Friday, May 07, 2010

Never mind the Government...

What I want to know is who will be in opposition to the attacks which the next Government will make on the working class? (And I am sorry that the best opponent of such attacks came second rather than first in Brighton Pavilion - I hope we fight the next election using the Alternative vote...)

Seriously, trade unionists ought not to be too interested in the flirtation by Cameron and Brown with Clegg. We need to know which Parliamentarians will stand with us against the coming onslaught.

The pundits are asking who will be the Government. Now that I have woken up I want to know who will be supporting us as part of the opposition.

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James Caspell said...

Caroline Lucas MP's record on worker and trade union issues in the European Parliament was far superior to that of any of her Labour peers over 11 years.

To imply that she does not adequately oppose the cuts being proposed by Labour, Lib Dems and Tories is not only incorrect, but needlessly sectarian.

Jon Rogers said...

All I meant was that Nancy Platts would have been a better MP. That may be partisan but isn't sectarian. If Caroline Lucas wants to achieve anything in Parliament she'll need allies, the best of whom are to be found on the left of the Parliamentary Labour Party.