According to this interesting article, ex-Greek chancellor, Yanis Varoufakis, issued a strong warning to Jeremy Corbyn on Friday, advising the new Labour leader to move on from discussing his opposition to austerity.
Source: Yanis Varoufakis Advises Jeremy Corbyn On Austerity Narrative And Media Management
Personally, I think that Corbyn needs some top class economic advice and I believe he has consulted some renowned economists. BUT I do not rate Yanis Varoufakis as a top-class economist, nor a particularly succesful finance minister. Varoufakis claim to fame is probably his arrogence. He’s a fine hard-left politician but married to a wealthy woman.
On the subject of austerity, the young Trudeau’s win in Canada has shown that there is still room for anti-austerity politics.
Corbyn, who claims to be a “man of the people”, is a dangerous chameleon who would take advice from the devil himself if he thought it would further the cause of Socialism in Britain.
Varoufakis is a champagne socialist, who cares little for the hapless people who have to pay for the carrying out of the advice he dishes out, hard pressed Europea taxpayers and, of course, the Greek public who he tricks by telling them what they want to hear.
In this in this instance, we should judge the brains of Corbyn by the brains of those he gathers about him and examine his intentions by those of the people he gathers about him in much the same way as Julius Caesar used to advise people to do.
Varoufakis is a thoroughly untrustworthy individual, so the fact that Corbyn listens to him should tell us something.
Corbyn’s new spin doctor is from the Guardian but has hedged his bets by insisting on retaining his Guardian contract and his Guardian pension rights. This is a man who is a fairweather friend, who will jump ship the moment he thinks Corbyn might be deposed by the plotters who wait in the wings but show us what nice people they are in public.
What we can discern from this is that Corbyn has no real leadership or personnel evaluation skills of his own but is being advised by someone else without scruples.
We need to learn who this individual is and what they hope to achieve using Corbyn.
Sooner or later, they will have to show their hand but using the analogy of a poker game we are once again being invited to a spectacle of a rigged game with double dealing and watching card players pretending that they have no interest in the outcome.