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The issue is that Cameron is Murdoch's man. But his position in the party is precarious, so it's perfectly possible he'll be thrown under the bus and replaced by some horrible twitching winger in an attempt to forestall a Murdoch-sponsored UKIP slaughter of the Tory vote in the next elections.
It's a four-way punch up between a few honest police, a corrupt establishment with some very nasty secrets, a parliament full of political chancers on the make, and Murdoch with an alleged collection of 'interesting' journalism about all of he above.
There's worse to come. My guess is the secrets are probably going to come out anyway, and they may change the game in a truly historical way.
The situation reminds me of Italy during the Mani Pulite. But Murdoch is Australian right, so he could not do a Berlusconi and run his own party right? And besides his attempt at buying a football club failed, IIRC.
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Murdoch doesn't need his own party, since effectively he owns them all.
The only possible political game changer is a Grillo-esque none-of-the-above party built from the bottom up. But that needs a charismatic and persuasive leader, and as yet there aren't any here.
So UKIP is collecting the anti-coalition protest vote on the right, and Nu Nu Labour are picking up the traditional left-leaning voters.
UKIP's Farage - one of the chancers - has already been to see Murdoch about a possible Tory/UKIP coalition at the next election.
That's an impossibility right now, if only because the Tories look down on UKIP as peasant oiks.
But it's perhaps not so unlikely if the Tories kick out Cameron and drift further right with someone like Gove at the head.
Basically UKIP could easily take over from the LibDems, collecting the protest votes and then stabbing their supporters in the back in exchange for power.
dispassionate perceptions, elegantly (and wryly) expressed.
in one word, lucid.
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
But, as Zen advises us: "when you understand, you can leave the words behind."
I'm sort of demi-zen: half here and half somewhere else.
You can't be me, I'm taken
The May elections will be where it all comes together. Eastleigh was the crack in the dam, but if there's a collapse of the tory vote at the local elections in May, especially towards UKIP, then the knives will really be out for Cameron.
Which will make for an entertaining summer.
I hope some grubby secrets about the elites start coming out, but the Establishment have been hiding their filth for decades and I'm not holding my breath on that one.
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