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Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:54 pm
by The Weeping Angel
Not that surprised that a tankie ended up joining the Brexit Party.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... t-sherwood
Forty years ago, in the autumn of 1979, I was 20 years old and a new graduate from the Polytechnic of Central London (PCL). I was active in the Anti-Nazi League and the Socialist Workers party, joining demonstrations and picket lines and attending earnest meetings in dingy pubs. I’d just started my first job as a trainee journalist. I was living with my boyfriend on the notorious North Peckham estate in south London.

The boyfriend was also a member of the SWP and a dominant figure in PCL’s student union, first as the editor of the student paper, and then – twice – as president. Alaric Bamping had a reputation as a leftwing firebrand, leading sit-ins and protests and conducting long, fierce arguments with anyone who disagreed with him.

So how the hell, 40 years on, has he ended up as a parliamentary candidate for the Brexit party?

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:14 pm
by Boiler
The Weeping Angel wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Not that surprised that a tankie ended up joining the Brexit Party.
Isn't there precedent already in that 'party'?

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:50 pm
by davidjay
Boiler wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:14 pm
The Weeping Angel wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Not that surprised that a tankie ended up joining the Brexit Party.
Isn't there precedent already in that 'party'?
I seem to recall a former member of this very forum who seemed a lot more predisposed towards Farage than towards most of his party's MPs. Different cheeks, same arse.

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:04 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:11 pm
by Boiler
Well, that's done my depression a power of good :roll:

If any Tory says to me "but this country was worse in 1978/9 under Labour", I swear I will not be held accountable for my actions.

I never thought I would find myself living in a failed state. My only consolation is that three people I held dear are no longer here to see it. :cry:

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:03 pm
by MisterMuncher
There's probably a decent chance that things are going to slide to "winter of discontent" levels. What's going to be different is whilst the press is still something of a right wing monolith, there's a whole new slew of media that's much less ideologically consistent.

My money is on the Mail et al giving it the "Keep Calm and Carry On" schtick. A lot of "inspiring" fluff and chat about the life cleansing powers of this enforced asceticism. Life is just better now it's simpler, isn't this what we all really wanted? We didn't need or want those imports, the cultural exchange, the modern comforts.

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:24 am
by Bones McCoy
Boiler wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:14 pm
The Weeping Angel wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Not that surprised that a tankie ended up joining the Brexit Party.
Isn't there precedent already in that 'party'?
From Trot to Rightwing idealogue is a well trod path.
It's almost as through some folks get off on authoritarianism.

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:37 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
Exchanging one cult with another.

Suggests that belonging to a cult is the key charcteristic, not the nature of the cult or its orientation.

See also Momentum, Winegums.

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:52 am
by Andy McDandy
Prediction of local news on day one.

Village fete. Old dears. Cupcakes. Awful jazz band in boaters and stripy waistcoats. Bunting. Keep calm and carry on. Effervescent jolly black woman. Nutter in union Jack suit.

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:22 pm
by Boiler
Andy McDandy wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:52 am
Prediction of local news on day one.

Village fete. Old dears. Cupcakes. Awful jazz band in boaters and stripy waistcoats. Bunting. Keep calm and carry on. Effervescent jolly black woman. Nutter in union Jack suit.
We don't have cupcakes, we have fairy cakes. Because we're English.

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:26 am
by Boiler
Brexit Party MEPs abstain on EU vote that demands release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-st ... -1-6280592

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:16 am
by The Red Arrow

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:26 pm
by The Red Arrow
8 of the top 10 Brexit Party promoting Twitter accounts appear to be bots

EXCLUSIVE A new study found suspicious behaviour in almost all of the most active Brexit Party supporters on Twitter

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ ... y-16179913


Nigel Farage: Views of his YouTube videos have risen 460% in 30 days
YouTube observers say this reflects a more professional attitude towards the platform and its two billion monthly active users.

https://news.sky.com/story/nigel-farage ... s-11836145
In the first of the series, which has received more than 250,000 views, Mr Farage shares a glass of wine with Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle.
We really need a vomitting smilie.

Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:33 pm
by Kreuzberger
Sankt Pauli fans have something similar, albeit on a grander scale.

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Re: The Brexit Party

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:45 am
by The Red Arrow



Edit: See also -

Friday, 18 October 2019
Brave Nigel Farage Ran Away

https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2019/1 ... -away.html