Brexit Breakdown-The Day After Chilcot

It is the day after the Chilcot Report was released damning Tony Blair forever as not just everything we thought he was, but actually worse as even now he spins to an inch of his life invoking 911, indulging in conspiracy theories and trying to spread blame where he can. Meanwhile his Blairite followers wake up today in force to attack figures likes Alex Salmond, Caroline Lucas and Jeremy Corbyn who spoke out so totally against Blair and Labour.

My only hope some of them perhaps watch this Mitchell and Webb sketch and realise where in history they now stand as they’re not on the side of what’s good or right.

Meanwhile the Tories fight among themselves to see who’ll be the next Prime Minister. We have Michael Gove, a sack of skin that somehow thinks it can act human. Andrea Ledsom, the sort of person who gives idiots a bad name and Teresa May who makes Torquemada look like Tony Benn.

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So a fortnight after the EU Referendum we’re seeing Sterling drop to levels not seen in decades, companies arranging to close down parts of their operations in the UK, a possible second independence referendum in Scotland, EU Nationals rights being thrown around like confetti, a Tory leadership contest that places the chance of someone to the right of Cameron or Osborne in power and a potential Labour split because part of the party still thinks they were right with Blair and the deaths of up to a million people are things to casually dismiss.

And oh, there’s still a government governing and they’re still fucking us over, plus Portugal got to the final of Euro 2016 even though they’re one of the worst teams I’ve seen in the last four of an international competition in some time.

Just imagine what it’s going to be like when things really get bad?

Brexit Breakdown-This Vicious Cabaret

Michael Gove made his seemingly never-ending speech launching his bid to become Tory Party leader, and be default, our next Prime Minister. That’s Michael Gove. This man.

 

After Boris Johnson shitting himself and running away bravely, we’re left with a realistic choice between Michael Gove (a rampant Unionist who is utterly inept) and Teresa May (a rampant Unionist, who is sociopath and utterly inept) as next Tory leader and by default, the next UK Prime Minister. Except you and I won’t get a choice, only Tory MP’s and the Tory membership get a choice. See when Gove said ‘he’d stop unelected elites gaining control’? Yeah, he was lying because neither of the main two candidates intend holding a general election so we don’t get a say as to the new direction of the government til 2020.

But they got elected last year’ you may, correctly and also stupidly say. Both Gove and May in their opening campaign declarations make it clear they’re both veering to the far right of the Tory Party. Both are scary people for some of the same and different reasons, but here we are now. The established political class of the Tory Party are about to fight over who gets handed the job to negotiate the UK’s exit from the EU, and oh, both May and Gove suggest the rights of EU nationals can be used as an negotiating tool with the EU. Let that sink in for a second. This isn’t fantasy but a real possible thing that may happen. People we all know and love may be used as pawns to get what Gove and May want from the EU. It should sicken anyone but in post Brexit Britain anything now seems possible, even if it’s near fascism.

100 years ago the Battle of the Somme started. Lives were lost, and wasted as a bloated British establishment fought with whomever to cement their place in the world and a century later a bloated British establishment fights with whomever to cement their place in the world. All the lessons learnt and battles won over 100 years are going unless we fight for it because there’s nothing much left for us to do.

So when politicians use the slaughter of a century ago to build the myth of post Brexit Britain, remember the truth. I leave you with the words of the writer Pat Mills (lifted from his Facebook page), the man who wrote the peerless Charley’s War. They’re worth remembering as we enter a dangerous new phase for us all.

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Thanks to everyone for your thoughts on Charley’s War. It still means so much to me, so much so that I don’t trust myself to think about it too much. Because it is SUCH an emotional subject.
Today is a tragic anniversary when the ‘Best of British’ were murdered by the British ruling class. Because it was Britain that started WW1 -for which there is overwhelming and documented evidence (E.D. Morel and others). Not Germany and all that lying Balance of Power tripe they told us at school. That’s about as truthful as Tony Blair’s reasons for invading Iraq.
It’s heartbreaking to see the murder of a generation still remembered as ‘heroic sacrifice’ by the descendants of that same ruling class.
Any voice of dissent is still – with shameful calculation – removed. For example, the words of Harry Patch, the Last Tommy of WW1, who, unfortunately for the establishment, was a pacifist.
It’s worsened in recent years with the Battle of the Somme now being described as a victory, and General Haig as a hero. Shame on the historians and the establishment for lying about our noble forefathers. They deserve better.

Brexit Breakdown-This Bastard’s Carnival

Boris Johnson is not going to stand for Tory leader and by default, the next Prime Minister of the UK. All of the mess in regards Brexit was because Johnson wanted the PM’s job and shat David Cameron up so much he got forced into an alley and had to call a referendum, and now rather than be part of cleaning up the mess he’s caused he’s decided to slink off into the background to become the most hated man in the UK which must make Gary Glitter breathe a sigh of relief for a while.

Of course Johnson would have fucked things up but if you break it, you fix it, now we have realistically either Teresa May or Michael Gove as next Tory leader and Prime Minister because neither will call an election although both will take the Tories on a new direction that makes what we’ve seen under Cameron seem like a breeze. As someone who was so recently crapping themselves working out what type of cancer they had I can only say this feels exactly like that. Actually, it’s worse because I may be cleared of cancer but either of this pair will fuck us over with no hope of recovery. We have a succession of Tories fighting to become their Adam Susan.

There will be no general election, so all you lefty types that voted to leave hoping that would happen I hope you’re happy. We’ve got a choice between a Tory that wants rid of human rights, has introduced the Snooper’s Charter and gave us the racist van or a Tory that’s backed by Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch who is such a hardcore Unionist he’d risk the Good Friday Agreement.

The fallout of the Brexit vote is enormous. Imagine now a UK being rewritten in the image of Michael Gove and Teresa May. Don’t be black, poor, Muslim, gay, Scottish,Irish, Welsh, working class, disabled, or anything that won’t conform to their vision of a ‘proud’ ‘one-nation’ Britain where the Tories have everything under control and the masturbating imp of UKIP sit on their shoulder pushing them evermore over to the far right.

But today belongs to Boris Johnson. A coward who broke the country, broke people’s lives and destroyed the future of millions of people alive now and yet to be born, but didn’t want to take responsibility for what he did. Only his constituents now get a say on his future while we all get to pick up the mess that started on the playing fields of Eton decades ago.

So there’s only one song to close this….

Child abuse inquiry can’t find if anyone labelled files ‘child abuse’

Teresa May announced the results of the Wanless report into whether there’s an institutional cover up of child abuse and sadly, nobody labelled files ‘Child Abuse Cover-Up’ to be easily found by an inquiry with all the forensic rigor of a child looking at what flavour ice cream they want to eat.

To quote:

Wanless says the record-keeping practices inside the Home Office at the time mean it is not possible to reach a categorical conclusion on whether or not files were destroyed as part of a cover-up but says: “We found nothing specific to support a concern that the Home Office had failed in any organised or deliberate way to identify or refer individual allegations of child abuse to the police.”

Now if I returned a report in at work which said that ‘well yes, stuff has been destroyed, but hey I didn’t find any evidence of anything dodgy‘, I’d expect my arse to be handed to me as frankly, this is just saying ‘ a big dog stole my homework‘ in terms of excuses. There’s still a spotlight on various former MP’s such as Leon Brittan and there’s a definite feel that the establishment are closing ranks and have concocted this rather astonishing situation where a ‘report’ is worth the sum of fuck all.

Thanks to campaigners this isn’t going to go away but anyone should be questioning the nature of our democracy because this stinks to high heaven.