Corbyn: I’ll create 400,000 green jobs (and destroy a million real ones)

Posted: September 26, 2018 by tallbloke in bbcbias, Big Green, government, Idiots, Politics


In Spain, every ‘green job’ created led to the loss of 2.2 others in the real economy.

Meanwhile one of Jeremy Corbyn’s MPs, Laura Smith, the Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich, has called for a general strike to help bring down the Conservative government – if there isn’t a general election.

She spoke at The World Transformed festival, which is running alongside the Labour Party conference in Liverpool.

The World Transformed, or TWoT, is a partnership of unions. pressure groups. NGOs and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Brussels office)

This outfit calls for Good climate jobs and municipal solutions for a just transition to a low-carbon society.   We learn on this page that:

Sam Mason of the British union PCS pointed out that in 2006 her union had already vowed to fight climate change actively, as was the case recently in the resolution of autumn 2017. PCS supports the campaign “One million climate jobs” (one million jobs in the area of “tackling climate change”), stressing that it is not just about replacing existing jobs, but also about creating new jobs. For example it is proposed to create a “national climate service” (similar to state health care), which, as a public institution, coordinates activities to combat climate change (see publication Just Transition and Energy Democracy).


  1. wolsten says:

    Reblogged this on Wolsten and commented:
    An apparently serious proposal for a national climate service akin to the NHS is beyond parody.

  2. Bitter@twisted says:

    Surely this is a joke?
    There again everyone with half a brain thought Corbyn was.
    Look what happened.

  3. tallbloke says:

  4. tallbloke says:

    I expect Piers Corbyn is spitting feathers this morning.

  5. TinyCO2 says:

    You’d think we were rolling in money and that there were no problems that needed fixing before we looked round for new stuff to fritter money on.

  6. oldbrew says:

    How’s the massive push for renewables going in Germany?

    Date: 24/09/18 Bloomberg

  7. ivan says:

    UN Agenda 21 and 30 world government in the making – the developed nations reduced to a medieval economy with the population reduced to being serfs – typical dystopian thinking by the idiots with a thirst for power.

  8. oldbrew says:

    [tcf = trillion cubic feet]

  9. tom0mason says:

    When the UK Labour won its landslide victory in 1945 so many Fabians were elected (over 220) that the parliamentary Labour party was said to “look just like an enormous Fabian school”. Since then the Fabians have never relinquished their grip on the Labour party.
    The World Transformed, or as the Fabian Socialists put it “Remold the world to your heart’s desire”.


    Such wonderful people those Fabians, they gave us practical applications for eugenics via the German National Socialist Party, the adoption of abortion, the campaign for the ‘Rite to Die’ and the wish it to be legal for doctors to administer euthanasia. Doesn’t sound they really like people — always finding ways to kill humans. They even assist in getting nasty people to high office — Tony Blair the smug, and self satisfied warmonger for the New World Order.

    From Corbyn’s Labour party to the UN, Fabians are the unseen hand directing the political push to world socialism.

  10. BLACK PEARL says:

    Stating the obvious
    Unfortunately most ‘normal’ people dont become politicians, so we end up with a majority of agenda driven nutters and ‘vote’ prostitutes.
    The whole system requires reforming and rationalising from the commons to the Lords with people who can run our economy & country with efficiently, common sense & use our taxed wisely, which appears to be totally absent with Marxist ‘New New’ Labour.
    If these guys got in I would welcome a military coup.

  11. tallbloke says:

    The climate relevant portion of JC’s hour long ramble to the Labour conference yesterday:

    “That failed economic free-for-all, which led to the crash of a decade ago, has also fuelled the global environmental crisis and hamstrung international efforts to tackle it.

    “There is no bigger threat facing humanity than climate change, and 21 years ago, Labour’s then Deputy Leader John Prescott played a prominent role in helping to secure the Kyoto Protocol. That united the world’s major economies behind an agreement to cut carbon emissions and obliged them to give poorer countries access to low-carbon technology. It was about solidarity, recognising that the air we breathe does not respect national boundaries and we all have an interest in every nation reducing emissions.

    “The contrast with the America First posturing of Donald Trump and his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords could not be sharper. We only have one planet, so we must re-engage with countries seeking to walk away from Paris. But we must also lead by example. Yesterday Rebecca Long Bailey set out our plans for energy, developed with our Environment Secretary Sue Hayman, plans that are ambitious, will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and will make Britain the only developed country outside Scandinavia to be on track to meet our climate change obligations.

    “That will mean working with unions to ensure jobs and skills are protected as we move towards a low-carbon economy. And working with industry to change the way we build to train the workforce that will retrofit homes and work in the new energy industries too.

    “And I can announce today that our programme of investment and transformation to achieve a 60% reduction in emissions by 2030 will create over 400,000 skilled jobs. Good jobs based here and on union rates bringing skills and security to communities held back for too long.

    “And we will go further, with plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the middle of the century.

    “I know that sounds ambitious. It is ambitious and will be delivered with the most far-reaching programme of investment and transformation in decades

    “Labour will kick-start a Green Jobs Revolution that will help tackle climate change, provide sustainable energy for the future and create skilled jobs in every nation and region of the UK.”

  12. tallbloke says:

    Corbyn: “There is no bigger threat facing humanity than climate change,”

    So big in fact, he mentioned below about twenty other higher priorities. It was a long and tedious speech…

  13. oldbrew says:

    James Delingpole: Corbyn to Carpet Britain in Dark, Satanic (Wind)Mills

    Jeremy Corbyn claims they would create 400,000 jobs.

    Yes, but you could also create 400,000 jobs — and at far less environmental cost — if you simply paid people to dig holes in the ground with teaspoons and then got them to fill them up again.

  14. oldbrew says:

    … will make Britain the only developed country outside Scandinavia to be on track to meet our climate change obligations

    Scandinavia relies heavily on Norwegian hydro-electricity to back up its part-time wind power. Britain’s population is much too big to do the same, even with inter-connectors.

  15. oldbrew says:

    About those skilled jobs…

    Repairing wind turbines can often be difficult for several reasons. Most wind farms are located in remote areas, making it difficult to reach the site. Once at the site, workers are faced with making repairs while anywhere from 75 feet to nearly 400 feet in the air. Also unlike natural gas-fired or coal-fired plants, operators can expect to repeat this process multiple times because of the comparatively small capacity of wind turbines.

  16. oldbrew says:

    Jeremy in the People’s Republic of Wonderland
    By Robert James – September 27, 2018

    But never mind the anti-Semitism, Mr Corbyn seemed to say, feel the green credentials. Clearly someone has told him that the way to middle-class Lefties’ hearts is eco-lunacy. That should bring the man-buns and yummy mummies back onside, and I dare say it will. Why worry about Holocaust equivocation and Jewish MPs needing police guards when Jeremy (they always call him Jeremy) is going to borrow £250billion – yes, you read that right – and spend it on wind farms (which don’t work) and solar panels on ‘every viable roof’?

    That ‘every viable roof’ gives me a little shudder: anyone who has seen what councils have done to streets with their mania for wheelie bins will know what Mr Corbyn’s Britain will end up looking like. I can see the bumptious letters from the council now; I can see the armies of people hired on taxpayers’ money who will come round with a tape measure to see if your roof is ‘viable’.

  17. BLACK PEARL says:

    Straight talking Australians

    Jeremy needs to listen