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Former New Labour minister Alan Johnson says Labour lost because it distanced itself from Tony Blair’s government

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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.


Written by Smiling Carcass

27/05/2015 at 9:25 AM

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  1. Johnson is bang on the money…drifting back to some 70s Socialist nightmare simply makes them unelectable. Times change and the deluded Left Wing ideology is long since dead and buried. A shift back to the Centre ground.or centre left at a push is the ONLY way Labour become electable.
    Moving back to the tired and failed Socialist policies of the 70s for instance simply makes Labour irrelevant now and would consign them to Electoral oblivion for decades.
    Time for “Lefties” to wake up and smell the coffee I think 😉

    Jennifer Stubbs

    27/05/2015 at 9:42 AM

    • The point is that Labour are already centre ground and unelectable.

      Both in social commentary and in real life I am increasingly hearing people wish for Labour to return to its roots, at the heart of the workers movement from whence it came.

      There is nothing deluded about believing obscene wealth should be redistributed or that those without great wealth should have a welfare state to support them.

      I’ve been a socialist all my life, lived through several Tory, Labour and New Labour administrations and I know where my bread’s buttered.

      Smiling Carcass

      27/05/2015 at 4:50 PM

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