Millennial Socialism ?

The me me me publicity is generated overwhelmingly by that minority who choose a (generally) poorly paid career in journalism and who choose to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world to practice it.
In that case they're doing their generation a disservice.
 
I had a wee chuckle at those 'climate strikes' yesterday. I doubt these kids realise that what they are proposing means ditching all that throw away designer fashion and tech items, amongst other things.
Of course they don't understand, the people influencing them are intentionally not giving them the whole picture..

One hopes the schools were doling out fines to the parents, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Interestingly, if any parent wants to take their kids out of school for a holiday, not sure how the courts can maintain the fining system, IF these striking kids (approved by whom) were not fined.
 
It took an effort of will, but I just remembered one of the dafter election pledges of Labour in opposition during the early 80s was

Nationalize the Building Trade
That wasn't even close to peak lunacy. Labour's 1983 manifesto is on the net somewhere. That's the one that Labour MP Gerald Kaufman called "the longest suicide note in history".

Some of the highlights:-

Inflation was rampaging in the late 70s and early 80s. Attempts at wage control had failed due to union power so why not try price controls? The government would set the maximum price for goods in the shops. Problem solved. This is the same policy that was implemented in Venezuela. There would have been food shortages and a black market for everything from soap to shoes.

Companies would no longer be managed by boards of directors. Workers' Cooperatives would rule the boardroom. Of course "workers" meant trade union reps. What could go wrong with Arthur Scargill running the mines as well as the miners?

Similarly, schools would be run by the teaching unions with an emphasis on educating children about their union rights in the workplace. Churning out generations of loyal Labour voters was a key part of Labour's long term plan.

Unemployment would be "near zero" after big businesses were to be forced to take on hundreds of thousands of extra staff with neither work for them to do nor profits from which to pay their wages. Again, exactly what happened to the national oil company in Venezuela. With the biggest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela now imports oil from Nigeria.

Of course, profits wouldn't be a problem because everything bigger than your corner shop would be nationalised and the rich would pay. Problem was, all the rich would be unemployed, as their jobs would have been taken by the union reps and the party faithful. Printing money to pay the wage bill would have been the only option, leading to hyperinflation. Guess which country implemented exactly this policy. I'll give you a clue. It starts with V and ends with a fecked economy, civil unrest and starvation.
 
Guess which country implemented exactly this policy. I'll give you a clue. It starts with V and ends with a fecked economy, civil unrest and starvation.
We've seen it said on here that it was probably the wrong type of socialism that was implemented there. For the first and only time I agree with something The Donald said on this subject. It was exactly the correct type of socialism.
 
The upper hierarchy of the banks knew that recession was going to happen and when, they then gambled our money on it happening to make themselves even more billions
The upper hierarchy of the banks on both sides of the Atlantic have governments in their pockets. That's why the likes of Blair has consultancy contracts with merchant banks.

It can also be argued the upper hierarchy of certain powerful banks may well have induced the last major recession to profit from it, from which they did handsomely.
 
The upper hierarchy of the banks on both sides of the Atlantic have governments in their pockets. That's why the likes of Blair has consultancy contracts with merchant banks.

It can also be argued the upper hierarchy of certain powerful banks may well have induced the last major recession to profit from it, from which they did handsomely.
I think if you run a country like the UK for any period of time you’ll be able to make a fortune on the consultancy circuit. I don’t see the issue with TB doing it, plenty of others do.
 
One hopes the schools were doling out fines to the parents, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Interestingly, if any parent wants to take their kids out of school for a holiday, not sure how the courts can maintain the fining system, IF these striking kids (approved by whom) were not fined.
The reason is that they are different situations. Both are unauthorised absences but the holiday is caused by the parents. Idiot children going 'on strike' are just truanting which is their decision, not their parents.

Parents can be fined if their children persistently truant but that requires a pattern of long-term absence, meetings with an Education Welfare Officer and other red tape. As far as I know fining parents for child truancy only happens if the parent cannot show that they have made a reasonable effort to make their child attend school, by which point Social Services are likely to be involved anyway.
 
The reason is that they are different situations. Both are unauthorised absences but the holiday is caused by the parents. Idiot children going 'on strike' are just truanting which is their decision, not their parents.

Parents can be fined if their children persistently truant but that requires a pattern of long-term absence, meetings with an Education Welfare Officer and other red tape. As far as I know fining parents for child truancy only happens if the parent cannot show that they have made a reasonable effort to make their child attend school, by which point Social Services are likely to be involved anyway.

Whats the legal situation when teachers have aided and abetted (or even initiated) mass absenteeism?
 
Whats the legal situation when teachers have aided and abetted (or even initiated) mass absenteeism?
Honestly, no idea. Probably nothing as it's not a situation that should have happened and rules only get put in place after something like this. If it can be shown to be the case then the idiots involved should (in my opinion) be forfeiting their pay for that day and have their knuckles rapped over failure to uphold the teaching standards.

Personally, encouraging students to truant (it's not striking as they cannot withhold their labour) sounds like it's in direct contravention of Part 2 of the standards - link
"Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by:
ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit pupils’ vulnerability or might lead them to break the law"

Children are legally required to be in school, ergo encouraging a 'strike' is encouraging them to break the law, regardless of how much sympathy the teacher might have for the kid's arguments. Plus anyone daft enough to fall for the 'we want a day off strike' deserves a slap for being that gullible.
 
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The problem with the Millennial's is that they want everything and they want it now and to many, 'aspirations' are a commodity that many people seem to think is their birthright, they see some people with nice stuff and they are jealous because they don't have it. However, what they don't see and won't acknowledge is that in many circumstances the person that has these "nice things" may have made massive sacrifice so as to obtain them and that is something that the moaning millennial won't subject themselves to, they just want it and they should have it and they should have it now as it's not fair.
Funny, my grandmother has said the same thing about the baby boomers...

That’s ok I want steak and lobster and some shit Australian beer, and I have to wait an hour. I shall be crying into my hoodie...it’s not fair...
 
Look at this Winston Churchill side show, greatest britain ever, won the war etc, how did that go for him in the post war election?
”greatest britain ever”, eh?

As for the election, it could have been much worse. It’s true that he didn’t win, but he did see Labour’s majority, despite an increase in the popular vote, reduced by 141 seats to just five, with the Conservatives winning an extra 90. And Attlee felt so hampered by this that he called another election the following year, and lost it - to Churchill.
 

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