The news is fucking depressing isn’t it ? Cuts, cuts and yet more cuts and then when you think it can’t possibly get any worse you observe the ghastly school matronly visage of The Daily Heil’s Obergruppenführer, Melanie Phillips on BBC’s Question Time, blithely lecturing us about what is right –
“We should lay off the bankers, I really don’t approve of this lynch mob mentality at all, instead it is right and correct to attack the real enemy within, I refer of course to the “undeserving poor”. In fact let us convince the “working poor” that it is actually the people who claim benefit who have caused this financial shit storm and not the cuddly and much maligned bankers. And then I, Melanie Fuckwit of Fleet Street can continue to complacently chortle into my champagne flute with my rich privileged friends, whilst the proles slug it out. They really are very dim, just give ’em X Factor and cheap booze and they are as happy as the proverbial pigs in shit. Oh and let’s bomb Iran too – of course I won’t be sending my son or daughter into war , but hey , we can put the poor to work and get the unemployment figures down too – it’s a win, win!”
ARGGGH! So turn off your TV, put your feet up, unplug your Jukebox and try another flavour. Here at the VPME we’ll try to soothe away your worries and provide escape and hope in the shape of our our latest pod-cast! And let us not forget “hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” I mean what are you without hope ? A shrivelled, soulless slime sucking shell, devoid of compassion and humanity. In short. . . Melanie Phillips.
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