Nice, nice:

After that, Julie Burchill felt like sweet reason. In Not in my Name, her and Chas Newkey-Burden\’s spirited attack on modern hypocrisy, she declared: \’Green is the first sociopolitical movement in which every single leader and spokesperson is filthy rich – they make the Conservative party look like the Jarrow marchers.\’

With Lord Melchett, the Right Honourable Jonathon Porritt, George Monbiot and Zac Goldsmith, as well as Prince Charles, all holding prominent positions, the green movement is indeed where the concerned children of the upper class fled when the power of the House of Lords diminished.

Isn\’t Porritt a baronet as well?

However, one small error:

Europe\’s prejudices wouldn\’t matter if the world\’s population weren\’t shooting up, taking food prices with it. The only solutions are a global socialist revolution to redistribute wealth (unlikely) or farmers using new technologies to grow more food.

Why would a socialist revolution and the subsequent redistribution of wealth lower food prices? Still got the same number of people, same amount of food, not changed the supply nor the demand there, have we?

Or is it just that from historical evidence socialist revolutions end up killing off tens of millions, hundreds of millions of people and thus we\’ll have reduced demand?

22 thoughts on “Spot on”

  1. Perhaps they mean by taking the filthy capitalist profit out of the system. Of course, under free market economics there were never hundreds of millions who died of starvation, disease and malnutrition, I suppose.

  2. Of course. After all, people will be happy to work for just their bed and board, won’t they?

    Especially the people we’ll need to build the giant 35 foot high wall around the UK coastline to keep everyone from leaving, under Barmy Bobby Piper’s Socialist Workhouse Regime…

  3. JuliaM clearly doesn’t have the wit or the brains to realise that if there were a ‘global socialist revolution’ her 35 foot high wall around the UK coastline would be entirely unnecessary… unless it was designed to keep dimwits like JuliaM out.

  4. How does “filthy capitalist profit” diminish the food supply Bob? And could you point to the “hundreds of millions who died of starvation, disease and malnutrition” under a market system?

  5. It’s clearly never going to be global, is it, Barmy Bobby? The best you could possibly hope for is to turn the UK into a Stalinist hellhole…

    Of course, that’s not going to happen either, but feel free to seethe in impotence. 🙂

  6. I wonder will Bob ever realise his economic mistakes?

    I wonder will Bob repent?

    100 Million people Murdered by the Own (Marxist) Countries Bob, don’t they tell you something?

  7. Why is anyone bothering to engage with Bob Piper? The man’s a blinkered socialist of the old school, and no-one gives a toss any more what those old trots think. The Labour Party is dead, and we need to give some thought to what follows when the carcass is shoved off the highway.

  8. Is that Bob Piper of Sandwell? The place that could spend 60 million on schoolznhospitalz but instead pisses it out on stuff that doesn’t work? I hardly think he needs to be lecturing people on how best to do things.

    My guess is he really would spend the money on building a wall, all in the name of art.

    What a maroon!

  9. “The gallery of interactive digital displays that was supposed to attract queues of people to The Public in West Bromwich, in the West Midlands, has had to be roped off because of electrical problems. “

    Ah, dear. Rather like Barmy Bobby, the lights aren’t on properly… 😉

  10. Jules, I know I embarrassed you earlier, but show a bit of grace girl.

    Obnoxio, you certainly are a clown. The Council couldn’t spend lottery funding and Arts Council funding on schools, and your piss poor knowledge of public services should tell you that we don’t fund hospitals at all.

    Are you just on here to make Jules look bright?

  11. “The Council couldn’t spend lottery funding and Arts Council funding on schools, and your piss poor knowledge of public services should tell you that we don’t fund hospitals at all.”

    I think the phrase schoolznhospitalz refers to the generic “good causes” pretext for which money is taken yet whizzed up the wall on socialist boondoggles by feckless Labour councils.

  12. “I know I embarrassed you earlier”

    You’ll have to tell me what you think embarrassed me. Rather like your socialist paradise, your clever plans to embarrass your interlocutors don’t seem to work out to well, do they?

    “Are you just on here to make Jules look bright?”

    Heh. Next to you, Bobby, everyone looks bright… 😉

  13. Bob, as Kay Tie says, it’s a generic term (which is always trotted out by Labia politicians when decrying the damage that the evil Tories will do. And I’m sure they will do damage, BTW; you couldn’t fit a Rizla between Labia and the Tories or the LibDums.)

    I’m impressed, however, Bob, that you think it’s an appropriate attitude for you to pick a fight with someone who may be a resident in your area. Clearly Labia are shrugging minor upsets like London, Crewe and Glasgow East and going on the offensive.

    It’s not just MPs that can get fucked over by the voters, Bob. Mind you don’t end up having to memorise the magic phrase: “Do you want fries with that?” ;o)

  14. “Of course, under free market economics there were never hundreds of millions who died of starvation, disease and malnutrition, I suppose.”

    Care to answer Dave Boycott’s question?

  15. Depends which one you are talking about. I have already pointed out examples of areas of malnutrition and famine (OK, not hundreds of millions, but that was in response to Tim’s suggestion of “hundreds of millions” in socialist countries) and an estimated 10 million people currently die of malnutrition every year – and they can’t all be in Cuba.

  16. With respect, telling us that where the starving people aren’t isn’t very useful. Tell us where the staving people ARE, and then lets see what form of economy they operate.

    My guess is that mass starvation and malnutition is not to be found in countries that operate according to free market economics. To prove me wrong, you only need to find an example of regions or countries which operate according to free market principles, yet experience mass starvation and malnutrition. The fact that you are stalling leads me to think you cannot give any such examples.

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