Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The national shame


Today was the opening of the 9th European Parliament, and oh what a farce the British contingent turned it into!

We've come to expect nothing more than pointless publicity-seeking pantomime from the Faragists, who love nothing more than empty gesture politics, grandstanding speeches, and collecting £millions in expenses in return for doing no work whatever. So it's absolutely no surprise that the 29 Brexit Party MPs turned their back on the European Parliament during Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

These ludicrous scammers have continually shamed Britain with their endless expenses frauds, their laziness, their belligerence, their petulant publicity-seeking stunts, and their despicable allegiances with extreme-right fanatics and neo-Nazis.

The kind of people who vote for them actually enjoy seeing our European neighbours treated with contempt and disdain. They get off on it because they hate Johnny Foreigner so much they'd rather have a bunch of attention-seeking clowns in the EU parliament than people there to actually represent British interests on the continental stage.


But us Brits didn't just decide to send even more of these far-right scammers into the European Parliament, we also upped the British contingent of Lib-Dems from 1 to 16 based on their opportunistic single-issue "Bollocks to Brexit" campaign!

It's highly unlikely that a tenth of the people who voted for these appalling Lib-Dem austerity enforcers understand that they're part of Guy Verhofstadt's awful ALDE group in the European Parliament, or that ALDE and their antics are one of the worst things about the EU for the way they relentlessly back every sickening piece of hard-right, economically liberal, pro-corporate shite from TTIP, to efforts to ban people from using the term "veggie burger", to link taxes and upload filters designed to benefit corporate media sites and online tech giants at the expense of small websites and independent content creators.

It's also highly unlikely that most of the people who decided to vote Lib-Dem actually bothered to think through why Brexit happened in the first place, nor the crucial role the Lib-Dems' played by actively helping the Tories to destroy our nation's living standards for five ruinous years with austerity fanaticism, unprecedented wage repression, massive public service cuts, endless privatisation scams, grotesquely illiberal legislation like unlawful Tribunal Fees, Hostile Environment, Bedroom Tax, and Snooping Powers, deliberate infrastructure under-investment, and wanton vandalism of the social safety net.

Let's vote for the people who helped cause Brexit because they make a fuss about opposing Brexit!

Let's give our kids ice cream for destroying their bedroom because they say they intend to tidy it up one day!


What Lib-Dem voters must surely have noticed is the way the people they elected turned up to the European Parliament in absurd matching "Bollocks to Brexit" T-shirts like it's a sodding stag do rather than a serious parliament.

Turning up dressed like you're on the piss with Auntie Susan turns the EU Parliament into just as much of a joke as the Brexiteers and their absurd antics.

So that's 45 of Britain's 73 MEPs treating the European Parliament like an absolute circus.

This puerile and contemptuous behaviour from both fringes of the Brexit divide shames our nation, and makes it seem like the Europeans would actually be a hell of a lot better off without us sending ever larger numbers of absolute divs into their parliament to piss about like they're on holiday.

So thanks a lot to all of you single-issue wankers who decided to turn the European elections into an absurd Proxy-referendum on Brexit.

And thanks a lot to the almost 2/3 of people who couldn't even be arsed to go out and vote to decide who represents us on the continental stage too, this level of apathy is what has allowed a small and unrepresentative bunch of fringe single-issue extremists to completely hijack Britain's contingent in the European Parliament, and end up 
making us look like a nation of total dick heads.

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24 comments:

J Mark Dodds said...

To make sure there's no confusion the arseholes of the EU Parliament decided to show their arseholes to the EU Parliament.

Unknown said...

Well, if Labour was willing to offer an actual referendum and stop trying to caveat it with so many conditions that no-one has the foggiest clue what their actual policy is, then we wouldn't have had to use the EU Parliament elections as a proxy one.

JohnTar said...

I for one admire your choice of words and your anger, Tom. I can't add anything - you said it all..! Much more strength to your elbow, my friend.

PaddyT said...

Sums up Brexit looking backwards while the EU looks forwards, at this stage there will be a sense of relief when the UK leaves by other EU countries

JOHN R. said...

I KNOW the people who voted leave say they are not stupid and understand what they were doing.
but I have walked around with my dog and bumped into lots anti EU people who all seem to be geriatric and all are hawking back to the days when there were no alien voices to be heard,Just different accents from around the country. They all say their not racist but there's too many and it got to stop!.This is the one thing that leavers voted for to keep little England like it was when they were young.One choice of food English one type of dress English.One religion even tho the churches were empty.

Unknown said...

I don't agree with a lot of what is said here but I thought this was pretty accurate. At best they were all pretty cringeworthy

Unknown said...

I normally love Another Angry Voice and this I think is the first time I've read an article I thought was bad. Yes the Brexit Party loonies were a disgrace for what they did today in the European Parliament, but I'm glad we have the Liberal Democrats who are standing up for us not to crash out of the EU, oh and if you did your research, as you normally do, you'd discover they have plenty of policies.

If we leave the EU we will not be able to afford any of Labour's noble spending ambitions - in economics, as you should well know, it's called the "knock-on effect".

Maureen Hancock said...

How can I share this? It says everything I feel

Steve3742 said...

Hey, don't blame me. I voted Green. I mean, sure, they're pro Remain (as am I) but that's not the only policy they have, it's just one amongst many. And I voted for the many. We need to start taking global warming seriously. I've personally seen around 30 years of prevarication. Enough is Enough.

Unknown said...

Yeah its all Labour's fault haha.

dracus said...

Maybe your anger should be directed elsewhere if it's only the Lib-Dems sticking up for the poorest and most vulnerable in society.

Mr. Magoo said...

The European elections were always going to be a proxy referendum because they weren't supposed to happen. I just wish that the voter turnout was incredibly higher; Remainers voted for the Green Party; Leavers voted for the Labour Party; and the Labour lists were full of Corbynistas (instead of Blairites). I don't understand why people voted against the party in opposition to HM government for not delivering Brexit.

(@ Unknown) The reason why the MSM and the Blairites keep pressuring Labour to support a "People's Vote" is because they know support for the party would drop like a stone if they did, therefore it would definitely avoid Prime Minister Corbyn.

Anonymous said...

The lib dems never stuck up for me ever. Their ex leader seems to prefer if I didnt exist.

Go bury your head elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Ok, what are your suggested top three/five scientifically cited policies that the U.K can implement regarding gl8bal warming. I mean, if you're suggesting a tax, please provide an example of it working and why. If you're suggesting a policy on reducing carbon emissions, give citation on it working. I'm all ears and genuinely interested.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be honest, an unelected commission making policies that's clearly influenced by corporate lobbyists (TTIP) doesnt appear to be especially democratic and quiet harmful to the people living in member states if all MEPs can do is vote it down.

Anonymous said...

That's really interesting Mr R. I myself have been out walking my dog these last few years and people I run into and talk about wanting to leave the E.U all state that TTIP terrified them due to the privatisation of ast swathes of the NHS it sought to sell off to American healthcare companies, not to mention it massively undermining any business except E.U favoured conglomerates. Or there was the three brutal austerity sanctions the E.U put on Greece that have been deemed to undermine basic human rights by the U.N. or the desolution of U.K industries like U.K fisheries...

They also pointed out that the E.U freedom of movement policy was racist due to it massively favoring white people living in Europe... sonething theyfound quiet hilarious as the only defence remainers appeared to have were calling them racist and making them out as some little englander caricature because it was obviously easier then basic fact checking a centrally planned super state that wants it's own army.

Lots of very interesting walks with my dog there.

Anonymous said...

Man, if you're gonna take every party leaders decisions this personally you might want to stop reading these blogs. Wow.

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