Homeless families in London are being housed in shipping containers. That's the top trending news in the UK today. August 2019, not August 1919 or even August 1819, here in one of the richest most advanced nations in the world, in the 21st century, human beings are being housed in shipping containers. How does any tory politician go into any negotiation with leaders of more advanced countries, without being beetroot red with shame! 18 years of the nasty party and this is where we are.
And we are here, because the masses, all those of us not in the top 2% of high earners and billionaires, are stupid enough to believe that that these entitled, privileged, greedy, blood thirsty (foxes!) upper class dotards know what is best for the rest of us. The idea is ludicrous, but for many, those upper crust inbreds are preferable to a kind, honest, incorruptible man who wants to change the UK just as dramatically as the Labour Government of post war Britain. Imagine a Britain that invests in science, technology, the arts, a Britain that welcomes talent from all over the world and builds on our collective knowledge?
The myths about Jeremy Corbyn are created and circulated by those with vested interests in keeping honesty out of government. And to that I would add a potential Prime Minister unwilling to turn a blind eye to atrocities that are going on in Palestine. It is not anti semitic to condemn the actions of Israel, and from what I have observed, most Jews do. I saw today that 79% of American Jews voted for the democrats, Trump's pro Israel stance is not winning them over. Whatever, it is absolutely crazy to suggest Jeremy Corbyn is in any way racist. It's kind of like Trump projecting all his crimes on, well everyone else. Honest broker Jeremy is being accused of all the despicable traits usually associated with the right wing of the tory party.
Harry and Meghan. I have confessed, I think, to having a soft spot for Wills and Harry, and now too Kate and Meghan, despite being a socialist. Harry and Meghan will be pounced on whatever they do, because, mostly because, schhhh, Meghan isn't white. And that's quite a lot for a Daily Mail reader to take in. Quick pass the smelling salts. That they make a beautiful couple and it's high time the royals married outside the family, should boost their approval rating, not lower it. I love both of them. Harry for being a cheeky chappy and Meghan for being her own woman. I know we should all be concerned with our carbon footprint, but it's a bit much to demand a Duke and Duchess should set off on a bicycle made for two or, heaven forbid, a rowing boat. I think the young Royals are doing a terrific job on the popularity front, much better than their predecessors. Except maybe Princess Di.
It's incredible to think that a President of the United States could be so easily be taken in by what started out as an inter office prank. He actually believed he could buy Greenland, just as easily as he could buy and build a luxury condo in Azerbaijan, no occupants required when you are merely money laundering. Rather than admit he had been pranked, he went along with proposed purchase of Greenland idea as if it were a real thing. The world meanwhile were rolling on the floor laughing, as the great eejit in chief dug himself deeper into the hole. Now he has been further humiliated by the President of Greenland pointing out that the whole idea is absurd, but all he's got is 'we are the United States you can't speak to us like that'. Sadly for the citizens of the US, he uses the collective 'we', when he personally is being insulted.
And back to Boris Johnson. Gawd 'elp us. More specifically, gawd help the island of Ireland and everyone who makes their living hauling goods from one country to another. Are we going to see ships queuing up in the Irish sea, lorries backed up from the border with Ulster? Jeez, the loonies are officially now in charge of the asylum. The outlook is good for those who want to make a quick few billion and run, but for those who depend on ongoing trade for generations to come, not so good.
So happy that one of the more odious members of the Royal family could be about to have his collar felt. I doubt he is popular with anyone, least of all the press corps, so they will all be digging away. I once read, it may have been in the fawning butler's book, that HRH Prince Andrew was bad tempered in the morning, known to throw whatever came to hand at the hapless servant with the task of waking him. I like to think said servant spat in his tea. The US happily, does not rule out felons on the grounds of their royal blood, so let's hope gropey old Andy is called to account for himself.