How absolutley spiffing from Ritchie

I wrote an honest opinion that suggested that the policy options that I have long proposed on this blog will not see the light of day under the current Labour leadership, whose views they seem to have influenced. As a result I suggested that leadership should now stand aside to give someone else the chance to deliver on those promises. Knowing that this choice would ultimately rest with the Labour Party membership, who seem inclined overall to share some of the opinions that I promote, I thought that an appropriate and measured suggestion since no party leader has any hope of winning an election without the backing of their parliamentary party.

I am sorry to say that many seemed to not read a word I said on policy, and appeared to only note any personal comment.

Others never got beyond the headline and declared I am now a Blairite.

I had hoped for better. I had presumed reasoned argument might be of benefit, and that policy was more important than person if it had become apparent that a person could no longer deliver, whether that was fair or not (and politics is not fair). Clearly that was a mistake on my part.

The reason Corbyn must go is because he hasn’t delivered my Curajus State.

Maybe it’s really just that the peerage didn’t turn up? And yes, there’s good grapevine evidence that he was expecting it, even boasting of it.

25 thoughts on “How absolutley spiffing from Ritchie”

  1. His academic life must be paying quite well thougj; he isn’t following the Unite line on this.

  2. Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    “I had presumed reasoned argument might be of benefit”

    His first criticism was that Corbyn didn’t wear a tie FFS. He also compared Corbyn unfavorably with McDonnell, when surely it’s McDonnell, as Shadow Chancellor, who has ignored him and his ideas.

  3. The Meissen Bison

    I am sorry to say that many seemed to not read a word I said

    Well he doesn’t make it easy, does he?

  4. People attacked him personally rather than analysing the policies? I wonder where they could have got that from?

  5. “This a victory lapse”.

    It certainly is. Colossally selfish and stupid from Farage. We need all the goodwill we can get.

    However this:
    “Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has won a standing ovation in the European Parliament by declaring: “Scotland did not let you down, do not let Scotland down.””

    is utterly pathetic. Voting the way the political classes don’t like is ‘letting them down’?

  6. Charlie: Goodwill has already been decided along ideological lines, there was none for Farage to lose.

  7. I wish people would get out of this collossally negative mindset that we are in a weak position vis a vis the EU. I’ve never seen such a ridiculously muted response from people who’ve won an amazing victory.

  8. We need all the goodwill we can get.

    Bullshit. As Trump has proved across the pond, the political classes are comprised almost exclusively by self-absorbed, limp-wristed pussies. If the Republican Party leadership actually had a pair of testicles between them, The Donald would be back doing TV by now.

    It’s no different in Wog-Land.

    If Europe and the EU wants sanctions and/or a trade war, the correct response by the Brits is a simple “Bring it on, assholes.” Merkel is the most masculine leader the EU has… That, in and of itself, should tell you something.

  9. Actually Dennis, if the peerage had been awarded in the last round it could have been

    Lord Murphy of the Old Orchard

    Now in his somewhat more straitened circumstances following the Ashdown libel settlement it might be

    Lord Murphy of the unimpressive end terrace in Ely.

  10. Yep, Ritchie has burnt the Corbyn bridge as he’s seen which way the wind is blowing. Probably looking to John McDonnell, watching Hodge and generally keeping those options open.

  11. Well, Corbyn is not interested in stepping down. Do they have anyone who can beat him in a Labour membership election?

    Maybe Ritchie jumped ship too soon.

  12. I like a bet. Betting on politics on betfair or buying shares in obscure polyhalite miners, I like the risk. But I’ve recently found a pretty good approach which is called the contra-Murph system.
    Corbyn to still be in charge at the next GE is around 5/2

  13. Maybe Ritchie jumped ship too soon.

    You don’t really get him, do you? It’s his ship and he graciously invited Jeremy to join him on it. It’s not Ritchie’s fault that even a committed-despite-all-the-evidence Marxist is too bright to live with the not-quite koanonical flop-flipping that is the “Way of Murphy”.

    It sails this way and that, as the whispers of Twitter scantimony propel it and, to be a member of the crew, you need to sign up whole-heartedly to whatever nonsense he’s spinning this minute. Especially if it is contrary to last minute’s manufactured outrage.

  14. @BraveFart

    “Now in his somewhat more straitened circumstances following the Ashdown libel settlement….”

    I thought that judgement was several years ago? WHy the move now?

  15. Caligula grew sick. So his closest advisors transferred their allegiance to an untested boy, also heir to the dynasty of Augustus.

    But Caligula had a remarkable recovery…

    You know the rest.

  16. Murphy accused, no, sorry, declared that two Ashcroft companies were enabling tax evasion. He had done his research to his usual impeccable standard – repeating unsubstantiated rumour from another leftist-moron website. Unfortunately for him, but not for the general welfare of society, he is trivially traceable and, in what must be fairly dubious theory, a “responsible professional”.

    So he got whacked and had to make a sizeable charitable donation. Ages ago, though, 2009.

  17. So why would a libel loss in 2009 necessitate a move 6 years later? Or are we just supposing?

  18. “I am sorry to say that many seemed to not read a word I said”

    Come fucking ON. If you’re going to do parody you can’t make it this obvious.

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