We in Scotland learned a lot from the 2014 referendum in Scotland. We learned that any information presented to you is heavily massaged. We learned that the BBC can be used against you. We learned that prominent Scots hoping for a nice job in the Lords are quite happy to sell us out, regardless of political persuasion.
I mentioned in a previous post that the Conservatives do not seem to want to be in power, and nothing they have done since has disabused me of this.
So, on top of the potential loss of the NHS and the removal of the triple lock on pensions, we seem also to lack any entertainment in the form of a rapier wit in Westminster. Sending Boris to Moscow would at least have given us some positivity in the face of the crushing boot of lowering taxes for people who don’t really need the money in comparison with people crippled with debt and relying on foodbanks despite working.
I am rather disappointed with Boris’s article too. Calling Corbyn names is not a particularly crisp approach. All in all it is looking a bit too easy.
Unless the population of England and Wales are in fact morons, and do not realise that giving Theresa a mandate means that taxes will rise, they cannot be sure of a pension, PFI payments to New Labour and Tory investors will continue to rob the economy and despite inflation, there will be little in the way of improved wages for the forseeable future. Private healthcare will be heavily subsidised as preparation for ridding the UK of the NHS, or the NHS will be plagued with another series of scandals to garner support for further abuse of the population with the intention of making already rich people even richer.
I happened to catch the hilarious article in the Spectator today about the alleged 33 percent support for the Conservatives in Scotland. I am quite sure that whoever came up with this has been reading a bit too much ‘law of attraction’ because one thing we are entirely confident of in Scotland is that only an Aberdonian or Edinburgh resident would relish the prospect of dead welfare claimants, more nuclear power or fracking. Whilst such morons exist, I doubt they would feel safe to communicate their charming ideas to others.
What we need to see from Labour, rather than more Keir on TV (nice face, but forget the public speaking – send him on a course for fuck’s sake) is somebody who at least has a grasp of basic economics or someone to seriously challenge the still unclear ideas about Brexit negotiations.
What we should also be doing, is completely ignore the BBC, since their production of bullshit seems to have gone through the roof. What is the point in inviting guests on Newsnight if we have to suffer the constant interruptions of Evan Davies when anybody tries to speak? What is the point in Newsnight at all, if they use up so much time on irrelevant crap?
As for Andrew Neil, who even I have caught directly lying – I can only assume his dishonesty since he has plenty of resources to report the truth and cannot manage it – is it not time you force fed some other money-pig with cash to lie for you? He has plenty.
So, another disappointing and dull week. I recommend raw chocolate instead of all that cheese and port. Try upping the vegetables in your diet. You will feel better in about four days.