After Sterling crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in September 1992, “Shagger” Major contacted the then editor of the Sun, the deeply unpleasant Kelvin McFilth, to ask how he would be covering the story, only to be told “Prime Minister, I have on my desk in front of me a very large bucket of shit which I am just about to pour all over you”. Today, Theresa May knows just how her predecessor must have felt.
Because the Sun has, via an exclusive interview with Combover Crybaby Donald Trump - no doubt Rupe swung that one - crapped all over the PM and in doing so has emboldened those in the Tory Party who still harbour the delusion that trade deals can be done in a few days merely by grovelling to this preening, ignorant, lying, misogynist, racist, bullying bigot. They cannot. But that is not the point: the point is to bend Ms May to Murdoch’s will.
As with Major, the Sun will shill for the Tories come election time, but that does not mean - unlike with the Mail - that the party leader will automatically enjoy the paper’s support. The Murdoch mafiosi can shit on the Tories while still attacking Labour.
This they did through Trump’s rambling, incoherent interview with non-bullying political editor Tom Newton Dunn. The Donald suggested London Mayor Sadiq Khan was responsible for immigration (wrong). He claimed the British people support him (wrong). He claimed a London hospital had “blood all over the walls” and was like a war zone (wrong). He claimed to represent “a lot of people in Europe” (wrong).
Trump exhibits such basic stupidity that he cannot grasp the deep irony when he claims “Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame … I think it changed the fabric of Europe … So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad”. What’s that country he represents? Exactly how did all those people in the USA get there, except through immigration?
But what Trump - promoted by Murdoch and his press, remember - means by “immigration” is not any kind of immigration. Quite apart from “millions and millions” being another of his wild exaggerations, when he says “I think you are losing your culture” we know where he is at. That is a white supremacist speaking.
And it is a white supremacist backed by the Murdoch mafiosi in order to undermine this country’s Government, which is why today’s Sun editorial tells “Agree with him or not, Donald Trump at least speaks plainly and means it … We wish we could say the same of our Government”. Theresa May may be a poor PM. But she is not stupid.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, rambles on “I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London … I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”. He is staying at the US Ambassador’s residence right now.
That’s in Regent’s Park. In London.
Still, bucket of shit duly poured all over the PM, eh? Something to remember next time the Murdoch press lectures its readers about loyalty and patriotism. Don’t buy the Sun.