Arise Little England….

June 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm 1 comment

Well, as one of my better and wiser friends tweeted (being a cool guy who is down with the kids): “Well. Democracy works. We have a parliament that reflects the country: split and a bit mixed up.”

Except that we are now left with a broken Tory party, with a weak PM who is wondering what the hell this “social media” thing is that everyone was talking about, in an unholy alliance with a quasi terrorist party (oh the hypocrisy of it) with tendencies towards the right of Genghis Khan. Well done us.

But, I am already bored with the smugness of those previously in the closet Corbynistas who are now popping their heads above the parapet, somehow claiming this as a victory for the young; a victory for the many; a victory for the hope.


It was nothing more than victory in the face of the most inept Tory campaign in history by a Prime Minister with the personality of a Dementor, and Boris….

It was not a victory for the many but an election which has proved divisive for all. And, not just between young and old, between the left and the rest, between the Remainers and the deluded (sorry, but I still think it is going to be a BIG mistake), between the top 5% and the rest….

I recognise the appeal of the Corbyn ideology. But, I also recognise that it was flawed. It was flawed when Marxist wrote it. It was flawed when China implemented it. It was terrible in the 1970s when the unions held sway and the utilities and other nationalised industries did not work. And, it doesn’t work in Venezuela today. It is flawed.

Any ideology that relies upon a compliant top 5% of earners acting like a charity to fund the social and welfare needs of the rest will not work. And, why should it! Why should we punish the successful and the wealth creators? Why should those already bearing the biggest burden (in taxes) be expected to give even more of their own money away and for no reward.

I watch programmes like “Broken” and films like “I, Daniel Blake” and I genuinely feel for the people trapped in a broken system. But, it is not the fault of the wealthy. It is not going to be fixed by chasing the wealthy French who fled from Francois Hollande’s imposition of punitive taxation all the way back to Paris. Or, by chasing the city fat cats to New York or Singapore. It doesn’t raise more funds for the rest of the country. It just chases away those who currently pay for 30% of everything.

I am a Labour voter at heart and left of centre. But, I am not so far left as to have fallen off the same cliff as Corbyn. He is not some caring, wise old grey man. He is not Father Christmas. He is a Marxist ideology intent on driving us all down a route of equality in which wealth is redistributed to the extent that nobody has it.

He maybe anti-war (at least with his ideological Motherland) but he was not so cuddly when he took the decision to throw Diane Abbott under the campaign bus.

So, we have a divided nation. A divided Tory party which is sure to encourage Theresa May to spend more time with her husband. And a still divided opposition with a smug old guy with a Messiah Complex fuelled by a Marxist ideology and the people who vote for the winners of the X-Factor.

And so, prepare for political and economic uncertainty. But, above all, prepare for another imminent election where we are likely to have a choice between Crazy Corbyn and Barmy Boris. Someone please hide the Trident remote control now.

Unless someone has the sense and vision to form a new centrist party around which we can all come together. An En Marche for the UK. Not a party for the few. Not a party for the many. But, a party for us all.

Meanwhile, I will just keep on having my French lessons…..


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jon  |  June 17, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Saw this earlier and thought it might resonate

    An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Corbyn’s vision of socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
    The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Corbyn’s ideological plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for £ ‘s )something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
    After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
    The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
    When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
    As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
    To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

    It could not be any simpler than that.

    There are five morals to this story:
    1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
    2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
    3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
    4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
    5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

    The last one to leave turn the lights out.

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