Ed: a new era or more of the same?
Ed Miliband made his maiden speech to Conference yesterday as new Labour leader. Not “New” Labour leader, i.e. not new New Labour leader, just new Labour leader.
This is very important, because New Labour is dead. This Party is no more; it has ceased to be, etc…
But Mr Miliband is not a Norwegian Blue pining for the fjords. He is Red Ed pining to see his “new generation” of socialists transform Britain into a Mecca of equality.
Hey, wait. Isn’t this what New Labour was supposed to be about? But instead, the gap between rich and poor widened – and the coffers of the Blairs and Kinnocks grew exponentially.
That’s socialism the world over, though: the leaders promise equality, but make sure they themselves are far more equal than those who voted for them. But still they get voted back in. Voters still believe, “Oh, we’re sorry about the past, we’ll do things better next time because we care so much about equality and peace and reducing crime and improving education and health….”
Tom Harris insists that New Labour was much more than a PR gimmick,
But if, like me and many others, you believe New Labour is an indispensable political philosophy which embraces Labour as the party of aspiration, and not just as the party of the dispossessed, then New Labour – however it’s described, labelled and marketed – is here to stay.
His suggestion that Labour is the party of aspiration inspired some comments. This was mine (which wasn’t approved, even though I was polite and said hello),
I’m obviously not the only one almost to have choked as I read, “The party of aspiration.”
Those who genuinely do aspire to do something with their lives aren’t likely to vote Labour (if they have any sense).
So, what are Labour voters aspiring to, I wonder?
Being the fourth generation in their family never to work?
Being able to get a job on the minimum wage and give their mum £30pw housekeeping?
Scoring the winning goal in the World Cup final?
Do you really imagine, in your wildest dreams, that people who have genuine aspiration want to vote for a party which keeps a huge underclass as pets?
You should have set your alarm clock, Tom; it’s gone waking up time!
Red Ed doesn’t agree with Tom either.
The theme of the speech hinged on his repeated declaration of a “new generation” – one which he said would deliver change to the party and the country, with “different attitudes, different ideas, different ways of doing politics”.
He attempted to draw a line under 13 years of Labour government, admitting the party in power had been wrong to claim it had ended boom and bust, to encourage a culture of debt, to fail to regulate the City and to ignore concerns about immigration, and wrong to go to war in Iraq.
So we can now draw a line under the New Labour junta, can we? The million or so dead in Iraq and Afghanistan. The near bankruptcy of our country. The deliberate re-engineering of our society through mass immigration.
No sane person will ever draw a line under this utter treachery. Not before those responsible pay for their crimes instead of being rewarded with vast fortunes for going on speaking tours.
My last-but-one post detailed the ConDems’ equality chief’s vision of the socialist dystopia of forced equality she wishes to inflict on us. I reckon Miliband Jr could have given pretty much the same speech.
Critics have raised concerns about Mr Miliband’s stance on traditional marriage after he pledged last month to redefine marriage and impose it on society.
Mr Miliband says he is “angry” that there is a free speech law that allows people to express their opposition to homosexual conduct.
He obviously views people being allowed to express an opinion as such a danger that he is prepared to link it to extreme violence,
He wants the law repealed because he claims the protection would make it harder to convict murderers.
If we ever have the misfortune of having this man as Prime Minister, he might just ban us saying or writing a lot of things. This is what events are leading up to.
Ed Miliband’s conversion to the environmental religion is also very worrying indeed. My only contact with him was an extremely brief encounter on Twitter last November at the time of the climate change conference in Copenhagen when he was the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Are you absolutely sure that your facts about ‘climate change’ are correct before promising away billions of pounds?
yes,at met office today.CO2 concentrations highest for 650,000 years.co2 link to temp. clear, scientific effect
So wait. It was much warmer in the Middle Ages, with lower CO2. What does this tell us about CO2 and climate change?
End of conversation. But he doesn’t need to know the answer. He’ll do as he is told. By climate change “scientists” and the EU and UN agencies and fakecharities and transnational corporations and all the usual suspects which have plagued our politics and our country for quite a long time now.
And finally, Ed doesn’t want to be called names anymore, such as Red Ed, Forrest Gump or Wallace. Tough, Ed. A tiny bit of childish fun is all you’ve left us with. Anyway, how else do you expect us to behave after thirteen years of New Labour infantilising us?