So Corbyn would like socialist poverty then

Jeremy Corbyn has revealed he would choose to live in Bolivia – the socialist South American nation – if he had to move away from Britain.
The Labour leader said he spent time in the country while a teenager and found its development in recent years “absolutely fascinating”.

That is, there hasn’t been very much development.

It is grossly poorer. GDP per capita, at PPP (to take account of price differences, so measuring living standards) is around $6,000, as opposed to the UK’s $40,000.

And it’s also much more unequal, the gini is .46, as opposed to the UK’s .35 or .33 or so (after tax and benefits, of course).

So Corbyn likes a place which is shit poor and grossly unequal. But it says it’s socialist so that’s OK then.

9 thoughts on “So Corbyn would like socialist poverty then”

  1. It’s good to know when the ‘Socialist tax’ is introduced that’s one more country we can offer the Corbynites and other prominent Leftists as an assisted emigration destination – currently the list is at North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba and ISIS territory (although I imagine that’s more choice than either Murphy or Eoin Clarke can handle)

  2. Well it’s great coming from a filthy rich country to a poor one to lord it over the natives with all your cash. Can’t blame him myself, although personally I’d prefer the Philippines…

  3. > he spent time in the country while a teenager

    That’s a hell of a long time ago. Corbo was aged 19 in 1968; the country was ruled by a military junta at the time. They’ve been living under socialism for the last decade. He might like to go back and see how much it has changed.

  4. Equality at all cost! All equally destitute is the only way to achieve it. Your hunger is okay, because you look around and all others are hungry, too.

  5. Bloke in Costa Rica

    It’s OK being a landlocked country with lots of mountains if you’ve a bunch of Austrians running the joint; less so if all you have is a gang of illiterate Inca peasants. Bolivia is really mind-bogglingly poor. It makes practically nothing, and the bulk of the people live in squalor. The last time anyone in the UK lived like that was perhaps during the era that Orwell wrote about in The Road to Wigan Pier (to the extent that wasn’t overblown for polemical effect). Anyone who is inclined to give Corbyn the benefit of the doubt should pay heed to what he actually says. He’s evil.

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