Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Political Football Entertainment


The political posturing by the various parties is sickening. All of them are pointing at the failings of their opposites, but not saying a word about what they would do differently on key issues. Watched the UKIP party political broadcast last night; they moaned about EU fishing quotas and green taxes. So there would be no fishing quotas to save fish stocks or green taxes to promote sustainable energy if they were in power? That would be a recipe for a green and pleasant land - not.

As for Richard Scudamore and his sexist emails. Until I heard this I was convinced that football, along with its tribalism, chest beating, hooliganism and rampant machismo, was a haven of gender neutrality in a sea of rampant misogyny within the rest of society. 

I see that Manchester United has appointed a Dutchman as its manager - bloody Dutchmen coming over here and taking all our jobs. How would you feel if a bunch of Dutchmen moved in next to you? Drug-crazed pornographers!

TV is more dire than ever and what passes for entertainment (or even a documentary) is banal in the extreme. I've thought of a new reality TV show called Sleep - just film people sleeping. Seems the majority of the masses would find that highly entertaining and mentally stimulating, in a mind numbing way.


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  1. .......just film people sleeping. Seems the majority of the masses would find that highly entertaining and mentally stimulating, in a mind numbing way........

    I thought we already had that -- Big Brother

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  2. Isn't it the job of political parties to posture? Just delivered a pre-election leaflet in my neighbourhood and I am happy to report there were at least 14 positive policies listed. Perhaps we have a better class of politics up north

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    1. Well, I'd expect 14 policies from the People's Front for the Liberation of Huddersfield!

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  3. All the campaign leaflets I have seen had a list of party promises but no information what-so-ever about how these things would be achieved. Also, I have noticed that candidates for the European parliament are promising all sorts of things that are outside of their remit and could only be achieved by our own parliament in Westminster.

    We really do need a 'none of the above' box on our ballot papers.

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  4. Same over here. Today I received leaflets from MEP's that I have never heard of goodness knows where they have been hiding all these years. I'm only voting for the one's that I have met.

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