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Truss’s trickle-down economics lie explained – twice


It seems the satirists are falling over themselves to explain why Liz Truss’s favourite economic idea – the ‘trickle-down’ effect – is absolute bilge.

Here are Adam, Alex and Josh from The Last Leg:

And here’s a harsher version of the same explanation from Russell Kane:

The Labour Party has now opened up a 17-point lead over Truss’s Conservatives.

No wonder ‘no confidence’ letters are already flooding into 1922 Committee chairman Graham Brady’s office.

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As others see us: King Charles satirised by US radio host for berating ‘servant’

This being a bank holiday weekend, This Writer is either otherwise occupied or almost totally incapacitated, so I’m putting up material that has interested me – and I hope it interests you. Make of it what you will.

This one has to do with a moment when King Charles appeared to become angry about something on a desk where he was to sign the proclamation making him the UK monarch. He motioned for somebody to move it:

The episode was quickly characterised as the new King picking on his “servants” – and this is how the US talk show host Jimmy Dore tackled it (with an impersonation by Mike MacRae, I hasten to add):

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This parody victory speech is better than the one Liz Truss actually made

I don’t think any comment is necessary here. Let’s just watch and enjoy as Liz Truss gets roasted.

(I have a feeling we may see a lot more of Liv Struss over the next few months…)

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Why did Liz Truss miss a BBC interview last week? Here’s one possible answer [VIDEO]

Prime ministerial front-runner Liz Truss inexplicably failed to turn up to a BBC interview last week.

She cancelled the appearance, with her team saying she could no longer spare the time to tell the nation what her policies as prime minister would be.

In fact, she has never been quizzed about her plans on national television, meaning she may become PM without many of us knowing what she represents.

But the non-appearance has provided plenty of material for satirists like ‘Liv Struss’ performer Nerine Skinner, who provides a simple answer to the question of what she will provide to the role of PM: idiocy.

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Liz Truss’s Tory leadership campaign is a comedy goldmine (VIDEO)


I wasn’t going to publish any more articles today (Monday, August 22) – but then I stumbled on this clip accidentally.

You’re welcome:

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If only the UK government really did create honest ads like this [SATIRE, STRONG LANGUAGE]

Here’s a wake-up call for all your Tory-voting friends who are sleepwalking the UK into disaster:

The language may be extreme but you have to admit, the clip makes good points.

Did they miss anything?

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Tory spring conference opens floodgates for satire

It seems Boris Johnson’s only success at the Conservative spring conference was as the butt of a series of satirical comments.

He enraged people by comparing Ukraine’s battle for freedom with the vote in which 17 million people dragged the rest of the UK’s 68 million population into Brexit. Doesn’t work, does it?

Some of us got our own back by posting images on the social media – and they’re worth seeing.

Besides the pic above, here are a few more.

If you’ve spotted any, please send them in.

This one isn’t connected to the conference but is too good not to publish:

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Rishi Sunak’s blue-screen speech dealt the Tories their just desserts

Sunak (left): he has now distanced himself from “Tweedledumber” on the right – but he won’t avoid public opinion while he remains a member of Johnson’s failed government.

This is what you get if you insist on being part of a national government that has caused nothing but harm.

Rishi Sunak – the Chancellor of the Exchequer – broadcast a speech about the cost of living crisis that the Tories have triggered (if we only had the energy price rises to handle, it wouldn’t be too bad – but we have to cope with Sunak’s Tory tax rises as well).

He also spoke about the damaging departure of Boris Johnson’s advisor Munira Mirza.

But he did it all in front of a blue screen. Big mistake.

Here’s what comedian Sooz Kemper did with it:

She hit the nail on the head. And even Sunak probably knows it.

Source: Rishi Sunak spoke in front of a blue screen – which was a huge mistake | indy100

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The #UK’s going to Hell but at least we can #laugh about it

He’s a clown: but many people fear clowns…

I don’t know about you, but This Writer is seeing a noticeable increase in humorous posts about current political affairs.

I guess people have realised that they can’t do anything about all the horrible things the Tories are doing that they might as well try to have a few kicks while they can.

So, after Dominic Raab demonstrated his stupidity on live TV by telling us the police don’t investigate crimes retrospectively, and then admitted that a party had taken place at Downing Street during lockdown, in breach of all the rules…

…a sub-editor at the Star came up with this:

Nice one!

On another tack, a Twitter user pointed out a curious correspondence between the Tory attitude to the Downing Street party and Labour’s attitude to putting its own house in order:

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson joined a police drugs raid to publicise his clampdown on anybody who does drugs but isn’t in the government:

… and everybody had a field day:

Of course the sharpest comments are those that aren’t humorous – just true:

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The future’s so dark, we all need a laugh

How do we, here in the UK, respond to the fact that our political so-called “leaders” have dumped us in the worst situation they possibly could?

By laughing at them – and the state they’ve put us in.

More serious action may follow, but for the moment, let’s enjoy what we can. No prizes for guessing any news stories that prompted the following:

There was another one on Facebook about the age difference between Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie: “It might be all sunshine now she’s 33 and he’s 56 but what about in 10 years’ time when she’s 43 and he’s in prison?”

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