A Lettuce, a Tofu and a Clown Walk into a Bar…

With a degree and presence within sport and in fitness, my political views and rants are not always welcomed by my athletically-inclined followers on Instagram. So I prefer to keep my sporting identity separate from my other interests, and An Extroversion allows me to do just that. Welcome to another piece on today’s political thoughts that led me to put pen to paper (or hands to keyboard).

Despite keeping my distance from the chaos that England is currently comprised of – literally keeping my distance, I am currently residing in Australia –  I have still been following along. It would be hard not to notice the escalating drama as not-so-Great Britain unravels. The updates as I understand it suggest that our country is now being run by a Lettuce, Suella De Vil has been defeated by ‘woke’ tofu, BoJo is being compared to the turd that won’t flush after he attempted to make an unwelcome comeback following Partygate. Slimy Tories are fishing around and bringing up the dregs of their greedy party, in the hope that one of them might be fit to rule our floundering country.

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A Thatcher wannabe became our PM for an embarrassing 45 days, during which she crashed the economy in the midst of an energy crisis, called for an increase in fracking developments at a time where climate change is an increasingly pressing issue, and made her hedge fund pals even richer whilst the average worker was told to put foil behind their radiators by Edwina Currie, who’s advice-offering skills appear to be just as good as her Strictly Come Dancing skills. The Tory stance is not difficult to spot; their policies are based on making the wealthy wealthier and on the unfounded belief that ‘trickle-down economics’ will benefit everyone, despite being shown time and again that this does not work.

Not known for their empathetic governing, it would now seem that BoJo’s incompetent handling of the pandemic, followed by Liz Truss’ brief yet disastrous appearance, has finally woken sleepy voters to a harsh reality. YouGov polls are showing that Labour currently holds a big lead on the Tories, but unfortunately, since the Tories are the only ones able to call for a general election, it’s unlikely that this will be happening any sooner than 2025.

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However, the Conservatives would have to be blind to not notice the simmering rage at the surface of the UK. It feels as though we are approaching breaking point, and with the population powerless, it seems like the UK is on the cusp of increased protests, or, worse; rioting. I wonder if the bubbling discontent will lead to an eruption before the next General Election is due to take place in early 2025.

I will leave you with an extremely relevant quote, along with a hint of bittersweet irony when you notice the author, who is clearly speaking from the heart:

“When a regime has been in power too long, when it has totally exhausted the patience of the people, and when oblivion finally beckons – I am afraid that across the world you can rely on the leaders of that regime to act solely in the interests of self-preservation, and not in the interests of the electorate.”

– The Turd That Won’t Flush, 2011

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