September 27, 2010

HARD TO WAGE CLASS WARFARE WHEN YOU'RE A TOOL OF THE FEATHER-BEDDED UNIONSISTS:

Labour has climbed in its coffin and is nailing down the lid (Max Hastings, 27th September 2010, Daily Mail)

[I]t is unnecessary to make up catchphrases, such as 'Red Ed', to convince people that Miliband minor will not be Britain's next prime minister - or, indeed, prime minister at all.

Unless he performs a self-transformation that would make Superman's quick telephone box changes look amateur, he will spend the next few years in a wilderness familiar in times past to Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock - as a party darling with little to say to the British people that they are foolish enough to believe.

Miliband got his job against the wishes of a majority of Labour MPs and party members, because Britain's trade unionists think him the man most likely to fight for their sectional interests - no matter that these priorities are not shared by the nation.

In the crazy, skewed contest contrived by the party's organisers, some voters were able to cast as many as five ballot papers, if they could claim membership of more than one Labour interest.

David Cameron must have raised a glass in celebration over the weekend. Here he is, as Prime Minister, facing the challenge of holding together a coalition government at a time of unprecedented cuts in public spending.

And here is the opposition, choosing as its standard-bearer a man branded from day one as the pawn of his union paymasters.

Miliband cried plaintively yesterday: 'I'm nobody's man. I'm my own man.'

But even in his party, there is anger about the fact he owes his election to the likes of Bob Crow, who deploys London's Tube workers to raise the moth-eaten flag of class war, and a gaggle of other union leaders, who believe the first duty of public services is to serve their employees, not the public.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2010 5:32 AM
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