Sunday, 18 January 2009

The Dark Lord thinks we're all thick

At the CBI Dinner, Count Mandelson regretted ordering the steak.


His Sliminess himself, Dark Lord Mandy of Airstrip One, has been charged by the Brown Gorgon with the task of promoting British business. His idea of doing this is to tell us that nobody in this country is any use at running a business.

I quote:

Lord Mandelson, the man chosen by Gordon Brown to help British business survive the recession...

See? His job is to help British business survive the recession. Yet he plans to part-privatise the post office by selling it to a Dutch firm. Why? Well...

He signalled that the reason Dutch managers were likely to be brought in to run Royal Mail was because British managers were not capable of turning the public-sector business into a success.

British businessmen are no use. Thus spake the Dark One. The same Dark One whose job it is to promote British business. What a fine job he's doing. For the EU, of course. Not for us.

I wonder if the MP's sitting in the House of Commons will have any say in his decision? They had no say on Heathrow. They will have no say on the Gorgon's new bin taxes. Parliament is just a place to put people who have no other use nowadays. A political version of Remploy. They aren't allowed to actually decide anything. The EU and the Gorgon deal with that.

Those few MP's who responded to the receipt of their copies of 1984 did so with derision. We are paranoid, they said. Totalitarian state? Dictatorship? This is a democracy. I expect the more witless among them still believe that even though their unelected, unwanted and undead Business Monster is trying to remove the 'British' part from the phrase 'British business', while their unelected, unwanted and unpleasant Prime Monster overrides Parliament on every issue he can.

They don't care about Parliament, these people. How can they expect us to believe they care about us?


Update: It seems every other UK business is forbidden to advertise jobs overseas. Funnily enough, there's a provision in the Criminal Justice and Immigration act that allows Jacq the Ripper to do this without messing about with all that tedious democracy nonsense.

Does any new law get debated in parliament any more? If not, what are we paying them for?

25 comments:

max the impaler said...

What an insulting bastard....from a man who knows fuckall about business.

K. McEgan. said...

I have been scratching my chin.It strikes me that you all stand around saying "Isnt it terrible?" yet do nowt.Blogging is all well and good but is it not time for HARMONY OF PEN AND SWORD?

Anonymous said...

Probably the only thing he is right about. Brit "managers" are bunch of inept muddlers, and famous for it around the world.

Old Holborn said...

Mandy knows EVERYTHING about business.

He's a multimillionaire and just keeps getting richer, no matter who gets hurt.

Just be happy knowing that he will leave his fortune to no one. No dynasty, no Mandelson Empire, just a bitter, reviled serpent dying a cold lonely rich mans death on the shore of Lake Luzern, surrounded by priceless tat.

The only people attending his funeral will be those either shafted by him or his creditors. No one who loved him. As his cold, brittle body is lowered into the cold brittle earth, Atlas will shrug. A few hacks will pick over his sordid existence to earn a few pounds and buy more whiskey.

Politics has always been full of these "businessmen" and they are always forgotten. Their wealth keeps cats homes alive, auction houses in commission and editors in a quick obituary half page.

Fuck him. It costs me not one penny to loathe him, yet I may save a fortune by recognising his ilk a mile off and keeping my money away from him.

Carry on Mandy. All of us need an anti Christ to show us how bad things can really be, and you'll do. Perfectly.

I can only hope you reap what you have sown.

Anonymous said...

What really fucks me off is that the cunt has not been elected to his current position. He is unelected Oh but I forgot the one eyed cunt was not elected as PM.

Earthlet Nigel said...

They should use procedure to call for a vote of no confidence, and remove these cunts once and for all.

There is not even a facade of democracy with these two unelected dictators, both need shafting, trouble is Mandy would possibly enjoy. Should remind him of Edward III who enjoyed a hot shafting

W.W. said...

To be fair to him (which is more than the slimy cunt has ever been to us)
I would imagine he's taking into account that there have been enough people retarded enough to vote Labour into power at the last three elections.

On that basis he is probably right, because all things being equal the fuckers should be swinging from lamposts.

W.W.

Old Holborn said...

Mr Egan

Your few words have just been read by up to 100,000 people, courtesy of a few words by leg Iron, couresty of a free blog.

No wonder the 646 are SHIT SCARED of the Internet.

Pens have brought down many a regime. The USSR was not brought down by force, it was brought down by a few chosen words, written by nobody's.

Imagine that.

K. McEgan. said...

Aw schucks and here was me about to stop following.There is a Mac in front there,mighty whitey tried to rip it off in translation.The Soviet Union fell due to Svetlana wanting Levi 501s.But I'd prefer to see a peaceful revolt.Call me K. When I was in the Naval Reserve in 2000 we were asked by the Ruperts if we'd shoot those disrupting petrol supplies.HMS Flying Fox.

The Penguin said...

And I slagged him off earlier, the unelected cunt.

What experience does he bring to the role of advising business leaders?

Cock Sucking? Buggering small boys?

The Penguin

The Lord Of Darkness said...

Careful! I know where you live!

TractorStats said...

I suggest huge communal bomb fires with all wheelie bins cast upon the flames, could be considered a carbon copy protest the footprint of Joe public up the back side of this dictatorship. A rubbish comment really.

Anonymous said...

"Your few words have just been read by up to 100,000 people, courtesy of a few words by leg Iron, courtesy of a free blog."

Up to. That's like Up to a thousand jobs will be created........ It means between nought and a thousand.

And even if it was a hundred thousand which it isn't, So what ? More people read the Christian Science monitor; leg iron is an illiterate, a whining political ignoramus and an idle, layabout believer in an entirely illusory BlogMovement,which is, in fact, a toilet wall for warring idiots whose whose only discernible unified purpose is to say cunt or hoon or preferably both. Nothing, absolutely nothing has been accomplished by any political blogger, ever. And please don't sound off about Hain or Levy or Brown, or, God save us, Mandelson, who was, according to you guys, toast within a week of being appointed - Must go, Can't last. Nor could Harman, Brown, Abrahams, Spelman, in fact, anyone who is in the news even briefly, can't last, gone by the weekend. Most of you, Guido, especially, whose vain star wanes daily, were convinced that McCain would win the US election for no other discernible reason than that you wanted him to, same with Glenrothes, Labour would lose because you hated Labour, this is political analysis of such a dismal, pisspoor order that even if a hundred thousand people are reading, all of them, bar the twenty who post here, must be pissing themselves.

There is nothing clever here, nothing funny, it is like the rest of the so-called political blogs, vain, squalid and pointless, there is nothing that anyone would read more than once, it is a joyless shithole, repetitive, tedious and immature, peopled by nutters, egomanaics and emotional cripples. Only good thing about here is that the author doesn't refer to himself in the third person, like his hero and amenuensis, Fawkes, the Jimmy Saville of the blogs.

In real world demographic terms nobody gives a fuck what happens in blogworld, its just vanity publishing for people who can't even write but see messages from God in their word verifications. How so cool is that? This is politics, Jim, but for pygmies.

Night Watchman said...

Anon 02:26

Go to bed, Mr Draper. It's late.

The Penguin said...

Anonymong 2.26

Whatever else he is, Leg-Iron is not illiterate. His use of prose is close to perfect, rarely does he resort to swearing for example. So your argument is deeply flawed. Try and get a life.

The Penguin

Anonymous said...

Probably the only thing he is right about. Brit "managers" are bunch of inept muddlers, and famous for it around the world.

Fuck off-

Overseas Director of seven companies

BulloPill said...

Whilst agreeing entirely with the general thrust of your post, I have to say that the MP to whom I posted a copy of 1984 (accompanied by a letter explaining my reasons) responded courteously. He thanked me and indicated that the point was taken. He's Peter Luff, MP for Mid-Worcestershire. He also promised to read the book again.

Shirking From Home said...

Great article.

Dave h. said...

Cheer at this morning's news from the enthusiasticEqualities and Human Rights Commission that Britain "...is the best country in Europe to be in if you're not white."

Ta Trev, nice to know it's official at last.

Anon @02:26 rather well put. "peopled by nutters, egomanaics and emotional cripples" I agree absolutely.

Henry Crun said...

Well said OH, although we should know by now not to trust anything Lord Mandelsailor of Much Felching In The Wold says or does.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but what is British business?

Take electric power generation, for example, a very strategic British business. A glance at BERR data shows that there were 298 generators in service at the end of 2008 providing an installed max output of 78,024 MW. Of that capacity:

23% is wholly British owned (18,427 MW)
17% is part British owned (12,990 MW)
60% is foreign owned (mostly the big power stations).

"His Sliminess himself, Dark Lord Mandy of Airstrip One, has been charged by the Brown Gorgon with the task of promoting British business. His idea of doing this is to tell us that nobody in this country is any use at running a business"

Well, OK, but did anybody get a chance before the profit-takers got in?

DZ

mikey said...

mandleson, you utter cunt piece, we are coming for you, you vile little shite

Leg-iron said...

Anonymous 19 January 2009 02:26

Greetings, O Righteous. You sound somewhat miffed. Why would that be? We are, after all, nothing but words on a screen and as you say, nobody's reading them. Why, I'm not even reading them myself, and neither are you. So what could have you so irate?

leg iron is an illiterate, a whining political ignoramus and an idle, layabout believer in an entirely illusory BlogMovement,which is, in fact, a toilet wall for warring idiots whose whose only discernible unified purpose is to say cunt or hoon or preferably both

I have used the word 'Hoon' to refer to the man who bears that name, but only rarely. Swearing is not as big thing with me as it is with you. Let's take the rest of your in-depth analysis:

Illiterate: Judge for yourself. Oh, I see you have.

Idle, layabout: Well, I'm just back from work. I was there all weekend too. If you prefer to believe I'm some Stella-swilling, Burberry clad benefit scrounger, be my guest. It's a standard Righteous put-down and it's really rather tiresome now. I won't respond to that one at all.

Believer in some kind of blog movement: No. I write, some read, many don't, some agree, some don't, that's all there is to it. It costs me nothing but a little time. No effort or expense. I'll write even if nobody ever reads it. This gets it out of my system so I can relax a little.

Political ignoramus: I have no political ambition. I don't want to be elected to anything. I don't want power over anyone else. I don't belong to any political party. I can, however, read.

There is nothing clever here, nothing funny,

It's not meant to be funny. Whether it's clever or not depends on whether you or I are the smarter. Since I don't know you, nor you me, it's impossible to decide.

In real world demographic terms nobody gives a fuck what happens in blogworld,

That's true, Most of the people I talk to in the real world don't read or write blogs. Lucky for you, my verbal abilities are as limited as my literacy, eh? So nobody listens when I speak, nobody reads when I write. Therefore you need not worry about me. I pose no threat to you.

its just vanity publishing for people who can't even write but see messages from God in their word verifications.

I have a considerable list of publications, which you will now repeatedly demand proof of. Unfortunately they have my real name on them and I'm not about to hand out my name to the unhinged.

And finally, I have no God and no heroes. There's no great conspiracy, no underground movement, no secret army here with me. It's just me. I've driven you close to apoplexy, all by myself.

And I'm not even a whole one.

Over to you, Anonymous.

Leg-iron said...

The 'all British managers are crap' argument is not correct.

I've worked with managers who were excellent and I've worked with others who would have best served the interests of the company by moving to a competitor. Now I work for myself. I'm my own manager.

Wheher a manager is any good does not depend on the title 'manager'. It depends who you put in the job.

Lately it seems the sycophant and the bully have been promoted into managerial positions instead of those with ability. Any criterion except ability seems to be the watchword when selecting staff nowadays.

There are some excellent managers out there. The trouble is, most of them aren't currently managers.

Old Holborn said...

"There are some excellent managers out there. The trouble is, most of them aren't currently managers"

Perfect.

The Righteous don't want managers. Managers ACHIEVE. Managers DELIVER.

The Righteous want focus groups, discussion, false deomcracy, representation, cohesion, inclusiveness.

You can always spot a Righteous. When they hold the meeting (the endless meetings) they'll do all the talking whilst telling you how important your voice is.

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