Former New Labour minister Alan Johnson says Labour lost because it distanced itself from Tony Blair’s government
I say RUBBISH! Labour lost because they didn’t distance themselves enough.
As an ex-Labour voter and one-time party member, I struggled long and hard with my conscience, right up to standing in the ballot booth, pencil in hand before I finally put my cross next to our Labour candidate.
Why? Because I want a socialist government who will represent the proletariat, and only the proletariat’s interests- not the bankers and big business, hoping for- or lying about ‘trickle down’ wealth.
I finally decided to vote Labour because it was, I believed our best chance of keeping the Tories out.
Unless Labour distances itself from neo-liberalism, unless it embraces its roots and supports the working class, they cannot rely on my vote in the future.