"Fear corrodes the will to act, even though rampant price inflation imperils their national interest. Soon after the blockade began, Lithuania, bravely punching above its weight, proposed a naval â€ścoalition of the willingâ€ť, preferably under UN authority,Â to escort Ukrainian grain carriers past Russian warshipsÂ from Odesa to the Bosphorus. Itâ€™s an entirely reasonable idea.
But it hasnâ€™t happened â€“ mainly because Biden disproportionately fears direct Nato-Russia confrontation, because the UN security council is paralysed, and becauseÂ Macron and Scholz privately oppose it. The Paris-Berlin dynamic duo, AKA the two stooges, still believe they can talk their way out of trouble by pressing Kyiv to give ground and making nice with a monster."
Definitely not positioning himself as a leader in waiting!
Burnham adds: â€śMy starter for10 would be: good housing as a human right in UK law and a major council housebuilding programme to make it real; a higher basic minimum income for all and the end to insecure employment; social care on NHS terms and a substantial increase in mental health spending: and the re-nationalisation of rail and re-regulation of bus services.
â€śWhatever the precise policy programme, the enormity of the change needed canâ€™t be denied and will require consensus and political foundations to sustain it for a generation or more.â€ť
Labour policy is not to support PR for Westminster elections....."
Limitless QE for banks and then the comfortably off (likely with savings) during a pandemic or an extra 10 per cent for those on wages of say ÂŁ10 to ÂŁ15/hour during a cost of living crisis. Makes you wonder who has really been "holding the country to ransom!"
Wouldn't want to be seen supporting a demonstration about the cost of living crisis now would he. Perhaps he's waiting to back some striking workers next week though or is he just doing everything possible to not be Corbyn and busy at home wrapping himself in Union Jacks?
....without them pay on average is 2.2 per cent behind inflation. Who remembers when the public sector had never had it so good!! Still at least all that QE money to play with has worked out well for some of you....
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