For various reasons considering why Labour lost and whether it was because we were too Left or too Right. I am reminded of a speech I gave to LPYS Conference in 1979, where I said that it wasn’t the right wing manifesto during three weeks of the campaign, it was the four year record of a right wing labour government! This was a Government that nationalised things. Right wing? We were mad! The rest as they say is History.


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  • 30th August 2016 at 3:35 pm

    There’s a blog here; Labour fought the election on a monetarist economic platform against Thatcher’s full blown monetarism and trade union law reform. The British people had seen what Soviet Britain would look like and rejected it; LPYS Summer Camp was another awful window on what a Soviet Britain would look like. The Labour movement was riven between its industrial and political wings and given a choice between a shout and an echo, the people chose the true voice. As we know, Labour’s Left mobilised and reselected a couple of egregiously right wing MPs who left to found the SDP. 10 years later a Kinnock led Labour Party expelled the Trots.

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