Through a Glass Darkly

On June 23rd 2016, the UK went to the polling booths to take part in a referendum   mandated by the Conservative party. In or out of the Euro union, it was a pretty serious activity and the person in charge of the operation who actually made the “stay in “vote impossible, was none other than the Prime minster, David Cameron. Undoubtedly, he clearly misjudged the possible situation and the consequences of what can only be referred to as political hubris. He must have made the decision with the help of his Oxford Bullingdon drinking associate George Osborn, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. That’s the trouble with getting to the top with the assistance of Oxbridge nepotism, especially when the chips are down. Leadership requires the applicant to be a leader. Cameron has the nepotism factor but lacks the leadership and even having a clever ambitious wife pulling the strings in privacy, wont help with the more serious problems. Cameron had no doubts that he would achieve his Euro dream and must have been devastated when the “leave the union people” won the vote. Within twenty four hours all hell broke loose; plans were in situ for the Euro mafia to remove the UK from the European market making Heath and Thatcher turn in their graves as both had used the common market believing that their negotiations was a way to enter the history books as political giants. One can understand how they must have thought, but such covert megalomania that so many politicians suffer from, is dangerous for both national and international politics. One wonders what happened to the Euro market place which the British public believed they were voting for in 1975 as opposed to the bureaucratic behemoth that would slowly depose the national governments of some of its members. The British public were conned into signing up for their national political death and that included many naive politicians. Few people realised the advent of the slow insinuation of the United States of Europe until, forbidden misshapen carrots and bent bananas were an indicative precursor of the political emasculation that was being created. This covert insinuation greatly helped the “leave vote” achieve victory.

     The “stay in defeat” was partly caused by the Osborne/ Cameron shams which they spuriously promulgated, hoping that the people would believe their dissimulating lies and and fiscal fantasies. Well they didn’t; the public are not that stupid. Cameron with his chubby face might well believe what he was saying, even if they were based on self deceptions, but Osborne is clearly a gambler like his blood relative ancestor, John Aspinall, the Oxbridge trained gambler. Our chancellor reminds me of Richard Nixon’s attempt to become the president of the USA. Nixon lost out to Kennedy when a photograph appeared showing him with a four-day stubble with the significant text :-“would you buy a second hand car from this man?” Osborne might not have similar photos in circulation but I would neither buy a car nor rent a property from him.

The Victorians thought they could tell what a person was by a psychological fantasy called phrenology, a medical diagnosis that apparently indicated the personality and character of a person by feeling and interpreting the bumps on their craniums. Doubtful indeed! Phrenis is Greek for mind and continuing with creative etymology, we arrive at the Middle English word “expression” derived from the Latin word exprimere which means “press out”. Continuing with the Greek style of esoteric interpretation, I have created the word exprimology, meaning assessing a person’s character by the often nebulous obfuscation reflected on his or her face. Confused? Not when you examine the expression on Osborne’s face and know that Charles 1st gave the Osborne family their Baronet’s title for his successful role as Tax Collector extracting taxes from the indigenous Irish; a profession that continued even when he worked for Cromwell after Charles had been beheaded. Later, after Cromwell had left Ireland, the Osbornes stayed in Ireland until the uprising in 1921when they dropped their Anglo Irish status and fled to England. Perhaps, it’s in Osborne’s genes and DNA that makes me wonder, Chancellor or Chancer ? Perhaps both !

     Thankfully, thanks to his mendacious claims, prior to the referendum, he wont be taking over the leadership of the Conservatives although there have been indications that that was what he intended when he hid his Irish heritage from the voting public with a significant silence. Maybe his plans have a futuristic quality. He is still a relatively young man and taking the essence of Duncan Smith’s famous words, one must never underestimate a person’s silence.

   To revert back to the consequences of the result of the referendum, those in favour of staying in,  claim only future gloom  with very serious  repercussions dominating   the state of the nation, although nobody but nobody knows how things will eventually develop, least of all those who mouth flawed theories. (including some of the sanctimonious BBC and media/press pundits) It might have been better to stay with our European contemporaries but for now it would appear that we are stuck with the dictates of a democracy, an oxymoronic statement if I have ever heard one. On the other hand, it could be the political phoenix rising out of the ashes of a burning establishment. Only time will tell, but one thing is certain, good or bad, there will be massive changes and an intensive shake up of the governing educated working/middle classes, who have possibly met their hypothetical nemesis in waiting. These wannabes are desperately unhappy to see their egotistical political ambitions, as heir apparent to  the “Throne of Politics”,  have been shattered. I believe that most pretenders are in the mould of Oxbridge created mediocrities which even includes Boris Johnson. He might suffer from personality peccadilloes but he was a competent Mayor of London. Under pressure he made some good judgements and it would have been possible that a deeply buried wisdom would have enable him to lead the Conservatives forward progressively regardless of his considerable ego. Perhaps he was frightened by the threats of the Conservative Mafia?

   Another problem on the political horizon is Jeremy Corbyn who is suffering the victimisation of jealousy felt by the Labour wannabes whose envy manifests what the Red Indians referred to as speaking with forked tongues.  Such politicians might start off as idealists, straight out of university, but after a few years, instead of upholding genuine pragmatic politics, they often drift into the iniquity of party politics, give speeches of specious logic and uphold anything that will maintain their personal status quo. The Labour politicians are attempting to destroy what they consider to be a dangerous rival by publically denigrating Corbyn with fictitious accusations. Notwithstanding , instead of victory it might well end with an internal labour coup d’etat that usurps the seats of the existing power that is so dear to both the Labour and conservative parties.

Copyright: Dorian van Braam August  2016  (