Opinion – Tony Blair’s final plea: Corbynmania is ‘Alice in Wonderland’ politics | Politics | The Guardian – John Gelmini

Jeremy Corbyn

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I am afraid Dr Alf is right, Jeremy Corbyn has already had a “makeover” in his wardrobe and will soon be wearing a suit and tie in an effort to appear respectable and believable.

The Trades Unions will soon be engaging in new forms of “direct action”, which will circumvent the slow and clumsy way in which the UK Government is dealing, or rather not dealing with the Trades Unions, who are bankrolling Corbyn and the entryism by the Socialist Workers Party, and other extremists, closet Communists, Trotskyites and hardened troublemakers.

The disaffected young, the confused, the weak, benefit recipients, council house tenants, the uncreditworthy and the gullible comprise the bulk of the population, along with the unsuccessful and pensioners without proper financial provision and who now seek more money at the expense of the rest of us.

Jeremy Corbyn and his fellow rabble-rousers has this constituency of misguided people in the palm of his hand and he is busy selling “Voodoo economics”, as if it was a sensible proposition along with the endorsement of the insufferable Diane Abbott.

David Cameron and his holiday loving colleagues need to wake up to the danger this man poses and start street-fighting.

De-recognising all the public sector trades unions would be a start, firing all tube train drivers who engage in or threaten strike action, and replacing them all with driverless trains would be a good first-step and forcing a low licence fee settlement on the BBC would be another.

A programme of sequestration of Trades Union funds applied to the RMT and the teaching unions would simultaneously reduce strike action and reduce money for Corbyn and his apparachiks.

Corbyn is still not taken seriously and is underestimated. The UK cannot afford him nor any possibility of his policies, so decisive action needs to be taken to blunt his popularity and then isolate it as the rantings of a fanatic.

John Gelmini

Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Der Spiegel

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China‘s slowing economy has German industry worried about its exports to Asia. But as it goes about beefing up the transportation sector, the country poses a completely different threat in the longer-term.

Source: Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Spiegel is an outstanding world-class newspaper. It looks for evidence and is prepared to invest time to research a subjective viewpoint. Normally, the conclusions are carefully drawn from the argument and evidence.

This is so different to many Western media organizations, especially UK newspapers, where biased reporting is quite common. When I was a youngster, kind of quaint really, newspapers reported the facts and opinion was left for the editorials. These days, it is quite common for expensive editors to doctor the news to their own bias. Because of my politics, I notice this behavior most quickly at the BBC and in the Guardian. Compare this leading German media article on George Osborne to one from the Guardian.

Spiegel and the NYT, for example,  are liberal, left-leaning but they manage quality reporting, unlike other left-leaning organizations, and the BBC and the Guardian come instantly to mind.

I hope that increasing competition in the global media sector will promote quality and integrity.