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No ‘Greybeards’ in Miliband’s Government?

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‘Greybeards’ of the calibre I’d like to see running the country

Well, of course Miliband doesn’t want any old school Labour politicians on the front benches. Not that I am a particular fan of the ones mentioned in this article-

 

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/08/blunkett-makes-it-clear-theyll-be-no-return-labour-greybeards

 

He wants new, young blood, just as Tony Blair wanted new blood that can be moulded to their right-wing, neo-libertarian politics that really has a laissez-faire attitude to most things; or old left wing politicians like Blunkett and Prescott who sold their souls for a part position in Blair’s stage-managed pantomime government.

 

What he should be looking for, if he is insistent on ‘no greybeards’ is new blood with good old fashioned left-wing radicalism, new ideas and some of the good old ideas to redistribute the wealth and create a society where the wealth creators share equitably in that wealth; where privatisation and franchise are dirty words and where public ownership doesn’t mean a free-for-all.

 

Personally, I’m not holding my breath.

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Written by Smiling Carcass

21/08/2013 at 3:42 AM

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