Thursday, May 10, 2007

Good riddance to bad rubbish

Thankfully Blair has now gone.

Three years too late.

We should have pushed the argument for his resignation in the movement when he was wavering about going in 2004.

The Labour Party would have done better in the 2005 election – and the case for trade union policies within the Party would have been significantly advanced.

I remember being told off at UNISON Conference in 2004 for supporting the call for Blair to go.

I would like to blog the list of policy gains we made as a trade union by preserving our influence and not calling for Blair to go. But I find I have writer’s block…

Perhaps someone else can help with that though? What exactly have we gained since June 2004 by our loyal refusal to demand that Blair went when it might really have done us some good?

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