Channel 4 News Economics Editor: Capitalism “Past Its Best”

Ah, Paul Mason. Channel 4’s resident communist hero-worshipper has taken some time out of spinning for Syriza to write this gem for the New Statesman‘s ironically titled “saying the unsayable” series:

“It’s becoming just about sayable, though to howls of pain, that neoliberal economics is nonsense. And that the neoliberal model is broken. What’s hard for the economics profession to accept is what this means: that capitalism itself could be past its best. The traditional escape mechanism – adaptation through high-value job creation and the creation of new technologies – becomes hard to maintain once information technology pervades everything, tanking production costs. So we are stuck: we fear automating en masse because we can’t imagine what jobs people will do who are displaced. This is the clearest sign that we might be living through a 500-year turning point, not just a 50-year one, with the exhaustion of a model and a financial crash.”

How exactly has the “neoliberal model” – or capitalism, as more rational people call it – fared in the last 40 years? Well it has delivered an 80% decline in world poverty for starters:

Does that really look like a “broken” model?

Carswell: It Was Ugly

Tom Watson’s Militant Money

Militant loon Derek Hatton is trying to rejoin the Labour Party after being expelled in 1986, And he’s already throwing his weight around:

“I’m not getting into who should or shouldn’t be the next leader of the Labour Party. It’s early days and I’m not getting into that. But regarding the deputy leadership, I have been very impressed with Tom Watson – he’s a real fighter. One of the things I can say is I think it would be a disaster if someone like Liz Kendall became leader. That would spell the end of the Labour Party.”

The 67 year old is so impressed by Watson, that he appears to be financially backing his campaign for deputy leader:

Not that he’s “getting into that”.

Cross Party Support for Carswell

Former Tory colleagues have come out to slam the mob who had it in for Carswell yesterday:

Silence from the left, so far…

UPDATE: Carswell talks to Iain Dale about the incident.

Carswell Escorted Away From Protest By Police For His Own Safety

Neo-Guido can report from the scene of the anti-cuts protest in Westminster, where Douglas Carswell had to be saved from the mob by the police:

Teenage loony lefties embarrass themselves again…

Simon Danczuk v ‘Dr’ Eoin Clarke

Twitter’s favourite resident loony lefty, “doctor” of wimmin studies and serial idiot, Eoin Clarke, is recovering from election defeat by acting as some sort of internet heavy for Andy Burnham. This morning Simon Danczuk came to the attention of the good “doctor”:

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Incidentally, a Twitter account called @LabourAndy has quickly amassed over 10,000 followers by tweeting out questionable claims and graphics, much like how one @LabourEoin made his reputation. The “unofficial account supporting Andy Burnham’s Labour Leadership Campaign” has been promoted by Burnham himself. When contacted by Guido, whoever runs @LabourAndy would not be drawn on whether or not their name is Eoin Clarke…

Farage Takes on Loony Lefty Protesters in Ramsgate

Nige offers a very shouty man accusing UKIP of being homophobic a meeting with the UKIP LGBT chairman. He declines…

Natalie Bennett “Open” to Idea of Threesome

No, not a left-wing alliance of female party leaders, but the real thing! Asked at a Pink News event by a man who is “living with his two boyfriends” whether the Greens would back polyamorous marriage, Bennett replied:

“We have led the way on many issues related to the liberalisation of legal status in adult consenting relationships, and we are open to further conversation and consultation.”

Probably still a bit too tame for her boyfriend though.

Maybe Norman Tebbit had a point

Green Activists: Please Think of the Environment!

Well, this is a mature way to run an election campaign. The video above shows the reception area of the tallest residential building on the south coast, which had just received a delivery of the Brighton & Hove Independent.[…]

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Miliband Russell Brand Interview

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Russell Brand on Miliband

These days he has him round for tea, but Russell Brand was scathing about Ed Miliband when speaking to Mehdi Hasan just eighteen months ago:

MH: “Ed Miliband?”

RB: “Pfft. We could do better. We deserve better.”

And again in […]

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Vivienne Westwood in Vile “Limbless Baby” Stunt

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Millionaire anti-capitalist Vivienne Westwood lent some much needed gravitas to the fracking debate this morning, by appearing for a photo-op cradling what her press release describes as a “limbless, radiation-scabbed Fracked Baby of the Future“. Tax efficient Westwood […]

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