Friday, 2 January 2015

Blair claims Labour must not move Left.

Although  he has claimed he was misquoted it is hard to imagine  Tony Blair  was not thinking aloud when acording to the Telegraph  he said Ed Miliband will not win the general election because he has veered too far to the Left and has alienated British businesses,

Some of you may think tat the idea has long ceased to be a Left Wing party and any move to represent socialist ideas is only token

According to the  article
In a withering assessment of the Labour leader’s chances of becoming the next prime minister, Mr Blair suggested that Mr Miliband risks taking Labour back to the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s, when the party suffered a series of heavy defeats to the Conservatives.
His comments will come as a major blow to Mr Miliband and come just five months before voters go to the polls in what is predicted to be the tightest general election in decades.
The former prime minister, the most electorally successful politician in Labour history, said that May’s general election risks becomes one in which a “traditional left-wing party competes with a traditional right-wing party, with the traditional result”.
Asked by the Economist magazine if he meant that the Conservatives would win the general election in those circumstances, Mr Blair replied: “Yes, that is what happens.”
So what is Blair suggesting an American style Democracy where in reality there is little difference  between  the Democrats and Republicans where the former sometimes appears to be a bit  more liberal than the other  and right wingers use the term liberal as a term of abuse .

Just look at how American Republicans (and some Democrats) compared Obama care to Soviet socialism.

The idea that a party must always appease  businesses is rather frighting for democracy.

Who then speaks for the dispossessed?

The problem with Blair assessment  is that it leads to politicians being elected on charisma or because they have managed to gain massive campaign funding from the rich and powerful.

Some might think it has already happened





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