Let’s party like it’s 1981

The progressive centre-left politicians from Labour and the Liberal Democrats need to “come together” to stop the Conservatives monopolising power in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s victory, Sir Vince Cable has said.

7 thoughts on “Let’s party like it’s 1981”

  1. The problem is that most Labour MPs are people who have little alternative to being an MP, and so won’t risk the job to win government.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    The difference this time is that Labour now hate the LibDems almost as much as they hate the Tories because they went in to the coalition.

    When it comes to the left, hating Tories trumps all else, even good policies if they came from the Tories.

  3. even good policies if they came from the Tories.

    Not as much as hating good policies that came from the last Labour government, and were adopted by the Tories. See for example, academy schools.

  4. @Bernie G: During the rail strikes of the early 1980’s there was a bill-board ad for JPS cigarettes, famously in a black pack, in Brixton, with the slogan “Mind Your Blacks” !!

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    dearieme – “It’s not a bad idea to form a Tory party to challenge Cameron’s Whigs.”

    Isn’t that what UKIP is for? Now that the Labour Party have rejected the Metrosexual Lib-Dems, perhaps the Tories might like to get rid of their progressive centre-left and elect an actual conservative too?

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