Radio Derb Is On The Air: UKIP Victory, Obama Makes His Move, Etc.
November 22, 2014, 09:04 AM
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Radio Derb is on the air.  To get the podcast, follow the instructions at Taki’s Magazine.   The transcript will be archived on my own website Tuesday morning.

In this week’s podcast I glance across the Pond to cheer the victory by UKIP in Thursday’s by-election at Rochester, in Kent.

Just as in the U.S., the big political parties over there are run by arrogant elites who are out of touch with ordinary citizens—Eric Cantor types. There was a nice illustration of this just before the Rochester election.

Both big political parties were desperate to get their voters out in Rochester, to prevent total humiliation by UKIP. They were sending their Members of Parliament down there to encourage their voters. Well, one of these members was a lady named Emily Thornberry, a wealthy limousine liberal who holds a seat in a tony district of London for the Labour Party—a kind of British version of Nancy Pelosi.

Labour, like our own Democratic Party, was once the party of the working class, but has long since been taken over by leftist intellectuals, social-science academics, feminists and blacks and other identity groups, and champagne socialists like Ms. Thornberry.

Well, Ms. Thornberry was driving around Rochester when she saw a house—a small, looks like three bedrooms, working man’s row house—with three English flags draped across the front. “I’ve never seen anything like it!” hooted Ms. Thornberry, and tweeted a picture she took with her cell phone, under the heading: “Image from Rochester.”

Politicians are not supposed to show their contempt for the common herd right before a critical election. The Labour Party leader was furious, and Ms. Thornberry’s had to grovel.

Yes, interesting things are happening over there. Let’s hope some of it seeps across the Atlantic.

The full Radio Derb playbill:
  • Obama makes his move.  (A gusher of immigration clichés.)
  • The worm turns in Britain.  (UKIP doubles its representation in Parliament.)
  • The puzzle of white supremacy.  (Everyone seems to like it.)
  • Zimbabwe’s First Shopper.  (The succession struggle warms up.)
  • Witch doctors take on ebola.  (And ebola’s winning.)
  • Up for the Cup.  (Better watch it on TV.)
  • Upper Volta without rockets.  (The President tried an end-run around the Constitution!)
  • The voice job.  (East Asians want deeper throats.)
  • Muslim rapists, yes: pickup artists, no.  (Chicks dig jerks, but bureaucrats prefer Muslim rapists.)
  • Shirtgate.  (The feminists bag one.)
  • Bum’s the word.  (Bringing up the rear.)
It’s all there at Taki’s Magazine.