Skip to main content

Why The Grauniad is shit #1,908,787

Via Timmy, here's yet another example of why The Grauniad is a total piece of shit paper which should not be read by anyone with any self-respect (unless it's for the purpose of illustrating precisely how shit it is, he said quickly).
Higher prices may sometimes be justified, but a conspiracy of producers against the public is always the wrong way to bring them about.

Can we just emphasise that point: "... a conspiracy of producers against the public is always the wrong way...".

So, in a paper that wasn't a load of shit—wherein the columnists often contradict themselves within the same article, let alone from day to day—that would be the end of the piece. but, o no, not in The Groan.
In a report on alcohol last month, the home office proposed changing the law so supermarkets are no longer forced to respond to cut-throat competition by selling cut-price liquor. The idea of imposing competition with an eye on the wider public interest could have more general application. Regulators guard their independence jealously, but they need the freedom to apply it more flexibly, because there are times when lower prices come at a high cost.

As Timmy says...
Eh? So with the justification of higher prices being needed you’ll agree to a conspiracy of producers against the public?

What a bunch of fuckwit cunts they are at The Groan. No wonder Polly feels so at home there (and is it just me, or does this leader not carry some hallmarks of Toynbee's writing style?)...

Comments

Quiet_Man said…
It has all the hallmarks of a Pollywobble, but with her thirst for self publicity one can only imagine that without her name on it, it isn't.
Roger Thornhill said…
Also see the classic "dabs" of Socialist Newspeak

the home office proposed changing the law so supermarkets are no longer forced to respond to cut-throat competition by selling cut-price liquor.

"forced"? If supermarkets do not want to do it, the do not do it. No force here.

The idea of imposing competition with an eye on the wider public interest could have more general application.

"imposing competition"? What is "competitive" about price rigging, pray tell?

Bunch of disingenuous inverters!

Popular posts from this blog

Apologia

Your humble Devil apologises for his lack of posting: it has become increasingly difficult to actually put quill to vellum, as it were.

It's not purely that the political situation is rather uninspiring, it is also that I have become very much out of the habit of writing (about politics, at least). As such, every time that I fire up the blogging screen, I feel an incredible weariness.

I asked Pete to blog here because I thought that contemplating the actual mechanics of leaving the EU was important: I wanted to know, as much as anything. My reasons for voting Leave are actually very similar to Pete's, i.e. the rebooting of democracy and power structures in this country: however, he has a knowledge of the intricacies of the technical aspects that is beyond mine and I thought these worth setting down, here, for the record.

I shall try to post a little more frequently going forward. But, please, be warned that the reasons for eschewing this format haven't really gone away. My…

Gove's legacy?

Michael Gove has, quite honourably, said that it was right for Theresa may to sack him as a minister...
"I had six years when I was a government minister. I had a chance to make a difference - I hope that I did."The reforms that Michael Gove made in his time as Education Secretary will come to be seen as the most significant improvements to the British education system since the late 1800s—particularly in the introduction of Free Schools.

Gove made a difference—and his contribution should never be forgotten.