Friday, January 20, 2006

Eight more years of opposition?

What does 18 years in opposition turn a Labo(u)r party, what will the ALP be like in 2014? 'The grass roots members went along with New Labour in the 1990s, often with reservations, because they could see it was the way to win elections. But now, for many, their party has been taken over by an ideologically driven group with its own agenda. They want it back. If they do not get it, and the omens are not good, we will end up with a national party with a tiny local membership' says UK Labour activist Andrew Coulson. Not encouraging. Will Gordon Brown want 'build a liberal, compassionate, consensus to replace the right wing, mean market ethos, and let the middle class will see the benefit of a more equal, fairer, society. '? Austin Mitchell (the last antipodean socialist turned British Labour MP) thinks so


At 11:11 AM, Blogger John Murney said...

I've been saying for some time, that liberal and social democratic parties have never seriously challenged the underpinnings of neo-conservativism. They have just allowed the best to grow and become stronger. It is time to attack the ideological foundations of neo-conservativism.


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