Labour Call Unemployed “The Work-Shy” 98

I just read the Guardian’s account of today’s Labour leadership hustings, and they are not Tory Lite, they are Tory High Octane. Supporting Tory benefit cuts, calling the unemployed “the work-shy”, defending £9,000 a year tuition fees, supporting Trident and falling over themselves to reject autonomy for the Scottish accounting unit. But what I find even more astonishing is that the Fabian Society audience were lining up afterwards for selfies with Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham, and according to the Guardian nobody wanted a photo with Jeremy Corbyn, the one decent human being there.

The quite astonishing thing is that Andy Burnham, the man who privatised much more of the English NHS than anyone else including the Tories, is (Jeremy aside) touted as the left wing option. There is a very interesting diversionary tactic in play, all over the media. A meme is being promoted – by Burnham’s corporate media supporters – that “Andy Burnham fears he will be attacked over Mid Staffs hospital”. The events at Mid Staffs hospital, though awful, were clearly not Burnham’s personal fault. This is a fascinating PR play and example of media management, an attempt to divert the focus on Burnham’s NHS record on to Mid Staffs which has widespread public name recognition, and away from privatisation where he is much more vulnerable.

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98 thoughts on “Labour Call Unemployed “The Work-Shy”

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  • CanSpeccy

    @CanSpeccy –

    What increasing automation is there …

    LOL. It’s not really possible to refute total inanity.

    As for ‘democracy’, that may be an important concept for you but it isn’t for me.

    It is evident that democracy is not an important concept for Globalists like Craig Murray and his acolytes. But good to have the fundamental Commie totalitarian doctrine explicitly acknowledged.

    In the building trade, many workers from Poland and elsewhere are working extremely long hours in shitty conditions for wages that are higher than they could get in Poland but a lot lower than British workers used to be able to command for the same work.

    So you are for driving down the wages of British workers. Again, good to have an acknowledgement of the truly anti-democratic view of the globalist liberal-left.

    I am for cooperation among working class people in their class interest, wherever they come from. When trade unionism assists with that, that’s good.

    Yeah, that’s the Commie take on globalization. Ordinary folk in Britain, the kind who used to receive some consideration because the Labour Party was financed by and largely run by Union men, have no time for globalization, whether of the fascistic Anglo-US variety or of the Soviet kind.

    Your short list of two points setting out what you think unions “should” do doesn’t score many points with me. How about defending wages? How about defending workplace communities?

    You defend wages by limiting the supply of labor and ending mass immigration. You defend workplace communities by ending mass immigration of people of an alien culture who overrun English working class communities.

    If the unions ran a big recruitment effort among immigrants, that could help immigrants get higher wages

    Rubbish. The immigrants have low wage jobs because they are prepared to work for low wages. At high wages there aren’t enough jobs to go round.

    A lot of people don’t really listen much to other people, so well-chosen one-liners can help. Capisce?

  • CanSpeccy

    As for N_ your last line

    A lot of people don’t really listen much to other people, so well-chosen one-liners can help. Capisce?

    That’s pretty much an confirmation that N_ line is bullshit propaganda not logical argument.

  • Mary

    So Agent Cameron has had his instructions from Obomber and now the gangsters-in-charge are due to assemble in Telfs Buchen, Austria.

    N tells us who is attending. The Torygraph tells us in a dull little piece who isn’t. They also get Mandelson’s name wrong.

    I note Peter Sutherland attends in a dual role as
    ‘UN Special Representative; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International’

    Fairhead attends as chair of the BBC Trust. Her directorship of HSBC is not referred to. She should resign from one or the other.

    Very interesting!

  • Ba'al Zevul

    For conspiracy theorists only- Marcus Agius, regular Bilderberger, is the ex-CEO of Barclays (stepped down after Libor-rigging enquiry, but still on a retainer – )

    ….and his wife is Katharine de Rothschild…

    Douglas Flint is expected to step down as CEO of HSBC holdings by 2017. There is ongoing interest in its activities:

    HSBC has just announced that it will be axing 7000 UK jobs in its UK retail and investment arms, and many more worldwide, in order to chase Chinese money.

    John Sawers , now listed as Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners, was formerly head of MI6. Macro provides strategic investment advice to governments.

    He is also a governor of the Ditchley Foundation, a UK Atlanticist mini-Bilderberg, based (surprise) in Chipping Norton, A long list of the usual suspects are also governors. Recommended reading. Who knew?

  • Mary

    Oh dear!

    Andy Burnham leads Labour race with 53 nominations

    This will go on until September.

    ‘Andy Burnham has the most support so far among Labour MPs to become the party’s next leader, with 53 colleagues backing the shadow health secretary.

    According to figures released by Labour, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall have also exceeded the threshold of 35 nominations needed to get on to the ballot paper with 41 and 36 each.

    Jeremy Corbyn and Mary Creagh have 11 and five nominations at the moment.

    But more than a third of Labour’s 232 MPs have yet to state a preference.’

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