Opinion – I warned Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit – now Labour must regain its radicalism -Yanis Varoufakis – New Statesman

Here’s an interesting article from former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, on a radical vision for Brexit.

Source: I warned Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit – now Labour must regain its radicalism

Although I share very different political views to Yanis Varoufakis, I identify with his argument.

Whilst the Conservative right have been behaving like the Far Right, for whom the end justifies the means, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is equally culpable, with Far Left membership intent on revolution. The Conservative Government, under Theresa May, are incredibly feeble but Corbyn has failed to act in the national best interest by effectively challenging the government – Corbyn’s simply looking to win the next election after the  Brexit omni-shambles.

This week, Brexit Minister, David Davis, will report back to the UK Parliament.

It will be interesting to see who pulls the biggest rabbit from the hat, the Conservative Government, the Labour opposition or the radical centre? Will this be Britain’s Macron moment?



US Urges Fuel Cutoff for North Korea, saying it’s ‘Begging For War’ – NYT

Here’s a must-read lead from the NYT.

The thing is, as the article highlights, China recognizes that oil sanctions on North Korea will probably bring the regime down but China worries about South Korea overrunning the north and US allies at China’s border.

Meanwhile, in an equally powerful editorial in China’s influential, Global Times, there’s a very different argument, focused on US provocation of North Korea.

The NYT article highlights how the Trump team are peddling fast to minimize the impact of Trump’s damaging tweets which lacked forthought and considered judgement.

Clearly, there’s an expectation of another missile test from North Korea.

The only good news is that the US government is now testing dipomatic initiatives to the limit.

Perhaps the US can offer China a carot to agree to full sanctions on North Korea, including oil?