Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 30: Three Comments (On The Literally Fascist McDonald’s; Labour’s Great Byelection Victory In Sleaford; and Tory Divisions) From December 2016

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’re all as pleased as I am by the news that Labour is going to vote against a “no-deal Brexit”, aren’t you, friends?

How heartening that, instead of backing Tory Brexit, Labour is now taking a totally principled stance of total opposition to its own Far-Right Election pledge to “support Brexit”. Which, by the way, was not a firm pledge because (1) it was not preceded by the word “Let’s”, nor (2) was it emblazoned on the side of a viciously Hard-Right and reactionary omnibus, which is the only sort of pledge that should be taken seriously.

Anyway, enough of this typically shrewd and in-depth analysis of the current political scene [Ha!J.C. Shush, Jeremy!L.]. Here’s the latest instalment of Saveed Miliband’s Greatest Hit-ettes. As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.

 

No country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy (article by George Monbiot, 6.12.16)

Well said, George. I – literally – couldn’t have put it better myself, which is why I didn’t.

Friends! George has very wisely pointed out that – and I quote his words exactly, so that they cannot be twisted by Far-Right elements and used against him in future – “no country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy”. And, of course, it logically follows from this that – and here I quote a totally reliable source that cannot be questioned, i.e. myself – “Only countries without a McDonald’s can be truly democratic.

Fortunately, there are plenty of examples of such countries. Here are just a few: Our Cuba, Our Venezuela, Our North Korea, and Our Zimbabwe, all of which are as democratic as they are prosperous, and whose respect for human rights and individual freedom – which are in any case, friends, bourgeois irrelevancies – is notorious.

Of course, friends, not having McDonalds in a country does not, in itself, guarantee true democracy, e.g. the Hard-Right neoliberal racist Iceland, whose vicious refusal to join Our EU last year literally condemns it to the kind of hell that Britain will experience if Our Judges are unable to block totally illegal Hard-Right and undemocratic Brexit.

Nonetheless, banning the widely-hated McDonalds is an essential first step to achieving the sort of Socialist paradise that we on the Progressive Left wish to build, where people are not literally forced against their will to eat at the wildly unpopular McDonalds, as they are in Fascist Britain, which Thatcher totally destroyed.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/06/mcdonalds-democracy-corporate-globalisation-trump-le-pen-farage#comment-88989375

 

Sleaford byelection: Caroline Johnson holds seat for Conservatives (9.12.16)

Friends! The Sleaford byelection result is actually very encouraging for Labour, despite attempts by the Far-Right Murdoch-controlled monopoly media, e.g. the so-called internet, to viciously claim otherwise!

If anyone doubts this, consider this:

In last week’s Hard-Right Richmond Park byelection, Labour won 1,515 votes – actually a pretty respectable result in a constituency that is – literally – 100% composed of 1%ers and Banksters.

Whereas, in the Far-Right Sleaford byelection, where practically all the voters are – literally – racist bigots, we won a full 3,363 votes!

That means our vote has more than doubled in a week!

And yet Hard-Right elements STILL claim that “Labour isn’t popular”! Talk about deluded!

Some people are going to – literally – get a shock when the next General Election results come through!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/09/sleaford-byelection-caroline-johnson-holds-seat-for-conservatives#comment-89127146

 

Labour’s woes dominated 2016, but Tory divisions are the real story (article by Owen Jones, 13.12.16)

Friends! Owen is – literally – correct.

While the Tories have been literally tearing themselves apart over Hard-Right Brexit, Labour under Jeremy has been quietly putting together some first-rate policies that will – literally – shake the Hard-Right neoliberal racist paradigm to its very foundations!

The key to all our Progressive Left policies is, of course, money – literally, lots of it. Because, as we all know, there is literally no problem in our so-called society – which, never let it be forgotten, friends, Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then totally destroyed – that cannot be solved by the application of sufficiently large quantities of cash.

Far-Right elements, e.g. the Hard-Right Liam Byrne, predictably claim at this point that “there is no money”. Talk about deluded! As all respected, objective and heavyweight economists, i.e. me, have never tired of pointing out, we can print as much as we need, in – literally – a matter of minutes!

And if by any chance, there’s still a shortfall, we can tax the Banksters and the 1%, e.g. the hated Blair!

Only by doing this, friends, can we emulate that great Socialist paradise, Our Venezuela, where obscene wealth – indeed, any form of wealth whatsoever – has been totally banished. Despite a few minor transitional problems, e.g. food and medicine shortages, no toilet paper, power cuts – which, friends, of course have the benefit of helping to combat Climate Change – galloping inflation, sporadic looting etc., which in any case have all been caused by the Americans – i.e. the Far-Right neoliberal puppet, Obama – this is a society with huge social solidarity, which is the envy of the world, and indeed elsewhere.

And until we have built Our Venezuela in Britain’s viciously Hard-Right and unpleasant land, those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are still quite a few of us, friends, despite the tragic passing of Our Fidel – will continually be revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/13/labour-2016-tory-divisions-brexit-theresa-may#comment-89436994

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Lefty’s Sunday Selection Of Tweets And Quick Summaries Of Articles, 5th-15th October

Hello, friends.

And a – literally – very warm welcome to this latest selection of tweets and Quick Summaries of (mostly) newspaper articles; although I do occasionally summarise articles from blogs, e.g. the Far-Right Labour List, and Our Independent.

My thanks as ever to everyone whose tweets I’ve mentioned here, and to those good people who’ve contributed to the threads, which can easily be read here, by dint of simply clicking on the tweet in question!

 

Thursday 5th October

Tuesday 10th October

Wednesday 11th October

Thursday 12th October

Friday 13th October

Saturday 14th October

Sunday 15th October

Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 29: Four Comments (On Our Hillary’s Great Victory; Our Snowflakes; Our Labour; and The – Literally – Fascist Tories) From November & December 2016

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’re all as pleased as I am that Our Met Police have now come up with a new, kinder and gentler way of describing Our Terrorist Attacks, aren’t you, friends?

Not merely can we now refer to terrorist vehicle attacks incidents as “Our Traffic Collisions”, but even 9/11 can now be renamed as “those unfortunate incidents collisions between planes and buildings/ground, which in any case were all meticulously planned and carried out by that incredibly stupid, yet incredibly cunning, Hard-Right neocon, George W. Bush”.

Anyway, enough of all this in-depth analysis of the root causes of Our Terrorism Incidents, friends. Here’s the latest instalment of Saveed Miliband’s Greatest Hit-ettes. As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.

 

Hillary Clinton urged to call for election vote recount in battleground states (23.11.16)

Friends! According to figures compiled by some of the world’s most respected and trusted polling experts, i.e. me, Our Hillary won the Presidential Election by a margin of at least three billion votes!

And yet Hard-Right elements still viciously claim that “Trump won”! Is there literally no end to their literally deluded opinions, which fly in the face of all psephological evidence?

No wonder that those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are still quite a few of us, friends, e.g. us – are literally revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/23/hillary-clinton-election-vote-recount-michigan-pennsylvania-wisconsin#comment-88085589

 

‘Poor little snowflake’ – the defining insult of 2016 (28.11.16)

Friends! Use of the term “snowflakes” as a way of describing those of us on the Progressive Left – with all of its pejorative overtones, implying that we are somehow a bunch of thin-skinned, easily-offended Leftist hypocrites who can dish it out, but simply can’t take it – is actually incredibly offensive.

And therefore, any use of the term is quite simply, Hate Speech, and should be banned immediately.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/28/snowflake-insult-disdain-young-people#comment-88399266

 

EU chief criticises UK’s Brexit stance, telling MPs their argument has ‘nothing to do with reality’ – Politics live (29.11.16)

Friends! While on the face of it, a 16-point lead for the widely-hated Tories may seem a little disappointing for those of us on the Progressive Left, who literally yearn for a kinder, gentler country – run, naturally, on the lines of that remarkably successful Socialist country, Our Venezuela – we must not literally despair!

Instead, we must take a long, hard look at ourselves, and decide where we may have possibly gone wrong.

Don’t bother, friends!

Fortunately, friends, you do not need to bother to do this, because I have done it for you! And after a great deal of research, using figures which I have carefully made up from many reliable and respected sources, e.g. me, I have reached the following conclusions:

1. Labour is still far too Right-wing for the British people. We know that because, if we were offering a genuinely Socialist alternative to this totally unelected Tory Government, our poll ratings would improve to not far short of where they were under Ed Miliband’s leadership, with a correspondingly greater improvement in our electoral fortunes come the next General Election.

2. Opinion polls are, in any case, nothing more than neoliberal tools of the 1% and Banksters, and cannot be trusted. Only last year, 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.

3. Most important of all, friends, those of us on the Progressive Left now need to listen extremely carefully to working people, in order to hear all of their concerns and fears for the future.

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

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And let us be of good cheer, friends! As I was so wisely saying as recently as back in 2010, it is surely only a matter of time before people get totally sick of this evil, cruel, widely-hated, totally unelected Tory Government, with its vicious Bedroom Taxes, its compulsory Foodbanks, and its literally nasty and sadistic attempts to oppose Far-Right Austerity on some of the weakest and most vulnerable people in our so-called society – which Thatcher totally destroyed – e.g. Our President Juncker, who would be a far, far better leader of this country than the totally unelected Bullingdon Bully Boy May, who is easily the worst Prime Minister this country has had since the totally unelected Camoron.

No wonder, friends, that those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are still quite a few of us, friends, even if our ranks have been slightly depleted recently with the tragic passing of Our Fidel – are literally revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2016/nov/29/tories-have-16-pt-lead-over-labour-and-highest-vote-share-for-7-years-poll-suggests-politics-live#comment-88441931

 

In their ruthless flight from liberalism, Tories have left decency behind (article by Zoe Williams, 5.12.16)

Well said, Zoe. I agree with everything you said, whatever it was.

One thing puzzles me, friends. Given the – literally – unbelievable quality of articles such as this, why is the Guardian in difficulties? Or is this a Hard-Right lie being peddled by the Far-Right Murdoch-controlled Monopoly Media, e.g. the so-called BBC?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/05/liberalism-tories-morality-post-brexit-decency#comment-88829898

Lefty’s Thursday Selection Of Tweets, 29th September-5th October

Hello, friends.

And a – literally – very warm welcome to the latest exciting [Ha!J.C. Oh Jeremy! You are such a literally wet blanket at times! – L.] selection of tweets, which is appearing a day earlier than usual this week, as I shall not be tweeting for the next four days. [Ah, some good news then, eh Lefty!J.C. Oh Jeremy! Do you get some kind of sick, perverted and twisted kick out of constantly denigrating me like this?L. Yes.J.C.]

My thanks as ever to everyone whose tweets I’ve mentioned here (including the anti-Brexit March lady, who has viciously blocked me!) and to those good people who’ve contributed to the threads, which can easily be read here, by dint of simply clicking on the tweet in question!

 

Friday 29th September

Saturday 30th September

Sunday 1st October

Monday 2nd October

Tuesday 3rd October

Wednesday 4th October

Thursday 5th October

Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 28: Three Comments (On Laughing At The Hated Trump; Our Inflation (Due To Brexit); and Our EU Budget) From November 2016

Hello, friends.

And a – literally – very warm welcome to the latest instalment of Saveed Miliband’s Greatest Hit-ettes which, even though written nearly a year ago, all seem curiously pertinent today!

For connoisseurs of these pieces, the last comment (on Our EU budget) contains the very first appearance of one of Jeremy’s interjections [Groan! J.C. Indeed, Jeremy – that’s exactly what you said!L.] in one of my Guardian comments. And if anyone had told me then that, seven short months later, Jeremy would be Our Prime Minister, I – literally – wouldn’t have believed them!

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

 

Laughing through the pain: comics on how to handle a Trump presidency (13.11.16)

Friends! Those of us on the Progressive Left have always been notorious for our wonderful sense of humour, which is matched only by our modesty!

But with the literally endless list of targets that the Right provide us with, we hardly even need to make up jokes about them! Just a few key words, e.g. “Trump!”, “Farage!”, “Brexit!”, “Banksters!”, “Racists!”, “Tories!”, “UKIP!” and – best of all, obviously – “Thatcher!”, are enough to literally split the sides of the average Radio 4 comedy programme audience member! (No wonder that Radio 4 comedy programmes enjoy the sort of reputation and global appeal that they have today, eh, friends!)

Almost needless to say, Left-wing comedy is also a profoundly radicalising and subversive force, and one which must surely explain at least in part the amount of electoral success that we on the Left have had in the UK over the past few years. So that’s another benefit!

Of course, friends, the fact that Right-wingers are unable to appreciate the sheer dazzling wit of Left-wing comedians, simply 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?

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/nov/13/comedians-on-trump-presidency#comment-87485647

 

Mark Carney: central banks not to blame for rising inequality – as it happened (15.11.16)

Friends! Naturally, the news that UK inflation dropped to 0.9% in October is somewhat disappointing to those of us in the Remain Camp, who were naturally hoping for much better news than this.

Nonetheless, there is every reason for believing that this slight drop is indeed no more than a “blip”, and that this disappointing figure will soon be forgotten when, hopefully, much, much higher inflation literally takes root next year.

There are good reasons for optimism on this front, since as everyone apart from a few blinkered Leavers now acknowledges, the so-called £ is now literally worthless, following the sickening and disgraceful behaviour of a tiny handful of 17,410,742 bigots and racists who viciously voted against Our EU in June, and who represent absolutely nobody but themselves.

And this means that inflation is going to go – literally – through the roof! Hopefully it will be in double digits by the Spring, and accelerating from there throughout the rest of next year, at which point surely all but the most die-hard Fascist Leavers will acknowledge that their vote to Leave Our EU was utterly misguided, especially as by then all the other Remain Camp warnings – e.g. total economic collapse, World War III, accelerating Climate Change, higher roaming charges and the looming prospect of redundancies in Our Brussels – will have literally come true with a vengeance.

And to think that Hard-Right Leavers claimed that all our warnings were “just scare stories to frighten people in to voting Remain”! That was just another Leave Camp LIE, like their shameless “we’ll spend £350 billion per minute extra on Our NHS from 24th June onwards in the event of a Leave vote” LIE! Honestly, the dishonesty of these people – literally – gets my goat!

https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2016/nov/15/german-growth-uk-inflation-mark-carney-bond-market-obama-greece-business-live#comment-87534585

 

UK will have EU bills after Brexit, German finance minister says (18.11.16)

Friends! The German finance minister’s claim that

Britain would face EU budget bills for more than a decade even after severing political ties with the bloc

is utterly appalling!

Why for only a decade or so? It should be for far, far longer than that!

Even if, as certain deranged Hard-Right Leaver elements ludicrously claim, Our EU were to completely collapse – which, friends, is about as likely as Jeremy failing to win the next Election – that would surely be no reason for Britain not to keep on paying in!

Our EU is, after all, about a lot more than just money, friends! It’s about Friendship! Co-operation! Fighting Far-Right Climate Change! Totally crushing all Haters, e.g. the vicious Hard-Right Trump and bigoted racist Brexiters! Upholding Freedom and Tolerance, and totally smashing those who would stand in its way! And lots more besides!

And because Our EU is about far more than money, it is surely only fair that Britain should not merely continue to pay in its existing contributions – miserly and paltry as they are – but should actually pay far, far more for the privilege of non-EU membership!

It is just typical of this totally unelected Tory Government that they should, in pursuit of reckless Far-Right Austerity, attack some of the weakest and vulnerable members of Our EU, e.g. Our EU Commissioners and Our President Juncker, who are literally unable to fight back!

Fortunately, though, friends, we on the Progressive Left are here to fight on their behalf! Let us have a Mass March against the sadistic Bullingdon Bully Boy May’s vicious attacks on Our EU Budget!

That, surely, would be the clearest demonstration [Groan!J.C.] yet that those of us on the Progressive Left are, despite a few recent minor setbacks, e.g. vicious Hard-Right Brexit and Far-Right Trumpery, still – literally – revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/17/german-minister-takes-hard-line-over-britains-eu-commitments-post-brexit#comment-87742133

Lefty’s Friday Selection Of Tweets, 22nd-29th September

Hello, friends.

And a – literally – very warm welcome to you all for this week’s selection of tweets, which I hope you’ll enjoy. As there are 30-odd [Most of them are very odd, Lefty!J.C. Cheeky!L.] of them, and because several of them have quite a lot of text, I’ll keep this introductory piece short [Phew!J.C.]

My thanks as ever to everyone whose tweets I’ve mentioned here, and to those good people who’ve contributed to the threads, which can easily be read here, by dint of simply clicking on the tweet in question!

 

Friday 22nd September

Saturday 23rd September

Sunday 24th September

Monday 25th September

Tuesday 26th September

Wednesday 27th September

Thursday 28th September

Friday 29th September

Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 27: Four Comments (One On Our Prison Breakouts, And Three On The Fascist Trump) From November 2016

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’re all enjoying Our Labour Conference as much as I am, aren’t you, friends? And it’s particularly gratifying to see that my imaginative idea about how to fund Labour’s spending plans has now been widely adopted, i.e. rather than continually talking about “tax rises” – which might give the unfortunate impression that Labour would need to raise the basic rate of tax to 95p in the £ to fund all its plans – we’re just saying we’ll *borrow* all the necessary money instead!

After all, borrowing £500 billion – or whatever we need, which come to think is probably a lot more than that – has got to be easier than raising taxes to 95p in the £, hasn’t it, friends?

In-depth analysis of Labour’s economic strategy, friends!

Anyway, enough of all this in-depth analysis of Labour’s economic strategy. [Ha! J.C. Oh hello, Jeremy! I – literally – can’t wait to hear your Conference speech tomorrow! By the way, do you think anyone would notice if, rather than going to all the bother of writing a new blog about it, I simply reissued the one I wrote last year?L. No comment!J.C.] Here’s the latest instalment of Saveed’s Greatest Hit-ettes: four pieces I wrote in the Far-Right Guardian last November. As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.

 

Austerity will unleash mayhem. Prison breakouts are just the start (article by Owen Jones, 8.11.16)

Friends! Owen has literally put his finger on the problem of so-called criminality, which is actually nothing more than some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our so-called country – e.g. Our Junior Doctors – protesting against Hard-Right Tory Austerity in the only way they can!

In any case, the only true “criminals” in this so-called society of ours – which, never let it forgotten, friends, Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then totally destroyed – are this totally unelected Tory Government, with their totally reckless policy of Far-Right Austerity, in which Government spending has been slashed from £692 billions in 2010 to only £760 billions in 2016 – that’s a full £68 billions difference, friends, whatever Hard-Right neoliberal elements, i.e. Liam Byrne, might claim.

No wonder that crime is – literally – going through the roof, friends! And no wonder that those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are many of us, friends, e.g. me – are – literally – revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/08/austerity-pentonville-prison-riots-cuts-food-poverty#comment-87103448

 

The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear (article by Jonathan Freedland, 9.11.16)

Friends! The election of the Hard-Right Fascist racist neoliberal Fascist Trump is literally the biggest disaster for the world – and indeed elsewhere – since that literally dark day in June when a literally tiny handful of 17,410,742 Far-Right bigots – who, let it never be forgotten, represent absolutely nobody but themselves – voted against Our EU!

The totally sickening and disgraceful behaviour of these vicious voters – whether in the US or in the UK – is literally appalling! HOW DARE THEY!

I for one, friends, do not remotely accept this so-called result, any more than I accept the vicious vote against Our EU. So-called “democracy” is all very well and good in theory, but not when it degenerates in to Mob Rule, which is clearly the case here.

All Hate Votes – whether against Our EU or for the widely-hated Trump – are clearly illegitimate, and must be struck down by Our Judges in Our High Courts. (Those three we used last week should do just fine.)

A second US Election must be held as speedily as possible, so that this – literally – deplorable result can be corrected.

Until this totally undemocratic result has been reversed, friends, those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are still quite a few of us, friends, despite last night’s appalling events – will continually be revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/09/donald-trump-us-president-nightmare#comment-87169215

 

Trump’s election reinforces the need for Britain to turn against Brexit (article by William Keegan, 13.11.16)

Well said, Mr. Keegan.

Far-Right Brexit and Hard-Right Trumpery are – literally – the biggest disaster to befall this world, and indeed elsewhere, since before Hitler was literally born!

No wonder literally nobody voted for either Brexit or Trump, apart from a tiny handful of vicious Far-Right Fascist bigots, who represent absolutely nobody but themselves!

Let us now re-run both the Referendum and the US Presidential Election, friends! And this time, let us make sure that the correct result is obtained, by eliminating, respectively, the “Leave” and “Trump” options on the ballot paper, to make sure that people are able to select the correct option without such Hard-Right neoliberal distractions confusing their poor, befuddled, racist minds!

Only that way, friends, can we build a new, caring, sharing, compassionate society – which, never let it be forgotten, Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then totally destroyed – in which all shades of enlightened opinion are fully represented, and vicious Hard-Right neoliberal racist intolerance is totally smashed, as part of the new, kinder and gentler politics.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/13/trump-election-means-britain-turn-against-brexit#comment-87423587

 

The Guardian view on climate change: Trump spells disaster (editorial, 13.11.16)

Friends! Far-Right Climate Change is real, it is deadly, and it is happening NOW! The only people who claim otherwise are Hard-Right Deniers, who are just like those people who, back in the 1970s, claimed that oil literally would not run out in 30 years’ time.

Like vicious Far-Right Trumpery and Hard-Right Brexit, Far-Right Climate Change literally threatens the very existence of Our Earth – and indeed elsewhere, e.g. my native Mars – and if unchecked, will literally fry the planet, causing every single Earthling to literally drown!

And yet, despite all this, Hard-Right elements cannot understand why those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are still quite a few of us, friends, despite Brexit, Trump and Thatcher – are literally revolting!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/13/the-guardian-view-on-climate-change-trump-spells-disaster#comment-87475223

Lefty’s Friday Selection Of Tweets, 15th-22nd September

Hello, friends.

And due to the large number of tweets (over 30!) in this week’s edition, plus the fact that extra text is now being introduced in to quite a few of them, this introduction is another brief one. [Thank goodness for small mercies, eh! J.C. Oh Jeremy! Why do you have to literally ruin everything with your literally snide remarks?L.]

My thanks as ever to everyone whose tweets I’ve reused/mentioned here, and to those good people who’ve contributed to the threads, which (as not everyone appears to realise) can easily be read here, by dint of simply clicking on the tweet in question!

 

Friday 15th September

Saturday 16th September

Sunday 17th September

Monday 18th September

Tuesday 19th September

Wednesday 20th September

Thursday 21st September

Friday 22nd September

Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 26: Two Comments On Brexit From November 2016

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’re all looking forward to Our Vince’s speech to Our LibDems this afternoon as much as I am, aren’t you, friends? Hard-Right elements claim that Our Vince’s claim that he “could be Prime Minister” is delusional – but just remember this: these are exactly the same people who, just four months ago, also claimed that Jeremy “won’t be Prime Minister after June 8th!” Where are they – literally – now, eh, friends?

Anyway, enough of all this in-depth psephological analysis [Ha!J.C. Oh Jeremy! Stop being such a literally damp squib! – L.]. Here’s the latest instalment of Saveed’s Greatest Hit-ettes: two pieces I wrote in the Far-Right Guardian last November. As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.

 

Brexit so complex it could overwhelm politicians, warn senior academics (2.11.16)

Friends! This highly objective report literally proves what those of us in the Remain Camp have been saying ever since that literally dark day of June 23rd, when a tiny handful of 17,410,742 of Hard-Right bigots – who, friends, represent literally nobody but themselves – viciously voted against Our EU.

Friends, leaving Our EU would not just be literally a disaster – look at what has happened to the British economy just as a result of the June 23rd vote! It has literally tanked! – but, put at its absolute simplest so that it can be understood by even the meanest intelligence, e.g. me, it would be far too complicated!

Although the vicious claim that Our EU has imposed lots of laws on the UK since we joined in 1973 is as big a LIE as all the LIES of the Leave Camp (anyone else remember the “£350 billion per minute extra for Our NHS from 24th June, if there is a Leave vote? Another Leave Camp LIE!), nonetheless the literally thousands of laws – all completely necessary, of course – that we have taken on board since joining Our EU will need to be dealt with, one way or another. (Heaven forfend that any of them could simply be repealed! That would literally be neoliberalism gone crazy!)

I have a proposal, instead. Why don’t the Leave Camp now just come clean and admit that all the LIES they told during the Referendum Campaign – which, by the way, they never seem to tire of re-fighting, even though they clearly lost, at least in a strictly moral sense – were, quite simply LIES?

Why don’t they admit that, for instance, any immigration controls are inherently racist, and therefore should be abolished?

That it is literally impossible to trade with any country in the world – and indeed elsewhere – without the permission of Our EU Commissioners?

That it is a complete LIE to say that Britain pays *anything* in to the EU Budget, given that – as all leading experts, e.g. me, have conclusively demonstrated – for every £1 that we pay in, we receive at least £1000 back, in terms of economic growth?

That the only people fit to run this so-called country – which Thatcher totally destroyed – are Our EU Commissioners, whose democratic credentials are as impeccable as their honesty and their competence?

Let us now all admit, friends, that a huge MISTAKE was made in June by some poor (literally! Uneducated oiks doesn’t even begin to describe them!) deluded racist fools, who simply didn’t understand what they were voting for!

And let us now plead with Our EU for forgiveness, and beg with them to allow us to remain as members! And if they are so graceful as to accede to our request, let us then thank them by increasing our current Budget contribution from the current, miserable level of £10 billion/year net – or whatever it is! Whatever it is, it is far too low! – to something a lot more substantial. Away with Hard-Right Tory Austerity, friends! Let us invest in Our EU!

That, friends, would be the truly fair, democratic and Progressive way to proceed, and as such is commended by all leading fair-minded, heavyweight and objective commentators, i.e. me.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/nov/02/brexit-politicians-senior-academics-the-uk-in-a-changing-europe#comment-86658298

 

High court says parliament must vote on triggering article 50 – as it happened (3.11.16)

Friends! This is the most joyful day for those of us in the Remain Camp since that literally dark day in June, when a tiny handful of 17,410,742 bigots – who literally represent absolutely nobody but themselves – viciously voted against Our EU!

Thank goodness for Our High Court’s principled stance against Hard-Right Mob Rule, friends! We really cannot have incredibly complicated decisions, e.g. on who governs us, to be made by an ignorant rabble of uneducated racists.

Those of us in the Remain Camp are only asking that the final decision to overturn Hard-Right Brexit should be democratically taken by Our MPs, whose unimpeachable integrity and wisdom cannot ever possibly be gainsaid.

Personally – and this is literally my personal view, friends – I think it would actually be much better if the decision to stay in Our EU were to be taken by Our Judges, who being so much wiser and impartial than MPs – who, after all, are often swayed by short-term electoral considerations – could be relied upon to take the correct decision.

But as long as the decision about Our EU is not made by members of the electorate who – as June 23rd clearly demonstrated – have an irrational passion for out-dated and indeed racist concepts such as “sovereignty” and, even worse, “democracy”, then I will reluctantly acquiesce in Our MPs’ decision to abandon this whole vicious Brexit nonsense, providing they can implement it as speedily as possible.

Otherwise, we, the 48% – who, let it never be forgotten, are the majority (other than in the tiresomely pedantic, mathematical sense) – will have to appeal to Our European Court of Human Rights, to uphold the Human Rights of Us, the 48%, to Remain in Our EU, which have been literally trampled underfoot by this totally unelected Tory Government.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2016/nov/03/article-50-high-court-ruling-high-court-set-to-rule-on-whether-mps-should-vote-on-triggering-article-50-politics-live#comment-86738719

 

 

Lefty’s Friday Selection Of Tweets, 8th-15th September

Hello, friends.

And because there’s a rather larger number of tweets here this week – despite Brexit – along with the fact that I can’t actually think of anything worthwhile to say here [No change there then, Lefty!J.C. Jeremy, I am growing more than a little weary of your constant backbiting and sniping! Kindly desist, and get on with your Prime Ministerial duties of bringing down this totally unelected Tory Government!L.], this introductory piece is shorter than usual, due to Hard-Right Tory Austerity. I hope you’ll – literally – forgive me for such – literally – unforgiveable brevity. Anyway, here are the latest tweets. My thanks as ever to everyone whose tweets I’ve reused/mentioned here.

 

Friday 8th September

Saturday 9th September

Sunday 10th September

Monday 11th September

Tuesday 12th September

Wednesday 13th September

Thursday 14th September

Friday 15th September