Sunday, 9 May 2010


Well, I for one still despise the Liberal Democrats even if the supposedly conservative Tories (WTF are they 'conserving' ?) have decided to drop that ideological principle. Groucho Marx would have been proud:
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."
Historical juxtaposition in its most serene and ironical take on life. If you want to make the 'put the country first' argument then I ask you this; if they really wanted to put the country first, then why the fuck are they arguing about the electoral system when Athens is burning?

Furthermore here is some free advice for Mr. Cameron or the next Tory party leader: throw the eurosceptics a bone for fucks sake. Anything, drop the CAP, Common Fisheries Policy, Elements of the Maastricht, Amsterdam, Rome treaties or a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, do not just repatriate powers from the social chapter dump the whole damn thing, get us out of the ECHR, make British courts the highest legal offices in the land or something else of similar gravity. Just do something, anything. UKIP lost you the election and they vote by principle and not by tactics and their share will not decrease but increase if you do nothing it really is as simple as that. Give a firm pledge that the treasury will hold a full blown cost-for-benefit analysis of Britain's membership of the EU. But whatever you do, do something, Tory EU policy is not up to scratch for the country, which everyone has been saying for the past two years. Please do listen.

Finally I am about to get very unpopular at my university. I am writing a very long and fairly incisive (I think) article in defence of FPTP system (with boundary changes and fewer MPs). As you might have heard those annoying things with completely random and reactionary principles, commonly known as students, habituate the wast realm of universities. Furthermore they for some reason or another decided to vote, en mass, for the Liberal Democrats. Hopefully I have bulked up enough at the gym to defend myself from UAF-like students who do not handle criticism well. Failing that, I will whip out a copy of Milton Friedman's 'Capitalism and Freedom' - it is to students what crucifixes are to vampires.* Trust me, it works and please try it yourself but whatever you do, do not, I repeat, do not confuse any proper work with Marx' 'A communist manifesto' - a great scholarly theoretical piece but to students who fail to grasp its utter ineffectuality in normal life, it is like ecstasy. Student vampires on ecstasy - would you want that? Did not think so, please take care.

*Hayek's 'The Road to Serfdom' has equal if not greater effect.

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