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Comrade Corbyn to the fore - whither (or wither) the Labour Party?

So Corbyn and friends get in number 10.
There then follows the offer of military assistance to Palestine and the subsequent deployment of the British military.
I suppose my question is, would that be a possibility?
No. The rump of the British military left over after the first Defence Review will be fully occupied collecting the bins, manning fire stations, delivering fuel, digging graves etc when every union and it's dog goes on strike in search of double digit pay rises. See the 1970's for details.
 
An interview without air would be better...
The only light at the end of the tunnel is that she has a 48 majority. If she gets her general election she may be out of work and have to return to her capitaliste inclination.

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Now how many children form low income are they supporting?

We aim to pair you with students in your locality, with working hours that are flexible to suit you.
Looks like a zero hour contract to me, but that can't possibly be true as she is a Labour MP whose business wouldn't think to do that .
 
It's a good idea.

When I ran stuff out in the Middle East, when you paid for a new expat employee's process of coming over, we'd load their contract so that we could recoup our costs if they left the company within three years - we were at the top of the tree so our staff were always wanted by the competition as we trained them well. Sadly it was an environment where staff retention isn't as we know it in the West and it's simply a numbers game as people are there to make money and money only.

Biggest problem you'd have is recouping the cash, you'd need a process of holding it in escrow or something - in the Middle East it was easy, everything is a criminal offence, not civil. I could lodge an issue and they'd not get past passport control.
Personally I suspect the biggest problem would be whiney millenials who seem, by and large, to believe that the world owes them a living and they owe nothing to the society that nurtures them.
 
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Back then Labour did not look like a threat. Now there is a very real chance that communists could be voted in to power. I have never desired to move to a "Peoples Democratic Republic" and I didn't expect that kind of insanity to take hold here. The conservative voting intention lead is only around 4% and as we know, those kind of margins in polls are absolutely no guarantee of what would happen. It seems unbelievable that nearly half the voters are prepared to vote communist by proxy. Three wise monkeys.
 
Personally I suspect the biggest problem would be whiney millenials who seem, by and large, to believe that the world owes them a living and they owe nothing to the society that nurtures them.
I suppose in the grand scheme of things we could do with a jolly good old World War.

It'd give these morons a bit of perspective and the planet is filling up anyway - we need a cull.

Says me who has had his fun already :)
 
Why? The army does the democratically elected government bidding. It doesn't choose when and where it deploys.
Which is why I posed the question.
I took my boots off in 2001 after 23 years. If it happened during my service, I'd be joining the coup.
 
Back then Labour did not look like a threat. Now there is a very real chance that communists could be voted in to power. I have never desired to move to a "Peoples Democratic Republic" and I didn't expect that kind of insanity to take hold here. The conservative voting intention lead is only around 4% and as we know, those kind of margins in polls are absolutely no guarantee of what would happen. It seems unbelievable that nearly half the voters are prepared to vote communist by proxy. Three wise monkeys.
As always - this needs to be watched.

No one ever seems to realise what's happening.

 
I suppose in the grand scheme of things we could do with a jolly good old World War.

It'd give these morons a bit of perspective and the planet is filling up anyway - we need a cull.

Says me who has had his fun already :)
Meh. There's better ways to make use of them I think.
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I rather like the fact that the BBC feels it must explain what a 'General Strike' is:
"A general strike is when workers from across industries take action collectively in large numbers."
That will be for the young who will be voting Labour and have never come across a general strike before, not having been taught about such things.
 
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Corbyn isn't a communist. Be difficult to cut the armed forces much more although our last two wars of choices were such resounding success not actually having the ability to deploy a huge ground force abroad is hardly going to effect our National interests when the last two adventures did nothing useful for the national interest.
 
Corbyn isn't a communist. Be difficult to cut the armed forces much more although our last two wars of choices were such resounding success not actually having the ability to deploy a huge ground force abroad is hardly going to effect our National interests when the last two adventures did nothing useful for the national interest.
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The flip side of the argument in favour of subsidised nursing or similar degrees is the truly wince inducing retention statistics the NHS enjoys. 5 of the circle of friends I grew up with went into nursing and 1 more was an ODA. 1 got married and quit to have babies within 5 years of qualifying, 1 went to Oz in a similar timescale, 2 quit and retrained and 1 now does the bank staff thing as it pays significantly more. Retention like that is compounded by the difficulty the NHS has in recruiting in the less attractive parts of the country.

I would have absolutely no argument with Govt funded, or heavily subsidised, degrees for nursing, medical, midwifery, paramedic etc degrees if a meaningful return of service could be attached. Say 5 years as NHS core staff, the first 3 years in a posting of the NHS' choosing with 'the needs of the individual coming a close second' to coin a phrase. Anyone wishing to quit, emigrate or otherwise in those 5 years could expect to have the cost of their degree loaded into a student loan type agreement.

I could be persuaded that a similar scheme could work for STEM graduates with the first few years attachments in areas of national need.

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Totally agree, of course there always has to be caveats.

On my wife's course, one student qualified but never ever practiced as a midwife. Another went to NZ with her boyfriend, but returned within a year as she didn't realize the deprived area of wherever she went was a shitehole full of overweight drunken Maori's. She never returned to the area, and now is practicing up north at Oxfordshire's expense.

It's not really difficult. My 16 yr old son has just started a 4yr advance apprenticeship and is contractually tied in with the organisation that's training him for two years after.. TBH he would be crazy to go elsewhere, but of course not everyone thinks like me.
 
I went on strike once, when I was a postman in 1988. Just did as everybody else did and went along with it. Then I got my pay packet. Being a naive sort I thought the union made up the difference!

To top it all, the union leaders did a deal that benefited the big sorting offices in Birmingham and London but screwed everyone else over. I lost two days wages so guys in London could get a bonus for doing things I had to do for free. The union leaders had to be escorted out of the building by the police when they told delegates what they'd done.

Last strike I was ever involved in.
 
I went on strike once, when I was a postman in 1988. Just did as everybody else did and went along with it. Then I got my pay packet. Being a naive sort I thought the union made up the difference!

To top it all, the union leaders did a deal that benefited the big sorting offices in Birmingham and London but screwed everyone else over. I lost two days wages so guys in London could get a bonus for doing things I had to do for free. The union leaders had to be escorted out of the building by the police when they told delegates what they'd done.

Last strike I was ever involved in.
For the workers, mate. For the workers...
 
the concern I have is them going after the youth vote with more lies like 'no student loans' and the sucklers believe them. If they motivate the youth vote to get its finger out we are in deep shit
Then the Tories, and Libdems if they want, need to grow up and start proactively discrediting these inferred proposals. The Magic Money tree can only go so far before it becomes boring.

Break down the words, put them into plain speak and disseminate to all and sundry.
'Sorry, what Corbyn actually means is . . [insert lie of choice]'
 

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Then the Tories, and Libdems if they want, need to grow up and start proactively discrediting these inferred proposals. The Magic Money tree can only go so far before it becomes boring.

Break down the words, put them into plain speak and disseminate to all and sundry.
'Sorry, what Corbyn actually means is . . [insert lie of choice]'
Limp Dems are a joke! 12MPs, only two more than DUP.

Tories are too busy fighting themselves to spare time to fight Labour.

UK politics is fcuked.
 

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