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How the Famous Five sold us a myth of Britain—and set the stage for our Brexit fantasies | Prospect Magazine
TL;DR it's all Enid Blyton's fault. A thoroughly convincing demolition of the moronic fantasism that's brought us here.
britishness  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  Brexit  literature  lies  zeitgeisty 
25 days ago by gominokouhai
Government confirms freeze on working age benefits | Independent
"longest fall in living standards in the past 60 years [...] The news came just twenty minutes after Clarence House announced Prince Harry’s engagement"
republicanism  politics  bloodytories  welfare  news  benefits  classwar 
11 weeks ago by gominokouhai
May's speech ripped off from the West Wing | Streamable
Did Samsung write this one, or did Toby? Either way Lord John Marbury is going to have some explaining to do.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  copyfight  video 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain | The Washington Post
"[Brexit is] the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don't like".
politics  economics  bloodytories  Brexit  britishness  europe  uk  economy  fuckwits  dataisbeautiful 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Tory MP's attempt to block police investigation into election fraud allegations fails | Indy
Of course we all know they bought the election. It's what they do. “The consequences of a conviction would be [...] the potential for election results being declared void.” The schadenfreude would be exquisite, but all it would do is return them again with a bigger majority. There's a better way.
news  politics  bloodytories  lies  fuckwits 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
(((Echoes))), Exposed: The Secret Symbol Neo-Nazis Use to Target Jews Online
First they came for the union flag and I was silent. Then they came for our (((hugs))).
fuckwits  racism  britishness  bloodytories  socialmedia 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Duncan Smith says what most Brexiters think: economic harm is a price worth paying
"Duncan Smith has offered an insight into the mindset of a true ideologue". As if he wasn't terrifying enough already.
europe  Brexit  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
The Most Completely Insane Thing I’ve Ever Seen In a Cinema. — Medium
"The exec I was talking to sighed, leaned forward, and explained to me that according BBC Scotland that “Scottish people” are more working class and less educated than English people and, therefore, would feel intimidated and patronised if they watched a sitcom that mentioned philosophers, whereas English people can cope with more “cerebral” comedy without feeling as though they’re being made to feel stupid. So if I was going to pitch a script to BBC Scotland then I would have to make sure it was Glasgow, preferably male, centric and with no references to anything that could be construed as “intellectual” or cultured otherwise it would get immediately discarded." This makes a disturbing amount of sense.
scottishcringe  scotland  media  comedy  northofwatford  bloodytories 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Sting of Myself - The New Yorker
How it works in US politics. "The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys[...] These guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation".
activism  journalism  fuckwits  tech  politics  usa  bloodytories 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
What's the EU ever done for us? | YouTube #fb
Worth five minutes, although the conclusion is weak.
europe  politics  bloodytories  news 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Think IDS's resignation is a masterstroke? Sadly, he's not that clever | The Staggers
"[IDS] spent five years in the Cabinet not resigning over cuts to disabled people's payments that did happen, before resigning over that one that won't happen".
news  politics  fuckwits  welfare  bloodytories 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Duncan Smith quits over planned disability benefit changes - BBC News
IDS, who has made a career out of murdering people for money, claims to have grown a conscience. Literally no one believes him.
politics  news  disability  dwp  hardesthit  fuckwits  bloodytories 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Andy Burnham's pro-ID Cards letter in The Guardian - Spy Blog
From 2006. <em>That</em> Andy Burnham. The wretched little weasel has prior form.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  identity  surveillance 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS | The Independent
"The NHS Reinstatement Bill[...] would 'renationalise' the NHS and restore it to its original remit[...] And when the government eventually opposes it then they will reveal their true colours - that they do not care about our NHS."

They didn't have to. Labour didn't bother to turn out for it.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  health 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
David Cameron duped newspapers with generic ‘love letters’ | Yorkshire Post
Pathetic PR sop to the regions in order to avoid doing anything that might constitute 'government'. Not even good PR: the letter was "formulaic" and "lacked empathy". The Yorkshire Post is a Tory newspaper.
propaganda  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  northofwatford  uk 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
British people stopped believing in the benefits system due to Tony Blair, researchers claim | Indy
"The exact moment at which the British public lost faith in the benefits system" bastard red tories
politics  news  welfare  welfarereform  bloodytories  blairism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Vacuum your Villages! | Bella Caledonia
"This is the most abhorrent, patronising, feudalistic, impoverishing, dire shite I have ever experienced[...] If you worried that Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith’s benefits changes took us back to Victorian Britain, be reassured it’s the Middle Ages they’re aiming for."
news  politics  bloodytories  despicabletoadying  independence 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Anthony Hilton: Stay or go - the lack of solid facts means it’s all a leap of faith | Evening Standard
"I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. 'That’s easy,' he replied. 'When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.'" Thoughtful article with a deeply depressing conclusion.
news  politics  europe  Brexit  bloodytories 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Hunt 'misrepresented' data on 7-day NHS - BBC News
A merry game: count all the different long-winded euphemisms for "lied"
news  politics  health  bloodytories 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
The establishment media just went into full panic mode over Corbyn's victory at PMQs | The Canary
Corbyn's quiet dignity against the bun-throwing children across the aisle is all very well, but it's not going to win him any more headlines, much less any more votes. In the meantime, thank Cthulhu for an iota of responsible journalism.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  journalism 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Why is Tim Montgomerie's Tory party resignation newsworthy? | The Guardian
Even tories can't stand the tories. (Montgomerie's article itself is behind the Times pay wall, so you get the commentary thereupon from the Graun.)
news  politics  bloodytories 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
'Patronising' Tory MP Mark Spencer Accused Of Wanting The Poor To Starve In The Dark | Huffington Post
"suggested the education system needed to improve to cure the constituent's learning difficulties"
politics  news  bloodytories  fuckwits  hardesthit  welfare 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
DWP agency ‘bribes’ to hire junior doctors | The National
"any doctor who takes this money to do this job at the moment is complicit in a system which has been proven in a court of law to lead directly to deaths"
hardesthit  dwp  bloodytories  news  politics  disability  welfare 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
Bedroom tax ruled discriminatory in two instances | New Statesman
I hadn't heard about the attempt to tax a /panic room/. And of course the bastards are appealing.
politics  news  bloodytories  fuckwits  welfare  hardesthit  disability 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
This is why you should wear Cameron's "terrorist sympathisers" insult like a badge of honour | The Canary
"Whilst Cameron and his double standards accuse peace activists of terrorism, it is a badge we need to reclaim and wear with pride."
news  politics  religion  terrorism  fuckwits  bloodytories 
december 2015 by gominokouhai
Craig Murray » Blog Archive » My Friend Alistair Carmichael
Aaaand the apologia begins. Forthright innocent Alistair Carmichael corrupted by the insidious influence of Westminster. It's not his fault, it's the system. He probably had a bad childhood. Boo hoo, won't somebody think of the children, etc. What absolute bollocks. Power corrupts: Westminster doesn't have a monopoly on that. But it does not corrupt everyone. Carmichael was corruptible and demonstrated it. Carmichael is unfit to serve.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  opinion 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
SCOT goes POP!: Lib Dem efforts to save Carmichael descend into farce, as they insist he must stay because "rehabilitation is part of our core values"
"It's not actually that clever an idea to have a pair of disgraced liars/smearers like Carmichael and Rennie as the public face of your party in scotland. All the more so after you the voter has just told you precisely where to go and you desperately need to rebuild shattered trust."
news  politics  bloodytories  fuckwits 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Letter from Westminster | The Shetland Times
"The right to freedom of speech is a fundamental one but it does bring a responsibility with it to tell the truth. The right to smear an opponent is not one we should be defending". This seemed to be standard, common-sense, but unenlightened political commentary, until I saw who wrote it.
news  politics  opinion  bloodytories  fuckwits 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
I would rather like the Lib-Dems to stop shooting themselves in the face | andrewducker
Sane and responsible commentary from a Lib Dem who still believes in liberalism and democracy. Few such treasures remain in this benighted world.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Is Carmichael vulnerable to an election petition? | Lallands Peat Worrier
TL;DR did he lie? Yes. I would love nothing more than to force a by-election, but it's never that simple.
bloodytories  fuckwits  news  politics 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
The Big Lie: Alistair Carmichael admits Sturgeon memo leak | News | The National
The slimy bastard lied to my face in front of a room full of business people, so I'm not remotely surprised. Self-serving piece of shit. I made sure to give him an extra-wide smile at the vote count when he saw me on the Yes side. Scumbag.
news  politics  bloodytories  fuckwits 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Inside the Milibunker: the last days of Ed » The Spectator
"[...]the scene in the press office when Miliband posed with the notorious Ed stone, the 8ft 6in slab of limestone upon which his six key election pledges were inscribed. When it appeared on TV, a press officer ‘started screaming. He stood in the office, just screaming over and over again at the screen. It was so bad they thought he was having a breakdown.’"
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Word Buzz Wednesday: ajockalypse | Wordnik
Hey, look, we helped create a neologism! A neologism that is also a portmanteau and will almost certainly be a malamanteau before very long.
language  news  politics  scotland  bloodytories  fuckwits  writing  incrediblyobscurereference 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
My most-shared tweet of the week, by some distance, is this one: | diamond geezer
"We have a majority Conservative government, rather than a minority Conservative government, because of 900 voters in seven constituencies." In the seven most marginal seats the Tories needed for their majority, votes for the Greens sunk Labour. And Labour claim that their problem was that they were too left-wing.
news  politics  bloodytories  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW  socialism 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Scottish Labour: Inside the campaign from hell | Herald Scotland
"Murphy, who has never been on the intellectual wing of his party, has always been regarded internally as a talented self-publicist who was adept at advancing his own interests. One colleague, explaining Murphy's approach to the media, said: `He once told me he was not bothered about the words in newspapers, just the pictures, and how he looked on TV'"---in other words, a Blairite.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
"Too many pointy-heads and too few street fighters": Labour's Michael Dugher on what went wrong
"Dugher is even more despairing of what he calls Labour’s “annihilation” in Scotland. He blames the Better Together campaign. “Scotland and our approach to it was an unmitigated disaster. We totally fucked up that referendum campaign – and that would almost be a generous and kind interpretation,” he gives a hollow laugh", and so do we all.
news  politics  opinion  fuckwits  bloodytories 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
A letter from a lost voter
All true. How do we know it's true? @dhothersall "[doesn't] agree with all of it".
politics  opinion  fuckwits  bloodytories 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
You've thrown your toys out the pram and now you've got 5 years of the Tories | Mirror
Those lessons that Labour and the Lib Dems needed to learn? They're not learning.
politics  bloodytories  fuckwits  opinion 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
On Remaining A Member of the Scottish Opposition | danieldwilliam
Those reservations I mentioned I still gots about the SNP? This is a list of pretty much all of them.
news  politics  opinion  bloodytories 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
The End of Labour | Jacobin
This is basically exactly what I said yesterday, except that he uses longer words (I particularly like "farraginous"; ISWYDT).
news  politics  bloodytories  psephology  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
World Of Hubris | Wings
Let's have a wee snigger before the work begins.
bloodytories  fuckwits  news  politics 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Born Honest Born Clever « Bella Caledonia
"Scotland is not the part of the UK that has suffered most from London rule. Perhaps we should act to redress that issue. Perhaps we should pay a proportion of our annual ‘direct debit’ payment not to the Treasury but to local authorities in the North of England, Wales, Ireland, Cornwall, the Midlands…" I like the way Robin McAlpine thinks.
scotland  indyref  economics  politics  news  bloodytories 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Dear Mr Gove: Letter from a curious parent | Education | The Guardian
"Michael Rosen has some questions for the education secretary". I have some much simpler questions for the education bloody secretary.
writing  language  politics  bloodytories 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
George Kerevan: Cameron takes medal for hypocrisy - The Scotsman
Good stuff from Kerevan. "[Cameron] waved the emotional flag, like a good imperialist, but signally failed to use the moment to offer any concrete new partnership of equals for the nations of Britain. Genuine reform will only come when Scotland recovers sovereignty". Although I must take issue with this: "[Dishface's] emotional call to defend the flag was redolent of 1914 and the jingoism of the Boer War[...] just imagine the outcry if Alex Salmond used the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in similar vein"---I guarantee that in a couple of months you won't have to imagine---"or if the Yes campaign ventured away from economics towards the politics of identity"---what's so bad about the politics of identity?
news  politics  journalism  indyref  bloodytories 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Sketch: Och aye the No! - Telegraph
[archive.is link] It comes to something when even the Torygraph thought that Dishface's impassioned speech was pathetic.
news  politics  bloodytories  indyref 
february 2014 by gominokouhai
Wings Over Scotland | The bully pulpit
Several of these are personal friends of mine. Hey, now I can wear that "Hated By The Daily Mail" pinbadge I own with some actual justification. I remember seeing it in the bookshop window display in first year: I burst in, "I MUST HAVE IT". As Stephen Fry once said: "How can one not be fond of something the Daily Mail despises?" It's a rhetorical question.
journalism  fuckwits  bloodytories  indyref 
january 2014 by gominokouhai
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