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This would be good, yes…..

And from my own experience, Jeremy Vine was in the opinion of others who heard it much more accommodating of my ideas than usual when I spoke on Radio 2 yesterday. I got more of the time allocation than usual.

What does all this represent? It could be a coincidence. It is, more likely, a feeling amongst journalists that they are dealing with a profoundly unpopular government that does not represent the people of this country who they are free to attack as a result, which is what they are doing.

I hope so. We could do with journalism that holds all politicians to account again.

For example, someone holding the Sage of Ely to account would be an interesting change…..

10 thoughts on “This would be good, yes…..”

  1. …..a feeling amongst journalists that they are dealing with a profoundly unpopular government that does not represent the people of this country who they are free to attack as a result, which is what they are doing.

    Which applies equally well to any time in the past half-century except when Labour were in No.10. However until recently at least the likes of the Sun, Express, Mail and Telegraph showed some recognition of the wishes of the population as expressed in elections and a referendum.

    Nowadays…………….…..crickets.

  2. Martin Near The M25

    Yep, we have a completely unrepresentative government that was elected with a big majority and are attacking the people by cutting their taxes (only by a bit, unless they bottle it again, which could happen any minute).

  3. If anything could make the current situation even worse it would be adoption of any of the principles Murphy holds, although in fairness its arguable that in fact we have Murphyism in place, as the superb Bloke in Spain contends.

    – Scarcely a day goes by without mention of ‘COVID’ surges. Although some of the panoply of restrictions has been removed, there’s still the Lockdown sword of Damocles in place.

    – We’re still engaged in a proxy war on behalf of arguably Europe’s most corrupt state, with minimal strategic value or national interest at stake, spending money and scare military resources we don’t have and cant afford to replace.

    – A city the size of Newcastle is being accommodated annually across the country, many of whom wish to blow us up. There appears to be no means of removing them and criticism of them by any native is likely to lead to legal trouble or loss of employment.

    – All political parties with representation above 3% in the polls are committed to unilateral destruction of the energy infrastructure and subsequently freezing or starving the population to death.

    – All seem to believe that there is no inflationary impact to printing unlimited sums of ‘funny money’ and that the money supply can be expanded ad infinitum without any longer term consequences.

    His only complaint really stems from his realization that his ideological supremacy isn’t yielding him the requisite financial reward and the political power, as a staunch totalitarian, he covets.

    Nevertheless, ideologically, it’s Murphy’s world – we just live in it!

  4. they are dealing with a profoundly unpopular government that does not represent the people of this country

    Not least, the people of this country that voted for them last time.

  5. But, surely, that’s the point of being the Sage of Ely. Spout whatever contradictory nonsense you like safe knowing no-one is ever going to come after *you* because you’ll never have responsibility for implementing it. If someone else does and it’s a disaster then clearly they weren’t listening or were sabotaged by neoliberal ‘forces’.

    Sounds like a good gig to me…

  6. Dennis, Noting The Bright Light Emanating From Ely

    And from my own experience, Jeremy Vine was in the opinion of others who heard it much more accommodating of my ideas than usual when I spoke on Radio 2 yesterday. I got more of the time allocation than usual.

    Wow, more of the time allocation than usual. Murphy probably had an orgasm the moment he realized it.

  7. @VP – the latest surge in Covid is sooo serious that you might not even notice you have it as one of the symptoms could be “feeling under the weather” or feeling “a bit unwell ” which could be me at the weekend after friday and saturday afternoon drinking.

  8. That this moron gets any time at all is worrying. But freedom of speech is freedom for all. Except it isn’t.

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