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

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
Genuinely, is that actually true?
Widely reported at the time. She was seen shopping in Waitrose with luxury items in her basket. Lobster was mentioned istr.

Trying to find a mention of it now.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
If I remember, didn't the twonk have a Grace & Favour house. Paid for, by and for life by the Miners Union.
His house was bought with a loan from an international mining union. His flat in the Barbican was his for life rent free. He tried using Right to Buy (a Thatcher policy) to buy it for himself, but the NUM refused and he lost the court case because it wasn't his main residence.
The worst kind of champagne socialist.
 
Vaguely recall the tosser having some gaff in Yorkshire next to a doggers site.
I'm sure the local cops took his complaints seriously.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
Oddly enough, a search for Scargill lobster returned this about Bob Crow, another communist union leader:
Bob Crow, the lobster-red baron, enjoys a £10,000 holiday
Perhaps this is what is meant by "luxury communism"; the leaders have the luxury while the members pay for it.
And they all live in council or union owned accommodation despite being able to afford something else and despite the desperate need of others. Prescott was another one who refused to give up his RMT flat even when he had a politician's grace and favour home available.

Utter c-unts.
 
Thatcher didn't go out to close the Mines. As said, it was about breaking the Unions control. From the 50s onwards, Unions in this country have had a big hand in destroying an awful lot of this country's great industrys.
Ship building and the docks. Liverpool(I know) docks was the largest in the country, another exam of the unions refusal to modernise. So Felixstowe and Southampton got modernised and Liverpool got left behind.
Our ship building wasn't much better, sometimes demanding stupid work practices and if they didn't get their way, the union would declare a "work to rule". Slowing everything, delayed delivery's and pushing the price of the vessels up. And the Unions wondered why the yards closed.....
 
Thatcher didn't go out to close the Mines. As said, it was about breaking the Unions control. From the 50s onwards, Unions in this country have had a big hand in destroying an awful lot of this country's great industrys.
Ship building and the docks. Liverpool(I know) docks was the largest in the country, another exam of the unions refusal to modernise. So Felixstowe and Southampton got modernised and Liverpool got left behind.
Our ship building wasn't much better, sometimes demanding stupid work practices and if they didn't get their way, the union would declare a "work to rule". Slowing everything, delayed delivery's and pushing the price of the vessels up. And the Unions wondered why the yards closed.....
Whilst I couldn't agree with you more, contrast with the loading of the ships for the Falklands: I suggest a few union conveners had their fortunes read to them.
 

Londo

LE
Thatcher didn't go out to close the Mines. As said, it was about breaking the Unions control. From the 50s onwards, Unions in this country have had a big hand in destroying an awful lot of this country's great industrys.
Ship building and the docks. Liverpool(I know) docks was the largest in the country, another exam of the unions refusal to modernise. So Felixstowe and Southampton got modernised and Liverpool got left behind.
Our ship building wasn't much better, sometimes demanding stupid work practices and if they didn't get their way, the union would declare a "work to rule". Slowing everything, delayed delivery's and pushing the price of the vessels up. And the Unions wondered why the yards closed.....
I thought it was also in part due to the EU deciding Europe had too many shipyards to be economical so some had to go . Guess who's ?
 
As an asides a local North Wales poll today (of 3000 plus people) puts Labour on 16 percent and Conservative on 44 percent

Predominantly a Labour area, or it was.....
 
I thought it was also in part due to the EU deciding Europe had too many shipyards to be economical so some had to go . Guess who's ?
The European Shipbuilding Strategy
Agreed in the 1980's but good luck finding any reference to it now
Strangely not much reference to it on Google
 

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