The Snap Election: Not a One-sided Game

A media review from Planet 227

by Greg Cullen

According to Wikibooks ‘Snap’ is a very easy game to play: ‘When two cards are laid of equal value, one player may call “Snap!”’  Perhaps that’s why Tories are queueing up to hand Theresa May her cards, even calling ‘Snap’ at the right time seems to have been beyond her. Theresa, or as I like to call her, Teaser, or Tazer Maybe-Maybenot tried to Trump a Joker with her Queen.  I’m not sure what game that is, but it ain’t ‘Snap’!

Playing cards © g4ll4is CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Playing cards © g4ll4is CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The mainstream media (MSM as it’s now called) like to call Corbyn a Marxist as if that’s a bad thing. The Financial Times take Marxists seriously because they have analytical tools that seek to reveal the balance of opposing forces, not because they wear socks with their sandals, live in squats and only listen to Rage Against The Machine. It’s not like me to give the Tories and the MSM advice but they really need a decent Marxist think-tank before embarking upon another game of ‘Snap’. Had they one they would never have so arrogantly presumed a Snap General Election was a one-sided game.

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