The Plastic Hippo

December 11, 2011

Economics for dummies

Filed under: Politics,World — theplastichippo @ 2:44 pm

In certain undisclosed locations around the planet, there are are vast piles of imaginary money. A tiny proportion of our fellow human beings make huge piles of real money by moving the imaginary money around from one imaginary place to another imaginary place.

This economic system, according to our Prime Minister, needs to be preserved. Our Prime Minister is clearly barking mad. This humble blog has attempted to refrain from profanity, blasphemy, or anything that might offend you cherished, discerning readers. But, when a weak attempt at satirising the shipping forecast results in a comment from an elected representative suggesting that the admittedly shoddy piece was an insult to dead seamen, the gloves have to come off. David Cameron is a f#cking idiot and so is the Labour councillor currently in post-op after the removal of his sense of humour. Raith Rovers lost again by the way, this time at home to Livingston. One mustn’t gloat.

Cameron went to Brussels wishing to preserve the right of the City of London to screw just about anything that walks, crawls or drags itself across the surface of this sorry planet. It was, he said, “not in Britain’s interest” to sign up to a deal that would save the Euro, jobs, security, welfare, trade and an entire continent. Instead, he flounced out of the discussions because he wanted the rich, greedy bastards that caused the current mess to remain rich, greedy bastards. David Cameron is a f#cking idiot.

Returning to plaudits and hero worship from Euro sceptic fossils like Bill Cash and Richard Shepherd, this fool may have preserved his political life by a few months, bolstered by the support of Tory backbenchers who seem keen on a war. History, though, will remember him as a British Prime Minister that destroyed Britain, Europe and made the poor pay for the lifestyles of the rich and anonymous. By pleasing the Tory herd and his business benefactors, Cameron has turned the clock back to the feudal, medieval dark ages. David Cameron is a f#cking idiot.

It is important in Cameron’s Britain that the Euro should fail. That will allow the little englanders to bleat “nah, nah, told you so”. Unfortunately, if the Euro does fail, Britain, as part of the single market, is doomed. The bulk of our trade is with our European neighbours, apart from the arms deals with repressive regimes that kill children. So if Johnny Foreigner decides to focus on human beings rather than bankers and we decide that rich, greedy bastards are more important than a person with disabilities, we are, to use the vernacular, f#cked. Protecting a square mile of rich, inadequate failures is not the solution to a crisis brought about by rich, inadequate failures. But never mind, the likes of Bill Cash and Richard Shepherd are probably ejaculating into their moleskin trousers even as we speak. David Cameron is a f#cking idiot.

Compliant in all of this are the Liberal Democrats. Oh dear, where do we start? Having abandoned any shred of honour, integrity or pledge, how long will the parliamentary Libdem whores lie back and think of England as the Conservatives subject them to indescribable humiliation? Cameron may have pleasured toothless old crones like Teresa Gorman and secured the vote of angry from Tunbridge Wells, but walking away from negotiations actually weakens the City of London as a commercial centre because Europe will not trust an incompetent used car salesman.

The Liberal Democrats, dressed in rubber and tied to the bed post with billiard balls in their mouths have a clear choice. Either continue to submit to this debauchery or return to the principles they once believed in. There has been talk that this latest spanking could break up the coalition and force an election. This is not the case. Should the easy virtue Libdem MPs support a vote of no confidence in Cameron and his dogging chums, they and other opposition MPs could form a new government within 14 days. That way, they could retain the trappings of power that they crave and possibly spend an evening not on their knees. Fixed term parliament legislation introduced by the coalition will allow this to happen. Sadly, Nick Clegg is also a f#cking idiot.

It is also worth remembering that we did not actually elect this bunch of tossers in the first place.

For the sake of balance and impartiality, the plastic hippo is not a qualified economist, a weather forecaster, a politician or an amoeba. David Cameron, however, remains a f#cking idiot.


  1. you are exactly where I am in regards to the economic system, It is certainly bust nd Cameron is trying to save if or his mates in the City to cream off the last they can get. I am surprised that you did not reference the Inside Story programme last week and showed how much money is being siphoned off to the rich even as the system collapsed.

    We in labour have yet to realise this fully but there are very minute steps along the way to enlightment.

    Comment by ianrobo — December 11, 2011 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

  2. ‘Should the easy virtue Libdem MPs support a vote of no confidence in Cameron and his dogging chums, they and other opposition MPs could form a new government within 14 days.’- Didn’t the rules change as part of the deal that brought us the electoral change referendum, when the percentage needed to pass a no confidence motion end up being raised to a level that means we are stuck with Cameron and co till their five years is up, or the country collapses into anarchy, whichever comes first.
    Sorry to be the bringer of even crappier news.

    Comment by Jon Booker — December 11, 2011 @ 9:08 pm | Reply

    • yes the rules did change BUT I think they are only applicable after 2014, will check

      Comment by ianrobo — December 11, 2011 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

  3. your right it is applicable now

    Comment by ianrobo — December 11, 2011 @ 9:21 pm | Reply

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