Thursday, 9 August 2018

Corbyn - You know it makes sense

There is a very good reason why Theresa May will not personally sanction yet another referendum over BREXIT,  and it may not be quite what you think it is.

The projected results sound dangerous. They could well be the exact mirror of the last outcome.

This would mean 52% of voters deciding to remain after all, and 48% wanting to leave. Can you imagine?

This would result in a social divide the like of which we have not experienced since the 17th century and Cromwell, and almost certain civil unrest, with right wing nut-cases like the ones who stormed the left-wing bookshop in London yesterday forming militia groups and randomly attacking anyone who they suspect (or just accuse) of being Bolsheviks or paedophiles.

If a decent and moderate centre party is not formed soon to counteract the extreme measures to protect the financial interests of foreign shareholders who have already carved-up all of Britain's major assets, then I will gladly vote for Jeremy Corbyn, and to hell with Cro's heart rate.

51 comments:

  1. We have a social divide now so what is the difference? It would be no greater than the one we have now. What are you talking about? Except that the current leavers would accept and not keep throwing their toys out of the pram so it might be less of a social divide.

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    1. The difference would be the same, times about 500. Give it a few minutes of consideration to let the implications of a reversal of the last referendum to sink in with the same slight difference of balance in outcome. Then you could ask me what I am talking about and make it a question worth asking.

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    2. I still don't see it. You are imagining it or the BBC have been feeding you some crap. Anyway I was a leave voter so I'm one of the thickos. Right?

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    3. Sounds like it. What don't you understand? The last referendum was 52 percent leave and 42 percent remain. The projected outcome for another would be the reverse. It's not rocket science. The prospect of an even deeper divide is a nightmare for the current government. Do you not understand this?

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    4. I understand the mathematics. I don't accept that that would be the reaction of the people. It might be an electoral nightmare for the government, but they have that on their hands anyway. It would not be the civil unrest you talk about. A few mobs in book shops and a demonstration in Trafalgar Square with police horses is not a civil war.

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    5. I didn't say war, I said unrest. Anyway, fuck everyone else, I am voting Corbyn. What could possibly go wrong?

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    6. I'll see you in the food queue then, that's if you're not stuck in the petrol queue.

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    7. If, by voting Corbyn in, I can make Cro's life that little bit more uncomfortable, then it will be worth the sacrifice.

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    8. And you can carry on swallowing Murdoch's shit for as long as you can stand it, and paying for it at the same time.

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    9. And you can stick your precious BBC up your fucking arse.

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    10. I really understand how someone like you who purports to be in favour of Great Britain can slag off the BBC in favour of a transparently unsavoury commercial news outlet like Fox and have the thick-skinned gall to publicly admit it without embarrassment.

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    11. I have no idea what Fox is or where I would find it. Alright, I do know what it is but have no idea where it is and don't watch it. I thought you were referring to Sky.

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    12. Murdoch is a big shareholder, unless I am mistaken. The BBC is wonderful and needs protecting. Do you really hate it as much as you pretend? Anyway I am going to bed.

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    13. By the way; nothing, not even Crobyn, can make my life uncomfortable.

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    14. Just wait till you are kicked out of France and have to move back to Green Brighton!

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  2. We have a similar problem. If, by a miracle, trump is indicted and impeached, we might have a civil war in the US.

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    1. Yes, there is more than one mirror going on.

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  3. Never in the history of British politics have a Labour party left the country in a better financial state than when they took over. That will not change; certainly not under Corbyn/McDonnell/Watson/Abbott. Anyone voting for these clowns will be responsible.

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    1. 'Financial' covers so much. Employment, unemployment, foreign trade, tax revenue; you name it, it's covered. The Socialists just bugger it up, and leave it to the Tory's to impose austerity measures to clear up the mess.

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    2. Yes, don't forget that it was Gordon Brown who privatised so much, leaving huge annual payments to private Co's.

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    3. Have you conveniently forgotten Margaret Thatcher's heritage which was enthusiastically taken on by another of your heroes, Tony Blair? You know, the woman who McMillan described as 'selling off the family silver'? You just slavishly adopt whatever idiotic Tory policy which is force fed you in order to attempt to live out the Autumn of your days without regrets.

      Please remember that I despise Dave Spart as much as you probably do. The extreme left and the politics of resentment are as repulsive to me as they are to you. I am a Royalist, and I sometimes wish I had taken the opportunity to speculate on the market as both you and Rachel have done, but did not. That makes no difference to how I feel about ordinary people being ripped off by a load of global investors who have been given the opportunity to do so by both sides of our political spectrum. Don't be dim.

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    4. Blair is no hero of mine; whatever gave you that idea?

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    5. I was being slightly facetious. Just slightly.

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  4. Has no one noticed that Paddy Ashdown is appearing a lot in public recently, are they trying to making a comeback I wonder?
    Cro, I have never ever voted Cons or labour, just threw my vote away on the Greens....

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    1. It wasn't wasted in Brighton, Cro's home town.

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  5. You may be surprised. There might be a bigger leave vote than before. And yes, the BBC really are shite....

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    1. Yes that is possible. If there is one thing I really like about the BBC, it is not being bombarded with shite adverts every 15 minutes. That alone is worth the licence fee.

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    2. The reason I think it is possible is because the intelligence of British voters has already been drastically over estimated once, and I don't see them getting any brighter in the near future.

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  6. Yes, and you talk about a divided country. The BBC stinks in its bias to the left, is hand in glove with the New York Times, even bringing in a spokeswoman from the newspaper to comment on the Brexit vote the day after as if we needed it, like we needed their coverage of Obama's speech two nights before. They got that one wrong full on. The BBC feed you and a lot of other people everything. Buy yourself a couple of newspapers today to read in the car while you're queuing for your petrol; you might even get 4 day old copy of the Telegraph and be able to read Johnson's article on the burka at source.

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    1. I hate to break it to you, but The Times is a Tory newspaper. It's The Guardian which is left wing.

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    2. I read a variety of newspapers.

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  7. Is this civil war and unrest by blog I ask?

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  8. Why all the discussion? The exit from the EU has been signed and sealed and is now fact. Only this inept (or cunning?) government is maundering it about.

    I voted to leave and would do so again. I think that a further referendum might well increase the leave vote. The more Barnier, etc. try to put obstacles in the way, the more the British people might just dig in their heels.

    G K Chesterton' poem is apposite - we have spoken now!

    "They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords,
    Lords without anger or honour, who dare not carry their swords.
    They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
    They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
    And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient wrongs,
    Their doors are shut in the evening; and they know no songs.

    We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
    Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
    It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
    Our wrath come after Russia’s wrath and our wrath be the worst.
    It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
    God’s scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
    But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
    Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget."

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    1. 'Beer is best...' How true. I suppose he could have been talking about the UK government, but it applies just as well to the EU.

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  9. If any Leavers blame a weak and rebellious government for this stupid and expensive mess, they should have listened to the remainers who foretold it from the start. That's why they voted Remain.

    A Leaver stood up and accused the BBC of only having stupid people supporting Leave, and only intelligent people advocating Remain. He did not understand why everyone laughed.

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    1. You have just illustrated the arrogant disdain demonstrated by the remainers upon the leavers that emerged after the referendum.

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    2. I am not disdainful, I am bloody angry. I thought I would get less angry with time but it gets worse every day as more and more shit rises to the surface which nobody thought of two years ago. I now do not give a toss about being devisive, and if that is arrogance I don't give a toss about that either.

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  10. Carry on chaps it's very entertaining - almost like Andrew Neil meets Katie Hopkins.

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    1. Very good Derek. You should contribute more often.

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  11. I won't comment on UK politics (it's not my place) but I will say that the bitterness and anger between the "left" and "right" looks exactly like what we have in the USA right now. I can't help but think that the division and the taking sides is damaging to us all, and I wonder who among the powers to be are benefiting from it all. We're being encouraged to fight among ourselves and it's all going to end badly if we can't find ways to compromise and come together for the common good.

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    1. The powers *that* be is what I meant to say.

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    2. Jennifer, I was thinking the same thing. Substitute the word tRump with Brexit and we have the same sort of division.

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    3. Please go ahead. I feel completely justified in calling Trump a c***, because he affects the lives of all of us, all over the world. It has gone beyond provincial politics, and always has done.

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  12. Look at this - 50 comments. I seem to have unwittingly employed the same tactics to gain attention as Boris Johnson recently has. The difference is that it was not deliberate on my part and I have no ambition to become Prime Minister.

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