Respect and the Art of Rebuilding Mass Membership

“This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organising genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.

  • Pete Gray

    You don’t think perhaps that the flight of members from the Labour party might be not unconnected to the fact that the New Labour government consists of a parcel of despicable, lying, duplicitous toads who have betrayed almost everything the Labour Party was formed for? Or their unconcealed contempt for Parliament, party members and the electorate? When ministers resign in disgrace for abusing their office, only to be back in the cabinet weeks later, what else are we to think? Even the Tories never plumbed the depths of moral bankruptcy of Blair’s ‘new labour’. And this is coupled with the abject cowardice of Labour backbenchers (or is it complicity?).

    “The Labour Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing”. Well, it has become nothing. Can it be rescued? Is it even worth the effort? Or must we look elsewhere?