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Moving On

‘Moving on’ and ‘drawing a line’ are the key lines we’re hearing in the aftermath of the latest episode of the Conservative Party’s joyous attempts to drag the whole of Britain into the gutter with them. But we’ve been told this on a loop for twenty years as the Tories internal-fighting overshadows anything remotely like ‘the national interest’ and creates drama and crisis on a monumental scale. British politics has been dominated by the internal power-feuds and pathologies of this strange group of people for decades as they cling desperately to power.

Now this seething mob of idiots have been emboldened and are touring the tv studios snarling and dribbling from their self-entitled mouths. The competition is hot for who looks more ridiculous. Here’s a toss-up between Adam Holloway and Lee Anderson …

 

While Anderson and Holloway are howling at the moon, others have some explaining to do. The perpetually-humiliated Douglas Ross has once-again (mis) read the room and come up with a statement and a position that makes him look more ridiculous than he did last week. But if Ross’s chameleon-like performance renders him desperately exposed, the whole body of Scottish Tories can’t be a happy group:

Alister Jack – confidence
David Duguid – confidence
Douglas Ross – no confidence
John Lamont – no confidence
David Mundell – no confidence
Andrew Bowie – no confidence

Now the Tories are divided between the blind loyalists who have ensured Johnson’s future and the timid rebels who are now cowering and pretending they didn’t say the things they said.

The narrative has quickly shifted from a more defensive and downbeat ‘he was ambushed by a cake’ to a more feral ‘seek out the rebels and defund the BBC’.

Even as the Tory in-house newsletter the Telegraph hosts a headline: “The ‘greased piglet’ wriggles free again, but this PM’s mutinous party still smells blood” the party line is: ‘Everything’s Fine’.

But it’s not and I’m not thinking about Boris’s political career. He is highly likely to play to his base, assuage the Anderson and Holloway tendency and double-down on his lurch to the right. Once again there will be a ‘purge’ of the supposed ‘rebels’ and once again the Conservative Party will be reduced further to a gaggle of the swivel-eyed loons that inhabit a tiny sub-culture of Westminster. Next up? Northern Ireland:

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  1. Mark Bevis says:

    Even not having a TV it’s all a depressing spectacle.
    I don’t know about where you live, but just walking round here there is muted feeling of oppressed dread in the air, like Boris et al have abolished compassion and everyone is just waiting for something unspoken to explode.

    It feels somehow like everything is disintegrating.

    That’s all I can say.

    1. 220608 says:

      There’s no oppressed dread nor apocalyptic anticipation in the air down here in the Southlands. Folk are just going about their daily business as they always do, with muted media devices crackling out habitual histrionics of the political class as white noise in the background.

      Some evangelist should come down here and wash the scales from our eyes, show us that the end is nigh, and exhort us to repentance.

  2. Alice says:

    Totally scunnered…it’s like living in a Britain teetering on the brink of political collapse all covered up by a hideous media…..A darkened room and cold sponge calls !…mind you good for Indy isn’t it?

    1. 220608 says:

      Far from covering it up, isn’t it ‘the hideous media’ that’s doing the chicken licken catastrophising?

  3. Rachel says:

    I knew in 2014 when Scotland voted No to indy that we’d have the Tory leader (whoever they were) swinging right under the pressure of their zoomer wing. I also knew BJ would be a high possibility of being one of their leaders. It is, indeed, awful. The article here sums it up perfectly. We gave our power away with a no vote then. I’m still shocked that anyone still, even now, thinks being part of the UK is preferable to being a normal independent country.

    1. Alasdair Macdonald says:

      Ah but …. Bodger Broon tellt us we ur better thegither an VOWED that we wid get ‘the nearest thing tae independence’.

      He said we shoulda read the sma’ print. Independence is tae the south o the Cheviots so we huv goat the nearest thing tae independence.

  4. Squigglypen says:

    I don’t know why you’ve all got a down on BJ…he’ll get us independence .. unite Ireland..and yay maybe waken up Wales…I was really worried the Toleys would get rid of him..whew!..that was close…cos Sturgeon’s too busy with the menopause…respecting the queen (boke)…and mixing with the upper echelons of oblivion…
    ….we NEED Johnson!
    Should give a mention to D. Ross…he’s no bad either…man o’ the match…can play offside or onside…right footed … left footed….or…putting his foot in it…my hero!

  5. 220608 says:

    There’s no oppressed dread nor apocalyptic anticipation in the air down here in the Southlands. Folk are just going about their daily business as they always do, with muted media devices crackling out habitual histrionics of the political class as white noise in the background.

    Some evangelist should come down here and wash the scales from our eyes, show us that the end is nigh, and exhort us to repentance.

    1. Alasdair Macdonald says:

      I get a sense of deja vu, reading this!!!!

      1. 220608 says:

        I know! Millenarianism a recurrent theme in our culture (including our political culture). The ‘meedja’ is full of it.

    2. 290365 says:

      Alternatively you could move to the central belt. Relocate to the East end of Glasgow, or Sighthill, or Lochee and come live in the real world.
      Or is the growing gap between rich and poor, fuel poverty, rising inflation etc just a conspiracy theory ?

      1. 220609 says:

        I did actually live in Lochee for a few years – or ‘Tipperary’ as it was then called – while I was serving my time.

        I don’t see why the urban world is any more ‘real’ than the rural world. The growing gap between rich and poor, fuel poverty, rising inflation etc. is part of our life-experience too. However, walking round here, with the commentariat babbling away to itself in the background, there is none of ‘muted feeling of oppressed dread in the air’ that Mark detects,

        Maybe he listens to the mediated world of news and opinion too much and mistakes it for the real world.

  6. gavinochiltree says:

    When even bag-carriers like Fluffy and Lamont jump ship, you can smell the sulphur in the air.
    Boris will go on, and on and on……..until he “gets an offer he can’t refuse”.
    What will that look like? I have no clue. The Honourable Man theory of Westminster politics ( where a “decent cove” would instantly resign) is long gone.
    Johnson has ripped up the script, and no team of Grey Men will drag him out of office. Plotters will need to be down and dirtier than he is—-a big ask!
    How will the Flip-Flop relay team (AKA the Scottish Tories) manage? DRossie is penning his U-turn speech, even as we speak.

    Hi Jack? Arranging the deck chairs on SS Botanic usual.
    A talentless drone lands on his feet—-Scotland pays the price.

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