Richard Littlejohn casts a caustic eye over fellow Britons. It’s not a pretty sight.
Fish and chips for breakfast was simply a way of giving them an authentic working-class experience to broaden their horizons and drum home the message that not everyone starts the day with organic muesli from Waitrose.
The novelty baseball cap could have been an ironic, post-modern take on the nature of unbridled consumerism or a witty protest about societal stereotyping.
Then again, they could just have been scum. It was then that it dawned on me that the game was up for Labour. We’ve always had what sociologists prefer to call an underclass. But not on this scale and never so visible.
Labour promised a New Jerusalem. They’ve delivered Little Britain.
Of course, public grossness, along with nanny-state fascism, rewarded sloth and reverse discrimination has been something Australia has inherited from the UK’s New Labour cultural nirvana.
The problem here is that those who think they benefit from neo-socialist idiocy are forced to vote.
The Australian today has published (not online) extracts from Littlejohn’s House of Fun: Thirteen Years of (Labour) Madness. It’s a great read that has you seething one minute and chortling the next. There goes another $25 on online literature. Here’s a sample from The Oz:
After the government announced what it described as a shake-up of government priorities, some councils decided to take the guidance literally. Officials in Gateshead began touring chip shops, confiscating salt shakers with more than five holes in them.
They spent 2000 pounds on replacements, which were given away free. Fish and chip shops were issued with five-hole salt shakers instead of the normal 17-hole ones in an effort to get people to use less salt on their meals.
They carried out 15 days of research, obtaining samples of fish and chips, measuring salt content and conducting experiments “to determine how the problem of excessive salt being dispensed could be overcome by design” while still ensuring a “visibly attractive sprinkle”.
Chip-shop owners reported punters unscrewing the caps of the shakers to save time, smothering their food with salt.
Old-style wowsers were equally fanatical and hate-filled but even the most fundamentalist of blue stockings were not quite as stupid as these state-sponsored ‘elfandsafety nazis. It must be embarrassing to at least some on the left that these obsessive morons are even entertained by socialist governments.