35. Swept in on a buzz phrase
The Tory buzz expression upfront the entire campaign was Get Brexit Done and the people fell for it in droves instead of just reading the text – reading the text is too difficult for the lazy and disinterested who nonetheless have the vote.
This is NOT Brexit Johnson proposes, not in the least and that will become apparent around June.
People will suddenly start saying, ‘But we were promised Brexit,’ just as they did post-May in 2017 and then acted all surprised when the fisheries did not come back, when we were still paying billions, when the EU justice system was still in control. [Please don’t tell me the Eurocourts are different to the EU, they are tied together as previously shown many times.]
The good thing about this result is that Corbyn communism was rejected, Swinson lost her seat etc., so that part was good.
But mark my words, those who voted Tory – what you thought you were voting for – Brexit – simply is not what was voted in … and to answer the question, ‘But was Johnson not preferable to Corbyn?’ … well of course he was, not too many in the country think the left is anything but a disaster … but that’s not the point, is it, as we’ve been trying to get across the whole time to readers? Th point is that Johnson has no intention of delivering Brexit.
Could the result have been otherwise? Not after the pig’s breakfast Farage made of it all but he’d lost major donors, he did not have a party infrastructure, he had not put a coherent manifesto up front and centre. He was manoeuvered into supporting one side of the Red-Blue two-party choice which people seem unable to get out of their heads.
The analogy has been used many times of the boat going down the river, crashing first into the Tory wall, then across to the Labour wall, then across to the Tory wall and so on, down the river.
And that’s where we’ve been sold once again, just as in 2017.
Ho hum, I did not stay up for it. It’s 5:41 now. So be it until June. The header words “No Deal” are just as relevant now as they were before last night.
34. “The FBI is too big for its breeches”
In the light of current issues across the pond on FISA and the FBI …
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… in the light of all that in December, 2019, I’d suggest, if you can spare the time, in order to get an idea of how this is Big Boys’ Business over there, that this episode of Nero Wolfe will provide the atmosphere if not the detail [set in Hoover’s time].
Being almost fictional but true to the spirit of the truth, this was one of the best episodes in the Wolfe series and certainly gets across that atmosphere which has never gone away.
Grab your tipple and enjoy:
Not 100% today and it might just be wise to lay low and only sporadically live blog during the counting, as and when your humble blogger is awake.
Just to share something amusing – to get to our polling station, it involves, along the route, climbing a hill, usually not an issue and today, despite the slippery grass and avoiding the mud slide, it was ok on the way there, climbable.
The vote itself was straightforward.
Half the journey back was straightforward too, the only tricky bit was going down that hill, feet flew up, flat on my back, the winter jacket and new jeans acting as a toboggan through the mud and straight onto the slip road speedway where a young lady had already stopped and as the two vehicles came close, she was remarkably good about it all, asking if I was ok.
I was fine, it’s fun sleeping on a sliproad, you should try it sometime. What’s not fun is the soaking and washing of said gear.
How was your day?