Tuesday, 24 February 2015

And I was imagining the Green Party were a bunch of clueless, incompetent, commie fantasists! My apologies to Natalie Bennett


This woman is the leader of the Green Party (here, by the way - not in Australia, as one might have imagined). The voters of Brighton actually elected a Green MP in 2010. The Party is currently averaging about 7% in the national polls. Taken together, these three facts are somewhat unsettling - not to say baffling.

As Michael Deacon commented, "Maybe the Greens should start campaigning to be excluded from the Leaders' Debates."

After the interview, Ms Bennett apparently claimed to have suffered "brain freeze", but I suspect she was born with the condition.

Nice to know that modern communists are as economically acute as their predecessors.

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  1. "I'm terribly sorry to hear that."

    hahahahah...perfect.

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    1. You mean you don't think he meant it???

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  2. She is both an Aussie and the Leader of the Green Party and has therefore earned the right to be completely incoherent. Don't worry, Natalie, they will all be laughing on the other side of their faces on the 28th March when we carry off the trophy. And, of course, we have a summer of mayhem to look forward to.

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    1. I'm pretty sure Nat's the sort of po-faced leftie sheilah who depises sport and the misogynistic testosterone-fuelled dinosaurs who indulge in it. As for her welcoming Australia's inevitable WC win, forget it - she's against borders and nations and all that horrible divisive racist male nonsense, which is why she has promised to throw Britain open to anyone who fancies some cool free stuff (which, come to think of it, is pretty much the system already in place).

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  3. This blog can be cruel at times, much like the interviewer in the clip. It is obvious that by virtue of the flu, the poor woman is struggling to explain a completely coherent Green Party policy in much the same way as Ann Elk tried to overcome the affliction of a cough to explain her theory, in one of Monty Python's rare adventures into serious politics. To restore credibility, maybe Ann should take up the reins temporarily as Green leader?

    There is important work to be done, especially to implement their exciting policy of wage equalisation at about £70 a week for all as a means of wealth distribution. On the evidence available, Ann's approach would have the virtue of combining rigorous policy analysis and carefully planned delivery with vigorous thoracic exhalation. At the moment, poor Nat seems only to have the latter.

    Is this not what our country needs in these troubled times?


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    1. The Green policy that truly excites me is the proposal to decriminalise membership of organisation such as Al Quaeda and the IRS - any enemey of civilisation, no matter how deranged, is a friend of these ghastly, misanthropic eco-loons. Fortunately they only have support in university towns, mainly amongst female students, who - unless they're as dim as Ms Bennett - will soon grow out of it.

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    2. Al Quaeda and the IRS

      With the hand of the future on my shoulder it is my responsibility to head off some half-bright researcher on Newsnight in 200 years time spotting this item on the Gronblog and making a programme about the US Internal Revenue Service being a terrorist organisation.

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    3. Try telling the American conservative groups deliberately - and scandaloulsy - persecuted by Obama's IRS that it isn't a terrorist organisation! I stand by my comment, even if I didn't actually mean to write it. (I know - I should have been some sleazy politician evading responsibility for my actions on the Today Programme.) Besides, if Newsnight exists in 200 years' time, it'll probably still be ignoring the shenanigans of left-wing governments.

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  4. Actually, I give up. According to some one called Zoe Wiiliams in the Guardian, to point out that Sistah Nat has not got the slightest clue about a manifesto policy on which the Greens hope to get elected is all part of a right wing plot to probe for enough detail on which to decide whether it is a good idea or not. The swine. What next? It's CIA style enhanced interrogation in all but name.

    Satire is pointless. Real life trumps it every time. If any one of your readers is interested in finding a comms free cave in which to retreat for the entire election period, let me know. It has already started and will last until Christmas as they try to form successive Coalition Governments within the confines of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. I shall be taking with me the political novels of Anthony Trollope which set out in 19th Century fiction where 21st century politics is heading.

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    1. I agree with Zoe Williams - the Right's obsession with facts, accuracy, and the likely outcomes of poilicies is sinister, divisive and oppressive. It is especially unfair to stupid people and left-wingers (actually, I think that's just one group).

      Actually, having our politicians running around like headless chickens trying to form a government between May and next January would be no bad thing if it means they won't have time to introduce any new legislation.

      I prefer a yurt to a cave, but could be persuaded.

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  5. Recently I was listening to a radio phone in all about the Green Party. The only place in Blighty where they have any influence is Brighton. It sounds like a disaster. According to these participants residents are forced to drag rubbish filled wheelie bins to the end of their roads because the council refuse lorries aren't allowed to venture along side streets. Now that may be fine for a fit young buck like me (ahem) but for the elderly or disabled, dragging a hundredweight of garbage a quarter of a mile...To make matters even less pleasant the bin men have gone on strike, supported by half the Green council, but condemned by the other half. It sounds like mayhem.
    Also their traffic controlling schemes have caused problems. One woman told us that vehicles are stuck, puking out great plumes of carcinogenic filth for hours close to a children's playground.
    To be fair, one, chap was enthusiastic. He is a "green architect." and has received a grant to build a house using recycled items, in the grounds of a college.
    So, any youngsters struggling on the bottom rung of the property ladder there's a little drum made out of used baked bean cans and old milk bottles.
    Sounds idyllic.

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    1. These fools only get away with it because Brighton is a very rich town with money to burn. I go there quite a lot, and always drive 5 mph below the limit in case some eco-Nazi nabs me and I have to spend a week in prison surviving on nothing but tofu and carrot juice while they decide whether to sacrifice me to Gaia at the next solstice.

      In 2012 the party expelled one of their Brighton councillors - a Christian woman - for being opposed to gay marriage. So they want to allow people to join Al-Quadea legally, but opposing gay marriage is beyond the pale???

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