The party still led by alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and his coterie of ineptitude lost one out of every four seats it contested, its losses edging ever closer to the 500 seat mark. Flagship London councils like Wandsworth and Westminster were lost to Labour; across the south and south-west, seats were shipped in worryingly large numbers to a resurgent Liberal Democrats, and break-up of the UK came closer.
This last was down to the SNP having yet another good election - despite being in power in Scotland for some years now - and Sinn Féin becoming the largest party in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The slow but certain direction of travel towards a united Ireland, and an independent Scotland, are both down to the Tories and their actions. Yet they will get a free pass on both issues from those invested in The Adoration Of The Boris.
Instead, the deflection and gaslighting is in full swing this morning, as Labour’s patchy performance outside London, coupled with Durham Constabulary’s decision to genuflect in the direction of the inmates of the Northcliffe House bunker and re-investigate what is being referred to as “Beergate” - Keir Starmer and fellow Labour campaigners having a takeaway at a campaign office after a day knocking on doors - becomes front page news.
So any pressure on Bozo’s lack of leadership is ignored by the shock troops at the Mail and Sun; instead, readers are left in no doubt that the leader whose tenure is hanging by a thread is now Starmer, the Mail thundering “NOW IT’S SLIPPERY STARMER IN CRISIS … First he fails to win back Red Wall. Then Police launch investigation into his beer and curry night - just like the probe that led him to piously demand Boris’s head”.
The Murdoch Sun has the odious flannelled fool Master Harry Cole sneering “CALLS GROW FOR HYPOCRITE TO QUIT … HYPOCRITE Sir Keir Starmer was facing calls to quit last night after Police began an inquiry into his beer and curry night”. Note how a takeaway is reinvented by both papers as a “beer and curry night”, which it was not.
This comes hard on the heels of a viciously misogynistic attack on Starmer’s deputy Angela Rayner, with the press casting itself as a wronged victim after the Mail invented a story about Ms Rayner distracting Bozo at PMQs by emulating Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, something that did not happen, because it could not have happened.
Inflation rising, poverty increasing, costs of food and energy rocketing, shortages of a variety of foodstuffs looming, the Union fracturing, taxes being ratcheted up, yet when the talking points are not focused on hatred towards the Sussexes, they are about the more intimate parts of one woman’s anatomy, and trying to bully the cops.
Meanwhile, the dishonest, narcissistic, inept, uncaring, out of touch and sexually incontinent SOB in 10 Downing Street remains protected and untouchable. All who dare to oppose him will be taken down by the press boot boys. The UK remains screwed.
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