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Harriet Harman: Will the acting leader of the Labour Party listen to pleas from the grassroots to get Labour back on track?

Harriet Harman: Will the acting leader of the Labour Party listen to pleas from the grassroots to get Labour back on track?

Here’s a thought:

With the Labour Party putting up so many leadership candidates who simply aren’t up to the job, will rank-and-file members have the opportunity to reject them all and demand somebody who isn’t a plastic Tory?

Andy Burnham agrees with the Tory line that Labour overspent, would pander to big business, continue with austerity and cut social security.

Yvette Cooper claims Labour didn’t spend too much, but is otherwise more or less the same.

Liz Kendall is almost blatantly Conservative – pro-business, anti-taxation, she plans to reform public services by getting rid of them. She even wants to keep the money-haemorrhaging Free Schools!

And has anyone heard anything about Mary Creagh at all, lately?

None of them appear to oppose austerity, support working and working-class people, seek equitable sharing of company profits and reasonable prices for goods and services; none seem keen to return value to the public services that have been decimated under three-and-a-half decades of neoliberalism and none of them seem to have the guts to demand that the rich pay their way rather than expect handouts from the poor.

So will there be a box on our ballot papers saying, “None Of The Above”?

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