Monday, 11 July 2016

Riggwelter 2

While on the subject of ailing sheep, we may as well consider another type of riggwelter, a politician stuck on his back and unable to right himself, possibly due to lots of old baggage dating back to the seventies. Usually these creatures dump the baggage to get back on their feet, but sometimes they can't let go.

This one has a huge burden and seems so knackered he has even given up waving his principles around. He's beyond help so perhaps we'll buy some caring, sharing popcorn and settle down to enjoy the show.

Unpleasant things happen to politicians in this position. If you are interested in the gory details just wait patiently.


Sam Vega said...

Aaah, I just knew this one was going somewhere.

There has always been a problem with mutton of this age. It is now unfashionable (people prefer lamb) and has gone a bit rancid. The public just don't want to buy it at any price.

Barnacle Bill said...

I do feel that Corbyn is being unfairly judged, as I view the Westminster Labour Party's problems as being more of the cabal of nuLabor MPs throwing their toys out of the pram because they are worried the great unwashed may deprive them of their place at the Westminster teat/trough by not voting for them.

I will admit they have a point but they are once again showing how selfish they are as well.

Also that the Westminster Labour Party is just that. They have existed too long in the Westminster bubble. Few of them have the dirt of honest labour beneath their finger nails anymore. Instead they have evolved into the piggies of Animal Farm. They have sneeringly despised their constituents, viewing them only as voting fodder, now they're bricking themselves because the plebs haven't done as they were told.

So whilst I may not agree with how Corbyn is leading the party I do feel now is the opportunity for members to reclaim their party.

wiggiatlarge said...

Having just heard Angela Eagle (for it is she) making her case for being the next Labour leader and rather unlikely PM on R4 this morning, I despair once again at the quality of those who believe that they should be in power or anywhere near power.

She banged on about "protecting" her trigger word for bugger all, the poorest in society something the Labour party has been saying but doing nothing about all my life.

Rather as with the EU the question is if you were not a member would you choose to join, er no.

Demetrius said...

After all, he is an elderly chap who really just wants to spend more time on his allotment. And perhaps wants to watch the rerun of "Brideshead Revisited" on the ITV Encore channel.

Anonymous said...

He's just waiting for the knacker-man. A political tup no-one has ever used nor ever likely to.

A K Haart said...

Sam - surely rancid mutton is merely a marketing issue. Fully matured lamb by another name.

Bill - to my mind reclaiming the party is the problem. The Parliamentary party has to be electable and barring some dire Tory blunders, Corbyn's version isn't. He is probably a nice enough chap but politically he's a millstone who doesn't know how to compromise or negotiate. Party members have the luxury of being intransigent but MPs have to live in the real world where governments are nowhere near as powerful as they pretend to be.

Wiggia - that's a major insight forced on us by the referendum - so many MPs are hopeless. We knew it already but the spotlight was never so pitilessly bright as during the referendum debate.

Roger - apart from Diane Abbott apparently.