6 thoughts on “More Denmark, less Venezuela. Could there be a pro-market left in the UK?”

  1. Posted 30/09/2016 at 21:21 | Permalink

    I think one of the richer (read more expensive) white burgundies (which, of course, are made from Chardonnay) would go very well with Salmon. My personal choice though would probably be a good Alsace Pinot Gris.

    The Corbyn supporting left would denounce me as a bourgeoise wine snob, of course, just because I know something about it (I once co-founded and ran a wine society). In reality, the only people who are snobbish (or inverse snobbish) about wine are those who know nothing about it – everyone who loves wine is too busy enjoying it to bother with such nonsense.

  2. Posted 01/10/2016 at 19:32 | Permalink

    Leaving aside all the other dubious aspects of this article for the moment, lets look at the remarks on the 2008 crash. Apparently nobody had any idea about what was coming so nothing could have been done to reduce the risks. The extremely large quantity of evidence to the contrary is ignored by Mr Niemietz. Alas it is always thus with paleo free market wonks. The inconvenient facts are brushed aside. As to the simply surreal quote from Anthony Seldon! Presumably this was some sort of joke ?

  3. Posted 02/10/2016 at 01:23 | Permalink

    I find it difficult to imagine a ‘government-sceptic left’.

    There are such people, and I would probably include myself as one. NZ has even had Labour Governments that cut back the role of the state more or less based around such principles.

    While it is hard to imagine is that a party in the UK could persuade enough voters, given the attachment of so many on the left to old-fashioned Socialism, that need not apply elsewhere. If the US bipartisan split goes as a result of the falling apart of the Republicans under Trump, there is room for it there too. Some Libertarians are not far off.

  4. Posted 02/10/2016 at 06:00 | Permalink

    Dear Kristian,

    please send me your email address


    Charles Blankart. Berlin

  5. Posted 02/10/2016 at 15:04 | Permalink

    HJ – since you mention Alsace, go for an ultra-dry Riesling. Or better still, move a bit further East to my old region, the Palatinate.

    Maurice – you’ll need to be a bit more specific. At the moment, you remind me a bit like Lou from Little Britain.

    Chester – true, at the moment, it would probably be easier for UK free-marketeers to have a dialogue with the French left than with the British left. And that is not a great state of affairs.

    Charles – it’s [email protected]

  6. Posted 10/10/2016 at 12:07 | Permalink

    Kris – Yes, a dry Alsace Riesling would also go very nicely. Germany is, of course, a producer of many wonderful Rieslings but I think Alsace generally has always had the edge when it comes to dry wines.

    Having said that, I should perhaps revisit Pfalz wines – I cannot claim to have had many in recent years.

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