October 27th, 2008


Posted in Other Stuff by 200

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 – you bastard!

I just wrote this article in full and was spell checking it when Firefox crashed, teach me not to use the save function as I go along. Anyway;

Talking of feeling like a criminal, as I was yesterday. I thought that I’d one more to the list of things which are perfectly legal but make me feel like a criminal.; voting Labour.

I’ve always been a Labour supporter as long as I’ve been able to vote. At heart I guess I’m a kind of a socialist. When I was a student I dabbled with a spell in the Young Socialists (or was it the Young Communists, I can’t remember now). The height of my radicalisation was going to see friends on stage in musicals at the local leisure centre & sitting all the way through the National Anthem.

I was a Labiour supporter up until about two years ago when I finally said, enough is enough. I won’t go through all the reasons Labour have pissed me off, I’ve written about many of them in these pages over the last 3 years, & I hate giving people the opportunity to say “I told you so”, and be right.

I reckon if you’re a wavering Labourite then Gordy’s recent stunt has to be the one which will tip you over the edge.

Bringing back the scuzz-ball Peter Mandelson. What the fuck is Brown thinking? What can this man do to possibly turn people back to Labour? Here is a man so slimy he makes a toad in a bucket of syrup look like a piece of sandpaper. A man so self-serving & up his own arse that he can’t take a piss unless there’s something in it for him. Not content with having to resign from one government, Blair brings him back & he has to resign again. In an act which really does prove that labour have no concept of punishing people who do bad things, they give him a highly paid & prestigous job in Europe & promise him a knighthood. How Labour got away with the cash for peerages debacle I’ll never know.

So two minutes in his new government role & we find that the sleaze has already been bubbling. What does a European trade minister have in common with a Russian billionnaire? Nothing, unless they are scratching each other’s back. So Mandy has been taking advantage of lots of free & expensive hospitality aboard a squillion-dollar yacht & curiously signs off on some fantastic tax import cuts for an aluminium company owned by said Russian over & above any other similar company, saving that company millions of pounds of import duty.

Of course, Mandy has nothing to hide, that’s why he refuses to answer questions about what took place at these meetings. He’ll continue to refuse to answer despite having ‘nothing to hide’ until someone reveals all in one of the dailies & he’s forced to go for a hat-trick.

I give it about 6 months.

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  1. James says:

    A cynic would suggest that Brown brought Mandelson back as a lightning rod – previously the press was all over Brown, now it’s Mandelson.

    October 28th, 2008 at 03:01

  2. Tony F says:

    James, Interesting thought. I was wondering what bad news was being hidden under the shit/shite that is mandelson.

    “Here is a man so slimy he makes a toad in a bucket of syrup look like a piece of sandpaper. A man so self-serving & up his own arse that he can’t take a piss unless there’s something in it for him.”

    What a fantastic piece of prose. And so accurate.

    October 28th, 2008 at 19:50

  3. Blueknight says:

    Interesting. There must be some reason why Mandelson was brought back. Perhaps,
    He was needed for his special skills
    No one else wanted the job
    They have to keep Mandelson sweet because, cash for peerages and the donations invetigations, he knows where all the ‘bodies are buried’

    October 28th, 2008 at 23:33

  4. Plodnomore says:

    Brown had to bring Mandelson back so he could prove to the public that there was at least one person who can get a mortgage! The problem is that he ennobled the lying cheating bastard who will forever be linked to my home town (I can only hope he one day wanders through the shopping centre wearing a French sailor’s suit). I wonder if 200 ever read about the Frankfurt School during his radical student days? The background makes very interesting reading and may explain the situation we now find ourselves in. Good blog.

    October 29th, 2008 at 00:29

  5. Civ_In_The_City says:

    I very recently stopped worrying about if I was mainly conservative or labour in my opinions, or if I should read the Mail and the Guardian to get a fully rounded view of things. And what a relief it was to find another way.

    My politics now are that things shouldn`t get any worse tomorrow than they are today. If they remain the same there`s always tomorrow. And people in positions of power shouldn`t allow themselves to do harm for the sake of following red tape and regulations.

    I`ll single out social services adoption policies as there`ve been a couple of examples in the papers recently.

    Socialist or Tory? Eric or Ernie? One doesn`t mean much without the other.

    October 29th, 2008 at 22:37

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