Oh now this is very good.September 27, 2016September 27, 2016 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie25 Comments Except of course McDonnell has denied Ritchie’s magic money tree, hasn’t he? Which makes him, candidly, a neoliberal sophist…. previousThe answer is in the piece you foolnextAnyone know a good library of free wordpress designs? 25 thoughts on “Oh now this is very good.” bloke in france September 27, 2016 at 8:49 am Imagine Worst dirge ever written. JuliaM September 27, 2016 at 9:51 am I second BiF’s assessment… Interested September 27, 2016 at 10:07 am I quite like it as a tune actually. I’m aware this is heresy. Matthew L September 27, 2016 at 10:13 am Where’s it from? Henry Crun September 27, 2016 at 10:19 am Worst dirge ever written… by a gobby Scouser. Tim Worstall September 27, 2016 at 10:30 am Main cartoon in The Times Geoff Taylor September 27, 2016 at 10:49 am Concur – dreadful song Flatcap Army September 27, 2016 at 10:52 am people tend to have this rose-tinted image of Lennon as a lovely man because he wrote twee songs about love and peace. They kind of gloss over the “IRA supporting”, “wife-beating” and “getting people onto heroin” sides of his personality John Price September 27, 2016 at 10:54 am As sung by John Lenin. PS, A gobby Scouser writes: both McDonnell, who is also a gobby Scouser, and Lennon are/were nasty, vicious, egotistical twats. Andrew C September 27, 2016 at 11:15 am George Harrison was more aware of reality… “Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don’t take it all ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.” The Pedant-General September 27, 2016 at 11:32 am “Oh now this is very good.” Except for the fact that it is really very very frightening. Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition really genuinely believe that this is the way forward. Venezuelan queues for food are considerably less appealing when you have to contend with Scottish weather patterns. Lionel Ebb September 27, 2016 at 11:43 am Splendid! The press is very down on J McD this morning: http://bit.ly/2dgeLtr Quite right, too… abacab September 27, 2016 at 12:08 pm Aah, the press being down on the new Labour régime – just anti-Corbyn bias. Not that they are explicitly advocating policies that have been shown time and again to result in grinding poverty and oppression, no… Just bias. GlenDorran September 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm Imagine, like all of Lennon’s post-Beatles work, is crap. In fact, I’d go further and say that Lennon on his own didn’t really do anything worthwhile after 1967. Anything decent had the hands of McCartney all over it in the arrangement In contrast, McCartney’s post-Beatles work is fairly respectable on the whole. Even Frog Chorus is a great song when viewed in context (ie as part of a kids’ film). abacab September 27, 2016 at 12:28 pm @GlenDorran – it’s often like that, with the result of the collaboration being faaaar greater than the capabilities of any of its members. abacab September 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm So let me get this right – Labour’s plan to be elected is to tell the middle classes that they’ll tax their house from under them, and not allow them to sell their business to whomever they want. All while talking about “socialism”. john77 September 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm @ abacab Yes, that is correct (I won’t use the word “right” to describe such an immoral idea). The army of unemployed created by the £10/hr minimum wage is expected to increase those dependent upon the state (public sector workers, OAPs with no private/occupational pension worth speaking of, the unemployed and union officials) plus professional left-wingers (labour party SpAds, Guardian/Observer/Trinity Mirror journalists, etc) to the 9 million that gives Labour* a parliamentary majority (on the boundaries that it draws), thereby ensuring permnanent control of the honeypot. *or Labour-SNP coalition BniC September 27, 2016 at 4:28 pm Isn’t there a Cornish version along the lines of Imagine there’s no Devon it’s easy if you try…… Van_Patten September 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm John 77 That was the coalition that got Blair/Brown in – Professional Left wingers, students in no productive subjects, the unemployed, and others dependent on the state. The last group was illegal immigrants who through postal; voting fraud can have frequently one man controlling nearly 600 votes. It worked very well, enabling a government which I think it is now generally agreed was the worst since the Norman conquest to cling to power for 13 years. anon September 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm I once worked at Butlins over Christmas and had to listen Imagine over 6 times a day. It was awful, really awful. Hopefully the Human Rights law stops them from happening now days. john77 September 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm @ Van_Patten Not quite – it was the Coalition that *kept* Blair/Brown in. What got them in was “Black Wednesday” which wrecked the Conservatives’ reputation for economic competence (although real GDP/head grew faster under John Major, not just under Thatcher, than under New Labour). Theophrastus September 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm PG “Except for the fact that it is really very very frightening. Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition really genuinely believe that this is the way forward.” Relax: they are utterly unelectable. DBC Reed September 27, 2016 at 6:53 pm Yes hard words for the magic money tree ,and creating money out of nothing,then the innocent public schoolboys get all confused when they read about Helicopter Money.Very sweet, really. Bloke in Costa Rica September 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm Who was it that pointed out that the same bloke who wrote “imagine no possessions” had a refrigerated room in his apartment in the Dakota Building to store his fur coats? Bloke in North Dorset September 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm abacab, “So let me get this right – Labour’s plan to be elected is to tell the middle classes that they’ll tax their house from under them, and not allow them to sell their business to whomever they want.” They probably expect to miss out the elected bit and go straight in to power. Once they’ve bribed the props with free milk and honey they will rise up and instal Labour as the government for every with Chaiman Corbyn as the Dear Leader. 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