A Tale of Two Leaders

Take two leaders. One didn’t sing the national anthem. One did something unmentionable to a pigs head. Now while I know which of the two offends me less, do either of those things really matter?




The national anthem is a bit daft and outdated isn’t it? (Not to mention offensive to the Scots). And singing it or not shouldn’t be a massive deal. Pulling faces or obscene hand gestures throughout would be frowned upon, but respectful silence, a moment of reflection for those who were being honoured – not so bad if you ask me.

Putting your genitals in a dead pigs mouth? Well. It really wouldn’t float my boat, but you know what – I am not bothered about that really. We all did stupid stuff when we were young – admittedly none of my youthful misadventures involved carcasses, but you know, I had some questionable hairstyles and a cassette by the Fields of the Nephilim – and I wouldn’t want to be judged for that now.

When it comes down to it I will judge them on their actions in their roles as politicians. What they stand for, who they stand up for and how they would like to shape our society.

I am far more offended by taking money from working people, the gradual destruction of the welfare state and the NHS and the disregard for anyone not part of the 1% than I could be by anything Cameron has done with a pig.

And I am given hope and possibility by the words Corbyn speaks – talk of fairness, a society that cares and peace – these words stir me far more than the National Anthem ever has.

These sideshows (while admittedly entertaining in the case of piggate) distract us from the real issues. Government isn’t a soap opera, there are no cliffhanger, tune in next week moments – they are on a daily basis making decision and taking actions that will effect the world we and our children wake up in tomorrow and next year and in twenty years.

Don’t get sucked in to the nonsense, don’t miss the big stories of what the Conservatives are actually doing today that is scandalous because you are laughing at a Peppa Pig meme. (Funny as they are!). And listen to what Corbyn IS saying rather than focussing on what he didn’t sing.

If I take anything from these two stories, it is that they have allegorical value. While Cameron is doing to the country much as he did to the pig, Corbyn is quietly treating us with respect. I know who I would rather have in the role of PM.

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. lynn
    September 22, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Just wanted to add, for anyone still happy to slate Corbyn for not singing the National Anthem, please remember the time David Cameron thought it was appropriate to take selfies at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

    As always though, I’m wondering when I can cast my vote for Sonya Cisco as PM! 😉

    • September 22, 2015 / 11:00 am

      Quite agree! About the Mandela thing, not the PM thing – not sure I would want the job – they might find out I once bought a Simply Red single…. 😉

  2. September 22, 2015 / 11:40 am

    An excellent post. I don’t particularly care about what Cameron did as a student (even if the image does make me feel sick) or that Corbyn didn’t sing the national anthem. I’m far more interested in how they behave now. Also agree with Lynn about the Mandela thing.
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  3. September 22, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    In a week where potentially striking NHS junior doctors and the potential ending of free school means for millions of primary school children should be receiving headline scrutiny – we instead have this.
    Being a cynic I can’t help but wonder if the timing of Lord Ashcroft ‘s book doesn’t serve to bury bad policy with the added bonus of throwing a PM whose time is coming to an end under the proverbial bus.
    The right wing of this extremely right wing government stands to gain from Cameron’s destroyed rep and the public’s ‘look there’s a spider!’ distraction. We should maintain focus, but as we’ve seem repeatedly over the last year this kind of strategy is annoyingly effective – especially with a complicit print media and running scared BBC.

    Oh, and I had a Fields of the Nephilim album too. Never Simply Red though. That skeleton of shame is yours alone.

    • September 22, 2015 / 4:11 pm

      It was just a single in my defence….there is no defence is there!! Thank you for your comment – absolutely spot on – while everyone is talking pigs terrible stuff is passing by unnoticed.
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  4. Shiv Ferguson
    September 23, 2015 / 8:03 am

    I completely agree with you! Great post. What has annoyed me is that this uncorroborated university stuff is letting the PM get away with not being scrutinised on the other claims in the book. That stuff on Libya is really worrying if he is now thinking of doing Syria. Last night on Newsnight there was no mention of these claims at all. After they reported on the non singing of the national anthem for seven straight days. I am really worried that the BBC has become the TBC. They interfered with the Scottish Referendum and the General Election and their propaganda worked!

  5. September 23, 2015 / 8:10 am

    Good post. I am not 100% convinced about Corbyn, but I do think it great that he is getting the real serious stuff back on the agenda and adding with dignity. I must be in a silo (listening to my Simply Red album!) as Piggate has completely bypassed me. Personally I am a big believer in the National Anthem, but I do agree if you don’t it would be hypocritical to sing it (or worse mouth it silently) so hats off to Corbyn for his stance.

  6. September 23, 2015 / 9:59 am

    Great post…. and I loved that last paragraph – spot on! BTW….. Fields of the Nephilim *sniggers*. X

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