"It is past time that the spotlight was shone on the activities of Progress, largely funded by Lord Sainsbury, which has been sparing no expense to get its candidates adopted.
The Sainsbury 'block vote' has been used to create a parliamentary Labour party that does not look like, or think like, the party more broadly...
This does not end the right-wing's manipulation of selection procedures. Every manoeuvre has been deployed, often with the assistance of Labour headquarters, to 'parachute' favoured candidates into safe seats.
Until our Blairite critics face up to the serial abuses of party democracy associated with the New Labour years, they cannot be taken seriously as reformers...
The underlying politics include the need to radically broaden the range of people serving in parliament, and to re-engage with the growing proportion of the electorate now alienated from the democratic process."The Guardian added:
"The general secretary of Labour's biggest union, stung by claims that his organisation, Unite, has been fixing the selection of parliamentary Labour candidates, has turned the tables on a billionaire backer and a Blairite think-tank, accusing both of manipulating selection procedures to install favoured centre-left MPs.Len McCluskey... said that Lord Sainsbury had worked with Progress to pour funds into Labour's headquarters that have helped to 'parachute' favoured candidates into safe seats...
Centre-left Labour activists... point to individuals who they say have too much influence over McCluskey. One of those criticised is Andrew Murray, the leader's chief of staff and a former Transport and General Workers' Union official who is a member of the Communist party of Britain.
Sainsbury, who was science minister under Blair and gave the party £18.5m, has stopped funding since Ed Miliband beat his brother to Labour's leadership, aided by Unite funds."
Funny that the leading representatives of the British working-classes would choose someone as unrepresentative as Ed Miliband to represent our 'horny-handed sons of toil', don't you think? I mean, his parents both arrived here as immigrants; he's a millionaire; he's limp-wristed and he lisps. How far away from British, toil and horny-handed can you get?
I guess, the 'Red' bit of Ed may have appealed to McCluskey, seeing as his chief of Staff is a Communist. You know, someone who would, probably, be happy to identify with Karl Marx, (who published the Communist Manifesto in 1848 - the 'year of revolutions' in Europe); Leon Trotsky, the mass-murdering head of the Red Army; and Lazar Kaganovich, the man most responsible for the Ukrainian Holocaust (1933), in which seven million people are said to have died.
And Stalin. And Lenin. And all the rest of the bloodthirsty Bolshevik monsters.
"The Englishman is a rabid nationalist... They are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world... When you hear the English talk of this war YOU SOMETIMES ALMOST WANT THEM TO LOSE IT to show them how things are."On 28 February 2004, The Guardian reported thus:
"Driving around the capital with other labourers... Ralph acquired a sense of England and its underlying structures: 'We found out about middle-class meanness and snobbery'...Looks like the Milibands' dad wasn't up to doing any labouring himself, doesn't it? Oh no, our Adolphe was going to do all the thinking for us instead!
One boiling afternoon during his first summer in London, he went to Highgate cemetery, found Karl Marx's grave and, standing with his fist clenched, swore 'my own private oath that I would be faithful to the workers' cause'. Not that he intended to remain a worker himself: he found clearing bomb sites 'an arduous business' and felt a distance from his fellow labourers... He wanted to be an 'intellectual'."
Ralph Miliband went on to become one of the most influential lecturers of the second half of the twentieth century, teaching Marxist philosophy to the Blair, Brown, Straw, Harman and Mandelson type for more than thirty years.
Lord Sainsbury, the billionaire owner of Sainsbury's supermarket chain, Ed Miliband, his brother, father and grandfather, Sam, who fought in Trotsky's Red Army; Trotsky himself; Karl Marx and Lazar Kaganovich are/were Jewish. Vladimir Lenin's grandfather was also Jewish.
a monstrous war that only the U.S. Neoconservatives seemed to want, is without doubt, the most Judaeophilic Prime Minister ever.
Such is the provenance of those too many are still voting for.