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What BoJo can teach the PAP

In Humour on 05/07/2016 at 5:27 am

Writing in the Telegraph, Mr Johnson says the government was wrong to offer the EU referendum without being willing – if the public voted Leave – to “explain how this can be made to work in the interests of the UK and Europe”. BBC

Hoz this for gratitude and gall? Before the referendum result was known, he (and others) thanked the PM for calling a referendum. After his side won, he is blaming the UK govt for calling a referendum that he wanted.

Either BoJo is a joke-cracking clown like Bozo, or he is just an unprincipled and shameless rascal. Or both.

No wonder the grandees of the Tory party don’t want as leader and PM.

Whatever, he can teach Tharman and other PAP ministers how to tell good jokes.


Tharman is the Joker

Isn’t his comments on govt acting quickly on property prices, bit like his jokes on inflation, wages?

https://atans1.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/will-hougang-make-the-pap-moan-the-inflation-blues-not-joke-abt-it/

https://atans1.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/tharman-trying-to-tell-jokes-again/

But there are other wannabe jokers too:

Hng Kiang on inflation

A Lee on inflation

And even PM and DPM Teo try their hand:

CoC needed on ministers telling jokes

Where is Batman when S’pore needs him?

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Another Brexit delusion

In Uncategorized on 02/07/2016 at 1:49 pm

Turning London into the ultimate offshore haven.

Some experts have also raised the possibility that the British government could seek to save the financial sector by making the City more attractive as an offshore haven, Nelson D. Schwartz and Patricia Cohen report in The New York Times. “This could lead to London becoming even more like the Cayman Islands and other British territories, skirting around regulations, in a race to the bottom for the financial sector,” Adam S. Posen, a former member of the rate-setting committee at the Bank of England and now president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, said. “This potentially could leave pretty big holes in the financial safety net.”

NYT Dealbook

Another reason why Briexiters remain complacent

In Uncategorized on 02/07/2016 at 6:43 am

And that they can have it all: single maeket access and immigration controls.

The other net contributors will not want to stump out much more, so the scroungers will see payments cut.

PAPexit is like Brexit/ BoJom, another Mao or Fidel or Che

In Uncategorized on 29/06/2016 at 7:37 am

The process of Brexit after 43 yrs in the EU looks like a nightmare. It’ll be long, painful and the destination unknown. It might not even happen. FT quoted a senior British diplomat as saying: “Ultimately Brexit won’t happen.”

Well the PAP have been ruling S’pore for 57 yrs, turning S’pore (with the consent of the voters) into a de-facto one-party state. So kicking the PAP  out of power (PAPexit) will be the beginning of a journey, not the end of the journey. It’s the end of the beginning not the end: Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Winston Churchill
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu163144.html

And we won’t know what the destination will look like. Meanwhile property prices will collapse further. S’poreans will decide to contemplate PAPexit when the PAP can no longer can keep property prices from sliding (Not an original tot, many hold this view) but PAPexit will make the slide worse (for a time at least).

While I’d like the company, on the perilous journey to an unknown destination, of people like Dr Paul Thamby, Dr Ang Yong Guan, Donald Low, Richard Wan, Peter low, Alfred Doswell, Remy Choo, Chris K, Terry Xu, Ravi Philemon, Siow Kum Hong, Yeoh Lam Keong and other Jedi; do I really want the shame and pain of being associated with the likes of s/o JBJ, New Citizen Han Hui Hui, Roy Ngerng, M Ravi, Teo Soh Lung, Tan Jee Say, Goh Meng Seng, Balji and Tan Kin Lian? Or that of the elected MPs of the Wankers’ Party? Or their fellow wankers in the ang moh tua kee brigade, people who “Talk cock, sing song, then sit down and shut up”*, like Kirsten Han, Lynn Lee and other members of the Caring Action Network?

“Waiter, another. Make it a triple”. The company of the latter makes me think that saying No to PAPexit is the preferred option.

After all

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Seriously, let’s toast the heavens that  we don’t have a Boris Johnson (even though I’m a fan.) .

BiJo can walk on water, turn water into wine, or so it seems. and is likely to be the next British PM.

As the FT rightly points out: “Boris Johnson proclaims himself an economic liberal. The votes that put him in this position came mostly from people who prefer the opposite.”

Only an authentic genius can bridge the gap between the two views of the world. Or a demagogue.

Don’t believe those that sneer he doesn’t have a plan. In February, BoJo said: “There is only one way to get the change we need — and that is to vote to go; because all EU history shows that they only really listen to a population when it says No.”

What he was saying was that “Vote No and the rules of the game change.”

He should have been more honest and said:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

Well he’s right. There isn’t the automatic withdrawal that was promised, nor a united EU response, Something is being worked out, though no-one knows what it is: policymakers be making it up as they go along.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

And anyway, all he wanted to be was PM. That was the real plan and  leading the Brexit campaign, the best way of achieving this end

Of such trivial things are revolutions born.


*Not my view only but that of Amos Yee who CAN betrayed.