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Posted By: Jim Carroll
04-Apr-19 - 03:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Corbyn is a far from a 'revolutionary socialist' as you can get (total waste of time to ask for examples to back up to this claim)
He is an old guard Humanist Socialist of the type that helped create the promised "Home fit for heroes to live in" following the war
He's read Marx - most people who have an active interest in politics have - Thatcher boasted she had, as have numerous Tory leaders   

The head of the Bank of England yesterday described the STEADY DECLINE in the British economy yesterday and laid the blame squarely on Brexit - he said that crashing out would be catastrophic   
I was talking with a friend whose work as lecturer took him to Germany a few months ago - as a good Catholic, he was stunned at the official resurgence of an interest in Marx as a serious economist
As a young man Marx was a revolutionary, but his main work was as an Economist - 'Young Karl Marx is worth seeing (especially for mancunians)
Along with 'The Death of Stalin', it ranks as one of the best films ever made, in my opinion - both should be on any education curriculum

As someone whose sole income is a British State pension, the way things have gone and continue to go, it's ludicrous for a Tory to raise the issue of pensions - they become less valuable by the month
I suggest they go check on exactly what they are before they suggest that anybody can possibly live on them
Tory Policies (pursued by both parties to date) have led to a steady fall in the BRITISH STANDARD OF LIVING and the economic forecasts suggest twenty years of economic instability
I don't think any Tory is in a position to a claim of being taken seriously since the Brexit Show has bombed the way it has
Jim Carroll