Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Alistair Darling: Gordon Brown is the spawn of Satan and his advisers are demons who do his every bidding

There is something refreshingly honest about Alistair Darling. He is that rare beast among politicians – honest, direct and plain-speaking. He not only (correctly) predicted the worst recession for 60 years, but also (accurately) assessed that people are ‘pissed off’ with Labour.

The Chancellor did not quite call Gordon Brown Satan, but it is certainly what he implied.

He leaves us with no illusion about the unpleasantness he endured after revealing to the world the likely depth and duration of this recession. ‘The forces of hell were unleashed’, he says.

Hell is, of course, a place of fiery punishment and torment where the souls of the damned are confined after death. It is a state of misery or wickedness in the underworld, from which the demonic hordes are dispatched to plague, torment and tempt mankind into an eternity of darkness, separated forever from the truth, light and love of God.

Asked by the interviewer whether the forces of hell were unleashed by Number 10, Mr Darling responded: "Not just them, the Tories as well."

Well, one can excuse the Tories, for they are the party of opposition, and unleashing unpleasantness upon the Government is (presently) their raison d’être.

But the Chancellor quite explicitly confirms that ‘the forces of hell were unleashed’ by Number 10, and this is a reference to the backroom briefings, whisperings and destabilising activities of the Prime Minister's demonic henchmen Damian McBride and Charlie Whelan.

And let us not be naïve about this: they would not have so much as breathed a word against the Prime Minister’s most senior government colleague if they had not been directly ordered to do so – by the only person who could have ordered them to do so.

So when Gordon Brown categorically denies doing any such thing, we are left with a choice.

Do we believe the man who systematically destabilised his predecessor in Downing Street, who has a proven track record of briefing against colleagues and ‘bullying’ people to do his bidding; do we believe the self-serving political director of a trade union; do we trust the word of the one who left Number 10 last year after a disreputable email scandal?

Or do we believe the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who was honest enough with the electorate not only to forewarn us of the deepest and longest recession in history, but who also had the perspicacity of mind to observe that we are irredeemably ‘pissed off’ with this Labour Government?


Blogger OldSlaughter said...

Gordon cannot maintain the position that it did occur and that he knew nothing about it. We all saw it occur so he can't claim it did not occur. He cannot claim he knew nothing without being asked what steps he took to unmask the independently minded culprit. If he did know something about it (the rest of the world did) then he is out and out lying. Obviously this is not the first time he has lied but it is so blatant and self-evident it should be pushed hard. Is there simply no moral outrage left?

If you will pardon the self-promotion Your Grace, I have posted a brief missive regarding this.

24 February 2010 at 10:36  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

Could not the Archbishop of Canterbury command the socialists to enter a herd of swine – then we could watch them collectively rush headlong into the Thames?

24 February 2010 at 11:11  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

Cranny, you have neatly (if unintentionally) combined themes from your two latest postings. I refer, of course, to your quotation from Mr Darling's use of the vernacular for 'urinated', which you use twice in your most recent missive, and which also (inter alia) sets apart the King James Version of the Bible from other, more genteel translations, using the same word no fewer than eight times (e.g. 1 Sam 22:25,34).

I am not sure how the combination of that word with "off" has arisen in common speech, but suspect it originated in America, where they tend not to be so linguistically precise.

Personally, I am saddened by the way in which the language of the lavatory has permeated current discourse. Back in the 16th century it was not thought anything but a useful onomatopoeic term, and maybe your namesake, the original Cranny, used it daily, but nowadays it is a low word which should not be employed amongst refined people, such as yourself.

Thought I'd just mention it.

24 February 2010 at 11:13  
Anonymous graham Wood said...

Anabaptist. Very nicely put, and thank you for raising the level of discourse. Of course the AV does use quite frequently what we would now term 'coarse' language - but agree with your "thougth of mentioning it" to YG.

He is a humble being and will heed your good advice !

24 February 2010 at 11:27  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

...yes, yes, I know: 1611 (date of publication of the AV) is 17th century. But the original Cranny was 16th.

Incidentally, the presence in the KJV of such low terms my be one of the reasons for its literary appeal to Dr Dawkins, whose rhetoric has occasionally been known to be peppered with obscenities.

24 February 2010 at 11:40  
Anonymous Dick the Prick said...

Damn these politicains who tell the truth - a curse upon their houses....errr....(is this right?Ed)

24 February 2010 at 11:49  
Anonymous len said...

Gordon seems to be smiling a lot recently trying to create a good impression but it merely makes him look sinister.

24 February 2010 at 13:15  
Blogger Sinful Soul said...

Your Grace,

I suspect Mr Darling and his friends in the Labour elite ,can look forward to a day in the not too distant future when the forces of Hell are indeed unleashed upon them.

24 February 2010 at 13:43  
Anonymous philip walling said...

Forces of Hell? Unleashed by socialists? What does the poor Darling expect?

Honest? Darling? Not too sure about that; you only say he's honest when it suits your rhetoric, Your Grace. He didn't impress me with his honesty about the UK's growth prospects last year, or much of the other drivel he's come out with over the last few years.

Mr D Singh

I thought the socialists had already entered a herd of swine; all we need now is for them to be ordered over the cliff, which I hope they are being mustered for as we write.

24 February 2010 at 14:49  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

If they all put their raincoats on, they could be called the gabardine swine.

(the old jokes are the best - this one dates from WW2 - the western desert)

24 February 2010 at 15:02  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Sounds like Mr Darling reckons the Neu Arbeit hot seat will soon be up for grabs and is positioning himself as a "man of the people".

And it ain't just Labour people are "pissed off" with.

Talking of "pissed off" the verification is (s)urea. That's spookily (s)ur(r)ea (l). :D

24 February 2010 at 15:16  
Anonymous Janet said...

Gordon Brown may be sufficiently deviously mendacious to have said only: "Who will rid me of this turbulent chancellor?" or some such exclamation. His well-trained attack dogs would have known what he meant and carried out their master's bidding, but he can still legitimately claim that he did not order it.

24 February 2010 at 23:01  

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