Why is it, I wonder, that whenever I see a senior member of my own party saying things like this:
Labour MPs should vote for the education reforms or risk division, chairman Ian McCartney has warned.
He said the Labour by-election loss last week showed that party disunity would not be tolerated by voters.
Mr McCartney said Labour MPs had “a strong sense of purpose” and were elected on a joint manifesto.
“Our manifesto can’t be a pick and mix,” he warned, adding that MPs should not “collaborate with the opposition parties’ whips to defeat Labour”.
I instinctively think of this?
Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party — though they are quite numerous — is no freedom at all. Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. The essence of political freedom depends not on the fanatics of ‘justice’, but rather on all the invigorating, beneficial, and detergent effects of dissenters. If ‘freedom’ becomes ‘privilege’, the workings of political freedom are broken. – Rosa Luxembourg
On the whole, it’s because I think I much prefer Rosa’s point.