Post by Pancho Post by Pamela Post by Pancho
Perhaps you are right, Bismark said: politics is the art of the
possible. This is probably the grown up approach, but I think at some
point the Labour party has to be brave enough to reject the narrative of
the ruling classes. There is no point in another Tony Blair.
Seems a Tony Blair might be the only hope of getting Labour enough votes
to be re-elected.
Tony Blair's was the worst government of my lifetime. I can't think of
anything good about it. A lying war criminal who destroyed the economy.
His refusal to limit immigration laid the foundations for our withdrawal
from the EU
Getting elected should not be the goal, affecting good policy should be
the goal. Farage was effective, without electoral victory.
Post by Pamela Post by Pancho
to go head to head with the MSM. Labour has to challenge the sacred cows.
It didn't work for Corbyn.
No, Corbyn was dismal. The only real interesting thing about Corbyn was
the reaction against him. The anti-Semitism allegations were almost
comic in their unreasonableness. For the past few decades the
left/progressive movement tried to establish its goals with
unreasonable/unfair dogma. It was then hoist by its own petard, victim
However, unfair distribution of wealth, limiting the power of
multinational companies and the need for supranational government are
issues that should be tackled.
A powerful left leader could advocate sensible ways forward.
It now looks to be a closely run race between Keir Starmer and Rebecca
Long Bailey, with the others trailing far behind.
Long Bailey 42%
Momentum will be arranging to phone all Labour Party members to persuade
them to vote for Rebecca Long Bailey. The right wing of the party,
"Progress" has launched a "Reclaiming Labour" campaign which aims to
prevent Long Bailey being chosen as leader. Another right wing
organisation, "Labour First", has the same aim.
As I'm on all their various mailing lists, I get to read their
increasingly fevered communications. However, the Labour Party members i
speak to are disappointed by the selection of candidates, none of whom
is as principled and honest as Jeremy Corbyn.
From Labour First: This leadership election is a serious opportunity to
save the party from the Hard Left, but it will only be possible if we
all pull together, show up and be counted. If you want to support our
crucial work please consider chipping in with a small donation here.
From Progress: One week left to stop antisemitism in the Labour party.
During the past year you've joined together in taking action to rid the
Labour party of racism. From George Galloway to Chris Williamson, you've
supported Jewish members in calling for a movement where we can all feel
safe and valued. Will you join us and help build a party that says no to
racism once and for all?
From Momentum: The results of the ballot are in, and we're delighted
that Momentum members have voted to back Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour
Party leader and Angela Rayner for deputy! But there is still a long
time go, and we need to build a huge people-powered campaign to make
sure she wins.