"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Peter Mandelson warned recently that the leadership candidates were lurching to the left. He got no thanks for it. He can see that Labour is in denial, Alastair Campbell actually denies Labour lost the election. Much of the party is just in denial.
Diane Abbott is unashamedly of the hard-left, Andy Burnham says he is a socialist, Ed Balls is a deficit denier, Ed Miliband spouts meaningless nonsense "I pledge to ensure that we are a party of women as well as men" and left-wing clap-trap non-stop as he gloats about the burial of New Labour.Even Blairite David Miliband is talking left.
All good news for those of us who want to see the Labour Party become electorally irrelevant. That Labour membership is apparently rising as lefties return is great news. They'll demand that Labour "fights the cuts" when only a few months ago Labour was planning £50 billion of cuts. Blairite realists will be condemned as "collaborators", they'll accuse life-long liberals of being reactionary Tories. They will demand support and Labour Party solidarity with Unite strikers recking people's summer holidays.Good news for those of us who want Labour to become the irrelevant third party. Guido is certain that many Labour activists will enjoy themselves far more in opposition.