Salad Days and Chowder Nights
Should have voted Romaine innit
CHAOS IN OL’ KNIFEY!
“Absolute Scenes” in Westminster
☞ “BEYOND batshit levels of foot-shooting by Team Truss”
☞ It’s a Fracking Madhouse! MPs “Manhandled.”
☞ Truss Reels From Deepening Chaos
☞ Backbenchers Agitate
☞ FARCE MAJEURE: “The government has become a total farce.”
Crispin Blunt, a former justice minister, urged MPs to act. “We need to effect change today in order to stop this shambles and give our country that governance it needs under our constitution.”
Crisp ‘n blunt, indeed!
☞ “Quantifying Britain’s moron risk premium”
[I]f Liz Truss were PM for the next half-decade it would cost the country £11.8bn — almost £2.4bn a year, or £6.4mn a day.
Is that a lot? Hang on, I’ve just been handed this breaking news bulletin…
… don’t make such a Truss … catch the next Truss out of town … Truss, but rarify … all Trussed up with nowhere to go …
“I came into office at a time of great international and economic instability,” says Liz Truss in her resignation speech, ”so… uh, bye!”
Former PM Makes Baffling Statement on Social Media:
LETTUCE ALL CONGRATULATE THE NEW PM:
Liz Lettuce outlines a unifying platform: “We are not anti-Tory or anti-Labour… we are anti-idiot.” So you’re anti-Tory and anti-Labour?
NEW EXCHANGE RATE ROILS MARKETS
Boris To Stand For PM
But Will Tory MPs Stand For Boris?
MEANWHILE, DEEP BENEATH A BRIGHT RED PILLAR BOX AMIDST A COMPLEX WEB OF STREETS AND BUILDINGS IN A QUIET CORNER OF MAYFAIR…
Oy, drop us a tenner? Noin bob? Six shillings and ‘alf-a-crown? Ha’penny? Bob’s yer uncle, mate.
WOT NOW THEN EH?
☞ The Economist: Welcome to Britaly
The argument that Ms Truss or any successor lacks a mandate is flawed in a parliamentary system. But if Parliament is unable to produce a functioning government then it is time to go to the voters. That moment is drawing closer.
Holding elections has not resolved Italy’s problems…
Labour can fix it though, right?
☞ Therese Raphael: Truss’s Exit Leaves Tories at the Last Chance Saloon
While lowering the tax burden should remain a plan for the future, when public finances allow, the government will need to be creative about ways to encourage investment and growth. That should mean an open discussion on immigration, given Britain’s tight labor market, and resolving tensions with Europe over Northern Ireland so that closer cooperation and trade ties can be rebuilt. Dealing with the reality of Brexit means at least acknowledging its economic costs.
Are you ‘avin a larff mate?
MEANWHILE, IN THE COLONIES:
If you didn’t understand any of the preceding absolutely normal British journalism, Daniel Victor summed it up for the provincials. The German press also cut right to the heart of things:
Meanwhile in American politics, Democrats were rugged by defective altruist crypto-grifter Sam Bankman-Fried, and “Arizona GOP Candidate Arrested For Allegedly Masturbating In Truck Near Preschool.”
In a Facebook post from May, Kaufman said he wanted “our children protected [from] the progressive left.”
Adriane Quinlan listened in outside Goldman Sachs:
I’m so happy we got to see you because when we were on the vineyard–
We were gonna do two weeks next year.
We were there five months last year.
And Brian Feldman is back in Defector with a shocking update to his blockbuster investigation into the origins of “Basketball (so funny you’ll pee your pants).avi.”
“I have another clip to show you,” I said. Moments into this next clip, Piltch’s jaw dropped. Over the next 87 seconds, his gaze whipped between the screen and me in stunned silence.
Today’s Song: Minor Threat, “Salad Days”