This 26 July 2019 parody music video from Britain is a parody of the Teletubbies.
By Chris Marsden and Robert Stevens in Britain:
UK: Boris Johnson selects extreme right cabinet
26 July 2019
Newly-elected Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson is now prime minister of Britain’s most-right wing, anti-working-class government since the Second World War.
His is a class war government, with all the main positions filled by representatives of the extreme right of a very right-wing party. On Wednesday evening, Johnson finalised a Cabinet dominated by hard Brexiteers, with former pro-Remain Tories having to sign up to support leaving the European Union on October 31, with or without a deal. He sacked 17 ministers who were either Remainers or allies of outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.
Johnson nominated as Chancellor Sajid Javid, who favours slashing corporation tax from 19 percent (the lowest rate in the G20) to 12.5 percent and has mooted abolishing altogether the 45 percent rate of income tax paid by the richest.
Among the most significant forces in Johnson’s government are those grouped around Dominic Raab, a clique within the Thatcherite Free Enterprise Group involved in publishing Britannia Unchained in 2012. The collection of articles written by Raab, Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Chris Skidmore and Liz Truss argued for deregulation of trade, tax cuts and hiking up the exploitation of the working class, declaring, “The British are among the worst idlers in the world. We work among the lowest hours, we retire early and our productivity is poor.”
Raab was handed the post of foreign secretary and deputy prime minister. Patel is home secretary. Kwarteng is the minister for business and energy and industrial strategy minister.
In the past, Patel has argued for the restoration of capital punishment. … She was forced to resign in November 2017 for organising private meetings with leading Israeli political figures including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
This 25 July 2019 parody music video from Britain is a parody of the song Pretty girls make graves by The Smiths.
It says about itself
The Iain Duncan Smiths – Priti Patel Makes Graves (2019 version)
“Priti Patel Makes Graves” tells the story of a former DWP understudy of ours who recently rose to the rank of Home Secretary.
Came and replaced Esther McVey
She served in Cameron’s cabinet then May’s
A secretary of state, she carries weight
She’d like capital punishment brought back under this government
She lobbied for tobacco
As well as alcohol, you know
‘Cause Priti Patel makes graves
Voted against marriage for gays
She’s often heard to say, “Police do more, police do more!”
But fewer of them she voted for
She’s frightened of the elderly
And disabled in her constituency
An industry spin doctor, for booze and fags she went to war
‘Cause Priti Patel makes graves
Well, she really got far in the world of PR
Her spin will play a trick on ya
She did not tell that in Israel
She had her own diplomatic back channel
That got her sacked, but now she’s back
She’s alright, Jack
A smirk lights up her stupid face
And, well, it would
“Let’s threaten Ireland with no more food”
The sun shines out of her behind
The Chris Marsden and Robert Stevens article continues:
Truss is international trade secretary. Her chosen side project is working with a group of extreme-right political and media figures to secure funding for a Museum of Communist Terror to be established in London. At a recent fundraising dinner, she called for the defeat of
the “monster of the hard left”. The right had been “asleep at the wheel in the battle of ideas” since the end of the Thatcher government, she complained.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the head of the backbench European Research Group, who has been described as the “minister for the 18th century,” will become Leader of the House …
Johnson’s main pro-Brexit rival, Michael Gove, will co-ordinate Brexit policy across the government’s departments, with a mandate to “turbo-charge” preparations for a “no-deal Brexit outcome.” He will work with Johnson’s new adviser, Dominic Cummings …
In the November following the 2016 Brexit referendum, Margaret Thatcher’s former chancellor, Nigel Lawson, wrote an opinion piece for the Financial Times declaring, “Brexit gives us a chance to finish the Thatcher revolution”. Her transformation of the British economy “was done by a thoroughgoing programme of supply side reform, of which judicious deregulation was a critically important part.”…
The pro-Remain former Tory whip Nick Boles complained to The Times: …
“Boris Johnson isn’t our new prime minister, Nigel Farage is.”
Farage is in the US, where Trump hailed Johnson’s victory and said he and Farage would achieve “tremendous things” together. Picking Farage out of the crowd at a Washington rally, Trump said, “I know he’s going to work well with Boris”, who he described as “Britain’s Trump … That’s what they wanted. That’s what they need.”
Writing in the Daily Telegraph about a possible electoral alliance with Johnson, Farage declared, “If he is able to convince us, then together we would electorally smash the Labour Party, he would assume a big working majority, and he would go down as one of the great leaders in British history. All this is possible, but is Boris Johnson brave enough?”
Trump backs Johnson because he is seeking to break up the EU as part of his “America First” agenda. The “alliance” he offers the UK, on which Johnson bases his own strategy, will deepen the descent into trade war—pitching Britain against German and French imperialism—and bring with it further colonial-style wars.
Backing US aggression against Iran is already being described as the acid test of the new alliance, with the Wall Street Journal speculating, “Johnson could simply announce that the UK is joining America’s maximum-pressure campaign and calls for a new (Iran) deal … The rest of Europe would likely have no choice but to join its Anglophone partners—and finally present a united front.”
The dangers presented to the working class are acute.
On Wednesday, as Boris Johnson became prime minister, a Lincolnshire Conservative councillor, Roger Patterson, tweeted that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was a “traitor” and supporter of terrorism who should be “swinging from the gallows like Saddam Hussein”: here.
‘Liberal’ United States New York Times supports Boris Johnson, ‘because he is a good orator’. Dear New York Times: so was Adolf Hitler.