Tuesday 13 December 2022

Deep Into The Sewers

The Labour Party has selected Dominic Beck to contest Rother Valley. One of the 1,400 victims of Rotherham Borough Council's negligence should stand against him and break the real taboo by mentioning class.

Entirely regardless of the ethnicity of anyone concerned, the 11 or 12-year-old daughter, indeed the daughter several years older than that, of a Councillor, or of a social worker, or of a Police Officer, or of a parliamentary candidate, would not be allowed by such figures to stay out all night with older men. But the attitude of those white stalwarts to these white girls was, "You came from the gutter, anyway." This was, and throughout the country tonight it still will be, an internal white thing. And that thing is class.

We are heading for a hung Parliament. To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not.