Don’t blame Corbyn for the sins of Blair, Brown and New Labour – Ken Loach

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You are urged to read the whole article, over on the Guardian‘s website. Credit to the Graun for publishing a piece that accuses it of being a cheerleader for the Old Labour establishment.

The spate of calls for Jeremy Corbyn to quit since last week’s byelections in Stoke and Copeland has been as predictable as it was premeditated. It says everything about the political agenda of the media, and nothing about people’s real needs and experiences.

Let’s ask the real questions. What are the big problems people face? What is the Labour leadership’s analysis and programme? Why is Labour apparently unpopular? Who is responsible for the party’s divisions?

The central fact is blindingly obvious: the Blair, Brown and Peter Mandelson years were central to this degeneration. That is why Labour members voted for Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn and the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, make a different analysis, and are proposing different policies.

The market will never provide a secure, dignified life for the vast majority. If there is a need but no profit, the need goes unanswered.

Collectively we can plan a secure future, use new technology to benefit everyone, ensure that all regions are regenerated with real industries, and rebuild our public services and the quality of our civic life.

It is a vision of a world transformed and a rejection of the bitter, divided and impoverished society we see around us.

Corbyn’s policies would make a start.

Source: Don’t blame Corbyn for the sins of Blair, Brown and New Labour | Ken Loach | Opinion | The Guardian

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3 thoughts on “Don’t blame Corbyn for the sins of Blair, Brown and New Labour – Ken Loach

  1. Rusty

    Ken loach is a brilliant man! I would love it if he ever made a comedy film! He should be knighted!

  2. Paul

    The problem is that Corbyn’s policies, such as they are, will never be tried because outside of the Labour party there is insufficient support for Corbyn-led Labour to enable Labour to form a government. Labour is tanking in the polls and seems to be making no headway. The general public seem to have made up its mind in respect to trusting their futures, and the futures of their children, to a Jezza-led administration and given it the thumb’s down in a big way.

    Corbyn aficionados remind me of evangelical American Christians and their so-called “rapture” where, one day, adherents and the faithful will all be taken up to heaven without having to go through the uncomfortable process of dying first.

    Sounds a bit made up, implausible and unlikely to happen to me I have to say.

    Although I give the rapture better odds than Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      YOU remind me of evangelical American Christians, preaching the same silliness day in, day out.

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