Friday, 18 April 2008

RIP Gwyneth Dunwoody

She fought the Trots and was rewarded with exclusion from office once they had declared themselves "New Labour" and taken over.

It was her father who said that Labour owed "more to Methodism than to Marx". If you still want a party like that, then you now need to look elsewhere.


  1. It never ceases to amaze me how few people know that New Labour is a collection of Commies and Trots. They and assorted ex-Tories and SDP members have cleaned up.

    But the Old Labour Right - Dunwoody, Frank Field, Kate Hoey - have been shut out completely for believing in social justice rather than European federalism, never ending war and the Frankfurt School.

    David Stoddart has even been expelled from the Labour Party. But then why would he want to be in it any more? Why would anybody?

  2. What's this I hear about Kamm putting up against you if you stand for Westminster or Strasbourg?

  3. Hardly anybody is these days, Anonymous.

    Wesley Not Trotsky, it's news to me. But I have thought for a while that the Euston/Jackson lot should put people up for Strasbourg next year, not least including Kamm. I dare them.

  4. A great loss, not just to Parliament, but especially to the Labour party.

    I do hope she isn't replaced by some ex-NUS officer who's gone from university to thinktank to political assistant to safe seat. That would be a true disgrace to her memory.

  5. I'm thinking a Trade Union connection for this one. Not a young blood.

  6. Oh, I wouldn't bet on that.

    Labour North is having kittens over this by-election, pulling people out of local election campaigning as far away as here in County Durham and actually moving them to Cheshire for the next month or more.

    They seem to be believing their own propaganda, otherwise known as the opinion polls. If the polls are right, then the Tories should win Crewe & Nantwich.

    If they don't, then the polls are wrong, Cameron really isn't all that popular after all, the Tory electoral threat doesn't really exist, and there is therefore no remaining point to the Labour Party.

    We shall see.