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Men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. (William Morris - A Dream of John Ball)

Friday, June 09, 2017

Bliss that it was in that dawn still to be at the count?

The day after a General Election (particularly one that leads to a hung Parliament) is full of people so deprived of sleep that we can barely think sagely offering our opinions as if this was a good idea.

Theresa May was so woozy she thought it a good idea to get into bed with a reactionary Party (associated with homophobia and anti-abortion extremism) in order to cling on to office.

Peter Mandelson, and one or two other comrades online, have not noticed, through their bleary eyes, that Corbyn, with a socialist manifesto has just won a larger share of the vote than Blair achieved in 2005.

I’ll return to the theme when I am less sleepy (and perhaps less euphoric) but I think it is worth saying that this is a good day, following the best achievable election result in circumstances of the most disgraceful vitriolic campaign against our Party and Leader.

The struggle continues – and we need to turn our Labour Party, and movement, out to our communities to campaign to defend our people now and to prepare for future victories.

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