Jeremy Corbyn just met with a Russian agent – Washington Examiner – John Gelmini

Winston Churchill in Downing Street giving his...

Winston Churchill in Downing Street giving his famous ‘V’ sign. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As Dr Alf knows Jeremy Corbyn is dangerous.

As often happens in the UK people ignore danger because they are blind to what is put in front of them. Let me illustrate.

The widening of the Kiel canal in 1911, pictured in a biography of Sir Winston Churchill I was given as

a birthday present at the age of seven, is one example. It shows the top hatted Churchill, walking along the canal bank with the Kaiser, pointing with a swagger stick to the German civil engineers hard at work readying the canal for swarms of U boats ready to sink our shipping just 3 years later. The 1938 Paris Air Show where the Messerschmitt 109 fighter was on display was another. In its day that fighter was the equivalent of the B1 stealth bomber of its day,a marvel of aircraft engineering. No-one in the British Air Ministry or the public realised its significance because it was “hidden in plain sight”. When World War 2 started THEN people realised but by then it was far too late.

Jeremy Corbyn represents the same phenomenon, at first he was a white vested scruffy individual, in a peaked cap and ill-fitting jacket, on a bicycle. Then he metamorphosed into someone with a cheap suit and tie, now he has a much more expensive suit shirt and tie and is being helped by experts in social media and demographic profiling who know how to attract and win over young voters. His strength was being in a position where he was underestimated and ridiculed, which lulled his opponents into a false sense of security. He is not a student of Sun Tzu nor the Art of War but those advising him know it backwards as I do. “When you are weak appear strong” and the admonition to “look for gaps” are 2 gems which spring to mind.

Corbyn and his puppet masters, who may or may not be in the Kremlin, can be stopped but in truth there is very little time and the Conservatives need to act fast to decapitate May, replace her as leader, and then move against the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 under a new telegenic, fast-moving and capable leader with youth appeal.

Militant trades unions such as Unite need to be effectively neutralized too, as does Momentum for whom who nobody voted.


John Gelmini

Opinion – Britain can only walk tall if productivity is reignited – Martin Wolf – – John Gelmini

I agree with Dr Alf. UK public sector productivity is just 32% or 70 working days out of 220, whilst corporate sector productivity is 48% or just 106 working days out of 220.

Before that, just before the Olympics and the Jubilee, it was 20% higher but even then, it was 16% behind the average for the G7.

The problem is not new but goes back to the 1850s so people who say that we are dealing with a new problem are being disingenuous or are uninformed about the facts.

Great Britain in 1885 employed just 15000 civil servants to run the largest empire the world had ever known but even then German productivity per worker was higher.

In 1916 Lloyd George had to bring in the licensing laws we still have today because munitions workers were too drunk to complete their shifts and were too idle to produce enough shells when they were sober.

In the Second World War, we produced tanks guns, bombs and planes at such a slow rate that the Germans were oil-producing us by a margin of 2.5 to 1 (Source: Corelli Barnett-Audit of War).

We were saved by American efficiency experts, turret lathes and boring machines, American money and Lord Beaverbrook allegedly being sent by the Committee of 300 to order Roosevelt to get America into the war.

Since the war, we lost shipbuilding to the South Koreans, clothing, footwear and toy manufacturing to the Chinese, car manufacturing to the Germans and the Japanese, software development to India and by 2016 will have slipped to 4th position behind Hong Kong, Singapore and New York as a global financial center.

Even English council houses could not be made by bricks manufactured by Englishmen as MacMillan had wanted in 1953 but instead had to be manufactured by Italians brought over to Bedfordshire and Northampton shire by his administration.

It’s time for the UK government to get serious.

John Gelmini