Here is the spreadsheet of how much it takes to rent a Tory. The surprising finding is just how little it takes to gain influence with these people with Teresa Villiers at just £2000 if paid in Roubles. Times must be hard …
Our chancellor costs just £6000 for example. He is currently serving beer and full English Brexits at Wetherspoons for hardly any inducements.
If you want access to the very top, you might want to try something a little more exotic, with Brandon Lewis at circa £50K.
Write to your chosen MP and make some gentle enquiries about the money. Ask them if they will offer you personal services for a knockdown price.
I have never met a Leaver able to present me with even a single example, since we joined it, of the UK having to abide by an EU law or regulation that we were not fully involved in framing. Collectively, Leavers have proved incapable of providing so much as one instance of where we have had to accept ‘orders’ from Brussels or Berlin. I have come to the conclusion that Bexiters are the dupes of social media and of a press containing some of the most poisonously mendacious newspapers in the free world, kidding themselves that they have given the subject considerable ‘thought’ when the truth is that they have lapped up the lies of ‘chicken’ Boris as a consequence of that the well-attested English disease of reflexively fellating anyone with an RP accent. Ask Brexiters what they know of the origins and purpose of the EU and it is always ‘I dunno’ revealing a xenophobia inherited in most cases from their parents’ generation and fuelled by the ‘wawer’ mythologies that they grew up with post-WW2. We are seeing the consequences of having what experience and observation have led me to conclude is the most poorly educated electorate anywhere in the developed world outside of the US. I say ‘educated’ which is not the same as ‘trained’. Having spent a working lifetime as an engineer I can say that I have known many well trained people but outside of work their awareness of, and interest in, the wider world could, in the majority of cases, be written in large capitals on the sharp end of a pin. They simply don’t give a shit if it doesn’t affect their immediate concerns but they consider themselves well educated because they’ve got a few silly little exam certificates as proof. A common response to my observations is that they ‘don’t have the time for such considerations’ which is laughable when one considers the time they appear to spend mesmerised by screen-crap. It’s simply cerebral sloth combined with a solipsistic belief that a degree certificate (or whatever else is adduced to demonstrate the existence of a brain functioning marginally above plankton level) is incontrovertible evidence that its possessor has no further need to think in any depth about anything or to consider any matter to hand in the light of new facts and fresh reasoning. The collective of that mentality comprises a moron’s nirvana. That is the UK, where it is now common for Sun readers who consider themselves ‘educated’ to deny that they buy it but are then filmed doing just that. The same is happening with social media. It has become an embarrassment for those who consider themselves ‘educated’ to admit to anything more than just a couple of seconds ‘necessary’ engagement with something that the undifferentiated ‘masses’ spend their every waking minute glued to. But the shallowness of the views that one hears them then express, consequent upon their spending inordinate amounts of time indulging algorithm-induced social media addiction, rather gives the game away.
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