Before the referendum
With days to go before the referendum the polls are swinging again, and this time its the joint effect of the murder of Jo Cox and the wretched ‘breaking point’ poster of the mediocrity Fromage. The murder of Jo Cox has shown the people of England the toxicity of the debate more than any zombie waffling economic necessity could manage.
In one foul swoop Fromage knocked away his advantage and instead made the referendum, a referendum on him. We have to question what the shmoiger Fromage was thinking of with this poster, described by Leckie in the National Scot: “Farage is a skilled communicator who daily exploits genuine working class alienation to wind people up into a frenzy. The only thing missing from that image of him smirking as he points behind to a thronging queue of immigrants is a swastika on his left sleeve and a little black moustache under his nose.
I found it intriguing that of the 50 or so visible faces on the poster, almost all were young men, even though over half the immigrants who have come to the UK in the past 20 years have been female and many have been children. But an honest representation of the demography of the immigrant population would not have suited Farage’s purposes.” The momza took his eye off the ball – he thought it was in the bag, when he made even the shmok Michael Gove ‘shudder’.
The poster has even been criticized by the shmeril Paul Nuttall, in a clear sign of the misunderstood national mood.
Some say that if Fromage wins the referendum, the bumbling tukkus Borisconi will give him a job in his government, indeed if this is true, it would spell a rough landing for UKIP as Fromage would be an unable to posture as the man of the people from the interior of the Poshes club.
Even if Remain wins the referendum there will still be an impact on UK politics, as The Socialist Party explains: “Even if Remain wins narrowly, Cameron could be forced out. The current Tory government is very weak – carrying out 20 u-turns or partial u-turns in the last year – but the new government would be even weaker. Voters who have been told by Johnson and Gove that Brexit would mean more money for the NHS and better workers’ rights will not passively accept a Johnson-led Tory government trying to impose further austerity on the working class. Whatever happens, in the aftermath of the referendum politics in Britain will be in serious turmoil. The 1%, the capitalist class, will be fumbling around to try and find parties that can act reliably in their interests. At a certain stage the divisions in both Labour and the Tories, who are in reality only held together by the electoral system, can lead to a realignment of British politics.”
It was grimly amusing to watch Fromage being roasted by smarmy nebbish Krishnan Guru-Murthy. As fantastic JC has said, people should be aiming their anger at the Tories and not immigrants.
A reality, not mentioned by any leading Brexiter is that the referendum is not legally binding and will take two years to invoke. To get a clear run on Farage, JC may have to support English Nationalism, but the mud will not stick in Scotland or Wales.
After the referendum
A question of whether the UK left laughs or cries makes me scratch my head. Certainly it has left DC searching for the rabbit. While Fromage whoops with joy, watching the markets crash and the resignation of the gonaf DC feels like a relief though for disabled people it is mitigated by our vulnerability. The momzas in the PLP will use any excuse to start a leadership challenge on JC. Try as they continuously do, JC isn’t going anywhere.
The rapid u-turns by leave on the NHS and the three million plus people who have signed a petition asking for a second referendum have changed the plan, leaving Borisconi scuppered.
A lot will depend on the demise of UKIP. Matthew Black blogging in Siscomedia writes: “Sadly, for UKIP, the grub in their belly has grown has grown to be bigger than its fragile host. Once the grub is purged, a hollowed out lifeless shell, fit for nothing, will remain.” Dunt is no fan of Fromage: “He cloaks himself in the flag, but he does not own it. I love my country precisely because he is wrong. This is a great country because it is diverse and open, not because it is monocultural and closed.” Fromage’s victory speech to the EU was nasty, depending on your point of view, he was repulsive.
Mason is initially hopeful that there can be another general election. Many writers such as Sam Kriss writing in Vice see Brexit as the beginning of the end. It does seem as if the markets will be unstable for some time. An important factor is the record low trust which people now hold politicians in.
A factor which seems undeniable, is that Labour is in disarray, and that Borisconi if chosen would choose to hold an immediate election. The plot to remove fantastic JC is deeply offensive and an insult to democracy. A question will hang over JC until he is given a chance against constant ‘friendly’ fire – can JC unite the Brits – ordinary folk who are not members of Labour?
The Labour Party revolt has allowed JC to have a better cabinet. As the impact of the Leave campaigns dodgy claims becomes painfully clear. The revolt disappointed Corbynistas by squandering an opportunity for the left. Underlining the motivations of the Blairites is fear, as the fantastic blogger Philip David Jones explains: “…putting anger to one side, it is worth asking why they would do this now? The answer is simple it is the establishment trying to wrestle control back from the people. First we gave them Corbyn as Labour leader, then we gave them Brexit, their big fear is that if an early general election is called we will give them Corbyn as a PM, and he will end their privilege and deliver true equality for all.”
Many commentators are now writing to say that is all over for Project Corbyn, that he can now be written off.
Bienkov has written an excoriating article about a Tory leadership from Borisconi, using the quip from Johnson’s biographer Andrew Grimson about “entrusting a ming vase to an ape” and it is indeed a frightening prospect of Borisconi were to become the PM.