Further to Vox Political‘s article on ‘entryism’ into the Labour Party, the Beast has this to say:
Connected to the New Labour project was the thinktank Demos. This was ostensibly left-wing, but in fact contained a number of extremely right-wing business leaders and academics. It has been described by one of the leaders of the Libertarian Alliance as
a cavalry of Trojan horses within the citadel of leftism. The intellectual agenda is served up in a left wing manner, laced with left wing clichés and verbal gestures, but underneath all the agenda is very nearly identical to that of the Thatcherites.
See the article ‘Demos’, by William Clark in Lobster 45, Summer 2003.
There you have it. The Libertarians themselves have more or less stated that the free marketeers in Labour are entryists. It’s high time support was shown to Miliband, and these Trojan horses put out to grass.
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Has Miliband distanced himself and the party from these snides..?
If you got rid of them all now you’d only have about 5 Labour MP’s Left! British politics has gone so far to the right Labour looks like the Tories of 35 years ago. If only we had a Tony Benn for the 21st century!
That’s a little hyperbolic. While I understand why you think that, I don’t think it’s factually accurate. It just seems that way!
Speaking of right wing infiltrators:
I know it’s from the Mail but have a look anyway. The interlopers are worried -)
The Mail‘s always on about panic gripping the Labour Party. It’s more likely that panic is gripping people in the Mail‘s offices in case Labour wins.
Right-wingism has it’s place-but not in the Labour Party.
Personally I have never trusted DEMOS, they have some very strange ideas.