Monday, 28 September 2015
Labour 's Self Harm Diary, Day 2
Day one seemed a bit boring so it was skipped.
Labour, having elected numpties and loons of such gross error, are having a party conference to celebrate this in some distant land.
Today will be more fun. Their unreconstructed head of finance, John McDonnell, is to make his barnstorming entrance to the world at large. He is remembered for date for being nice to the IRA and once throwing the mace in the House of Commons on the floor.
Now though he will have a whole new world to speak to, the media will be attentive and I predict it will all go to his head. As a massive Communist, it will be just too much fun for him to berate capitalism and the world as a whole.
Lots and lots of juicy policies to raise taxes on the evil rich (who, in Marx's world lest we forget are, bourgeoisie middle class too, not just your evil public school posho's).
And how exciting this will be for about a day or so whilst the newspapers have something different to write about. I think it may take some time to settle into the public mind; but I can't remember and election ever won on the promise of massive tax rises for class envy reasons alone.
Finally, the moron that is 'tax expert' Richard Murphy, may get quoted and feted. This has to be the largest piece of self harm for so poor is Mr Murphy's analysis of, well, anything, that it last about as long as a newspaper on a bonfire. To see him put upon the pedestal will be of great interest.
So, times are a-changing, for a little while at least....