On the last poll 91% who expressed a preference said Lib Lab or Con. Now there are indications Labour may break the last 20 years of idiocy and a pretence. The Cons say they might but really when Cons spend more it goes to friends [Gordon Brown no doubt upset I did not add an ‘aussi’ there]. However to think that authoritarians like McDonnell and Corbyn really would improve the state of freedom in the country requires a considerable amount of LSD.
Left and right have warned about this and dystopian filmakers to boot. Nonetheless the idiocy backed by probably 500+ MPs is this that people should have no say over Govt services and that corporations should be sovereign – most of the rest are Socialists and are less worried about corporations albeit Tony Benn loved a big’un. Indeed this is the logic behind the right wing Tory BrExiters to tie the country down in trade deals that prevent legislation and progress on Health, Food and the Environment. To maintain the Monopoly side of capitalism: to make it a Zombie innovation less capitalism.
Trivial example was Sheffield signed an unbreakable PFI. Amey a Spanish company has since cut down 6000 trees rather than make trivial repairs to roads and pavements – no avenue for appeal or prevention. Historic trees, new trees, nice trees, ugly trees and uncle Tom Cobley anything is fair game to them, Environment Schmenvironment. In a corollary people went to the Arsenal board meeting and some examples of that mostly male class of never ending sociopathic front men ensured no one could speak – not even shareholders have say in this society.
No political party is planning on rolling back state and corporate power. The saddest part is I do not see people of any generation and class who want it back. People will vote for these awful parties and even a new Labour redux centre party would be worse than the SNP, Labour, Conservatives, Liberals, DUP and UKIP on this as they were neo Liberalism’s true believers.
Big State power to back corporate irresponsibility and suppression of rights, health and safety, and liberty means it is a profoundly depressing time for anyone who likes freedom and accountability.
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.