One thing you can count on in the Labour Party is diverse opinions, in the party you have all sorts, the extreme left and the extreme right in among the vast membership. At present, the leader of the Labour Party is Jeremy Corbyn, his election, then re-election was a response to having what some termed the extreme right dominating the party.
This crew are known by many names, the ‘Blair Faction’ or ‘Progress’, these are the middle class people who preach endlessly about their love for a fair society and wanting to end injustice and inequality for the poor and disadvantaged. At present, these people are railing against all kinds of government policy, conveniently for getting about the fact that some of the current policies were introduced by a Labour Government. Under the Labour Party, the poor found out the ‘joys’ of ATOS assessments and everyone’s all time favourite, the bedroom tax.
One thing, I see as a Labour member is a striking lack of people in the party as members who aren’t active for the party, this is the real legacy of the post Blair era. I love pictures because a picture tells you a story, if you know what you are looking at. So, to educate you on the health of the party, have a look at the picture which accompanies this post.
What do you see?
This is the people who turned out at Glasgow South West for the Labour Action day, sadly I wasn’t able to go as I had studying to do, planar tracking (don’t ask)! Most of the people in this picture are either elected or connected to the party, you might think that the 27 people seen there were Pollok CLP members, this wasn’t entirely the case.
It seems that the Labour Party has a lot of work to do to win back voters and their own members. Interestingly, the Times says 60% of people feel their views are not represented in British politics, something which the Labour Party needs to tap into on both sides of the border, if they want to form a government.
I notice some people in the Labour Party are saying ‘General election in 2018’ to the membership……….. bollocks!
I have to say, that I have never been a fan of Labour peer, Lord Mandelson, he was to me, everything which was wrong about the Blair era….. for the few, for the rich and his own personal agenda. I find it no surprise that Mandelson apparently wants to stab the people of the
in the back with his alleged secret vow to help Brussels in Brexit talks.
It seems the Labour peer is more 'deeply committed' to the EU than his own countrymen, in a letter to Michel Barnier Mandelson, he is offered to brief him on current pressures facing the Europeans. Mandelson was a former EU commissioner. One thing we know is that the EU project is dying; it isn’t just the
leaving but the disquiet of other people in member states.
The Hungarians have been in the forefront of being vocal about what has gone wrong in
Anyway, Barnier has said however that he didn't have time for a meeting but expressed his 'sincere thanks' for offer; Mandelson is in line for an annual pension of £35,000 from
Brussels. European commissioners must remain
loyal to Brussels
to guarantee a generous pension. EU rules also state that they have to maintain
a 'duty of loyalty to the Communities... both during and after their term of
Annual pension of £35,000….. not enough for bought loyalty I would suggest!
The Labour Party has many issues to address and it better start soon, people like Mnadelson are sailing their own ship.
Personally, I would remove him as a Labour Peer; however the problems at ground level are even more important for the party, particularly in
Seats are won by hard graft and commitment on a week in and week out basis; so
far I have seen polls saying support is falling, not a recipe that wins Westminster.
Finally, here is an example of bullshit in the Labour Party.
Wrong, wrong, wrong!
This part struck me as relevant, Citizens Advice suggests that “Someone providing goods, facilities or services must not … provide any of these things on less favourable terms or conditions because of your race”, suggesting the Labour Party’s decision to financially penalise white people in Loughborough may well be illegal.
The Campaign for Human Rights at