Also: Davies attacks Plaid for effectively guaranteeing Labour rule in Wales; NI Conservatives damn UUP for quitting government; and Scottish far left launch new party.
Posts Tagged: Far Left
The burden of fixing this mess falls to those who set it in motion. It will be interventions by Miliband and Brown, should they come, which could be decisive.
“…can we say that if he won, and after due process, he’d like to see a far more profound version of the clause in the party’s constitution? Jez we can.”
The Chancellor’s move onto their territory in the Budget means the gap is, at least intellectually, far from unbridgeable for marooned Blairites.
But how vulnerable are we to suffering Labour’s fate? And what can we do to guard against it?
The arch-Blairite commentator takes on the face of the Militant tendency about whether or not Labour can ever win from the hard left.
“I don’t have any evidence of widespread infiltration into the party, and I think it might play into this idea that the powers that be are trying to stop this because they don’t like the way it’s going.”
Let’s not get carried away: he might not win the Labour leadership. But after such a strong performance, surely he deserves a Shadow Cabinet job.
I stood against him in May – he’s likeable, down-to-earth and sincere, if wrong. And his unlikely rise spells trouble for the Opposition.
The only reason this fact is forgotten is the modern assumption that baddies must be right-wing.
A member of Labour’s governing body will speak alongside Trotskyites, Stalin apologists and Len McCluskey’s left-hand man.
To Hungary and Cyprus, Putin appears to have added a third, slightly less marginal, ally – Greece. Will Spain be next?