Fair point

The magnificently woke actor George Clooney has demanded we all boycott luxury hotels with links to Brunei because the country has ruled homosexuals must be stoned to death. Happy to help, George — that’s Brunei off my Christmas card list.

There are nine other countries where gay people face the death penalty. They all have something in common. Much like the countries that will put you to death for apostasy. Shall we boycott those, too, as well as countries where gay people are simply imprisoned or lashed? They all have something in common, too.

I wish George would explain what that something was.

15 comments on “Fair point

  1. Talking of that something in common, today’s Times also runs an article on £8 billion of fraud from a group of British Asians*; some of this stolen money was funnelled to terrorist organisations.

    There’s also articles highlighting the ‘tragic’ cases of various allegedly British people who are whining about the consequences of their poor life choices ie joining up with groups of murderous religious maniacs.

    No comments allowed on any of those articles. Of course.

    *perhaps Thais or Hindus of Indian origin?

  2. So we can now add spectacular fraud to electoral corruption, bent councils, restrictions on free speech, terrorist murders and child rape on a scale that you normally only hear of in an African war to the list of horrors we have suffered thanks to the influx of backwards Muslim peasants from the world’s worst shitholes.

    As far as I can tell, on the ‘positive’ side of the ledger, all we have is Mo Farah and several thousand crappy restaurants serving a bastardised version of Indian food.

  3. George is just an actor. It would be more significant if his wife, the best dressed human rights lawyer in the world, ventured an opinion, unless there’s something in her background which prevents her.

  4. “…a group of British Asians”

    British/ Asians: Pick one, as I’m pretty sure the British hail from NW Europe.

  5. Ah, Rod Liddle – good non-woke chap

    Any good chaps here to copy & paste (or pastebin) paywalled article, please?

  6. Adrian – It is Jacinda
    However she often gets “Jacinta” and apparendly it rilly annoys the loving caring princess.
    So, keep it up

  7. There is no way out of this mess, and from here on in things will only get worse. That’s the most optimistic spin I can put on the events of Friday, when Theresa May’s wheezing donkey of a Brexit plan was whipped and beaten for a third time, ready to be carted off to the glue factory.

    The most likely scenario, I reckon, is that one day quite soon we will wake up to find that Magic Grandpa is running the country, after an election in which the people of the UK decided that even the anti-semitic, quasi-commie, ultra-woke, terrorism-supporting rabble of Labour, led by a halfwit, is preferable to this shower of pompous, grasping and deluded idiots, ie the Conservative Party.

    Switch on the TV that glad bright morning and the new home secretary, Diane Abbott, will patiently explain to you, eyes swivelling back into her head, just why Labour won. Pollster Sir John Curtice reckons the most likely outcome of a general election would be a hung parliament; I disagree. I think Labour would win handsomely — and I got it right last time.

    What would that mean for Brexit? Come on: Brexit is already dead. For the past year and a half all those debates in the House of Commons — and the negotiations in Brussels — have not really been about Brexit. They have been about keeping May in power, about squaring the circle between her “remainers” and her “leavers”, which obviously could never be done. That’s why we were left with a deal that both remainers and leavers found impossible to abide.

    Sometimes there are absolutes whereby no compromise is applicable, and this is one of them. It is, in the end, an enormous betrayal of democracy, and of the people, and will prove to be deeply corrosive. We voted to leave the EU. Not to leave part of the EU. The politicians were duty-bound to enact that decision. But having paid lip service to “respecting the vote”, they decided in the end that it would be more fun not to respect it at all, whether by demanding another vote, or the revoking of article 50, or by simply sliding, gradually, towards a Brexit so soft that it was not Brexit at all. May’s knackered and admittedly unsatisfactory deal was the last chance to wring something from this debacle. But now that’s gone.

    Tenacious and persistent the prime minister may well be, but also inept, increasingly isolated and out of her depth. From the very start too much was ceded to the EU in the sequencing of negotiations: we should have been telling them we would be happy to leave with no deal, and pay no money whatsoever, but let’s start the trade talks right now and see if we can sort out something more agreeable.

    But she could not do that because almost the entire Commons, including half of her cabinet, kept insisting that no deal would never be acceptable. Her strongest weapon, ripped away. So Brussels never believed the threat. Then she called an unnecessary general election, campaigned in it with the warmth and charisma of a fridge-freezer and on a manifesto devised by maniacs, thus losing her entire majority and weakening her position both in the Commons and in negotiations.

    Those around her, Brexiteers and remainers, were more interested in jockeying for position to become the next leader, with that familiar sense of entitlement. They’re still doing it now.

    Meanwhile, the European Research Group continued to vote against May’s deal at every turn despite the fact that it must have understood, by February, that it wasn’t May’s deal or no deal. It was May’s deal or effectively no Brexit. If they didn’t grasp that, they are idiots.

    A new Conservative Party leader, and thus prime minister, will not help. The same divisions will be there. And a House of Commons, House of Lords, Speaker, big business and broadcast media with an overwhelming bias towards not leaving the EU at all.

    Nor will a general election make matters much clearer. The problem is that the divisions in the Commons do not remotely match the divisions within society. On Brexit, most obviously, where the House is in favour of remain by two to one. But by no means just Brexit. Last week, when nobody was looking, more than nine out of 10 MPs voted for the new plan to teach kids about gay and transgender relationships from the age of five. I’d guess nine out of 10 of the UK population do not agree with this remotely. But the bill still passed with a massive majority.

    Increasingly, I think we need proportional representation to mediate this unrepresentative liberal elite bias among our elected members. With a House elected via PR, we might well have left the EU by now — and with a decent deal. The old argument was that first-past-the-post provided strong and decisive government. How’s that analysis looking now?

    Voters have their first chance to show their dissatisfaction — in the Newport West by-election this Thursday. Shun the two biggest parties, please. If you’re a remainer, vote Liberal Democrat or Plaid. If you’re a Newport leaver, vote Social Democratic Party — a pro-Brexit, socially conservative centre party. In this new age of politics, those former allies are now diametrically opposed.

    6m signatures? It’s a load of Wobblers
    The petition to revoke article 50 and stay in the EU has now reached 6m signatures, including mine more than 30 times under some of the following names: Bob Wibble, Bob Wobble, Jah Wobble, Annette Curtain, Mamu The Dog-Faced Boy and A Hitler (CBE).

    Probably a minority of the 6m names on the petition were fraudulent signatures like my own. But even if we accepted that all the signatures were valid, doesn’t that suggest the “remain” vote has lost more than half of its support since June 23, 2016?

    After all, it is far less onerous to click on a petition than it is to lumber on down to the polling station.

    No poetic licence to lay into Hughes
    Congratulations to the winner of this year’s Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and thus £5,000, Raymond Antrobus. Antrobus is deaf and black and his poetry is rather lovely. Though I haven’t read his fellow contenders’ work, I’m glad he won. He’s a lot better than the woman who set up the prize, our poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

    But was it absolutely necessary for the bloke to stick the boot into the man in whose name he has been honoured, Ted Hughes? While confessing his admiration for Hughes’s verse, he said: “Some of his behaviour should be examined,” which has the usual Maoist flavour to it.

    Here’s a short poem for Antrobus:

    From the tyranny of now
    You can give Ted Hughes the cosh
    But, then, I wonder how
    You can still accept the dosh.

    The religion that dare not speak its name
    The magnificently woke actor George Clooney has demanded we all boycott luxury hotels with links to Brunei because the country has ruled homosexuals must be stoned to death. Happy to help, George — that’s Brunei off my Christmas card list.

    There are nine other countries where gay people face the death penalty. They all have something in common. Much like the countries that will put you to death for apostasy. Shall we boycott those, too, as well as countries where gay people are simply imprisoned or lashed? They all have something in common, too.

    I wish George would explain what that something was.

  8. The above in response to Pcar‘s desire to see today’s Rod Liddle column from the Sunday Times.

  9. “Meanwhile, the European Research Group continued to vote against May’s deal at every turn despite the fact that it must have understood, by February, that it wasn’t May’s deal or no deal. It was May’s deal or effectively no Brexit. If they didn’t grasp that, they are idiots.”

    I don’t think so. The WA is treason and a betrayal, but it could be portrayed as ‘Brexit’ to con the masses that they’d got what they voted for. The one thing the Right should have learned by now is that the compromises only ever go one way – the Right give a bit, and the Left take it. Its a one way ratchet.

    If we are going to have a BRINO, lets make it a blatantly obvious in your face F*ck You one. If we are going to be f*cked over, make sure the f*ckers have to do it looking us in the eye, so we can identify them for the gibbet at a later date, should such an opportunity arise.

    The Right have got to realise that compromising with the Left only ever ends up with them winning. Maybe a bit later than they’d like, but winning nonetheless. The Right have got to start channelling Martin Luther – Here I stand, I can do no other. This constant appeasement ‘If only we give a bit on this, we’ll get at least something’ attitude ends only in losing everything anyway.

  10. A better protest would be for gays to book into those hotels expressly to have sex. Perhaps sending pictures to Brunei.

  11. Rather liked the Brexit update from Larry the number 10 cat
    ‘We have reached the point where we’re hoping Dr Sam Beckett quantum leaps into Theresa May’

Leave a Reply

Name and email are required. Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.