We are all horrified when five people die for no good reason. But the Prime Minister’s performance following yesterday’s attack was horribly hypocritical, insincere, inaccurate schmalz.
At 4.45 pm GMT yesterday, Sky News flashed a banner up on the screen that said ‘Ten Downing Street confirms that Theresa May is safe and well’. I was sorely tempted to screen capture it, and then go on Twitter to say “Oh dear – another hopelessly bungled terrorist operation”. But that might have sounded as if I was making hay from innocently murdered people, so I decided against it.
Twenty-four hours later – when Brits are perhaps jerking the knee less than yesterday afternoon – I’m putting that acerbic observation on the record, because Theresa May has been so profoundly cheesy, hammy and altogether a sandwich short of a picnic about the attack, she thoroughly deserves to be lampooned to death without anaesthetic. In no particular order, my reasons for stating that opinion now follow.
First and foremost, she has been quite the filthiest kettle calling the pot black about the incident. It is impossible to take anyone seriously who – with a track record of using sick and depraved policies to exclude doctors, nurses, the infirm and Waspis from her “society in which everyone can share” – uses the same descriptors to condemn suicidal maniacs. Compounding the crime, she then went out to the Downing Street soapbox and uttered these appallingly ill-advised words:
“Any attempts using violence and terror to threaten our values are doomed….the people of London will go forward together, and never allow hate and evil to drive us apart”
Here she was again, head of a Government using hateful lies and evil greed to drive the British more apart than any government since The General Strike of 1926, promising the opposite of the reality she and her equally unpleasant colleagues have created.
She stood there looking tragic – and said violence and terror couldn’t threaten our values. Gerry Adams must’ve been laughing his head off. So too might all those deprived of litter bins, forced to undress at every airport, facing more surveillance than any other country on the planet, deprived of normal habeus corpus, and seeing the Rule of Law flouted by every one of the élites that have destroyed our Britain.
Worst of all, she poured honeyed rivers of lachrymose praise upon the very emergency services – fireman, NHS workers and the police – she and her kind have systematically cut, underpaid, demotivated and corrupted over the last thirty years. As she spoke, I thought of the measures brought in by former London Mayor Boris Johnson against firemen, his purchase of control railings and high pressure hoses, his collusion with perverts over the Elm House abuse, and his nasty little deal with the Met and Newscorp whereby BBC employees were systematically framed to distract attention away from their own depravity.
Second come the sins of omission. Lest we forget, almost all the mad mullahs on the loose in Britain got under the wire on her watch as Home Secretary, when she somehow contrived to miss every target set for her on immigration control, and not get fired. There’s not much point commenting further on that one.
Third, her claims that it would be “business as usual” in London were just plain daft. The House of Commons has severely cut its public services, huge areas of Westminster and Whitehall are cordoned off, and almost all HoC committee meetings have been cancelled. Security at both the Westminster Palace and MI5 across the river will undoubtedly be increased still further, the security services will demand further losses in liberty alongside bigger budgets for them, and more Met Police will be armed. Londoners will be a little more scared next year and a lot more spied upon…and it is the political class alone who will be to blame for this, for they alone instigated the foreign policies, domestic economic culture of greed, extremist appeasement and slavish strategic alliances that led to it.
Above all, that woefully unqualified class has increasingly colluded with global media and business to spin, obfuscate, distract and just plain lie about what the truth is, and where the blame should lie. The wall-to-wall NewsTV coverage yesterday reflected this from start to finish: cars racing about, interviews with shocked citizens, overhead shots of the Thames, breaking this and breaking that, lockdown here, cordon there, this is an ambulance, that’s a hospital, there’s an MP, here’s a policemen with nothing to say, there’s somebody on the ground with a pixcelated head. It was news for the ADD generation….and whatever you do, don’t give them time to think.
Time to think about why the first ‘positive ID’ of the assailant turned out to be someone serving a prison sentence far from London.
Time to wonder why we remain so nice to the Saudis who give massive and regular support to Jihadists.
Time to question why we have a Special Relationship with a nation whose military and arms supply businesses ensure that the genocidal Islamist party goes on forever.
Time to ask why we spend so much money on intelligence and security when (a) it still seems so easy to perpetrate an atrocity and (b) the perpetrators clearly couldn’t organise a drinks ban at Mecca.
Time to investigate the energy power game about oil that is really top of the bill at this obscene Floor Show.
Time to speculate on how and why the MO of these attacks rarely changes, why ID cards, driving licences and passports are always conveniently left in the vehicles, and why they tend to happen when NATO in general and Mogherini’s EU Army find their support lagging.
Don’t analyse, don’t investigate, don’t speculate
just watch, be frightened, and learn to hate