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Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:21 pm
by The Weeping Angel
You utter cunt Arron.


Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:19 pm
by youngian
And being one again gloating at workers turned out of their jobs

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:10 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Has he got a mythological parallel to hand?

Didn't most people look at that situation and think "Oh fuck!"?

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:39 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
He's worried. I didn't know Labour backed PR, but there you go.


Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:57 pm
by The Weeping Angel
youngian wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 2:19 pm
And being one again gloating at workers turned out of their jobs
There' a good thread on this comment here



It gets interesting because in 2010 Aaron voted for David Milliband which makes me suspect that as well as being nasty, he's also talking out of his arse.

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:18 am
by The Weeping Angel
Karl Marx has enough of a stain on his reputation without Aaron adding to it.


Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:33 pm
by Tubby Isaacs


"Free rail".

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:35 pm
by Boiler
Luxury fucking communism. Again.

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:36 pm
by Tubby Isaacs


Aaron's done a clever. Actually, he's got a point here, hasn't he? I've just made a similar point.

Oh, he hasn't got a point. He's got a talking point, which is very different.


Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:45 pm
by visage
A fairly brutal review of his book...

https://www.ebb-magazine.com/essay-revi ... -communism

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:26 pm
by Kreuzberger
Boiler wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Luxury fucking communism. Again.
Whatever the motives for that headline, and I'm going with "self deprecating click bait", it is hard to see beyond the sheer common sense of bringing transportation in to common ownership. We are already part the way there with scooters, pushbikes and cars. The difference being that ultimate ownership currently lies in the hands of private enterprise.

These enterprises are largely loss-making and that, I would contend, is because of their cost per customer acquisition which sees them ship vast amounts of cash on marketing and breaking in to new geographic territories.

Local authorities don't need to create markets. They have the databases already. They own the market and their databases are GDPR-compliant.

The big societal difference will need to be in how these assets are used. Many are currently marketed as a use-it-and-abandon-it resource which, frankly, is creating a lot of resentment in communities to which tourists flock, fiddle with their apps and then leave their bikes or whatever without a second thought.

It is worse with cars. Often, the only obvious parking space is an entrance to an apartment complex - we have those in spades - and some twat has left their highly-branded Mini right where the emergency services could and would need access.

Yes. I believe that this can and should happen but the road to good intentions is paved with hellish hurdles.

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:27 pm
by Boiler
Good luck convincing your average BMW driver that he should pay taxes to provide free loser transport for sponging leftie scum.

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:27 pm
by Tubby Isaacs


Sure, it's very bad what the CRS do, and have done for ages. Then again France has a much stronger tradition and (to a point) toleration of protest than we do. Stuff that happens in France wouldn't be allowed to get that far.

But this is the same Macron who tried to raise petrol duty a while ago and got forced to back down by an unholy alliance, right? When Corbyn gets brave enough to propose that, get back to me.

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:48 pm
by The Weeping Angel
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:27 pm


Sure, it's very bad what the CRS do, and have done for ages. Then again France has a much stronger tradition and (to a point) toleration of protest than we do. Stuff that happens in France wouldn't be allowed to get that far.

But this is the same Macron who tried to raise petrol duty a while ago and got forced to back down by an unholy alliance, right? When Corbyn gets brave enough to propose that, get back to me.
and the likes of Bastani were happy to cheer on the gillet jaunes on without realising who they were or stood for.

Re: Aaron Bastani

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:31 pm
by Boiler
Found ourselves chatting to a Breton CRS officer yesterday - they were on duty in the 17e as the Mayor of Paris was meeting the Mayor of Jerusalem to inaugurate Jerusalem Square and a goodly few pro-Palestine demonstrators had pitched up.