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Thursday
Feb112016

Talking of comedians

If you thought the antics of the greens at the Cuadrilla inquiry were silly, take a look at Bob the Blether's latest in the Independent, outlining a vast right-wing conspiracy centred on, erm, 55 Tufton Street, Westminster. 

And they call us conspiracy theorists!

In related news, the owners of the Independent are considering closing it down.

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Reader Comments (56)

@TerryS, Feb 12, 2016 at 8:10 AM

"This zealous ideological clique are trying to imprint their extreme agenda..."


So if you are right of centre (not liberal or labour) you are an ideological zealot with an extreme agenda.


That pretty much sums up what many on the left believe: if you are right of centre you are an "evil Nazi racist who eats babies for breakfast and want to eradicate the impoverished"

"eradicate the impoverished" is true, the aim is to make them not impoverished through (evil capitalist) industrialisation and free trade which worked well here and is now working well in China, India etc

Feb 12, 2016 at 7:34 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@JamesG, Feb 12, 2016 at 8:17 AM

When did being pro-Europe become a lefty issue anyway? I remember Michael Foot standing on a platform for coming out of Europe and Ted Heath took us into Europe.

Good question and I often wonder the same. The only answer I am able to postulate is that if Labour's leader is (now after changing their mind*) pro-EU then everyone who is anti-EU is right wing.

* That brought up some interesting thoughts on mind changing - is there some drug in Parliament's water supply?

Feb 12, 2016 at 7:59 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Pcar, 7:59pm:

Did you mean to say - is there some other mind changing drug in Parliament's (subsidised) alcohol supply?

Feb 12, 2016 at 8:49 PM | Registered CommenterSalopian

@Jack Dawkins, Feb 12, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Perhaps there is some truth in the old political adage:

"If you're not left-wing in your 20's you've got no heart. If you're not right-wing in your 40's you've got no brain"

The adage I prefer is "If you are still left-wing when 25+, you will remain a child (who joins any clique you like someone in) and will never grow up - or you are a hypocrite"


@Salopian, Feb 12, 2016 at 8:49 PM

LOL. Good observation, have a like :)

Feb 12, 2016 at 9:34 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

A fair few of the loons are well into pensionable age, like 'Handcuffed Hansen' and the old biddy who keeps getting arrested at Barton Moss, so I am not to quick to dismiss this as childish thinking.

If I had to pin it down to a human characteristic, I would say they lack judgement.

Feb 12, 2016 at 11:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterEternalOptimist

The EU is not a rightwing issue.

Heath (Tory) took us in to the then EEC in 1972 (ECA, effective Jan 1973), whilst Labour opposed. Then when Wilson (Labour) was in power he encouraged us to stay. Thatcher (Tory) was initially an pre/EU enthusiast but gradually became eurosceptic. Her Labour opponent, Foot, campaigned to bring us out. All parties were in favour of the ERM. Major (Tory) hated his eurosceptic Tory "bastards" but did extract some EU concessions. Blair and Brown (Lab) were clearly supporters of the EU, but Brown kept us out of the euro. Cameron (Tory) is europhile. The current Labour and LibDem policy is to keep us in.

Feb 13, 2016 at 4:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterBudgie

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