Ian B, this Blog’s “commenter of the year” (I have just awarded him that accolade – Paul Marks, you might win next year if you try hard) has been bashing on and on and on and on and on, and on, about the Puritans. I nearly types Putirans, but I may also save that malapropism for later, as it could be valuable.
For Ian, the Putirans are so, so very up themselves about how Man can (and therefore should) be perfected, in their eyes and by their lights, that they _cannot abide any (perceived, such as, say, fatness, or smoking, or blotchy skin) imperfection_ in any living human creature.
Now, we learn that the EU may be about to – far from penalising “fat people” (what the GramscoFabiaNazis call “The Obese”) , they may be prepared to give them subventions and benefits. Here is a landmark case.
I am now not so sure that I want the UK to leave the EU at all. It’s not that I am fat (I am not, well not very, I weigh about 13.5 stone and I’m 5ft-9″ and I can lift heavy objects and boot them about, although arthritis makes it hard to go down staircases.) It’s that if the EU can get up the noses very badly of, in particular, White-Ethnic-British-fatcontroller-Nazis, then I am in favour of the EU, and I will campaign for the UK to stay in, for ever and ever, or perhaps until socialism will be destroyed at the very least. Perhaps we get into trouble over there because we don’t violently-trash the French-Gubblentment, and its statements, hard enough, since it it Germany that is paying for the circus. Perhaps we ought even to stop and burn more lorries belonging to French “firms”, although I think this would be rather counterproductive really, and would get us into bad odour with others. Perhaps instead, if we did more of French-Gubblentment-trashing more often and more hysterically, we’d be all right, specially with the modern German Gubblentment and even with French People, and we’d even get money back.
Then, UKIP might not even be needed. For we could “be in the EU and at the heart of the EU”, “ignore its “laws” and “directives” “, “take the money”, “trade with whoever pleases us”, and even give disabled benefits to fat people.