Saturday, 5 August 2017

Jeremy Corbyn Apologise? Why Should He?

Because he said things like this recently …

"Latin America is going through a fascinating period in history where the market solution accompanied by military dictatorship is being comprehensively rejected in favour of anti poverty programmes, as well as an understanding of the oppressive colonial rule up to independence in the 1820s, and similar rejection of the power of landowners and international money since then ... solidarity with Venezuela enables us to explore and understand the difficulties facing Venezuela and other countries, but above all to learn from their experience and apply the lessons ourselves”

In this and statements like it Jeremy Corbyn gives he Socialist project legitimacy in the eyes of ordinary Venezuelans. His love for the regime is not hard to understand. The Venezuelan people were duped into voting for the current Socialist Government. Duped by promises of subsidised food and fuel just as Corbyn’s Labour attempted, and failed, to dupe students into getting him into Downing Street. The problem for the Venezuelan socialists is that they succeeded in getting into Government and with oil prices at an all time high the promises could be paid for … but not anymore.  Whereas Corbyn and just deny he ever made any commitment to clearing student debt, the Chavez/Maduro regime have had to follow the project through to it’s inevitable failure. We’ve all seen how desperate the left can be to gain power with rash unaffordable promises. Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor, is now demonstrating how desperate they can be to stay in power resorting to rigged elections, alternative parliament and the latest we see is the public prosecutor’s office being placed under military siege for refusing to recognise the legitimacy of the false parliament they call the constituent assembly.

A long, passionate and vocal supporter of the regime, Jeremy Corbyn owes it to the Venezuelan people to call out for Maduro to either stand down or face the electorate in a free and fair presidential election. It will be tough for him to find words that maintain his political dignity yet condemn the regime he’s been such a supporter of but he’s now had more than long enough to come up with a form of words that shows his contempt for the Maduro Government crackdown and supports the ordinary Venezuelans.Yet he is silent.

Colin Burgon, the Labour Leader’s close colleague, former Labour MP and uncle of Labour MP Richard Burgon once wrote in support of the Venezuelan failed Socialist project opening his article with the words of Martin Luther King;

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.”

Enough Said.

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