Err, isn’t this the point?

Labour has been “completely taken over by a leftist clique”, one of the party’s most famous supporters has said, after the woman in charge of handling complaints was ousted and replaced by a controversial Jeremy Corbyn loyalist.

It’s a political party. Isn’t the point and purpose to be a leftist clique?

14 comments on “Err, isn’t this the point?

  1. One of the most important points arising from the Momentum take over is that it demonstrates what a hopeless shower Miliband and the Blairites were. Imaging these people running the country, when they couldn’t even retain control over their own political party.

    Why they are treated as anything other than a laughing stock eludes me.

  2. Luvvie spends life educating generation to be brainless lefties.
    Brainless lefties grow up and do brainless leftie things.
    Luvvie complains.

  3. What amuses me is the Blairites and Remainers are now faced with the daunting prospect of having to form their own party to get what their own views across. They were only too happy to sideline parties like UKIP in order to maintain the hegemony of the Big 2 or 3: let’s see how they like not being ignored by the media and not invited onto the BBC, dismissed as bitter cranks, and subject to tax investigations.

  4. Actually no, I believe the Labour Party (the clues in the name perhaps?) was created to further the needs and ambitions of the working man/woman, sweete fa to do with left (or right) wing political views.

  5. Tim N
    I think it’s more likely that the BBC would shamelessly promote a blairite and remainiac party. Much as it did with the SDP. The BBC is soft left.

  6. The more Tony Robinson tries to become a public intellectual the more it seems as if his only claim to fame – Baldrick – was actually an accurate picture of the actor himself

  7. @TimN

    “They were only too happy to sideline parties like UKIP in order to maintain the hegemony of the Big 2 or 3”

    They were also only too happy to seize control of their own party and point it in some directions that a lot of old-style members didn’t like. The difference may be in how fair they play with the stifling of dissent.

  8. As for Robinson “Sam on Boff’s Island” back in his days working for BBC Schools TV was the limit of his intellectual prowess.

    As I recall the local paper on Boff’s Island was the “Hanky Panky Fantastico”.

    How life has imitated Art (well sorta “art”).

  9. Actually no, I believe the Labour Party (the clues in the name perhaps?) was created to further the needs and ambitions of the working man/woman, sweete fa to do with left (or right) wing political views.

    This is the argument Oliver Kamm makes in an article at CapX today. I’d be more convinced if their first major act of their first shot at power was to recognise the Soviet Union, and they didn’t sing the Internationale before every meeting.

  10. The current constitution of the Labour Party states that its function is to ensure the existance of The Labour Party. The only reason people fight for control of the Labour Party is for the value of the brand name.

  11. @ Martin
    The Labour Party was founded by the Trade Unions to represent the interests of male trade unionists, not that of the non-unionised working men and women – in fact it frequently did so *at the expense of* non-unionised working men and women. Which is why Conservative governments have done more for the genuinely poor.

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