18 October 2019

Brexit playing cards: Ace to Knave of Hearts

Now on to a Red suit.  Two Labour and two ex-Conservative.

Ace of Hearts: John McDonnell

It would take too long to list all of McDonnell's stupid and infantile statements and actions, but he did once quote from Mao's Little Red Book in the Commons and then threw it across the despatch box to the Chancellor, George Osborne, who opened it and declared it was McDonnell's personal signed copy.  There is hope that Hayes and Harlington, which voted 58.2% Leave in 2016, will come to its senses and elect someone a little less thick.

King of Hearts: Sir Keir Starmer

Starmer was a terrible head of the Crown Prosecutions Service, but was knighted for his services.  As he chooses not to be known as Sir Keir, one has to ask why he accepted the honour.  Less intelligent than he likes to appear, he is probably safe in Holborn and St Pancras, which voted 73.34% Remain in 2016.   Make up a card for him anyway - we don't expect to flick all 52 of them into the bin..

Queen of Hearts: Margot James

Back to the Tory traitors.  Margot James was expelled in September 2019 but readmitted in October.  Stourbridge voted 63.66% Leave in 2016.  She is not standing in the December 2019 election.

Knave of Hearts: Richard Harrington

Harrington has already gone from the pack, having decided, even before his expulsion from the Conservative party in 2019, not to stand again in Watford, which voted 51.15% Leave in 2016.  He supported the continuation of NHS funding for homeopathy in 2010, so you get some idea of how bright he is.