Turn left?

Where to start with the new socialist manifesto, leaked (or was it launched?) by Corbyn’s Labour party?

You youngsters (and maybe some of you partying oldies!) can’t remember the ’70s, can you? It was a time of rampant inflation, strikes and the decline of British institutions – especially those owned by the state. British home and export markets were under threat from Germany and Japan but years of inadequate investment left manufacturers powerless to respond. Only Thatcher’s real-world economics forced Britain to bite the economic bullet, to privatise key industries and to harness the trade unions’ ambitions.

Today though the wilting Labour party seems to have nostalgic feelings about those times. Public ownership is apparently up there with free everything for everyone in their socialist utopia, a Robin Hood world of borrowing, taxes and spending far beyond the dreams of adolescence.

I doubt that the over 50s will have forgotten the 70s – or that the younger generation will believe Labour will work this time.

  1. Four-eyed English Genius
    May 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I am becoming more and more convinced that Carbonyl is a Tory plant. He cannot be that stupid, can he?

  2. sheona
    May 11, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Labour has to do what Unite tells it to – or no more cash. Simples!

  3. Four-eyed English Genius
    May 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Steptoe is now under the spotlight becaus his car ran over a BBC cameraman, He iis not only stupid but desperately unlucky. 🙂


  4. May 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Is Unite a better option than accepting Bliar’s support? Those who disagree will set up in opposition with Bliar after 8th June.

  5. May 12, 2017 at 7:54 am

    …..and today the DT reports the Corbynist Manifesto doesn’t add up – but falls 30bn quid short – short as in Michael Foot perhaps?

  6. sheona
    May 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Apparently if Corbyn loses the General Election, about one hundred Labour MPs will set up their own party. They could call it the Independent Labour Party (ILP for short) and start again from the beginning. No champagne, no caviar, no hypocrisy.

  7. christinaosborne
    May 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    No champagne, no caviar, no hypocrisy.

    Oh my!
    Beware, low flying pigs enter stage left!!!

  8. May 14, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee, I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our commu5nity and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.


  9. May 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    OK with me. No email necessary.

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