A Labour victory in May’s general election would lead to the UK economy coming to resemble struggling France, one of the world’s leading investment banks has warned.


Apparently
a Labour election victory will mean people forgo soap and we’ll all start smelling of garlic.

22 thoughts on “Hmm”

  1. So Much for Subtlety

    Apparently a Labour election victory will mean people forgo soap and we’ll all start smelling of garlic.

    Oh come on.

    Besides, if you go to London or Birmingham or pretty much any other major city, most people already have.

  2. b(n)is,

    That’s about visiting France and going to nice places, which of course, are full of MILFs, in the same way that Marlborough and Ascot are. Most French market towns are full of absolute horrors.

  3. bloke (not) in spain

    @The Stig
    I rate by going to supermarkets & even my French local in Flanders – and Flanders is just Belgium with higher booze prices & is known for its munters (Les geants des Flandres ain’t just the rabbits) – can usually produce a handful of “I woulds” & at least one “definitely” on a wet Wednesday in March. The Sainsburys here’d lucky to scare up an “I might” all summer.*
    As for Spain… You start talking about “Please hold me backs” & “I died & went to Paradise’s”

    *Maybe the result of dressing off the racks at Oxfam whilst blindfolded.

  4. bloke (not) in spain

    “A Labour victory will turn Britain into Britain in the 1970s.”

    If that’s beer at 16p the pint, I’d go for it.

  5. A Labour victory is almost certain to mean the end of Trident, lest we forget. The SNP and Plaid are insisting on it.

  6. b(n)is,

    Sainsbury’s used to be the store for middle class yummy mummies, but you have to go to Waitrose to see them now.

    There might also be that bias towards genetic diversity (although I don’t ever recall seeing many hot women in Belgium).

  7. A Labour victory is almost certain to mean the end of Trident, lest we forget.

    Well, no. Labour have a surprisingly strong attachment to buckets of instant sunshine. But, assuming you are correct, and you certainly are about the pressure from the SNP, I’m yet to be convinced this would be, taken overall, a bad thing.

    Particularly if we got 4 new SSGNs instead (workers jobs in Derby and Barrow, etc.) With nuclear capable non-ballistic missiles for the tac strike role.

  8. bloke (not) in spain

    “although I don’t ever recall seeing many hot women in Belgium”
    Try Ieper (Ypres) on market day.
    Although it depends on your definition of “hot”. In a wife, the Flemish farmer primarily looks for sturdy. The woman who can, if the horse is ill, pull a plow. Preferably, carrying the horse.

  9. The Stigler – Spot on. Even the staff in Waitrose are better looking.

    Go into Asda and the employees look like something out of Ralph Bashki’s Lord of the Rings.

    Waitrose is full of sweet, perky young middle class girls.

    The wife insists on Sainsburys.

  10. I suppose you have to make light of a Milimarx victory, Tim, because voting for UKIP will ensure he is PM….Cue rants from commentators who resolutely but falsely believe in the equivalence of Labour and the Tories…

  11. bloke (not) in spain

    “commentators who resolutely but falsely believe in the equivalence of Labour and the Tories…”

    Labour are cnuts. Tory are lying cnuts. So true, not equivalent.

    Looking at your country, I’d welcome a Milimong victory in the same way as I’d welcome Podemas in Spain & applaud the Greeks. You’re fcuked. To get un-fcuked you need to pass through purgatory. The aftermath of Milimong might provide it. Call-me-Dave is only prolonging the agony.
    Speaking as a refugee, I want to be out of here before May & clear out of the European area soonest. The next few years will be interesting television. Best watched from afar.

  12. Some of us are old enough to remember the late ’80s when the bankers at BofA managed to turn their bank into a basket case, so I guess they know what they are talking about.

  13. Vote UKIP, get Milimarx (to paraphrase)

    Theo..!!

    I have a good friend who takes his instructions directly from CCHQ, the difference being that he has long since stopped using this phrase.

    Ignoring the obvious reality – in that at Eastleigh “vote Tory, you got the Lib Dem”, at Heywood “Vote Tory, you got Labour”, in the two most recent “Vote UKIP, get UKIP” and all that – there is actually a more important issue here.

    If you are a Labour (or other) voter, this comment of yours makes no rational sense. And I get that – because, in their case, it’s not supposed to!

    it’s only if, and only if, you are a Conservative party member, and hence there is some sense that the Conservative party actually does “own” your vote or allegiance, does this comment of yours actually make any sense whatsoever. And yet, the response in that case is surely more likely to be “Who the fuck does he think he is”..

    As I say, my good friend dumped this instruction from CCHQ very quickly. He realised himself – at best – just how utterly arrogant and presumptuous it sounded… Ie, his intuition was telling him that he was losing, not gaining..;)

    But if you’re convinced as to its merit, don’t let me stop you…:)

  14. Almost on topic, given the analogy with France: the “cost of government” crisis, as opposed to the “cost of living” crisis?

  15. So Much for Subtlety

    MC – “A Labour victory will turn Britain into Britain in the 1970s.”

    That is not fair. A BNP victory might turn Britain into Britain in the 1950s. But a victory for Labour will turn Britain into Lebanon in the 1970s.

    They do like rubbing our noses in diversity. As we have just seen in Denmark.

  16. So Much for Subtlety

    Tim Newman – “Indeed, and if it comes down to a choice between two Frances, I’ll take the one with les Alpes and the Mediterranean.”

    But it won’t work like that. Sure, Britain will be like France. But unless the National Front wins, France will be Algeria.

    Sure, Algeria has a Mediterranean coast and some nice mountains. But I wouldn’t want to live there.

  17. I sometimes toy with the idea of voting Labour (rather than UKIP) to keep the Tories out. Plus it gives me the giggles to think of Labour pollsters thinking they’ve won me over.

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