The Twattering Classes

mesnip30716Welcome to Episode 2. Twatters have been rife today, but these were my top 5: EUObserver, the European Commission, Richard Branson, US Middle East policy, and Dan Hannan.


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You can always rely on the EU for clarity in all matters macro-economic; so while this tweet is hilarious, it isn’t especially surprising.

Let’s see now, what might one call the bedrock data likely to suggest health or otherwise in an economy? The depth of seagull droppings on the main promenade? The amount of paperless paper trails created by virtual bureaucrats? How many gold medals the EU won in Brazil?

Call me wacky, but along with bank lending liquidity, trade figures and currency rating, I’d certainly have manufacturing and employment in my top 5. Come to think of it, they’d probably be No’s 1 & 2.

But nihil desperandum Troikanauts, because we’ve scaled a 7-month high in activity. Keep us posted, eurozone.


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Perhaps one day soon, emblazoned across the ECB tower in Frankfurt, we shall see a new eurozone motto, Failed States are Us. Greece is already in the bag, Italy is a case in basket, and Spain is circling while it awaits a place at the arrivals terminal.

But there remains the knotty question of why Schäuble persuaded Papendreou to suggest a greater depth of fiscal doodoo for Greece in 2009 than was really the case. The Greek ELSTAT President on duty at the time is now embroiled in a trial trying to show that the employee who pointed out the Papandreou lies was herself lying, albeit with no known motive for so doing.

Clearly not a big fan of the sub judice principle, the EC has intervened to declare El Presidente innocent before the jury has had a chance to think about it.

Such are the democratic, rule-of-law abiding ways of the EU we just voted to leave, although based on the UK’s progress to date on even approaching the exit door, you wouldn’t think so.


I must declare an interest in Dick Branson: my general view of this Knight of our Septic Realm has always been that he is a bit of a wide-boy.

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“Sir” Richard Branson is trying to tell us in this tweet that Jeremy Corbyn sat on the floor of his Virgin train despite there being empty seats. The empty seats all have reserved tickets on them, but Dickbran has built a career based on public gullibility, so why change a winning formula?

Branners wants us to believe that Virgin trains are rarely overcrowded. That is demonstrable bollocks.

He wants us to believe that seven other witnesses are all lying. That in turn demonstrates his respect for Virgin customers.

And he wants us to believe that he has no agenda, given he owns Virgin – and Corbyn wants to renationalise the rail industry.

He also wants us to rerun the Brexit referendum because he lost. Constitutionally and democratically, that too is bollocks.

But then if, where your brain should be there is only Dick, chances are there will be bollocks where your mouth should be.


Meanwhile, the dispatch below shows once again the boring consistency of US military policy in the Middle East. Having (since the risibly entitled Arab Spring) adopted every freedom-fighting murderous group from Egypt to Syria via Libya, that will o’ the wisp American loyalty continues on its cunning path of both confusing its enemies, while amassing more enemies with every turn of the coat:

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I’m afraid I have now reach the point that, were a new Arab Spring ever to emerge, the locals would spend the next four hundred years arguing about who owned it. The one and only thing that unites all Arabs is a hatred of the US. As an act of unification, that is one amazing feat.


And finally, from the man who gave you “Let’s get fracking!” comes this beaut…

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Young Hannan remains the fortune cookie come to life: his bites always sound good, but they leave a chap hungry for something rather more solid. Now Dan the Man wants to persuade us that free trade is the ultimate tool for human advancement. You have to give the bloke credit for one thing: his arguments are never knowingly undersold.

Free trade with China, for example, has proved to be the fast lane to near bankruptcy for everyone from Newscorp to Google. Free trade on a global scale, meanwhile, has brought us closer to nuclear Armageddon than ever before. Free trade between banks has made Earth, quite possibly, the most indebted planet in our nebula.

Free trade between Third World countries and the Major Powers has reduced most of them to near-complete dependence on the lending rates a decisively indecisive US Fed decides upon, assuming that it will ever decide about anything. And free trade in labour has brought about a remarkably consistent 30% drop in real Western incomes since 1995.

If this is how Dan Hannan measures human advancement, then he is either a fluffy Oxymoron who’s never had a proper job, or a profoundly nasty agent of globalist Mammon.

The jury, as they say, is out.


Earlier at The Slog: Is there anyone at home inside Owen Smith?

19 thoughts on “The Twattering Classes

  1. ” ….. How many gold medals the EU won in Brazil? ” or, how much taxpayers’s money is being lavished on the millions of economic migrants flocking into Europe?

    They’re not termed economic migrants for nothing!

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  2. Gordie, a chancer for sure, but excepting his Belgian record export business he’s paid more than his fair share of UK taxes, oh wait a minute, no he hasn’t has he, he’s only paid the minimum as allowed by all the Government sanctioned loopholes for big business. But he is very keen for the British Virgin Islands to join the EU.

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  3. I would find it risible, were it not so potentially lethal, that the evil empire is threatening to down Russian, Iranian and Syrian jets, should they pose a risk to American forces in Syria. Now let me see: Syria and it’s government is a legal entity, internationally recognised and fighting a prolonged war aided by it’s invited allies China, Russia, Iran.
    America is present in the country in blatant defiance of international law supporting a rag tag and bobtail crew of murderous jihadists trying everything in their power to destroy the legitimate secular government. Does the evil empire define it’s own legitimacy thereby poking two fingers at the remainder of humanity.
    Mr Putin must be a very patient man!

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  4. U.S. citizens being urged by their State Department to leave Gaza at the earliest opportunity. U.S. citizens in Afghanistan being told by their embassy to consider the necessity for their presence in that country.

    He really should have realised his limited potential, and stuck with playing golf!

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  5. Iain,

    are you aware of the number of American air-strikes in Syria recently? I mean, they’ve been all over the news… or they would have been, had they actually taken place.

    The Russians have air-launched S-400 missiles just their side of the Syrian border; they have a range that effectively covers Syria from there.

    And the Americans have no defence against these missiles.

    Ergo, they don’t go anywhere near them.

    In a couple of years the Russians will have their S-500 in use, with a range of 4,000km or so. That’s when the Americans get a little antsy in Europe. Putin is patient, and he is very clever. He also has an armoury that outclasses the Americans in the way a royal flush outclasses a pair of duces.

    He can wait for the Americans to make a mistake, invade Russia and realize the miscalculation when it’s too late and they don’t have any equipment left to fight with.

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  6. If you really truly think that a guy who hasn’t got the gumption, foresight or wit even to organise himself a ticket and reserved seat on a train should be considered for election to govern the country then Itruly despair of your opinion. His video tried showed him as a pathetic victim of corporate incompetence, when really it just showed him as a pathetic boctim.

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  7. Gemma.
    Turkish tanks have invaded Syria on the northern border aided by coalition aircraft. Erdogan and Putin allegedly are now buddy buddy. This does not compute. Perfidious Albion and Machiavelli need to go back to grade school to follow these latest machinations.

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  8. The train video was just a bungled amateur propaganda attempt to bolster Corbyn’s rail nationalisation policy. I am no fan of Corbyn or his old timey command economy socialism but rather him than the Blairite monster Smith.

    BTW I used British Rail as was, frequently in the 60’s and 70’s and it was no great shakes. The main advantage was that you could turn up at a station and buy a ticket to any other station in the UK without having to spend hours on the internet ploughing through all the deals and discounts.

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  9. Predictable that the Slug should favour the bearded no brains big spender PM wannabe at any price.
    Branson knows how to create wealth, a skill that attracts derision on this blog . You really are a slimy scumbag sir!

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  10. Its really very simple and has been laid out in plain [pidgin] English in several articles and speeches explaining America’s ‘doctrines’. Free Trade © is a Neo-Fascist system of economic warfare. Part of America’s ‘Asymetric Warfare Doctrine.’

    Free Trade = Rape, Pillage and Run.

    It was our ‘special friends’ and the paid traitors within our own system who destroyed our manufacturing, industrial, health, education, employment protection, judicial, governmental, state run, etc, etc systems which were once the envy of the world.

    It was pressure from our ‘special friends’ which forced us to sign the ‘special deal’ with the Wahhabi states guaranteeing them SAFE HAVEN and IMMUNITY from international and state Law in this country and now Europe.

    This has allowed the Wahhabi states to plant a vast, self funding [crime], organised, clan-based, networked and hostile trojan army in our midst. Their job is to terrorize and control the Muslim population and ensure obedience to Saudi commands.

    It was the United States of EuroAmerica, signed in by the usual american paid traitors, that finished the job of destroying the very social fabric of what was once the UK. Re-modeling us into homogenous worker drones serving the vast trans-national corporate cartels that now control every aspect of our lives and those of our children.

    Brainwashing us into being too afraid to speak the plain truth for fear of being labeled NVE/extremist/conspiracy theorists/terrorist/communist/etc/etc [see todays media bogeyman].

    Its time to call out these traitors and their paid stooges.

    Its time to grow a pair of ‘ollocks.

    Its time to shed the globalist, ‘free trade’, neo-fascist/neo-bolshevik chains.

    Its time to roll up our sleeves, gird our loins, grit our teeth, accept reallity and GROW UP.

    Its time to rebuild the entire fabric of the nation, its social structures and just system of Law.

    “Rise like lions after slumber
    In unvanquishable number –
    Shake your chains to earth like dew
    Which in sleep had fallen on you –
    Ye are many – they are few.”

    – Percy Bysshe Shelley

    From now on, whatever happens to old blighty, happens to all of us. Whatever race, colour, creed or religion we all are. We either stand together and work as one or we fall together.

    It is what WE make it.
    C3Its really very simple and has been laid out in plain [pidgin] English in several articles and speeches explaining America’s ‘doctrines’. Free Trade © is a Neo-Fascist system of economic warfare. Part of America’s ‘Asymetric Warfare Doctrine.’

    Free Trade = Rape, Pillage and Run.

    It was our ‘special friends’ and the paid traitors within our own system who destroyed our manufacturing, industrial, health, education, employment protection, judicial, governmental, state run, etc, etc systems which were once the envy of the world.

    It was pressure from our ‘special friends’ which forced us to sign the ‘special deal’ with the Wahhabi states guaranteeing them SAFE HAVEN and IMMUNITY from international and state Law in this country and now Europe.

    This has allowed the Wahhabi states to plant a vast, self funding [crime], organised, clan-based, networked and hostile trojan army in our midst. Their job is to terrorize and control the Muslim population and ensure obedience to Saudi commands.

    It was the United States of EuroAmerica, signed in by the usual american paid traitors, that finished the job of destroying the very social fabric of what was once the UK. Re-modeling us into homogenous worker drones serving the vast trans-national corporate cartels that now control every aspect of our lives and those of our children.

    Brainwashing us into being too afraid to speak the plain truth for fear of being labeled NVE/extremist/conspiracy theorists/terrorist/communist/etc/etc [see todays media bogeyman].

    Its time to call out these traitors and their paid stooges.

    Its time to grow a pair of ‘ollocks.

    Its time to shed the globalist, ‘free trade’, neo-fascist/neo-bolshevik chains.

    Its time to roll up our sleeves, gird our loins, grit our teeth, accept reallity and GROW UP.

    Its time to rebuild the entire fabric of the nation, its social structures and just system of Law.

    “Rise like lions after slumber
    In unvanquishable number –
    Shake your chains to earth like dew
    Which in sleep had fallen on you –
    Ye are many – they are few.”

    – Percy Bysshe Shelley

    From now on, whatever happens to old blighty, happens to all of us. Whatever race, colour, creed or religion we all are. We either stand together and work as one or we fall together.

    It is what WE make it.
    C3

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  11. Re the Today programme, R4, discussion of the Train Seats story, yesterday (Wed.), we learned that 1.) Corbyn probably passed by an empty seat or two but we also learned from the same conversation that 2.) the East Coast Line (under public ownership) turned over a billion pounds to the exchequer, 3.) Branson’s Virgin trains are draining tens of millions of taxpayers cash and that 4.) Branson’s UK profits are ‘Tax-Lite’ confirming that cuddly Richard is just another corporate thug like the rest of them.
    Corbyn 3, – Branson 1.

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  12. From EUObserver to JW.

    We need neither manufacturing nor employment to improve as a measure of financial progress in our utopian EU. Employment will be carried out by robots and manufacturing will be totally offshored………leaving both robots and humans with unlimited free time to indulge a work/life( sorry life/life) balance.

    Your criticism thereforefore is undeserving of any of our cocooned houseroom.

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