Leigh and thick northerners
I was in the process of thinking about writing and posting this before the election but thought I’d wait having already done a post more recently.
As it turned out I was wrong about Leigh. A 10,000 majority for Labour swung 12% to a 2,000 majority for the Conservatives.
I woke on Friday to find one of my WhatsApp groups going mental. Most of my friends are dyed in wool Labour, though really its more an anyone-but-Tory attitude. Many of them actually knew the new MP for Leigh from their school days. So a mixture of his win, jealousy and general belligerence was split between insulting the man and insulting the voters of Leigh. They are all thick, apparently.
Now I’ve not really been good at political predictions, though reading back on my last few posts (wondering if Labour was finished in Manchester) or mulling over the (clusterfuck General Election of 2017) I am actually quite happy that the main drivers in those pieces are quite accurate, at least from a personal point of view.
My internal prediction for the 2019 UK election was a small Tory majority but Labour holding on to their “red wall” heartland seats in the main. This would then lead to a load of “the right” blaming “thick northerners” for another tricky, stagnant session of Parliament where nothing gets done and we remain in the EU.
How wrong I was. For of course, a conservative majority of 80 (ish) has now lead to “the left” blaming “thick northerners” for this humiliation.
And the old.
And anyone white.
And anyone English, the Scots and the Northern Irish are OK in some twisted mental gymnastics they are currently performing.
I thought I’d stick my head into beer twitter, to see how much salty crying was diluting their expensive beers and turning them into Gose and it didn’t disappoint.
And so the disconnect will continue.
A 3 year sulk will merge into 8, maybe 13, maybe 18, maybe 20+, until those ignorant narcissists leave their snotty bubble and realise what else is out there.
Best is to see the likes of anti-democrats like Ed Miliband, Yvette Cooper (both crawling in on barely 2000 majorities), Abbott, Thornberry and Jess Philips, all having to live on and off the rancid husk of the party that is left, a nub of self-pity and the future insufficient introspection of the grand sell-out of their core they perpetuated.
If we’re playing guilt by association as is the favourite of pathetic liberals these days; the Labour party, a political party referred to the ECHR for the stain of anti-semitisim that runs through it, from the top to the pits of those that deny it all as smears. If you voted for this fucking party, if you “held your nose” but still voted for the fucking Labour party, you know exactly what that fucking makes you.
Perhaps it is a self-inflicted wound, I for one do not like to see any party with this much “power” in the main.
But from one point of view, that of free speech and free thought this might be a good thing. Yes, yes the Tories are no friends of those two things I hold dear to my heart but they are the best of the horrible bunch and definitely far less of a threat than Labour, Greens and the Lib Dems with what their pronouns, GRA changes and their “hate speech” law extensions would have wrought upon us.
Pessimistically, this could all be a pipe dream and maybe we have handed “power” to an “a hard -right cabal” who’ll chip away at hard won rights and freedoms, and if that is the case I’ll be trying to find ways to stop them too but currently this feels like a breathe of fresh air, while all on the left carry on breathing in the own farted out self-righteous opinions.
Like another heady beer blogger opined:
“Feel a bit powerless today? Here’s a few things to do: – Join a union (writers, for us that’s the NUJ) – Invest your time in reading and sharing well produced left-wing news sources such as – Send an official complaint to the BBC for their biased reporting.”
Breathe that shit in deeply, son, Inflate that bubble along with your ego, you pathetic, violence-endorsing creep.
On a final note, BeerFinderGeneral who was/is a mate does appear to have had one moment of reflection
Cynically I could call this a huge virtue signal but he isn’t/wasn’t that kind of bloke so feel free to get in on it and help those who
would rather buy scratch cards than food are in need this Christmas.
Thanks for reading and if I don’t post again this year, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.