Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 18: Four Comments From August 2016

Hello, friends.

And I expect you’re all still – literally – coming down from Our Not One More Day Protest March on Saturday, aren’t you, friends? Wow! If Jeremy were not already Our Prime Minister, Our March would certainly have ensured he was!

Number-crunching time, friends!

According to figures I’ve just made up, and which have been verified by 112% of Climate Scientists, 15,000 odd people attended Our March! That tiny handful of 13,669,883 Far-Right bigots who viciously voted Tory on June 8th – and who, friends, represent absolutely nobody but themselves – must be feeling literally pretty small now!

Anyway, enough of all of this in-depth statistical analysis [Ha!J.C.], friends. Here’s my latest selection of Saveed’s Greatest Hitettes from the Far-Right Guardian. As ever, a link to the original article and my comment, along with any replies, is provided under each piece.

Jeremy Corbyn rules out second referendum on Brexit (report, 7.8.16)

Friends! We on the Progressive Left naturally oppose all Referendums, as they are simply tools of Far-Right neoliberal racist Fascists, e.g. the hated Farage.

And we are quite right to do so, friends, as the EU Referendum has shown that a tiny minority of 17,410,742 racist Fascists – who represent no-one but themselves – can disrupt the democratic functioning of a so-called society like ours, which Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then totally destroyed.

And therefore, it is absolutely essential friends, that a second Referendum is held as soon as possible, so that people have the opportunity to rectify the grave error they made in June, when Hate Votes outnumbered Hope Votes (even if only in a pedantic, mathematical sense).

Friends, it appears that we on the Progressive Left – and there are many of us, friends, e.g. me – have made a serious error in choosing Jeremy as our Leader. His refusal to countenance a second Referendum is a clear sign that he is not prepared to listen to the verdict of the 48%, and is prepared to pander to a tiny minority of Far-Right Fascists instead.

Thank goodness for the Labour Leadership election eh, friends. As the EU Referendum has shown, it is not always possible to obtain the correct result first time round. I do hope that all of my friends on the Progressive Left will now install Owen Jones as Labour Leader.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/07/jeremy-corbyn-rules-out-second-referendum-brexit#comment-80686213

 

Elites must start listening to the ‘smelly citizens’ in the streets (article by Anne McElvoy, 7.8.16)

Friends! Anne McElvoy is correct in one respect, if in no other.

It really is about time that the so-called “elites”, along with those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are many of us, friends, e.g. me – started listening to the fears and anxieties of ordinary working people, whether these are about Our EU, Our NHS (the envy of the world and indeed elsewhere, friends!), Our BBC, Our Immigrants, and anything else for that matter.

And this is because, friends, it is only by listening to all of these totally understandable fears and anxieties that are held by so many ordinary working people, that we can then explain to them exactly how, and why, they are totally wrong.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/06/elites-listen-to-noises-on-street#comment-80698377

 

Brexit, Trump: the trouble with claiming we’re in a post-truth era (article by Steve Richards, 10.8.16)

Friends! Fortunately, those of us on the Progressive Left – and there are many of us, friends, e.g. me – have no problem with the truth.

We speak nothing more than the truth when we point out that the only way for a fair society to be created is for our great public services, e.g. Our NHS, Our BBC and Our EU, to be properly funded, instead of starved of cash and totally destroyed, as has happened under this totally unelected Tory Government and its totally reckless policy of Far-Right Austerity, in which Government spending has been slashed from £692 billions in 2010 to only £760 billions in 2016 – that’s a full £68 billions difference, friends, whatever Hard-Right neoliberal elements, i.e. Liam Byrne, might claim.

And when these same Hard-Right neoliberal elements say “Where will you get the money from?” – a typical neoliberal trick there, friends – we on the Progressive Left are happy to tell the truth, however difficult and unpalatable it may be for many people.

Which is: in order for the kind of society that we on the Progressive Left wish to create – e.g. that shining example, Venezuela – it will be necessary for those with the broadest shoulders – the hated 1% and the Banksters – to pay a very great deal more tax than they currently do.

Asking the very richest people in our society – which, never let it be forgotten, friends, Thatcher first denied the existence of, and then destroyed – to pay more tax, may not be the easiest message to sell; but nonetheless, it is an honest and truthful one, and one from which we on the Progressive Left must not resile.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/10/brexit-trump-trouble-with-claiming-post-truth-era#comment-80890776

In response to frankieboy (who replied to me, same article):

Exactly right, friend. All the figures you have provided merely underline how this Government is not spending nearly enough, and that far, far more expenditure is required, if this country is to emulate truly successful countries like Venezuela, whose mild transitional problems have all been caused by America, i.e. the Far-Right neoliberal puppet, Obama.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/10/brexit-trump-trouble-with-claiming-post-truth-era#comment-80893631

 

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3 thoughts on “Saveed Miliband’s “Guardian” Pieces, Part 18: Four Comments From August 2016

  1. Why bother? I’m waiting for you to catch up with the present. Then I’ll read your grand incites of the future. Can wait.

    😈🐐🐐🐐🐐🐯

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  2. As ever SOL is as far ahead of the rest of us as it is possible to be.
    There ARE those of us who tend to be feckless carpers in the Red Pond, but I am not one of them.
    I know my Mao said that every march started with a single step…and SOLs tactics thus far have been masterful. Hence our Jeremys landslide victory of last month.
    We have a few naysayers who live under bridges, but I always think of them as Sidneys to my Beatrice…Webb lettuces , yet to bring glory to the garden of eternal socialism. Support Our Lefty is the pool attendant, masterful and keeping a weather eye out for the rest of us, as we gaily frolic in the shady glades of coming overturning of the hated Pink Tories.
    Tis joy to be ” A Lady in Red” this glorious summer.
    Lefty as ever marches to his own drum-come follow!

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