Oh now this is very good.

ritchie

Except of course McDonnell has denied Ritchie’s magic money tree, hasn’t he? Which makes him, candidly, a neoliberal sophist….

25 thoughts on “Oh now this is very good.”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.”

  4. “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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. @GlenDorran – it’s often like that, with the result of the collaboration being faaaar greater than the capabilities of any of its members.

  8. 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”.

  9. @ 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. @ 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).

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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?

  16. Bloke in North Dorset

    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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