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Thursday, 18 July 2013

"Flogging a dead horse" is entirely pointless.





 


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jul/17/labour-policies-len-mcluskey



Labour must shift policies or risk ruin, says Len McCluskey


 














 
Trying to give the kiss of life to a corpse is a very futile exercise. Len McCluskey, and the rest of the trade union movement, should recognise and accept, that the Labour Party, as the party of working people, is dead and that no amount of "reforms" or attempts at persuasion will repair damage done over the past decades and compounded over recent months by Milliband and the rump "Blairites".  Stuck in the morass of the so called centre ground, indistinguishable from either from Conservative or Liberal Democrat, Labour is destined to become a marginalised collection of tired politicians with few policies and little support.
It is time for the trade union movement to move on and field its own candidates to give an alternative to the current, no real choice political menu.