Questions in the Guardian we can answer

Prepare for defeat:

After Jeremy Corbyn’s victory, what should Labour do now?

11 thoughts on “Questions in the Guardian we can answer”

  1. De Beers open up another outlet on Tax Research UK Tim:

    ‘If Labour is to win there is only one way to do it’

    ‘Fundamentally the neoliberal paradigm, created in 1979, failed in 2008. That has to be said time and again’

    It’s time to revisit the spirit of Goebbels – The lie, if repeated often enough, becomes the truth….

    ‘There is no hope that the private sector is going to invest to create growth in the UK, or anywhere much else come to that.’

    North Korea IS THE BEST KOREA – Private Sector solutions are always wrong….

    ‘Second, there has to be an understanding that a service based economy is a basis for prosperity: our obsession with material goods is in any event unsustainable and has to be discouraged. This strategy will happen to support a more sustainable approach to the balance of trade.’

    So in a highly competitive economy, where Services are key to prosperity, we need government to take them over either directly or at arms’ length, and to load them up with costs so they are uncompetitive against other global players?

    ‘But the foundation of a firm economic analysis built on earnings growth, investment lead job creation, private sector regulation alongside government backed investment funds and and emphasis on skills that deliver opportunity in every constituency – as a Green New Deal might – has to be a way forward’

    All in all – if they listen to me and do exactly as I say, everything will be sweetness and light. If they do not it is all going to the dogs.

    Is whoever is funding Murphy’s gig paying him by the word does anyone know?

  2. ‘But the foundation of a firm economic analysis built on earnings growth, investment lead job creation, private sector regulation alongside government backed investment funds and and emphasis on skills that deliver opportunity in every constituency – as a Green New Deal might – has to be a way forward’

    He wants to massively reduce consumption yet increase growth and earnings.

  3. Prepare for defeat

    That’s not a universally held view as per this extract from the Conference programme for today:

    6.30pm: Prepare for Power
    Speakers include: John McDonnell speaking; Jackie Walker, vice-chair Momentum; Diane Abbott

    Candidly, I’m torn between these versions of the future – on the horns of a Diane Abbott, even.

  4. “He wants to massively reduce consumption yet increase growth and earnings.”

    Aah, yes, lots of money, but nothing to buy. Like Bulgaria anno 1988.

    And massive inflation as a result…

    So we’d need price fixing by a committee…

    Is it another gizza job shoutout?

  5. abacab

    It is a gissa job plea – but interestingly some Corbynites view him as ‘persona non grata’ for having the temerity to criticise the man, so a job in the Corbyn administration is unlikely…….

  6. I don’t think they realise quite what the reaction is to putting Diane Abbott next to a sign that suggests she could be a Government minister.

    Short of “vote Labour and get Jimmy Savile in charge of children’s services” it’s difficult to imagine.

  7. PG
    Latinized Greek, though. So the plural of ‘hippopotamus’ is ‘hippotami’ or the anglicised ‘hippopotamuses’. Compare ‘octopus’…

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