November 18th, 2013

Loony Lefties Silent on Venezuelan Tyranny

Readers will remember how Hugo Chavez fanboy Owen Jones flew to Venezuela with Diane Abbott to oversee his re-election, all paid for by the socialist regime of course. Impartial observer Owen was just the man to make sure the elections were free and fair:

“Hugo Chavez was a democrat, not a dictator, and showed a progressive alternative to neo-liberalism is both possible and popular.”

Now the serial human rights abuser is dead, Nicolas Maduro, his chosen successor, is in charge and Diane is a big fan:

Well this week Maduro passed an Enabling Act permitting him to govern by decree, then announced that “we have more than 100 of the bourgeoisie behind bars at the moment”, as part of an “economic war”. As socialist Venezuela descends into tyranny, Owen Jones and Diane Abbott have gone rather quiet.

See also: Left’s Silence on Socialist Venezuela is DeafeningBritish Left’s Shameful Stance on Venezuela.


  1. 1
    ? says:

    Diane Abbott’s (sic) what?

  2. 2
    Podiceps says:

    Tyranny, I think from the context. Come 2015 we shall see it first hand.

  3. 3
    Fatbottapotamus says:

    Mouth? A step in the right direction.

  4. 4
    davidc says:

    Owen Jones and Diane Abbott have gone rather quiet.

    well, there is some good coming out of all this

  5. 5
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    I can forgive Labour’s support for Venezuela.
    I can forgive Tories’ support for Saudi Arabia.

    What I can not forgive is the Liblabcon-men’s support for the EU.

  6. 6
    Stalin says:

    Dopey fuckers like Owen and Abbott are what we call useful idiots.

  7. 7
    Andy Burnthem (1200 deaths and counting) says:

    The Commentator has a good piece on this. What you must understand is that democracy is only a temporary state for leftists until they can assume control – then it is a one-party state and the elite can create their utopia on earth. The only time this is wrong, in their eyes, is if it is a right-wing dictatorship. Gordon Brown was well on the way to a welfare dependent client-state that would have amounted to the same thing but he was just too bigoted and thick to see it through. That job will be finished by Miliband and Balls if the British people are stupid enough to vote them in at the next election.

  8. 8
    Paniagua V5 says:

    “all paid for by the socialist regime of course”

    Which one?

    Venezuela or Dave & Nick’s totalitarian state?

  9. 9
    Lefty BBC News says:

    No news here, move along now.

  10. 10
    PC Dixon says:

    No surprise there then

  11. 11
    The Tweet Owen never sent says:

    If all the socialists in the UK liquefied their assets and gave them to the poor we could abolish poverty in Britain overnight.

  12. 12
    Andrew Efiong says:

    You should see their inflation rate, it’s running at 60%. Now that’s a cost of living crisis!

    A most inconvenient truth for lefties like Jones and Abbott.

  13. 13
  14. 14
    walking into the darkness says:

    I don’t know there’s anything useful about Diane Abo

  15. 15
    Newsfox says:

    No one is saying Venezuela is a model of perfect Government. But its opponents are likely to be corrupt and dangerous, frankly probably more so than the current government.

    The US is desperate for them to fail but those pesky poor people keep voting them back in.

    I’ve been there and it is a little bit wild west – don’t kid yourself that there are any good guys.

  16. 16
    Selohesra says:

    she would make a very good draught excluder if sat infront of a door

  17. 17
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    The US is perhaps more concerned that the country remains stable as they are a significant supplier of oil and are important for regional stability.

    Call yourself a reporter: You are a fucking mong.

  18. 18
    The Big 6 energy cartel says:

    60%? Fucking amateurs.

  19. 19
    walking into the darkness says:

    Unfortunately fat people have a unique way of smelling like fat people so apart from the fact it’d stink you’ve got a good point

  20. 20
    UKIP, the only solution says:

    Wait until the concentration camps start up, a one party state cannot function with its camp system.

  21. 21
    Owen Jones says:

    I am the true heir to Gordon ‘Jonah’ Brown.

  22. 22
    jmf says:

    Venezuela going down the pan, France turning into a basket case all that remains is N Korea for the left to rave on about.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Same if the big business would stop avoiding their tax.

  24. 24
    uncle joe says:

    Death and mayhem are ok if they’re for the cause of more death and mayhem.

  25. 25
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Just wait until the Venezuelan Armed forces can stand no more! Then it’ll be a case of:

    “Han ido demasiado lejos esta vez. ¿Dónde están nuestras armas y municiones? Todas las alabanzas a la revolución! Necesitamos una cuerda de piano y postes de luz para los izquierdistas traidores!”

  26. 26
    The Tweet Owen never sent says:

    Putting OUR money where our mouth is might set a good example.

  27. 27
    moonbat watch says:

    Oh well, looks like it’s going to plan as per all socialist fuck ups.

    BTW, the one on the left looks like he’s from care in the community, so no surprises there.

  28. 28
    Viva another bumbandido says:

    An then our people will be free’ee

  29. 29
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    The energy bosses can only manage 10%+ green energy poll taxes thanks to Red Ed.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    A garage door?

  31. 31
    Guido, why silent on the Provo? says:

    It would only be fair to point out that also in the photograph is Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy….a convicted IRA terrorist.

  32. 32
    Working For Uncle Sam says:

    Are you joking? As with Syria, Uncle Sam has no interest in this country remaining stable. For the the Land of the Free will attempt to undermine and bully any anyone that says NO to them. Just ask Snowdon.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    You might want to speak to the EU on that one, it is after all the EU which allows them to avoid tax.

  34. 34
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    At least the Venezuelans wouldn’t throw young Jones off the mountain!

  35. 35
    Labour Party says:

    A rolled up £50 note up the hooter doesn’t count as an example then ?

  36. 36
    Working For Uncle Sam says:

    Their government recently stopped many high street shops from overcharging their consumers. Also, it seems that they “have more than 100 of the bourgeoisie behind bars at the moment” – so there are some positives.

  37. 37
    I'm Mandy, chase me says:

    Oooh, I dont what that means but it sounds awfully butch

  38. 38
    Now That's What I Call Proaganda says:

    Such unreasoning and blind hate of all thing left wing – is it for real? For it hard to believe the amount of Hard-Right loons that just happen to pop up on this site. Or has Tory HQ been working over-time?

  39. 39
    Elvis says:

    An aircraft hangar door.

  40. 40
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    I would not completely trust everything that Sn0wd3n has to say, or for that matter anything which is printed in the Guardian. Understand what you are saying, but to think that Sn0wd3n has broad knowledge across all areas of US policy making at the same level as his apparent knowledge of what was available to him in his pay grade is irrational.

    One should treat what he has to say in his area with caution also.

    The US has no interest at all in seeing Venezuela fail. To think so is demonstrating a clear lack of understanding of the region and US / Venezuelan relations: The actual story, not the fiction printed in the press.

    There is a tight economic relationship which goes beyond Venezuela refining most of its oil in the US. That involves Venezuela’s supply of oil to Cuba and other nations in the Caribbean who do not have ready access to the regular oil markets. This takes a lot of pressure off of the US.

    Recall also that despite the apparent bad blood between Bush and Chavez, Venezuela did supply emergency cut price fuel oil to the US a few years back when they needed it.

    The Maduro government is likely to fail, but not at the behest of the US, but because they are total lunatics dealing with the aftermath of Chavez.

    Some examples:

    Doing a Miliband with electronic goods:


    Seizing foreign journalists for political reasons:


    Screwing up an otherwise healthy sovereign bond market:


    Now, it would be true to say that the US would care if the Venezuelan government decided to do something stupid like nationalizing US company assets in the area:



    – Which they did under Chavez, and which was broadly speaking allowed. Note in that report how Chavez blamed 30% inflation on the bourgeoise, not his own governments odd economic policies that involved printing lots of money. A line echoed by Maduro in his attack the electronic retailers offensive.

    (NB: Exactly the same line applies in the UK and is at the real heart of the Miliband energy gambit, however, the UK does a better job of keeping its funny money out of the real economy.)

    US did tell them not to, but where is there any evidence that the US has subsequently sought to undermine the Venezuelan government ?

    The fact is that Chavez drove the country progressively into the ground during his term of office. He paid for this through oil revenues which were yielding less return over time, leading to the inflation problems starting which will give way to hyper inflation.

    The clock, one suspects, is ticking now on a military coup and for the socialists to be removed. This will likely not be supported in any way by the US except with a view to ensure that oil production is not unduly harmed, and the fighting does not spread to surrounding countries.

    The issue of Venezuela’s large sovereign debt will need to be resolved with a more rational government, who will pay most of that bill through future oil revenues and sale of national assets.

  41. 41
    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    The ignorant fat racist bitch and the gob-on-a-stick rentboy will bounce back. Those fuckers always do.

  42. 42
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Let us not forget that around the time that photo was taken, Livingstone had done a deal with Chavez on oil for London transport:

    The left lost interest when that contract did not get renewed after BoJo got in:


  43. 43
    Anonymous says:


  44. 44
    honest jon says:

    the gateway to Europe? since labour left the fucking thing wide open

  45. 45
    honest jon says:

    Hi Diane, thats a lot of typing, must have taken ages between mouthfuls of cake

  46. 46
    honest jon says:

    isnt that a type of ice cream?

  47. 47
    Harry Krishna says:

    How’s about that the girls and guys on the extreme left.

  48. 48
    honest jon says:

    the problem with Diane Abbott is she is such a repulsive fat slug that she has become very bitter with the world because she ate herself into a cross between jabba the hut and a huge pile of shit, and now wants everyone else to be as miserable as her

  49. 49


  50. 50

    Every business has a duty to it’s investors and shareholders to minimise their overheads in order to maximise returns, tax is one such expenditure.

  51. 51
    Fellow traveller says:

    In Venezuela, the bank balances of these two would put them firmly in the bourgeois class – and in D wing in Caracas nick. That would solve a lot of our problems!

  52. 52
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    A good few candles there for when the lights go out thanks to her party’s idiot policies.

  53. 53

    Pinochet was brave and dedicated man who saved his country from years of communist misery ,his victory in Chile was the first ever defeat of a communist government by force ,
    giving hope to millions around the world.

  54. 54
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    Honest Jon, The very first day I started work over 50 years ago my boss said to me to learn something useful which will stand you in good stead throughout your life.

    He said: If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

    Wise words….

  55. 55
    London resident says:

    Can’t Dave send Ken out? He may be able to help them with the oil deliveries…

  56. 56
    Pinnochio says:

    Who knows ?

  57. 57
    Baldrick's burger bar says:

    Get the Sheffield steel masters on to it pronto while there is still time to get them across the ocean.

  58. 58
    Fellow traveller says:

    See my note in the very first post above. I fear you may be mistaken.

  59. 59
    Baldrick's burger bar says:

    Pinochet is a pleasant white wine that goes well with red herrings.

  60. 60
    Fellow traveller says:

    Sorry, that should be post No 4 (sub post #50)

  61. 61
    Mike Oxenfire says:

    I thought he looked like Jimmy Savile. Someone must have developed a process to revive him.

    Ow’s about that than, guys n gals!

  62. 62

    If you’re so keen on socialism maybe you and I could come to some arrangement with HMRC
    whereby in the event of a Labour government being returned to power you pay my share of the tax burden, is it a deal?

  63. 63
    Fishy says:

    Don’t forget who went with Abbott and Jones….the (then shortly to be ennobled) Labour supporting Doreen Lawrence who Abbott has taken under her wing.

  64. 64
    Bob Fleming says:

    What a disgusting comment to make about the fat, free loading, unemployable in the real world, clueless, thick as shit, smug, hypocritical, cow

  65. 65
    (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

    Yes, and about as thick,bigotted and self important as he is.
    You dick

  66. 66
    (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

    Yes indeed, please lay off the stupid, blinkered, self serving, egotistical fag loving anti-christian cow, she probably had a bad childhood!

  67. 67
    Nelsonsgoodeye says:

    WHAT TF is Graeme Morris doing swanning around Venezuela, (the grinning balding buffoon of an MP for Easington),when his constituency continues after generations of labour mismanagement, to be an utter slum?

  68. 68
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Will the Beeboids report this? Ha ha ha….

  69. 69
    Tom says:

    If it’s avoidable, it’s not theirs. You are welcome to volunteer more tax than you are required by law to pay if you feel that the government doesn’t have enough to waste. The Treasury will be surprised, but will accept it I assure you. Meanwhile, back in the real world, I will sue the hell out of any company my pension is invested in that dares to do the same.

  70. 70
    Toxic Labour for spongers, parasites, immigrants and criminals says:

    I think the Hackney Hippo would make a great draught excluder for an aircraft hanger?

  71. 71
    50 Calibre says:

    If only just one of these freeloaders could name just one country on this planet where socialism actually worked for everyone. If only…

  72. 72
    Beware of Geeks Bearing GIFs says:

    Bomb bay doors?

  73. 73
    Don't Cry for Me Argentina says:

    Don’t forget us.

  74. 74
    Jabez says:

    While in the meantime the Loony Righties say nothing about the TYRANNY of the Queen’s self acclaimed exclusion from the Freedom of Information Act.

  75. 75
    Grabbing My Ankles For Osborne In January. Again... says:

    “Diane Abbott’s (sic) what?”

    Proven racist, I gather from some of her reported utterances recently.

  76. 76
    Grabbing My Ankles For Osborne In January. Again... says:

    Not that she’s milked the tragic death of her son for position and political purposes in the slightest. Or single-handedly hamstrung the majority of decent (snort!), upstanding (snort!!) constables from effectively and efficiently doing their jobs, or anything.

  77. 77
    Sergio says:

    Now I love Lefties cloth

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