Opinion – Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell want street politics to lead to the overthrow of the economic order, says author Iain Martin – the Sun – John Gelmini

Mounted officer of the Metropolitan Police at ...

Mounted officer of the Metropolitan Police at Buckingham Palace, London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Indeed it is time to stop the ‘Pied Piper of Islington’ and at the moment it would not be difficult. That is, provided the 1922 Committee move very quickly to replace May, send her packing back to Maidenhead and bring in a new telegenic younger leader – capable of forming a new more energetic cabinet with energy and imagination.

The Army and police are currently too small, so as Dr Alf knows, dealing with violent street disorder now, in the height of summer, will be very difficult and with What’s App and social media people can be organised quickly to demonstrate and riot in large numbers simultaneously, so that the police would quickly become overwhelmed.

The answer is to call a state of national emergency, call up all reservists and all ex-military personnel who are still fit, recently retired and compus mentis.

Attempting to overthrow the country by violent demonstrations without an election is treasonable, so arresting the ringleaders would be a first step.

The second and simultaneous step would be sequestration and asset seizure of all Momentum’s assets, buildings and money and the banning of all strikes in essential public services and the mass firing of Southern train drivers who have been on strike for 2 years now moving into their 3rd year, plus the tube drivers. Retired tube drivers would be conscripted into the Army and directed to drive trains and tubes and to instruct people on the dole to drive trains.

This would cause a general strike which could then be broken by the very much enlarged police force (soldiers would be put into police uniforms as they were in the 1984 Miners Strike when Arthur Scargill attempted to overthrow the Government).

Since we already have another 5th column in our midst consisting of 3000 jihadis and 20,000 sympathisers, it would be essential to intern all of them securely in a remote Hebridean location and then at a later stage deport those not from here.

With order restored, the ringleaders could be tried and the state of emergency could be lifted.

From then, on the massive income inequalities and nepotism which exist here and and which are fuelling Corbyn’s revolutionary fervour have to start being tackled.

This has to start with capping the pay of fat cats who do not perform, do not export, sell or deliver shareholder value and only removing it if exports, growth and jobs are delivered.

Then we have to come clean on automation and AI and start preparing the young for a jobless world.

John Gelmini

Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities – The New York Times

Map of world with countries' murder rates floo...

Map of world with countries’ murder rates flood filled. Number of murders per year, per 100,000 inhabitants. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to a deeply worrying article from the NYT, more than 30 cities across the country have seen a startling rise in murders so far this year from a year ago, oftentimes ending decades of decline.

Source: Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities – The New York Times

As I reflected on this article, two points were resounding in my brain.

Firstly, there was the police chief in the US city with the most shootings arguing that for criminals, ‘It was safer to be caught with a gun than without’. This meant that the fear of other criminals was greater than the fear of being apprehended by the police.

Secondly, police officers are increasingly blaming the steep rise in homicides this year on the Ferguson effect, namely the increasing political need for softer, less interventionist policing.

As an international observer, I would like to toss in some observations in the form of open questions:

  1. Surely America’s rising homicide rate is also to do with a society that accepts gun ownership as a citizen’s basic right?
  2. Shootings which are often gang-related also reflect the absence of equality of opportunity in US society?