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    soloman Guest

    Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    Hardly surprising when the Miliband brothers conduct a family feud in public!
    How can politicians who have created such phenomenal debt for our country even dare speak to the press?

    They are all totally discredited and should bow their heads in shame. The fact they don't do so demonstrates thier arrogance and intention to continue with their dreadful bad practices.

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    Labour leadership contest: David Miliband turns fire on brother Ed - Telegraph

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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    I think that the Miliband debacle is just a syptom of the self obsessed culture that has gripped Labour in recent years, many people don't like it that as soon as they were in opposition they have basically absolved themselves of any responsibility for the past ten years that have led to the point of financial ruin.
    Labour has a part to play as one of the big two and it is essential, but they need to develop a sense of responsibility and less of a cult of personality, like all pliticians they need to learn to govern and not treat their position as merely that of a career step, Gordon Browns pouting and schemeing until he got the the job then the non election when he thought he could win then couldn't showed the cynicism and sense of self importance that has infected the party. Simply replacing the figurhead will not change this.
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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    The title of this thread rather begs the tongue in cheek reply "Why do Labour appeal to anyone"!

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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    The title of this thread rather begs the tongue in cheek reply "Why do Labour appeal to anyone"!
    Indeed. They stopped reprisenting traditional labour supporters 15 years ago.
    The current crop of former Trotskyest champagn socialist sell outs squabling over the leadership now are no better than anything the party has had for a long time.
    Like successive tory leaders since 97, they are doomed to successive failiure for the foreseeable future while the coalition (tories) remind them of the mess they left.
    What Miliband and the rest of the shower are fighting for, is a lengthly period at the dispatch box being humiliated every time they open their mouths.
    They can't say what they stand for anymore. They abandoned traditional Labour values when John Smith took over. They expelled every traditional Labour MP and member. They vastly expanded the state way beyond what it could afford, largely to line the pockets of the already well off. They widened the gap between rich and poor. Presided over one of the greatest scandals in British history, one thats never talked about, and a policy this country will never recover from. By allowing the greedy financial markets to run riot with other poeples money, by falsely supressing interest rates at the behest of big buisness and bankers, and by allowing bankers to lend money unchecked and unregulated, Labour are guilty of depriving a whole generation of people they traditionally supported from ever owning their own home. They've taken home ownership from where it was in the 90s, in the reach of any hard working family, to where it is now, exlusively to the middle class and well off.
    Generations of low to average income families to come will never experience the sucurity of owning their own home.
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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveUK View Post
    Indeed. They stopped reprisenting traditional labour supporters 15 years ago.
    The current crop of former Trotskyest champagn socialist sell outs squabling over the leadership now are no better than anything the party has had for a long time.
    Like successive tory leaders since 97, they are doomed to successive failiure for the foreseeable future while the coalition (tories) remind them of the mess they left.
    What Miliband and the rest of the shower are fighting for, is a lengthly period at the dispatch box being humiliated every time they open their mouths.
    They can't say what they stand for anymore. They abandoned traditional Labour values when John Smith took over. They expelled every traditional Labour MP and member. They vastly expanded the state way beyond what it could afford, largely to line the pockets of the already well off. They widened the gap between rich and poor. Presided over one of the greatest scandals in British history, one thats never talked about, and a policy this country will never recover from. By allowing the greedy financial markets to run riot with other poeples money, by falsely supressing interest rates at the behest of big buisness and bankers, and by allowing bankers to lend money unchecked and unregulated, Labour are guilty of depriving a whole generation of people they traditionally supported from ever owning their own home. They've taken home ownership from where it was in the 90s, in the reach of any hard working family, to where it is now, exlusively to the middle class and well off.
    Generations of low to average income families to come will never experience the sucurity of owning their own home.
    I never thought I would find myself agreeing with you on domestic political matters, but other than one or two adjectival emphases, I do find myself in full agreement regarding this post.

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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    I don't think labour has much to offer in the way of our national direction but that doesn't mean that they cannot appeal to some of the electorate. They had quite a lot of votes in the last election and they were dolling out the dow to win votes, so there will always be someone who wants to profit from their being in the majority.

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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    The title of this thread rather begs the tongue in cheek reply "Why do Labour appeal to anyone"!
    How right you are Midas!

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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    Quote Originally Posted by crazylilting View Post
    I don't think labour has much to offer in the way of our national direction but that doesn't mean that they cannot appeal to some of the electorate. They had quite a lot of votes in the last election and they were dolling out the dow to win votes, so there will always be someone who wants to profit from their being in the majority.
    Labour have been very successful in selling the idea that the Tories only look after the wealthy; the coalition needs to destroy that myth rapidly!

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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    Labour have been very successful in selling the idea that the Tories only look after the wealthy; the coalition needs to destroy that myth rapidly!
    How noble of them. Since the rich are a minority it is better to appeal to the masses...

    Don't people realize that kind of thinking will just end up making the poor poorer in the long run?

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    Re: Labour Cannot Appeal to the Electorate

    Quote Originally Posted by crazylilting View Post
    Don't people realize that kind of thinking will just end up making the poor poorer in the long run?
    How so? Surely appealing to the majority is how one wins an election, isn't the majority opinion the cornerstone of democracy?
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