Saturday, July 30, 2011

The right get it. The left don't, yet...

I don't know about you, but I've been getting quietly frustrated watching various Labour Party thinkers knocking each other about discussing what flavour of leadership it should be offering, and what the party's strategy should be - as though it mattered.

I don't think it does. The Tories have benefited enormously from the actions of deniable right-wing outriders. Parts of the Labour Party seem determined to colonise the space that a lefty version of this could take.

The British right have known who their enemy is for a long time. David Beetham explains who our is very concisely here. An intelligent pro-democracy movement in the UK could give Labour a great deal more help than it can conjure up from within its own membership.

I reckon so, anyway.

1 comment:

Alun said...

Maybe (who hasn't had similar thoughts when watching the Migration Watches and the Taxpayers Alliances of this world being treated as 'experts' even by the BBC), but how could you make that happen?