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Justaboy Sun 11-Jun-17 00:04:39

And it came to pass, in the land of Britain, that the High Priestess went unto the people and said, Behold, I bring ye tidings of great joy. For on the eighth day of the sixth month there shall be a general election.

And the people said, Not another one.

And they waxed wroth against the High Priestess and said, Didst thou not sware, even unto seven times, that thou wouldst not call a snap election?

And the High Priestess said, I know, I know. But Brexit is come upon us, and I must go into battle against the tribes of France, Germany, and sundry other holiday destinations. And I must put on the armor of a strong majority in the people’s house. Therefore go ye out and vote.

And there came from the temple pollsters, who said, Surely this woman will flourish. For her enemy is as grass; she cutteth him down. He is as straw in the wind, and he will blow away. And the trumpet of her triumph shall sound in all the land.

And the High Priestess said, Piece of cake.

And there came from the same country a prophet, whose name was Jeremy. His beard was as the pelt of beasts, and his raiments were not of the finest. And he cried aloud in the wilderness and said, Behold, I bring you hope.

And suddenly there was with him a host of young people. And he said unto them, Ye shall study and grow wise in all things, and I shall not ask ye for gold. And the sick shall be made well, and they also will heal freely. And he promised unto them all manner of goodly things.

And the young people said unto him, How shall these things be rendered, seeing that thou hast no money in thy purse?

And he spake unto them in a voice of sounding brass and said, Soak the rich. And again, Pull down the mighty from their seats.

And the young people went absolutely nuts.

And they hearkened unto the word of Jeremy, and believed. For they said unto themselves, Lo, he bringeth unto us the desire of our hearts. He cometh by bicycle, with a helmet upon his head. And he eateth neither flesh nor fowl, according to the Scriptures. For man cannot live by bread alone, but hummus is quite another matter.

And the High Priestess saw all these things and was sore. And she gathered unto her the chief scribes and the Pharisees and said unto them, What the hell is going on?

And they said unto her, It is a blip, as if it were a rough place upon the road.

But they said unto themselves, When the government was upon her shoulders, this woman was mighty. But now that she has gone abroad unto every corner of the land, she stumbleth. For surely it is written that ruling and campaigning are as oil and water, and there shall be no concord betwixt them.

And the chief scribes wrote upon tablets, saying, Jeremy is false of tongue. He hideth wickedness in his heart. And his sums do not add up.

And nobody paid any attention.

And the elders rose up and said to the young people, If ye choose Jeremy, he will bring distress in your toils and wailing upon your streets. Do ye not remember the nineteen-seventies?

And the young people said, The what?

And the elders spake again, and said to the young people, Beware, for he gave succor in days of yore to the I.R.A.

And the young people said, The what?

And the young people said, Jeremy shall bring peace unto all nations, for he hateth the engines of war that take wing across the heavens. And he showeth respect for all peoples, even unto the transgender community.

And the elders said, The what?

And it came to pass that the heathen of this land came among the people, with fire and sword, and slew many among the faithful. And great was the lamentation.

And the High Priestess waxed exceeding wroth and said to the people, Fear not. For I shall bind your wounds and give ye shelter from the heathen, and shall take up the sword against them.

And there came again pollsters from the temple, who said, Will the people not vote for her in this hour of need?

And nobody paid any attention.

And it came to the vote.

And the elders went up to vote, and the young people. And the young people were as a multitude. And in the hours of darkness there was much counting. And the young people watched by night, and the elders went to bed.

And there came in the morning news that the High Priestess had vanquished the prophet Jeremy. But the triumph of the High Priestess was as the width of a nail. And she was vexed.

And the elders and the chief scribes and the Pharisees spoke among themselves, yea, even in the corners of their houses.

And there was great rejoicing amidst the multitude of the young. And they took strong wine, and did feast among themselves. And there were twelve baskets left over.

And of the pollsters there was no sign.

And the people saw Jeremy and said, Surely this man has won? Doth he not skip in gladness like a young hart upon the hills?

And there was great murmuring among the elders. And they said unto themselves, Weep not. For the High Priestess doth but prepare the way. Cometh there not one who is greater than she?

And they said, Behold, for the hour of the redeemer is upon us. And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Prince of Peace. And they cried in one voice, Boris.

And the young people said, Oh, shit.

And the people gave tongue, and made supplication unto the Lord, saying, Lord, let our cry come unto thee.

And the Lord thought the whole thing was absolutely hilarious.

And then the people said, Lord, what shall we do regarding Brexit? For henceforth the High Priestess shall be as weak as a newborn lamb. How shall we hope for continued access to the single market?

And the Lord said, The what?

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HappydaysArehere Sun 11-Jun-17 14:17:28

That is priceless. I love it! The absolute truth. Thank you.

HappydaysArehere Sun 11-Jun-17 18:06:14

I have printed this off to show the family. Cannot understand why you haven't had "a multitude" of responses. Showed it to dh and he was laughing out loud. Come on everyone! A round of applause is due.grin

OnlyRose Sun 11-Jun-17 18:07:34

You could maybe link to the original New Yorker piece? hmm

feellikeanalien Sun 11-Jun-17 18:09:53

Just brilliant!!!

OnlyRose Sun 11-Jun-17 18:10:34

Here you go: The Book of Jeremy Corbyn
www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-book-of-jeremy-corbyn

Maudlinmaud Sun 11-Jun-17 18:13:35

grin

PortiaCastis Sun 11-Jun-17 18:25:31

grin Brilliant I am impressed with the excellent writing. Quick go forth OP and flog your wares to the highest bidder

ImperialBlether Sun 11-Jun-17 18:26:28

It's an article in the New Yorker, Portia, not the OP's own writing!

PortiaCastis Sun 11-Jun-17 18:27:11

Oops ok but tis hilarious anyway

Justaboy Mon 12-Jun-17 21:14:48

Nooo it wasn't my work, it was copied and pasted from another news group!

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HappydaysArehere Tue 13-Jun-17 19:16:27

Well done anyway Justaboy and thank you OnlyRose for the link.

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Tue 13-Jun-17 19:22:46

That's brilliant! grin

Justaboy Wed 14-Jun-17 00:41:53

There is or was a website once where you could write in plain English and it would convert it to Medieval English and well as biblical terminology. It also converted plaintext to Morse code and a sort of Enigma code too!

Dammed if i can find it anymore, quite amusing;)

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HappydaysArehere Fri 16-Jun-17 15:04:46

That website sounds interesting.

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