The left bites back

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 25th, 2017 - 17 comments
Categories: activism, election 2017, twitter - Tags: , , , ,

A little bit of feel good for a Sunday morning.

Hughes was particularly good with his life lessons learned under National,

If you’re having a disagreement with someone, don’t secretly record them on audiotape, that’s just creepy and illegal.

For nine long years we’ve seen lying, yelling, spreading rumours, bullying, keeping secrets, and name calling. We would not tolerate these behaviours in our children, but we’ve come to expect it from the party in government. We face so many big challenges as a country and it’s going to take grown-up politics to address it. The Green Party knows that politics can be done differently. It’s time to clean up the government.

Then there’s the inspiration from the other side of the world (needful to say, not an invitation to bash),

Speaking of cool cats,

17 comments on “The left bites back”

  1. greywarshark 1

    What an interesting collection. You are a cool purrfect curator weka.

    (But not some dodgy meanings of curator though – n. mid-14c., from Latin curator “overseer, manager, guardian,” agent noun from curatus, past participle of curare (see cure (v.)).

    Originally of those put in charge of minors, lunatics, etc.;
    meaning “officer in charge of a museum, library, etc.” is from 1660s.)

  2. Adrian Thornton 3

    This one is pretty good too….

    Frankie Boyle on Theresa May

      • Adrian Thornton 3.1.1

        Yeh I watched that last night, Boyle is insightful and on the mark as usual, but a bit sad watching poor Owen Jones trying desperately to earn back a bit of street credibility, have to say I was quite gutted when he came out against Corbyn’s leadership….
        I know The Guardian was overtly against Corbyn, but I though Owen was their one (of a couple) token Corbyn supporters kept on to at lest try and offer a vague impression of fairness at the dodgy old Guardian.

        • weka

          Jones admitted he was wrong, and did so in a big way and IMO very genuinely. I have no problem with what he is doing now. Good on him.

          • Adrian Thornton

            Yes well he of course had to admit he was wrong, because he was wrong, and more importantly caught out on the wrong side of history.
            I still find it a real shame that Owen ended up believing, and was willing, more or less, to support the false news that his newspaper and his professional class was forcing as a political fact on to the people of the UK.

            He can say sorry all he likes, he still showed where his colours really lay when push comes to shove, I believe it is completely legitimate to treat his subsequent political analysis with less importance in light of this.

            • swordfish


              Jones has been a consistent advocate for Labour’s Left.

              He simply did what I did – looked through the entrails of opinion polling 2015-17 (pre-campaign) and realised just how dire Corbyn’s favourability ratings were.

              • Adrian Thornton

                Right, expect we knew all along that Corbyn was going directly head to head with the establishment political and media powers, so expected to see some negative polling, but all you had to do was look at the comments sections of The Guardian through to the Daily Mail, or on most youtube clips to get an idea to what actual people where thinking on the street, unscientific maybe, but not a bad broad indicator.
                Owen buckling was doing EXACTLY what was expected of establishment political commentators by their masters, tow the line, tell the people the political narrative that they (the media) create, and Owen did just that, and at the most critical moment.

                I don’t really give a toss about him really, I have always kind of liked him, but regarded him as a lightweight, and I guess my gut instincts were confirmed as correct.

      • greywarshark 3.1.2

        Boyle rolls out his armoury in a quiet way and they almost slip away before you take them in. I caught him talking about the Conservatives use of Theresa May as her value to them being like using someone expendable to cross a minefield, or a chimp to go into space. A few words and he has sliced and diced someone decisively.

  3. Adrian Thornton 4

    This is the real meat though, this is the Left ‘biting back’…the neo liberal Left in the UK are facing their well deserved and imminent extinction, a sea change in modern western Left politics has just unfolded beautifully before our eyes, and now only an ideologically challenged fool can claim that socialism is not a legitimate modern political alternative, and that free market centrism has largely been exposed as just another form of class war.

    ‘Broadcaster and Corbyn supporter Paul Mason tells the Blairites’ annual conference some home truths’…

    “Right now our leader is addressing a 200,000 strong crowd at Glastonbury who are singing his name,” Paul told the Blairite caucus. “And the reason they are doing it is because they believe, unlike some of the people on the platform, that we are totally serious when we say we’re going to tear down the free market economy and replace it with one of social justice.

    “That’s what that manifesto said and that’s what I want us to do. Make no mistake, as long as Jeremy is leader, as long as people like me have a voice, this is what we will try to do.”

  4. The Chairman 5

    “Talk about burning Bridges”

    Interestingly, with a little help from Winston.

  5. saveNZ 6

    Love the Labour billboard for Helen White. Very funny and true but scary as well (due to the truth).

    Yep, good to see some positive & fun curation!

  6. ianmac 7

    Gold medal for Gareth Hughes. Funny and true.

  7. Tamati Tautuhi 8

    Gareth Hughes was quite entertaining however very factual reading between the lines.

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