“In Labour Governments we did our best to make capitalism work in a civilised way.
“And we failed.
“It never can work.
“It will always exploit and oppress the people.”
~ Tony Benn, Glasgow 26th January 2013
‘He (Jon Cruddas) and the Blue Labour grouping around him talk of an entirely new way of doing welfare, in which the business of citizens caring for one another would no longer be “outsourced” to the state, but be done directly, whether in families or through associations – the local, mutual and co-operative societies that used to be part of Labour history but which withered long ago.
‘The talk is of a “relational welfare” system, rather than what Blue types call “the contractual, transactional” apparatus in place since 1945 and treated as sacred by parts of the Labour tribe ever since.’
~ Jonathan Freedland Friday 8th February 2013 ‘Will Ed Miliband be an Obama or an Hollande?‘: The Labour party leader faces a choice he’s still not made: to keep ambitions modest, or to offer a genuinely radical vision
Labour continues on its incorrigible way …. for ‘public sector reform’ (read ‘privatisation’ and ‘outsourcing’); for welfare reform think ‘foodbanks’ ‘Parish Overseers of the Poor’ and yes, ‘privatisation’ again!
TIME TO REJECT NEOLIBERAL LABOUR AND FIGHT BACK FOR THE BODY SOUL OF THE PARTY AND THE COUNTRY!
THIS IS NOT THE SOLUTION WE NEED!
Cheap Capital for Business
Cuts to Public Services
Anti Trade Union Laws
Food Banks for the poor
Nationalism for the masses
Labour the Party that brought you Food Banks whilst dismantling Welfare, Public Services and the NHS …
Jon Cruddas’s lecture on “the role of the state in the good society” : “We in Labour need to build our own story of the big society. Cameron’s version was too abstract.”
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