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  • jeffery davies June 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Blairite. if he comes any where labour again i think they will lose a loty more support and wont even have enough votes to win ,so i hope that ed takes notice of this as labour started this unum atos thing and now we find some of our labour mps want to stick to whipping the sick and disabled further well there are plenty of us and our votes can swing it for them so get rid of the blairites and be a decent party for all once again jeff3

  • JJ June 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Thurs 14th June 2012 Test-Test wrote:

    The only unity of purpose – and I’ll admit they have it – Labour seems to have now, though, is an overwhelming belief that Tories are evil.

    Not incorrect, not stupid, but actively malevolent and downright diabolical.

    The party has lost its pragmatists and is left with a bunch of middle-class student union hacks (like Miliband) and some old trade union heavy metal who are both the natural constituencies for believing in this Tory-evil theory.

    That will get Labour so far – but the question then is, what the hell are they for?

    The same policies as the Tories (only not administered by the evil-doers but by nice, lovely, angelic Labour) – or socialism? Really?

  • JJ June 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

    It seems that it’s only ‘factionalism’ when the Left fights back!

  • Humanity2012 June 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I am Throughly Disgusted with the abject Failure of the ” Opposition ” to be an
    Opposition when there is so much to Oppose Not Least the Con Dems Remaining
    in Office

  • DAVID A SHAW June 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Lets make progress, and expel all right wing neo-liberals from the party, then we will be united as a party for the people OF the people. With that in mind the general public can choose between Cam-Moron and his’ stuff you all working class trash’ attitude, or a party that can and will defend the people whether disabled, vulnerable in other ways or simply trying to do their best in the life that they have. Whatever or whoever you are, this will be the only party that will be on your side, anything else is just smoke and mirrors. Now is the time for Ed Milliband to understand this, and to eject the blairites and their ilk from the party for good. They already have a place to go, unlike many who are being made homeless by this current fascist government, and it is called the Conservative party.

  • kasbah June 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Damn right David (no pun intended!)

  • Christine June 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

    At present we have a Fascist tory government propped up by lame LibDems who are suckered in by the opportunity of some access to power (which is pure illusion and will come back to bite them in the future.) Labour seemed the only option for the working person (including those out of work through no fault of their own – not enough jobs, or in Marx speak, reserve army of labour – or too sick or disabled to work.) Although people focus on Blair, ‘New Labour’ (or Tory Lite) began with Neil Kinnock. Labour became yuppies and promoted the equivilent of the American Dream. Many people in America still subscribe to that notion despite huge amounts of joblessness, poverty, low paid and insecure work while the top are increasingly becoming richer. What we really need is a good dose of traditional labour without the militant left who have a habit of turning voters off. We need a party who really represents the working majority. If Labour do not get to grips with restoring the welfare system to one that is fair, not just another rehashed new and trendily named policy, and ensuring the NHS does not become a to all intents and purposes privatised company (Virgin have already got a toehold in Surrey community healthcare services – god forbid!) then they will never have core voters return to them. They have tried to get the aspiring middle class vote for too long and turned their backs on the people who put them into power originally. If we do not have a good option to the ConDem parties, we will see an increase in fringe groups getting into parliament such as BNP. Many people see UKIP as a moderate option (?!) – If Labour cannot resolve them differences then they should divide up into traditional and ‘Progress’ Labour and let voters decide. They are trying too hard to please The Sun and Dail Mail readers – time to grow a pair!

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