Category Jeremy Corbyn

The Comfort of the Cage

This was written on a day (Tuesday October 8th) when the UK news gave cause for yet further despond, alarm and shame, but as Dr Doombeetle says, it will all be someone else’s fault, as always.

And Jez ? Those female MP’s facing de-selection ? Good one Jon. Good one Jez… Continue reading The Comfort of the Cage

The Parrot Cries Out

The Tories were holding their annual conference. The “Get  Brexit Done” slogan was everywhere and government sponsored adverts supporting Brexit were apparently going up in primary schools. The toad was leaping about to toadie applause, the beetle was sidling about to toadie terror. The rain was lashing down. The climate… Continue reading The Parrot Cries Out

The Parrot in the Ring of Chaos

This stanza was written just one day after the event it describes – the Labour Conference vote on campaigning for Remain. That event seemed significant for at least a few hours.

But the following day’s judgement by the Supreme Court was so much more significant and – still finishing this… Continue reading The Parrot in the Ring of Chaos

The Parrot Reflects on Whether Jez has Worth

This stanza was written on September 22nd, near the beginning of this year’s Labour Party Conference. We had heard a bit more by now about the party leadership’s attempt at short notice to dispense with Tom Watson’s services as Deputy Leader of the Party. The judgement seemed to be that… Continue reading The Parrot Reflects on Whether Jez has Worth

The Parrot is Witness to an Attempted Stabbing

“The Stabbing” in the title above is of course a reference to Jon Lansman’s (mostly unsuccessful) attempt to render the Labour Party’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson null and void. Jon Lansman founded the “Momentum” organisation. He is on the Labour Party Executive Committee and a Corbyn supporter.

He made his… Continue reading The Parrot is Witness to an Attempted Stabbing

The Parrot and the Clowns

The Parrot has joined the circus, remember. He’s still there and in the stanza above, he’s reporting back from a conference of clowns he heard today.

All familiar shapes are now in question. In the UK, Brexit alone has been causing a great number of them to buckle. Democracy is one… Continue reading The Parrot and the Clowns

The Parrot Watches Another Circus Act

Events are taking place at a speed even more bewildering than “usual.” The references in this latest stanza, uploaded Sunday 8th September, already feel bit old as I write this, even though the events they refer to took place only days ago. Johnson began this last week as if starting… Continue reading The Parrot Watches Another Circus Act

The Parrot Joins the Circus

Prime Minister Johnson and his gang had lost a succession of important votes the day before this stanza was written. Several prominent and moderate  Tories who had voted against the government and against the possibility of a “No Deal” Brexit, had simply been sacked. Ken Clarke was one of those… Continue reading The Parrot Joins the Circus

The Parrot Has Another Say

This stanza was written during the week-end preceding what seemed to be Parliament’s last and only chance to block Mr Johnson’s stated option of a “No Deal” Brexit. The Executive vs the Legislature. Mr Johnson and “The People” (or enough of them, he hoped) vs parliamentary scrutiny, or – as… Continue reading The Parrot Has Another Say

The Parrot Repetitive

The parrot in his cage is sitting pretty, hanging on tight. Meanwhile, Mr Toad is enjoying himself in the chaos he’s been allowed to stir up. Chaos is Toad’s element. It tends to follow him, with cameras. Presumably those who’ve granted Toad this scope find chaos fun as well.

The first… Continue reading The Parrot Repetitive

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