The Tory trolls are running wild, says Stewart Lee

I deleted the part of the headline that says “all is not lost” because – although it might be true in the summer of Corbyn – we are still living in a Tory Britain and far too much will be lost before it ends.

I’m so frightened now of real events I daren’t look at legitimate newspapers. Is it true the Conservatives are brazenly closing down official channels of opposition to strong-arm councils into allowing their friends and donors in the fossil fuels industry to frack everywhere, even under formerly protected national parks? Yes it is. Why isn’t this being stopped?

Amber Rudd, energy secretary, says shale gas must play a part in our energy supplies. But I thought if we got all this stuff out of the ground we would all die? And here, north of the border, the scrapping of wind farm subsidies bites, but will leave the death cult of Daily Telegraph readers delighted.

Even the artists that ought to be complaining are all just drunk in a Grassmarket bar. And any that say anything, if they happen to be gay or “ethnics” or “women posing as comedians”, will be dismissed as evidence of a leftwing media cabal that controls the country (not terribly effectively, under the circumstances), and then be threatened with rapes and beatings and burnings. And that’s just by the newspaper critics.

Source: The Tory trolls are running wild – but all is not lost | Comment is free | The Guardian

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8 thoughts on “The Tory trolls are running wild, says Stewart Lee

  1. John Gaines

    The ‘Criminal City Sq Mile’, which sooner rather than later will once more bankrupt the Nation, is extending all over London. As the honey Pot runs dry in their own Citidel of crime, they reach out to extend their Tentacles and Grab another slice of London’s only profitable Commerce…London itself and all that rich property guaranteed to make another City crooks fortune, all the the expense of those who can least afford to be vacated from ‘Council Houses’ (which we all paid for out of our meagre earnings) in those Days when City crooks were content to simply swindle our Pension money, skim of the Top & Botton of our earnings and dangle ‘Skunk’ bonds and shares under our noses, for those essential services we already owned.

    These Spivs, in partnership with their Reich wing press, who by the way keep them well away from ‘Privatising’ their own trusts and bogus Charities, in which they have embedded ownership, away from the greedy hands of their own kind.
    The latest one is a LuLu, our Pension Funds are been stuffed with Bank of Scotland valueless paper, share which we ahve already paid twice for as we bailed that crook bank out.

    “Londoners receive the most cash benefits, the average London family is still putting £3,000 more in to the Treasury than they receive in benefits and services. Creating real tax competition to rebalance the economy across the country could be a win-win for provincial cities and the capital alike, giving London fiscal powers more like that of other global cities.

    This government has set itself a tough spending target, but has slipped recently, and there are signs the chancellor is worryingly tempted to use tax hikes to meet it – some estimates suggest he has already increased the overall tax burden by £6.5bn since May”

    Of course they have and ‘of course’ Gideon will.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You’re not mentioning the fact that we get a large amount of that back. And what about the benefits for businesses?

      1. Guy Ropes

        Typical capitalists (and you approve!!)?? – they grab your money and ‘take’ a (bloody big) handling fee. And no mention currently made of ‘the milk lake’ for that is what it is, precisely akin to butter mountains, wine lakes of days past which we all pay for out of our taxes. The EU is Red Tories at their worst.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        I approve of anything that brings work – and therefore employment – to the UK.
        As for the rest of your comment – typical burblings from the UKIP songbook.

  2. mrmarcpc

    The tory trolls are trying to dissuade Labour voters from voting for Corbyn because he is true Labour and it is going against their light blue friends that currently reside, and have totally buggered up, the party and fear him winning because it’ll be the end of their secret alliance and the status quo that is in the right’s favour and also Corbyn will be a real threat to them, unlike the current crop of crap that currently pollutes the party right now, what he says the people believe in and believe in him, he will bring in change whereas with tory Labour, everything will stay the same and will never be re-elected, which is what the Tories want and that is why they fear him and will do anything in their power to stop him!

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