Monday, September 14, 2015


The frenzy of adulation being heaped on Corbyn by his band of adoring acolytes following his election victory ... some of whom have clearly cum close to wetting themselves.    The new dawn is upon us ... 'Lets raise  the scarlet standard high, Within its shade we'll live and die, Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, We'll keep the red flag flying here.

It is a truism that those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them ... and now Labour is committed to running, lemming like, in the wake of Wedgie Benn and Michael Foote ... no more of that dribble about elections being won in the middle.   Ideological purity first and foremost
and the masses are bound to follow ... Clause Four in practice if not in name ... 'To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible by common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service'.

Hallelujah, rejoice, all is well, the lunatics now control the asylum.

Tom Watson, the new Deputy Leader, may well hold to the view that Britain should remain in NATO and retain it's nuclear deterrent.   More important for him, his boss doesn't.    Problem for Watson is that he's part of the 'A' team in name only.   The real movers and shakers and Corbyn confidants are the likes of John McDonnell, Corbyn's Campaign Manager, and now shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer ... the one and the same who told a Union gathering that he would like to go back to the 1980s and assassinate Margaret Thatcher.   The one and the same who said that IRA terrorists should be honoured for their part in the armed struggle.

By his friends you shall know him ... another inconvenient truth.


Anonymous said...

Tom Watson, deputy, Jeremy Corbyn leader - we have the Tom and Jerry Party!


Ghost Of Greenwood said...

The UK Labour Party is undergoing an existential crisis and many within it believe that can be changed by turning leftwards, and why shouldn't it?

The Cameroons are now the new Blairite Labour Party - they support all of the policy framework the Blair creature stood for - confiscatory taxation, social engineering, political correctness, usurpation of sovereignty by unaccountable EU commissars, expansion of the welfare state and mass immigration.

Where else can UK Labour - a party of bourgeois bohemian metropolitan trendies go but further left?

Anonymous said...

Forget it Ghost, you are dealing with a bloke who thinks a country 150th in the world freedom of the press charts is a shining example of parliamentary democracy.

Check this out

The Veteran said...

Anon 11.30 ... compiled by Reporters without Boarders. Finland is rated 1st .,. in the region Indonesia 132, Malaysia 147, Philippines 149. At the other end of the scale NZ rates 9th while across the ditch they are 28th (behind Ghana).

Interesting that in the world Corruption Index compiled by Transparency International Finland is rated 3rd (below NZL) and Singapore 7th. Aust is 11th, Malaysia 50th, Philippines 85th and Indonesia 107th.

I don't argue that S'pore is perfect ... it's not. But seeing where they've come from to where they are now and it's like comparing chalk and cheese and I acknowledge them for that.

Anonymous said...

Government corruption ie, lining your pockets is almost unknown in Singapore which accounts for it's 7th place. Freedom of expression, something we all take for granted is 150th.

The irony is that if this blog was in Singapore you would have a visit in the early hours from a security policeman, questioned for a long time to soften you up, hauled before the Judiciary which is the Governments weapon of choice. You would be charged under "Public safety" laws (Shades of the French revolution and Robespierre's Committee of Public safety) You would then be fined just beyond your capacity to pay and so gradually you are driven into bankruptcy.You must declare the source of the money should you manage to pay off the fine which precludes friends lending you the money as they do not want to attract attention to themselves.

After a while you promise to apologise profusely, you are then sent away for a bit of re education and you emerge as a proper but chastened citizen who has no more improper thoughts.

Perhaps we can send Dodger there. And don't tell him that the nice civilised Christians lopped off 40,000 to 100,000 heads not that long ago.

The Veteran said...

Nah Anon ... wrong again. The Transparency Index measures the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals. An inconvenient truth (to you) perhaps but, nonetheless, a truth.

I agree it is interesting that S'pore is measured 7th on that index and 150th on another. Perhaps, just perhaps, the answer is somewhere in the middle. All I know is that I would feel much safer living in S'pore than in many other countries. Yep, criticism of the govt is constrained by 'our' standards but not in context.