So there we have it. A Tory Brexit is not “taking back control”, it is surrendering it to the Donald Trumps, the Saudi dictators, the Turkish autocrats, the Israeli hardliners. Meanwhile, the rest of the world mocks us as we debate the colour of our passports and talk about war with Spain.
So. The man who murdered Jo Cox was not a terrorist but a ‘crazed lone wolf’, was he?
This is the line that the mainstream media is spinning with some energy. The man followed two fascist organisations, read their literature, learned about guns from them, shouted the name of one of these groups during the attack, and murdered a woman whose politics were diametrically opposed to his right in the middle of the most fractious political confrontation since the 1930s.
Not enough politics?
The mainstream press, i.e., the conservative media, is going out of its way to paint this as a random act of lunacy and they are doing that because this guy’s politics are ultimately aligned with theirs. Objectively, his history of mental issues amounts to depression, not homicidal psychopathy.
Let’s call this act what it really is: terrorism.
Peace and rationality to everyone.
Seems that Britain’s campaign to leave the EU has gone to delightfully witty (and presumably short) lengths to get their message across.
Brexiteers have begun distributing condoms printed with the messages: ‘Vote leave: It’s riskier to stay in’, and ‘Vote Leave: it’s riskier to stay in.’
They don’t seem to realise that the point of condoms is you don’t have to pull out.
Now, who’s going to tell them?