Best Blogs Series – Opinion – Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems | Books | The Guardian – George Mobiot

With the Far Left having hijacked the Labour Party and Corbyn more concerned with domestic revolution than Brexit (source: Economist) , it’s time to put down a few markers. Whilst the capitalist system has many flaws, there’s not a better solution, unless you favor Marxism, revolution and a totalitarian takeover of our liberties?

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In this Guardian article, George Monbiot, trying to  to promote his next book, shows how false news is triggered. He claims that financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trumpneoliberalism has played its part in them all. But he struggles to answer why has the left failed to come up with an alternative.

Source: Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems | Books | The Guardian

For me, Monbiot confuses evidence with personal bias and dogma. He muddles political and economic arguments. He fails to address why left-wing socialist governments promote inefficiency, squander public money and are now so deeply out of favor.

Personally, I’m old enough to remember the…

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Opinion Revisited – The Conservative Party Manifesto 2017 –


Having correctly forecast Theresa May‘s election disaster, I’m reblogging my observations on the Conservative Party Manifesto 2017. Much damage to the Conservative brand was done in the election. Now the Conservatives need a new strategy to beat Jeremy Corbyn‘s plan for domestic revolution. Thoughts?

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Read the original Conservative Party Manifesto 2017  by opening this link.

Although a lifetime UK Conservative Party voter, I’m disappointed in Theresa May and her political leadership. For me, she has been strong on rhetoric and light on coordinated policy and weak on strategy.

Now we can read Theresa May’s political offering in the much awaited  Conservative Party Manifesto. It seeks to widen the appeal of Theresa May with motherhood promises and distance itself from the ‘nastiness of Conservative Party’ perceived by many. May is appealing with ‘Trust Me’ campaigns. Perhaps, she’s trying to emulate Germany’s Angela Merkel, who has campaigned with ‘Angela knows best’. But Angela Merkel has delivered for many German citizens and May is untested as a political leader – in particular, her position on Brexit is deeply disturbing.

But decide for yourself, read…

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