Friday, 13 May 2016

Hoist

During the long, bitter general election campaign, which effectively began in 2010 and during which Nigel Farage’s tenacity was the principal – likely the ONLY – reason Cameron was forced into offering a referendum, the gloves came off. Both Labour and Conservatives haemorrhaged support to Ukip because, well because neither left nor right offered anything to working people, patriots or anybody who didn’t bow before the unholy alliance of political correctness and wholesale appeasement of every ‘progressive’ idiocy emanating from the snowflake generation and its creators.

So shaken by his appeal to their former grass roots supporters were they that the established parties made common cause to brand Farage as a racist extremist. In order to do this they often had to tie themselves in knots and trawled the worst of their own ex-supporters – whose votes they had previously been grateful to claim - to dredge up every out-of-context, deeply stupid and rash comment or action and paint them as if they had emanated from Farage himself. Desperate to nullify his appeal, they succeeded in creating a fictional toxicity that nevertheless put off many who actually agree with everything he stands for from placing their ‘X’ in the Ukip box on the ballot.

Enter Vote Leave, the official out campaign who should be lining up to hoist Nigel aloft and place him nose to nose with Dodgy Dave. But no, wait... bollocks. Having spent so much time, energy and credibility on creating a monster they find themselves far aloft on the blast of hot air from their very own electoral petard. And while I dearly hope they can find the grace to co-exist, I fear otherwise and a part of me secretly rubs its metaphorical hands at the discomfort of Gove and Johnson trying now to appear much wiser than they were. Still, they’ve done it now.

But the drive must go on and the relentless round of baby-kissing, hand-pumping and being all things to all people has another forty-odd days to run. Some Brexit activists have hitched themselves to the various waggons and haven’t seen home in weeks. It’s a lonely life, out on campaign trail and it is little wonder that after days filled with bustle and bluster, some find solace and succour wherever they can. And so it was that one flag-waver for Blighty found himself in Plymouth one wet Wednesday evening.


The day’s leafletting was done, the lecture hall tub-thumping was finished and while the rest of the team retired to the hotel bar he headed for Union Street and sought out one of the fleet town’s seedier brothels. He asked around and eventually received an audience with the madam. Handing over two hundred pounds he said, "I need a girl to give me the worst blowjob in town." The matronly lady of the night looked at the money and replied, "For this kind of money, you can have the best blowjob." The man shook his head. "No, no," he said, "you don't understand, I'm not horny, I'm homesick." 

5 comments:

  1. I think Nigel concentrating on migration to win is not the right strategy. Certainly a lot of people are very concerned about it but they are more concerned about the economic impact of Brexit. Allay their fears on that will win it but that is going to be a hard battle.

    The stayers have marshalled most of their scaremongering on the economic importance of remaining in. All distorted unprovable speculation of course. Nigel is not the man to counter the stayers on economics. Perhaps Gove is. Not sure about Boris.

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    1. The economy has nothing to do with it. This decision has only EVER been about self-determination and independence and reversing the selling out of this country which began many years ago.

      Out first, then everything else takes care of itself.

      NOBODY can make a sound economic case for either In or OUT.

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    2. I could not agree more. However this referendum is being fought over economics and borders sovereignty is not foremost in peoples mind where it rightfully should be. For certain out would give us greater control over immigration. How much is speculative. As for the economy nobody knows except logic dictates out is bound to be better. However that logic can only be grasped if you are in favour of the Austrian school of economics and not many are.

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  2. Perhaps I should add Adam Smith, Mises, Hayek and the like would easily make a sound case for out. Peruse the writing of those who advocate their economics and you will see how and why.

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    1. I have. I know. You keep appearing to think I haven't been watching this stuff and reading about it for decades!

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