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By Malcolm Armsteen
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#568789
Blake on Corbyn

When Klopstock England defied
Uprose terrible Blake in his pride
For old Nobodaddy aloft
Farted & Belchd & coughd
Then swore a great oath that made heavn quake
And calld aloud to English Blake
Blake was giving his body ease
At Lambeth beneath the poplar trees
From his seat then started he
And turnd himself round three times three

The Moon at that sight blushd scarlet red
The stars threw down their cups & fled
And all the devils that were in hell
Answered with a ninefold yell
Klopstock felt the intripled turn
And all his bowels began to churn
And his bowels turned round three times three
And lockd in his soul with a ninefold key
That from his body it neer could be parted
Till to the last trumpet it was farted

Then again old nobodaddy swore
He neer had seen such a thing before
Since Noah was shut in the ark
Since Eve first chose her hell fire spark
Since twas the fashion to go naked
Since the old anything was created
And in pity he begd him to turn again
And ease poor Klopstocks nine fold pain
From pity then he redend round
And the ninefold Spell unwound

If Blake could do this when he rose up from shite
What might he not do if he sat down to write?
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By Oblomov
#569088
mattomac wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:25 am
You have to rid the country of its Empire mindset, a few decades might do that.

Anyone believing Brexit ends when they get a withdrawl agreement passed by parliament is foolish.
Not to mention shaking off the fleas of Thatcherism (though I anticipate that won't take anywhere near as long as disappearing hagiographic recollections of Churchill).
 
By Bones McCoy
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Oblomov wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:41 pm
mattomac wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:25 am
You have to rid the country of its Empire mindset, a few decades might do that.

Anyone believing Brexit ends when they get a withdrawl agreement passed by parliament is foolish.
Not to mention shaking off the fleas of Thatcherism (though I anticipate that won't take anywhere near as long as disappearing hagiographic recollections of Churchill).
I see Trumpism as the current problem; or at least his "movement".
The same billionaires that funded the Tea Party movement have their fingers in plenty of organisations (both the opaque and the plain nasty) that operate on these shores.
Grey lobbyists backed by funny money.

Thatcherism is something of an each-way bet.
For every fan of "Saint Margaret, saviour of the nation", there are people who realise that the changes she set in motion are coming home to roost.
She sold off vital infrastructure so shareholders are now shaking the exchequer down for subsidies.
Her small state paid dividends to the right type of people, but we're left with policing, early years eduction, elderly care, welfare safety net and housing at or near crisis point.
Her attacks on worker's rights have led to a three decade wage stagnation that hasn't been reflected in the higher echelons.
Schroedinger's employment figures: more working than ever, but more in receipt of benefits.


There's scope for a sober evaluation of her time in office.
Labour may not be doing it, but the Tories are certainly making noises about "left behind communities".
It's up to us to remind them who was doing the leaving behind.

Churchill - a man form a former age with little relevance to the future.
There are few votes to be gained by dissing his record, and plenty to lose.
A better approach is to state: "The war leader we needed, but frequently in a political wilderness during peacetime.
Those days are gone as is that style of politics".
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