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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Forward to the past

Jeremy Corbyn with Len McCluskey at the bi-annual Unite policy conference in July.
Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images/Guardian


There is an odd irony in the Labour Party's election manifesto slogan 'For the many not the few'.

The intended meaning is continually backed up in speeches by the party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, but the slogan is more aspirational than realistic.

In voting terms 'the many' voters have little time for 'the few' party members who are driving the agenda with no apparent understanding that without power they can achieve nothing, thus leaving 'the many' as they were.

The fact that dyed in the wool party supporters who would never have dreamed of voting Tory are regularly telling reporters that they would rather vote for Theresa May than for Jeremy Corbyn appears to be a total irrelevance to them giving the impression of trade union conference where sectional interests are all.

The man pulling the strings is Len McClusky, General Secretary of Unite and a former Militant sympathiser. Wind forward from 1985 to 2017 and Momentum now holds sway so forward to the past.

Time for another Kinnock?


  1. These two 'gentlemen' are dangerous and utterly bereft of any semblance of understanding reality both at home and abroad. I really hope they lead Labour into oblivion forever and a credible centre-left party emerges with conservative (small 'c') values but sensible policies on social fairness to redress the imbalance we have a present. Labour have done nothing in Wales for coming up to 20 years except maybe free parking in hospitals and free prescriptions. They can't even come up with a coherent policy on the Welsh language and their investment in adult education in Gymraeg is a joke.

    My prediction: Conservative Majority 60-80 seats and the winning party in Wales.

  2. Well that didn't happen did it? How wonderful that Kensington where I
    lived so many years ago has gone to Labour!