Capitalism is why there are six empty houses in this country for every homeless person but thousands still freeze to death. Capitalism is why we waste 40 percent of our food while children die of starvation. Capitalism is why 200 species went extinct today. Capitalism is why we’re all going to war for oil under the North Pole. Capitalism is why your kid is going to die in a water riot.
The Prime Minister is right. This is not the time to take a risk on national security or the country’s economic future. By her own argument, it’s time for her to go. Britain’s best hope for moving forward is to have Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street by the end of the week.
Theresa May has no interest in the good of the country and only cares about being Prime Minister, whereas Jeremy Corbyn seems to care only about the good of the country, and has no interest in being Prime Minister. In the last few days, if not before, May has shown hints of Erdogan and Trump in her grab for power…
Economics isn’t some immutable science. It’s not a law of nature. Economics is a choice — the economy in which you live is the direct result of the choices that you and your neighbors make. Economics is influenced by how you vote, and the policies you support, and the goals you set for your community. Citizens in trickle down economies have chosen for years to encourage the kind of policies that create trickle-down jobs, where workers are tools to be used ruthlessly and then cast aside after they’ve been used up.
The Tory campaign strategy is not, happily for Jeremy, complex nuclear physics. Unhappily, it will be to point out again and again, that during his past on the hard-left he said and did things which may delight the Momentum steering committee but which disgust or perplex ordinary Labour voters. It won’t be about each individual issue — most of which are way down voters’ list of concerns. It is to point out Jeremy Corbyn’s political background to people who look upon it with a combination of bemusement and disdain.
When you hear Trump lie, pause to ask yourself which type of lie it might be. Is he lying because he believes what he is saying? Is he lying because his message is not meant for you? Or is he lying in order to undermine Truth altogether, and with it any future criticism of his Administration?
…e conducts himself as though he’s a dispassionate observer of politics, not one of the main actors. Under Ed Miliband, Labour could have been accused of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. With Corbyn it’s like he’s reclining on a deck chair as he watches the ship heading towards an iceberg. I’ve had a lot of contact with his and McDonnell’s office, and I feel guilty saying this because th…
But that’s the catch. While the flock may be sincerely interested in preserving human life, the actual driving force behind anti-abortion legislation is a deep outrage that women would dare be sexual for their own pleasure, dare escape from the confines of marriage, dare choose their own life over childcare. And driving down both sex education / contraception and abortion is the only way to punish women for those choices.
I find it infuriating and deeply insulting that I am presented with this cheerleading chant for a suicide mission by the government and am expected to join in. This from a government that was completely taken by surprise by the result, who had no plan whatsoever for how to make this happen, (other than wanting to have their cake and eat it, mind), and who — solely for the purpose of protecting their newly established power — peddled the illusion that this amazing Brexit would make Britain great again, a global Britain (while a citizen of the world is, as we know, a citizen of exactly nowhere) with better deals for the best conditions for trade, etc, etc.