So that’s my K out the window then

From the archives:

Freedom of speech means that people are indeed allowed to burn poppies if they want to be idiot enough to do so. Freedom of association also means that people who want to burn poppies are allowed to join together with other people who want to burn poppies.

No, of course I don’t like people who burn poppies: but that’s got fuck all to do with it, has it? My dislike of the shitty little creatures is not a sufficient reason to invoke the law of the land to salve my affronted opinions.

Yes, the Illinois Nazi Party really does have the right to march: and we to protest against it.

So, how do we go about getting shitty little fascist cockweasels like Theresa May out of public life?

35 thoughts on “So that’s my K out the window then”

  1. If by K you mean your knackers that is quite possible with the security state bitch in charge.

    A hit squad could get to Portugal by Easyjet.

  2. Well, if she serves Article 50 before the end of July, I’ll be happy enough, although I still suspect her motives.

    I think her unrestrained principle will be to go for the Norway option, but if BRExiteers are in charge then WTO or similar is more likely.

    Bloody hope so anyway.

  3. She’s already kicked Article 50 down the road to next year.

    True, but the euros are saying that without article 50 being invoked, there’s nothing to negotiate. So hopefully she will have to get on with it.

  4. the euros are saying that without article 50 being invoked, there’s nothing to negotiate.
    – Yeah maybe France and Germany have told everyone to do that formally, but tricky to enforce a total shutdown in communication.

  5. On first reading I saw “burning puppies”.

    I think that May is already amending at least one of the Police and Criminal Justice Acts to allow the intelligence services, the National Crime Agency, the police, Trading Standards and those council weasels who spy on you to make sure you really live in the school catchment area to burn household pets to encourage confessions.
    Because of “the children”, Daesh, drug dealers and Brexiters.

  6. @HB: “maybe France and Germany have told everyone to do that formally”

    Indeed, but in the real world we’ve heard even Hollande state that everything is on the table, and Merkel appears to be gunning for Juncker.

    We need to remember that all official public pronouncements now, are just part of the negotiating stance, and are intended for headline fodder only.

    Nothing real will be visible for a long time.

  7. Paul,
    What’s interesting is that every European government (except Greece because they have to do what the EU tells them) will be wise to take stock of their electorates views before taking a stance. So they need that time too. If i were Cameron/May i would immediately double the British Institute’s budget in EU countries.

  8. The Inimitable Steve

    Prime Minister Zelda from Terrahawks is probably already masturbating furiously while dreaming up new draconian legislation to [redacted]

  9. Mrs May is a capable and experienced politician. The good ship HMS UK is in safe hands and is currently steaming towards a brighter future.

  10. @ TI Steve.

    There’s another Theresa May out there in the world, plying her trade. You should google her.

    Do not- REPEAT – do not do this on a work computer.

  11. @Ian B

    ‘She’s already kicked Article 50 down the road to next year.’

    I’ve not seen that and can’t find it?

    No-one on here is keener than I am to get out from under the EU (I’m sure many are just *as* keen) but I’m not personally against a reasonable length of time being taken to align ducks etc. David Davis is scarcely wet and he’s suggesting waiting a bit re Art 50.

    http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2016/07/david-davis-trade-deals-tax-cuts-and-taking-time-before-triggering-article-50-a-brexit-economic-strategy-for-britain.html

    The thing is not to let them let it drift *too* long. I appreciate some would say tomorrow was too long, but I think we should ignore those people. I would say within three months of the vote is long enough, six at the absolute outside.

    I absolutely agree with Ecks and others re the importance of keeping up pressure on MPs. I live in a Tory area but our guy is under pressure from Islington lefties relocated to the Cotswolds so I have already written to him to tell him I expect him to support Brexit.

    I am quite prepared to vote Labour (or UKIP if they field a candidate) if the cunt tries to block it. (He was agin before the vote.)

  12. Theresa May has repeatedly stated since she stood for the leadership that she will not trigger Article 50 this year.

    As to delay, there is no reason to do so. This is the mindset of people who want to stay entangled with the EU and negotiate a deal. We don’t need a deal. There is nothing to discuss. We don’t want to be in the Single Market, we don’t want to pay any fees, we don’t want any migration arrangement.

    They just can’t get their heads around being an independent country. It’s like some heartbroken lad who’s been dumped begging to still be friends. There are times when the best thing to do is move on as fast as possible.

    There seem to be only a handful of Tories (notably John Redwood) who understand that it’s all about everywhere else now, not the dysfunctional Eurozone.

  13. And having attempted to discuss the raising of the minimum wage and its effect on marginal labour with my Tory MP, I know he’s such a thick twat that emailing him will be a total waste of time.

  14. Try the Central office or 10 Dumbing St.

    One E-mail no good–millions will have them climbing the walls.

  15. I’ve got a video somewhere on the HD of Teresa May and Adele Stephens being a bit naughty with each other. Very nice.

  16. It seems to me to be the height of stupidity to just get out of all of it, now. It’s taken us several decades to get to this point. It will take us a while to get out. We don’t want access to the single market? Bullshit. Of course we want access to the single market, we just want it on terms that suit us. We are more likely to get those terms if negotiating from a position of strength, and we will be stronger the longer this goes on, because the EU isn’t reforming and we will be able to put deals in place with other countries. And yes, I agree – we don’t need deals in the sense that we want free trade. But we will still need to agree to the other side’s terms, and we will want to impose some non tariff related terms of our own (unless you want everything from China covered in lead paint).

  17. The Inimitable Steve

    Interested – I think many of us are just extremely wary of an establishment stitch up, with good reason.

    I didn’t want May but we’ve got her and she says Brexit is still on. She’ll get some time, but if Brexit turns into Neverexit the Tories are done.

    I think Labour are done too for similar reasons. They might not like Jez but he was the people’s choice and a Blairite retread won’t cut it now.

    June 23rd was a wonderful day for British democracy and any politician who thinks they can row it back is in for a nasty shock. We’re not the Irish or the Greeks, we won’t stand for being taken for fools indefinitely.

  18. Interested-

    “Access” is a misnomer. Everyone has access to it. What we don’t want is membership of it in any way. Considering that even the WTO tariffs would cost less than the subscription fees- and we don’t want to trade border controls or anything else- we should simply go unilateral free trade with them and let them do what they like.

    God knows how many of Tim W’s posts here have discussed how tariffs hurt the nation that levies them. A tariff is a punitive tax on your own citizens. Bastiat and all that.

  19. Steve-

    I wondered today whether Eagle’s under-attended press conference was Labour’s first taste of sliding into Liberal style irrelevance.

  20. The Inimitable Steve

    Ian – Yarp. Apparently her own constituency party are going to pass a motion of no confidence in her, too.

    They’d be better off with Eddie the Eagle.

  21. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I have to ask how we got here so quick. In a fortnight Brexit managed to lose Farage, then Boris, then Gove, then Leadsom (or Leadnone as it turns out). Did Osborne dupe Gove into standing to push Boris out, then Leadsom to push out Gove and then simply give up? Why did Boris quit so easily?

  22. but I have to ask how we got here so quick

    Um democracy? The Tories are scrambling to react to the firmly expressed will of the people who support them. It’s what they should be doing.

    It’s the Labour and Lib-Dem refusal to accept that things have changed that is odd. I suppose the bulk of Lib-Dems are still Remnants, but Labour are in BIG trouble if they don’t do something.

    Anyway, you didn’t “lose” Boris, as he was always an outsider trying to push in. He’ll be back.

    Farage has quit before.

    You haven’t “lost” Gove. He’s exactly where he was before.

    Leadsome is a nobody. It’s why she lost.

  23. In a way it’s all Boris’s fault. If he had given that letter to Leadson that he had promised, then she would have withdrawn from the race. Gove may not have decided that Boris was just a useless egotist after all (although he might have). Although that may have given us Boris as PM, and there’s no guarantee that he would have been better than May, although at least he would have had Gove as the power behind the throne, and we’d be spared the prospect of the likes of Philip Hammond getting a major job.

    Things would have been even better had Gove decided all along that he was the next leader and set out his stall earlier, and not supported Boris at any point. Although he would have struggled with Boris in the race against him.

    So you could say it’s all Boris’s fault for entering the race and taking supporters away from serious contenders when he was never intending to get his act together, thinking he could become PM purely on the back of his shambling charm.

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