2 years after the referendum and less than 1 year until what used to be the hard deadline for Brexit negotiations to be completed and our government finally deigns to tell their public what their Brexit vision actually is.
I feel like we should have gotten this a lot sooner. Say… at least before the general election the PM called where she campaigned on getting the electorate to trust her with Brexit.
It shouldn’t be possible to make me genuinely like the House of Lords because I hate the idea of them even as a concept and want it abolished, but apparently the Tories are just so shitty that unelected pricks in a Parliamentary Chamber that shouldn’t exist are a preferable alternative to our elected government.
That’s almost impressive in a really fucked up way.
Today I put a £5 bet on Theresa May being replaced as Prime Minister in 2019.
Would have done this year but I feel like the harridan’s going to hang on through to the new year, but sometime next year when the finalisation of her Brexit plan gets repeatedly fucked over by her own incompetence is when she’ll probably finally fuck off.
I don’t think any of her MPs, while publicly slagging her plan off, want the hassle of having to replace her while Brexit is still being negotiated. They’ll wait until afterwards, claim the deal she got was shit (which it will be for myriad reasons, not least of which is her aforementioned incompetence) then challenge her for the leadership.
I would have put a double on who her replacement is but the going favourite is Jacob Rees-Mogg and I don’t think I could live with myself if I made money off of that cretinous fuckbasket in any way.
Look, at the end of the day if Jacob Rees-Mogg is in favour of something then by definition that thing cannot be good for the ‘common man’ or the working class.
Have you ever seen or heard him? He is the definition of a privileged snooty posh-boy twat-features Tory. He is not a friend of the working class, he only wants Brexit because he wants the UK and a Tory government to be free of the burdensome regulations of the EU that protect shit like workers’ rights and enforce minimum employment standards.
He wants a free-for-all race to the bottom among business where they’re free to exploit both employees and consumers as much as possible in pursuit of an ever-fruitful bottom line with no regard for peoples’ wellbeing or livelihood.
If you are on the lower end of the class spectrum and think Jacob Rees-Mogg is on your side, then you are being taken for a ride.
So here’s a question: Why do the Liberal Democrats winning 8 council majorities seem to be annoying Labour voters so much?
I know the usual and obvious answer but let’s look at this logically. These are the councils the Liberal Democrats won:
Cheltenham – No Labour presence
Eastleigh – No Labour presence
Kingston – Okay Labour lost two seats here but they only had 2 anyway
Richmond – No Labour presence
South Cambridgeshire – Gained 1 seat, grand total of 2 out of 45 seats
South Lakeland – Gained 1 seat, grand total of 3 out of 51 seats
Sutton – No Labour presence
Three Rivers – Broke even, grand total of 3 out of 39 seats
These are not places where Labour is on the cusp of victory if only those pesky Liberal Democrats didn’t split their vote.
To assume that without the Lib Dems, Labour would be massive electoral forces on these councils is a huge leap from the more realistic answer that without the Liberal Democrats these councils would be pretty damn solid and impenetrable Tory majorities with an eclectic spate of independents and some minority presence from Labour or the Greens. Certainly not enough to challenge the majority.
I get that it’s annoying when your party isn’t always winning all the time, but surely we must all agree that any loss for the Tories is a gain for the nation as a whole at this point.
Unless you’re one of those people who genuinely think the Liberal Democrats are worse than the Tories, but if you think that frankly you’re beyond help and I don’t care to know you.
Oh sure, let’s give the disastrous monster even more things to fuck up!
It can no longer be denied that the Tories have a deeply-rooted pathological and ideological hatred of our nation’s health service and want it actively destroyed, burned, sold off in chunks like scrap and the land it occupied salted for the rest of time.
Oh, and Boris Johnson is still Foreign Secretary. Because of course he is.