The leader of the UK Labour Party sucks in ways both general and specific
both very funny and not funny at all
Happened to be kinda absently reading this randomly at 0416 and this bit jumped out at me
"Normally when politicians lie these days, it is to spin a fantasy their supporters feel inspired to embrace"
A bizarre claim. Mainly because the topic is way too bit to sum up with a "normally" like that - there is nothing that can encompass and summarise what our politicians normally lie about. "Normally" they lie to exaggerate what they will do, they lie to cover up what they've done, they lie to get their enemies in trouble and they lie to keep their friends out of jail. They lie about the work they've done and which meetings they attended and who they met and whether they know them and what they knew when and whether they said something at a certain time. They lie about the football teams they support and the music they like and the places they go on holiday and the houses they live in and the other jobs they have right now - or had in the past (to make them sound better) or will have in the future (to pretend there won't be any conflict of interest) - and the money they earn from them and the taxes they pay on it. And cos of all this they lie about the lies they've already told, they lie to say that they never told that lie and then they lie to say that they didn't know the truth and so that lie that they've lied about not telling wasn't a lie anyway, and they get some other liars to tell some more lies about those lies and to try and distract from them by telling some other lies about someone else and.. in short, normally when politicians lie these days, they lie about lies, cos their business is lies, the whole fucking thing is a big fucking bunch of lying liars lying to each other and, much much more importantly, lying to us, about every fucking thing.
Though of course, the one untouchable, unbreakable tenet of the ministerial code is that, under no circumstances must you say that one of the other members of parliament is a liar. And right now it feels as though this completely bizarre rule - which ironically prevents any member from truthfully describing a huge amount of what passes before them - is a sort of keystone holding up the whole edifice of lies.