Britain’s PM seeks to ‘steady’ the Titanic

Here’s David Cameron using an unfortunate nautical metaphor to announce his resignation after a majority of Brits voted this week for the Brexit:

I will do everything I can as Prime Minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months, but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.

That would be a neat trick, steadying the Titanic now that it has already hit  the iceberg. Britain is going down, thanks to Cameron and his fellow austerity freaks who thought the way to weather the recession was by imposing further hardships on the poors while helping the rich get richer. And who stupidly assumed most Brits, especially in the poorer parts of England, would vote to remain in the European Union, even though they needed someone or something to blame for the fact that their quality of life is, at best, stagnant.

Last year a British journalist put his finger on the problem while poking fun at The  Sunday Times so-called Rich List:

The Rich Listers are over 100 per cent better off than they were 10 years ago, this despite most of the decade being taken up by the worst recession since the 1930s. By contrast, the average Briton is only as well off as they were before the financial crisis (by some measures they may be worse off). If things have improved for the rich over the last decade, over the last year, they’ve really powered ahead. To join the Rich List this year, you need £100m, a rise by £15m since 2014.

Cameron is on the same ship with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and other neolib Democrats in America who know the natives are restless but think they can still win elections by fooling them into believing renewed prosperity is just around the corner.

Stating the obvious, Hillary is damn lucky she’s running against the boorish and blatantly bigoted Donald Trump rather than against a smarter demagogue who would know how to more effectively capitalize on the hypocrisy and cowardice of the Dem establishment.

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1 Response to Britain’s PM seeks to ‘steady’ the Titanic

  1. I’ve talking to Brits visiting here in NY, who are appalled. But the younger ones admitted they hadn’t voted! At least one has signed the “Regrexit” petition.


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