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I think it's time to recognize that Pfeffle's campaign was not inept, except in our eyes. It took the British electorate for fools, and it worked.

Buffoonery, lies, shitposting, targeted FB ads, make up a winning formula in a media environment of billionaire newspapers, skewed TV, one-liners on smartphone "news feeds", and permission to lie on social network political ads. The reduction of complexity to bone-headed simplicity is colossal. Corbyn's reasonable explanations are of another age.

Now, next stop Brexit crash-out, and fuck the gammons who voted Tory. They'll still be shouting they were right even as what's left of their country is plundered. In fact, there'll be even more resentment under the surface, easy to exploit in a fascist drift.

US beware: this result is also a victory for Trumpian populism. It may come naturally to Bozza, but his politics is Trump-inspired.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Dec 13th, 2019 at 07:34:20 AM EST
Excellent analysis!

Gone full circle from the Enlightenment ... the Buffoon in the Colonies is now King George, taxes are being scrapped just south of Boston ... and leading an imperium across the globe. Did 1917 ever happen?

Related reading ...

"The Brink": Right-wing plan to ruin the World starting with the EU
Signs of Fascism in a Post-Democratic State

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Dec 13th, 2019 at 08:34:43 AM EST
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A tabloid PM speaking their language.

Corbyn was never in with a chance. Too much of the hard wordses and thinky things. Bet he finks he's cleverer than us. Creep.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Dec 13th, 2019 at 11:08:28 AM EST
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From a historical-evolutionary perspective, bullshit from leaders is perhaps customarily expected. Those projecting moral leadership are recognized as neither leaders nor saints, probably.
by das monde on Sat Dec 14th, 2019 at 08:05:49 PM EST
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