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

Another triumph.

Preface - Land for the Many

"Public luxury and private adequacy"

Next: Victory Gin

Or price caps, State asset and land grab if you prefer.

It's all gone so well in the past
Interesting programme that was on late on BBC 4. BBC iPlayer - This World - The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve

He was looking at where our coffee comes from and according to him most of the UK's instant coffee comes from Vietnam. Coffee growing has become a cash crop and of more value than growing food. The export of this crop is good for the government balance of payments and so vast areas of land has been turned over to this crop. Early on the government controlled all land in the south and so set up large coffee growing plantations worked by the people in large communs. They very quickly found that compared to the farms up north that were privately run the yield was a lot smaller. The workers did not care for the crop well and were lazy adn unproductive. It's not mine was the common problem.

They have now divided the land up into small farms (it was not clear if they owned or rented the land) which are run by one family that are very productive. So even the communists who have run the system understand that state controlled land may sound good on the surface but in reality does not work as the people have no stake in the land.

It also reminds me of a comment about water pumps in Africa. A charity was going round digging wells and installing water pumps in villages. Some years latter they revisited the fine work they had done and found that they had silted up and could not be used. They asked the villagers why they had let it get into such a condition and they said "it's not our pump it's yours and not our responsibility".
 
Kate Osamor caught out lying again. What is it with these BAME, female, labour MPs of a non UK heritage background that encourages them to think they can get away with it?

DISGRACED Labour MP Kate Osamor has been rebuked for hosting a Commons tour and tea freebie to raise party funds.
The treat, auctioned off to the highest bidder at a gala dinner, broke rules banning the use of Parliament for money-making purposes.

Labour MP Kate Osamor apologises after hosting Commons tour to raise cash
 
Kate Osamor caught out lying again. What is it with these BAME, female, labour MPs of a non UK heritage background that encourages them to think they can get away with it?

DISGRACED Labour MP Kate Osamor has been rebuked for hosting a Commons tour and tea freebie to raise party funds.
The treat, auctioned off to the highest bidder at a gala dinner, broke rules banning the use of Parliament for money-making purposes.

Labour MP Kate Osamor apologises after hosting Commons tour to raise cash
I wonder what happened to the Parliamentary investigation into a) her lying about knowledge of her son’s drug dealing; 2) her continuing to employ her son in the HoC, complete with parliamentary pass; and 3) her writing a letter of mitigation to the Judge in her son’s case using HoC headed notepaper and her political post in her signature block?

ETA: Obviously all the above ‘Allegedly’.
 
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The frightening thing is such people are: a) selected as PPCs; b) elected by voters .
Elected by voters as dull of bovine mind as the candidates, who would “rather die than vote Tory”, yet are largely unable to string together anything resembling a coherent sentence in defence of their ‘opinion’. In a rational world there’d be a medium-threshold intelligence test to qualify for the vote, but of course that’s never going to be the case. Such is the bitter price of universal suffrage - which all too often delivers, courtesy of the Labour Party, near-universal suffering (except for the privileged few, of course).
 

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