A dybbuk is a Yiddish word for the malevolent spirit of a dead person that enters and controls a living body until exorcised, and interestingly the zombie Teresa May is a dybbuk. We know this because in the spirit of re-education (a Frankie Boyle word), TM is removing art works from Downing Street and replacing them with exerts from her speech on becoming prime minister. Here are some trite quotes: “I know you’re doing your best, and I know that sometimes life can be a struggle. The Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the priveleged few, but by yours” and the excoriating bollocks “that means fighting against the burning injustice that, if you’re born poor, you will die an average 9 years earlier than others”. (i 23/07/16, 10).
TM is hard-core and yet some commentators will tell you that Borisconi will be challenging TM again within a year, after she falls on her Brexit-lite sword. The dybbuk wasted no time in getting rid of the role of Minister for Syrian refugees, a post started by nebbish DC.
The extraordinary popularity of JC among Labour grass roots is completely unknown to the establishment. Its freaking out the Labour establishment, and the knee jerk reaction of the NEC is likened to a banana republic by Osland. The Labour Party will do anything to stop JC, showing how close he has got, the Labour Party are so terrified they have had to cancel all Labour meetings. The shvantz are changing the rules rather than allow JC to win, but it seems the case that a split in Labour is inevitable, and for JC to win it may also be necessary. It is now only a matter of time until there is deselection in Labour. Labour North have gone one step further, telling constituency party members that “dismissive body language such as eye rolling, head shaking or tutting whilst people are speaking in meetings would not be tolerated.”
To take matters to a new level, various cxampaigners from Progress are ringing around Constituency Offices trying to get details of people who left Labour in protest at JC to join again for the leadership contest. Contempt for Labour democracy has hit a new low. It is a fact that commentators throughout the Westminster bubble detest JC, extending to the hypocritical bilge from The Guardian.
Owen Smith, the so-called Unity candidate has shown that his supposed left wing credentials are rubbish. Yet it appears to many that a split in Labour is inevitable and actually necessary.
Chunky Mark discusses an important blog by Owen Jones: It is a seminal article by brilliant OJ, when he talks about the reasons why the left are on the brink of disaster.
An important aspect for JC will be the 2018 boundary review, when Labour can have reselection. JC is poised to revolutionise Labour. Burton-Cartledge is doubtful that Labour will split. Embryonic rumours nonetheless exist that a split in Labour is brewing though JC remains hopeful that the majority of MPs will get behind him.
The numerous critics within the PLP will have to be forced out as otherwise they will return repeatedly. What the Blairites fail to accept is that JC is made of stronger stuff and will not allow the permanent media attack deter him.
TM’s continuation of Osborne’s austerity means that there is now a ticking time bomb about to hit the working poor. In work poverty is the real crisis now affecting TM.
This blog is proud to support the Rev Paul Nicolson, as he campaigns against poverty. The Rev Nicolson is a beacon of decency in this disgusting times, and The Vent joins the Rev in solidarity as he goes to court yet again (Thur 4 August, 10am onwards at Tottenham Magistrates’ Court Lordship Lane, London N17 6RT). I support this principled man:
Voices are now audible for the removal of the so called triple lock from old people. No one is clear exactly when the triple lock will disappear. Despite what TM intends, it is now easy to point the finger at the bloated rich.
Meanwhile the NHS is in crisis, and The Vent agrees with the anonymous blogger of The Junior Doctor Blog. A key problem will be the abolition of the nursing bursary in 2017, and the resulting recruitment crisis means that only rich people will be able to afford to be nurses, a situation exacerbated by Brexit and a fact that people will not be recruited from abroad.
Brilliant Mason suggests that Brexit will be a failure. Without a doubt the negotiations will be tortuous. Many commentators now say that Brexit will not happen.
Yet there is a distant chink of light at the end of the tunnel as Frankie Boyle writes: “For what it’s worth, all the indicators are that May is a vehemently pro-corporate Tory who is probably well to the right of her own traditional right-wing, and this is possibly the most right wing cabinet in modern history. And yet, paradoxically, I think we are about to enter a time when we will put our petty divisions aside, when we will learn to co-operate fully, when we will raise our consciousness from the mundane. We will have to do this in order to survive, and we will, in the Re-education camps. I’ll see you there.”
RS21 have hopeful words: “One thing is certain: the British capitalist state has entered a deep crisis, one that’s territorial, political and economic all at once. Revolution may not be a utopian solution – but it’s not hard to imagine a group or groups of dissenters deciding it’s the only way out.”
Fantastic MP Clive Lewis, understands the need for Labour to go into a progressive alliance with other parties with left wing policies as the only way to stop the Tories.
Meanwhile John Rees emphasises the importance of creating a social movement: “So, paradoxically, the effectiveness of any left party and of the Corbyn movement will depend as much on the revolutionary strategy of generating mass struggle by sustaining independent revolutionary organisation as it will be internal Labour Party manoeuvres. The strength of revolutionary organisation, its clarity of ideas, its analysis of the capitalist state, its ability to generate strategic alliances in mass movements, is a crucial hinge on which this whole social crisis will turn.”