04 January 2007

THURSDAY'S OPEN THREAD


I demand suggestions from the galleries on how to annoy Lefties. You may be interested to know that I have more than one or two ideas already, but I'll start the ball rolling with this one

Use the phrase "the Blearite wing of the party"

If your tactic needs an explanation, fine, give it to us. Patience is a virtue. Ideas that impress will be added to the post with a link to your site.

& from the comments

Praise Blair on his courage for invading Iraq - Danvers

Point out that Bush has trebled US aid to Africa and has a better grade degree than Al Gore. - Croydonian

and one I hadn't thought of
Point out that the BNP is also a left-wing party - bt

Special mention to Snafu, the author of Not Proud Of Britain. His site embodies the idea of this thread.

Paul Burgin has done as promised and compiled his own list.

Also, can anyone tell me why Recess monkey continues to break the law?

20 comments:

Paul Burgin said...

Well maybe I ought to redress the balance and do a similar list on my blog ;)

Praguetory said...

Good idea Paul. I was going to run a thread here on how to annoy right-wingers if I got too many of those suggestions placed on this thread. All lefties, go to Paul's blog. Can I be part of the judging committee, Paul?

Anonymous said...

Praise Blair for his courage in invading Iraq - always gets a rise.

Croydonian said...

Point out that Bush has trebled US aid to Africa and has a better grade degree than Al Gore.

Snafu said...

David Cameron is more committed to reducing income inequality than Tony Blair!

Praguetory said...

You're hurting the right and left with that one, Snafu. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

danvers - Doesn't bother a Blairite like me so much.

croydonian - Ouch

snafu - Yeah right

bt said...

Point out that the BNP is also a left-wing party.

Croydonian said...

I cannot say that the Left extended us the same courtesy in the 90s, but I think it is a little ill-mannered to intrude on private grief.

Anonymous said...

In 1936, the then-Labour party leader George Lansbury met Adolf Hitler and praised him as a man of peace.

Praguetory said...

They're never going to be the natural party of government are they, but as you're anon, I can't add to the list.

Richard said...

Remind them that research suggests that people who believe in wealth redistribution are more likely to express racist views than those who don't. So racism is more of a left-wing
characteristic than right-wing. Fits nicely as evidence that the BNP is left-wing.

Praguetory said...

Richard - any chance of a link?

Anonymous said...

I made the Lansbury remarks as it is a bit of pain logging on my PC at times.

Anonymous said...

tell him that the difference between tory and labour is an illusion.

By the way, statistically Tories are more likely to be rubbish in bed.

I'll post the link later

Paul Burgin said...

I haven't forgotten my list Prague, I just want time to have a good natured long rant at it, so it will probably be done during the weekend

Praguetory said...

No worries Paul.

Anonymous said...

Start a campaign to up the credentials of having that hewn worker's son Shaun Woodward as leader / deputy leader.

Marco said...

Bring up the fact that the gap between rich and poor is wider under Blair than it was under Thatcher.

Snafu said...

If football matches are primarily a "working class" past-time, why are there organisations such as "footballers against racism"? There are no cricketing / rugby equivalents as far as I'm aware!

PS Praguetory, I did hesitate before my David Cameron comment above as it can inflame right-wingers as much as left-wingers!