ELECTION 2015: The Left fawns over LGBT while the Right warns of an imminent Soviet invasion. This is beyond tedious.

The twins Barclayzamoff have gone to Warp factor 9 today in a bid to prove that 2015 is Marble Arch and tomorrow will be Monday. Much as these days I’d rather eat glass than offer a link to the Torynaff, today I must break the rule in order to point you at this ludicrous piece from one Andrew Formica, the well-known MFI kitchen surface.

The only polite thing I can say about the column is that it represents one of the most formicating bouts of media drivel I have read in a long time. Observe, however, the comment threads…and ask yourself: does the Barclaygraph management ever read the responses this risible stuff gets?

In the same finance section, there is this scaremongering Zinoviev letter from old Slog-target favourite Jeremy Warner. Seven months after the Election resulting in a Labour/SNP Alliance (says Jeremiah who must Warn Us) ‘A more overtly anti-finance agenda will quickly establish itself, with the new government a more likely push-over for the various banker bashing and anti-City initiatives coming out of Europe than the present Government’.

If that’s designed to frighten folks, then it doesn’t do it for me. The one and only thing I like about the EU is its suspicion of neoliberal bankers. As last night’s Slogpost suggested, I don’t want to live in a country where life will consist of lesbian weekend seminars about how the genders differ in their attitude to fart-recycling. But surely between these mad extremes of mediaevalism and feminism, there lies a place called “What the wishes of the majority might be’?

Last weekend in the Sunday Telegaffe, Janet Daley maintained that the voters are “baffled” by this election contest. For a few brief moment there, I thought Mayor Daley might have something interesting to say: but that was merely another triumph of optimism over experience. Daley wished only to remind her audience that zero hours contracts are a very good thing, lying on the internet is the way forward, and ‘Britain has now incorporated into its political system political leaders who express open contempt for the democratic process’. She was talking not of David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Fallon or Ed Balls, but…Nicola Sturgeon.The fact that Ms Sturgeon’s SNP is going to annihilate all other Parties in Scotland (still part of the UK) seemed to pass her by.

Daley sees this as a watershed election. I see it more as giant potentially dangerous seas building up behind a dam of Establishment indifference….one where the order of the day is to plant lots of pretty pansies, ceanothus and lobelia on the pathway across the dam to make it look prettier.

I apologise, but I found this post today a chore. I am tiring rapidly of the daily need to point out that Britain is being run into the ground by the highly intelligent among us who are not grounded in reality.

21 thoughts on “ELECTION 2015: The Left fawns over LGBT while the Right warns of an imminent Soviet invasion. This is beyond tedious.

  1. I sense your frustration JW, it is one I share. Having taken the time to educate myself on the philosophical, economic and political framework in which we exist it seems that as you opine, there is simply a denial of reality by most of the talking heads we are subjected to.

    Massive forces over which we (as in governments) have no control are working day by day to undermine the precise way of life which we are forever being promised by the same legislators who have failed to make any of the macroscopic moves to prevent the sand from being eroded under our feet.

    The problem is that governments and the average Joe in the street looks at everything from a microscopic perspective and on a short term timeline. The powers that want us to morph into a neoliberal feudal dystopia can and will use time as their most powerful weapon.


  2. I agree, strong governments with conviction are unafraid to wipe away vested interests or challenge strong entrenched attitudes with progressive thinking.

    Look at the demolition of the slums and their replacement with the high rises. Myopic and ideological policymaking it may be but demonstrative of bold attempts to change the paradigm for the better – however disastrous the results.

    Such epochal thinking is way beyond this current crop of stooges, they have become so inward looking and self referential that they are of no use whatsoever.


  3. They would read the comment thread I guess, if they were able to get past the pretty, pretty, 20 inch deep, 10x click, link bait stories, about food, dogs. inheritance tax dodges and moon landings.
    HTF is that supposed to work?
    Answer – You are not supposed to see that there is a comments section.
    I much prefer the right hand column of distraction, that is the stack of bikinis, breasts and celeb wanna bees.
    More entertaining.


  4. Formicating Mr Ward ? Or do you mean fornicating ?
    I suppose formicating could mean coupling oneself with a piece of formica. Unsatisfying at best and bloody painful at worst . There s a thought ….. I must put in a call to Manaus to ask Dr Mengeke if he has considered doing some tests…….


  5. Reminds me of the old joke about Cecil Parkinson (remember him?)=
    Q – Why is (Tory Cabinet Minister) Cecil Parkinson like a piece of MFI furniture?
    A – One loose screw and the whole Cabinet falls apart…
    Boom boom.


  6. And another thing…never underestimate the power of the “Curse of (John) Ward”. Tesco has just announced a GBP 6.4BN loss. And its Seaton, Devon store is sinking into the saltmarshes (made that last bit up!).
    Keep up the good work John.
    Perhaps, just perhaps, something quite good will come out of May 7th.


  7. This election tops any I can remember for intolerant diatribes. Sadly for me, I was subjected to a two year campaign of abuse, terror and bare faced bollocks from our parties of government and opposition. This was the terror that was the govt backed Better Together campaign in the Scottish referendum. Be glad you didn’t have to witness it! It seems that having reached new lows in that campaign the Conservatives in particular but not exclusively, have decided to replay their performance. Dirt, lies, fear, backstabbing etc. A hundred signatories to some letter, business leaders warn of…, interventions of John Major, Gordon Brown (maybe?) Lords Forsythe, Robertson and any other mad old git! Most of these people should not be allowed access to power. Not sure if stupid, mentally unsound or actually psychopathic. I feel ashamed of a system that allows these idiots a platform.


  8. FS
    Was that Frankie Fablon the well-known American crooning sensation of March 1955? I wonder whatever happened to him….


  9. LVT would topple the current elite. They got Al Capone on taxes. The Single Tax would rout the old landed elite including the monarchy and the church, would kill the new elite – the City, drastically reduce the warfare welfare state as we would no longer need either. They shat themselves in 1910 when the idea made it to parliament. The Lords had to commit political suicide to stop it – it lost its veto, leaving the door open for us dopes to wake up and force the reform through – abolish all taxes and replace with a single tax on the value of land. No unemployment, no tax evasion, saves the planet, ends poverty.


  10. daz,

    I don’t think the planet needs saving, it’s been here a long time and will almost certainly be around for a lot longer than us.


  11. Indeed… the fearmongering and spin radicalised the Scottish electorate and made them wake up and smell the coffee… now the lib/lab/con have to drink their own vile brew.


  12. I somehow doubt enough people “own” enough land for a single land tax. In parts of Switzerland the more you earn the less tax you pay. Why? Because you use less of the state=private education,health care. etc.You get ill you pay yourself.The state is there for who it should be therefore you pay more tax as your insurance.


  13. “I somehow doubt enough people “own” enough land for a single land tax.”
    The tax base for LVT is 1/3 of the economy:


  14. IP
    “Look at the demolition of the slums and their replacement with the high rises.”
    And of course the Architects of those high rises, never intended for them and their families to live in them. They were designing *sheds for others*.
    And that same skewed thinking persists in politics. The posh boys with their arses on the green benches are still the Architects of myopic policy. They don’t intend to abide by the policy they make :
    Those policies are *laws for others*.
    When they live in the world they make, we’ll know it’s starting to work.


  15. They’d just keep hiking the tax until nobody except the wealthy could afford to own land – and up rents to cover the taxes (no doubt getting charitable status as home providers themselves) ! The small guy ain’t never gonna get an even break from the ‘elite’ !


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