Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Getting The Party Started?

As seen in all the usual outlets (if you have to ask...): 

Dear Sir, 

If Jeremy Corbyn or anyone else really were to set up a new party, then its name should contain no “ist”, or “ism”, or other such word, including “Left” or “Red”.

The party’s only constitutional aim should be, “To secure economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends.”

Wherever the party had more than one position to fill, then the members should vote for one candidate, with the requisite number elected at the end.

Its internal discipline should apply the Smith Principle: “If John Smith could have tolerated this, then so can we.” Beyond that, then it should rarely or never mention the Labour Party.

Yours faithfully,

David Lindsay

Independent parliamentary candidate for North West Durham, 2019 and 2024