For about six years, roughly traceable to the point when the hold of Tony Blair over his party and MPs began to seriously weaken, MPs and media commentators have been warning against a ‘lurch to the left‘. Lurch, lurch, lurchy lurch. Try Googling it.
Inspired by earthquake geology, I figured that plotting these tremors might help pinpoint the coming Spartacist cataclysm we solemnly face. Only vigilance of a type that makes Joe McCarthy look measured and reasonable can save humanity. And especially those bits of it who unfortunately just earn too much to pay their tax like the rest of us.
So I’ve decided to keep an eye on this one.
Though this annoyingly lazy journalistic choice of lexis started off being used against those associated with liberalish-lefty-semi-labourites Compass, the purported culprits have been… well, pretty much anyone who isn’t widely accepted to be a tribal Blairite.
Since those hallowed words were first penned, the field of inclusion in the lurchers’ first 11 has widened significantly. Even unto the founding minds of New Labour, and their most avid disciples.
You know, people who gave loads of money to investment bankers, and that. Pinkos.
So I thought I would start of with this peach from Peter Oborne’s sub-editor, and follow, quick fire style, with another, like the chatter of an illicit American M16 in the sweaty hands of a ‘centrist’ Nicaraguan Contra death squad.
Until we are drowned under relentless waves of crypto-communist Labour moderates, or hacks stop pumping out this tired, empty nonsense –
KEEP LURCHING, COMRADES.