posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by redled
Well im not a labour supporter, and im assuming you are so will no doubt take exception to some of this, but I can certainly see alot of hallmarks of
classic labour in todays 'New Labour' - after all it was essentially only a re-branding excercise to attract middle england wasnt it?
The impression was given that when Blair dropped clause 4 it created some form of pivotal change in labours ethos, certainly among the grass roots
anyway, but i dont think it did really, it was just a continuation of the rebranding process and, other than signalling a much more business friendly
attitude, the party still pretty much seemed to stand for the same thing.
Its all crumbling now tho isnt it, the party seems to be destroying itself again, and like the Tories and Old Labour before them could spend some
years in the wilderness, then i suppose they will have to rebrand again... maybe to 'The All-New Labour Party'?
Heres where i see the main continuity between the two periods/parties, just off the top of meh heed:
Increased investment in public services --- Large tax increases --- Large increase in regulation and legislation --- Large increase of bureaucratic
and public sector jobs --- An active social engineering programme --- Increased immigration --- Legislatory curtailment of individual rights and
freedoms (nanny state) --- Opposition to selection by academic ability
Im sure il think of a few more.