[thread] I'm a big fan of nationalised utilities, universal childcare, green jobs,worker share ownership & other policies unveiled at #Lab18
...but the whole thing has left a sour taste in my mouth. Here are some of the reasons why:
1/ The determination of part of the leadership to push Brexit, which will be disastrous for working class people:
2/ The poses the Novara/Repeater intelligentsia adopt to give that determination cover:
3/ In fact the whole hipster-Leninist shtick of the Novara cool kids, with their shiny new American buddies:
4/ The desire to appease xenophobes, inheriting one of the worst habits of the Blair/Brown years:
5/ The dogma from union leaders that "working class" means white old men, never minorities, migrant workers or the urban precariat:
6/ The mix of Stalinism and tinfoil hat conspiracy that is in the leader's inner circle:
7/ The fucked up priorities of Momentum-following CLP activists:
8/ The selective solidarity:
9/ The zombie army:
10/ The apparent desire to troll Jews:
11/ The embarrassing obsession with punishing our own party's MPs:
12/ The cranks attracted to the party:
I think that's it for now.
Of course, because Labour is a genuinely mass party, with more of a democratic member conference (rather than stage managed rally like some other parties, some of this inevitable. But I wish it were kept more to the fringes...
A reminder that however fucked up Labour is, the Tories have absolutely zero moral high ground in criticising it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-45670445 …
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