"One by one, Labour's leadership candidates are rapidly disowning every element of Miliband's manifesto, and pretending that they never really had anything to do with it...
Just over three weeks ago, all the leadership contenders were signed up to a programme for government that promised to keep spending money we didn't have and would reverse the Coalition's welfare reforms. Now, they'd have us believe they are more careful with taxpayers' money and tougher on welfare than the Tories have ever been. It's not just shameless, it takes the rest of us for fools...
Most Labour politicians, for all their current frantic ditching of the party's policies, think the point of power is to push people around in whatever way politicians think best. That's in their DNA and it's not going to change. It's why they join the Labour Party.'Most Labour politicians... think the point of power is to push people around in whatever way politicians think best. That's in their DNA.'
Which is another way of saying the Labour Party's entire future is now in doubt. Because it's just not what people accept now. The era of cap-doffing, take-what-you're-given, do-what-your-elders-and-betters-tell-you died with the rise of consumerism... Labour may have been formed as the party of the workers. But its drift away from them long predates this month's defeat."
And THAT is what Pollard, and all those 'Labour writers' who think like him, have been gleefully signing up for since Bernard Shaw's time. A democracy where the demos gets pushed around 'in whatever way politicians think best.'
We never wanted mass immigration but the 'push people around' types did, and so that's what we got.
Ernie Bevin entertain an embarrassing drip like Miliband?
Well, as the man said, the party's over and a very good riddance to it and the treacherous egotists that rose to power in its wake in recent years. The politicians who 'think best' and their 'writers' gave our world away. It's time for those who give a damn about the British people to win it back.
Stephen Pollard is the editor of The Jewish Chronicle.
P.S. I thank Stephen Pollard for his honesty and accuracy here. However, a hundred years ago would have been so much better.
Oh, yes, honesty and accuracy along these lines would have saved all of us a hell of a lot of grief.
“What has kept England on its feet during the past year?... Chiefly the atavistic emotion of patriotism, the ingrained feeling of the English-speaking peoples that they are superior to foreigners.
FOR THE LAST TWENTY YEARS THE MAIN OBJECT OF ENGLISH LEFT-WING INTELLECTUALS HAS BEEN TO BREAK THIS FEELING DOWN and, if they had succeeded, we might be watching the SS men patrolling the London streets at this moment." (George Orwell: ‘Wells, Hitler and the World State’ - August 1941)