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The election of the new leader is probably the most fun thing that's happened in UK politics for 3 years.

Over the weekend we've had the "who got the most stoned at university" hustings. The eruption of naked privilege and grotesque hypocrisy has genuinely sickened many people. Their willingness to preside over the destruction of poor peoples' lives for lesser crimes than they themsleves committed has given a pause to many who would previously have considered them.

Michael Gove's is the most blatant dishonesty and, even if he himself doesn't realise it, his campaign is already mortally wounded. I'm personally convinced that his assassination was orchestrated by Johnston, in part as ice cold revenge for Gove's knifing of his cmapaign 3 years previously. I have to give kudos to Boris for how well it was done : Perfectly timed, efficiently executed and with no blood on his hands. Indeed, the victim doesn't yet know he's dead. Macchiavelli himself would have been impressed.

Rory Stewart has admitted to smoking opium, although he's probably okay on that cos he did it in Afghanistan where it would have been rude to have refused. But he wasn't going to win anyway. Most think he's runnng to seek promotion.

Andrea Loathsome Leadsom has admitted to smoking dope, but it's a kinda pathetic bid for attention. She's an obvious also ran and this doesn't help her.

People keep trying to suggest somebody who might beat Boris, but with Michael Gove left bleeding in the gutter, I think this is just a coronation now.

FSM help us all.


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 08:45:47 PM EST
But, more interestingly, it's where we go from here.

If, as I suspect, Boris is crowned king of the shitheap (it's up to you if you think I mean the Tories or the UK), then what next?

As Frank outlines, there really is nothing to be gained from the EU before november, who no longer have any interest in sustaining an obviously failed State on their dime a moment beyond the stroke of Halloween.

We are left with the same choice we've faced since last November. May's deal, no deal or (whisper it quietly) revoking 50.

I think boris will charge full bloodied at no-deal. At which point the Tory party will lose several MPs to the LibDems, forcing the Tories even further to the right to try to steal voters and support from Farage's band of brutals.

Some have said that this will bring a vote of no confidence, which will be lost bringing about a General Election. Who really knows at this point? But I think it unlikely because there are too many people looking to their jobs.

Many tories will expect to lose their seats at the next general election. Even Boris' own seat is looking like a marginal right now and I'm sure Labour will put up a good show against him.

Equally, the Cuck/Tinge Turkey party, already disintegrating as some flee to the LibDems know they will likely be wiped out out. So they won't be voting for Xmas anytime soon whatever the provocation including supporting a no deal they were formed to explicitly exclude.

And the DUP will follow the tories down whatever rathole is available, just becuause they're the lowest scum imaginable.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 09:00:25 PM EST
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It's quite obvious at this point that Labour have returned tho their traditional soft left position, but that the LibDems now have an opportunity to make a pitch to replace the Tories as the natural home of One Nation conservatives, who have been increasingly uncomfortable in the increasingly neoliberal US-Republican wannabe Tory party.

The LibDems adoption 15 years ago of Orange Bookism, an overtly business friendly economics centred policy platform increasingly looks like a good position for them as politics seeks a new normal. this possibly gives them 1/3 of the Tory vote if they leverage it effectively. Conservative MPs will be especially attracted as the LDP are a far more effective electioneering force with a good ground operation.

It is also obvious that the Boris Tories and the Farage Brutals are in a death match for the same group of voters and there really isn't room in UK politics with FPTP for two parties on the right. tbh, post-brexit I'm not sure either has a future

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 09:33:53 PM EST
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It is also obvious that the Boris Tories and the Farage Brutals are in a death match for the same group of voters and there really isn't room in UK politics with FPTP for two parties on the right. tbh, post-brexit I'm not sure either has a future

Any chance the two cut a survival deal?  Provided, of course, they can overcome the trifling point that Frottage and Boor-Ass each has an ego with its own post code.

by rifek on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 02:59:10 AM EST
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oh, ho ho. As my friend wrote;-
The problem with writing a regular newspaper column when you're a chronic wannabe prime minister is clearer than ever in this 2007 Telegraph piece that New Statesman has dredged up.

Writing about the Labour prime minister Gordon Brown, who took over from Tony Blair without an election, Boris Johnson lays into Brown's lack of "mandate from the British people". He describes the "transition about as democratically proper as the transition from Claudius to Nero", calling it a "scandal", "fraud" and "nothing less than a palace coup".

New Statesman - "Without a mandate from the British people" : How Boris described Gordon Brown in 2007

Here's his intro:

"It's the arrogance. It's the contempt. That's what gets me. It's Gordon Brown's apparent belief that he can just trample on the democratic will of the British people. It's at moments like this that I think the political world has gone mad, and I am alone in detecting the gigantic fraud."

His description of Tony Blair being elected in the last general election, 2005:

"They voted for Anthony Charles Lynton Blair to serve as their leader. They were at no stage invited to vote on whether Gordon Brown should be PM... They voted for Tony, and yet they now get Gordon, and a transition about as democratically proper as the transition from Claudius to Nero. It is a scandal. Why are we all conniving in this stitch-up? This is nothing less than a palace coup... with North Korean servility, the Labour Party has handed power over to the brooding Scottish power-maniac."

Specifically on his lack of a mandate:

"The extraordinary thing is that it looks as though he will now be in 10 Downing Street for three years, and without a mandate from the British people. No one elected Gordon Brown as Prime Minister..."

Oh boy, can't wait to see that one thrown in his face

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 11th, 2019 at 07:38:38 AM EST
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## Democracy is not well understood.

reference
wikiwtf | Parliamentary Labour Party
Trade unionists and the Labour Party in Britain: the bedrock of success
PLP formation and leadership
Cambridge | The British Constitution and the Structure of the Labour Party
registered library
Archives of the Parliamentary Labour Party, 1906-1968 (book)

archived UK "government"
1922 Committee
there is no separate election of PM. The procedure is described here.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:56:38 PM EST
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It's really quite simple. The EU elects undemocratic bureaucrats and her Majesty appoints democratic PMs.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jun 11th, 2019 at 03:46:14 PM EST
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The eruption of naked privilege and grotesque hypocrisy has genuinely sickened many people. Their willingness to preside over the destruction of poor peoples' lives for lesser crimes than they themsleves committed has given a pause to many who would previously have considered them.

Then you're still a far more decent lot than we are.  We've been fine for decades with scions of the Ueberklass getting away scot-free for behavior that puts the less-advantaged in prison for years.

And if I should chance to run over a cad,
I can pay for the damage if ever so bad.
So pleasant it is to have money, heigh ho!
So pleasant it is to have money.

by rifek on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 02:47:17 AM EST
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The only real crime in neo-liberal society is not to have sufficient money to pay your lawyers off for getting you off whatever crimes you are accused of. And Trump has shown that a large proportion of the population is ok with that.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 11:08:03 AM EST
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