One too many words hereAugust 16, 2016 Tim WorstallPolitics17 CommentsLabour risks turning into a freakshow. Everyone needs to calm down Owen Jones That “risks” is superfluous. previousTurkey Berates Margot Walstrom For Sweden Allowing Child SexnextThis is not a book about advertising 17 thoughts on “One too many words here” Rob August 16, 2016 at 8:35 am Or rather the ‘r’, ‘k’ and ‘s’ in ‘risks’ are. Dongguan John August 16, 2016 at 8:54 am And the words ‘turning into’. Hallowed Be August 16, 2016 at 9:15 am 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. Dongguan John August 16, 2016 at 9:19 am 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. Alastair Harris August 16, 2016 at 9:22 am Getting Owen to calm down? No chance. Hallowed Be August 16, 2016 at 9:42 am Oh dear. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/15/jeremy-corbyn-called-for-complete-rehabilitation-of-leon-trotsky/ Cynic August 16, 2016 at 10:15 am 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. Cynic August 16, 2016 at 10:17 am Unrelated, but reads a lot like one of Timmy’s pieces: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/08/15/no-government-no-worries-the-economy-will-be-just-fine/ “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” Andrew M August 16, 2016 at 10:24 am Labour MPs feel their jobs are threatened by 130,000 new arrivals. Now they know how the rest of the country feels. Martin August 16, 2016 at 10:32 am Cynic – lol. Tim Newman August 16, 2016 at 10:44 am “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. JuliaM August 16, 2016 at 10:54 am Andrew M just won this thread! jgh August 16, 2016 at 11:24 am 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. Bloke in North Dorset August 16, 2016 at 11:49 am @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. abacab August 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm @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 😀 Tim Newman August 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm 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. Bloke in Costa Rica August 16, 2016 at 8:35 pm Owen Jones should be put to work on a collective farm given his enthusiasm for that sort of thing. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.