This is fun, isn’t it?

I am not sure I have the energy to do a review of 2017. Let’s just say May blew it, with Trump running her a close second.

Winning an election everyone expected him to lose is blowing it?

23 Will Uber declare bankruptcy in the face of its VAT bills now owing?

Eh?

16 comments on “This is fun, isn’t it?

  1. I think this is the only quiz I have ever seen where the answer to every question is “oh fuck off, you idiot”

  2. 7 Is this the year people will realise there is a Magic Money Tree, after all?

    LOL – Let’s look at those socialist South American countries for confirmation that it exists.

  3. 22 How many cases will Jo Maugham win?
    Hopefully sod all.

    The other person that blew it completely was the Murphmeister himself when he pissed off John Mcdonnell all the way back in 2015. He finds the Corbinites have long memories and, left on the margins, he is forced to grovel to the SNP….

  4. 26 When will stock markets crash?

    I’m thinking of looking back through his blog for mentions of a stock market crash pending. It has to be at least 100 times in the past 3 years and I don’t read it as much these days!!

  5. Trump is President of the United States, fabulously wealthy, and has one of the top trophy wives on the planet.

    How you doing, Mr. Murphy?

  6. Mr.? MR???

    Well he’s not Professor Trump, is he, so that’s one up to the farinaceous fathead in Ely.

  7. Mrs May didn’t actually do that bad, she got more votes for her party than any other postwar leader, apart from John Major in 1992. Now OK, the population is higher now, but she got far more votes than Cameron in 2010 or 2015. The electoral system worked against her, when it worked in Cameron’s favour. Remember Blair got ever so slightly fewer votes in 1997 and a massive majority, so I assume he wasn’t described as having had a ‘Bad year’ in 1997?

    The UK electoral system is utterly biased against the Tories – were Corbyn (heaven forbid) to get the same number of votes as May did he’d have a large majority, which of course would be described as a ‘stunning victory’.

  8. “I am not sure I have the energy to do a review of 2017”

    Murphy has no idea what the world was up to in 2017, only what he thinks it ought to have been up to.

    Any review he did would be so far away from reality it would be meaningless….

  9. @Jim “The UK electoral system is utterly biased against the Tories – were Corbyn (heaven forbid) to get the same number of votes as May did he’d have a large majority, which of course would be described as a ‘stunning victory’.”

    A stunning victory for fairness and justice and by way of a fair and just electoral system.

  10. I heard Michael Howard on Today commenting on Corbyn’s performance in the General Election: “I gained more seats for the Conservatives in 2005 than Corbyn did for Labour in 2017*. But I still lost, and I resigned the next day.” Nice bit of perspective.

    * 33 vs 30

  11. @ Jim
    The electoral system did not work in Cameron’s favour period.
    If we had proportional reprsenation with alternative votes, Cameron would have ha a bigger majority. The electoral system was deliberately perveerted to aid Lasbour at theexpense of the Tores by Blairs team, s canbe observed by comparingthe 2005 and 2010 results.

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