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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

If Labour Moderates Were Football Fans ...

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Reblogged with permission from my mate Jake Goretzki, who is a self-described 'September the Twelfther' (one of those who left the Labour Party on the day that Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader). 

Jake says that the idea behind his cartoon is that "while I get the idea of a party being its members, when the boss and staff and objectives go rogue (and the tokens of success and trophies are disdained), it becomes almost impossible to support. I increasingly compare Corbyn Labour to Wimbledon [football club] when it was franchised to Milton Keynes - the 'club' and heritage and place effectively hijacked, and the grinning horror of  Pete Winkleman an impossible prospect to 'carry on' with."

1 comment:

  1. I'm not exactly sure how the current leadership has "gone rogue". Do you really love Trident all that much? Do you miss the slavish devotion to neo-liberal policies and part privatisation of everything they could get away with? Could you really see any point in the Tory's "gesture bombing" Syria?

    I've got plenty of reservations as far as Corbyn is concerned, especially with regard to certain foreign policy positions, but, again, it's unclear here how he's any worse than, or even as bad as Blair. The latter spent his time both in and outside government cosying up to dictators (including, lest we forget, both Assad and Putin, as well as the usual suspects in the House of Saud), and was incredibly close to reactionary "democrats" such as Bush and Berlusconi.

    So he's left the Labour Party, well done him. What does he expect this to achieve?

    To further the footballing analogy, if so called "moderates" (go on, be honest, call them the right wing of the Labour Party) take their ball away and go home their voice won't be heard, and they'll end up having a kick around with the Tories and Lib Dems, the team that took us to 5 years of crippling austerity that many of the "moderates" would have had the party offer only token resistance to.

    Although yes, the appointment of Shameless Milne was idiotic.