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.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Akehurst vs. Wolfgang

Unfortunately no vote taken at tonight's Harrow West CLP debate on Trident replacement between me and Walter Wolfgang, but I got the impression it would have been a fairly even split.

Walter was a charming opponent though not the most concise speaker...

His arguments against the UK's nuclear deterrent seemed to all be jumbled up with a general attack on US/UK foreign policy (including condemning the "attack on Yugoslavia" - meaning the NATO stopping of Serb ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Bosnians and Kosovans...) and he actually called for us to leave NATO.

Apparently there are "no goodies and baddies in the world" (hmmm.... not even North Korea?) and US nuclear weapons are a bigger threat to the world than proliferation to rogue states.

Thank you to the nice man who drove me all the way back to central London, despite being a Compass member and having sat through me both attacking Compass and using loads of data from its website as ammo vs. Mr Wolfgang.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke, Compass ammo used to have a go at Wolfgang seems OK to me.

Why is it that the old hard lefties have to take so bloody long to say everything, and take so much of their inspiration from the politics of the SWP?

12:22 am, January 18, 2007

Blogger Sham said...

Funny really how the far-Left never see Kosovo from the Muslims' point of view ...

11:51 am, January 18, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, Walter is lining up with SNP with his views on NATO then interesting.

4:25 pm, January 18, 2007

Blogger daggi said...

Funny really how the far-Left never see Kosovo from the Muslims' point of view ...

Apart from the AWL. Kosova...

11:21 pm, January 19, 2007


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