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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:28 PM

2. Ha, wondered when you'd be along.

The Corbyn-led Labour Party is riding high at the moment (well higher than it has for a long time). For once (maybe not for long), some of its arguments are getting a fair airing. Part of the deal on that is that they must be amenable to analysis after the furore of an election campaign has died down, and their policy flaws pointed out. Because if that doesn't happen sooner rather than later, the whole surge in mobilizing sectors of the populace to nominally vote for their own interests for a change will be squandered, and all that will be left will be the smoking ruins of a personality cult, a lot of if onlies, and a whole lot of very disillusioned people who once upon a - possibly only too brief - time voted Labour and got screwed by triangulation all over again.

Ken, skip all that you're objecting to right there for a minute (I can think of a few things in the article that made me bristle, but he has some very valid points) and get to the Brexit discussion.

Then please explain to me how the hell Labour will be able to finance any meaningful public spending while the country weathers the decade(s?)-long hurricane that will result from the disruption to trade and consequent loss of revenue. In fact, explain to me ANY coherent ideas Labour's come up with for the process of disentangling us from the EU that don't sound disturbingly like Tory "have our cake and eat it" wishful thinking.

There's more meat there, but it's a big essay, and too much to tackle all at once.

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