V-E Day 2


All the great ones are known by their first names: Winston, Maggie and now Boris. And if you don’t know the reference in the heading, go to the link: V-E Day. The world is now a better place.

Given that Boris was born in New York, just like PDT, he could even become President after PDT has served his second term (well, technically). And who knows, the Anglo-sphere may about to be re-assembled.

Does the UK remain John Stuart Mill’s actual island? Can only hope. And there is more to it than just economics. As Alan says, every day is a new beginning coming with endless problems of their own. But for now, you have to celebrate when you can.

Mandate: Boris Johnson has won a mandate for a Tory manifesto which promises to take Britain out of the EU by January 31 and introduce a points-based immigration system

American Leftists Believed Corbyn’s Inevitable Victory Would Be Their Model. Hope they’re right.

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21 Responses to V-E Day 2

  1. stackja

    First we take Berlin then we take Downing Street. WSC lost after VE Day.

  2. I knew this couldn’t be thecurrencylad posting this.

    Guess why!

  3. Roger

    All the great ones are known by their first names: Winston, Maggie and now Boris.

    Johnson’s first name is Alexander.

    Bad omen?

  4. You know what’s great about this? All the Leftist wailing.

  5. Walter Plinge

    Re Victory:


    Extra points if you can guess where this comes from.

  6. Neither Their ABC or The Age seems to want to give this much coverage.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    Doesn’t look like The Economist likes Boris.
    Which is another reason why I no longer subscribe.

  8. mh

    The Sun rises above the pack.

  9. Tim Neilson

    Extra points if you can guess where this comes from.

    “I’m All Right Jack”?

  10. Walter Plinge

    Extra points if you can guess where this comes from.
    “I’m All Right Jack”?

    Well done. Correct.

  11. Rob MW

    I watched that Scottish socialist lady pumping the air when one of her other socialist party member’s won her seat and think, the Scottish irony would make William Wallace turn in his grave.

    After nearly succeeding to force English sovereignty out of Scotland back then, to now wanting to exchange largely modified English sovereignty for totalitarian European Union sovereignty is the stuff that only a (cis) Scotsprick (with or without the dick – pronoun ‘Them’) could come up with.

    It’s going to be interesting to watch Boris deal with remainers Scotland & Northern Ireland.

    With so much E.U law & mandatory decrees written into British statutes I think it’s going to be a bigger than monumental task for Boris’s team to go through all the laws and do the necessary repealing.

  12. Ellie

    I knew this couldn’t be thecurrencylad posting this.

    Guess why!

    Steve refers to Trump, Dot?

  13. It’s the nod to Churchill.

    C.L. will do that when Collingwood fans barrack for Carlton or Essendon, cats living with dogs, real wrath of god stuff, etc.

  14. Iampeter

    A vile socialist and antisemite like Corbyn losing and losing big is something to celebrate.
    But that doesn’t mean Boris Johnson, who is your typical, left wing, believes in nothing conservative, is one of the greats or something.

    Get a grip man.

  15. Ellie

    Ah yes – CL doesn’t like Churchill. He thinks he’s a drunken war mongerer. Like that’s a bad thing. 🙂

  16. MPH

    The Commonwealth would do well to follow the Homeland’s example in this instance.

  17. I Am Putrid is probably right about this one.

    Baddies v baddies or socialists v commies.

  18. max

    Fascist Economy vs Socialist economy

    Chief Justice Roberts and the Fascist Economy
    Gary North

    In upholding Obamacare, which is in fact Pelosicare, Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority opinion.
    To the extent that his opinion has established a precedent, Roberts has at long last legalized open economic fascism to America. Of course, it has been alive and well ever since the New Deal, and really since the First Bank of the United States (1791 to 1811). But now it has been placed under the judicial umbrella of a Supreme Court decision.
    Economic fascism is the doctrine that there is a government-business alliance that makes the nation wealthy or strong militarily. This idea has never had a judicial basis before. Now it does.

    The first fascist agency in post-Constitution history was the First Bank of the United States. It went out of existence in 1811. The Second Bank of the United States created a replacement: 1816 to 1836.

    In the historic case, McCulloch v. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall announced that “the power to tax is the power to destroy.” He got the phrase from the attorneys who argued the case. It was not original with him. Conservatives love to quote that phrase. Conservatives are blind. Marshall used this doctrine to keep Maryland from levying a tax on a private entity: the Second Bank of the United States. In striking down this state tax, Marshall established the legality of economic fascism in America: the government-business alliance.
    Maryland correctly argued that Congress did not have the right to delegate sovereignty to a private agency. This was the judicial heart of the matter. But Daniel Webster, who was the Bank’s legal counsel, argued that Congress did have this right. Marshall sided with Webster.

    The argument of Maryland is never discussed in the textbooks. This is one of those crucial facts in history that has gone down Orwell’s memory hole. Marshall’s creation of tax immunity for the Bank established the central legal principle of central banking. This is the cornerstone of the Federal Reserve System. It is sacrosanct. This is why any reference to Maryland’s case against the Bank is not discussed. The textbooks discuss Marshall’s principle as if the Bank’s position as a private agency under the government’s legal umbrella were somehow constitutional. It is constitutional only because Marshall steadfastly refused even to reply to the central argument of the state of Maryland.

    Marshall’s verbal smokescreen worked. In fact, the decision established this principle above all: A privately owned central bank that is functionally independent of Congress possesses the legal characteristic of federal sovereignty, and is therefore immune from regulation by any lower jurisdiction.


  19. Squirrel

    “Given that Boris was born in New York, just like PDT…” – and Winston’s mother.

  20. W Hogg

    Boris666 is NOT eligible to be POTUS. Period.

  21. Oh come on

    Skip to 4.02 on this clip to see a vox pop of ordinary voters in a northern town. All rusted-on Labour voters, salt-of-the-earth types, all went with Boris this time*. They really don’t like Corbyn (many of them also like Boris) and they want Brexit sorted.

    *pay attention, Conservatives

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