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 Post subject: oh ye of little faith!
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A little confusing but I believe Mick can help us see the way . . . . . . . .

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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