"Splendid news Tessa_M. We will all be delighted to see you move to Scotland and Spain. I'm sure Ms Sturgeon and Senor Sanchez will welcome you with open arms
Fortunately for you, both places have good internet connections. I would hate to deprive you of my good advice and counsel
I dare you to go down Hessle Road in Hull and expound on your theories on the UK Fishing industry. You’d get lynched! My sister married into a fishing family, you’ve no idea how much they were betrayed by Labour in the Cod Wars, a negotiated settlement had been reached with the Icelanders until a certain Labour politician stuck his oar in, that led to the overnight collapse of the industry, from 0% unemployment to 21% almost overnight. The compensation was paid to the owners of the fleets, who kept it, bar some for the captains. The rest were deemed “casual labour” and not entitled to a penny, despite having 20-30 years experience. That’s the reality of your beloved comrades and the intellectual cadre at the top. Sheer incompetence that effectively doomed the city. It went from prosperous to impoverished overnight.
I am sick to death of your sanctimonious drivel, all politicians are as bad as one another, you spend time in Spain, do they do what they do in the European countries I’ve lived in, their news shows our government as the funny bit in news broadcasts, “let’s see how these idiots are fucking over the UK today” pieces. All parties, across the spectrum.
Your arrogance and hubris don’t allow you to examine the ineffectual weaknesses within Labour. For instance, how do you square the party from 1945 to now, where their belief have gone from altruistic decency for all, creating the NHS, nationalising industries to save them, through expansionist policies in the 60s, kowtowing to the Unions in the 70s effectively bankrupting the country, to utterly unelectable because of dogma and extremism in the 80s andcearly 90s, to the extreme right of Thatcher under Blair, lurch to extreme Stalinism under Conrade Corbyn and the central Soviet, now wiped out electorally looking fir something desperately under Starmer, assuming they’ve not had him taken out and shot. What do they stand for? They move that much in the wind the should be harnessed to generators!
Don’t get me wrong, the others are as bad, the Conservatives are at least clear, fuck you, fuck your family, fuck society, we’re in this for ourselves. The Libdems flutter about without a clue nationally, but generally ok at council level, the Welsh, Irish, and Scottish nationalists all want to return to a golden era that never existed, or go back to 1000AD and try again without Union.
They’re all flawed, they’re no more capable of running the country than you or I, but we give them credibility without them actually earning it, we take everything on blind faith, and kniwing that they fuck us over time and time again."