Here is my opinion of the candidates for the Deputy leadership of the Labour Party. Now their hustings have been a communist rhetoric-fest, but it should be remembered that they're talking to a very select electorate - the unreconstructed Jack and Dierdre Sparts of the Labour party. It will be interesting to see how much influence (if any) these creatures will have over the Goblin King.
- Hillary Benn. I loathe his old man, but he is the only one who doesn't make my stomach churn. He's the front runner in the campaign amongst grass roots. In his campaign launch, funnily enough at my better half's gaff, he asked a number of rhetorical questions:
Why is it that for all the difference we have made together, if you grow up here in the East End you will die many years earlier than if you grow up just eleven tube stops further west?Because of welfare dependency, lack of assimilation due to the creed of multiculturalism and poor educational opportunities. In short, socialism.
Why is it that in workplaces up and down the country, including in the heart of the world’s most successful financial capital, there is a still a gap between how much women earn and men earn?Childbirth and choices. It really is that simple. There's no need for the state to get involved there.
Why is it that every day children starve to death in a world perfectly capable of feeding every mouth or die of diarrhoea because they have no clean water to drink ? Human lives extinguished without ever having the opportunity to shine and to illuminate our world?Where you find famine, you find socialism. Despite this he has
lost none of the socialist belief that the world can be made better by our endeavour.It is, of course Government endeavour that causes most human misery, but there's no evidence that a socialist won't draw the wrong lessons from. Let's hope he wins because the alternatives are even more ghastly:
- Harriet Harperson is just dreadful. She's an awful, knee jerk feminist with a huge chip on her shoulder. Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate.
- The Chipmunk. Let's go Nuts over Hazel! Or not. Let's face it, she personifies the management twat-speak vacuity of the New-Labour project. Both the women are running on the "I'm a woman, vote for me or you're a sexist" ticket.
- Peter Hain. If anyone can bear to hear the oleaginous slug of a Northern Ireland secretary speak without self-harming, I've yet to meet them. The man is smug, self-satisfied champagne socialist hypocrisy personified.
- Jon Cruddas. A Non-Entity even when stood next to Blears. Red Ken thinks he's the man, so that's all you need to know really.
- Alan Johnson. The people's choice, apparently. For Fucks sake, he's not even the Labour Party members' choice. He might be the Unions' choice, but "The Choice of Union Barons" doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? He's against selling council homes. He's against Grammar schools. He's Running on an "I'm working class, therefore my opinions are valid" ticket. He used to be a Communist.