snapdragon wrote:Blimey- I didn't know that. Thanks.
I agree about McDonnell.
He may be just a running with the foxes and hunting with the hounds type, until he tears off his beard and whiskers when he's finally in a place of real power. A few mixed metaphors there, but you get my drift.
I also agree Milne needs to go - and so does the arsehole Drummond-Murray and his entire family.
They're a menace and have too much influence.
If you mean that once the Labour Party gains power, the leaders, like to change their spots, then yes,I would agree with you, power will corrupt them & they will have effectively 'pulled-the-wool-over-the-people's-eyes'- again by not delivering the goods.
That is & always will be Labour.
BLAIR'S government adhered to Tory budgets on two occasions for the first two years of office, in other words, they are\were 'Tories' carrying out Tory policies under the guise of, the 'Third Way'.
Why otherwise would you even want to implement the policies of the party that you have just defeated, it's madness, just like Gordon BROWN's pro-business speeches, the effect is that under a four year period of office, the opportunity to influence & implement your own policies are lost by self-constraint.
That 'Third Way' is double-speak for occupying the 'middle ground' of politics,it's sterile ground for people & country as it leads nowhere.
By contrast, the Tories always deliver, for their own kind.
Eric MORECOMBE ; "I'm playing all the 'right' notes,but, not necessarily in the 'right' order".