Polly’s One-Eyed Viking

Polly Toynbee seems to have found a new gusset wetner:

He bestrides this conference like a colossus. Big Mac is the one they want to hear, from Andrew Marr to Mumsnet. Lobbyists for every cause are eager to catch his coat-tails. John McDonnell is the man who matters because what he says goes when it comes to almost everything at this Labour gathering in Liverpool. His imprimatur is stamped on every card vote and each frontbench speech; it is as disciplined as in the old New Labour pager-control days.

And it’s always some man wielding the rod of political power, isn’t it?

Add some black footy bags an it’s almost fascist in its attraction to the power of will.

46 comments on “Polly’s One-Eyed Viking

  1. McNasty is a very nasty piece of work indeed. A ball-less crusader like the One-Eyed Snotgobbler isn’t in the same League of Evil.

  2. If the Polly Toynbees of this world actually read what real-life fascists wrote rather than what their Communist-sympathising opponents said they thought, they’d be in agreement on 90% of the points. A pox on both their houses though.

  3. The people who wrote his communist financial plan are the usual suspects:

    Prem Sikka Alastair Hudson Tom Hadden Hugh Willmott John Christensen Christine Cooper Colin Haslam Paddy Ireland Martin Parker Gordon Pearson Ann Pettifor Sol Picciotto Jeroen Veldman

    http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/LabourCorpGovReview2018.pdf

    Add Ritchie for the FTM requirement.

    Of course, this is not based on vested interests (ignore that McDonnell is a trustee of the AABA that Prem Sikka runs). Totally independent, nothing to see here.

    As I’ve said before, it’s likely that the UK needs a hit of 1 term of these guys in charge. Consider it a reminder and investment that keep their ilk out of power for another generation, if the country can recover in that time.

  4. It has been obvious for a long time that the hapless Corbyn is tolerated only because he appeals to gormless students without frightening too much the core vote and the commentariat who seem to regard him more as a curiosity than a threat.

    Once in power the plan is to force him out and install McNasty and the damage to the economy and the constitution will be immediate and extremely serious.

  5. @ Noel Scoper “…the UK needs a hit of 1 term of these guys in charge. Consider it a reminder and investment that keep their ilk out of power for another generation…”

    In his “History of the Peloponnesian War”, Thucydides commented that wars happened every 30 years because it meant those eager to fight the war had no experience of how awful they were.

    I guess socialism is about the same? We haven’t had that since 1979 so I guess we’re overdue.

  6. JuliaM: very possibly you remember Polly’s frantic admiration of the Caledonian Cyclops (Guardian, 6th December 2006):

    “Twice a year Gordon Brown fills his party’s sails with pride. His tornado of facts and figures magics up images of untold national wealth and success. Sixty per cent more personal wealth! Most chancellors sound as if chunks of their speech are penned by officials, not quite convincing in their grasp of macro or micro details. But here is the man who studies everything, consuming documents with the speed of a shredder. Standing at the dispatch box, the towering superiority of his brain makes intellectual pygmies of his opponents.”

    Well, we know what happened after that. It would be charitable to suppose that Polly has forgotten all about her raptures.

  7. To all “one term of ZaNu will be a salutary and much needed lesson” fans:

    ONCE THEY GET IN IT WILL TAKE ARMED FORCE TO GET THEM OUT. They will never ever step down. They will rig all elections and if voted out even so , THEY WILL NOT FUCKING GO.

    Please be clear on the above.

  8. Ref Polly,

    Not long after Brown became PM, some else she praised to the hilt, she then commented something along the lines of he wasn’t what we we’re expecting. I think it was DK who commented that yes, it was.

  9. Noel

    Ecksy is absolutely right!

    If Labour win a working majority, they are likely to attempt a coup at the first sign of serious resistance to their programme. I fear a State of Emergency, detention without trial, removal of the Royal Prerogative, control of the media, dissolution of the security services, guns for their private army (Momentum), local ‘Soviets’, mass importation of islamic and sub-saharan savages to bolster the Labour vote, and much more.

    The tragedy is that our institutions are now so weakened by cultural Marxism that so many people and organisations would probably cooperate – or at least not resist.

    I could write the Guardian editorial now: ‘on the one hand, recent measures are not beyond criticism…on the other hand, this democratically elected government must be given the chance to surmount this crisis….’

    That said, we may well have passed Peak Corbyn:
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/poll-reveals-corbyn-support-fading-away-0ltzn68b9

    No one has ever gone on to become prime minister with satisfaction ratings like these, with only 24 per cent happy with the way he does his job. Only 32 per cent say they like the Labour leader, down from 46 per cent a year ago. (These ratings are similar to those received by Ed Miliband in 2013-15 and Gordon Brown in 2008.) Novichok and anti-semitism are probably responsible.

  10. Theo – If Labour win a working majority,

    They will.

    I fear a State of Emergency, detention without trial, removal of the Royal Prerogative, control of the media, dissolution of the security services, guns for their private army (Momentum), local ‘Soviets’, mass importation of islamic and sub-saharan savages to bolster the Labour vote, and much more.

    So… not that much different from now, then?

  11. I am reluctant to disagree with legends like Noel Scoper and Andrew C – two who have done more than many to expose Murphy’s activities among many other fantastic contributions. However, I am in agreement here with Ecks and Theophrastus – we cannot allow The Corbinites to prevail. Short of an armed uprising they would never be able to be got out.

    Indeed as per Theo’s last paragraph the question must become what happens in the event they are defeated – surely extreme measures to rid the country of the conditions that created the Corbinites will be required. A Purge of the universities and schools, specific tax rises for Prominent left wingers, a ban on Momentum members working in certain occupations, assisted migration to North Korea and Venezuela. The list of options that will have to be considered is a long one.

  12. @Theophrastus

    Theresa the gormless is so useless that she could easily squander any lead. Her performance at the last election was so shocking that she did manage to make the Jezza look Prime Ministerial. Her utter lack of backbone, charisma and intelligence make any election potentially risky if she is still in charge.

  13. Ecks – ONCE THEY GET IN IT WILL TAKE ARMED FORCE TO GET THEM OUT.

    I was recently listening to an army officer extol how wonderful it is that the British Army is so committed to gay equality, recruiting Muslims, and also telling soldiers it’s ok to cry.

    So… womp, womp.

  14. VP – we cannot allow The Corbinites to prevail.

    Sorry, old chum, they already have. They’re a government-in-waiting. Theresa May’s regime is like a hospice – the end is inevitable, only the timing is unclear (though it won’t be long).

    Aren’t the Conservatives still running an inquisition against their only nationally-popular MP, for ‘islamofobia innit’?

    They’re fucked.

  15. Henry – I assume when they catch you, you have to undergo the Ludovico technique while watching DOCTOR WHO harangue you about how awesome multiculturalism and bumsex and taxes are.

    But first, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, they must catch you.

  16. Steve

    As you predicted Brexit and Trump correctly that is the most concerning thing I have read!

    I agree that May’s government looks dead but how does Corbin’s shower look like a government in waiting? If you tried could you assemble a more stupid group of people than the shadow cabinet?

  17. “How does Corbins shower look like a government in waiting”.
    voting intentions: 40% Labour, 40% conservatives

    For 40% of the country the Tories are evil and Labour are promising more nice things for the good guys and to hurt the bad guys. That 40% of the country don’t understand consequences.

    30% of income tax from 1%. Raise rates much and for an awful lot of people it makes sense to move. Pretty much every person I know making >500k USD would just go to another office of the same firm. Even over just the past 5 years tech has made it ever easier to work from another country. Inertia and switching costs explains a lot of why people stay, and if you lose them, it explains why they won’t automatically come back.

    I can guarantee that if raising rates cuts tax collected then Labour will run up the laffer curve until they get to zero collected, rather than admit error and cut tax on the greedy rich

  18. Theo

    If Labour win a working majority, they are likely to attempt a coup at the first sign of serious resistance to their programme. I fear a State of Emergency, detention without trial, removal of the Royal Prerogative, control of the media, dissolution of the security services, guns for their private army (Momentum), local ‘Soviets’, mass importation of islamic and sub-saharan savages to bolster the Labour vote, and much more.

    Behave! We’re British.

    It’s not necessary? The last line or so of that paragraph is all they need – to make us un-British (ie, invite in a new electorate, a new dependant payroll vote)?

  19. VP – I hope I’m wrong, but here’s what I’m seeing:

    Tories – would need to hire deep sea divers to find their morale. They despise their own voters, and the feeling is mutual.

    Cameron burned up most of their social capital trying to make them “respectable” to Guardian readers, which weakened their support base without gaining new voters.

    May has finished the job with her 2017 suicide manifesto, her Chequers betrayal, and the general politically correct spinelessness of her administration (worth remembering there was a Muslim terror attack during the 2017 election, and lefties were shitting themselves that Mrs May would campaign on that, which would have won her a stonking majority. They needn’t have worried. May always contrives to fail.)

    Labour – their tails are up, their morale is sky-high, and they’re fully motivated to win. Corbyn has complete control of the party now. Actual voters don’t care about the “anti-Semitic” stuff, and the Tories already threw the empty revolver at him in 2017 over his terrorist chums.

    Labour have a simple, clear and compelling message going into the next election: FREE STUFF!

    What message do the Tories have? Nobody believes they’re strong and stable anymore.

  20. Steve

    that’s a compelling analysis – the Momentum (No pun intended) is with Labour – obviously I completely gree with your analysis of May’s 2017 performance. I too hope you’re wrong – though your previous record of unalloyed success persuades me you may be right. Do you have an escape plan should the worst happen?

  21. Add some black footy bags an it’s almost fascist in its attraction to the power of will.

    Black footy bags? Try black knee pads.

  22. Seems to be some real mutual cock-stroking rapprochement between J Maccy-D and Murphy at the moment. FTM to be required by Labour and Murphy posting approving blogs about the great man.

    Maybe vermine is potentially on again?

  23. Steve

    “So… not that much different from now, then?”

    Corbyn et al refute the tired equivalence schtick. Which, frankly, makes me want to puke. To anyone other than a political masochist, anything is better than Corborg and McNasty in power. We can do without Venezuela on Thames.

    “I was recently listening to an army officer extol how wonderful it is that the British Army is so committed to gay equality, recruiting Muslims, and also telling soldiers it’s ok to cry.”

    My point, exactly. So many people and institutions will roll over and accept a far-left revolutionary government! McNasty and Corborg think they are approaching a world-changing, 1917 moment, when socialism breaks through in “late capitalism”. So don’t let it happen…Hold your nose and vote Tory! Or opt for poverty Venezuela-style.

    Ken

    “Theresa the gormless is so useless that she could easily squander any lead. Her performance at the last election was so shocking that she did manage to make the Jezza look Prime Ministerial. Her utter lack of backbone, charisma and intelligence make any election potentially risky if she is still in charge.”

    Agree completely! She may be removed post-Brexit. Meanwhile, she and her incompetent party are the only alternative to a party favouring revolutionary socialism….

    PF

    “Behave! We’re British.”

    As you know, Labour hates what is British…

    “It’s not necessary? The last line or so of that paragraph is all they need – to make us un-British (ie, invite in a new electorate, a new dependant payroll vote)?”

    The importation and granting of citizenship take time….They need to move more nimbly. Votes for immature brains, as Isp001 suggests, is highly probable.

    At the next GE, VOTE TACTICALLY TO KEEP LABOUR OUT!

  24. V_P
    If you tried could you assemble a more stupid group of people than the shadow cabinet?

    If seen cleverer cabinets than that in IKEA, for fuck’s sake.

  25. I too find museful in agreement with Mr Ecks (no matter how much that hurts). One only needs to look at how the moderates (for which read ‘careerists’) have shifted to know how easy it will be for these Marxist bastards to get their hands on power AND KEEP IT. What was so very recently unconscionable has become perfectly acceptable. After all, if female Jewish MPs, after all the threats and abuse, stay put and play nice, we all will when our turn comes.

  26. It’s impressive you can see any difference between them, Theo. You must have eyes like an eagle.
    There could be a redeeming feature of a Corbyn government. It could impel the Brit electorate to get rid of their self serving political class. Much as it would bring joy to my heart to see the entire Tory Party swinging from lamp-posts, it’s unlikely to happen. Labour just might just give them the push they need.

  27. Corbyn could do anything he wanted, anything, as long as he kept house prices rising, or at least not crashing. He could round up Britain’s Jews and put them into camps and as long as he kept on saying “Smash the Torees!” to appease the mongs and kept those house prices bullish, enough of the country would shrug and smile sheepishly and say “never liked them anyway and hey, Israel and stuff do it’s not racism is it?”

    Given that approx 40% of the population insist on saying they’ll vote Labour with these fucking criminal loonies in charge, I am starting to seriously reconsider my opinion of the British public. They say Remainers are in denial over Brexit and had a horrendous shock; ditto me on the morning after that calamitous GE.

  28. VP – Do you have an escape plan should the worst happen?

    Nope. There’s nowhere to go, anyway (unless you’re rich). The rest of the Anglosphere is also in serious trouble (Trump won’t live forever).

    Theo – So many people and institutions will roll over and accept a far-left revolutionary government!

    I fear you misunderestimate the seriousness of the position we’re in. The problem isn’t that the army, the navy, the police, etc. will accept a SJW reign of terror. Of course they will! They’re already eagerly implementing it.

    And how has the Conservative Party – nominally the party in power – responded? They back it 100%.

    I haven’t seen a single Conservative MP criticise the police for harassing Tommy Robinson and random social media users while turning a blind eye to Moon-cultist rape gangs. Nobody in the Cabinet seems to be interested in repealing the insane Gender Recognition Act – they’re actively making it worse. Michael Gove wants to ban cars, for Stig’s sake!

    The Conservatives had a golden opportunity from June 24th 2016 to hold power for a generation. There is a historic realignment going on in Western politics, often characterised as “populism” (really, it’s just about *not* screwing your own voters). The British public rejected the EU. We’re tired of political correctness. We’re sick of nanny statism. And immigrants can fuck off, because we’re full.

    How has the Conservative Party responded to this shifting public mood? By doing more of what their voters hate. They’ve strung us along for two years, lying through their crooked teeth that “Brexit means Brexit”, while trying to ensure it means NeverExit. (And how fucking stupid do you have to be to resurrect the party split on Europe?) They’ve adopted every single one of Tony Blair’s socially destructive policies and added their own. And who can forget Amber Rudd inviting hordes of bearded “children” into our country?

    So, no. I won’t be keeping a-hold of nurse for fear of finding something worse. I hope every last one of them is rounded up and sent to a Corbynite gulag on St Kilda, where they’ll spend the rest of their short, miserable lives hand-weaving hoodies out of their own pubic hair.

    I hope every FTSE 100 company that has spent years cramming political correctness down our throats, lobbying to thwart sensible immigration restriction for fear of having to pay British workers a decent wage, and briefing the press about the horrors of “No Deal Brexit” is nationalised and turned into a lesbian worker’s collective.

    I hope every smug CCHQ functionary who thought it was a good idea to support permanently offended Muslims over Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is sold into sexual slavery in Libya or Leicester (whichever is shittier), and I hope Gollum Gove is tossed back into the dank Caledonian cave he crawled out of.

    The fake Right needs to gracelessly expire so that the real Right can live. Burn it all down.

  29. There is a lot in what you say Steve.

    However if–against all the odds–the Tory twats are obliged to deliver a decent Brexit they can still win the GE.

    Then the real war begins . We need to stuff all the scum you cite–and who has said so more than I–but if we can also step away from one disaster without backing into another that would be best. We can joke about Gulags etc but that SOS McNasty is not joking nor are the risen mad dogs behind him that sane-ish Labour voters have kept down for 100 years. We may not survive their ascendency. I mean that quite literally.

    That does not mean that I won’t vote UKIP to punish and destroy the FFC if she sells out Brexit. And if the People’s Anti-Semite gets in –so be it. I will not abide a Tory sell-out.

  30. Well said Steve, well said
    The only hope I see is conservatives replacing May with a serious contender that can roll back some of the pc stupidity before a GE and just edge out Corbyn and crew, not that I’d rate that as anything other than a very low possibility

  31. When I read the screaming woke PC armchair Marxist civil servants who rant away on the Guardian I know they’re wrong about everything they say. Even more so the loons on Murphy’s site.

    Now reading some alarming stuff on here. I’m hoping you’re wrong. But I’m not confident, I must admit.

  32. A big part of me relishes the fight – living in the woods, digging stake pits – but then again I am getting on and cold and mud don’t appeal like they once did. So I hope Steve is wrong.

  33. Ecks – just yesterday, the government released Project Fear press release #4,767 – this time claiming Brexit means flights will be grounded.

    And you’ll note this is after the EU laughed May’s Chequers plan out of the room. The British Government is still sabotaging its own negotiating position.

    Trusting these people to deliver Brexit is like hiring Michael Jackson to watch your kids.

    BniC – The only hope I see is conservatives replacing May with a serious contender

    If BoJo wins the leadership before the next election, the Tories will win the general with a healthy majority. He is the only senior Conservative the public actually likes, and more importantly he’d inspire the Tory vote to turn out.

    This looks like a long shot though, especially because of his unfortunately timed marital problems. Not that voters care about Boris being a shagger (the leader of the Free World is also a famous swordsman), but I assume the pending divorce will dampen his spirits for a while, and there’s a high likelihood embarrassing details will come out in court.

  34. BraveFart,

    “Maybe vermine is potentially on again?l

    Scrapping HoL used to b a central plank of Labour policy. It would be amusing to see:

    Year 1: Spud notified of peerage.

    1 month later: Labour scraps HoL.

  35. Depressing thread although sadly I share the view we could be in for a mad Labour government.

    May is clueless; difficult to believe a new leader wouldn’t do better but whether the Conservative party could unite behind them is debatable.

    Best hope of avoiding lunacy might be a Macron-style breakaway from Labour although doesn’t seem to be much prospect of that at the moment.

  36. Project Fear 2 isn’t cutting the mustard Steve. Even less than PF1 did. The FFC is making her own sabotage into a joke at her own expense. More disturbing is the remainiac SOS taking over at the Daily Mail and trying to push the doughty-little-trasher-is-fighting-our-corner ( for fucking Chequers yeah) shit.

    We can only keep on at the bastards. The “Cheqs or Corbyn” shi-tola can work against them too. More and more remain Tory cunts will be hearing the vile shite of ZaNu and waking up to the idea that they better win the next GE and a proper Brexit might be a price worth paying even for traitors like themselves.

  37. He is a socialist hero. I will vote for the Labour Party. We will tax the rich, and give to the poor. Up with socialism. Up with equality. We need to redistribute money from the rich to the poor. Nationalize private industries now.
    Now we are leaving the EU, we can nationalize everything.
    Yes up with socialism.

  38. I also called Trump and Brexit on these pages, and I don’t see a Labour certainty here. Possible, sure – but not clear and obvious like those two.

    Labour still look a nasty shambles. If they find a Blair / Obama / Trudeau / Macron type front shiny they could easily do it.

  39. Polly just wants to hang her knickers on whichever socialist strongman who is willing to deal with those awful working class people at airports, who just get in the way and act obnoxiously when all Polly wants is to get to her Latin retreat with the minimum of hassle.

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