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Another rotten week under the Tories. Let’s make fun of them

Tory UK, 2020: life is hard, and likely to get worse as the Tory jackboot grinds Covid-19 into our faces while claiming to be doing the exact opposite.

These creeps demand our absolute obedience or they will bring in the armed forces to crush us.

So let’s have a laugh at their expense, eh?

On Monday, @RussinCheshire tweeted his #TheWeekInTory, which is always a good read:

On Monday, Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser, appeared on TV to explain why Covid-19 is running rampant through the UK despite everything we’ve been told to do to stop it. No member of the Johnson government was there…

On Tuesday, Boris Johnson announced his new Covid-19 related restrictions, which won’t actually halt the spread of the virus but at least make it seem he’s doing something, if you’re a brain-dead Tory sycophant.

Many of us aren’t. The image at the top is on response. Here are a few more:

Alternatively…

Wednesday was the day of Kexit – when it was announced that the UK would have an internal border after all – between the rest of us and Kent:

 

The UK’s new border: and the Tories can’t say it’s being imposed on us by anybody but them.

The end of the week got a bit serious, with the launch of the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app that doesn’t like NHS Covid-19 tests and won’t do any contact tracing.

Then again, after telling us he hadn’t been to Italy – and telling the nation we all have to batten down the hatches and put up with another six months (at least) of Covid misery – now with added job losses and poverty – we find that Boris Johnson’s significant other, Carrie Symonds, was photographed on holibobs in Italy after all. All right for some, eh?

Makes you wonder about BoJob’s Russian connections who live there, doesn’t it?

If you have any more fun stuff from the week, feel free to send it via the comments.

We need all the smiles we can get.

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Priti Patel takes herself too seriously and that’s why this blunder is so satisfying

Gone is the trademark smirk: perhaps Ms Patel doesn’t think it’s funny when she makes a stupid mistake.

This is so funny I can’t let it pass by.

Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, announced over the weekend…

Without the slightest hint of self-consciousness, This Writer should add…

That shoplifting in the UK has fallen, when compared with the same time last year.

It seems she had forgotten a small detail:

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‘English independence’ supporters don’t even know where England is

The news is mostly bad so let’s laugh at some right-wing loonies:

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Tories pretend their press office is a ‘fact check’ organisation. Public ridicule is hilarious

The Conservative Party seems to be getting desperate.

Its press office resorted to the dirty trick of pretending to be a ‘fact check’ organisation during the ITV leaders’ debate – presumably so it could tweet a (false) claim that Boris Johnson won the confrontation.

Well, that didn’t work!

Not only did people take extreme offence at the pretense…

… but they also decided to have their own laugh at the Tories’ expense.

Take a look at some of these examples:

https://twitter.com/HKesvani/status/1196893828529164289

Way to go, Tories. Not only did your man mess up his big TV appearance…

But you’ve also ensured that nobody will believe another word to come out of your publicity machine.

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Arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage is pranked on-air during radio show

This is for everybody who’s sick and tired of the fuss over Brexit:

I’m not saying you have to suffer the same fate as the caller claimed, in order to support Brexit – but I have no doubt at all that many people across the country can sympathise with the sentiment.

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Politicians are being trolled with billboards featuring their own unwise tweets

Oops: David Cameron’s tweet from May 2015 hasn’t aged well.

This is hilarious.

A poster campaign attempting to shame politicians with their own words and tweets has begun to appear on billboards around Britain.

The campaign which appears to have been started by the Twitter account Led By Donkeys has already posted two billboards around the country, featuring infamous tweets from Tory politicians.

The first which they shared on Wednesday morning featured the 2015 David Cameron tweet about voting for ‘chaos with Ed Miliband.’ The poster is reported to be in north-east London.

The second was a classic from October 2016 from former Brexit secretary David Davis where he promised that there will be “no downside to Brexit, only a considerable upside.” The location of this poster has not been disclosed.

Here are the tweets:

Source: MPs are being brilliantly trolled by billboards featuring their own tweets | indy100

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Vladimir Putin is keen for us to get on with Brexit. Let’s laugh at him

Putin: He’s a big noise on the international stage but still hasn’t worked up the courage to go “full Godiva”.

Russian president Vladimir Putin thinks he’s a proper cheeky monkey, doesn’t he?

We all know there is evidence that suggests his government interfered with the European Union referendum in 2016, thanks to the efforts of campaigns like Arron Banks’s Leave.EU.

Part of that evidence includes a claim by current UK Chancellor Philip Hammond that Russia was the only country that would benefit from the UK leaving the EU – and now Mr Putin is demanding that the UK get on with it.

Trouble is, there are many people in the UK who say the decision to leave is based on false information and tainted by the (alleged) interference of Mr Putin and Russia.

So we need to be a little circumspect about the matter – and the last thing we want is to rush into anything just because the leader of some other country is antagonising us.

He’s probably worried about the increasing likelihood of a so-called “People’s Vote” mandating the government to keep us in the EU after all.

And in fact, his nagging tends to support the case against people lie Mr Banks, and undermines the validity of the decision of that 2016 plebiscite.

Furthermore, after he was accused of responsibility for the Salisbury and Amesbury poisonings by Theresa May, British people are rightly wondering why he thinks Mrs May would want to do anything, just because he demanded it. The fact that she is desperately trying to get us out of the EU before the end of March is therefore a mystery to us – unless we conclude that she really does have friends who are tax evaders and is trying to protect them from a Euro law that comes into force in April.

So I tend to support the decision of those on the social media who have chosen to make a mockery of the Russian leader instead.

If you’ve seen a comment that you think should be included, feel free to send it in as a comment.

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After Theresa May’s ‘begging bowl’ tour of Europe, the world is laughing at her

We all said Theresa May would expose the UK and its people to ridicule from the outside world, and now we have proof.

It is particularly striking that one of the strongest examples of such ridicule comes from the United States, where Mrs May’s Conservative government has placed its hopes for any kind of economic future after we drop out of the European Union in either of the two diabolical ways she has lined up for us.

On December 15, top US sketch show Saturday Night Live ran the following satire on Mrs May, featuring none other than Matt Damon as David Cameron:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mtet4-dJy8

Back here in the UK, we learnt that Sue Perkins admires Mrs May “in the same way I admire shit on a shoe”. She went on to praise the PM’s ability to “cling on” as “the stuff of legend”:

And pro-Jeremy Corbyn movement Momentum compared Mrs May’s attempts to win concessions from the EU with other horrific and painful failures:

Meanwhile, on a wall in France…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn would be a great leader of the world.”

One supposes Mrs May is to be congratulated. She has made the rest of the world see what the UK’s electorate has yet to admit:

The best leader available to the UK right now – and the only one capable of solving the Brexit dilemma that Mrs May (and – thank you, SNL – David Cameron) created – is Jeremy Corbyn.

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Tories announce ‘Brexit 50p piece’. Public mockery is worth a fortune

Realism: A mock-up of the way the ‘Brexit 50p’ would look in an honest country.

The Conservative government has hit a new level of self-parody with its announcement of a commemorative 50p piece to mark the day the UK leaves the European Union.

The coin will be inscribed “Friendship with all nations” as the UK solemnises its divorce from 27 of them.

Needless to say, the public reaction has been monumental – and the coin was only announced this morning (October 29).

TalkRADIO on Twitter asked what words people would prefer to have on the coin. Comedian David Schneider responded: “How about “Nos mentiti sunt, futuae iam sumus” or “We were lied to, now we are f***ed”?”

Of course, some shrewd characters have noticed that the announcement has come on the day Chancellor Philip Hammond reveals his latest Budget – which is bound to be nothing more than a stop-gap measure until the end of March because leaving the EU is bound to change the economy radically and there’s no way Phil the Bleak will be ready for it.

https://twitter.com/ToryFibs/status/1056859521526706177

And the Budget itself…?

Good advice, that. Sadly, around 13 million people regularly show that they do permit themselves to be insulted in this way – increasing to more than 17 million in the EU referendum of 2016 that put us all in this sill mess in the first place.

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No need for satirists – now the Tories are sending THEMSELVES up!

Sajid Javid: He’s the enemy of hope but the friend of humorists. This image was made in mockery of his wide-legged stance in publicity shots when he was first appointed as Home Secretary.

Day two of the Tory conference was a moment for people who make fun of politicians for a living – and we all enjoyed the results, didn’t we?

By day three, we didn’t even need their services – the Tories were providing all the humour themselves.

For example, here’s Sajid Javid, barely succeeding in preventing himself from saying his party is the enemy of hope:

How about Sir Edward Leigh MP, calling for incestuous civil partnerships to be legalised?

Meanwhile, attendance at the conference has been exactly as expected:

Well, what did they expect? The Tories were charging upwards of £500 per ticket!

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