General Election

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theadore
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Re: General Election

Post by theadore » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:29 am

mrblackbat wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 am
So we should just ditch the idea of nations and governments and let the corporations be in charge. They are, anyway.

Wow... just remembered Syndicate.
That was such a good game.

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Re: General Election

Post by Rover the Top » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:18 am

theadore wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:45 am

Flint seems like an odd choice... being brutally honest I don't remember much about her positions on anything, she seemed like a fairly typical blairite, admittedly one who spoke well when I saw her on TV etc.

I know we disagree on this (and that's ok... ;), the 'other team' comment was fairly tongue in cheek)... but I really don't think that more corporate first, centrist masquerading as left wing Labour would do us any good at the moment. There was a report in the last couple of days about the widening wealth gap... headlines like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos have more wealth than 40/50% of americans... the top 400 as much as the combined population of canada and mexico (in americans... it was a weird metric).... Apple have more cash reserves than most countries... including us. I think the myth that if we just play nice to big business and give them everything they ask for the money will eventually find its way to us is being exposed.... and that perhaps what we need is a socialist version of the 80s to put the brakes on... even if Corbyn's utopian services spend proves ultimately unsustainable.
Flint strikes me as intelligent, considered and capable of compromising. She can also articulate her views. All of which put her miles ahead of the two current main party leaders. I struggle to understand why "Blairite" has become a derogatory term, he had it right in appealing to both sides of the political spectrum. Instead, the Left purport to be about looking after ordinary people, yet crave 100 year old ideals that have proved to cause misery for ordinary people when put into practice.

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