What a load of old pony

Some may not know that ‘pony and trap’ is Cockney rhyming slang for excrement. But if they have the misfortune to read the increasingly detached Peter Oborne writing in the Barclay Brother Beano, they will no doubt reflect on the piece as just that.

Here we are just days after the funeral of the last radical political leader this country had, with the eulogies and the reflections on the transformation she brought about to the competitiveness and standing of the UK, still fresh in our minds.  Yet Oborne, in the style so beloved by the vacuous cabal of media sycophants, presents a ‘nothing new under the sun’ review of Nigel Farage which leads him to a typically brown-nosing conclusion in support of David Cameron and counsel not to ‘lurch to the right’ that stretches the bounds of credibility well beyond breaking point, which includes this:

I think Mr Cameron’s best bet is to stay where he is, and to fight on his record as a brave, competent and radical prime minister. Adopting such an attitude will take nerves of steel, and could lead to his premature exit if the parliamentary Tory party – that increasingly tremulous body – panics, as it probably will.

Brave, competent and radical? Cameron?

Only a shameless sycophant could describe Cameron in such a way.  What Oborne labels bravery is what most people recognise as insufferable ignorance, a refusal of Cameron to be swayed from the destructive path laid out by his masters in the EU and a plethora of international governance bodies.

Competence? A man who declared his war on deficit and debt has barely scratched the surface of the first, while presiding over a terrifying explosion of the second.

And radical?  There is nothing radical in being a lapdog for a self selecting global bureaucracy that has snuffed out anything resembling democracy and perpetuated the slow burn decline this country has experienced since the neo-social democrats wets removed Margaret Thatcher, and who along with their ideological soulmates but rivals for the illusion of power in the Labour party, commenced the reversal of this country’s recovery and the state’s coup over individual liberty, personal freedom and privacy.

But that’s the dumbed down poodle media for you.

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6 Responses to “What a load of old pony”


  1. 1 TheBoilingFrog 25/04/2013 at 10:46 am

    Nice one AM, I thought the piece very patronising towards Ukip to say the least

  2. 2 Joseph 25/04/2013 at 11:36 am

    For the sake of balance you should mention that UKIP voted FOR the latest EU budget and proposed increase, the Conservatives voted AGAINST the budget and increase.

    Perhaps someone from the hypocritical UKIP organisation would like to explain why?

  3. 3 ron b 25/04/2013 at 12:15 pm

    oborne also wrote a load of old pony about iran as well – so totally reasonable and not a threat to anyone at all.

  4. 4 TheBoilingFrog 25/04/2013 at 12:37 pm

    @Joesph, if you’re referring to votes in the EU Parliament then your point is a red herring. Votes there are not simple and often (deliberately) lead to complex dilemmas. Votes can be “bundled” together so you have to vote against one thing which means voting for something else.

    In terms of the budget, by voting for the cut means UKIP agree with an EU budget, which also meant agreeing with more powers being given to the EU as a consequence (what a surprise the Tories voted for it) and there’s no option of voting against the budget altogether.

    Which demonstrates what a fundamentally corrupt organisation that the EU is and also means your simplistic comments can be taken with a large bucket of salt

  5. 5 Sam Duncan 25/04/2013 at 3:42 pm

    Oborne’s “The Triumph of the Political Class” was excellent, but nobody is a better example of the phenomenon than Cameron. If you can’t beat ‘em, eh, Pete?

  6. 6 cosmic 27/04/2013 at 1:18 am

    I get the impression that over the last few weeks a general call has gone out to man the Tory pumps and talk up Cameron. Oborne has been doing his bit.

    The problem for the Tories is that they are in cahoots with the Labour Party in not wanting to address all sorts of questions which people want to talk about, such as immigration and energy policy.

    Now you can define these as right wing if you wish, but they certainly affect a lot of people who would be considered natural Labour voters.

    Cameron’s problem is that he looks completely without any principles and something of a place marker. Another problem is that no one believes a word he says.


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