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 01, 2012

Last week's columns

I've been a bit snowed under due to the election campaign and moving house (back to the flat we lived in before I got ill in 2009 - for the last 3 years we had to rent somewhere else as my mobility problems meant I couldn't use our flat as it has stairs).

My columns last week were about the London Mayoral election: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2012/04/27/no-illusions%E2%80%99/ and the overall political situation: http://labourlist.org/2012/04/every-government-has-bad-times-but-this-feels-worse/

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very philosophical stuff here!

"However badly treated he feels he was in the 2000 selection he should not have run as an independent."

Totally wrong! He was treated appallingly. But, far more importantly, so were the Labour Party members who wanted him as their candidate. Consequently, he was absolutely right to stand as an independent. Luke should be denouncing the stitch up not Livingstone's response to it.

"I think it would be fair to say Ken Livingstone and I come from diametrically opposed traditions within the Labour Party"

I am not at all sure this is true.
Livingstone, unfortunately, supported the bombing of Kosovo and the invasion of Afghanistan which were precursors to the invasion of Iraq.

"If the Tories win in London they will not soften their policies, they will be emboldened and people everywhere stand to lose from this."

Yes, that's right and Johnson has just attacked the government from the right by saying the top rate of tax should have been cut to 40%!

So vote for Ken!

11:31 am, May 02, 2012

 

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