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.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Same Old Tories

Still the nasty - and divided - party, find Populus.

Survey of MPs finds:

"Labour turns out to be more cohesive than the Tories. On every statement apart from one, 83 per cent or more of Labour MPs agree (the exception being whether Britain is a united country, where there is a 59 to 41 per cent split)."

"against the view of Mr Cameron, just 46 per cent of Tory MPs agree that gay couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples, with 54 per cent disagreeing. For comparison, 83 per cent of Labour MPs and 92 per cent of Lib Dems agree. "

"there is a 52 to 48 per cent split among Tories on whether “the diverse mix of races, cultures and religions now found in our society has improved Britain”. By contrast, 92 per cent of Labour MPs agree, as do all Lib Dems surveyed. And while Labour MPs are virtually unanimous (94 per cent) in agreeing that “one of the things that would most improve life in Britain today is people being more tolerant of different ethnic groups and cultures”, that is the view of only 67 per cent of Tory MPs."

"Roughly nine out of ten Labour and Lib Dem MPs agree that “if we were starting with a blank piece of paper and designing a health system for scratch, we would still create something very much like the NHS”, but only two fifths of Conservative members agree."

"Private schools appear as a sharp dividing line. More than four fifths of Labour MPs (85 per cent) believe “it would be better for the country if everyone who sends their children to private schools chose to send them to state schools instead”, a view backed by only 7 per cent of Tory MPs."

4 Comments:

Anonymous hackney citizen said...

More than four fifths of Labour MPs (85 per cent) believe “it would be better for the country if everyone who sends their children to private schools chose to send them to state schools instead”

Was Diane Abbott one of those interviewed?

It's time to wield the axe and de-select the grubby, hypocritical little bitch.

Did you know that her son's Godfather is Jonathan Aitken? The Jonathan Aitken. The woman's a disgrace.

Anyone would be better than her, even "Luke the nuke" himself!

12:27 pm, June 18, 2007

 
Blogger Jackson Jeffrey Jackson said...

The Hackney North LP recently decided that, however bad she is, none of her likely successors would be an improvement.

1:27 pm, June 18, 2007

 
Blogger Chris Paul said...

"Chose" is the important word here. The implication is that after "every school a good school" kicks in ALL parents with any sense will opt for free state education at the end of the street instead of paying fees and bussing kids about.

Diane could and probably would have voted yes to this one. Who on earth are the 15%.

I took part in a Big Conversation re this and Ivan Lewis sat next to me ameliorating my attack on the LP record on selection etc. Blair ducked what I said anyway. Clarke also on the table at the time. We were honoured.

It is a very New Labour question really. "It would be better", "chose" and "state schools" all being important. When it should happen this better choice is not specified.

Hackney Citizen - please be serious, not LA MP. Despite the name this would be dark ages compared to enlightened Diane.

6:42 pm, June 19, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See their votes against paying a decent wage to fire station cleaners this afternoon:

http://www.london.gov.uk/view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=12452

5:03 pm, June 21, 2007

 

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