Cometh the hour, cometh the tantrum

At the same time guarantee funding to banks to ensure their survival, but on the condition that they are nationalised immediately without compensation: every single bank is now, in any case, effectively insolvent;

That’s news to pretty much everyone, isn’t it?

Nationalise all the utilities (electricity, gas, water) and cancel all their charges for the time being. In this one case the government should make good the lost revenues, but they will now be under state ownership;

You don’t think that he might be refusing to allow a crisis to go to waste, do you?

Introduce food rationing

Eh?

Put price controls in place to prevent racketeering

But if we don’t have rationing then we’ll not need price controls because there will be no racketeering will there?

And when this has been done new commissions are required, with emergency powers, on:

1) Recreating the economy after the demise of financial capitalism;

2) The future of land ownership;

3) The future of work;

4) The new social safety net, including for pensions, that we are going to need, which is linked to the future of tax;

5) Surviving the climate crisis that is to come;

6) Rebuilding our state so that it represents us all;

7) Preparing everyone for the world we’re going to live in by rethinking education;

8) How to remake communities.

And I mean, these are needed now: we cannot wait because nothing is ever going to be the same again. The equivalent of the thinking that created the post-war consensus is now required to create the post coronavirus consensus: I mean it when I say that not only will nothing ever be the same again, but nor should it be.

So children, how many of those commissions should Gauleiter Murphy be in charge of? Note that all of them have “emergency powers”. Yes, that’s right, a sweetie for those who said “all of them”. Brian and Trixie? You and your parents will be shot for saying none.

And don’t you think “rethinking education” has that most ominous sound to it?

22 thoughts on “Cometh the hour, cometh the tantrum”

  1. Has he informed the Bank of England that the banks are all insolvent? Surely they would like to know. Has he been jerking the donkey again?

  2. He hasn’t just jumped the shark, he’s leapt over whole oceans of them.
    What sort of mind comes out with this crap. It’s like a stream of consciousness rant from a loony who thinks he’s Stalin or Pol Pot or something but is really dressed in a coat with extra long sleeves and living in a padded room. The chief of police chap in the Clouseau films springs to mind, don’t know why.

  3. Barclays directors have been buying shares in the last few days. Don’t they know their bank is insolvent?

  4. The Meissen Bison

    Why would you need to guarantee funding to the banks if you’ve nationalised them?

    Murphy’s numerology law applies here which has that when the fat old tuber starts numbering his points, the longer the list the more bonkers the whole thing becomes.

    The number he really needs is 111 and then select the option for “Please arrange to have me sectioned immediately”.

  5. He really is an insufferable bell-end. The sick fuck is loving this of course which makes me loathe him even more.

  6. Dennis, Tiresome Denizen of Central Ohio

    From Spud: “And I mean, these are needed now: we cannot wait because nothing is ever going to be the same again. The equivalent of the thinking that created the post-war consensus is now required to create the post coronavirus consensus: I mean it when I say that not only will nothing ever be the same again, but nor should it be.”

    Spud’s got a cold and the world is never going to be the same again.

    Of course, what really has him panicked is the thought that if he died, how would the world survive without him?

  7. Dennis, Whose Own Mental Health Is Never In Doubt

    He hasn’t just jumped the shark, he’s leapt over whole oceans of them.

    This is what happens when you don’t have a support system of friends and relatives. You know, the sort of people who would say: “Snap out of it. Stop acting like a whiny cunt. And get off that fucking computer.”

    Then again, if he had a support system, they’d have said this long ago: “Snap out of it. Go get a real job. Tesco’s hiring. And get off that fucking computer.”

  8. The sick fuck is loving this of course which makes me loathe him even more.

    Is that even possible? What a nasty, sick fucker the man is. There are no words…

  9. Of course, what really has him panicked is the thought that if he died, how would the world survive without him?

    It will be tough, but we will cope. If we all pull together.

  10. Who does he write these lists for? Does he think that the government will fall and a socialist revolution will happen? Or is it a pitch for a job from the Labour leadership candidates, none of whom will want anything to do with someone was too crazy for Corbyn and McDonnell?

  11. Just bear in mind that a country that already has these controls in place is the one that got the world into this mess in the first place, so there is absolutely no guarantee that any of these proposals will make an iota of difference to the current and future outbreaks, apart from making them more likely and killing more people.

  12. Cancel all gas and electricity charges?

    Excellent – we can go back to using as much as we like, without eco-prodnoses trying to price us out of energy.

  13. Ritchie is whipping himself up into a state of salivating lunacy encouraged be his cult followers. I imagine he’s contacting every msm hourly pleading for a spot. I’m surprised BBC & C4 haven’t welcomed him

    @Diogenes

    Rothschild family bought 4% of ‘their’ bank’s stock yesterday

    @Runcie, RichardT +10

  14. Murphy’s biggest disappointment in life is that he cannot emulate our host by getting a “law” named after him – one already pre-existing.

    His recommendations over the last few days have become hysterical ravings. “Nationalise”, “Control”, “Ration”; he might as well write “Steal”, “Destroy”, “Ban”.

    There are three possibilities:

    1. His self-importance and ego are so inflated he thinks that real economist and experts are going to listen to him in Britain’s “time of need”.

    2. He’s been hacked and his blog and twitter account are being run as a Titian McGarth-like parody account.

    3. The virus has eaten away his brain and it really is time to call for the nurses and the jacket with the wrap-around sleeves.

    Trouble is, it’s impossible to know.

  15. If JP Morgan is right and China is about to lose 40% of its GDP, what effect will that have?

    Their official stats might become more believable?

  16. How could such a new regime be implemented when our capital city is about to be put on total lock down?

    Almost unthinkable, but perhaps one might have to consider government from the regions. Or the small cities. Effectively government from a war bunker, somewhere off the grid so to speak.

    Its leader would need have proven immunity from Covid 19, ideally someone who had already had it, self-isolated and, having suffered terrible hardship, pulled manfully through with stoicism.

    Perhaps

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  17. Whenever I see someone saying that emergency powers have to be granted, I just think back to the time Jar-Jar Binks proposed granting emergency powers to Emperor Palpatine, and the ensuing mess that silly rabbit ended up causing. Clone wars, rebellions, Darth Vader, the list goes on.

    So, the next time someone muses on this topic, just say: “Don’t be a Jar-Jar”!

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