Beware the Poisoned Chalice

Andrews, John

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  14/06/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20827

In the aftermath of the recent (2017) UK election Jeremy Corbyn may be well poised to form a Labour government. But there would be huge risks in assuming office in a context of economic chaos.



Britain is in a wretched condition. Four decades of unrelenting capitalistic economic policies by mainly Tory governments, but also the treacherous Blair/Brown Labour governments, have taken Britain to the brink of permanent destitution. Nearly all of the country's manufacturing base has been either shut down or off-shored to various Third World sweatshops. All of the once publicly-owned utilities such as gas and electricity, water and communications, have been flogged at fire-sale prices to trans-national corporations. Public transport and postal services are now mostly owned by foreign corporations, and just about any public service than can be asset-stripped and looted already has been.

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