Venezuela about to go down the tubes...a lesson for Corbyn and the Labour Party perhaps?

Grownup_Rafbrat

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I suspect under Corbyn the poor will become destitute, the disabled will be immobilised and the sick more ill than ever.
Whilst the chosen elite will be rich beyond their wildest dreams, their children will be the sole recipients of Oxbridge places and seats on Boards of Directors of nationalised industries, ambassadorial posts, sinecures at public expense and other hereditary delights.
 
Whilst the chosen elite will be rich beyond their wildest dreams, their children will be the sole recipients of Oxbridge places and seats on Boards of Directors of nationalised industries, ambassadorial posts, sinecures at public expense and other hereditary delights.
Don't forget their access to the hard currency shop?
 
Whilst the chosen elite will be rich beyond their wildest dreams, their children will be the sole recipients of Oxbridge places and seats on Boards of Directors of nationalised industries, ambassadorial posts, sinecures at public expense and other hereditary delights.
That's for me.
I will vote labour next time.
 
excuse us if we are looking forward to St Jeremy coming into office and giving all the rich plebs a damn good kicking!
The last time a Labour Government got into power and gave “the rich plebs a good kicking” a lot of rich plebs said stuff this and buggered off abroad.
Even the Beatles had a whinge about it (in song).

Who is going to pay for all the “free stuff” then?


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The last time a Labour Government got into power and gave “the rich plebs a good kicking” a lot of rich plebs said stuff this and buggered off abroad.
Even the Beatles had a whinge about it (in song).

Who is going to pay for all the “free stuff” then?


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Whilst the main "headliners" of the 70's high earners leaving Britain were undoubtedly sports, film and pop stars, the biggest problem was the brain drain from industry and the city. When the wealth creators start leaving, we are in big trouble.
 
I own a eleven year old 40 inch Panasonic Plasma TV which was bought from John Lewis when I sold my house eleven years ago. The funny thing is that most unemployed people used to work and when they did, they bought things such as big screen tvs, houses and cars, designer clothes ect. So the next time you watch poverty porn and someones sitting in front of a big screen tv , try to stay on the outrage bus and remember that nobody who is on £73 Universal Credit per week can afford to feed themselves let alone buy big screen tvs.
I used to feed myself, go to the pub & smoke whilst being on benefits for nigh on two years.

And vote Conservative. :razz:
 
Not that it is any of your business, but I bought my laptop six years ago while at University.
For someone who is a tax payer, you seem to have plenty of free time to post during normal working hours.

Media Studies?
 
Of course! no one on £73 a week can feed themselves. It's what the tories call, making work pay by making people on Universal Credit destitute! The problem is that certain thick people still believe that everyone on the dole is raking in benefits and watching 60 inch tvs. So excuse us if we are looking forward to St Jeremy coming into office and giving all the rich plebs a damn good kicking!
Bolleaux
I've demonstrated on several occasions here on Arrse that it is eminently possible to feed oneself on less than £30 a week & do that using proper fresh ingredients too.

The politics of envy is the natural preserve of intellectual epsilons.
 

Cold_Collation

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Bolleaux
I've demonstrated on several occasions here on Arrse that it is eminently possible to feed oneself on less than £30 a week & do that using proper fresh ingredients too.

The politics of envy is the natural preserve of intellectual epsilons.
You're back to relative and absolute poverty.

It's not possible to eat Lobster Thermidor every night on £30/week. It is possible to eat something which is adequate and nutritious, however.
 
You haven't been paying attention, which seems a common occurrence with some people on this thread!
The £73 is not what is left for food, it has also to be used to pay utility bills and council tax.
And?
My combined gas & electricity bill averages less than £60 a month, so £13 a week.
Food £30
Council tax for a single person on UC with savings below the threshold is less than £3 a week at most.
That still leaves £27 a week to cover other things.
 
£73 a week?

Jesus where are you lot dining?

Try £25 a week.

John West Tuna Pasta meals x 5
Bunch of bananas
Bunch of apples / oranges
6 Pack of Walkers Sunbites
Nature Valley Salted Caramel Protein Bars
2 tins baked beans
1 loaf Kingsmill
Ham trimmings
Breakfast Biscuits

I go to B & M first to get any of the above on offer, then Asda afterwards to get the remainder.

Every now and then I do top-up shops for things that last months like toothpaste, soap, etc.

Free teabags at work, free bog roll etc. Free showers at the gym.

And I've never been out of full time employment :-D
You don't half eat a load of shoite.
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My £30 a week included an average "6 a day" of fresh fruit & veg, a whole chicken & pork or mince.
 
You're back to relative and absolute poverty.

It's not possible to eat Lobster Thermidor every night on £30/week. It is possible to eat something which is adequate and nutritious, however.
Meh - lobster just tastes like the big prawn that it is & I can do a belting prawn curry for £2 a portion, including brown basmati rice. :mrgreen:
 
So excuse us if we are looking forward to St Jeremy coming into office and giving all the rich plebs a damn good kicking!
Ah yes, worked well in Jamaica just after independence I recall. The new Prime Minister rode the crest of the wave of socialism in that the people would own the means etc. and that if the rich didn't like it then there were two planes a day to Miami that they were welcome to take on one way tickets.

The rich did and in no time at all the country was nearly bankrupt, the Bank of Jamaica down to it last million or two of USD. To balance the books the JD went into free-fall, violence and poverty abounded and the welfare state disappeared. It's seems odd what some people are looking forward to.
 

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