Willy Hutton’s analysis always fails, doesn’t it?

Brexit-weary as we are, we must gird ourselves for the most significant few weeks for Britain since the Second World War. The crises of our economy, our constitution, our political parties, our identity and even public truthfulness are finally coming to a head. We must save our country from the duplicitous clutches of a zealous nationalist right – and for that the array of opposition parties and independent MPs, with Labour necessarily at its heart, must act.

Here he manages to be entirely correct for 56 words then fails, badly.

It’s not the nationalists nor the right doing the usurpation is it?

22 thoughts on “Willy Hutton’s analysis always fails, doesn’t it?”

  1. He is a mouthy leftist puke.

    Johnson needs to act and stop talking shite about “obeying the law”.

    It is the lawdogs that must be defeated.

  2. He manages not to mention the people in there. Nor the endgame for those who would keep us in. What do they imagine will happen next, will we all just accept it? I don’t think so.

    Oh, and how did they turn this into a left/right issue?

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    rk,

    It always was left v right. Remember all those people who questioned immigration policy being dismissed as racists and bigots? Anyone who questions the Euro is a right winger.

    Pointing out some of the bureaucratic idiocy get you dismissed as right wing, ask Tim about all the accusations made against him.

  4. I suppose that, much in the way of “if you only have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail”, if you’re a blinkered lefty every problem looks the making of the right…

  5. There is only one route out of the Brexit maze and Jeremy Corbyn must lead the way

    Forward – to the 1970’s!

    (Of course, he’s correct and wrong as Tim observes – the only way to end the interminable Brexit debate is Brexit)

    We must save our country from the duplicitous clutches of a zealous nationalist right

    It is to laugh, but – Zounds! – wouldn’t the clutches of a zealous nationalist right be welcome for a change? It’d very quickly put a stop to a lot of things that urgently need stopping.*

    In the meantime, all we have are liberals such as Boris and Nigel. I like them both, but if they were to continue to be frustrated in the simple ask of extricating us from the EU, well… how does that Bachman-Turner Overdrive song go, again? Pretty sure it isn’t “you’ve seen everything :(”

    Because Isaac Newton was right.

    As for GNU plots, etc. The obvious answer is that Boris mustn’t permit royal assent for any more illegitimate legislation and mustn’t resign under any circumstances short of a general election.

    Let Her Majesty sack him if she must or can, but don’t play along with the enemy’s designs. Yes, it’ll be constitutionally irregular, but not half as much as the collective fuckery of Bercow, Grieve, the geriatric Remain activists pretending to be judges, etc. Not his fault the opposition turned a working game into a prisoner’s dilemma.

    *Orthodox lefty theosophy claims fascism (for whatever that means, which ain’t much in 2019, where “fascists” are the ones who respect laws and limits) is a product of late-stage capitalism, but that’s bunk. ZFG strongmen are what you get when the working and middle classes have their fill of a degenerate and malicious elite and their wicked schemes.

    What Bolsonaro, Trump, Orban, Salvini, etc. have in common is that they were elected precisely because their ancien regimes not only failed to redress grievances, but deliberately exacerbated said issues, to considerable public anger that ultimately can’t be suppressed even by an ideologically bent media marching in lockstep 24/7.

    Brexit isn’t going away, you know, to paraphrase Corbyn’s mate Gerry Addams. The absolute best the enemy can realistically achieve is to Northern Irelandise our politics for a time. Pyrrhus beckons.

  6. Ages ago i rememeber Tim describing the Norway situation. as mad-EU-keen politicos but every time they ask Jan publik to join the answer is a Nei. So the politicos sign up for everything short of full membership and Jan pays for it.

  7. Steve,

    “What Bolsonaro, Trump, Orban, Salvini, etc. have in common is that they were elected precisely because their ancien regimes not only failed to redress grievances, but deliberately exacerbated said issues, to considerable public anger that ultimately can’t be suppressed even by an ideologically bent media marching in lockstep 24/7.”

    One of the things that incensed me was immigration. The likes of Blair and May paid lip service to illegal immigration or getting foreigners to pay for their NHS treatment. Like driving vans around telling illegals to shop themselves in, which will get no-one to leave.

    “Brexit isn’t going away, you know, to paraphrase Corbyn’s mate Gerry Addams. The absolute best the enemy can realistically achieve is to Northern Irelandise our politics for a time. Pyrrhus beckons.”

    And it’s like if you don’t pay your bills. You end up paying far more when your sofa and TV is taken away. We’re not only going to leave, but people like the Tory rebels are going to be unemployed. They’ve given up cushty jobs for life (Penrith and the Border has been safe Conservative since 1950). They’re never going to be candidates again.

  8. BoM4 – remarkable, isn’t it?

    They could’ve arranged an I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Europe Brexit back in 2017, but the perverse incentives afflicting the European project and dummy-spitting outrage of the (anti-)British insitutional class made them miss their chance.

  9. Find some of the comments from EU and UK interesting regarding the deal. It seems Boris is saying let’s just agree this in principle and figure it out later while the EU want all the details sorted.
    Shows the fundamental difference in approach that makes the EU and U.K. poor partners in the first place

  10. Actually I like the repeated we will obey the law and then refusing to comment further, it seems to really be winding up the opposition.
    Just look at the absurdity of going to court (even if it’s a Scottish sideshow) before the date in the bill because they think he won’t do it and the fact they have to ask Court what the consequences would be just shows how poor the bill is anyway.

  11. “What do they imagine will happen next, will we all just accept it? I don’t think so.”

    I think we’ve already set the scene for what would happen next. At some time in the not too distant future you’ll get a government with a decent majority, wants to leave the EU. So they’ll leave. It won’t even be a manifesto commitment. They’ll just leave on the basis they believe they know the will of the electorate & are acting on it.
    All the precedents, both constitutional & legal have been set. Manifestos aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. MP’s can do whatever they like when elected. And a majority of MPs have the power to enact whatever they like without immediate democratic accountability. This works just as well if they’re supporting the government or opposing it. Apparently, they could even do it against the will of the government.

  12. @PF October 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Yep, History on Left remove

    Yesterday Tim was saying “I (we? is he non-binary?) listened and reverted to normal. What changes would you like?”

    Nobody said “Remove history/archive”

    Yet a few hours later – boom, it’s gone. Strange behaviour

    .
    @Tim W, Put left column back please

  13. Nobody said “Remove history/archive”

    Yes they did. And lots of other commenters yesterday said they preferred it. (I was on neither list, but I do agree with the change.)

  14. @BiW

    One person: FoS did

    Then the change was made

    It’s not good, PCs have widescreens now, but reading portrait is easier. Left column solves this. Jeez, even El Reg knows that.

    Hence why books, mags, newspapers, letters etc are portrait

  15. PCs have wide screens, smartphones (no matter what way round) don’t. If the text is too wide to be comfortable reading on a PC then you can reduce the width of the browser window. Unless the design is fully responsive to all devices a left-hand column with no real content makes the site very hard to read on small devices.

    [The FoS site an exceptionally elegant design well suited to its content,]

  16. @djc October 8, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Your excuse is not justification for the inflicting ill advised change on PC/Mac/Linux users

    FoS did mention “device specific” based on OS & Browser. Richard & Tim ignored this.

    As for

    PCs have wide screens, smartphones (no matter what way round) don’t

    Bollocks. I’ve not encountered any smartphone or tablet with a square (1:1) screen.

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