hahahahaha the header to that lyons blog is priceless. he's clearly off message about the whole open collar thing though
I suppose it would be naive to call it new, but Dave and Boris' handling of 'final vocabulary' is awe-inspiring stuff. Boris seems better at it, because to actually call him on his shit is almost always going to make one look unseemly or distasteful. That's why toffs moan when you call them toffs, because it creates the possibility for the kinds of meaning they desperately want you to avoid. Which is why this billboard thing is so much fun I guess.Swashbuckling stuff – but which Boris am I debating with? There is Boris A, the D'Artagnan of the City, firing off letters to the chancellor about the impact of the bonus tax and warning of thousands of bankers set to leave London. Then there is Boris B, the wise financial statesman worried about bankers' orgy of excessive bonuses, and the need for reform. Here we make common cause. But the financial statesman reverts to D'Artagnan with a blink of an eye.
From the comments section after Dan's piece in Prospect:
Even by comments-section standards, this has to rank as one of the most bizarre and least coherent rants I've seen outside of Speak You're Branes. (edit: and youtube, obviously)The thing about the right is that is disparate . I like the sound of these people but they are not the soul or even representative of the Conservative Party .Try talking to some of the private sector self employed working class vote that is a crucial of folk he constituency and you might hear the word chump , or something thrown in your direction . Is that what you want ?
Anyway who are you to complain about Party .Until we are all not smoking not having sex and having that chump Billy Bragg beamed in from all white Dorset and subject to CCTV in case anyone says the wrong thing you will never be happy .
…and come to think of it , when are you going to stop calling everyone you disagree with a racist . The proportion of Labour Party voters who put the BNP second as their Party of choice is 35% . You’ll find that survey in “The Likes of Us “ and What’s Left. Hardly surprising as it is a socialist Party as was the Nazi Party .
I think with time and therapy I shall learn to live without the dog eared remnant of cool Britannia and anyone who does not qualify for membership is alright by me .
Last edited by Mr. Tea; 28-01-2010 at 12:13 PM.
"Hardly surprising as it is a socialist Party as was the Nazi Party ."
This is one of the best there's-no-point-arguing phrases ever.
Genius Cameron posters btw from everyone. The Rick Astley has to be my favourite, and probably in three clicks my screensaver
Last edited by baboon2004; 28-01-2010 at 12:54 PM.
that declan lyons blog is absolutely priceless bollocks all the way through. it's amazing that a 12 year old can write such guff.