No ‘Greybeards’ in Miliband’s Government?
‘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-
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.