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Economic reality for the far left

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 23 Jun 18 7.50am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

John 'I'm a Marxist' McDonnell said something similar last year and Momentum's founder Jon Lansman has just commented upon the obvious outcome of a far left Labour victory.

It sounds like they are trying to prepare their supporters for the reality.

'We want to make a significant transformation. We want decisions which affect jobs and livelihoods democratised. The global corporations will resist," said the veteran left-wing activist.'

'Other governments have faced challenges like runs on the pound. And we may face similar things. I hope we don't.'

"The people who are opposed to what we want to do have one thing in their favour - money. We have people. We need the power of people to overcome the power of money.'

This last highlighted piece is so stupid. Really, gobsmackingly stupid.

 

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I think it's fairly true though. Look at the donors and average donations to the Conservative party (and New Labour in the past) compared to those to Labour last election. Money vs people.

What is the economic reality for the left? Economic stagnation, the largest economic inequality in Europe, wages declining at a faster rate than all but Greece, productivity crisis and some of the poorest areas on the continent. All while those at the top pay an ever dwindling rate of tax and public services are sold off by an inept government for pennies.

That is why we need courageous goverance, investment and democratic, publically owned services for the poorest.

 


If punk ever happened I'd be preaching the law, instead of listenin to Lydon lecture BBC4

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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

John 'I'm a Marxist' McDonnell said something similar last year and Momentum's founder Jon Lansman has just commented upon the obvious outcome of a far left Labour victory.

It sounds like they are trying to prepare their supporters for the reality.

'We want to make a significant transformation. We want decisions which affect jobs and livelihoods democratised. The global corporations will resist," said the veteran left-wing activist.'

'Other governments have faced challenges like runs on the pound. And we may face similar things. I hope we don't.'

"The people who are opposed to what we want to do have one thing in their favour - money. We have people. We need the power of people to overcome the power of money.'

This last highlighted piece is so stupid. Really, gobsmackingly stupid.

If we didn't have poor people then where would the rich get their money from?


 


Buy Litecoin.

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