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, July 27, 2011

Labourlist Column

My Labourlist column this week is about the attacks in Norway: http://www.labourlist.org/rest-in-peace-young-comrades


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is always a good idea to wait a while before commenting.

I think it is true to say that rightwing violence has very largely been ignored by the media in this country. A few years ago a large haul of explosives was found at the home of a BNP activist and the media ignored it for ages.

People can send a message of condolence by visiting the Hope Not Hate website. A vigorous response will help make such acts in future less likely as people will not want to do things that are counterproductive.

11:31 am, July 27, 2011

Anonymous Toby Chopra said...

Super piece Luke. I had turned away from the blogs over the last few days as I was so upset at the tone that some of our comrades were taking but your piece is one of the most thoughtful and human I have read. Rest in peace dear comrades. We will strive to live up to your vision for our world.

8:43 pm, July 27, 2011

Blogger Democritus said...

Excellent piece Luke.

1) Have a good cry.

I feel much the same way as Toby acted in TWW.

5:40 pm, August 02, 2011


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