Simon C says:
October 2 2017 at 1:42 pm
I was a big fan of Sir Vince Cable before the coalition, partly due to him being lauded for predicting the crash. However, my opinion of him steadily lowered during his time in Government, but I still can’t quite understand how someone who has an economics PhD, various experiences working as an economist, and who is an Honorary Professor of Economics could think that what Labour is offering is Venezuelan economics, something he has repeatedly claimed in recent weeks.
At his conference speech he said “You don’t qualify for the Labour Shadow Cabinet these days unless you have studied the Venezuelan guide on how to bankrupt a rich economy”, so it’s not just Corbyn and McDonnell, but, according to Sir Vince, the likes of Sir Kier Starmer and Tom Watson who are also into Venezuelan economics.
I’d like for him to point out when exactly Corbyn has said he wants to base our economy on an overreliance on oil exports and base our political-economic system on corruption.
Does he genuinely believe this or is he knowingly misleading as part of his strategy to paint the two main parties as extreme left and right, with the Lib Dems the only sensible voices?
Richard Murphy says:
October 2 2017 at 1:44 pm
He also wrote for The Orange Book, remember
People will say absolutely fucking anything to get to run it.