One too many words here

Labour risks turning into a freakshow. Everyone needs to calm down
Owen Jones

That “risks” is superfluous.

17 thoughts on “One too many words here”

  1. Trust me no-ones going to calm down over revolutionary socialists, old grizzled losers or spotty faced noobs alike trying to run the country. But my guess its the next labour leader who’s going to be the least calm about it.

  2. It’s fascinating watching the left tear itself apart. I’d heard about it happening historically and laughed at Monty Python’s People’s Front of Judea but to see it happening in real life is brilliant. It’s almost every day there’s another gem in The Guardian.

  3. At a glance | Jeremy Corbyn’s policy pledge:

    “The injustices that scar society today are not those of 1945: want, squalor, idleness, disease and ignorance. And they have changed since I first entered parliament in 1983.

    Idleness and especially ignorance are still a problem for the left and always will be (when they aren’t, you won’t be lefties anymore). Squalor and disease, you guys are the cause a lot of that.

    “Today, what is holding people back above all are inequality, neglect, insecurity, prejudice and discrimination.”

    Nope. It’s tax, regulation, meddling and political correctness.

    Key policies announced so far:

    Promote economic and social justice – vague twaddle

    Force companies with more than 21 staff to publish information about pay, hours and grade of every job – mind your own bloody business, you sad losers (although this should apply to the entire public sector [and pseudo-private sector cronies, e.g. rail “workers”] as we are paying them without a choice and the market doesn’t look to be setting the wages)

    Kickstart the Brexit process by triggering Article 50 straight away – okay, with you on that.

    Against renewal of Trident – no, you lost me again.

  4. Labour MPs feel their jobs are threatened by 130,000 new arrivals. Now they know how the rest of the country feels.

  5. “After ensuring property rights, and the rule of law, and lowering tariff barriers, there is remarkably little the state can do that makes much difference to business one way or the other”

    Much *positive* difference, maybe. But they can fuck it up royally, quite easily. Just look at France.

  6. But I *like* being idle! That;s the whole point of me slogging my guts out saving as much as possible, so I can can get to be as idle as I want as soon as possible.

  7. Bloke in North Dorset

    @jgh,

    Don’t let anyone talk you out of it, its great. I started my idleness in March and have no regrets at all. This morning I spent sitting in the garden reading various stuff and the only distraction was the odd tractor on the road at the front. This afternoon I’ll watch some of the Olympics, probably in the garden.

    Although my definition of idleness may be different to yours: I play golf at least twice a week, if I have time, take my boat out at least twice a month, run 3 to 5 miles 3 times a week and when winter sets play bridge a couple of evening a week. We also have a motor home.

    Last week I had a drink with an old client and they tried to tempt me back, but gave up when I told them my lifestyle.

  8. @jgh – I’m like you. I call it being “unconventionally lazy”. Makes me appear like a worker bee, but I’m just getting stuff done now so I can be idle later.

    This works on a variety of timescales, too 😀

  9. Makes me appear like a worker bee, but I’m just getting stuff done now so I can be idle later.

    That’s the story of my entire career: blitz everything you need to do in record time, loaf for the rest.

  10. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Owen Jones should be put to work on a collective farm given his enthusiasm for that sort of thing.

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