Friday, October 20, 2006

You off then? Bye!

Cheerio then Clare Short. She has given up the Labour whip in order be able to speak her mind. With her track record this could lead to some interesting disagreements (with herself). I still remember the hatchet job Clare did on the excellent socialist, Liz Davies – and the fact that she managed to mislay her conscience during the Iraq war.

Clare’s criticisms of New Labour are well-founded, but the place to contest these is (in my opinion) very much within the Labour Party, where a consistent socialist is challenging for the leadership.

All in all then, only worth a very “short” post on the blog.

Did Thomas Hobbes sum up Clare’s career?


Anonymous said...

Don't underestimate the importance of her work on the Irish question during the dark days of the 70's and 80's - her campaigning for the Birmingham 6 and the Guildford 4, the Time to Go campaign etc.
You shouldn't reduce politics to the squalid internal workings of a decrepit organisation whose leadership is wholly in the service of US imperialism.

Anonymous said...

An absolute disgrace. Check out her 2005 election leaflet here. I would be outraged if I had voted for her at the last election.