Syria has descended and into the vacuum has come the Russians with an indifference to life well in tune with the region it is now interfering in. What to do? UK Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to have a reputation for incompetence to put it gently. US incursions are brutal and involve the expending of colossal amounts of ordinance before someone arbitrarily says ‘Misson Accomplished’ and then at some political date they leave. The use of Proxies in Yemen left the neo Cons clinging to the “Russia does not pay compensation” schtik. Neither side does reincarnation I’d willingly bet.
What to do? What to do?
Libya shows the standard of thinking in the West done by Cameron, Sarkozy and Clinton. The 3 twats wondered in under some flag of giving a shit and then did not after someone got killed. We did not oust Assad and same result with better weapons on the enemy side. Equally taking over a country holding an election is not installing democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In theory I’ve come to support intervention but in practice, it’s a bit shit.
It’s easy to make a case the London area is over crowded and the infrastructure creaking. That house prices are largely a function of migrant demand*. That the UK out of the EU could somehow reduce this. My question can we reduce immigration and at what cost? No one answers that not even Farage or Grayling. No one dares propose how we can contain immigration. Sure Controlling our Borders euphemism but scratch Nigel Farage deeper and it’s not what he is promising. Indeed his points/skills based plan is basically more bureaucracy and longer airport queues to little no effect but some cost. Continue reading “Controlling Immigration! Er?”
Apparently the leader of the UK Labour Party will not appear on a platform with David Cameron. Just more random make yourself look fucking stupid principles from the party of one eyed conceit? It’s dumb politics if nothing else? Continue reading “Corbyn No Platforms Himself?”
Despite the continual idiocy of David Cameron the BrExit campaign is done. The loony ravings that somehow UK Border Patrols already in place would allow 12 Million Turks here is having less effect. Indeed it is a sign that TV news when it tries can overcome the lunatic ravings of newspapers. Before you claim that Newspapers have no effect consider this.
One other problem is whilst 37% who voted voted Tory and 14% ‘kippy whippies the Tory vote contained probably many who are not BrExiters like the rural folk who get 54% of their income in subsidy. The Tory right should be aware that winning elections by paying frightened little people who lead a subsidised life hardly going to get them to vote the other way. There may also even be a section of the ‘Kip vote which makes the sensible view they want anyone but Labour and are not ideological BrExiters.
The other factor is that the campaign is led by the most extreme free marketeers and they offer the most extreme version of leave. Now a campaign to merely stop paying so much and to step back from the anti democratic bureaucracy may not be exciting but it’s harder to make an economic argument against. Without a blueprint BrExit is a blank piece of paper to be handed to fringe idiots from the perspective of most people.
Saddest of all is Farage of course. The campaign you prepare your life for and you run a ridiculous dogwhistle campaign of racist ranting. You have no single platform just a series of random visions of the future. You’re so toxic few will share a platform with you outside a TV studio.
Most effective commentator on the reasons to leave the EU was Paul Mason and he was against at this time. I’ll vote leave but to aftertime have bet quite a lot we Remain and will enjoy the eclipse of loons like Johnson and Grayling. Sadly Farage will be here to stay.
Tories mayoral campaign of shouting Sadiq Khan is a Muslim will hopefully run into central London liberals and may only have marginal appeal in the middle class periphery. I have faith London will reject Goldsmith and Conservatives pitiable campaign. Bit rich as our leader Cameron kow tows at the feet of the Saudis.
Goldsmith seems to be one of those types who pimps open minded populism and first chance he gets shows up what a complete clown he is.