Opinion – Yanis Varoufakis Advises Jeremy Corbyn On Austerity Narrative And Media Management – Huffington Post – John Gelmini

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 European 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 fair-weather 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.

John Gelmini

Opinion – China, Britain lift ties to “global” level – People’s Daily Online – John Gelmini

English: Logo of the People's Daily 中文: 人民日报题字

English: Logo of the People’s Daily 中文: 人民日报题字 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I share Dr Alf’s concerns, but I am less fearful for the future because the UK will need to tap into other sources of investment via India, Brazil, Singapore, South Korea and some of the Gulf states in order to begin to address its deep-rooted financial problem.

It will start to do this with the upcoming Modi visit but needs to start getting UK directors to open their eyes and start exporting a great deal more.

Helping the Chinese use the City of London to launch their economy globally as a services and investment provider, rather than as a source of cheap manufactured goods is a sensible move by Osborne as is massively promoting the country as a destination of choice for their middle classes going on holiday.

That said, it cannot be “business as usual” and the UK must develop a strategy of self-sufficiency for money, resources and defence which does not rely on other people’s money.

John Gelmini