A popular meme is to contrast the European attitude to accepting Muslim refugees and other migrants because they are like the Jews so horribly let down in the 1930s. The habit of otherwise liberal westerners to equate Jews and Muslims and essentially challenge people not to be the made up Islamaphobia label. Continue reading “No Comparison”
Neo Libs final admit they are into Liberalism – the illiberal running of society on a specious belief in absurdly labeled ‘free’ markets. They’re very good at claiming reductions in poverty that are nothing to do with their policies and changing of criteria to pretend that’s true. Continue reading “neo Liberalism: It Runs Deep”
Yes you may feel that the UK has presented us with 2 horrible choices for Govt but 82% of those who voted voted for them. You might feel we are trapped between 2 incompatibles whereby one buys off the young and the other the Boomers. In America you might now realise it was not which kneecap but 1 or both and you have chosen wrongly. You might feel wherever in the West you are trapped by a Kleptocracy or Plutocracy or Idiotocracy or Crony Capitalism. You might feel you have a diminishing democracy. Continue reading “Caught Between the Rabble And The Robot”
New Labour types cannot even acknowledge the pursuit of Tory 2015 voters would have been/was fruitless (triple lock and social care, dementia tax, barely dented those greedy Boomers’ votes). Whatever else Corbyn got the strategy right but guess what the sterling silver spoons of New Labour don’t even have the heart or analysis or brains to even acknowledge that. Continue reading “All Credit Mr Corbyn”
I’ve made the point before that western lifestyles may have changed but that to say we are richer when we cannot live the lifestyle I aspired to at 18 and might be dead by now if I had but that’s not the point. Is this world of so called Liberalism and slow decline of living standards one we can easily leave behind? Not just the EU but the whole lot IMF World Bank and even tantrum led USA.
Would initial devalued currency etc be fatal if we stepped off the liberalism and free trade agreements nonsense – where Govts pick winners like Socialists by favouring certain industries over others? Continue reading “Hotel California”
We seem to have something of a third party squeeze with the 3rd party being lots of other parties. The mains are polling at almost 80% up from 65%. Labour despite the loss of Scotland are polling better in England and Wales arguably than any time since 2001 at a general election. They will still be wiped out but hey ho. Then boundary changes kick in as their gerrymandering is unwound but there you go. The Liberals 8% seems to signal the death of Social Democracy and they have not pimped Liberalism (bar Neo Liberalism) in a long time.
So if you are in a marginal who ya got Labour or Tory? Anti Labour or Anti Tory? And yes I started a sentence with so and and, blow me. Continue reading “Labour V Conservative”
My question to all the economists and Govts last 30 years if you claim liberalism, globalisation, EU have benefited us why can’t we afford health, education, pensions, benefits, weekly garbage collection, social care etc. now? Continue reading “Don’t Vote Fascist: Vote Poverty”