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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Price too high.


 http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/10/david-miliband-labour-has-turned-the-page-backwards



David Miliband:Labour needs to return to the winning policies pursued under Tony Blair.





Hero worship



According to Miliband Major and some others of his persuasion, the road to electoral success is a need "to return to the winning policies pursued under Tony Blair". Perhaps people will remember Tony Blair. Electoral success at the cost of years of deceipt, hypocrisy and duplicity. The lies and complicity with George W.Bush which took this country to war and cost the lives of hundreds of thousands in Iraq and almost 200 UK service personnel amongst the 5000 Coalition troops killed. The years which witnessed the widening gap between the rich and the poor in this country. The growth of corporate power in the United Kingdom and beyond where the customers of the multi nationals and those people employed by them exploited in the pursuit of more and higher profits. The years when divisions within society were widened and new divisions created to emphasise the differences between the haves and the have nots.
Miliband Major argues that his brother and the Labour Party has “turned the page backwards”, and yet in his own warped logic (copying the warped logic of Blair) seeks to "turn the page backwards" himself to create a facsimile of the Blair ideology.
If the price of electoral success is "to return to the winning policies pursued under Tony Blair", then it is a price too high.