Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Labour Cnuts

This past week has taught the good serfs of blogdom to be very careful indeed about their choice of epithet for the powers that be, lest you find the fourth estate (muck-)raking through your wheelie bin at 3am. Well-mannered loons have, of course, no need to descend to crudity or profanity to convey their opinions of those that misrule us.

To business though, it struck me this week that Gordon Brown reminded me of nothing more than famous old King Cnut*, desperately trying to turn back the incoming tide. Of course in the PMs case it's a tide of revulsion that he is attempting to block, as discontent among the electorate with New Labour's many and varied failures seems to increase by the day.

A Cnut in the Brown stuff

Similarly his fawning acolytes are themselves revealed to be a bunch of Cnuts, each of them trying to hoodwink us with claims to be our saviours, claims that are all the more outlandish given that 12 years of their unenlightened rule have led us to this sorry state. No matter what tall tales they try and spin however, these Cnuts will not succeed in turning the tide in their favour.

Scholars and/or pedants among you will doubtless recall that old King Cnut was actually demonstrating to his slavishly devoted followers the limits of his kingly power. He could no more turn the tide back than sprout wings and fly to the moon. Perhaps someone should tell our modern day Labour Cnuts the same thing.

Nae man can tether time nor tide;
ye'll soon be skelped on your backside!


*King Cnut is sometimes known by the anglicised form, Canute.

5 comments:

scunnert said...

The Cnuts are a fairly large family with branches all over the world but still keep their headquarters in London.

forfar-loon said...

Nah, that's Coutts you're thinking of scunnert.

subrosa said...

I thought it was Rothschild.

tris said...

That was a brilliant wee piece, which somehow I managed to miss until now.

Thanks Loon.

The illustration is priceless.

forfar-loon said...

Cheers tris, been a bit too busy (as usual) to do much blogging of late. Must try harder...