And here’s the latest instalment of my comments in the Far-Right Guardian, which finally takes us in to 2017! Only two more instalments to go, now, friends! Bet you’ll miss them when they’ve finished eh! [You must be JOKING, Lefty! Personally, I can’t wait to see the back of ’em! – J.C. Oh Jeremy! You’re like a Far-Right Lone Trojan Wolf disguised as a paper tiger with a sore head, who’s got out of the wrong side of bed, and is now kicking up the daisies into the long grass behind the stable door, which will bring the whole neoliberal house of cards down on to its – literally – knees! – L. Whose knees, Lefty? The Trojan Wolf’s, or the house of cards’s? – J.C. Oh Jeremy! Don’t be so literally literal-minded! – L.]
Anyway, here are the pieces. As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.
Brexit’s slow-burning fuse will reach a powder keg this year (article by William Keegan, 1.1.17)
Well said, Mr. Keegan. I am quite sure that your forecasts for 2017 will be as accurate as all your previous ones, only even more so.
Friends! The – literally – toxic, hate-filled hatred of that tiny handful of 17,410,742 haters who viciously voted against Our EU last June, is literally hateful, and I for one – literally – hate it! And, indeed, them!
And if there’s one thing that I hate even more than this utterly hateful hatred, friends, it’s all the LIES of the Leave Camp, i.e. the firm pledge – emblazoned on the side of an omnibus of a distinctly Far-Right, racist tendency, for literally all to see – that in the event of a Leave vote, and I literally quote exactly what I clearly remember it said, namely:
Should there be a Leave vote on the 23rd June, then from 24th June, we in the Leave Camp solemnly swear that we shall personally spend an extra £350 billion per week on Our NHS, every single day. This firm pledge is personally underwritten and literally signed in blood by all leading Leave campaigners.
No ifs, no buts. That is what will happen.
Needless to say, friends, this vicious LIE turned out to be nothing more than a – literally – vicious LIE!
By contrast, we in the Remain Camp can – literally – hold our heads high, friends! Because every single one of our promises of what would happen in the immediate aftermath of a Leave vote – the Emergency Budget containing huge tax hikes and spending cuts, the massive hike in interest rates and therefore mortgage rates, the 18% fall in house prices, the Stockmarket crash, the – literally – worthless £, the instant plunging of the economy in to recession with the accompanying sharp rise in unemployment, enormous hikes in roaming charges, and – last, but by no means least – World War III – have literally come true with a vengeance; or even if they haven’t, will at any rate happen some time very soon (fingers crossed eh, friends)!
Faced with this contrast between the LIES of the Leave Campaign, and the unutterable honesty of those of us Remainers whose unimpeachable integrity is as obvious as the accuracy of our forecasts, is it any wonder that literally all of the 17,410,742 Hard-Right bigoted racists who viciously voted against Our EU last June – and all because they were taken in by the LIES of the Leave Camp re our NHS – have now changed their minds about this issue? And that, in fact, the 48% is now – literally – the 100%?
And no doubt, there’ll now be some Hard-Right elements in the Far-Right Guardian who’ll – literally – pop up here to accuse me of “writing utter and total rubbish”! Well, friends, “delusional” just isn’t an adequate word with which to describe such people!
Labour could slump to below 150 MPs, Fabian Society warns (2.1.17)
Friends! The news that Labour may get as little as 20% of the vote at the next general election and win fewer than 150 seats is, naturally, somewhat disappointing to those of us on the Progressive Left, who were hoping for a rather better result than that.
However, all is – literally – not lost friends! There is a way out of this – literally – quagmire! But it will require a great deal of courage and bold thinking!
Extensive polling evidence, carried out by me over the last several minutes, has shown that the overwhelming majority of people, i.e. me, are – literally – sick to the back teeth of this totally unelected Tory Government and its vicious attempt to drive Hard-Right Brexit through against the wishes of 100% of the 48% of us who were wise enough to see through the Far-Right Leave Campaign’s vicious LIES, i.e. the firm promise of £350 billion/hour extra for Our NHS – a LIE!
And, given that a 48% share of the vote would be enough to give Labour a landslide at the next General Election, the answer is surely clear:
1. Labour must move sharply to the Left. Let’s face it, friends: the neoliberal paradigm has failed utterly, leaving working people, e.g. students and the unemployed, in – literally – the lurch.
2. As part of this process, we must talk to ordinary people. We need to listen to their fears, their hopes, their dreams. And then we must explain to them, in language that even they can understand, exactly how and why they are totally wrong.
3. We must adopt some hard-hitting, radical policies that will appeal to working people everywhere! Here are just a few: More immigration, higher taxes on the Banksters and 1% coupled with more borrowing for investment in vital public services, e.g. Climate Change, which is – literally – destroying this world, and indeed elsewhere.
4. Above all, we must make sure that the ultimate catastrophe of Brexit – whether Hard, Soft, or simply half-baked (not a bad little joke there, eh friends! And to think Hard-Right elements claim that we on the Progressive Left have no sense of humour!) – is avoided. Fortunately, we will have many Progressive elements on our side to help us with this: Our IMF, Our Bankers, Our City of London, Our CBI, Our Judges, along with Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson, Nick Clegg, and many, many other people and organisations who we can be proud to call our friends and allies!
If we can just do all these things, friends, I can – literally – guarantee that the next General Election, whenever the cowardly Bullingdon Bully Boy May plucks up the courage to hold it, will result in a landslide!