Tuesday 26 December 2023

Fry, But No Delight

3647 people, in at least 18 countries, read this blog on Christmas Day. Take that, Stephen Fry. If Fry thinks that anti-Semitism is the last acceptable racism in Britain, then he has obviously never been here. Thank goodness for Alexei Sayle. Fry attended the King's wedding, so he is the alternative to what, exactly? His "Alternative Christmas Message" was produced by B'nei Akiva, which is an IDF recruitment and training operation, for Channel 4, which is publicly owned.

At least Fry did not repeat his previous, unretracted statement that, "It's a great shame and we're all very sorry that your uncle touched you in that nasty place – you get some of my sympathy – but your self-pity gets none of my sympathy." When Fry's novel The Hippopotamus was filmed, then the central character had to be aged up to 16. But he is younger than that in the book. The Liar has never been filmed.

This is all very much of a piece with Keir Starmer and Jimmy Savile. But when I tell you that there is going to be a hung Parliament, then you can take that to the bank. I spent the 2005 Parliament saying that it was psephologically impossible for the Heir to Blair's Conservative Party to win an overall majority. I predicted a hung Parliament on the day that the 2017 General Election was called, and I stuck to that, entirely alone, all the way up to the publication of the exit poll eight long weeks later. And on the day that Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister, I predicted that a General Election between him and Starmer would result in a hung Parliament.

To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not.


  1. Starmer needs to be hammered hard on Savile as the Election draws near.

  2. Fry has been described as 'a stupid person’s idea of what an intelligent person looks like' and he drops an enormous, literally astronomical, clanger in The Hippopotamus in the chapter where the fourteen-year-old protagonist sneaks out of the house in the small hours in order to have sex with a horse. The kid looks up at the night sky to see Orion and the 'Dog Star' (Sirius) ... in July.

    These stars are only in our night skies during the winter months. In July they do not rise over the horizon until about nine o'clock in the morning, when they are obviously invisible due to it having been daylight for several hours. Any eight-year-old with a My First Book Of Astronomy could have told Fry that. And this was the guy who presented QI for years.

    1. His kind and the Israel Lobby have chosen each other, and they are welcome to each other.