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”
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”
While the Labour Wets try to secure their sinecures by dumping the leader of the party the members and unions wanted I thought I’d lay out the colossal failure of the leaders of the MPs brand of Labour. I’ll leave out the wars and self congratulation at saddling the country and NHS in debt and the racism. No look who Labour patronised and subsidised:- Continue reading “Labour Cuckolded”
I’ve tried to tread the BrExit line on the grounds of removing EU and settling for EEA but this clearly is not on offer or would have to be imposed on the fruit loops and bigots who are the Leave Campaign post a Leave vote. The Leave campaign is a small cabal of rightists and immigrant haters every bit as elite as the Bullingdon Club. They would claim foul and the dead Labour party vote could in large measure in the North go straight to UKIP as it may anyway. People outside the asset bubble or London income already feel put upon and they are willing to believe the worst. Indeed the EU issue splits on age 50 and up and C2DE social groups Leave majorities. I would love to ram it down the ignorant self serving politicians and ABs as they support a Housing Boom economy [Wealth Illusion] with a massive trade deficit and think that’s actually working. Continue reading “BrExit Would Leave Political Chaos”
If you want change the best way to achieve it is to do it incrementally and as nonthreatening as possible. Hence the Leave campaigns have a higher burden of proof than Remain and they have failed. Sure the Remain campaign is largely an ad hom one with zero reasons to remain bar the obfuscation of faux consequence on GDP of leave assuming we cut trade after Leave – from people [HM Treasury] who if you do believe most economists have cost the UK far more in the last 6 years in terms of GDP. The Logic of which to me is there is no reason to Remain unless there are dire consequences and yes 6% of GDP would be dire enough if it came to pass or was even likely to. Continue reading “Leave Run By Idiots: Case Simple”
It’s not hard from a left wing perspective the EU prima facie case of has to go. Yet left response a sniveling Remain vote cos they’re frightened of change! Then they wonder why people vote Conservative and UKIP! Who offer simple narratives and kneecap poor people like it’s going out of fashion but hey it’s an ethos. Lifelong anti EU Corbyn disappears in a campaign he could have led. Look at Greece grovelling before economic sociopaths like Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
The point is whether it’s Labour under Corbyn or Tspiras or Hollande we’d be better off not bothering. The left is skeptical of everything except itself. That is a conceit.
Despite the continual idiocy of David Cameron the BrExit campaign is done. The loony ravings that somehow UK Border Patrols already in place would allow 12 Million Turks here is having less effect. Indeed it is a sign that TV news when it tries can overcome the lunatic ravings of newspapers. Before you claim that Newspapers have no effect consider this.
One other problem is whilst 37% who voted voted Tory and 14% ‘kippy whippies the Tory vote contained probably many who are not BrExiters like the rural folk who get 54% of their income in subsidy. The Tory right should be aware that winning elections by paying frightened little people who lead a subsidised life hardly going to get them to vote the other way. There may also even be a section of the ‘Kip vote which makes the sensible view they want anyone but Labour and are not ideological BrExiters.
The other factor is that the campaign is led by the most extreme free marketeers and they offer the most extreme version of leave. Now a campaign to merely stop paying so much and to step back from the anti democratic bureaucracy may not be exciting but it’s harder to make an economic argument against. Without a blueprint BrExit is a blank piece of paper to be handed to fringe idiots from the perspective of most people.
Saddest of all is Farage of course. The campaign you prepare your life for and you run a ridiculous dogwhistle campaign of racist ranting. You have no single platform just a series of random visions of the future. You’re so toxic few will share a platform with you outside a TV studio.
Most effective commentator on the reasons to leave the EU was Paul Mason and he was against at this time. I’ll vote leave but to aftertime have bet quite a lot we Remain and will enjoy the eclipse of loons like Johnson and Grayling. Sadly Farage will be here to stay.