59% Of Brits Agree With Marxist Corbyn: Empty Luxury London Flats Should Be Used To House Homeless

With at least 58 dead (30 confirmed, 28 presumed), the Grenfell Tower fire in London is undoubtedly a disaster, but (riding high on his recent election gains) Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's solution for those made homeless by the fire seems to confirm his pro-Marxian perspective on life - government will seize the empty homes of rich people in Kensington to rehouse residents.

London police raised the probable death toll from this week’s tower block inferno to 58, amid mounting concern about U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s ability to deal with the fallout as protesters took to the capital’s streets.

The Grenfell Tower blaze has sparked anger and flickers of social unrest in the streets of west London amid an atmosphere of political paralysis as May struggles to respond to the disaster. The prime minister was initially criticized for not meeting with victims during a visit to the site on Thursday. On Friday evening, she was heckled as a "coward" as she left a meeting with locals, despite announcing 5 million pounds ($6.4 million) for emergency costs.

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has a solution to make these people feel better about their dead family members and burned out lives...

As The Telegraph reports, he has called for the empty homes of rich people in Kensington to be seized for Grenfell Tower residents who have been made homeless by the fire.

The Government has committed to rehousing all those who lost their homes in the fire in the local area, but the Labour leader suggested that "requisitioning" expensive vacant properties could help ensure that residents are housed locally.

 

However Mr Corbyn said: “Kensington is a tale of two cities. The south part of Kensington is incredibly wealthy, it’s the wealthiest part of the whole country.

 

“The ward where this fire took place is, I think, the poorest ward in the whole country and properties must be found - requisitioned if necessary - to make sure those residents do get re-housed locally.

 

“It can’t be acceptable that in London we have luxury buildings and luxury flats left empty as land banking for the future while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live. We have to address these issues.”

What is perhaps even more stunning about this blatant disregard for private property rights is that 59% of Brits support it...

This survey further confirms polls seen in the US that show Millennials supporting socialism over capitalism.

And of course, anyone opposing this plan by Corbyn should be tarred-and-feathered as a heartless, racist, bigot who is only out for themselves and hates 'the little people'. One wonders how long it will be before '59%' of Brits realize they also do not drive an Aston Martin or drink 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild - after all, everyone is equal, right (just some politicians are more equal than others).

Some have remarked that Sanders and Corbyn both promoted economic nationalism and built their campaigns upon resentment, the kind of which Henry Hazlitt wrote in 1966 in his famous, “Marxism in One Minute.” Hazlitt wrote:

The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. (Emphasis mine)

While many people believe that instituting the Sanders/Corbyn economic agenda would help turn the USA/Britain into another Sweden or Denmark utopia, the more likely outcome would be turning these countries into another Venezuela, and that seems fine for today's younger generation (after all, in their eyes, it's the wealthy older generation that caused the shitshow of a future they face now anyway).

Comments

Magooo Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:23 Permalink

THE PERFECT STORM (see p. 58 onwards)The economy is a surplus energy equation, not a monetary one, and growth in output (and in the global population) since the Industrial Revolution has resulted from the harnessing of ever-greater quantities of energy. But the critical relationship between energy production and the energy cost of extraction is now deteriorating so rapidly that the economy as we have known it for more than two centuries is beginning to unravel. http://ftalphaville.ft.com/files/2013/01/Perfect-Storm-LR.pdf  

philipat NidStyles Sat, 06/17/2017 - 19:15 Permalink

Obviously the polls were slanted towards Millenial snowflakes. A great alliance is now forming between them and the Far Left and this something that needs to be taken VERY seriously.As a social comment, whilst acknowledging the extent of the tragedy, I didn't see a single indigenous English person in the apartments. Mostly immigrants and welfare seekers in "social" (Taxpayer-paid) housing. This plus the Marxist response to confiscate private property provides the perfect metaphor for the European and Global socio-economic situation and the 1% in particular need to start paying attention.I remain amazed that the tower is still standing? According to NIST and the 9/11 invetigation, having been totally engulfed with fire, the building should have collapsed in a freefall into its own footprint?

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ali_baba philipat Sun, 06/18/2017 - 03:10 Permalink

Go fuck yourself zionhedge. 58 dead and this is all you can come up with? Save your crocodile tears in the next terrorist attack cause you're only interested if the assailant is Muslim. 58 dead you evil motherfuckers! burned alive while sleeping. There's going to be a lot of children and it's pretty mixed, black white and 'sand niggers'.Overall, fuck America. This is London, the greatest city on earth. You can comment any bullshit you want from your trailerpark but you're a bunch of irrelevant, obese rednecks. The pile of shit that you live in and call America is not your country, you are tennants to the jews. Look between your legs asshole, you won't have a foreskin on your cock... why? cause the jews took it. Everything belongs to them. If they say you go to Afghanistan and die, then you go to Afghanistand and die..like the good cuck you are. Tbh, you prob don't have any other skills in life so you're better off dying in Aghanistan than in your trailer park. At least you'll make the news if you die in Afghanistan. The only thing you can do is come onto zionhedge and post your passive aggressive bullshit taunting a bunch of children who died in ther sleep.Corbyn will be prime minister, you cunts. Yeah, I cheered Trump on but mostly because I know he and his jews will fuck America beyond recognition.... I fucking LOVE Donald Trump! Hail Putin, FUCK AMERICA

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NewNeo ali_baba Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:06 Permalink

Settle up old boy! I do say, you're frothing at the mouth a little. Maybe an increased dose of Prozac would do the trick! Be a good lad and grab a cup of tea, while us "Jews" continue to plan our world domination! Oh and,l by the way, we bought the entirety of the British Empire the day the Bristish defeated Napolian!

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caconhma AllOfGood Sat, 06/17/2017 - 23:24 Permalink

The entire blame with Marxism and today US & EU economies lies squarely with the Zionist Central Bankers.All discussions about low inflation are total BS. Today, fiat money created a huge real estate and financial markets inflation. Basic industrial sectors are becoming less and less productive since all these printed money were provided to financial speculators and gamblers who took over the major most productive sectors of the Western economies.Just look who are the most profitable corporations: Apple (phone company), Google (Internet search and Internet advertising company), Microsoft (office computing services), Facebook (social media cretinism), etc., Even Pharma, Biotech, and defence companies are now under management of hedge fund and investment banker speculators.

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Maghreb American Psycho Sat, 06/17/2017 - 18:42 Permalink

Beleive it or not the Borough is mostly empty. No one besides the global elite can afford to live their. It packs out in the summer when the Arab´s show up but besides then it´s emptying out. Most the houses are just bargaining chips for international finance with many services you´d expect in an affluent area starting to shut down. The new tri borough area means they share resources with Hammersmith and maybe Acton. My suspicion is Corbyn´s doing them a massive fucking favour. Dropping in the Council Estates and forcing building safety standards will probably mean the government will provide the incredibly high maintence costs. Big chunks of the old 19th century London is going to shit as well..........ZH ers need to get smart. The Marxists are as in on the racket as much as everyone else. I don´t see why you´d be upset about Russian, Arab and Chinese Oligarchs in London getting some poorer neighbours. Brit´s sold out and shipped of to fucking Indochina and the Med. Another thing is considering how many Syrians were in the tower, how close it was to Israeli owned Westfields and the fact the building was designed to go up like a fucking candle someone might think things were planned that way. Rumours are going around the government D-Noticed the investigation into the death toll.But then ZH hasn´t been quite so subversive post Trump.......... 

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Oldwood Maghreb Sat, 06/17/2017 - 19:00 Permalink

Why would it be shocking that a socialist state of immigrants would be more than accepting of the notion in sharing "other people's property"?Are we going to pretend that real estate is not "money"?Clinging to nationalism while we can still tell what our nation actually is.Do Londoners really think they live in England?

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Maghreb Oldwood Sat, 06/17/2017 - 20:24 Permalink

Real estate as asset i can understand. I think it would be wrong to arbitarily seizes homes and give them to poor people especially when there is enough housing further out of london to be used in such emergencies. What londoners are angry about is large stocks of real estate being used as bargaining chips by faceless entities. Especially when what amounts to a game of poker is leading to insane speculative construction programs. I have a suspicion There are MANY so called Luxury building in Kensignton, Knightsbridge and Central London that are so expensive and mismanaged they are actually collapsing. I wouldn´t be surprised if the Grosvenor Casino or the Trocadero caught fire and burned down. Let´s just say insurance pay out might be a good exit strategy for certain parties. I won´t use high brow economic terms like alienation of labour, neoliberalism. It´s day light fucking robbery approaching arson in some cases.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pmfdcAs for Nationalism it´s a twisted notion in the United Kingdom. A love hate relationship with Parliament, the City of London and the House of Windsor. End of the day the term nation is pointless when the entity we serve and represents us controlled 25% of the Earths surface. The racial division´s are there as are memories of genocide and enslavement. You think half the Al Shabba fighters or IRA bombers wouldn´t want a mansion in the Boltons. If the Russians are anything to go buy they probably will in a generation with the full acceptance of the Crown Estates. Only real option is to rally around the institutions we recognise as survivors. Patriotism especially the kind people kill for was always a beautifal form of Stockholme Syndrome. Corbyn and his socialist post war consensus is as much nostalgia as he is discontent. Russian and Chinese oligarchs and U.S hedge funds are not these institutions anymore than Brussels.  As for London being England. Hard to say. Is Rome still Roman? City of London has been a free state for a millenia now. It´s basically a Masonic run enclave for international finance. I don´t beleive for a second London breaking from the Union is anything more than a chance to shirk the national debt. The most perverse thing is the U.K is only a financial centre because it conquered most the world through force or guile. The idea something that big would collapse simply because it was no longer "economic" is disgusting. I think "money changers in the temple" and "judas" comes to mind. We are a long way from becoming Air Strip One or Heathrowistan provided cultural marxists and neo liberal Disney Land is kept at bay.        

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Vilfredo Pareto American Psycho Sat, 06/17/2017 - 18:49 Permalink

Well.   This is fight club.  Lol.  Eccles testimony is relevant.  We do have an issue with velocity of money related to changes in wealth distribution over the last 30 or 40 years.   It is utterly impossible, as this country has demonstrated again and again, for the rich to save as much as they have been trying to save, and save anything that is worth saving. They can save idle factories and useless railroad coaches; they can save empty office buildings and closed banks; they can save paper evidences of foreign loans; but as a class they can not save anything that is worth saving, above and beyond the amount that is made profitable by the increase of consumer buying. It is for the interests of the well to do – to protect them from the results of their own folly – that we should take from them a sufficient amount of their surplus to enable consumers to consume and business to operate at a profit. This is not “soaking the rich”; it is saving the rich. Incidentally, it is the only way to assure them the serenity and security which they do not have at the present moment.

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Economy-X Tallest Skil Sat, 06/17/2017 - 22:43 Permalink

There are two types of free markets in hsitory. The first one is where people actually start off from a relatively equal position, i.e. have a similar endowment of capital called their body. They use this capital to create things which have value to the community. In this free market everybody has a fair chance to turn hard work into wealth. 19th century America fitted this description and became knows as the land of opportunity. The second kind of free market is not really a free-market at all. People start off from massively unequal positions that has nothing to do with hard work and everything to do with hereditary rights (just like aristocrats actually). In this monopoly market a tiny number of people inherit a huge endowment of capital which they use to dominate others and in fact don't bother to work themselves. In this market the hard work and wealth creation of many is increasingly funnelled up to the hereditary aristo-capitalists. As John Locke, the first theorists of private property notes, only work done deserves reward.In monopoly aristo-capitalism mostly only those with inherited capital do well, just like in the pre-capitalist times when only those born with noble blood did well. Marxism failed and should not be repreated. Capitalism is failing and should be abolished. What should be put in its place? That is the question we need to face today and stop petty squabling over a Left-Right divide that is no longer relevent.

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Magooo Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:25 Permalink

HIGH PRICED OIL DESTROYS GROWTH According to the OECD Economics Department and the International Monetary Fund Research Department, a sustained $10 per barrel increase in oil prices from $25 to $35 would result in the OECD as a whole losing 0.4% of GDP in the first and second years of higher prices.  http://www.iea.org/textbase/npsum/high_oil04sum.pdf  OIL PRODUCERS NEED $100+ OILSteven Kopits from Douglas-Westwood said the productivity of new capital spending has fallen by a factor of five since 2000. “The vast majority of public oil and gas companies require oil prices of over $100 to achieve positive free cash flow under current capex and dividend programmes. Nearly half of the industry needs more than $120,” he said http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/11024845/Oil-and-gas-company-debt-soars-to-danger-levels-to-cover-shortfall-in-cash.html  

RichardParker Magooo Sat, 06/17/2017 - 18:12 Permalink

OIL PRODUCERS NEED $100...Au contraire mon frère.it is the governments of oil producing and non-producing countries, insane renewable energy policies, the private companies that bid on the goofy contracts for renewables, as well as a majority of the ignorant tree higgers to justify producing energy at price multiples higher than from fossil fuels that need oil above $100.Peak oil is for suckers.  Always was, always will be. If you really want to educate yourself as to how the petroleum industry works, ignore the mainstream elite mouth pieces and read The Prize, by Daniel Yergin. https://www.amazon.com/Prize-Epic-Quest-Money-Power/dp/1439110123The book won a Pulitzer.

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