Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jocks trap


Slightly camp gammon robot (© Caitlin Moran) David Cameron has got it all worked out. The party he leads has at its very core the notion of Unionism, the political and emotional shackling together of England and Scotland. But at the same time he knows that it is that very Union that has kept his party away from uncompromised power for many years; even when it can command a majority of English MPs, those pesky Scots just keep saying no, the noo. But I think he’s seized on a brilliant idea; declaring his attachment to the Union in such a bumptious, arrogant, toffee-nosed, stereotypically English manner that he will delight his own party’s Anglo diehards, while ensuring that at any referendum, the vast majority of Scots will be united against him, thus ensuring both his own position, and also Tory hegemony  in the (geographically reduced) United Kingdom forever.

PS: In other news, Cameron wants Britain to make more formulaic, safe, mediocre films, because that’s what people like, isn’t it?

5 comments:

Rog said...

Actually he wanted "more commercially successful" films, which is difficult to argue with.

Billy said...

If he wants to subsidise more commercial films, what's the point? surely they'll do okay?

Tim Footman said...

That's true Rog - in fact it's so sensible it's barely worth saying. Who makes a film hoping it will lose money? I've got a horrible feeling that he said it not because he thought it would have any influence on film-makers, but as a way of defining himself as a defender of the middlebrow. Because what Britain needs now is another dozen movies with corsets and/or crinolines.

Not sure it was even subsidies he was offering, Billy. Just a non-specific pat on the back.

tony said...

Sounds Like "BRAVEHEART 2 " is soon on it's way...........

blackwatertown said...

Re funding films - Try crowdsourcing (kickstarter.com etc).
There was an interesting piece on You and Yours on Radio 4 yesterday - Mon 16th Jan (which I just happened to hear) - in which Stuart Murdoch, he of Belle and Sebastian talks about the musical film he's trying to make called God Help The Girl - good soundtrack.
You can look up the film site on kickstarter