Do you prefer your turds with sweetcorn or without?
In devastating news for the UK, a Tory won the Tory leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister – another one not elected by the country.
Johnson, of course, has a long track record of dishonesty, arrogance, staggering incompetence and conscious cruelty to the vulnerable. In that he stands on the same tiny piece of ground as the rest of his party.
The only real choice for Tory members was whether they prefer their sociopaths with a facsimile of a personality or without – the equivalent of asking the rest of us whether we’d like to step in a turd with sweetcorn sticking out or a plain one.
So in reality, as a certain colourlessly robotic predecessor once said, ‘nothing has changed’. Johnson’s speech swam with the usual Tory platitudes, full of talk of ‘opportunity’ as if people don’t really need a decent life, just the hope that one day some of them might just get one.
Callousness and arrogance were not all the ‘business as usual’ on offer in Johnson’s accession. His inaugural speech made much – remarkably, although largely ignored by commentators – of his hope that he could ‘defeat Jeremy Corbyn’.
In spite of long years of incessant smears and appalling media bias, Corbyn is still the threat to ‘more of the same’ politics that right-wingers and liberals fear. They know that no matter how hard they smear, lie and misrepresent, when the country has a chance of a voice in a less-biased general election setting, they face oblivion.
The real choice for the country will hopefully come in the next few months as – whether via Brexit-induced no-confidence vote or Johnson arrogance as he believes the inevitable new leader polling bump means the country wants him – that new general election arrives.
That choice will be whether to re-install Johnson (or whichever latest hydra-head leader is in place at the time) – or to elect a Prime Minister who will create a decent life for all of us, not just the mirage of a chance of one.
One Jeremy Corbyn who, along with his party, is the only hope of release for the millions in this country suffering poverty, fear and all the miserable consequences of Tory predations and callousness.
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