Sunday 26 July 2020

Getting The Labour Right Right

Keep saying it until it sinks in. The Labour Right are not Tories at all. If they were, then they would rarely or never think about the Left. 

Until Jeremy Corbyn came along, then the Tories had not given the Left a second thought in 30 years, since the defeat of the miners.

Or at least in 25 years, since the All Britain Anti-Poll Tax Federation, which was openly and obviously the Militant Tendency, had brought down Margaret Thatcher, as an extremely bitter chapter of her autobiography makes clear.

Whereas the Labour Right defines itself by thinking about nothing else. The two could not be less alike. 

The Left's failure to appreciate that is how the Labour Right keeps beating us.

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