Ritchie’s budget speech

I believe that they need a national government that will negotiate a new agreement with the European Union that will be in the best interests of the people of the whole of the UK; that will keep us in the Customs Union and the Single Market; that will prevent a crisis in Ireland, that will provide stability for the businesses of this country; and which will let us continue to work in partnership with our neighbours on issues such as economic development, academic research,

Ah yes, that’s right. His EU grant doesn’t last until retirement date, does it?

29 comments on “Ritchie’s budget speech

  1. ” a new agreement with the European Union that will be in the best interests of the people of the whole of the UK; that will keep us in the Customs Union and the Single Market”

    Ie ignore entirely the majority of the UK people who voted to leave both of those things.

  2. A national unity government that will somehow achieve something that the EU brass hats have repeatedly and resolutely stated is impossible.

    Great one, spud!

  3. That would do for a T&S in my book.

    Some time on remand would serve as a weight loss program for the fat twat.

  4. We had a general election 5 months ago. The voters elected MPs as usual much to the annoyance of Ritchie.
    What we got was a government that don’t listen to him.

  5. well he’s sold his soul for the eu danegeld. He’s quite near kings lynn and it’s docks – perhaps he can sell something there.

  6. . . . and that will lead to world peace, end of disease everywhere, stop violence, promote religious tolerance, yield high-paying jobs for everyone, reduce air and water pollution, halt climate change, cause the seas to cease rising, and result in low prices globally.

    Any other platitudes worth pursuing?

    There must be.

  7. His list doesn’t include unicorns in the parks and 7-Up in all the water fountains.

    A simple oversight, I assume.

  8. prevent a crisis in Ireland

    Not long ago, when the EU was deciding to financially crucify the Irish, the only major finance minister to speak up for them was… an achingly posh Englishman called George Gideon Oliver Osborne.

    Given the obnoxious noises coming out of the emerald isle over Brexit, maybe he shouldn’t have bothered.

  9. “Ie ignore entirely the majority of the UK people who voted to leave both of those things.”

    You forget, Jim, that the Tuber can discern the real interests of everyone, so votes can be ignored. The majority were misled by their neo-liberal false consciousness. Essentially, he is a typical Marxist vanguardist, and his calls for a national government are the old popular front strategy.

  10. “an agreement in the best interests of the people of the whole of the UK”

    So, that’s leaving the Customs Union, innit?

  11. A junta requires at least three people in my experience. I refuse to believe there are three people in the world who would be exposed to Mr Murphy’s advice for any length of time and not get rid of him. The proof for this is the fact that John McDonnell (yes, John Bloody McDonnnell!) got rid of him, and there ain’t anyone stranger than that.

    At least a junta might just shoot him. And would provide hours of amusement if everyone pronounced it with the correct ‘Spanish’ accent…

  12. His blog is rapidly becoming a parody of itself. He lies about meeting the big 4, he won’t recognise when he contradicts himself and then says he will leave the UK on Brexit for “work reasons”. His only job is a lecturer at city. The rest of the time he is blogging.

  13. A junta requires at least three people in my experience

    A junta of him and two clones would lead to bloodshed in minutes, let alone him and two other actual people.

  14. @perry.

    Has anyone noticed any difference at all in Spud’s activities since he supposedly began working for the EU? The blogging and occasional guest appearances in the media and very occasional publication of a re-write of discredited shyte all seem to have continued exactly as before.

  15. I wonder how the US has managed for all these years without joining the EU. Switzerland must be on its last legs too.

  16. Andrew C, it is interesting that Ritchie seems to have stopped writing reports for the TUC, the PCS, Oxfam, Christian Aid, etc. Has he pissed them all off? I find it hard to believe that his EU funded senior lectureship precludes him from doing other work.

  17. @Sam Jones

    I suspect it was his loss of TUC, PCS and Unite funding following his fall out with Labour that prompted him to run to the EU.

    I’m guessing Oxfam and Christian Aid stopped funding when they finally realised what utter shyte he was writing (writing utter shyte wouldn’t have ended union funding).

    His EU funded senior lectureship seems not to preclude him carrying on exactly as before and doing fuck all lecturing and fuck all for the EU. He’s a waddling endorsement of us leaving the wastrel EU behind.

  18. AndrewC – perhaps the union funding dried up when they realised he believed the stuff he was writing.

    Not even the union officials are that gullible. The tools are a means to power, not a religion.

  19. The union funding dried up for the simple reason, that john mcdonnell always was a big supporter of pcsu – the taxmans union. He’s not going to tolerate the potato anywhere near pcsu spreading his poison.

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