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Friday 21 September 2018

Brexit Farce - Sun Loses It Completely

Yesterday Theresa May, today our free and fearless press: the inability to accept reality, the insistence that We British are always right and the dastardly garlic-crunching foreigners are always wrong, the unwillingness to accept such concepts as negotiation and compromise, the understanding that all those claims of how easy it was going to be were no more than packs of fanciful lies, the whole delusion is laid bare.
We were told Brexit would be no more than a pleasant walk in the park. The deals would be wrapped up in the blink of an eyelid. They needed us more than we needed them. We held all the cards. And anyway, who won the war?

The reality - that many Tory MPs are still unwilling, or more likely incapable, of understanding - is that the EU wanted to be nice to Ms May, to help her out. Her inflexibility and ineptitude scuppered that idea. Trying to cut out Michel Barnier didn’t help our cause. And thinking we could pick off some of the other 27 member states was plain stupid.

It was, whisper it quietly, a mess of our own making. So what has the right-leaning part of the Fourth Estate to say for itself in apologia this morning? Well, the comedy newspaper that is the Express has just carried on lying, screaming that the EU is “vengeful”. But that is rank amateurism when put alongside the howling denunciation from the Sun.
The Murdoch goons have suffered the meltdown to end all press meltdowns this morning: from the front page headline “EU DIRTY RATS … Euro mobsters ambush May”, to the pointless article telling “Chequers Brexit proposal explained - what is Theresa May’s plan, when will it be voted on and who is for and against it” (because it’s dead), to the hectoring, abusive editorial, the impression of helpless outrage is inescapable.

That editorial is British Euro-failure distilled into powerless ranting. “WE can’t wait to shake ourselves free of the two-bit mobsters who run the European Union … EU leaders promised a fair hearing on our future relationship at yesterday’s crunch Salzburg summit … Instead, Mrs May was ambushed with a cack-handed attempt to sign us up to Brussels’ unacceptable terms there and then”. She wasn’t. But the lies are just ramping up.

Yesterday the leaders of the undemocratic European Union showed their true colours”. The European Parliament is an elected body, unlike, say, the management of News UK. But do go on.”This isn’t some grand project, designed to bring the peoples of Europe together in one happy union. It’s a protection racket”. Yes, protecting the people of Europe from shyster capitalists like Rupert Murdoch. And boy, does he hate them for it.
And on it goes. “They have refused to negotiate in good faith. They have refused to compromise, even while Britain has worked day-in, day-out to find agreement”. Britain hasn’t worked at all to find agreement. Also, the EU has been the one negotiating in good faith, while the UK has been trying to pick off member states (see above).

Then comes the self-awareness failure: “Like all good gangsters, they’re trying to rule by fear”. Is that a Murdoch paper trying to call “gangster” on someone else? And denouncing the EU as “an outfit that increasingly looks more at home in Sicily than Strasbourg”?

Hurling abuse at the EU. Because it worked so well before, didn’t it? Or maybe not.
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Steve Woods said...

The words of Stanley Baldwin from 1931 still resonate today as regards the Fourth Estate and the likes of Murdoch:

"What the proprietorship of these papers is aiming at is power, and power without responsibility – the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.

Anonymous said...

On a point of order... the front page caption describes Macron as French PM. He is in fact their elected president - but don't expect accuracy

Anonymous said...

And the hits keep on coming ....https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/elton-john-david-furnish-damages-sun-on-sunday_uk_5ba4bbcee4b0181540dbf7b0?guccounter=1&guce_referrer_us=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvLnVrLw&guce_referrer_cs=19DZV1nniy70fktQqoew_w

Anonymous said...

Scum boot boys showing their true nature. Again.

What a disgusting rag it is.

Darren G said...

Notice how the quitters are responding to the picture from Donald Tusk about offering May a cake but no cherries

The quitter snowflakes are up in arms about that pic ( which I thought was a suitable metaphor for brexit in cherry picking the best bits of the EU ) compared to how the quitter "bibles" are reacting today.

And as my friend Jim Cornelius reminded everyone, this is IDS recently "Could she remind them that cake exists to be eaten and cherries exist to be picked"


We all know who the THEM is that IDS is referring to

rob said...

***Small faces big ideas - fail ***

Wouldn't it be nice
To get on with our neighbours
But they make it very clear
They've got no time for leavers

They stop us from dreaming
About unicorns and all
They doing our plan in
Say it's no good at all

Lazy Sun reporters
Say we have to worry
Must throw those cherry picks away

rob said...

The Sun reports on ‘two bit’ EU ‘mobsters’.

I would think many in the USA would raise a laugh at that considering the Murdoch faithful there (Fox News) are supporting the Trump mobsters in the White House.

Not forgetting the intrusion in their politics by our very own spivs Farage and Banks (associates of The Moggy One).

Two bit derives from poker and Murdoch must be partly to blame for the poor hand dealt to the Maybot. After all he's in control. Isn't he?

nparker said...

That top picture? That's why I'm not proud of this country any more.

Brexiters have seen to that pride. For all they bang on and on about 'patriotism' and 'loving your country,' they seem to love ruining people's love of it.

The sheer bullying nastiness of the Sun and the rest of the Brexit cohort.