History

For various reasons considering why Labour lost and whether it was because we were too Left or too Right. I am reminded of a speech I gave to LPYS Conference in 1979, where I said that it wasn’t the right wing manifesto during three weeks of the campaign, it was the four year record of a right wing labour government! This was a Government that nationalised things. Right wing? We were mad! The rest as they say is History.

History

Evidence

During drinks with friend last night, we agreed that short of unspent criminal felony convictions, I can think of no evidence that proves someone does not support the aims and values of the Labour Party. Not all criminal convictions prove it either, ask the Yorkshire Miners.

Evidence

Muck

Two stories dominate Labour’s leadership election, firstly, the Trot & Tory hunt but secondly a return to politics by the Burnham & Cooper. The membership hunt was kicked off by John Mann MP’s speech complaining about entryism and long term members being swamped; just as well he’s not shadow spokesperson on Immigration. Cooper argues for investment in Science, Burnham has changed his mind and will now take the railways back into public ownership and both of them argue for a Graduate Tax to replace student loans. Certainly it’s a better approach than describing your rival’s as mad, morons, a virus or needing a heart transplant. Ooops there I go again, taking us back to the muck.

Muck

Incontrovertible proof

On further consideration of the Guardian’s report of Alan Johnson’s belated support for Yvette Cooper it reminds me of an episode from America’s Next Top Model (#ANTM S1). They had, bravely it seems, cast an atheist, Elyse Sewell, who got into an argument with another contestant who sought to convince her by sharing her bible. As Elyse said, what could possibly convince her by showing her a book that she already knew of. So back to Alan Johnson, it’s madness is it? Well that’s told me, I’ll be voting for Liz Kendall then. :confounded:

Incontrovertible proof