Sunday, 12 March 2017

Is Corbyn a secret Decentralised Socialist.

There was something very strange about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn saying that  he was "absolutely fine" with another referendum on Scottish independence ,
Mr Corbyn said:
"I do think we should set it within the context of the economic relationship with the rest of the UK and the question of devolution of EU to English regions and to Scotland, and to parts of Scotland rather than just to the government in Holyrood.
"The principle of regionalism is it goes to everybody within a region, not just to the central powers and the SNP have a bit of a tendency to centralise things around themselves.
Is Mr Corbyn calling Scotland a Region (I doubt that Welsh aspiration do not even register)? 

Or is Mr Corbyn an advocate of Decentralised Socialism  in line with what the original National Left of Plaid Cymru were arguing for in the late 1980's? and which I beleive is still Plaid's policy

Although it received some interest Left Wing circles . I remember one Welsh critic saying we had more influence in Islington (Mr Corbyn constituency) than Cardiff, But alas it was lost under Kinnock's leadership.

Or is simply decentralised British Nationalism than Jeremy has in mind which ignores the claims of Scotland, Wales and indeed Cornwall.

It used to be the Tories who would argue that they are the party of "real devolution" which was code for destroying the Welfare state.

Perhaps MR Corbyn was arguing for the idea of subsidiarity  that a central authority should have a subsidiary function, performing only those tasks which cannot be performed effectively at a more immediate or local level.

I for one would have no problem with that.  After all I do not see an Independent Wales in which Cardiff Bay replaces Westminster as the source of all power and Cardiff replaces London as the source of all major investment and Jobs.

Jeremy criticism ot that "the SNP have a bit of a tendency to centralise things around themselves"  can even me be attributed to the "Welsh Labour Part who have been in power for 18 years now and seem to be locked in Cardiff and the South East of Wales when it comes to investment.

If Mr Corbyn is a advocate of decentralisation and/or subsidiarity, it  is welcome.
I suspect however if Mr Corbyn is genuine he is even further apart from the Parliamentary Labour Party than he is over issues like Nuclear Disarmament.






2 comments:

  1. Here is my simple comment on nuclear disarmament. They nukes are 30 miles from Glasgow. Get them to f**k out of there. Have them on the Thames if they are so important. Scotland never wanted them and is wholly opposed to keeping them. I'd get rid of them altogether, but if the English still want them, then take them, they're yours.
    PS if they have to move them from an independent Scotland, they will probably put them in Wales. The First Minister of Wales said that idea is "an obscenity". So why is them being in Scotland not an obscenity?

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  2. Here is my simple comment on nuclear disarmament. They nukes are 30 miles from Glasgow. Get them to f**k out of there. Have them on the Thames if they are so important. Scotland never wanted them and is wholly opposed to keeping them. I'd get rid of them altogether, but if the English still want them, then take them, they're yours.
    PS if they have to move them from an independent Scotland, they will probably put them in Wales. The First Minister of Wales said that idea is "an obscenity". So why is them being in Scotland not an obscenity?

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