My Piece In Today’s Far-Right Guardian, Which Supports Our Owen’s Thesis On Why The Racist Neoliberal Paradigm Is – Literally – Crumbling, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And here is my latest piece in today’s Far-Right Guardian, in which I – literally – support Owen Smith’s [It’s Jones, Lefty!J.C. Oh Jeremy! Stop confusing me with all these names, and go back to your constituency and – literally – prepare for Government! L.] very wise piece on why this totally unelected Tory Government is about to collapse, and will be replaced by Jeremy and his splendid team, e.g. Our John (he of the Little Read Book fame) and Our Diane, in literally a few days’ time.

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

The old Tory order is crumbling – it’s taken Grenfell for us to really see it (Article by Owen Smith/Jones, 22.6.17)

Well said, Owen. I agree with everything you’ve written, whatever it was.

Friends! As those of us on the Progressive Left have been arguing since as recently as 2010, this totally unelected Tory Government is – literally – totally unelected; and given the impending total collapse of neoliberalism, i.e. Grenfell, it is surely only a matter of a few days now till the hated May is driven out of Downing Street by the combined force of Our Day Of Rage protesters, whose opposition to Far-Right racism, e.g. that bigoted woman Duffy, is legendary.

A Socialist Alternative, friends!

Of course, at this point, Hard-Right elements always say: “But what’s your alternative”? Fortunately, friends, the answer is – literally – staring us in the face: Our Venezuela, where obscene wealth – indeed, any form of wealth whatsoever – has been totally abolished; and which, despite a few minor transitional problems, e.g. no toilet paper, food shortages, power cuts – which, friends, of course have the benefit of helping to combat dangerous Climate Change – galloping inflation, looting, street violence, etc., is surely a far preferable place to live in than Far-Right Austerity Britain.

And, friends, just in case any Hard-Right neoliberals are about to say “Venezuela doesn’t sound that great!”, I would just point out this unassailable fact, which applies to all failed Socialist states, namely:

Venezuela isn’t *genuine socialism*.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/22/tory-order-crumbling-grenfell-neoliberalism-labour#comment-100788926

Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 16: Nine Brief Comments From June And July 2016

Hello, friends.

And with Jeremy now poised to consolidate his – literally – unbelievable victory in Our General Election earlier this month by – literally – occupying Our Downing Street, with a little help from Our Momentum Friends, it’s time to resume my long-running series of Saveed Miliband’s comments in the Far-Right Guardian.

This particular edition contains some uncharacteristically brief comments, the final one being a mere three words which, as I explain below, was actually a mistake, but one which elicited a very good reply, which justified my otherwise unjustifiable error.

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

Working-class Britons feel Brexity and betrayed – Labour must win them over (article by Owen Jones, 10.6.16)

Well said, Owen. I agree with everything you’ve written, whatever it was.

We on the Progressive Left – and there are many of us, friends, e.g. me – must now rally behind Our Dave and other progressive elements, i.e. Our IMF, Our Goldman Sachs, Our NATO, Our CBI etc. etc. to save Our EU, which is under sustained attack by Hard-Right elements, e.g. Dennis Skinner, Arthur Scargill, George Galloway and the Socialist Workers Party.

Leaving Our EU would be the end of Our EU as we know it, friends; and quite frankly, World War III – which, by the way, Friend Dave never said *would* happen if we left the EU, only that it was a highly probable event – is just one of the potentially milder consequences of Brexit. Higher roaming charges would be a dead cert, along with the possibility of quite a few redundancies in Brussels.

Friends, let us now put our footling political differences with Our Dave aside, and join with him to save Our EU.

.My Blog, as ever, leads the way:

https://supportourjeremy.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/all-of-us-on-the-progressive-left-must-fight-together-to-save-our-dave-friends/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/10/working-class-britain-brexity-betrayed-labour-vote-leave#comment-76156924

 

A second EU referendum could pull us out of the fire. Let’s make it happen (article by Geraint Davies, 30.6.16)

Last week’s so-called Referendum was, of course, totally unnecessary, unwanted and undemocratic.

The result was a mass rejection of Far-Right Tory Austerity, which has been deliberately perpetuated by this totally unelected Tory Government as part of its attack on some of the weakest, poorest and most vulnerable members of our society – which Thatcher denied the existence of, and then destroyed – e.g. Our Junior Doctors.

Therefore, friends, we must hold a second Referendum to obtain the correct result, i.e. to stay in Our EU – and indeed a third, or as many as are needed – because the issue of Our EU is far too important to be decided by a tiny and totally unrepresentative handful of 17,410,742 Far-Right racists who voted for Hate against Hope.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/30/second-eu-referendum-pull-us-out-of-fire-make-happen#comment-77902983

 

Poll reveals young remain voters reduced to tears by Brexit result (LSE survey, 2.7.16)

In reply to Carl123:

Indeed. The very idea that the losing side should gracefully accept defeat is utterly appalling.

As you so wisely imply, the minority should prevail.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/02/brexit-referendum-voters-survey#comment-78076230

 

This Tory chaos won’t last. Labour must take its chance (article by Polly Toynbee, 4.7.16)

Well said, Polly.

We, the 48% who voted for Our Europe, are the majority, and we shall prevail.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/04/tory-labour-conservatives-jeremy-corbyn#comment-78239907

 

So farewell then, Michael Gove. You were right about one thing (article by Marina Hyde, 7.7.16)

It is utterly typical of this totally unelected Tory Government that the two final contenders for Prime Minister are both women, even though – in yet another example of the kind of disgraceful sexism for which the Tories are notorious – they were not picked from a women-only shortlist.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/07/farewell-michael-gove-traitor-prime-minister#comment-78489581

 

Andrea Leadsom delights the Tory right. But she may cost them power (article by Matthew D’Ancona, 10.7.16)

There is absolutely no evidence that the Far-Right Neoliberal Andrea Leadsom would be any more successful as Prime Minister than her idol, the totally evil Thatcher, who was so widely hated that she only managed to win three General Elections and cling on to office for 11 years before she was thrown out by a mass uprising of ordinary people, i.e. Tory backbenchers.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/10/andrea-leadsom-tory-right-party-members-power-leadership-election#comment-78679048

 

Only a general election can give the next government a mandate (article by Tim Farron, 12.7.16)

Very well said, Tim.

It is particularly brave of you to suggest that we have an early General Election, given that there is always a risk – for any political party, even one as overwhelmingly popular as the Liberal Democrats – of losing seats.

But my hunch is that, if an early Election does indeed take place, the LibDems will probably manage to hang on to all but about eight of their current seats.

Like Tim, I am fully prepared to take that risk, in the interests of defeating that tiny and totally unrepresentative handful of 17,410,742 Far-Right racists who have brought about total economic collapse, World War III and higher roaming charges as a result of their vicious votes against Our EU.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/12/general-election-government-mandate-theresa-may#comment-78808985

 

Cameron has washed his hands of No 10. But he’s left an almighty mess (article by Polly Toynbee, 13.7.16)

Well said, Polly.

What a contrast Camoron’s departure from Downing Street is with that of the departure of that economic genius, Gordon Brown, who in 2010 bequeathed this country with a growing economy – despite it having been totally destroyed by the Banksters in 2008 – thanks to his abolition of Tory Boom and Bust.

This totally unelected Tory Government has, by contrast, totally destroyed this country with its vicious policy of Far-Right Austerity, which is nothing more than a deliberate and sadistic attack on some of the most vulnerable people in our society – which Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then destroyed – i.e. Our Junior Doctors, who are now forced to work 95-hour weeks on Zero Hour Contracts whilst struggling to pay ever-higher Bedroom Taxes.

No wonder, friends, that we on the Progressive Left are revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/13/cameron-no-10-mess-theresa-may#comment-78968243

 

Shock news. Boris Johnson’s #massivelegend status doesn’t travel (article by Marina Hyde, 14.7.16)

The evil Johnson

[Confession, friends! That was the start of a post which I never finished – now have no idea what I was planning to say – and for some reason, I accidentally published it! But it elicited a very enjoyable reply, as you can see from the link below!]

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/14/boris-johnson-status-foreign-secretary-diplomatic#comment-79046196

 

Lefty’s Friday Selection Of Tweets, 9th-15th June

Hello, friends.

And what an exhilarating week it’s been for all of us on the Progressive Left, eh friends! Not merely did we – literally –  win last week’s Election, but we already have advanced plans for a Mass Protest about the result, with Our John’s timely plea for a million people to take to the streets, to overthrow this totally unelected Tory Government!

Confused, friends!

I have to admit, friends, I am slightly confused [More than slightly, Lefty!J.C.  Oh Jeremy! Kindly desist from making literally cheap jokes at my expense, and go back to your constituency and prepare for Government!L. No comment! J.C.] as to why, given that Labour won the election, we should need to protest against the result. But I guess that’s – literally – typical of the viciously Hard-Right Bullingdon Bully Boy May’s underhand tactic of clinging to power even though literally no-one voted for her and the hated Tories on 8th June.

But enough of this deep political analysis [Ha! J.C.], friends. Here’s the latest batch of tweets:

Friday 9th June

Saturday 10th June

Sunday 11th June

Monday 12th June

Tuesday 13th June

Wednesday 14th June

Thursday 15th June

My Piece In Today’s Far-Right Guardian, Which Contrasts The LIES Of The Leave Camp With The – Literally – Astonishing Level Of Honesty Of Our Remain Camp, Friends!

Hello, friends.

And this afternoon I have commented on a remarkably fair-minded article in the Far-Right Guardian, which points out how the Leave Campaign’s LIES were – literally – LIES! And, in addition, have remarked upon the author’s failure – the reason for which continues to puzzle me – to mention that the LIES of the Leave Camp contrast dramatically with the honesty of Our Remain Camp, which never once got even close to telling even the smallest porky about the immediate consequences of a vote to Leave last June.

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

How Vote Leave’s lies could still come back to haunt them (article by Stefan Stern)

Well said, Stefan. It needed to be said, whatever it was.

Friends! As Stefan has so rightly pointed out, the Leave Campaign’s pledges were nothing but a load of Far-Right LIES, emblazoned on the side of a distinctly racist and reactionary omnibus, which was doubtless driven by that bigoted woman, the viciously Hard-Right Duffy.

In case any of you missed it – Stefan barely mentions it here, and of course we Remainers hardly ever talk about it at all – I am, of course, referring to the firm pledge, literally signed in blood by all the leading Leave Camp LIARS, and which I clearly remember stated: “If Britain votes to leave Our EU on 23 June, then we in the Leave Camp hereby guarantee that £350 billion/day extra will be spent on Our NHS from 24 June. No ifs, no buts” – a great fat Far-Right LIE!

Puzzled, friends!

One thing puzzles me, friends. Why does Stefan not contrast the LIES of the Leave Camp with the outstanding, upright honesty of the Remain Camp, which did not in any way descend to scare stories about the consequences of even a vote to Leave, which as we all now know has resulted in an Emergency Budget containing sharp rises in taxation and huge cuts in public spending; a massive downturn in the economy with a huge rise in unemployment; sharply higher interest rates, including mortgage rates; a collapse in Our Stock Market and Our Housing Market (two things particularly dear to the hearts of those of us on the Progressive Left, friends); and various other horrors which, if they haven’t yet come to pass, are only because Brexit hasn’t actually happened yet!

I guess Stefan’s failure to mention the sheer honesty and truthfulness of the Remainers’ campaign must be because this had – literally – slipped his mind. But let us hope that Our Magistrate, when reaching a decision on the case brought by Our Lawyers and Our Academic Expert, will take in to account the quite remarkable levels of honesty and integrity evinced by the Remain Camp, both before and since last June’s Referendum.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/13/vote-leave-lies-private-prosecution-brexit-breach-electoral-law#comment-100338807

 

Lefty’s Election Selection Of Tweets, 4th-9th June

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’re all as thrilled as I am by Jeremy’s amazing victory in yesterday’s General Election, in which he – literally – smashed the Hard-Right May back on her kitten heels!

OK, we didn’t quite achieve the landslide that we were hoping for, friends! But let there be no doubt: Hard-Right extreme Brexit and vicious Far-Right Tory Austerity have now been consigned to the dustbin of history where they belong!

Because I’ve been tweeting quite a lot more than usual, I’ve decided to bring out this special edition of (mostly) General Election-related tweets today, rather than waiting till Sunday, by which time this Blog would be unmanageably long. [Since nobody reads it anyway, Lefty, why would that matter?J.C. Oh Jeremy! Don’t be so snide! And don’t forget the key role this Blog has played in – literally – getting you where you are today!L. No bloody comment! J.C.]  The next roundup will appear some time next week, depending on how busy my tweeting remains.

Anyway, here they are:

Sunday 4th June

Monday 5th June

Tuesday 6th June

Wednesday 7th June

Thursday 8th/Friday 9th June (Election Day/Night)

Lefty’s Sunday Selection Of Tweets, 28th May- 4th June

Hello, friends.

And I expect that you’re all as worried about the enormous Far-Right backlash against Our Terrorist Community that last night’s unfortunate incidents may spark off, aren’t you, friends? And it appals me that certain bigoted people, e.g. the Far-Right May, are now using these sad circumstances to further their vicious agenda of winning the election by portraying Jeremy as some kind of closet supporter of Our Terrorists when, in fact, he has always been perfectly open in his support for them in the past.

Hey ho, friends: I have no doubt that these Far-Right lies and smears will fail and that, in five days’ time, Jeremy will be – literally – on the brink of becoming Britain’s next Prime Minister, in the same way that he has been ever since he became Labour Leader.

Anyway, here are last week’s tweets:

Sunday 28th May

Monday 29th May

Tuesday 30th May

Wednesday 31st May

Thursday 1st June

Friday 2nd June

Saturday 3rd June

Sunday 4th June

Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 15: Three Comments On Brexit From June 2016

Hello, friends.

And, as I – literally – can’t be bothered to write anything in the Far-Right Guardian at present – its sickeningly pro-Tory, pro-Brexit bias is more than I can stomach, friends – I hope you will forgive me for putting out another instalment of my good friend Saveed’s old pieces instead.

These three comments all come from this time last year when, as you all doubtless recall, the Referendum Campaign was – literally – in full swing, and the Leavers were busily emblazoning Hard-Right LIES on the sides of distinctly racist omnibuses about how, if Leave won the vote, a minimum of £350 billion would be spent on Our NHS every single day from 24th June, which as we all now know was a pack of LIES!

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

We’re now witnessing the tragic decline of David Cameron (article by John Harris, 2.6.16)

Friends! The hated Camoron is, as we all know, a Far Right Neoliberal whose views are held in total contempt by all fair-minded people on the Progressive Left, i.e. myself.

For the past 6 years, he has led the most Right-wing Government in British history, which has attacked and destroyed the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society – which Thatcher denied the existence of, and then destroyed – i.e. Our Junior Doctors, who are now forced to work 95-hour weeks on Zero Hour Contracts for poverty wages in Our NHS, which this vindictive Government is now totally destroying by privatisation, e.g. by forcing it to operate a totally unnecessary 7-day service, which it already does in any case, and which is the envy of the world and indeed elsewhere.

So, friends, what is the line that we on the Progressive Left should take on Mr. Cameron’s extremely eloquent case for Britain staying in Our EU?

To ask the question, friends, is surely to answer it! There has been a totally nauseating and despicable attack on Friend Cameron by the Far-Right Murdoch-controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. the woman in the Sky News audience last night, on his claim that Britain’s leaving Our EU would lead to World War Three, which is a typical smear that is sadly all too common in this particular world of ours.

What Friend David actually said was very different, friends! He merely pointed out that before Our Reformed EU was created, Europe suffered from two World Wars, in which millions of people died; and that if Britain were to be so foolish and reckless as to leave Our Reformed EU, this would almost certainly lead to another one.

How, friends, anyone can twist Our David’s words in such a way is beyond me! He never even used the term “World War Three”, friends! At this rate, his detractors will soon be claiming that he was predicting severe economic consequences for the UK should we leave the EU! (Which of course, we will, friends.)

Friends, it is time for those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are many of us, friends, e.g. me – to rally behind Our David and ensure a Progressive Vote for Our Reformed EU on 23rd June! Let us build a broad Coalition with progressive elements, e.g. our friends in NATO, the CBI, the EU Commission, Goldman Sachs, the City of London etc. to ensure a massive Remain vote, which will ensure the survival of Our Tory Government and a massive setback for Far-Right trouble-makers, e.g. Arthur Scargill, George Galloway and the Socialist Workers Party.

Let us not fail Our David in his Hour Of Need, friends!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/02/tragic-decline-david-cameron-end-tory-leader#comment-75536434

 

Michael Gove attacks David Cameron over EU ‘scaremongering’ (report, 4.6.16)

Friends! Britain is not an island, other than in the purely factual sense.

Leaving Our EU would, friends, be a massive leap in the dark down a very slippery slope, which, far from being the Damascus Road en route towards the Promised Land, would lead us to nothing more than a Hard-Right pig in a poke buried in a deeply tarnished silver lining, which, when opened, would turn out to be the thin end of a very nasty can of worms indeed!

Let us instead, friends, think outside this particular Pandora’s Box, and push the envelope towards a Socialist Solution! Rather than turning our backs on our European Partners and spitting in their faces, we should work together with them to build a United Socialist States of Europe, with Britain, under Jeremy’s inspired and charismatic leadership, as its pinnacle – a sort of Venezuela of Europe if you like (or indeed, even if you don’t).

Leaving Our EU would, by contrast, represent a victory of all the most vicious and reactionary reactionaries in our so-called society – which, let us never forget, friends, Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then totally destroyed – e.g. the widely-hated Bozo and the evil Bullingdon Bully Boy Gove, who would be totally impossible to get rid of, other than by a General Election.

Friends, we on the Progressive Left will fight, fight and fight again to save Our EU which we love!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/03/eu-referendum-michael-gove-agrees-to-audit-of-vote-leave-350m-claim#comment-75608188

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston defects from Vote Leave to remain campaign (report, 9.6.16)

Friends! Friend Sarah’s courageous switch to the Remain Camp is a definite turning-point in this Referendum campaign!

Which just goes to prove what I have been saying all along: that we on the Progressive Left must rally behind Our Dave and other progressive elements, e.g. Our IMF, Our Goldman Sachs, Our NATO, Our CBI etc. etc. to save Our EU, which is under sustained attack by Hard-Right elements, e.g. Arthur Scargill, George Galloway and the Socialist Workers Party!

Let us put our footling political differences with Dave aside, and join with him to save Our EU!

My Blog as ever, leads the way: “All Of Us On The Progressive Left Must Fight Together To Save Our Dave, Friends!”

https://supportourjeremy.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/all-of-us-on-the-progressive-left-must-fight-together-to-save-our-dave-friends/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/09/dr-sarah-wollaston-defects-vote-leave-remain-campaign#comment-75976506

Lefty’s Sunday Selection Of Tweets, 14th-27th May

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’ve all noticed  that, since my resumption of tweeting last Monday, the Tory lead over Labour has been – literally – slashed! Could these two events be in any way related, I can hear you all ask? [No!J.C. Oh Jeremy! Why do you always have to be such a literally damp squib? Are you as excited as I am about your forthcoming move in to 10 Downing Street in less than 2 weeks’ time, by the way?L. No comment! J.C.].

Well, friends, as I’m sure you all realise, sheer modesty prevents me from answering that particular question! But one thing is certain: the effect of my Progressive Left tweets and this Blog on British politics is – literally – immeasurable. [So immeasurable, in fact, Lefty, that nobody has ever bothered to measure it!J.C. Oh Jeremy! I am growing more than a little weary of your literally cheap jokes at my expense! Kindly – literally – buzz off!L.]

Anyway, enough of all this Hard-Right banter [Some mistake, surely, Lefty? J.C. Oh Jeremy! Don’t be so literally literal-minded!L.]. Here’s the latest batch of tweets:

Sunday 14th May

(Hard Break for 8 days)

Monday 22nd May

Tuesday 23rd May

Wednesday 24th May

Thursday 25th May

A tweet about a certain Rufus Hound’s conspiracy theory. 

And after he deleted it … someone kindly captured a screen-shot, which can be found in the first reply to this tweet:

Friday 26th May

Saturday 27th May

Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 14: Three Pieces On Brexit From May [Groan! – J.C. Oh Jeremy! That Wasn’t Even Intended To Be A Pun! – L.] 2016

Hello, friends.

And here for your delectation [Yeah right!J.C. Oh Jeremy! Don’t be such a literally wet blanket! By the way, congratulations on getting the Tory lead down to only 9pts in the latest Survation poll! How big do you think Labour’s majority will be on June 9th, by the way? L. No comment!J.C.] is my latest instalment of Saveed Miliband’s old pieces from the Far-Right Guardian, all from May last year.

All three pieces are about Brexit, which as you may recall was a – literally – burning issue a year ago, although, strangely enough, the terms “Hard Brexit” and “Soft Brexit” did not ever seem to be employed then. I really cannot imagine why not – can you?

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

The luvvies’ Brexit letter only shows most people vote with their wallets (article by Simon Jenkins, 20.5.16)

Typical crazy neoliberalism from Simon Jenkins, who should be ashamed of himself for writing this particular Hate Article, which is a totally cynical and disgraceful attack on some of the finest and most upstanding people in this so-called society of ours, which Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then destroyed.

We should be immensely grateful to these 250 celebrities, who have clearly spent a great deal of time carefully, methodically and objectively sifting through all the evidence, generously provided for us all, free of charge, by those fine statespersons Messrs Cameron and Osborne, that leaving Our EU would be the greatest possible catastrophe ever known to this country, with World War 3, mass genocide, famine, accelerating Climate Change, literally billions of job losses and higher roaming charges being just a few of the milder consequences.

And given, friends, the superior knowledge and expertise of Our Celebrities to that of the rest of us on these matters, are we really arguing that they should remain silent about the terrifying events that will befall the UK on the 24th of June should we foolishly ignore their advice?

These gallant 250 people have now laid before us their unanimous findings, reached by every single one of them independently and without even the slightest thought of their own self-interests; and we should surely treat their findings with the respect that they merit. After all, friends, let us not forget that all they are selflessly trying to do is avoid the unimaginable series of utter catastrophes that would surely befall this world, and indeed elsewhere, from this tiny, inconsequential little island, which could not possibly survive on its own, leaving Our EU.

Let us, friends, now decide unanimously to ignore the cynics, the naysayers, the n’er do well’s, the Little Englanders, the racists and the knockers, and back Our Celebrities by voting for Our EU on June 23rd!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/20/luvvies-brexit-letter-eu-largesse#comment-74656014

 

Economists overwhelmingly reject Brexit in boost for Cameron (survey, 28.5.16)

Friends, the only surprise in this news is that the proportion of economists forecasting a negative outcome for the UK economy, as a result of Brexit, is not a lot larger.

In my own survey of economists – carried out independently with the aid of a grant from the EU which, of course, didn’t influence their findings in any way whatsoever – well over 110% of them warned of the utter catastrophe that would befall the UK economy, should the British people have the effrontery to vote for Brexit.

As we all know, friends, economists are notorious for their reliability of their forecasts. If you doubt my word on this, just remember – for instance – the sheer number of economists who issued warnings about the danger of the UK joining the Exchange Rate Mechanism in the early 1990s, which is rivalled only by the number of economists who foresaw the Great Crash of 2008.

And, friends, these are just two examples of the truly astonishing ability of economists to foresee the future. And therefore, when making a decision as momentous as this one, surely we should treat economists, and their forecasts, with the respect they truly deserve?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/28/economists-reject-brexit-boost-cameron#comment-75193129

 

There’s nothing a Brexiter loves more than a good conspiracy (article by Nick Cohen, 29.5.16)

Well said, Nick.

We on the Remain side are, of course, the positive people.

We have pointed out the positive and self-evident truth: that the consequences of this tiny, insignificant, helpless little island leaving the EU will be utterly catastrophic, with World War III, total collapse of the global economic system, mass famine, accelerating Climate Change and higher roaming charges being just a few of the more trivial results of Brexit.

And what has the response of the Leave camp been? Total negativity! They deny these self-evident truths, despite the weight of informed opinion which, as Nick points out, is as reliable as it is impartial.

Fortunately, though, in the unlikely situation that the British people are so foolish as to vote Leave on 23rd June, they can rest assured that we Remainers will be generous enough to acknowledge the grave mistake they have made, and allow them – as we True Europeans have always done, in whichever EU country has made the mistake of voting the wrong way – a second opportunity to vote for Remain.

Indeed, so great is our munificence, we shall give the British people as many opportunities as they need, in order to achieve the right result which is – as all of us in the know, know – an overwhelming vote for Remain.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/28/eu-referendum-brexiters-vote-leave#comment-75252361

 

Lefty’s Sunday Selection Of Tweets, 7th-13th May

Hello, friends.

First, an announcement: I’m taking a break from Tweeting and also this Blog, from today until Monday 22nd May.

Soft, friends!

I had originally hoped that this would be a Soft Break, whereby I would actually be able to continue Tweeting, Blogging etc., as most normal people would do during a break.

Hard, friends!

But alas, owing to the widely-hated, totally unelected Bullingdon Bully Boy May’s vicious claim that “A break means a break”, I shall have to break [Groan!J.C.] the habit of a lunchtime, and refrain from these activities totally. Which will, of course – literally – devastate the so-called British economy, which Thatcher totally destroyed.

Tory Austerity, friends!

Hey ho, friends! This break was booked before the Hard-Right May viciously called this so-called General Election, which literally nobody wants.

I do hope you’ll be able to manage without my Progressive Left musings [Ha!J.C.] for the next 8 days, friends. In the meantime, here are last week’s Tweets:

 

Sunday 7th May

Monday 15th May

Tuesday 9th May

Wednesday 10th May

Thursday 11th May

Friday 12th May

Saturday 13th May