National Left - Wales needs a progressive left future.
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Jeremy Corbyn, a Token candidate for the what remains of Labour's Left?
The sad thing about Jeremy Corbyn Labour's standing for the leadership contest is not so much he can't win but that he only appears to have scraped together enough nominations to stand,but he only seemed to have gained the nominations by having some "lent" by other candidates
Even of he was to gain considerable votes from ordinary members in the ballot he would still not have the support of the vast majority of Labour MPs
One of the few decent politicians remaining in the Labour party, he reminds me of those old drinkers you see haunting a new bar because they used to go to the pub that was there before.
Consider how many Left Wingers in Plaid or the SNP who share much of the views of Jeremy Corbyn are quite comfortable within their party and indeed the leaders Leanne Wood and Nicola Sturgeon would if you took out Independence would find it hard to get elected to s safe Labour seat in the UK for Labour it shows the state of the Labour party.today where any Progressive Left Voice was eliminated alongside the Militant Tendency .in the nineties.
The analysis was that "We can't win with a Left wing Manifesto2 and we must abandon those who support it whilst hoping they still vote for us,
Labour should learn the lesson from Scotland those who loyally backed the party in the feint hope that they still spoke for the poor or dispossessed abandoned the party for the SNP who fought on an Anti-Austerity Agenda and the removal of Trident which is very much in line what Corbyn stands for.
I woder how many times in this Parliament will he be wishing to join the SNP,Plaid and Greens when voting. Having been whipped by his party to support a policy he disagrees with or told to abstain?
There may be some on the so called Hard Left who may consider entryism as means of win some power within Labour.
But for Progressive Forces there is no chance of Labour ever regaining any of its Radical-Left past and its time people who support such an ideas as Peace,Social Equality and an end to the ideological led attack on the Welfare State in the name of Austerity looked elsewhere.