But I will also want to think about 2024, presuming that is when the next election is. This seems to be the most useful role for this blog right now. By this I mean the focus needs to be in what the Left needs to do regain political power.

Pooter or what? Still, perhaps there’s that one more chance for vermine.

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  1. Dennis, Legend of the Parish

    By this I mean the focus needs to be in what the Left needs to do regain political power.

    And by this you mean you’ll be pushing the same stupid, ridiculous policies that served Labour so well in the election just ended. Because nothing works like doubling down on complete and utter failure.

    Moron.

  2. I’ve been listening to LBC again this morning. James O’Brian spent 3 hours discussing the future of the Labour party & now Shelagh Fogarty seems to have embarked on another 3 hours of it. Much the same programme content as yesterday. Anyone would think 115% of Londoners voted Labour.(OK, yes it’s entirely possible 115% of Londoners voted. Particularly in Tower Hamlets. But not all for Labour.
    These people are so far up their own arses they can see the daylight past their own teeth. The left has totally lost contact with reality. Long may they continue to do so while the rest of us get on with important matters.

  3. It occurs, this endless discussion about the future prospects of Labour may be avoiding them having to confront the dreadful reality. THE TORY PARTY WON! And they’re future is 5 more years of being daily reminded of it.

  4. “while the rest of us get on with important matters.”

    A very important point. The left are brilliant at organising petitions and marches. Much better than the right.

    This is because the right are generally too busy doing stuff. Like jobs, running businesses and generally working.

  5. I wonder when Ritchie will realise that history shows overcoming this size of a majority takes 3 elections and by that time his kids will have pushed him into a home to rant in a corner.

    “I was nearly in the House of Lords, don’t you know”. “Yes Mr. Murphy, you told us before.”

  6. Dennis: Oppressor, Warmonger, Capitalist and Consumer of Petroleum Products

    “I was nearly in the House of Lords, don’t you know”

    Sir, this is a Wendy’s.

  7. The rending of garments, the wearing of sackcloth and ashes and flood of lefty tears. Oh what a joy to behold.

  8. “By this I mean the focus needs to be in what the Left needs to do regain political power.”
    Just don’t be insane. A lesson that I’m sure the lefties, like the Democrats, will not learn.

    Huzzah!

  9. Even better, Mr Crun, so few people are doing so. Despite the obsession of the media, only a small minority of the population are interested in the future of the Labour party. Shown by how few of them voted for it. It’s trivial matter. Hardly worth discussing.

  10. To be fair, on LBC live feed on youtube after the exit polls, Shelagh Fogarty did look very relieved about the result.

  11. Bloke in Costa Rica

    I bet the second thing on Labour MPs lips (after “ohfuckohfuckohfuckohfuck”) is “what’s Captain Tuber’s take on all this?”

    Has any man’s self-image ever been so utterly at odds with the actuality?

  12. And now Lady Nugee is to sue Caroline Flint. We all know, given her history of sneering at the (white) working class that she did call Flints’ (ex) constituents stupid.
    It really is most enjoyable seeing the left turn on itself.
    So now we can indeed look forward to probably a decade of Labour in the wilderness.

    However the real problem for BoJo in the HoC is now going to be the whinging SNP especially the awful Ian Blackford..
    At times I, and no doubt others, would like to cast them adrift minus the shipyards and the Barnett formula funding. Furthermore with oil @ $60 their sums do not add up. However Murph is on their side so it might work out……
    The EU will not eagerly welcome them as a new member – SpaIn certainly will veto and dont all
    new members now have to adopt the Euro?

  13. BBC has an article on what the Dem’s could learn from the defeat of labour, especially around having a leader that was popular with young voters who don’t vote and that winning on social media doesn’t mean much.
    Looks to be an attack on Warren and Sanders pointing out that while popular with the echo chamber of the party their policies don’t play out well with the general public.

  14. Murphy demonstrates in that blog his approach to life:

    when you have inspected your stools ad nauseam and come to no conclusion, inspect them in even more detail and invite your friends to the inspection.

    Oh, and finally I’ve spotted a punk in the comments – well done, inevitably your comments clashed with Murphy’s

  15. Like BiCR mentioned: What actual influence does Spuddo have on Labour policy ?
    Besides what his Salon Socialist pontificating indicates he himself thinks, of course.

  16. I’d have thought one thing the left needs to do is to tell people like Richie to bugger off. They’re the cause of the problem, not the solution.

    Lazy thinkers, dismissive of the opinions of others, big egos wanting to be interviewed on TV.

  17. “…the focus needs to be in what the Left needs to do regain political power.”

    It might be out of office. Whether, for the first time in my adult life, it is also out of power remains to be seen.

  18. Predictions of our time…..

    Spud – December 4th – “In summary, we’re now in hung parliament territory.”

    Was he wrong? No!

    Spud – December 13th “I sensed what was coming”

  19. Seriously, folks! Has the Left actually lost power?

    Boris’s first big gig is to grow government by setting up a new Department to force Brits to become “carbon neutral”. This is even though anyone whose has spent more than an hour or two looking into the Anthropogenic Global Warming scam realizes it is junk science – just an excuse for Lefties to increase taxes and reduce freedom for their serfs.

    Yet Boris is on board with this Far Left plan! No, the Left simply has a new mask. Mr. Murphy should be happy — the rest of the Brits, not so much.

  20. You’d think he’s be happy that his trains weren’t nationalised but no, just more bile and spleen and gibblets.

  21. According to Spud two weeks ago, Labour were right to be talking nationalisation.

    Today, according to Spud, Labour were wrong to be talking nationalisation.

    But apparently the ‘facts’ have changed. Surely he’s not just proposing telling people what they want to hear, rather than proposing his strongly held and deeply researched convictions.

    He looks like he doesn’t know whether he should stay or he should go to me.

  22. I wonder when Ritchie will realise that history shows overcoming this size of a majority takes 3 elections and by that time his kids will have pushed him into a home to rant in a corner.

    One of the first orders of business (after getting Brexit done) will be to sort out constituency boundaries to reverse the passive gerrymandering that has been going on for 20 years. That will mean at least a dozen extra Tory seats (in a slightly smaller Parliament).

  23. Dennis the Erudite and Insightful

    Looks to be an attack on Warren and Sanders pointing out that while popular with the echo chamber of the party their policies don’t play out well with the general public.

    The only reason Bernie Sanders was popular in 2016 was because he wasn’t Hillary Clinton. Now that Clinton is (for now) out of the 2020 race, he has nothing to offer beyond the sort of Hugo Chavez lite policies that no one is asking for.

    Elizabeth Warren has revealed herself as an opportunist and compulsive liar who is remarkably unpleasant in exactly the same way that Hillary Clinton was unpleasant. And all Donald Trump has to do is continue to call her “Pocahontas” as he called Clinton “Crooked Hillary”. It is a label she cannot overcome.

    In any event, there are no lessons for the Democrats to learn from Labour’s defeat. None. As Thomas Sowell has pointed out, closing out all information and real-world feedback that contradicts the viewpoint of The Anointed is what The Anointed do. In fact, if Labour actually learns any lessons from their defeat, it will be either by way of accident or a miracle.

  24. “This seems to be the most useful role for this blog right now … the focus needs to be in what the Left needs to do regain political power”

    Has someone got a screenshot of this? Might be useful in future when he’s applying for strictly non-political charity grants.

    (does he already have one, or has that ended?)

  25. Bloke in North Dorset

    The rending of garments, the wearing of sackcloth and ashes and flood of lefty tears. Oh what a joy to behold.

    And now they’ve all be reset to stage 1 in their grief, although to be fair some hadn’t got past that stage.

  26. @Andrew C December 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    “while the rest of us get on with important matters.”

    A very important point. The left are brilliant at organising petitions and marches. Much better than the right.

    This is because the right are generally too busy doing stuff. Like jobs, running businesses and generally working

    Nailed it

  27. Just got back from the hell that is IKEA to find that LBC is still banging on about the plight of the Labour party. Everyone on the London area that voted Labour must have phoned in by now. Some of them multiple times. They seem to be rehearsing a narrative that Labour lost without the Tories actually winning.
    As for who’s going to captaining this ship of fools, it’s bloody obvious whoever’s chosen leader in the next few weeks is unlikely to be leader going into the next GE. And definitely won’t be the next Labour Prime Minister. Any luck, that particular individual hasn’t been born yet.

  28. Spud – December 4th – “In summary, we’re now in hung parliament territory.”

    Was he wrong? No!

    Spud – December 13th “I sensed what was coming”

    Just embarrassing. He has absolutely no sense of shame.

  29. Bloke in North Dorset

    BiS,

    Were they pushing the “not my PM” argument? Its seems to be a growing thing on Twitter. Quick response: Are you living in UK? Yes. Well guess what, he’s your PM.

    Its like tantrum time in a kindergarten.

  30. They seem to be rehearsing a narrative that Labour lost without the Tories actually winning.

    Sounds about right. Many of them still think they won the 2017 election.

    On social media

  31. Gavin Longmuir – Sure, but:

    * Baby steps. We didn’t get into this mess in a single election cycle, we’re not going to get out of it in one (or even exclusively via politics anyway, we need Jesus*)

    * Unlike the Jewish handyman our civilisation was built on, Boris is not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be useful. He’s cunning and self-serving enough that I have slightly higher hopes he’ll grasp the opportunity for a centre-right generation of domination that Mrs May spaffed against the wall.

    * Lefties instinctively understand the power of patience and the value of grinding out cumulative wins. Righties tend to piss and moan when Thatcher/Trump/Farage doesn’t magically fix everything like Paul Daniels channeling Gandalf the White.

    But just this past week, we have mostly been dodging Wolfie Smith’s dimmer cousin taking over the British state and all the predictable disaster that would’ve entailed, and we’re finally leaving the EU next month. And all the worst people are literally shaking with rage.

    Not a bad bit of work, that. Chin up, old cock.

    *Or the summum bonum of your choice

  32. So,whats happened to the climate catastrophe that was on the verge of killing us all, and leaving the eu which was going to lead to mass starvation? Obviously he doesn’t think this is going to happen now otherwise he wouldn’t be thinking about 5 years hence. According to him the current government is a fascist regime so why does he think theres going to be an election in 5 years time? I can guarantee in 5 years time he’ll be trotting out the same mantra – more spending more tax and the nhs is about to be privatised. Tiresome.

  33. M’Lud.
    Initially to catch Ferrari. Who does actually ask callers for their opinions rather than cut them off if they don’t agree with his. Trying to gauge the pulse of my ex-home from a distance as you might say. Listening to ordinary folk is always more illuminating than anything the media bods come out with. But apart from on his segment, there don’t seem to be ordinary people.Everyone on air sounds like they’ve spent the last couple of weeks on the stomp for Corbyn. I suppose the future of the Labour party is a current topic. But 18 hours a day of it? FFS!
    Still, can’t complain. They probably don’t realise it’s only a tiny minority of people take any interest in party politics of any flavour. I should think they’ve been shedding listeners by the thousands, bored rigid. Listeners who will be associating being bored rigid with the Labour Party. Conditioning them, so that whenever the word Labour’s mentioned they change station.

  34. @BiND: The “not my PM” crowd are right, but not for the reasons they think. Boris is, of course, Her Majesty’s Prime Minister.

  35. Speaking of the ongoing privatisation of The Envy of the World® – ITV have a John Pilger ‘documentary’ on the subject, airing tonight. I’m keen to watch as I’ve no idea what the conclusion might be.

  36. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Mary McCarthy said of Lillian Hellman that every word she wrote was a lie, including “and” and “the”. When it comes to Pilger, the very serifs and tittles and cross strokes of the letters he types drip with mendacity.

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