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Thursday 15 November 2018

Rupert Murdoch Abandons Theresa May

Two claims sum up he malign influence of the Murdoch mafiosi on UK politics: the idea that “It’s the Sun wot won it”, that the paper can sway votes and thereby dictate who is, and is not, in power, and that if you want to know what Rupert Murdoch is thinking, then read a Sun editorial. Thus politicians fear castigation by the latter, because it inevitably leads to ejection via the former. This will not be lost on Theresa May today.
It was not lost on Gordon Brown, either: at the behest of the twinkle-toed yet domestically combative Rebekah Brooks, the Super Soaraway Currant Bun abandoned Labour for Young Dave’s allegedly revitalised Tory Party. Cameron was one of the worst Prime Ministers ever to disgrace 10 Downing Street with his presence. He fouled up the country and Theresa May has made things worse. Rupe, meanwhile, gets off Scot Free.

And those Sun editorials began to turn against the PM before the Brexit deal was examined by the press. Yesterday brought “THE Cabinet, we are told, have a ‘difficult’ decision today. It doesn’t look hard to us … If the ‘deal’ Theresa May has agreed with Brussels robs us of the power to exit the EU Customs Union when WE alone decide, it is not Brexit”. Only Murdoch can decide what Brexit really means.

There is more. “If it prevents us from freeing ourselves from EU rules or courts, it is not Brexit … If we pay a £39billion ‘divorce’ bill without actually leaving the EU’s central institutions, it is not Brexit. It is insanity - a betrayal which cannot ­survive and must be rejected”. Then came a read of the deal, and the mood darkened.
Today’s Sun front page shrieked “PM’s Cabinet In Disarray … May’s soft deal blasted by all sides … Huge battle to get MPs’ backing … WE’RE IN THE BREXS*IT”, with non-bullying political editor Tom Newton Dunn obediently taking his dictation. The paper was calling time on Treeza. As the editorial made clear.

There was the customary lying: “In the 1970s, Ted Heath and Harold Wilson both knew we would baulk at belonging to a Common Market that robbed us of our national independence. So they hid its true purpose - ‘ever closer union’, leading to a superstate with one currency”. No-one hid anything. “Ever closer union” was in the original 1957 Treaty of Rome. There is no superstate. And no compulsion to join the Euro.

Then the mafiosi give Theresa May her instructions. “Do not kid yourself no one is paying attention. The public has been sold a pup again and again. It has had enough. Come clean with Britain. This deal is not wholly without merit. But let us see it for what it is”. By tomorrow, that will have changed to telling her she abandons the deal.
And if she does not, what we already know - that the Murdoch press has abandoned her - will be confirmed. The mafiosi will select their preferred Tory leadership team - probably London’s formerly very occasional Mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and Michael “Oiky” Gove, as they are both Murdoch assets - and expect their wishes to be carried out.

This is what happens when an interfering foreigner who does not have the vote in this country is allowed into power by the back door. There is, of course, one alternative.

A General Election, a Labour Government, and Leveson 2. I’ll just leave that one there.
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Anonymous said...

Sorry, there can only be these outcomes:
1) We are STILL leaving the EU.
2) There will NOT be another general election.
3) The Conservatives will still be in power even after they replaced May (see 2).
4) We will leave the EU WITHOUT a deal.
We need to get over it.

Anonymous said...

Guess who the first two "questioners" were in the Bot's "press conference"......That's right - Kuenssberg and Newton-Done.

Christ, you couldn't make this shit up.

More and more the woman looks and sounds like a desensitised marionette with a mouth full of bad teeth and a hollow head. Or the Vicar of Wibbly addressing a congregation of two.

No wonder Britain is headed down the same shitter as the USA.

The Modern Prometheus said...

Perhaps May could win Labour over by committing to deliver Leveson 2...two birds with one stone!

Anonymous said...

Anon 17:32 - Smoke and mirrors, mate.

Are you not concerned that the media is aggressively forcing the deal, not letting the politicians (useless as they are) work out the pros and cons and come up with something that might work?

As my father put it, in one of his occasional moments of clear-headed thought: it is a little like us all standing on a table and sawing the legs off one by one, not knowing when the entire concept will come crashing down but preying for levitation to be miraculously proven possible.
At the moment we are merrily sawing through the last of those legs...

rob said...

Anon 17:32

So what's your plan? There is no time to negotiate another deal.

None of today's resigners have come up with a plan for a deal that would be voted through parliament but have rejected the Chequers plan.

Two years of fudging and they still haven't sorted it. They wanted an idea that wasn't workable without doing great harm to the country as a whole.

That may be your idea - a "no deal" scenario (perhaps like the Vote Leave financial backers you have nothing to lose) but as sure as hell a majority in the country don't want that with all that would entail.

Anonymous said...

Anon 17.32;

Correct me if I'm wrong, but at best those are your opinions, and you are welcome to continue to hold them, but unless you are a deity of some sort, they're no more credible or true than any others : )

Well done for avoiding capslock though.

rob said...

Another election? Hmmm....

Could it pit New ToryUkippers and Old Labour versus Old Tories and New Labour?

Interesting times!