A red-letter day in prospect for all you avid conspiracy consumers on here, your spiritual King is due to hit town on Monday 19th November and speak at an as yet unnamed location - in fact it’s “top secret” according to his press release, details are to follow nearer the date. He’s probably trying to throw lizards, antifa and Inland Revenue off the scent.
It’s £30 a ticket but I know some of you are going to want to...
If you have tickets booked you had best look at travelling a few hours earlier than you had planned. Trainline made no mention of any works on the line if you booked a little while ago but they are definitely happening this weekend.
Don’t think I’m minimising the torment his parents must have gone through, I’m not. It must be Hell for the parents of any child murdered, every parent’s worst nightmare, but don’t you think this is a bit bizarre?
Talking with Clase on here about the televised Labour conferences of the ‘70s set me thinking about old Peter Shore and how his passion and oratory used to light up the screen. The younger posters on here (Ace?) may not have heard of him, those my age and older may have found him slipping from memory too with the passage of time?
As I listened again to his speech I’m pasting up here it seems to me to dovetail pretty seamlessly with what Corbyn really believes, with the stance his political record clearly reveals to be his position. Why does he not stand up? Timidity? Or is it another instance of principles jettisoned in pursuit of power?
Peter Shore was an old-school orator of the heart and gut. You don’t have to agree with what he’s saying to appreciate a man make his case plainly, forcefully, without apology. Sterling stuff.
Listening to a radio snippet of Theresa May outlining her plan for more devolved powers post-Brexit has left me feeling slightly torn. As somebody who has always believed in the principle of subsidiarity I nonetheless feel uncomfortable with the prospect of trusting the collection of over-elevated local councillors and the odd fruit loop in Cardiff Bay with increased responsibility.
Reading and listening to the endless procession of old gang Labour and Conservative pundits and politicos bidding to outdo one another in a crescendo of rehearsed outrage I’m struggling to keep a straight face.
Has the penny started to drop yet? The reason for all the wailing and gnashing of teeth is that somebody has come up with a far more effective means of manipulating public opinion than they have in their arsenal.
Entitlement undermined. That’s what you are watching and seeing today.
You just never know what’s lying in the archives of the secret police in the old Communist bloc waiting to be unearthed, do you? Then again, perhaps you didn’t have to be Reilly to have seen this one coming?