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It’s possible to hazard an explanation

Podemos was the dazzling new force in Spanish politics. What went wrong?

People woke up to the fact that it was the same old bollocks?

14 thoughts on “It’s possible to hazard an explanation”

  1. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the dazzling new force in American politics.

    Hey, Democrats, how’s that working out for you?

  2. And one Pierre Trud-Castro was the dhimmicking new force in Canadian politics….

    At this point the Editor of Private Eye would usually add…”That’s enough”.

  3. Errejón is Owen Jones with 2 braincells.

    VOX is rightwing like UKIP is with a tinge of catholicism. They don’t like abortion, believe Spain is a single country and campaign to do away with the 17 autonomous governments which are in their view very expensive and divisive. They want domestic violence to be categorised as doemestic violence. Currently under gender laws men are less equal than women.

    This puts them just to the right of Genghis Khan.

    The work on debt reduction in Madrid was already done (it only required not effing up).

    Don’t underestimate the Iglesias house purchase. This from a guy who chastised politicians who left their voters behind. He was never, ever gonna leave his working class barrio.

    ‘Has the leftwing populist model of ponytailed rebel Pablo Iglesias and his gang of talented young thinkers proved a failure? Talented thinkers? Yeah!

  4. Can the fvcking Guardian say ‘right?’ It seems their spell checker corrects it to ‘far right.’

    The Guardian’s editors, if they actually exist, should be deeply embarrassed by such blatant propaganda.

    Yet they blame loss of circulation on digital platforms, not their own crappy content.

  5. “People woke up to the fact that it was the same old bollocks?”

    Come on, Tim…
    That is the one thing Never Spoken Of in politics. People may get wind of the one trick the poor pollytickians have, and get…Uppity…

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