A plummy message for the assorted crusties with nose rings straight from the arse of Borisconi was rapidly usurped by raging fuckwit DC: “There is a danger at this conference. The press are saying that it is going to be an orgy of back-slapping and self-congratulations. Now we are allowed a little a bit of congratulations but we’ll leave the orgies to Michael Ashcroft.” With the mutual laughter the Tories are now at their highest, its all down hill from this level. And yet the conference can be directly contrasted with JC, its like they are on different planets. When the British lion finally roars it could be too late to prevent collateral damage, but the Tory conference underlines a major difference between the parties. The nebbish d’Ancona may be singing the praises of the Filth now, but there are completely under estimating JC, so when he writes that Tories are: “….now free to privatise everything from the army to the Duchess of Cambridge, dismantle the NHS and the BBC, and destroy the unions” he is talking out of his arse. But if you are a rich mamza then the Tory party will hold a great appeal as evidenced by posh shlimazel with a humble background, Lord Adonis, who has now jumped ship. The Vent says ‘bye-bye’, and good riddance, its high time that more red Tories jumped ship, and maybe more of them will follow.
The Tory party conference marks a complete contrast the Labour bash, though there are some members of the Filth who will tell you how much better it was. While at the Labour conference there was hope and humanity, at the Tory bash you have the taxpayers’ alliance spouting about cutting pensioner’s benefits ‘immediately’. Its as if there is a diabolical reality gap between us – the 99% and the 1%. An important aspect is the massive cuts to tax credits which look like they will be the straw which could break the camel’s back, which disgusting DC is refusing to back down on. Even Tory Kirkup writing in the Torygraph can see trouble ahead for the Filth: “Voters aren’t stupid, and they don’t like being treated as if they were. Mr Osborne’s problem with tax credits is that he looks like a man who thinks he can take voters for fools. Who thinks he can tell the country he’s helping low-paid workers when his policies actually leave them worse off. When the Chancellor presented his tax credit cuts, he also announced his living wage, and proclaimed himself the champion of low-paid workers. It was “a Budget for working people,” he said. The Government is sticking to that rhetoric, hence Mr Cameron’s denial of reality on the Marr show. But unless something gives on tax credits, that means there’s trouble ahead, and especially for Mr Osborne. Voters are realistic. They accepted austerity policies and the consequent pain in the national interest – then rewarded the party they believed had been honest about that necessity. If you tell them cutting cuts that make poor workers poorer is also a necessary evil, they will probably accept that – or at least, enough of them will accept that for the Conservatives to remain afloat and ahead. But making poor workers worse off while insisting you’re helping them? That’s a different matter. Mr Osborne is a professional politician to his fingertips, vulnerable to all the same suspicions and cynicism. The way he has presented his welfare changes is too clever by half, and will be found out. If he won’t change his policy on tax credits, he should change his message, and soon.” In his arrogance, contempt and disdain, the shvantz Osborne has the cynicism to take us all as fools, with ‘bludgeoned irony’ (the words of OJ) pretending the Tories are the part of hard working people, ahead of these savage cuts. Ironically an important voice is The Scum, providing a rare touch of perceptibility. I think it is important that The Scum has given this message because we know how The Digger sees himself as the master puppeteer, pulling the strings on the British establishment. But The Digger is a psycho, he didn’t crow because he is interested in the public good, the only thing he gives a shtup about is money like all the other Neoliberals. Without its Liberal fig leaf even the Guardian has now become a Tory mouthpiece. But everyone who is not a Tory is now talking about unpopularity to come. This blog is called ‘auchtung’ because of the clear threat of the tax credit cut, its really freaking out the strategy team around Borisconi.
While the Tories are now pretending to go to the left, the symbolism of the toff speeches is brilliantly dissected by Frankie Boyle. Thank goodness JC has turned down an invitation to be a member of the Privy Fuck. The right wing press make this sound big, but its a non story.
Johnny Mercer (Tory Plymouth Moor View) writes about his own run in with the baying mob at Manchester: “I moved past the crowd to where a group of masked activists were who unfortunately lay between me and my car. I went to push through the cordon when an individual recognised me from the stage (no idea how). He asked “Are you a fucking Tory?’. I was getting a little annoyed. ‘Yes I am a fucking Tory mate, is that ok with you?’ I replied. He started pointing me out to his mates, who all looked like they had spent a considerable period away from any sort of washing facilities. I started receiving an unwelcome sermon on how I had, almost single-handedly, ruined the country.” In his Westminster bubble Johnny Mercer is unable to see the whole picture, and here is a more realistic comment from colddebtmountain: “The Tory budget has more holes in it than Swiss cheese, more potential points of failure than an unmaintained sixty year old automobile, more attempts at appearing cleverer than he is than a failed publc relations chancer landing a job as prime minister. The economy is NOT moving forward; the prospects for the economy are NOT bright; Mr Osborne will be staring at the reality of his failed years much sooner than he thinks, and the Tory government could find itself booted from office a lot sooner than 2020. The end game has not started just yet, but Mr Osborne, I warn you, it is too close to beginning than you ever dare to imagine.”
Although the Filth may have not been happy, JC’s meeting at Manchester was well received by the people. Meanwhile the arrogance of the filth has become an Achilles Heel, in the words of soft left Polly Toynbee: “Triumph sweeps caution away: they think they see Lib Dems vanquished, Labour departing the fray, boundary changes securing everlasting victory. They talk of standing in the foothills of a decade or more of power unrestrained: all they have to fear is themselves and their hubris. The NHS teeters on financial collapse, while the social care crisis risks scandals of neglect. David Davis and the Sun warn tax-credits will be their poll tax – while the referendum storm is gathering in their ranks. Europhobic invincibility makes them reckless: they may need no official opposition when they set so many land mines for themselves.”
John Wight is adroit in the Morning Star today (Wed 07-10): “There is no right or wrong way to protest against injustice. As Martin Luther King reminds us: “A riot is the language of the unheard”. Britain in 2015 is an ugly place. In fact, for far too many it is a living hell. Understanding that politics is not merely an intellectual game played out in TV studios, on websites, blogs, in newspaper columns and on social media has never been more essential. The physical and psychological damage wrought by austerity has been accompanied by an orchestrated campaign to divert blame away from the perpetrators onto its victims.”
As totemic Meacher describes it: “There are other pitfalls that will come back to haunt Osborne. He has shown no concern whatever, and frankly no pity or compassion with what he has already inflicted on a third of the population through 5 years of grinding austerity, whereas Thatcher’s Ingham did at least have the grace to apologise for the desolation she caused in the north. But increasingly it is the middle class and Tories who are also now being hit – consultants, doctors, services for the elderly and infirm. Then there’s the all-important issue of austerity as the government’s guiding principle. Public opinion is clearly changing on this – it probably changed a long time ago, but Osborne’s tin ear blocked it out, and only the Jeremy Corbyn massive convulsion brought it to light. If Osborne doesn’t now change his position on this, which will be seen as a deep political humiliation, he’ll be in serious trouble. If he does change, the prospects for bringing down the budget deficit will all but collapse. Over to you, George.”