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.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Pet hate

One of my pet hates is Socialist Worker's house-style of using the word "Tory" to describe any right-of-centre party or government anywhere in the world.

Example from today here - "Greek primary schools all-out strike ends as Tories retreat" which I initially thought might be an article about Enfield Council falling out with one half of the Cypriot community.

The same article describes PASOK as "Pasok, Greece’s New Labour type party" which may come as a surprise to most of its members ...

I know that the SWP's politics are moronic but do they really have to treat their readers like idiots who don't know that political parties in mainland Europe are not called "Tories" and "New Labour"?

Does the SWP's sister party in Greece carry articles saying "British comrades say sack Blair as PASOK leader", "Britain's PASOK government" and "David Cameron, the leader of Britain's Nea Dhimokratia type party"?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the working class you see. Not a brain between em, the poor sods.

4:48 pm, November 07, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do they make of the Tory/New Labour Grand Caolition in Germany then? Or the New Labour/Respect coalition governing Berlin, for that matter?

Popular Party Leader David Cameron to take on Socialist Worker leader Gordon Brown, to use the Spanish example too.

7:21 pm, November 07, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Berlin state, that is.

7:21 pm, November 07, 2006

Blogger daggi said...

It's a bit unfair to describe the PDS as "Respect". They're crap, but not that crap.

7:46 am, November 09, 2006

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12:58 pm, August 30, 2009

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12:59 pm, August 30, 2009


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