Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Snowstorm Plot

This poster parody is electioneering brilliance. To be able to conceive, design and distribute it all within a few hours of the Hoon/Hewitt challenge is indicative of the imminent intensity and dominance of the internet/blog general election campaign.

And with five long, harsh and gruelling months to go, it will feel like another interminable winter of discontent.

But at least there will be another Christmas at the end of it.


Blogger Demetrius said...

Christmas? You mean we will be suffering hangovers from excess consumption of booze, indigestion from too much food, we will have increased our debts to an even higher level, our eyes have been glazed by too much media and we will have been concussed by extreme sound and fury?

6 January 2010 at 17:18  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

But at least there will be another Christmas at the end of it.

You may be right, however if I was you, I would not take anything for granted. The ONLY inevitable things about life are DEATH, and/or ever more TAXES.

You have assumed that the speedy appearance of this poster, is something to do with the efficiency of modern communications. I beg to differ, however much your proposition may seem a logical and reasonable assumption.

It would seem self-apparent to myself that the so called 'other side,' has been tipped off, in some way, and by some body. It is obvious that it is in no way to the Conservative Party's interest, for there to be a change of Labour leadership.

It has long since been my thinking that the powers that be, wish this country to be more economically, socially, and financially destroyed then possibly even The USA.

One way for the proverbial THEM to achieve this is to engineer as best as possible, a hung parliament. The resultant chaos, and confusion could wipe this country off of the world map quicker and more cleverly then a Dozen IBM's.

I have no way of actually being sure about this. ASSUME not much, we still exist is truly world changing times.

6 January 2010 at 17:24  
Blogger Archdruid Eileen said...

Whoever wins, Your Grace, at the end of it it will be more like Advent, for years. The only question will be whether we can believe in Christmas somewhere at the end of that.

6 January 2010 at 17:37  
Anonymous nemo_sum said...

Labour seems intent on turning the show into Narnia, so where will Christmas be in that scheme of things?

6 January 2010 at 17:43  
Anonymous Grumpy Optimist said...

I have prepared some questions on a new blog piece and perhaps you and your readers might have answers. I am pasting it below.

Labour's achievements
Geoff Hoon and Particia Hewitt in their justification for the already failing coup today talked of Labour's achievements and that these needed to be presented properly. Which raises a good question - What exactly have been Labour's achievements over these long 13 years?

Well it will depend who you are. Conservatives would be hard put to come up with anything and instead would point to a long list of failures and costs. But what would Labour people say? I can think of two sets of achievement that they would point to. One would be the massive quantum of public spending directed to objectives that could be considered desirable. Health, education and the support to the poor and disadvantaged would I imagine be where Labour hearts would swell a little. The fact that by pretty well any objective measure of outcome (i.e. not from the Labour government's own statistics), the waste and lack of results has been monumental, would I imagine not be of too much concern. For just as a true Tory supports and celebrates private activities (you might almost say however disreputable), the opposite would be true for the Left - where public spending, however wasteful and degenerative would be seen as an intrinsic good.

The other area I imagine where the Left would feel a little better inside would be the extent of legislation and activities in support of a better society. Equal rights legislation and devolution would be two such areas. And again the Right would say that at best these efforts have been neutral but if unintended consequences are taken into account, these activities can be viewed as damaging to the values, principles, social fabric and unity of the country.

And what I wonder would the Left say about the two wars begun under Labour, the failure to plan for energy supply over the next decade, the massive expansion of immigration (unplanned and still unexplained) and the awful deficit and indebtedness of both the private and public sector. I just don't know. Would the Left in their hearts believe that there are competency questions to answer here? Would they find it easy to sweep all this under the carpet? I just don't know.

And would there be any pang at all for the failure to put the Lisbon treaty to a referendum? I am pretty sure of the answer here and that is - why no pangs at all.

I remember the pictures of a tearful Thatcher when she was forced out of Downing Street - saying that she did believe that she was leaving Britain in a better state than when she had found it. So my final two questions are these. Do the Left honestly believe that Britain now is in a better state than 1997 and if they do believe that Britain is better, in what sense is that and is it due in the main to their administration?

I suppose it would interesting to know how many of the Left would have agreed with the tearful Thatcher outside No 10. Probably not very many but I would say more than there are now Tories who would have much good to say about anything of the dying embers of New Labour.

I have asked a lot of questions here. Any answers anyone!

6 January 2010 at 22:29  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Snowstorm in a teacup, Your Grace.

7 January 2010 at 08:34  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

Grumpy Optimist said... "I have asked a lot of questions here. Any answers anyone!"
Seems to me, British politicians, particularly nu-Labour since 1997, have a lot to answer for. Over the past sixty years, Britain’s historic culture, identity and values have systematically been trashed, and despite unprecedented opportunities, Britain has become morally, spiritually and financially bankrupt. Politicians got us into this mess; the real questions are, can the politicians get us out of it, and if so, whom, how, and when?

7 January 2010 at 08:54  

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