It alarms me how real this feelsDon't know about you all but I'm getting real tired of seeing stickers on lampposts saying the pandemic doesn't exist
2019-2026: Boris Johnson (Conservative)
2019 (Majority): Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Jo Swinson [defeated] (Liberal Democrats)
2023 (Majority): Keir Starmer (Labour), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Ed Davey (Liberal Democrats)
2026-2029: Rishi Sunak (Conservative)
2028 (Minority): Andy Burnham (Labour), Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrats), Michael Matheson (SNP)
2029-2035: Andy Burnham (Labour)
2029 (Majority): Rishi Sunak (Conservative), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrats)
2033 (Majority): Liz Truss (Conservative), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrats), Nichola Mallon (Fianna Fáil)
2035-2038: Vaughan Gething (Labour majority)
2038-2043: Peter Fortune (Conservative)
2038 (Majority): Vaughan Gething (Labour), Matt Craven (Liberal Democrats), James Melville (White Rose)
2043 (Coalition with White Rose): Eli Aldridge (Labour), Alex Philipps (White Rose), Matt Craven [defeated] (Liberal Democrats)
2043-20__: Dehenna Davidson (Conservative, in coalition with White Rose)
It started with the stickers. An inauspicious start, popping up on lampposts and noticeboards outside churchyards. "Staying human is more important than living in fear." "If their science worked, they wouldn’t need their propaganda." "The biggest scam in the history of the world." You could rip them down and they’d pop right back up. It simmered beneath the surface, ugly and waiting. A flash in the pan, perhaps. COVID came and COVID went, the Telegraph got its Freedom Day, and families hugged beside their Christmas trees. The Kappa variant, fresh out of Mali, caused a lot of undue panic in the new year. The stickers went back up and Facebook caught fire, just in case.
They delighted in the Labour leadership crisis, and roared when Starmer got his legal pad handed to him in 2023. The Scots voted to stay by a hair. And then Boris… left? Boris, King of the World, writer of poppy books and pockets stuffed with after dinner speaking cheques. The man who had taken them out of the EU and valiantly fought against the experts in SAGE with their lies and numbers. Don’t believe everything you read. You really think they only spend 0.7% of the budget on foreign aid? That’s not what Dan Wootton said on GB News. And what’s this about cancelling Last Night of the Proms? Go woke, go broke – no, it’s nothing to do with black mould at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s because they were going to play I Vow To Thee My Country. Don’t you dare kneel. I was at the march, yeah, but I wasn’t there when they killed that policeman.
Sunak vs. Patel wasn’t what was promised. Tax rises weren’t what was promised. How much does a pint cost these days anyway? Probably won’t even vote this time. There’s something about Sunak I don’t like.
Kneecap 'em and then up and at 'em, Andy. Can’t believe he let Khan be Foreign Secretary after the mess he left in London. World gone mad – did you hear they’re making all cars electric next year? Of course Labour squandered it all giving the Scots everything they wanted. The smug grin on Yousaf’s face at the signing of the Arthur’s Seat Agreement. Can’t stand that man – I’m getting tickets up to London for the March for Our Values, yeah. Up go the stickers. Traitors! Selling out real British people. I’m not condoning that guy who punched David Lammy but I’m sure he had it coming. Typical Labour, standing for nothing and nobody. Not for people like us. "Domestic terrorism" my arse. Heard on the radio that we got nothing for Eurovision again. Bloody typical. Between you and me, I don’t believe the mainstream media line about Bournemouth. Bit convenient the way the roof of the conference centre caved in, isn't it? It’s just a woke excuse to crack down on people again, the War Against Fun. An "insurgency"? You're having a laugh. I was going to buy one for my niece for Christmas, fly it around the park. I wasn’t going to stick dynamite on it for Christ’s sake. World gone mad.
The WHO claims there was something in the pack ice and we’re all locked down again. Can’t believe we were so stupid to let the Tories do it to us again. They’re all as bad as each other. I don’t know anyone who’s sweating, let us live our lives. The biggest scam in the history of the world. I saw that clip of Fortune at the G9 – what’s a deep fake? No, it’s real. I saw it. We’ve got to do something about it, everyone on Earful agrees. Hell, didn’t have a lot of time for Gary Barlow before he said that stuff on BPV about the kids. Staying human is more important than living in fear. We’ve got to do something about it. I want my country back. I want my country back. I want my country back.
Orpington should have been a wake-up call for the Tories about splitting the vote. They never listen. Fortune’s head for a coalition agreement, and we got our true believer in No. 10 in time for VE Day. We are the White Rose. We are your neighbours and your colleagues. Staying British is more important than living in fear.
Gods, this is poetic and chilling. I am in loveOrpington should have been a wake-up call for the Tories about splitting the vote. They never listen. Fortune’s head for a coalition agreement, and we got our true believer in No. 10 in time for VE Day. We are the White Rose. We are your neighbours and your colleagues. Staying British is more important than living in fear.
Bevan's Britain Redux:Bevan’s Britain:
1945-1949: Clement Attlee (Labour)†
1945 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal), Ernst Brown (National Liberal), Harry Pollitt (CPGB)
1949: Herbert Morrison (Labour Caretaker)
1949-1959: Nye Bevan (Labour)†
1950 (Majority) def: Lord Woolton (Conservative), Clement Davis (Liberal), John Maclay (National Liberal), Harry Pollitt (CPGB)
1955 (Majority) def: Harold MacMillian (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal), Alfred Robens (Workers Party), Harry Pollitt (CPGB)
1959: John Freeman (Labour Caretaker)
1960-1967: Iain MacLeod (Conservative)
1960 (Majority) def: John Freeman (Labour), Jo Grimond (Liberal), Alfred Robens (Workers Party), John Gollan (CPGB), Tony Cliff (International Socialists)
1964 (Majority) def: Harold Wilson (Labour), Jo Grimond (Liberal), Alfred Robens (Workers Party), John Gollan (CPGB), Tony Cliff (Socialist Labour Party)
1967-1969: Ted Heath (Conservative)
1967 (Coalition with Liberals) def: Micheal Foot (Labour), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal), Alan Brown (Workers Party), Tony Cliff (Socialist Labour)
1969-: Barbara Castle (Labour)
1969 (Majority) def: Ted Heath (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal), Dick Taverne (Workers Party), Tony Cliff (Socialist Labour)
I do love the notion that when Americans return to the Moon, the press spins this as something bad for the incumbent US President on the grounds of ”You know who was President last time Astronauts went to the Moon?”“Shades of Nixon as President Jindal Greets Astronauts after Pacific Splashdown,”
I had a lot of notes written about the north, the rise of Canada as a world power, what cities like Resolution, Ilaquit now look like. For the south I just went "some independence, some still with ties to their home countries, almost all on the coast.Disgusting
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