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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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‘Institutionally racist’: Angela Smith should be congratulated for taking racism out of Labour – by quitting

Image: Mohammed Afridi on Twitter.

Already the cracks are starting to show.

I wonder how Luciana Berger, who has made such a row over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, feels about Angela Smith referring to people “of a funny… tint” on the BBC’s Politics Live:

Or is Ms Berger fine with it? She shouldn’t be – besides anti-Semitism, one of the main reasons for the “Independent Group” being formed was racism in general.

lot of people aren’t – and made the obvious connection:

Here‘s Asa Winstanley of The Electronic Intifada: “Right-wing former Labour MP and “Labour Friend of Israel” proves just how concerned she really is about anti-racism by talking about people who are “a funny tint”.”

Barry O’Leary tweeted: “ Thank you so happy you left especially after today’s proof you have problems with race. “Black or a Funny Tinge”.”

Some recalled Independent Group poster boy Chuka Umunna’s claim that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour was “institutionally racist” and asked the obvious question. Here‘s James: “Is “institutionally racist”?”

Louie summed it all up – and provided part of this article’s headline: “A big thank you to Angela Smith for helping to kick racism out of the Labour party by resigning this morning.”

But the last word should go to Eoin Clarke’s Tory Fibs Twitter account:

It seems clear that Labour has lost racist deadweight and stands to acquire at least seven MPs of much higher quality. Let’s look forward to that.

Postscript: Skwawkbox has put up its own piece about this. I love the headline that proclaims: “No complaints procedure in place”.

Ms Smith has tweeted a statement on the matter, as follows:

I played it to Mrs Mike, who responded: “Now she knows how destroying it is. Would she have treated Corbyn the way she has if she had known what it’s like to be on the receiving end?”

Personally I have no sympathy. Certainly at least one of her colleagues has been happy to attack other Labour Party members for behaviour that no reasonable person would consider to be unacceptable. Ms Smith thought she was untouchable because of her privileged position. She was wrong. She’s not protected by the Labour Party complaints system any more. And that is no bad thing at all.


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The satirists go to (town on) the Conservative Party Conference

Where’s the need for satire when shots like this show the shockingly-low attendance at this year’s Tory shindig?

We’re only two days into the Conservative Party Conference and the toffs have already given humorists enough material to last at least until Christmas.

What follows is only a little video entertainment I managed to pick up from Twitter, but I guarantee it’ll give you a giggle.

Let’s start with the speech by Michael Gove. He thought it would be a laugh to have a go at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but I think you’ll agree that the laugh’s on him after you’ve seen this…

… and this:

https://twitter.com/sketchaganda/status/1046820974728007681

Then again, maybe you’ll prefer Brexit secretary Dominic Raab’s discussion of the potential short-term disruption of Brexit.

Funny – that looked like the Walking Dead behind him, but Theresa May isn’t due to speak until Wednesday, is she?

Those of you who remember the work of comedy that was the Leaderene’s speech last year will spot a little nostalgia in the following snippet from Jeremy Hunt’s speech:

The above examples are all well and good – we all like a laugh now and then. But Philip Hammond brought us all back to Earth with his determination to cling on to austerity, no matter what (harm it does to the economy of the UK).

The satirical content here comes not from anything added in by a joker, but from the Conservatives’ own idiocy in sticking to a system that has not helped the UK’s economy but has actually made matters much, much worse. And they can’t say they haven’t been told. Even Tory-supporting Andrew Marr gave Mr Hammond a heads-up on live TV:

https://twitter.com/Corbynator2/status/1046721782839939073

I suppose it was up to Jeremy Corbyn – the man Michael Gove was trying to mock in the video at the top of this article – to point out the plain and simple facts of this matter. Be warned: If you’ve been affected by Tory austerity (and there aren’t many who haven’t) then there is nothing funny about what follows.

So that is the Conservative conference so far – a meeting which, to be honest, the people responsible for these videos could have left alone in the knowledge that all those concerned would satirise themselves.

But here’s a word of caution: If you’re thinking this bodes well for Mrs May’s speech, think again.

She made such a cock-up of it last year that her party will be pulling out all the stops to make it run smoothly now.

In fact it wouldn’t surprise me if, in line with all the jokes about her since she became PM, they actually replace her with a robot.

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Sick of the Labour leadership/deputy campaigns? This candidate gets it

Congratulations to Stella Creasy for managing to keep her sense of humour, even at the end of a long and boring summer of Labour leadership in-fighting. This is probably the best video of the entire campaign:

Most Labour members/supporters have probably cast their votes already. If not, then although This Writer would prefer people to vote on candidates’ policies, voting for someone with a sense of humour does come a very close second.

And it’s a nice little something for the weekend (although one should probably not say that, considering some of the comments)!

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