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, February 15, 2012

Progress Column

I'm not impressed that Neal Lawson isn't impressed by our record in government:

http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2012/02/15/the-absurdity-of-ignoring-new-labours-success/

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but there is a serious problem with the last Labour government:

(1) The numerous wars

(2) Refusal to build council houses

(3) The relentless attacks on civil liberties

(4) Privatisation

(5) Refusal to challenge media lies about asylum seekers and immigrants

And, sadly, the list goes on.

The Labour government could have been much better than it was.

It is a real tragedy. And nor do I blame Blair and Brown exclusively for this. There was plenty of blame to go around.

3:26 pm, February 15, 2012

 
Blogger johnpaul said...

Although I disagree with Innocent people DNA being held and that Those arrested for suspision of rape whould be named before they are sentenced if found guilty, I feel that laoburs record on civil liberties wasn't bad,ID cards were voluntary,42 days was never passed, Stop and account forms were a voluntary eschange of details, Unlike Stop adn search where someone is detained for A search, Stopa nda ccount such as Section 44 searches were introduced after the Mcpherson report, In the past If A P.C wanted someones name as tehy suspected them Of Anti Social behaviour the P.C didn't have to give the person who's name was being taken the P.C.s name and what suggestion Of Anti social behviour took place. Things like Abso's CCTV or Databases weren't an infringemnet on Rights and the Stop account forms used if someone took A photo out of place weren't any differet from 'going equipped under Stop and Search as Part of PACE at 1984, accept now A P.c had to give the member of the Public A piece of paper there and then

11:44 pm, February 23, 2012

 

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