Friday, 5 June 2015

EU Referendum Dream Team

For the teams to lead the 'In' and 'Out' sides in the forthcoming referendum all barriers are down and anything is possible. Friends of Blair have let it be known that Bloody Blair himself stands ready to lead the 'In' campaign. I would urge all readers of this blog to support him in this. It may be just another ploy to delay Chilcot even further, to save him from indictment and criminal charge, but it is just as likely to be the product of Blair's overweening and utterly deluded ego telling him that he's the perfect man for the job. Bruce Anderson writes in the Speccie 
"Mr Blair has wasted eight years pretending to solve the problems of the Middle East. He has also wasted millions of pounds, and achieved nothing. He has exposed his own total ignorance of history and his megalomaniac overestimation of his own powers. Throughout this time, he also earned large sums on the American lecture circuit, speaking to rich audiences so naive as to believe he is someone worth listening to. Rarely has shallowness been so profitable."
The 'Out' campaign needs Boris. With a unique credibility and popularity, the blond buffoon would be perfect, slapping down upstart Euphile officials in fluent Latin. That's the two captains sorted. 

'In' Campaign - Led by Tony Blair with Alex Salmond as Deputy

'Out' Campaign - Led by Boris Johnson with Penny Mordant as Deputy

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I may be wrong but isn't Boris very pro-Europe? I seem to remember he once said that he wanted Turkey to join which would be a disaster.
However Blair leading the IN campaign would be great for us "outers".
Jaded.

cuffleyburgers said...

I too am an ardent EU-outer, but I certainly wanted Turkey to join, that was before Erdogan went completely batshit crazy... nothing could have been better calculated to halt the EU's onward march in its tracks and sow the seeds of very very major discord.

BarrySi said...

As an OUTer I would love Tony Blair with Alex Salmond as Deputy for the IN but Boris for the OUT- really? He has had more flip-flops than a spanish beach.
The leader has to be of the thought that out is the only option. There is no possible option that can be achieved through negotiation that will satisfy those of us who see sovereignty as an all important principled necessity.
Boris is someone who could be persuaded that Cameron's 'concessions' are worth staying in for, consequently he could jump ship coming into the final weeks and throw it all away.

G. Tingey said...

Surely Nicola Sturgeon as no 2 for the "ins" ???

right_writes said...

Surely shome mishtake Greg...

N. Sturgeon as a no. 2?

Fixed.

Mr Ecks said...



Johnson is a self-serving turd. He would end up announcing that we should all vote to stay in the evening before the vote. No way is he any kind of asset for the Out campaign and the fact that Raedwald can't see thro the bogus persona that Johnson(in reality a vapid and selfish parasite) hides behind does not speak well for Radders political acumen.

Anonymous said...

Schuman and Monnet knew, as did Ted Heath when he worked for MacMillan:

Welcome to Hotel Europania, you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave..

Steve

John M said...

Of course if Blair does step forward the British people can "do the double" by utterly defeating him at the ballot, and then enjoying the shadenfreude of watching him being arrested once Chilcott is published.

Sounds like a win-win to me! :D

Andy Dan said...

For the "outers", my first choice has to be Dr North of EU Referendum. He's brainier than a man with two heads, has a prodigious output and has compiled a 10 million word document on leaving the EU called "Complexcit". He's also totally non-politician-like in that he will insult (or treating to withering sarcasm) anybody who mildly disagrees with him. (I take it he doesn't suffer fools gladly). I would love for him to lead the out side, be given large media coverage and pitched against the Sturgeons, Blairs, Camerons and Milburns of this world. I would even buy a TV AND pay my licence fee to watch.
Second choice for the outers has to be Mr Ecks,just for the sheer anger which emanates through his keyboard and his recognition of the evils of socialist authoritarianism.
A North / Ecks partnership for the "No" vote... perfect!

DeeDee99 said...

The problem with this proposal is that BoJo is pro-EU. Like Cameron, he wants to be in a reformed EU; the only difference is the scale of reform.

Cameron wants to stay in regardless of the outcome of any renegotiation. If the Kommissars gave him one tiny concession he can wave at a gullible public, he'll claim a huge victory and campaign for IN.

BoJo is smarter and would conduct tougher negotiations, but he too wants to stay IN.

right_writes said...

@Andy Dan....

I have been a member of UKIP since the days when North was working for the party, I remain so...

...If that foul excrescence gets anywhere near the campaign, I will vote to stay in...

[He is so clever though, he even has "doctor" in front of his name... And don't we know it!]

Sebastian Weetabix said...

It's all getting a bit Judean People's Front, isn't it?

North is obviously a very clever bloke and he writes well, but he does strike me as one of those systematic poeple who run QA schemes and worry about rules. If there's one thing I've noticed about the EU it's that rules and treaties come a distant second to the politics. While Dr North worries about which article we use, the politicians will be throwing those rules out the window.

Budgie said...

SW, just so. If the EU wants us in they will offer us a lot more than the rules say. However the vote will be more about competing views of the UK's place in the world rather than solely what we are offered (unless the concessions are so trivial as to excite derision).

Meanwhile the Yes to subjugation team will major on: "why do you hate foreigners?" and "we will not be able to trade with the EU if we leave" and "we will lose influence".