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    Ed Miliband new Labour Leader

    Last edited by Opinionated; 27-09-2010 at 03:24 PM.

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    Re: Ed Miliband left-wing? They’re having a laugh

    A good article that and the following quotes sum it up nicely:
    With his pro-capitalist, pro-globalisation views, Miliband is, in fact, further to the right than many European Christian Democrats, who believe that big shops should stay closed on Sundays and that the state should run the railways. He's certainly further to the right than old school One Nation Tories like Harold Macmillan, Rab Butler and Sir Ian Gilmour, all of whom supported a mixed economy.
    What a sad reflection on the lack of any left wing movement these days. i blame Kinnock.
    The fact that Miliband can be labelled 'left-wing' at all is a sign of how far to the right Britain has travelled in the past 30 years.
    Never a truer word.
    Back in the 1960s, the far-left, including Miliband's father Ralph, a Marxist academic, lambasted Labour leader Harold Wilson for being too 'right-wing'. Yet Wilson extended public ownership, set up the Open University, abolished prescription charges and kept British troops out of Vietnam.
    Today, Wilson's pro-mixed-economy, social democratic views would position him well to the left of the political spectrum, but 45 years ago his positions were mainstream.
    Miliband's policies - of establishing a High Pay Commission, of campaigning for a living wage of £7.60 an hour and increasing taxes on the wealthy - may place him to the left of his ultra-Blairite brother David, and of the ruling Thatcherite coalition, but they hardly make him Britain's answer to Hugo Chavez.
    That should be his campaign slogan should he win the leadership election come the general "Hardly Britain's answer to Hugo Chavez" . All that being said I'm rooting for Ed as the slightly better option to David!
    "The people who have sacrificed their view in order to get to the top have very often left no footprints in the sands of time." Tony Benn

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    Re: Ed Miliband left-wing? They’re having a laugh

    There's a difference between being a socialist and being left wing.
    And to be honest, a high pay commission, which implies creating a maximum wage for companies, and increasing the top level of tax which is already fairly exorbitant would be pretty radical moves.
    Also what does globalisation have to do with it? Nationalism is a conservative and right wing doctrine, increasing global interconnectedness is much the opposite.
    Just because he isn't a new Lenin hardly makes him right wing does it.
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    Re: Ed Miliband left-wing? They’re having a laugh

    He professes to want to take Labour back to its roots, i.e. pre-Blairite! If he does then he will consign Labour to permanently playing the Opposition. But maybe I should let him get elected so just that happens, and the Coalition can soldier on without equal.

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    Voting for new Labour party leader

    While accepting that I am obviously not a Labour voter, can anyone explain to me how they can have the effrontery to pontificate on how to turn Britain around, when they presided over the events which created our present dire circumstances?

    If you must, read more here:-

    BBC News - What can we expect from next Labour leader?

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    Ed Milliband becomes new Labour leader

    I am so delighted I cannot even spell Labour in the title!

    Now we know who it is, let battle commence!

    If you don't know all about him then read this from the Beeb~:-

    BBC News - The Ed Miliband story

    I expect great internal strife within the Labour party after this, but we will shortly find out!
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    Re: Ed Milliband becomes new Lanour leader

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    I am so delighted I cannot even spell Labour in the title!

    Now we know who it is, let battle commence!

    If you don't know all about him then read this from the Beeb~:-

    BBC News - The Ed Miliband story

    I expect great internal strife within the Labour party after this, but we will shortly find out!
    You are quite right! David Milliband was altogether too reasonable and rational and balanced in his politics to be anything other than a political threat to the Liberal Conservative Coalition. You could almost see him as a Prime Minister in waiting. Ed will polarise what remains of the party, lurch to the left and hopefully into the wilderness for thirty years after the monumental damage the Labour Party did to Britain. Perhaps Ed Balls or Diane Abbott would have been marginally more certain of destroying what is left of this failed political party, but we can't have everything!!

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    Re: Ed Milliband becomes new Lanour leader

    Hi,

    I am ecstatic that the Millipede brothers were so close in terms of votes - clearly the party hadn't a clue which vile clone it was voting for a complete Balls was never so likely call on The Abbott & the settee to calm the fears!

    Some of the better members of the family CLICK HERE

    Extremist, communist, anti British alien origins - Warsaw ghetto before WWII rescued from Belgium Prof. Millipede was as I recal a Marxist fundamentalist worked with Jack Straw when Barbara Castle put him in to destroy the British education system re-structuring Polytechs as Universities and the start of dumbing down and politicising education.

    Totally sold out to communising and the malevolent EU - IF Labour rises again that is the end of Britain and possibly deservedly as it did nothing to defend itself agaionst such filth.

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    Re: Ed Milliband becomes new Lanour leader

    LABOUR LEADERSHIP RESULT

    SHONGOLOLO BROTHERS TAKE IT TO THE WIRE!

    Hi,

    So it was the Unions what done it!

    David Millipede was front runner until Charlie Whelan & Derek Simpson cut in with the Unions and so much spin all you could see was Red Mist!

    The voters and the MPs were out in the cold and as the Red Mist parted with the closest of colour codings it was their Boy what done it.

    Ed Millipede was in by a whisker – not even a leg or a leg segment as he crossed the line with 50.65% of the vote with the ship of State facing disarray and the rigging in a squirming heap.

    It was the young brother who had stood back to capitalise on his brother having raised the profile of the Millipede genus but making the front running made him the target and highlighted errors and Ed charged through shepherded into position by The Spinmeisters of old school Communism – Prescott will be pleased with his life work near completion, Jack Straw will be in Schule seeking conversion for Barbara Castles soul and Julia Middleton will be driving the vile scam forwards.

    To understand this more fully see:
    CLICK HERE

    Regards,
    Greg_L-W.

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    Re: Ed Milliband becomes new Lanour leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Major Sinic View Post
    You are quite right! David Milliband was altogether too reasonable and rational and balanced in his politics to be anything other than a political threat to the Liberal Conservative Coalition. You could almost see him as a Prime Minister in waiting. Ed will polarise what remains of the party, lurch to the left and hopefully into the wilderness for thirty years after the monumental damage the Labour Party did to Britain. Perhaps Ed Balls or Diane Abbott would have been marginally more certain of destroying what is left of this failed political party, but we can't have everything!!
    I wonder whether the euphoria can last even through the party conference season?!

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