October 24, 2015

ANOTHER WAY THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT ARE INDISTINGUISHABLE:

Jeremy Corbyn and his crew don't want to win elections - they want to discredit them : The hiring by Labour's leader of Seumas Milne, an ultra-Left spin doctor, proves that his aim is to destroy public faith in our democratic system (Janet Daley, 24 Oct 2015, The Telegraph)

When the Labour leadership was in the throes of one of its recent shambolic policy re-alignments - it may have been the volte face on support for the Government's fiscal charter, or the contradictory announcements on renewing Trident - a colleague of mine said: "Is this too serious to be funny, or is it too funny to be serious?" I think we have the answer to that question now. With the announcement last week of Seumas Milne's appointment as head of Labour strategy and communications, there can no longer be scope for doubt. This is deadly serious.

Time to stop laughing - even if you are a Tory politician who thinks all his birthdays have come at once. (This means you, George Osborne.) The damage that is about to be done is not going to be limited to the present leaders of the Labour Party. They are, at any rate, beyond damage because they are uninterested in electoral success and that, bizarrely enough, is the source of their strength and their preternatural capacity to wreak havoc.

This brings us back to the matter of the Milne appointment. Mr Milne's views are way, way beyond what is regarded as Left-wing in the North London circles where endless hours are spent talking half-baked anti-capitalist rubbish. He is a supporter of terrorist organisations, an undaunted apologist for the defunct Soviet system and a declared enemy of governments that support free markets.

Because neither the First Way nor the Second Way appeal to electorates at the End of History then there must be something wrong with self-governance itself. 

Posted by at October 24, 2015 12:36 PM
  

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