Shut up and like it!

And that is its weakness from the outset. Politics rarely supplies what people want. If it did free holidays in Barbados would be available on the NHS. It has to, if it is to be useful, instead provide what people need.

Makes you wonder why we have the elections so that the people can decide what they want really.

36 comments on “Shut up and like it!

  1. I’m not sure I’d be keen to go on a holiday organised* by the NHS.

    *Using the word in its widest sense.

  2. So politics does not provide what people want nor what they need.

    Makes you wonder why the voters put up with this politics lark.

    But then I could be wrong. I could be right.

  3. It has to be said that the last country to offer free holidays “on the NHS” had one or two other little problems of a political nature.

  4. It is always amusing to watch Capt Potato try to do philosophy. It reminds me of EL Wist.

  5. Forget NHS holidays, how about the ones social services have organised over the years?
    Car thief sent on a safari. That sort of thing.

  6. “Kraft durch Freude?”

    More likely to to end up as a form of “arbeit mach frei”.

  7. amazingly capt potato thinks he too good to be an Mp and his flock of sheep clap and heap accolades on him for being so modest. Thick as pigshit.

  8. ‘You can’t always get what you want
    But if you try sometimes well you might find
    You get what you need’

    ‘It has to, if it is to be useful, instead provide what people need.’

    People are to get what they need from the government. Government will decide what they need. Government then, by definition, is doing a great job.

  9. “Moqifen

    I’ve tried to point out to him that the reason he’s unsuited to being an MP is that it requires being able to compromise, understand the other person’s point of view and work with other people, none of which he can do.

    He doesn’t respond.

  10. From Mr Scoper’s link:

    Oh no, what’s happened to your wife? I hope all is ok and I’ve misread this!
    Reply

    Richard Murphy says:
    April 9 2018 at 6:56 am

    A long story, but the last five years have been pretty tough for her as a result of her health, and consequently us.

    She got sick of him & f****ed off?

  11. It has to, if it is to be useful, instead provide what people need.

    And people like Murphy to decide what that is, without the unnecessary distraction of democracy.

  12. ‘the last five years have been pretty tough for her as a result of her health, and consequently us’

    So his wife’s health was to blame for problems in his life. No fault of his own.

    Again.

    Much of what he writes, even with brief analysis, ticks another box for the psychopath which is barely constrained below the surface.

  13. I wonder if Mrs. Murphy is still involved with TRUK LLP. After all, you need more than one person involved to make it an LLP….or of course Ritchie is breaking the law. Not that setting TRUK up as an LLP was designed to obscure how much tax he was paying at all…..

  14. Noel

    And, despite Mrs Murphy’s medical condition and absence, she is still able and actually does still makes the meaningful and active contribution to the LLP business that Murphy always claims?

    Tax Research LLP seems to be a sham partnership now, even if it was not before.
    PS I do not wish to appear callous in what is presumably a tragic situation, but this is Murphy, a man who harbours fascistic tendencies towards person of differing views to his own.

  15. I do have to wonder about his wife. To me a good marriage is two individuals who are not the same.
    My wife and I disagree on several matters and agree on others – she is her own person and decides plenty. Or she could pull the wool over my eyes easily by telling me I’ve agreed to something (she doesn’t do that).

    With RM – how could his wife have different ideas, different opinions, different ways of doing things than him?
    I know something of the Dom/Sub scene but wonder if he is an extreme case – being so dominant as to not accept anything else.

  16. @ Noel

    Surely his little scam of claiming that she contributes 1% to the running to the LLP now is untenable?

    Not that she did anything beforehand anyway, I’m sure, which just points to Ritchie’s hypocrisy, twisting the rules to suit himself.

  17. Hungary seems to have cracked it.

    Orban and his mates have a 2/3rds majority on a 70% turnout.

    Lots of Chinese students in Budapest as I recall, so it’s rwally only the Arabas, African and gyppoes that the Magyars object to.

  18. Orban and his mates have a 2/3rds majority on a 70% turnout.

    Buried under the ‘Europe’ section of the BBC website.

  19. Tyler/ Noel Scoper

    Given what the fat git did to the excellent and much missed FCA blog, I might well provide some ‘anonymous information’ to Companies House re his ‘partnership arrangements’

    As for the rest of the post – it’s almost beyond parody – a paean to a New North Korea

  20. This is 96 Carat gold – a description of Corbinite Labour…

    ‘The trouble is that Labour may tack even further right and in many ways it is too far right now

    I know there are some left-wing policies but it is all wrapped in neoliberal economics right now’

  21. Is it me or has the quality of commentators on TRUK reached a new nadir – most of the comments either have to be from people with an IQ in Double figures or from people spoofing him, surely. Moron would be a generous description for most of them. ‘Marco Fante’ in particular appears to be several Aces short of a full deck.

  22. OT but “Shut up and like it!” somehow seems quite apt:

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/04/09/transgender-female-loses-weightlifting-championship-freak-accident/

    A biological male weightlifter competing as a woman in the Commonwealth Games lost the gold medal after trying to lift far more weight than was needed for victory.

    Prior to switching genders, Hubbard had competed as a male weightlifter for the New Zealand team. Hubbard was judged eligible to compete as a woman last year after showing testosterone levels below the threshold required by the International Olympic Committee.

    Hubbard crushed rivals at the Australian International weightlifting competition in Melbourne in March 2017, making four new records.

    A large tub thanks Julia.

  23. If Ritchie has left his wife while she has serious health issues then my already very low opinion of him has just gone down further. Perhaps his marriage vows didn’t include the bit about ‘in sickness and in health’?

    I hope his wife’s lawyers are aware of Ritchie’s previous comments talking about what a big contribution she made to the LLP and this will be reflected in any settlement.

  24. “the last five years have been pretty tough for her as a result of her health”

    So Murphy deserted an ill spouse after 5 years of not taking a break from work to look after her?

    What a callous man.

    If we found out he’d shipped her off to some 19th century style mental asylum I wouldn’t be surprised.

    I can just imagine her screams from the back of the ambulance as it drove away with his two boys crying and him telling them “it’s for her own good, she is possessed by Neoliberal devils”.

  25. From another perspective, I think I have commented before that his blog posts look very like watching a person suffering a nervous breakdown: the total certainty, the inability to admit different points of view, the march towards bizarre opinions, the intolerance of different opinions, the lack of rationality behind any viewpoints, the bizarre contradictions….

  26. I hold 2 passports but anyone else who has 2 passports is “commoditising the system”… That sort of contradiction going on in his feeble mind

  27. @PF The IOC, in their ‘wisdom’ have decreed that a trans-female may have three times the permitted testosterone levels of someone born a woman. Thus signalling the end of female competition, except maybe in shooting.

  28. Chris Miller

    @PF The IOC, in their ‘wisdom’ have decreed that a trans-female may have three times the permitted testosterone levels of someone born a woman.

    I didn’t know that! More popcorn, vicar?

  29. Diogenes – he’s been like this for years. I suspect its part of his personality now, possibly part of his personality all along.
    Must be a pretty lonely life being a one man crusader who cannot get on with any of the other crusaders.

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