Fifth, expect to find that the good people of Devon are not so good by Friday morning: I suspect large numbers of them will vote for a candidate from our fascist party.

Getting close to having to elect a new people, isn’t he?

35 thoughts on “Hmm”

  1. Fourth, wonder about the ethics (or lack of them) of a government that will bring forward a Bill on human rights to remove the rights many of us need to live in freedom just because a court created by Winston Churchill to protect us from fascism ruled against their profoundly racist policies.

    Is it just me, or are proggies getting more mental?

  2. Fourth, wonder about the ethics (or lack of them) of a government that will bring forward a Bill on human rights to remove the rights many of us need to live in freedom just because a court created by Winston Churchill to protect us from fascism ruled against their profoundly racist policies.

    Apparently the only bulwark against ‘fascism’ is the ECHR. Those Azeri and Russian judges are the last, best hope for mankind I tell you!!

    Besides which, when did he give even a tinker’s cuss about the ability of people to ‘live in freedom’?

  3. AndrewWS

    Under his definition five of the candidates would be Fascist:

    – Conservative (the primary one he is referring to obviously)
    – Heritage
    – Reform UK
    – For Britain
    – UKIP

    I’d imagine he might consider the Labour and Libdems ‘on the Far right’ as well if he gets out of bed a certain way in the morning…. Indeed that might be the source of his next ‘theory’

    ‘ In Britain we face a choice between the Hard Right and the Far Right’ and no doubt Brexit would be blamed for it…

  4. Steve

    It has made my day that we both independently seized on the most demented of his ‘8’ items which constituted his ‘thoughts of the day’….

  5. I love the fact that the fat mentalist thinks calling the Tories fascists makes him a rebel. It is about as convincing as another pudgy maniac’s claims that Ukraine is full of fascists.

  6. for someone who believes the tories are the new nsdap he certainly has odd choices to where he lives ie both downham market and Ely having conservative mps and largely conservative councils. It’s as if he doesn’t believe in his own rhetoric and political convictions.

  7. Dennis, Helpful As Always

    Is it just me, or are proggies getting more mental?

    Dunno. They certainly aren’t getting better at writing.

    Note to Timmy:

    Remember when I had This Week’s Amanda Sentence? (For those of you lucky enough to miss my blog, TWAS highlighted the worst of Amanda Marcotte’s writing at Pandagon.) If nothing else, it seems Richard Murphy writes with the sort of economy and grace that made Amanda the marvel she was. Perhaps you should post a few examples of RM torturing the English language each week, just to remind your readers that not only does RM lack intelligence, he also lacks talent.

  8. Perhaps the P3 prefers the Ukraine version of ‘democracy’? i.e imprison the leader of the opposition and seize all the opposition party assets.

    Now that’s a form of ‘democracy’ I know he can support!

  9. I do remember. But things are worse. I have a side job working for a US political outfit. Which requires that I read the current Amanduh at Salon. Fortunately, I’m well paid for this. But that specific part of the job is painful.

  10. Only Labour have retained their candidate from 2019: Liz Pole. Perhaps she’s hoping there’ll be a 20,000 vote swing from Cons to Lab, ha ha.
    I wonder why the Greens and the other low-polling groups can be bothered to stand – all that’ll happen is they’ll lose their deposits.
    There’s a chap named Walker standing – he might benefit from Spud’s crisp prose…

  11. “I didn’t realise the SNP were fielding a candidate”

    Heheh! Just for a second, with that “our…”, I thought he was talking about himself.

  12. Dennis, Unpublished For Obvious Reasons

    I have a side job working for a US political outfit. Which requires that I read the current Amanduh at Salon.

    Paid or not, you have my sympathies. She’s not fun these days, what with editors and whatnot. I miss the old days of her bashing out full-bore crazed stream-of-consciousness ‘grammar and syntax are for other people’ posts. And I do miss those amazing 100 word sentences.

  13. Steve,

    “Is it just me, or are proggies getting more mental?”

    Cam, May and Boris shifted the Conservatives to where New Labour were. Who were stupid. But get to the left of New Labour and it’s very much mental.

  14. By definition, isn’t it impossible for a large segment of the populace to vote freely for a fascist? Hitler gained his power through a hostile takeover. If citizens elect a leader who then enacts fascist policies, they’re simply Trudeau voters.

  15. I reckon the spud is onto something. After all, the three main parties are left, far left and loony left and, despite what they tell you, fascism is a leftist political philosophy. It’s the likes of Murphey who call the right fascist.

    “What do we want!

    “Free speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, lower taxes, smaller government!”

    “Fucking fascist!”

  16. Sam Vara said:
    “Hugo Boss and cream teas. What’s not to like?”

    Devon fascists? Brilliant.

  17. When I lunched in Ely last week I had a chat with the waitress. She told me she found it a lovely place to live, so friendly.

    I infer that Murphy hides indoors all day.

  18. “If citizens elect a leader who then enacts fascist policies, they’re simply Trudeau voters”

    Actually he has a minority Parliament propped up by another party whose leader thinks that trying to out Trudeau Trudeau and supporting his government will persuade all the Trudeau supporters to switch to him in the future

  19. Perhaps the P3 prefers the Ukraine version of ‘democracy’? i.e imprison the leader of the opposition and seize all the opposition party assets.

    I’m not enthused about the banning of opposition parties, in the Ukraine or elsewhere, but Medvedchuk is not “leader of the opposition”. The Platform for Life held 39 out of 450 seats.

    That’s like calling Ed Davey, “leader of the opposition”.

  20. @dearieme
    Maybe she only sees him outside Waitrose with his dog on a string & plastic cup

  21. The funny thing is….
    UK entered WW2 to defend a military dictatorship against a democratically elected government.
    Discuss.

    When history rhymes, you didn’t tell me it was Tom Lehrer!

  22. @Tim the Coder

    We declared war on Germany after it invaded Poland.
    Days after Germany invaded, the USSR invaded the east of Poland.
    We didn’t declare war on the USSR.
    Discuss.

  23. People like him simultaneously fetishize ‘democracy’ while not-so-secretly want to restrict the vote to ‘the right people’.

  24. Where the UK started off wrong was failing to insist that the covenant of the League of Nations would only come into effect if the Yanks signed up to pour their blood and treasure into the attempt to bully the world. This left the Brits in the idiotic position of attempting to be the Policeman of the World.

    Of course the Brits also needed to avoid any attempt to guarantee the boundaries of the states of Eastern Europe. Their system prior to WW1 was more sensible. They had no duty to the states of Europe, and could thus make their decisions solely upon what they considered to be their self-interest.

    The panic caused by the disaster of WW1 led to a foolish attempt to micro-manage European politics before WW2. And even to quite pointless quarrels with Italy and Japan.

    I’d argue that they should have concerned themselves with the fate of neither Czechoslovakia nor Poland. They were independent states, and thus free to go to hell after their own fashion.

  25. They had no duty to the states of Europe,

    Unfortunately, Sir Edward Grey signed a secret accord with France which obliged us to go to war if France was attacked. So we did…

  26. My understanding was that the British armed forces had coordinated their plans with the French, but a formal agreement had not been made by the British government.

    So when everything blew up, the French naturally pushed for the Brits to do as they’d said, and the government, being unprepared and knowing nothing about it, was more or less stamped into what had been planned.

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