Twattish comments: an occasional series – Stephen Kinnock

If your parents are legendary EU spongers Neil and Glenys Kinnock, you might find flip references to stopping societal parasites from breeding a bit uncomfortable, but that didn’t stop ‘son of the valleys’, and noted Switzerland/Copenhagen resident Stephen Kinnock from making a particularly stupid observation a while ago, regarding the tax credit issue:

Kinnock said as well as having “moral and ethical” problems with the policy it was not practical. He asked how parents would prove they deserved to be exempt from the new stricter rules, for example if a mother had become pregnant as a result of rape. “Are we going to be asking women to go to the DWP and prove how their pregnancy came about?” he asked. “It’s simply not pragmatic and it is awfully reminiscent of some kind of eugenics policy.”

In case you assume from this bizarre tripe that eugenics is something to do with economic theory, it is in reality the basis of much of the Nazi’s philosophy, and if there are parallels these days, you’ll find them in the lucrative global abortion industry and the remaining communist regimes, not in Tory benefits adjustments. Possibly one of the most stupid applications of Godwin’s Law yet.

What a moron.

Definitely the same gene pool
Definitely the same gene pool

Corbyn is a rubbish Marxist compared to Blair

Rudi: channeling One Direction
Rudi: channeling One Direction
There’s nothing original in this observation, but Peter Hitchens summarises it so well that I’ve pinched a chunk of his Mail on Sunday column. It’s been noted previously that New Labour adopted the tiny Marxist Antonio Gramsci’s ‘cultural hegemony’, revamped by noisy revolutionary Rudi Dutschke, a sort of intellectual German Tommy Sheridan, as the  “long march through the institutions”, to change the nature of Britain, and its public life, by stealth.

They pretty much succeeded, with the best example being the rule of much of what we do by quango, and the people who still control these mostly pointless bodies.

Here is the mighty Hitchens:

The continued rage about Jeremy Corbyn’s rather dated Leftism baffles me. Most British journalists weren’t (as I was) members of the Labour Party in the 1980s. In the months before I quit, I used to be angrily called to order by the chairwoman of my local party. She was cross with me for (as she put it) provoking too much heckling from noisily pro-IRA, ban-the-bomb types.

Meanwhile, the real Left worked by stealth. That is why our political media never understood that the Blairites were in fact far more Left wing than Jeremy Corbyn. The Blair faction’s ideas came from a communist magazine called Marxism Today. The magazine, in turn, got the ideas from a clever Italian revolutionary called Antonio Gramsci. He wanted a cultural revolution, a Leftist takeover of schools, universities, media, police and courts (and of conservative political parties too). That is exactly what New Labour did.

An astonishing number of senior New Labour people, from Peter Mandelson to Alan Milburn, are former Marxist comrades who have never been subjected to the sort of in-depth digging into their pasts that Jeremy Corbyn faces. Why is this? Is one kind of Marxism OK, and the other sort not? Or is it just that most political writers are clueless about politics?

To the list above, add many of the institutions of the medical profession and the NHS. There is one impressive thing about these mad lefties – they often had big hair.

The tiny Marxist himself
The tiny Marxist himself

Twattish comments: an occasional series

I don’t like to kick a man when he’s down, unless it’s Alex Salmond, but here is the Daily Mail explaining why Ed Miliband is avoiding the admittedly appalling Labour conference in Brighton:

“He is understood to be taking a break from frontline politics to think about issues around climate change and inequality.”

One can’t blame Ed for the reporter’s phrase, but the sheer introspective futility of it all sums up his failed leadership.

Ed, thinking about climate change etc
Ed, thinking about climate change etc


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The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.” Samuel Butler

This is fantastic:

Amid signs that Mr Clegg’s position is weakening, Mr Huhne – his former leadership rival – was accused of ‘disloyalty’ after denouncing the failure of Mr Cameron and the Lib Dem leader to consult him before the decision was made.

 Mr Huhne insisted that as deputy chair of the Cabinet sub-committee on European affairs he should have been kept informed of developments hour by hour.

A source at the meeting said: ‘Chris Huhne said he should have been consulted. It was quite a disloyal thing to say since it was clearly aimed at Nick as well as David.’

The Energy Secretary twice interrupted the Prime Minister as he explained his decision to colleagues. Mr Huhne is privately understood to regard Mr Cameron’s negotiations over the treaty as ‘cackhanded’

Truly, the deputy chair of the Cabinet sub-committee on European affairs is the gift that keeps on giving.