The Curmudgeon


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Uncivilised Tribes

When all the other types of posturing fail, try the Churchillian. Daveybloke's emulation of the Reverend Blair's emulation of the sainted Thatcher's channelling of a pompous dipsomaniac xenophobe and Greatest Ever Number One Greatest Briton Everâ„¢ acquired a shiny new belligerence today as the Prime Minister took the opportunity granted him by Tony's chum Colonel Gaddafi to do a bit of blimping for his party's Short, Sharp Shock for the Fuzzy-wuzzies wing. Daveybloke claimed (or "vowed", as the Guardian's Pomp and Circumstance correspondent hath it) that the Libyan people, unlike the British people and one or two others, "would not be left to their fate", and noted that the Government didn't understand the forces opposing Gaddafi terribly well (apparently they are brown people). Nevertheless, Daveybloke and his chums, in the absence of an effective foreign secretary, are working frightfully hard to get all the prep done and find out whether or not they'll keep on buying our weapons. Daveybloke ordered the international community to get its act together and said that it was quite unacceptable for Gaddafi to be "murdering his own people, using aeroplanes and helicopter gunships and the like", which are clearly quite different from the cuddly things Daveybloke was helping to shill in the region a week or so ago. Having failed to plan for the popular revolts in northern Africa spreading to Libya or for British citizens being in the country at the time, Daveybloke burbled that Britain and its allies should plan "for every eventuality"; which will come as a pleasant change to those who have been exposed to the Daveybloke idea of planning for such eventualities as peak oil, global warming, an ageing population or poor people falling ill.


  • At 7:20 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    It's ever so much more civilized to murder other people's people, especially from a safe distance with drones and fewer witnesses.

  • At 7:28 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    "Big Society, Friendly Fire" - that's the stuff to give the troops.

  • At 11:18 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Update Oh, dear. Daveybloke has been slapped down by the Americans (the people he thought won the Battle of Britain for us) and by, of all things, the French. What's a Tory administration without a spot of war?


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