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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Cruddas scores some outer bulls but misses the target

In a piece in the Guardian this morning, John Cruddas scores some outer bulls in the shots he fires at Labour's bankrupt policies. His analysis may be intelligent and well reasoned, but his conclusion I think is flawed. It's Polly but with brains. He wants PR and a new socialist movement to capture the votes of the working class that New Labour has deserted. But it's just the same-old same-old socialism after all;
But now is the time to build a different Labour party, to develop a new kind of economy and determine the just distribution of power and resources, in which government and the people work together toward a vision of the Good Society.
Ah yes. The right of Labour to 'determine the just distribution of power and resources'. The presumption that only Labour can force equity on an unwilling people.

Nowhere in his analysis does he read the pointers that the nation is fed up with Labour 'determining' things for them, and would really like to have a go at determining these things themselves. But such radical thinking is way beyond even Cruddas' unorthodoxy. It's just the central State and Nanny all over again.

Nothing new to see there. Nothing at all.


Budgie said...

Cruddas: "... in which government and the people work together ...". In other words 'the people' must do what they are told and think what they are told.

Socialists: so evil they don't even know it.

Guthrum said...

"The Labour party is therefore at a critical moment. Already in government hardline market fundamentalists are regrouping, arguing for further dismantling of the state, more privatisation and suspending any equality agenda to placate business "

Where,when,who ??

When people like Cruddas start talking about Labour Party splits, it is already over with them.

Elby the Beserk said...

What sort of a name is "Cruddas", anyway? It's as bad as "Woolas".

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Goody Good, let the infighting continue.