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http://news.sky.com/story/labour-leader-jeremy-corbyn-hits-out-at-rigged-system-10728162

 

"Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hits out at 'rigged system'"

 

Here we have a big political leader telling the sheeple the system is rigged.

This should have seen people out on the streets protesting.

So far....Just a lot of people nodding in agreement

 

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"He claimed power, wealth and opportunity "lies in hands of the privileged few" and was concentrated in and around London.

He said: "The people who run Britain have been taking our country for a ride. They've stitched up our political system to protect the powerful.""

 

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The opposition leader argues the Tories have "spectacularly failed even to begin to share the wealth fairly across society".

How is saying that any different to what they were saying just before the 1997 general election when NuLabour got in and then made things even worse - or for that matter what they have said when any Tory government has been in power with Labour in opposition going back decades since records began.

Now nearly 20 years on after the 1997 general election up he comes with it yet again.

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6 minutes ago, billybong said:

How is saying that any different to what they were saying just before the 1997 general election when NuLabour got in and then made things even worse - or for that matter what they have said when any Tory government has been in power with Labour in opposition going back decades since records began.

Now nearly 20 years on after the 1997 general election up he comes with it yet again.

Corbyn is incredible.

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36 minutes ago, satch said:

How long has Corbyn been an MP? (since 1983) and he has just realised .............. outstanding, apparently the Pope is a Roman Catholic, never knew that either.

To be fair he's probably been saying this since 1983. It's only now that he's 'leading' a party and has a platform that the media are paying any attention.

And it may be obvious to us, but when was the last time you heard someone with influence saying this?

Edited by RentingForever

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4 hours ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

"He claimed power, wealth and opportunity "lies in hands of the privileged few" and was concentrated in and around London.

 

Reminds me of Osbanker's speech when he brought Help to Buy Bail Banks forward to spread "recovery" around the country!

 

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We Conservatives are nothing if we’re not the party of small business, and that’s the way it’s going to stay. And we’re the party of home ownership too.

I’m the first person to say we must be vigilant about avoiding the mistakes of the past. That’s why I gave powers to the Bank of England to stop dangerous housing bubbles emerging.

But too many people are still being denied the dream of owning their own home. So instead of starting the second phase of Help to Buy next year, we’re starting it next week.

There are some people - many living in the richest parts of London - who say we shouldn’t be doing these things. I have this to say:

Take you arguments down the road to Nelson or Colne, where house prices have fallen for the past five years. Take your arguments to Bury, or Morecambe, where young working couples are still living at home with their parents.

Take your arguments to our great towns and cities where there are families who have saved for years, earning decent salaries, who can afford the mortgage repayments but can't possibly afford the deposit being asked by the banks these days.

Take your arguments to those families and say: “This policy is not right. You shouldn't be allowed to get your home.”

I tell you what they'll say back: “It's alright for you. You've got your own home. We’ve been saving for years. What about us?”

I know whose side this Party is on. We are the party of aspiration. The housebuilding party of Macmillan.

The party of Thatcher's right to buy. And now the party of David Cameron’s Help to Buy. We are the party of home ownership and we’re going to let the country know it.

We are also going make sure no one is left behind as our economy recovers. Our goal is nothing short of a recovery for all.

http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2013/09/30/george-osborne-s-conference-speech-in-full

 

 

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8 minutes ago, zugzwang said:

Pure comedy gold.

 

Almost as good as Alex Salmond....

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He cited Iceland's increase in spending on research and development, Norway's creation of a 110.9 billion "future generations fund" and Ireland's booming financial sector as examples that an independent Scotland should follow. Mr Salmond said: "Scotland can be part of northern Europe's arc of prosperity. "There are three countries there which are all in the top six wealthiest in the world. In contrast, devolved Scotland is in 18th place and the UK as a whole is only 14th.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/salmond-sees-scots-in-arc-of-prosperity-1-1130200

 

 

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'A moronic policy that stands head and shoulders above most of the policies I've seen implemented in my thirty years in the business.'

Albert Edwards verdict on Osborne's Help To Buy.

Andrew Bridgen, a senior economist at Fathom Consulting, a forecasting firm run by former Bank of England economists, said:

Help to Buy is a reckless scheme that uses public money to incentivise the banks to lend precisely to those individuals who should not be offered credit.

“Had we been asked to design a policy that would guarantee maximum damage to the UK’s long-term growth prospects and fragile credit rating, this would be it.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/10101343/George-Osbornes-Help-to-Buy-is-moronic-says-respected-analyst.html

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This is the part of the speech about housing:

"And we need to make housing about homes for the many, not investment opportunities for few.

Under the Conservatives homelessness has doubled, housebuilding has fallen to the lowest level since the 1920s and when we proposed that homes for rent should be fit for human habitation, the Tories voted it down.

The next Labour Government will give people a fair chance by putting decent, affordable homes at the heart of our programme for the country.

We’ll build thousands more genuinely affordable homes to rent and buy, give renters a new charter of rights, end rough sleeping and help young people on ordinary incomes to buy a home of their own.

And we’ll also end the ridiculous restriction on local authorities’ ability to build the council homes local people need and on councils’ ability to license private landlords to drive up standards."

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Real power in the country is held by the monarch. Queenie always does nicely out of her close relationship with the PM.

The aristocracy holding most of the land to themselves and not having to pay a land-value tax is the root cause of the housing crisis.

Nothing will change until we become a republic. So although I like the man, until he starts calling for a republic he's not worth listening to. Nor is anyone else.

Edited by EnglishinWales

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17 minutes ago, j666 said:

This is the part of the speech about housing:

We’ll build thousands more genuinely affordable homes to rent and buy, give renters a new charter of rights, end rough sleeping and help young people on ordinary incomes to buy a home of their own.

 

Uh-oh.... he's mentioned that word.

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It may not seem it, but there is an important difference in everybody privately knowing a system is corrupt and somebody with a public profile publicly admitting it. In certain countries you dont leave the house without money to bribe an official you may encounter, but someone who verbalises what everybody knows doesnt last long.

 

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, j666 said:

This is the part of the speech about housing:

"And we need to make housing about homes for the many, not investment opportunities for few.

Under the Conservatives homelessness has doubled, housebuilding has fallen to the lowest level since the 1920s and when we proposed that homes for rent should be fit for human habitation, the Tories voted it down.

The next Labour Government will give people a fair chance by putting decent, affordable homes at the heart of our programme for the country.

We’ll build thousands more genuinely affordable homes to rent and buy, give renters a new charter of rights, end rough sleeping and help young people on ordinary incomes to buy a home of their own.

And we’ll also end the ridiculous restriction on local authorities’ ability to build the council homes local people need and on councils’ ability to license private landlords to drive up standards."

Cowardly stuff. No mention of house prices being too high relative to wages and that a Labour government would aim to reduce the house price to wage ratio. You'd think a party called 'Labour' would care about the real value of wages.

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I’m the first person to say we must be vigilant about avoiding the mistakes of the past. That’s why I gave powers to the Bank of England to stop dangerous housing bubbles emerging.

 


Then very soon afterwards

 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2560957/I-control-UKs-soaring-house-prices-says-Carney-Bank-chief-admits-powerless-average-asking-price-jumps-250-000.html

The Governor of the Bank of England has admitted he is powerless to control spiralling prime property values – as the average asking price jumped above £250,000.

 



 
The Mutt and Jeff act.  
 
A form of intentional double bind.
 
 
 

The pass the buck economy.
 
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