a reply to: gortex
Back in the late 80s, early 90s, I worked for the Tories. There were three main kinds back then.
First, your old school patriarchal Tories. They believed they were better than everyone else but that brought certain responsibilities. I could
never be one of them but they respected me and what I did. Patronising but very supportive.
Then came the young(ish) ideologues, fired up by Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher. They believed they could change the world. I could be one of
them and they respected me and what I did. Fast, passionate, encouraging.
Then came the Young Conservatives, who had to change their name from the Federation of Conservative Students because they had become a toxic brand.
They believed the world owed them a living because of who their parents were, screw everyone else. I would never want to be one of them because every
man jack of them was a See You Next Tuesday.
Guess which sort Alexander Boris dePfeiffel Johnson was and is? And David Cameron?
Thing is, you don't need to have inside knowledge to know what shower of cnuts they are. We were warned over and over and over and over. We saw
decades of underfunding in the regions, a gap filled largely by the European Social Fund. We saw what Cameron's first government did to local
services. We saw what Bodger Johnson did as Mayor of London. We saw what Jacob Rees Mogg and the other hedge fund politicians did before, during
and after the referendum. We had Operation Yellowhammer. We had the writings of Dominic Raab, Pritti Patel and the like, describing the British
workers as the laziest in the developed world. We had Patrick Minford, the Leave campaign's favourite economist, tell us repeatedly and openly that
the fishing and farming sectors would be the first to get it up the arse after Brexit. We had decades of economic history that told us what
self-described free market politicians did when faced with a crunch like Brexit. We even had Bodger lying to the Queen to her face.
And people still voted for them.
They're still making no secret of what they are doing. Look at the Parliamentary business over the last two years. It's the equivalent of putting a
price on everything and sticking guards at the door to make sure the workers don't nick anything.
Bodger got a mystery donation of £27,000 worth of organic takeaways during lockdown - he looks like he enjoys his food but twenty seven grands
worth? We had the redecoration of the private apartment in Number Ten, courtesy of several anonymous donors. We had £38 BILLION spaffed on shonky
contracts last year. We had the unelected Lord Frost yesterday or today, making it sound like he and Bodger's oven ready deal was nothing to do with
them, it's all down to the nasty EU. On Friday we even had Kwasi Kwarteng telling us the current disruption is the start of the post-Brexit
economic readjustment before the Party could spin it into another glimpse of the distant sunny uplands.
And people could still vote for them again.