A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

We Hate Luke Day

Looks like today is "We Hate Luke Day" as incoming fire hits the Akehurst bunker from my old adversary Janine Booth at Worker's Liberty - http://www.workersliberty.org/node/6957 and from the Daily - who in an article headlined blairite-scorched-earth-strategy - appear to be on a fishing expedition to incite Blair supporters to attack Brown - which as previous posts here will indicate isn't where I'm coming from. I shall remain unprovoked.

What with the Daily also describing Tom Watson as one of my "closest political allies" and being called a "traitor" by http://www.tenmoreyears.co.uk/ it has been a confusing day so far ...

As Janine has half-complimented me by saying I was "one of the few people who is actually ideologically committed to the Blair project, rather than just going along with it for the sake of a career or some defeatist notion that it's the only way to 'win'" I will half compliment her by saying she is "one of the few Trots in NUS that had actually read, let alone understood, Marx; one of the few entryists who actually wanted to build rather than destroy their university Labour Club; and shares my contempt for Respect/The SWP".


Anonymous John said...

Heh! Sorry Luke... Still, if the only thing worse than being talked about so much is not being talked about, you can count yourself as extremely 'not worse' today. (which must be a compliment of some sort!)

4:12 pm, September 21, 2006

Anonymous Duncan said...

Blimey, Janine... It's getting like a darn reunion in the blogosphere... As the one-time secretary of the labour club to which you refer, I have to agree with those parts of your surprise complements.

4:50 pm, September 21, 2006

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Can everyone who hates me all join in?

7:49 pm, September 21, 2006

Anonymous politicalcorrespondent said...

Crikey Luke, calm down! We didn't say we hate you, and we don't. Actually I think we all find your blog quite an entertaining and insightful read (if it was badly written rubbish we wouldn't bother reading it, let alone replying to it) but we disagree with you on some things, and this was one.

I'm not really sure how a post urging Blairites to stop attacking Brown can possibly be seen as intended to incite Blairites to continue attacking Brown.

And surely you're not denying your links with Labour First? It wasn't meant as an insult, more as a simple statement of fact...

11:30 am, September 22, 2006

Anonymous Janine said...

I thought I'd leave it to the Labour right to destroy university Labour Clubs. You've done such an effective job over the last two decades.

10:03 am, September 25, 2006


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