Sunday, January 27, 2008

British Fascism Revisited

Being a student of incipient British fascism, I am wondering whether anyone else has noticed the similarity between Vince Cable's comment on Northern Rock, that "(t)he taxpayer is standing behind the taxpayer and we have a private sector solution without private money as well as nationalisation of liabilities and losses and privatisation of profits" and Gaetano Salvemini's description of Italian fascist economic policy, that "the State pays for the blunders of private enterprise... Profit is private and individual. Loss is public and social."
When Cable went on to say that "(i)t requires a special sort of genius to dream up such an idea", we know precisely just who that genius was.

4 comments:

A N Other said...

I always wondered where Blairs 'Third way' came from.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I had thought his comment echoed Nye Bevan's assertion that "This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish: only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time."

Anonymous said...

Have a look at www.stopunum.com
Fascism in action...

Mark Wadsworth said...

What Anon says.

The organising genius of the EU (i.e. the French and all their vested corporate interests) to destroy our fishing industry and to force us to shut down perfectly viable coal fired power stations, bo doubt with a view to them being replaced with nuclear plants to be built by Froggies EDF.

That's the real reason that Sarkozy is so enthusiastically backing TB for EU-President, BTW, it's a behind-closed-doors deal.