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  • čas přidán 25. 09. 2022
  • General Secretary of the RMT Mick Lynch warns the UK is on the brink of having 'the most right-wing, extreme and militant government' ever following the announcement of the mini-budget.
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Komentáře • 757

  • kim smith
    kim smith Před 2 měsíci +603

    This man is a light in our darkness and should be listened to, why are so many people not interested in freedom?

    • Paul McIntosh
      Paul McIntosh Před 2 měsíci +1

      The public would rather show disdain to Holly and Phil for jumping a queue to see a coffin than to be outraged about how we slept walked towards a totalitarian government

    • crissie rose
      crissie rose Před 2 měsíci

      I AGREE KIM

    • Newblackdog
      Newblackdog Před 2 měsíci

      @Russ Ingram
      Sorry mate; we had enough of hard left unions pushing Communism in the 70’s in the U.K.!

    • Charlotte Bowes
      Charlotte Bowes Před 2 měsíci +1

      I am 💋

    • Leon Odoherty
      Leon Odoherty Před 2 měsíci +4

      I think most people are just too beaten down at the moment, and the other half are just oblivious or don't care! I was speaking to a woman this morning who still believes Boris did his best through Covid and Lockdown! 🙅‍♀

  • Baroness De Badassiere
    Baroness De Badassiere Před 2 měsíci +465

    He’s right and the people of this country need to rise up

    • Servicekid ‘74
      Servicekid ‘74 Před 2 měsíci

      Pfffftttttt! 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Delboy0
      Delboy0 Před 2 měsíci

      The white working class of Britain only have themselves to blame, always falling for the same trick and voting against their own interests, by voting into power Right-wing toffs who don't even care about them and look at them with contempt, because they make them believe all their problems are caused by minorities, immigrants and Johnny Foreigner. No of these groups have the power to effect your lives and but the Eton toffs do. Now you reap what you sow and the country and economy is in total mess and the Eton toffs have lowered taxes for all the richest people and kept tax high for the poorest. You guys willingly voted to be exploited and just because they weaponised jingoism.

    • Winston Pitt
      Winston Pitt Před 2 měsíci

      People are their own worse enemy. English people are just extreme moaners

    • Richard Cleft
      Richard Cleft Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Craig Smith how do those boots taste, boy?

    • Kassa Chap
      Kassa Chap Před 2 měsíci

      I'm on board

  • Dan
    Dan Před 2 měsíci +429

    You grow the economy by investing in society. Not giving tax cuts to the already wealthy.

    • OblivsicasMTC93
      OblivsicasMTC93 Před 2 měsíci

      @Seeside Summerhouse Oh and yes government does bail itself out every year hence why I advocate for national debt.
      Give me a real time example of when trickle down economics benefited an economy?
      Not just theory from Friedman.
      I can give you an example of failure and that is the state of Kansas who tried it and failed spectacularly.

    • Seeside Summerhouse
      Seeside Summerhouse Před 2 měsíci

      @OblivsicasMTC93 Your response is all over the place, and you’ve not addressed any of the points I’ve raised, so I’ll try to cover where I can.
      If you could provide one example of a correlation between rising taxes, and rising REAL economic growth, over a meaningful period of time not nominal growth (or a bubble), we can settle this now. You can’t, because the GBP has lost 97% of its value from quantitative easing deficit spending, and our economy has stagnated in real terms.
      You mentioned bank bailouts for some reason, yet you don’t seem to realise that almost all of that money was repaid. Banks were bailed out to stop people from losing their life savings. There is outstanding £35bn liability from RBS, but the government owns 50% of it at an equity value of ~£11bn and it generates a yield. I don’t agree with bailouts most of the time, but they’re performed to save jobs and livelihoods. Not entirely sure why you’re mentioning bailouts anyway, I’m of the opinion that government should stay out of business, and they should be allowed to fail, but the government shouldn’t tax them either. Unless you’re making some lopsided argument about broad scale nationalisation, I’m not sure where you’re going with that. You also forget to mention that government bails itself out every year with money printing.
      Much of the other stuff you wrote seems to have been copied from todays papers.
      The Tory mid term budget is almost what’s needed, the only reason why markets, IMF etc. are concerned about is that it wasn’t accompanied by spending cuts, which I would agree is a flaw. However, that’s something they’re looking at.
      Much of my understanding comes from MIT and Milton Friedman.

    • OblivsicasMTC93
      OblivsicasMTC93 Před 2 měsíci

      When you give a tax cut the government loses the tax revenue that they would of received, meaning they have to borrow anyway to cover the shortfall. The currency become devalued, there is further money put in the system which no economist in their right mind would advocate for with runaway inflation which what we have, which means the Bank of England has to increase interest rates, which means mortgages increase.
      Let's just call this what it is the Tory's under Thatcher 2.0 robbing the poor again.

    • OblivsicasMTC93
      OblivsicasMTC93 Před 2 měsíci

      @Seeside Summerhouse Also it has been proven during 2008 financial crisis when government bailed out the banks which were too big to fail. Without the public sector (government) getting them out and taking the burden of further national debt the collapse would of destroyed the financial industry.
      Not too mention the bailout of the car industry,
      The private sector is only being propped up due to Quantitative easing and the Bank of England putting assets on their balance sheet
      So like I said growth is either being net exporter or through government spending

    • OblivsicasMTC93
      OblivsicasMTC93 Před 2 měsíci

      @Seeside Summerhouse Please show how lowering taxes leads to growth as pension funds are being liquidated, Interest rates skyrocket, the pound collapses, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are against it and worried about it, The Office for Budget Responsibility stated that the mini budget is an "unsustainable path"
      The CBI are calling it a disaster. Where you getting your sources Ronald Reagan?
      And yes there is a significant correlation between government spending and productive output seems as though the most productive output was during WW2 when governments were spending.

  • M0nty
    M0nty Před 2 měsíci +334

    "I didn't say you were militant, I asked if other people have said that" - the Richard Madeley argument. By starting an interview that way you are setting a tone and leading people's perceptions in a certain direction, whether deliberately or in pursuit of a soundbite

    • Cher Del
      Cher Del Před 2 měsíci

      "straight from the daily mail's play book' type of accusation indeed.. I like how Lynch put him in his place. Grumbling isn't going to cut it. Strikes and marches should be the norm. We need a GENERAL ELECTION NOW.

    • Michael Davison
      Michael Davison Před 2 měsíci

      @Archvaldor's Warcraft Hacks yes i can, why can't you?

    • OKnotOK09
      OKnotOK09 Před 2 měsíci +7

      Yep, you are making an accusation without evidence that the interviewee then has to try and 'defend' against even if it's completely untrue.

    • Dave Hirst
      Dave Hirst Před 2 měsíci +11

      @Jørgen A Less Ben Kentish and more like Bun Kuntish

    • john christmas
      john christmas Před 2 měsíci +20

      Its called rigging the "interview"

  • Steven Shipway
    Steven Shipway Před 2 měsíci +184

    Probably should replace Ben with a recording tape that just says "no" "but labour" "nah" and then you don't have to waste money on a spud.

  • Daniel Wood
    Daniel Wood Před 2 měsíci +388

    A person genuinely on the side of the working class, not pretending like Farage, Johnson, etc.

    • Servicekid ‘74
      Servicekid ‘74 Před 2 měsíci

      On the side of the working class? With his £150 grand salary and his cheap mortgage from the RMT? Yeah, right….. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🤡🤡🤡🤡

    • PORRIDGE GUN
      PORRIDGE GUN Před 2 měsíci

      @Daniel Wood He isn't working for the rich, he just isn't working for anybody. But most importantly he isn't a threat to their wealth or likely to introduce any redistributive tax policies that will make a difference.

    • Richard Cleft
      Richard Cleft Před 2 měsíci

      ​@Daniel Wood No labour _had_ a choice to elect a suitable leader. They failed. The people helping the tories (and right wing in general) are Stamer and the labour members who elected him. But here you are blaming the voters like an abusive husband blames his battered spouse for catching him cheating - "oh please love, just come to bed. If you don't then who know's what I might do tomorrow..."

    • Steve TURNER
      Steve TURNER Před 2 měsíci

      @Richard Owen you may be correct about the current political situation but in 2019 there could not have even been an election held without Corbyn's consent. The Tories were completely boxed in numerically & would have continued to have been so, unable to push through their thieving agendas.

    • Richard Owen
      Richard Owen Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Steve TURNER for one thing, that's a vast oversimplification of what was a very complex political landscape in 2019. For another, there appears to be a much bigger appetite for progressive left-wing economics than there was three years ago.

  • The Dorkly Lion channel
    The Dorkly Lion channel Před 2 měsíci +95

    Made the interviewer look like a kid on his first job

  • jsb331
    jsb331 Před 2 měsíci +84

    The man is right. All of you interviewers keep trying to embarrass him and all he does is throw it back in your face. ✌️😊

  • John R
    John R Před 2 měsíci +125

    Ben Kentish has a lot to learn. He needs to read more history.

  • Jujutrini
    Jujutrini Před 2 měsíci +202

    How is it “a bit far” to call a regime repressive when working class people are not allowed to protest or strike? I would say it is accurate. The government is borrowing to pay millionaires more money!

    • Stormy Weathers
      Stormy Weathers Před 2 měsíci

      @Darrin Hawkins 🤣

    • firefox5926
      firefox5926 Před 2 měsíci +1

      well i mean its like saying the nazis went "a bit far" with thats "unfortunate incident" regarding the jews...

    • crissie rose
      crissie rose Před 2 měsíci +7

      @Darrin Hawkins I BACK THE WORKERS ALL THE WAY

    • Chris Ebbles
      Chris Ebbles Před 2 měsíci +6

      @Darrin Hawkins Yes as the trains drivers owe you personally a living lol
      It sounds like you want them to be run via the Government like they are a vital resource/service 🤔

    • Darrin Hawkins
      Darrin Hawkins Před 2 měsíci +1

      Strike and protest if you like but don;t stop other people from working and earning a living

  • Alan Pattinson
    Alan Pattinson Před 2 měsíci +127

    This guy could wake up the country from the dream its been in.

    • HelenaMikas
      HelenaMikas Před 2 měsíci

      @Conal Corbally True and they got a prize conman who had a gimmick .He made them feel he was their friend and encouraged the crazy nick names they created and used .Familiarity had been bred by his stinking contempt for them .Sadly the saying none so bind as those who will not see applies .Like children the waved their rattle and spoke of Bo Jo .It was sick They had been duped .

    • Tony Cooper
      Tony Cooper Před 2 měsíci

      He couldn't wake up Ben Kentish? Just sayin...

    • Conal Corbally
      Conal Corbally Před 2 měsíci +2

      I don't remember Brexit starting as a pleasant dream personally. It was exceptionalist nonsense from day one, lapped up by a worryingly large % of the UK.
      The tools that are effective in manipulating a populace, says a lot about the populace imo. I would be very surprised if racism or exceptionalism held as much sway back home in Ireland.

    • Mike
      Mike Před 2 měsíci +4

      this nightmare stretches back over a thousand years. keep calm and carry on is hard ingrained

    • Alan Pattinson
      Alan Pattinson Před 2 měsíci +2

      @joseramirez Probably more appropriate but Brexit and Tory promises started as a pleasant dream ( like winning the lottery) some woke in a nightmare others are still in the dream.

  • Alex
    Alex Před 2 měsíci +44

    When was the last time Ben called out the actually billionaire barons 🤔

  • George Beswick
    George Beswick Před 2 měsíci +99

    I still dont understand hw Ben is still defending this BS

    • Mitch Sanderson
      Mitch Sanderson Před 2 měsíci +2

      Probably because he stands to make a lot of money from it.

    • Jerome Keeper
      Jerome Keeper Před 2 měsíci

      Because he is a media c.nt!

  • uttaradit2
    uttaradit2 Před 2 měsíci +71

    Buffett, the fourth-wealthiest person on earth, told The New York Times in 2006 that the rich had leveraged their wealth and power to secure a favorable tax code: "There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning.”

    • Robert Horne
      Robert Horne Před 2 měsíci +5

      @Lesley Willis None. We are saying that Warren is not entitled to as much of OUR money. And so is he.

    • tomtheeagle1
      tomtheeagle1 Před 2 měsíci +5

      @Lesley Willis He is happy to be taxed more. What didn't you understand about that?

    • Lesley Willis
      Lesley Willis Před 2 měsíci

      So how much of HIS money do you actually think you are entitled to?

    • tomtheeagle1
      tomtheeagle1 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Warren is right!

  • vincent
    vincent Před 2 měsíci +100

    if a banker or the rich have extra 5/6k plus in there pocket it changes nothing in there lives, they haven’t stopped spending and its not going to boost the economy .. but give a working person a extra few thousand a year it can mean the world!

    • Martin
      Martin Před 2 měsíci +2

      What’s crazy is that if you give the working person a few extra thousand they would spend that locally helping local businesses succeed.
      Local businesses have to charge a slight premium over corporations but at the moment due to the lack of money most working people can’t afford that extra pound or two to shop locally and they have to spend their money through the likes of Amazon Asda Sainsbury’s Greggs etc
      Although that’s probably why the tories do this because they don’t care at all about the local businesses.

    • Succulent Orange
      Succulent Orange Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Scott Buggy Exactly now you're taking fixed expenses into consideration when choosing tax bands. So everyone needs food, house, power. Depending on location this can cost around £1000/month, add on taxes to £1200/month and you keep 50% of the £2400/month you earn (£29k/year assumption) Cool, so if you want to buy a bigger house or eat better food, dig into that £1200, you have half your salary to decide what to do with.
      If you Earn £1,000,000, it's still possible to live off £1000/month, but taxes should increase to £499,000 because then you're keeping 50% of what you earn, just like the lower class. If you want a bigger house or better food, you have a much bigger pool of money to dig into, but that £1000/month is a fixed minimum.
      All people should choose what to do with 50% of their earnings, determined by taxing correctly. This proposal does the opposite of what I mentioned above.
      *I obviously made up the numbers for CoL etc above but hopefully it explains my point

    • Scott Buggy
      Scott Buggy Před 2 měsíci +3

      It's like they assume everything we buy is similar percentage of their income. if min wage working class walk away with 1200 after tax and their rent on home worth 140k is what 700 that alone is more than half their entire income just for their home. Compare it with someone on 1 million they get what 600k after tax and live in a nice house in the center of London if its not already paid off their rent will sit about 2k even double it and it's not even a dent on their salary yet they think they pay too much.
      A millionaire will pay similar to a min wage worker on groceries Council tax etc it's all miniscule percentage of their salary but its huge for the working class

    • Rory's Realm
      Rory's Realm Před 2 měsíci

      £55k extra a year for people, bankers and that earning over £1m

    • A G
      A G Před 2 měsíci +1

      That's not true they can buy an extra fine bottle of wine.. or maybe an extra Gucci bag..

  • Andy
    Andy Před 2 měsíci +20

    We are no longer currently a democracy. We have a new unelected head of state and a PM elected by 0.3% of the country. We can't call ourselves a democracy right now!

  • Majüli
    Majüli Před 2 měsíci +45

    Takes courage to stand up and go against the grain, like this gentleman does. Bravo.

    • Rosemarie Cardin
      Rosemarie Cardin Před 2 měsíci +1

      Why? He's voted for conservative all his life. Only bothered now because it's affecting him. He enabled this shower.

  • fensterfred
    fensterfred Před 2 měsíci +45

    People have to understand that if you want successful capitalism where there is a sense of equity -- where resources do not just automatically flow to the top - then you have to have a labour force with strong bargaining power. You cannot just create a class of workers made up of 'decentralized economic actors' because that will inevitably end in quasi slavedom. Just look at the US and the UK -- neither are in the top 20 of countries ranked by social mobility. Is that really successful capitalism?

    • Richard Cleft
      Richard Cleft Před 2 měsíci

      @Michael Davison great rebuttal.

    • fensterfred
      fensterfred Před 2 měsíci

      @Michael Davison Or, you know, looked at the facts. And the fact is that the lowest income groups in the UK have had their wages hollowed out by the rising costs even before this crisis happened and are now left with no path to gain a real wage lift. So what happens is that they're left with less and less and less and less in a never ending spiral while the political system redirects ever more resources upward. What do you call that? Freedom? Choice?

    • Michael Davison
      Michael Davison Před 2 měsíci

      quasi slavedom....... wow, you've been listening to Corbyn too long.

    • Richard Cleft
      Richard Cleft Před 2 měsíci

      ​@fensterfred the goal of capitalism has already been set, and it is to extract wealth from the poorest and give it to the richest... which it does remarkably well. Exponential growth is, almost definitionally, unsustainable.

    • fensterfred
      fensterfred Před 2 měsíci

      @Elcristoph What is your point here? That all economies are mixed economies? Didn't we know that already?
      The question is the ratio of the mix. Capitalism in a conversationalist/discourse sort of way is just a short hand description for a more or less free market.
      If your point is that the top ranked countries on the social mobility index are capitalist economies, then yes, they are. Many of them are Scandinavian -- the economies that have defined modern Social Democratism; the very paradigm where labour through a high degree of collective bargaining power have achieved real wage gains pre this inflation crisis. These countries are also exponents of a government hands off principle -- only when no deal between the two parties of the market, capital and labour, can be reached will the government step in to avoid chaos.
      But that is exactly the point here. That when labour is sabotaged centrally, from within the political system as we've seen in the UK and especially the US, then those on the lowest steps on the income ladder will be left behind and them all you're left with is the basis for a failed capitalist system, i.e. mixed economy.

  • Robert Williams
    Robert Williams Před 2 měsíci +80

    Why don't the legacy media interview the ceo's of the companies that are strangling workers rights and wages???

    • M. Woods Robinson
      M. Woods Robinson Před 2 měsíci +3

      I don't think they'd be allowed to interview the very people who pay their salaries.

    • Conah!
      Conah! Před 2 měsíci

      Because legacy media believe in trickle down economics and so celebrate fat cat wages as if they are relative and linked to wages at the bottom. "A high tide raises all boats"
      Their dillusion is our pain.

    • Bikou
      Bikou Před 2 měsíci

      Because if they don’t own the media already, the certainly try to control the narrative

    • Keith Panton
      Keith Panton Před 2 měsíci +6

      They'd have to be against that stuff to do that.

    • tonk
      tonk Před 2 měsíci

      Name one

  • Barbara 1
    Barbara 1 Před 2 měsíci +48

    Trouble is, most people don’t see themselves as being the oppressed that’s why they vote Tory.

    • Barbara 1
      Barbara 1 Před měsícem

      @Paul Nolan I was referring to Tory voters who vote for them regardless of how they perform.
      They seem to think that they are the same as the Tory party, wealthy, well educated, powerful and nationalistic.
      However they are middle and lower middle class English wannabes.

    • Paul Nolan
      Paul Nolan Před 2 měsíci +2

      Trouble is, most people couldn’t spell oppressed!. I do see myself as being oppressed and of course I don’t vote Tory.

    • apm gold
      apm gold Před 2 měsíci

      There are people in this country who will not see that they are being oppressed until the lock clicks shut on the shackles.

    • Riya Dougla
      Riya Dougla Před 2 měsíci

      Stockholm syndrome.

    • Stephen Townend
      Stephen Townend Před 2 měsíci

      Mugs like vote party never get elected

  • Rensza Trapp
    Rensza Trapp Před 2 měsíci +16

    "I was only asking questions " ...the Alex Jones defence.Sounds a lot like "I was only following orders"

  • Just Soup
    Just Soup Před 2 měsíci +8

    The royal family cost the public £102 million a year… can anyone justify this, honestly

  • Dave Heaven
    Dave Heaven Před 2 měsíci +37

    Ben appears to be an apprentice Piers Morgan.

    • Dave Heaven
      Dave Heaven Před 2 měsíci

      @BooGaloo Yes! Seems to be our version of MAGA CHclip.

    • Michael Coward
      Michael Coward Před 2 měsíci

      It'll be fun seeing which woman he makes a career out of harassing when she turns him down in a bar.

    • BooGaloo
      BooGaloo Před 2 měsíci +2

      That's where the grift is

  • S Gbh
    S Gbh Před 2 měsíci +3

    “I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”
    ― Eugene V. Debs

  • Kaz
    Kaz Před 2 měsíci +22

    Mr Lynch, total legend.

  • Chris
    Chris Před 2 měsíci +5

    They should pay off the national debt by implementing a one-off wealth tax on private pensions. Would hit the wealthiest the hardest and free up about 10% of tax that's currently used to pay down the debt. From that fresh start with not being buried under a sea of national debt, you can grow the economy and pay the people back with a stronger pound, lower inflation and maybe even a younger state pension age with more money within a decade.

  • Enda O'Halloran
    Enda O'Halloran Před 2 měsíci +5

    For anyone who agrees with these tax cuts for the wealthy. What would a millionaire buy with 55k more per year that they wouldn't already buy. They could already afford their 3rd or 4th car. They aren't going to buy anymore haircuts or refurbish their kitchen again. All they'll do with that money is save it because they already have enough money to buy what they wish.
    And that's what the economy needs, disposable income for people to buy goods and services. Not people struggling to pay bills whilst wealthy people are given more money to save

  • Oxy_02
    Oxy_02 Před 2 měsíci +12

    He thinks we're "on the verge of having the most right-wing government ever"?
    We're *well past* that point. That point is a speck in the rear view mirror.

    • Oxy_02
      Oxy_02 Před 2 měsíci

      @Ed Fash Hey, I gave you like six right-wing things the Tories have done over the last five years. I even ignored the last two weeks.
      Was six too many? :(

    • Oxy_02
      Oxy_02 Před 2 měsíci

      @Ed Fash Pushed a false narrative regarding leaving the largest single market in the world.
      Implemented a horrifically insensitive policy regarding asylum seekers (NOT illegal immigrants), sending them to a country in which they had no friends or family, then lied to the public about the caveats, chief among which is the fact that Rwanda also sends us their asylum seekers too. That's right. We send people over there but we're getting people back in exchange too.
      Implemented tax cuts for the top earners (no, not just last week's announcement which caused the pound to crash).
      Brandished climate change skepticism like a badge of honour, downplaying the universally-accepted facts (disputed only by a small number of scientists whom, when you investigate their backgrounds, are funded by fossil fuel companies).
      Shown a blatant disregard for the laws they THEY set during a global pandemic, even breaking those laws by holding numerous social gatherings.
      Fuelled conspiracy nonsense about an unseen enemy (Boris referring to a deep state, which is purely an American fabrication of their authoritarian leanings) and a "witch hunt" with regards to the very public and very transparent legal proceedings revolving around their own conduct.
      Hope this helps 👍
      (And no, the irony of your last name is not lost on me.)

    • Ed Fash
      Ed Fash Před 2 měsíci

      Can you name 1 right wing thing they have done in 5 years (ignoring the past 2 weeks)

  • anthony wilson
    anthony wilson Před 2 měsíci +13

    TRUE. AND EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON. WHY CANT LBC INTERVIEWR SEEING IT IT IS OBVIOUS TO A CHILD

  • Benji B-Side
    Benji B-Side Před 2 měsíci +5

    This government do their best, to make sure that the poor in this country blame other people for their ills and let off their rich corporate friends, who hoover up money from society and put little back.

  • Imad Ghazi
    Imad Ghazi Před 2 měsíci +2

    Everything this man says can easily be applied to any industrialised country. Big business is taking over, and the middle class is fighting to survive.

  • spacebound 1522
    spacebound 1522 Před 2 měsíci +34

    A guest of this stature should really not be insulted by being given a junior presenter who is clearly out of his depth. He should be given one of the better known presenters who actually know their stuff.

  • Raymond Elf
    Raymond Elf Před 2 měsíci +9

    i think more and more people are relizing we need a new party just like lots of countries have put in new parties basically, out with old in with the new is happened Italy has done it Sweden has done it Portugal is next Wales is going independent next election Scotland has done it Ireland have done it and so on and its growing

    • Oxy_02
      Oxy_02 Před 2 měsíci

      Italy just voted in the most right-wing party they've ever had. Wouldn't really call that a win; a few years and we'll be hearing how the standard of living has fallen there.

  • Troy Walker The Progressive Anarcho Communist

    3:05 helping business is useless if the business doesn't provide living wages, or if your rent, education, healthcare, etc continue rising, not based on the needs of the rich (to survive) but for greed.

  • Nick The Noodle
    Nick The Noodle Před 2 měsíci +49

    Mike for PM.

    • YuleNevano
      YuleNevano Před 2 měsíci +4

      Or eddie Dempsey, he speaks far more passionately than any mp I’ve heard,they know their stuff

    • Daniel Calvert
      Daniel Calvert Před 2 měsíci +8

      That would be a dream come true right now

  • WhatThaOnAbout
    WhatThaOnAbout Před 2 měsíci +113

    Torys out!

  • James Edwards
    James Edwards Před 2 měsíci +3

    The Tories have been at war with what they term the working class, A divisive statement in itself, since the day in 1945 the people of the UK unceremoniously booted them out of power giving Labour a massive majority. Taking into account that the vast majority of people at that point in time were either still at war and outside the UK, returning from war and still catching up on home events or trying to put this country back together, they had suffered decades of Tory governments and wanted no more of it and saw the only way to ensure that would happen was to vote Labour and it worked. Labour brought you the welfare state and the NHS, built council homes that people could afford to live in and a host of other things that made the lives of the people of the UK tangibly better. In addition to this, they made the economy grow as a result of their capital project expenditure. Since that time the Tories have worked hard to dismantle everything that Labour gave you while at the same time enriching themselves and their chums at your expense but as Thatcher herself put it, Moniterism eventually brings you to the point that you run out of things to sell and the Tories have now reached that point where all there is left to exploit is the workforce, They brought you Brexit, but not for the reasons you might have thought, They brought to because outside the EU they could enact suppressive laws to oppress the workforce who they were pretty sure would object strongly to what they have planned to do.

  • Sisyphus D
    Sisyphus D Před 2 měsíci +1

    He simply tells the truth. ‘Subsidising exploitation’ is a perfect description of what’s going on.

  • Rebecca Taylor
    Rebecca Taylor Před 2 měsíci +2

    I suppose I can't claim to be working class but Micky speaks for me. I wish people weren't categorised into classes...can we ever escape it?

    • Scottish Jedi
      Scottish Jedi Před měsícem

      Not in the UK, when we have a hereditary monarchy and an aristocracy. As long as those two institutions exist, we can’t escape classism. Because if they do exist, it creates an entrenched upper class, and therefore lower classes below them.

  • Florence Florence
    Florence Florence Před 2 měsíci +23

    The NHS is already being privatised. Many Companies including overseas companies are now being paid out of the NHS coffers for services once offered within the NHS.

    • Thundercat A
      Thundercat A Před 2 měsíci

      Totally correct. The "NHS" name is kept as a brand for PR reasons while more and more services are outsourced to private companies. Most of whom then start introducing vast swathes of bureaucracy to keep the taps flowing for as long as possible. Moreover when the motive is profit why would you want people to have better health?

    • ⸻
       Před 2 měsíci +3

      I used to work at one of those privatised companies, it's worse than you think.

  • Moriyokiri
    Moriyokiri Před 2 měsíci +9

    Ben tries to talk without claiming he said anything. Talking out of both sides of his mouth.

    • giorda77
      giorda77 Před 2 měsíci +1

      spineless 2.0. The fuidity of no position

  • soutteruk1
    soutteruk1 Před 2 měsíci +10

    Rejoice! Liz's and Quasi-Chancellor's economic gamble is the herald of more and longer-standing austerity. Champagne all round!

  • OprahLovesCake
    OprahLovesCake Před 2 měsíci +3

    Never forget what the Tories have done over this most recent tenure. The Tories will always favour the richest in society.

  • Kerry Fry
    Kerry Fry Před 2 měsíci +2

    George Carlin was so right, their going to take it 'ALL!'

  • FREE MEN OF ENGLAND
    FREE MEN OF ENGLAND Před 2 měsíci +7

    Currently a UK worker is entitled to a single 20 minute break per 12 hour shift. This is how bad it has become after so many years in the EU.

    • Stephen Scott
      Stephen Scott Před 2 měsíci

      @J trade unions brought these rules on not the EU.Tge law is and it is this for fact in an 8 hour you are entitled to 2 30 minutes breaks 1 half hour paid and 1 half hour unpaid.MININMUM.

    • J
      J Před 2 měsíci

      Stop your BS, I am in the EU, we have a 20 min break per 5 hours of shift. Plus a whole hour of break at noon.
      Btw, these kinds of regulations aren't made on the European level

    • David Evans
      David Evans Před 2 měsíci

      Just wait until the Tories destroy our workers rights.

    • Stephen Scott
      Stephen Scott Před 2 měsíci

      @FREE MEN OF ENGLAND YOU DO NOT KNOW THE LAW!!!!!!!!!

    • Michael Coward
      Michael Coward Před 2 měsíci

      @FREE MEN OF ENGLAND and which EU directive is it that you think enforces that standard?

  • Kirsten Easdale
    Kirsten Easdale Před 2 měsíci +6

    “50% of our energy comes from the North Sea”. But, we’re constantly told in Scotland that the oil is running out.

    • Kirsten Easdale
      Kirsten Easdale Před 2 měsíci +1

      @fensterfred There’s plenty of oil, but better still, we have plenty of hydro, wind and wave power. Yes, I hope enough people will see sense this time, and vote to regain our independence.

    • fensterfred
      fensterfred Před 2 měsíci +2

      Well, it is. I'd get out of the union while you can still use it to transition your economy in a sustainable way.

  • Masquarra
    Masquarra Před 2 měsíci +26

    This man is a hero

  • Marky's Bike Lab
    Marky's Bike Lab Před 2 měsíci +2

    The big mistake is assuming that Truss does not want the outcome of her actions to be what it is.
    She isn't making a mistake, she is pushing for the society that has been outlined by the WEF.... you will own nothing and be happy (or not happy, you don't matter)

  • Lennox Braithwaite
    Lennox Braithwaite Před 2 měsíci +2

    The majority of this country especially the working class voted for this government what did you all expect they were going to do this was always their plan back to Victorian times Indeed.

  • Javed Akhtar
    Javed Akhtar Před 2 měsíci +7

    tax the corporations not the public

  • OblivsicasMTC93
    OblivsicasMTC93 Před 2 měsíci +3

    The pound drops to it's lowest level and still some clowns defending Truss tax cuts...

  • Oral Ogarro
    Oral Ogarro Před 2 měsíci +8

    How giving millionaire a tax cut help me 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Richard Foley
    Richard Foley Před 2 měsíci +15

    Krazy Kwarteng and his Levelling Down, Trickle Up 'Economics'.

  • Graham Turner
    Graham Turner Před 2 měsíci +16

    Blatant class warfare.

    • Graham Turner
      Graham Turner Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Charles Kane indeed. 👍

    • Charles Kane
      Charles Kane Před 2 měsíci +3

      I thought that when I listened to the mini budget. It's always the people at the bottom of the pile who have to pay for the mistakes of the ruling party who are calling on the working classes to make greater sacrifices so that they can sustain their corrupt profit margins.
      For the sake of genuine democracy it's about time this government was replaced by one which recognises that when the country gets into difficulties everybody must make sacrifices not just the working and middle classes.
      Creating more inequality to bolster corporate greed is self defeating as well as immoral. If the Tories win the next election this country is finished

  • Rita Greenwood
    Rita Greenwood Před 2 měsíci +7

    Corbyn and Lynch would have been the dynamic duo this country now needs.

    • Rita Greenwood
      Rita Greenwood Před 2 měsíci

      @Si London I can forgive that transgression.

    • Si London
      Si London Před 2 měsíci

      Both brexiters

    • Rita Greenwood
      Rita Greenwood Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Michael Coward True, Lynch is a rare gem, a truly inspiring person in politics.

    • Michael Coward
      Michael Coward Před 2 měsíci +2

      Lynch is far above and beyond Corbyn.
      Lynch would have weathered the storm of smears that crumbled Corbyn. (We see him doing it now)

  • Daniel Collinson
    Daniel Collinson Před 2 měsíci +35

    Ben is another tory cheerleader

    • Martyn Blackburn
      Martyn Blackburn Před 2 měsíci

      LBC is conservative radio. Isn't it owned by Shirley Porter?

  • Encore
    Encore Před 2 měsíci +3

    Kenttish still defending his tory chums and Mike still wiping the floor with him is a joy to watch.

  • bruce dickinson 12
    bruce dickinson 12 Před 2 měsíci +2

    ben is one vowel away from the truth

  • fy
    fy Před 2 měsíci

    The working class needs this man

  • VX 16 GAZ
    VX 16 GAZ Před 2 měsíci +54

    I've always voted Conservative for 40years.
    But never again,we need this lot out now.

    • Somhairle Mac Daibhéid
      Somhairle Mac Daibhéid Před 2 měsíci

      When you say you've liked it up until the current lot ... Yeah, you're responsible.

    • Ian Barrett
      Ian Barrett Před 2 měsíci

      @VX 16 GAZ but your part of it

    • VX 16 GAZ
      VX 16 GAZ Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Urm Hello no neither will I. Its disgraceful what they have done

    • Urm Hello
      Urm Hello Před 2 měsíci +1

      @VX 16 GAZ agree, you didn’t vote for them to break promises and not achieve what they said they would. However I also won’t be voting conservatives ever again after what they have done, simply unforgivable.

    • Jørgen A
      Jørgen A Před 2 měsíci +4

      @VX 16 GAZ But the fact you think you're (or have been) in the majority says a lot.

  • Alex
    Alex Před 2 měsíci +2

    To be fair, many working people voted for the Tories and assured us, quite aggressively, that they knew what they were voting for.
    Sympathy levels aren’t the highest.

  • Park Jude
    Park Jude Před 2 měsíci +60

    Your channel has truly changed my life. i've been studying and researching about crypto for a while now, do to the economy crisis and i got stuck at some point on the learning curve. now i can say I'm truly improving my understanding of this whole new world and making great profit weekly, all thanks to you

    • David Ripley
      David Ripley Před 2 měsíci

      Va can't take it with you when you die, though. No matter how well off you are,Death walks behind you. 💀

    • Sufi Wati
      Sufi Wati Před 2 měsíci

      Anyone who she handles he's or her trade for I believe is so lucky

    • Pablo jabo
      Pablo jabo Před 2 měsíci

      I'm from Germany 🇩🇪 I used to take loan from the bank for surviver but after trading with expert Mrs Sophia she changed my financial status for real

    • Gabriel Adam
      Gabriel Adam Před 2 měsíci

      @Lilly Mason she's really amazing with an amazing skills she changed my 0.3btc to 2.1btc

    • Gabriel Adam
      Gabriel Adam Před 2 měsíci

      @Lilly Mason I think I'm blessed because if not I wouldn't have met someone who is as spectacular as expert Mrs Sophia

  • CiXSmiley
    CiXSmiley Před 2 měsíci +5

    Great mouthpiece pity he didnt realise what Brexit meant.

  • P W
    P W Před 2 měsíci +1

    Well said Mr Lynch

  • Jimbo Jones
    Jimbo Jones Před 2 měsíci +10

    Basically Yes. I have nothing else to say.

  • C H
    C H Před 2 měsíci +2

    Your/our taxes are going directly to the wealthy. As well as the general public having to pay over the next 10 years. How does it make any sense that people working full-time are on welfare benefits to top up wages in one of the wealthiest countries on the planet ? Yes the country is wealthy but not the general population !

  • The Witch's Familiar
    The Witch's Familiar Před 2 měsíci +3

    Ben Kentish needs to read more, starting with 1984.

  • pat gibson
    pat gibson Před 2 měsíci +13

    Ben are you not listening to this man

  • marsha den
    marsha den Před 2 měsíci +1

    100% true every word and ppl are going to be revolting

  • Eeb Zookee
    Eeb Zookee Před 2 měsíci +2

    The British electorate is too spineless to fight back. They rather lick billionaire boots than speak up for themselves. I've noticed this trend since Thatcher.

  • Angela Swales
    Angela Swales Před 2 měsíci +6

    Gov needs shutting down

  • Doreen Chindezwa
    Doreen Chindezwa Před 2 měsíci +3

    This LBC interviewer is not on our side,from his questions. Martin Niemoller said it in his poem When they came for...

  • TREVOR ALLMAN
    TREVOR ALLMAN Před 2 měsíci +1

    We saw a massive shift of wealth not only on this island, but globally, from the poorest to the richest during the insane and pointless lockdowns, so this current decision by a right-wing government led by a pro-European Union apologist is only a continuation of that action. It seems that , despite Brexit, we have a regime that remains loyal to the EU's right-wing neo-liberal economic policies, austerity programme and attacks on workers' rights. The main thing about Brexit is that we are now free to elect a government that no longer follows those policies.

  • bina nocht
    bina nocht Před 2 měsíci +5

    I've never had a billionaire come and by my jam at the market is he nuts. They don't invest in local bussiness? What planet is he on?

    • Hove Factually
      Hove Factually Před 2 měsíci

      @bina nocht So you go on appearances is what you're saying. Let's leave it at that.

    • bina nocht
      bina nocht Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Hove Factually what do you mean how do i know. Billionaires aren't wandering around getting buses and shopping in sainsbury. They aren't investing millions of pounds in local artisinal jam markets they're investing in oil futures or betting against the pound or investing in real estate ... they don't spend their millions on extra nessesities about the town. They can only eat one slice of bread at a time like the rest of us. Some invest in entrepreneurs but thats not the majority. Have you ever met rich people. They don't live the same as normal people. They don't go to the same shops or do the same activities as other people. They're not spending their money day to day like normal people are. Their money is hoarded. How do i know? I have eyes ears a face...how do you not know such things about the world?

    • Hove Factually
      Hove Factually Před 2 měsíci

      How do you know?

  • Michael Hyatt
    Michael Hyatt Před 2 měsíci +1

    Mike lynch for prime minister! Man talks so much sense it’s a shame the Labour Party don’t start taking a leaf out of his book?

  • Rassel chowdhury
    Rassel chowdhury Před 2 měsíci +12

    He should be our PM

  • Jack B
    Jack B Před 2 měsíci +1

    Next election we have to vote Labour in and put this right. These last 12 years of Tories have gone way too far.

  • quinto34
    quinto34 Před 2 měsíci +3

    Ben Kentish: 'Don't look up!'

  • Mark Lapeña
    Mark Lapeña Před 2 měsíci +1

    Agree with everything Lynch is saying, but his referendum vote was what started all of this.

  • charles williams
    charles williams Před 2 měsíci +4

    Ben needs to listen to the empirical evidence.

    • Hiromi W
      Hiromi W Před 2 měsíci

      He can’t it isn’t pragmatic 😂

  • Tare Daniel
    Tare Daniel Před 2 měsíci +1

    This host is a prime example of right wing journalism in the UK!

  • Rhys Harries
    Rhys Harries Před měsícem

    "I never called you a union baron", gutless

  • Fairy Tale Purity Analyser
    Fairy Tale Purity Analyser Před 2 měsíci +1

    This government is not right wing, you just got to look at the Home Secretary and the Chancellor to figure it out.

  • Sally Martin
    Sally Martin Před 2 měsíci +3

    How Is That......Too far out?? You just want to believe that the Poor are being helped; We should not be in a position to have to have two/three jobs since 13 years to 70 years. Do you have two three jobs just to pay the bills??

  • jose ortiz
    jose ortiz Před 2 měsíci

    Bravo Mr Lynch (Mr Lynch for PM)

  • Jennifer Jenkins
    Jennifer Jenkins Před 2 měsíci

    I think the minimum wage should rise considerably. There are a lot of people out there that don't have the benefit of a strong union to fight for them. It might put more money back into the economy.

  • Love, Rick
    Love, Rick Před 2 měsíci +7

    Shush Ben...an adult is talking. Listen.

  • firefox5926
    firefox5926 Před 2 měsíci +1

    5:38 i dont suppose we could get mike to stand for parliment...

  • Occam
    Occam Před 2 měsíci +32

    As a life long Tory, I am sicken by how the government has turned on us working class Conservatives

    • captaineureka
      captaineureka Před měsícem

      @Oxy_02 If it doesn't sieg heil its not right wing enough for him

    • Paul Nolan
      Paul Nolan Před 2 měsíci

      @Succulent Orange what twaddle!. Aggressive expansion?, with high taxes, energy costs etc, haha, cost of borrowing up, high inflation and rising. It’s called a RECESSION!. Companies are folding and laying off staff. We have an over supply of labour and an under supply of jobs, oh, hang on......your in London!.

    • Marian Collins
      Marian Collins Před 2 měsíci

      That's what you get for being a working class Tory. They don't care about you. This is how they pay you back.

    • Michael Coward
      Michael Coward Před 2 měsíci +1

      you only just noticed?

    • Tristan Banks
      Tristan Banks Před 2 měsíci

      @Occam It doesn't help me and it doesn't help you either.

  • tempo dread
    tempo dread Před 2 měsíci +7

    baby ben got a new one ripped!

  • rossco21
    rossco21 Před 2 měsíci +4

    TELL ME WHEN AND WHERE TO MARCH AND ILL BE THERE.

  • Rensza Trapp
    Rensza Trapp Před 2 měsíci

    "yeah but everybody disagreed with them" ..so true...EVERYBODY who knows about economics ...including their beloved market disagreed with them.

  • oliver mc elroy
    oliver mc elroy Před 2 měsíci +3

    The Tories pulled an absolute blinder of a SPREAD BET with the Mini Budget. Not one word of this in the media either!
    They knew the feeling of the international bond holders before that Stunt Budget. They knew that Sterling would collapse against US Dollar.
    The US Dollar is the trading currency of oil, so the oil companies made a massive lift in profits with oil and gas reserves,
    Bankers and day traders with links to the Tories would made a massive pay day form betting on the Sterling collapsing. Millions of pounds the back ordinary people.

    • Pawel
      Pawel Před 2 měsíci

      You are right that "Hedge funds in the City of London have made huge profits by betting against the U.K. pound ahead of the U.K mini fiscal budget last week, according to a report by The Sunday Times” Market Watch
      None of what's been happening in 2022 is coincidental. Noone who is smart enough to climb to the tops of power, would cause the mess we are in by accident.

  • ThirdEyeBlind
    ThirdEyeBlind Před 2 měsíci +2

    Ben is so on the fence he has integrated with it. He and the fence are now one.

  • Sir Ankleknocker
    Sir Ankleknocker Před 2 měsíci +6

    This guy is awesome..

  • Citizen Jam
    Citizen Jam Před 2 měsíci +1

    Working class fairness for all.

  • J Mitch
    J Mitch Před 2 měsíci

    This has always been the case but it's just that it's becoming more blatant. They dont care because there's not much us peasants can do about it

  • GreatV
    GreatV Před 2 měsíci +2

    Look at the world. No more stubborn. Thanks a lot.

  • Alex
    Alex Před 2 měsíci +1

    Great video

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jones Před 2 měsíci +6

    The final step to becoming Little Russia