If, as he says, a landslide victory for the hated Bullingdon Bully Boy May will actually weaken Britain’s negotiating position in Brussels, then it surely follows logically that all of us on the Progressive Left should vote Tory, in order to make Britain’s position as weak as possible? That, after all, is what we want: to see Britain – which Thatcher totally destroyed – utterly humiliated by Our Friends In Europe, who are quite justifiably extremely angry with this totally unelected Tory Government for kowtowing to the wishes of that tiny handful of 17,410,742 bigots who disobeyed the clear orders of Our Experts last June and viciously voted against Our EU, and all because, as Ian correctly states, they were literally taken in by the firm promise of £350 million/week for Our NHS, which was nothing more than a Hard-Right LIE emblazoned on the side of a distinctly racist omnibus!
Only joking, friends!
But no! That way, madness – literally – lies! We on the Progressive Left must actually do everything in our power to ensure that this totally unelected Tory Government is – literally – totally unelected on June 8th.
The answer, surely, is a Progressive Left Alliance, encompassing many diverse Progressive elements, e.g. Communists, Trotskyists, Leninists, Stalinists, Maoists, Pol-Potists, Anarchists, Terrorists, LibDems, Greens, Anna Soubry, Our Gina, Our Hezza, Our Prof. Grayling, Our Dick (Branson) etc., which will – literally – stand up for Our Brussels and Our EU against all the vicious bullying that they are having to endure from this tiny, insignificant, pathetically weak so-called country of ours, which is – literally – the laughing-stock of the world.
If we can only do this, friends – and as my long list above shows, we are hardly lacking in wide popular appeal – the result of the General Election on June 8th will be – literally – a landslide!