Monday, June 08, 2015

Harriet Harman is probably being too honest too openly too soon

When saying that many Labour supporters were relieved their party did not win the general election Harriet Harman is probably being too honest too openly too soon:  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harriet-harman-says-labour-voters-5843282

But Labour does have a tremendous opportunity in defeat to purge their party of all the hangers-on who just want power and status and do not care about policy and people (one immediately thinks of Lord Sugar, but there must be thousands of others who were dragging the party down).

All parties get these.

The Tories took ten years to get rid of their carpet-baggers and refine their ideology, which had become corrupted under Major and weighed down by me-too, it's-my-turn-now power seekers.

Note:  Edward Heath in his autobiography reveals that before he became absolutely committed to the Conservative Party he met Clement Attlee in a wartime railway station waiting-room and with a third party present discussed standing for Labour (Heath was of course a classic Gombeen man - except he wanted power not money).

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