As events play out over the next year or two, a ”Labour Brexit” might just provide the best possible outcome.
It’s clear to me that if Britain somehow stayed in the EU under Corbyn it would sooner or later face similar punitive measures from the ”troika‘‘ that Greece under Syriza suffered (and continues to suffer). The EU remains essentially a neo-liberal / austerity economic project, and Labour, the largest political party in Europe, must now offer an alternative, based on radical reform of the banking system – the proposed National Investment Bank is a good start – and re-structuring of debt.
Who knows, the rest of Europe might then follow Britain’s lead….
”I am against the Treaty of Rome which entrenches laissez-faire as its philosophy and chooses bureaucracy as its administrative method.” ~Tony Benn (Encounter, January 1963).
Debt is never repaid, so it forms the kernel of the modern State, and the new apparatus of repression.
The system of endless monetary debt, precluding forever all prospect of its discharge, is to be mankind’s crushing fate. The aim of the State now is to make the glance recoil disconsolately from an iron impossibility.
The Earth becomes a madhouse.
A Few Quotes on Banking : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/a-few-qoutes-on-banking/
”Conceived in iniquity and born in sin”. ~ Sir Josiah Stamp, a Governor of the Bank of England back in the 1920’s, used these words to describe the modern banking system, but they apply equally to the origins of the EU.
”I am against the Treaty of Rome which entrenches laissez-faire as its philosophy and chooses bureaucracy as its administrative method.” ~Tony Benn ( Encounter, January 1963).
:The European Union. the corrupt and vicious neo-liberal Austerity Weapon of the financial / political elite — has been defeated in the UK — the first step towards its inevitable dissolution.
And yet the metropolitan so-called ”left” is furious. How dare the ”have-nots” put the house prices, foreign holidays and cheap au-pairs of the ”haves” at risk ?
Overwhelmingly it was the poor and powerless who made this historic step by rebelling in the only way they saw possible – NOT voting the way their privileged masters demanded. To quote Jeremy Corbyn today : ”Millions of voters have rejected a political establishment that has left them behind. Communities that have been hardest hit by government cuts and economic failure have voted against the status quo.” .
This result represents a war cry from the masses — a plague on all elites, left or right.
Well, it’s a start…..
What is needed now is a focused escalation to make the ruling class tremble. Not to allow racists and fascists to exploit this result, but to take, and keep, the political initiative.
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”The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” ~ Ernesto ”Che” Guevara
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In any case, whatever your views on the referendum, the resignation of Posh-boy Pig-fucker is surely reason enough to celebrate !
”Sir” Bob Geldof, Knight of the British Empire, took to the Thames today, loud-hailing a pro-EU rant supposedly in support of British fishermen — almost enough in itself to persuade me to vote Leave, (if I had a vote).
Band Aid was / is a gigantic propaganda exercise and financial con designed to remunerate private financial institutions, the IMF and the World Bank. Geldof’s initiative acted as a direct reimbursement process for the creditors of the 18 poorest countries on the planet, while further binding these countries, their industries and their exports to the future predations of the World Bank and IMF.
This odious charlatan is apparently worth in the region of £125 million. Now I wonder where all that money came from ? Oh, of course, it must have been his hugely successful music career with the global sensation that was the Boomtown Rats !
A trail of death follows this man around – (Paula Yates, Michael Hutchence, Peaches Geldof ).
This also is never a good thing….