Saturday, 7 November 2020

Far From Over

At the EU referendum, Britain rejected "centrism" before the United States did. We have no reason to revert to it at all, much less under such highly questionable circumstances.

Joe Biden has been the Beltway consensus for 50 years, through all of Bill Clinton's and Barack Obama's repeal of Glass-Steagall, their job-destroying trade deals, their racist welfare reforms that created extreme poverty, their mass incarceration as a source of dirt cheap labour for corporate donors, their caging of unaccompanied children at the border (oh, yes), and their insistence on tying healthcare to employment just in time for a pandemic. Oh, and their wars. So very, very, very many wars. 

We had Bill Clinton's tribute act as Prime Minister for longer than Clinton could have been the President of the United States, and now we have Tony Blair's tribute act as the Leader of the Labour Party. He is subjected to absolutely no media scrutiny, and polls are merrily skewed to make it look as if Labour under him had a five-point lead, so as to make people feel odd for not being enthused by him.

Everything is progressing towards the restoration of rule by the guardians of an economic and social liberalism that the use of soft power where possible but hard power where necessary had made unquestionable at home, so that the use of soft power where possible but very hard power where necessary could spread it across the whole wide earth by means of an unquestionable alliance between the European Union and the United States, an alliance with Britain at both its cultural and its military heart.

Across the Red Wall seats that the Conservatives had won in 2019, supporters of Keir Starmer are going to be selected as parliamentary candidates by compliant Constituency Labour Parties, or imposed on any that proved difficult. Then the right-wing Labour councils that administered the elections intend to go full Philly. They know how to do it, let me assure you. 

So it is absolutely imperative that Labour lose control of those councils before 2024. Or else we would face the practically simultaneous "election" of Starmer as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and of Kamala Harris, who knowingly sent innocent men to lethal injections, as President of the United States. Ward by ward, vote for whoever was best-placed to defeat the Labour Party. And I am a declared and active candidate for the parliamentary seat of North West Durham at the next General Election. Please give generously.


  1. Jeremy Corbyn has celebrated Biden’s win as a victory for progressives everywhere. Why can’t you get on board? Your totally out of touch with the rest of the Left

    1. Oh, no, I'm not. Don't believe everything you see on Twitter. We are glad to see the back of Trump, of course. But we take no pleasure whatever in the arrival of either Biden or Harris.