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, May 15, 2007

The small battalions of the Hard Left

From 49.9% of the electoral college with Benn just a couple of decades ago to the pathetic rag-tag-and-bobtail 27 nominations that McDonnell can muster now:



Blogger Bob Piper said...

Probably accurately reflects the droves who have abandoned the Party (or were abandoned by it) during the last decade of Blair's period of "building a mass party".

3:43 am, May 16, 2007

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Bob Piper is spot on. You fellas have hollowed out the Labour Party so that it is at best a Patriarchal one nation equal opportunity and choice party. Not one *representing* workers so much as ameliorating the effects of bosses on them.

And jeering at those who'd prefer to see a contest than another 50,000 leaving does not become a would be MP. Let's hope it's 45 by the time I press the publish button.

1:20 pm, May 16, 2007


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