Thursday, July 23, 2015

Rob Marchant on the Labour leadership contest

Shocking but addictive candour from Rob Marchant on the Labour leadership contest (Rob Marchant is an activist and former Labour Party manager who blogs at The Centre Left):  http://labour-uncut.co.uk/2015/07/23/ten-hard-truths-for-labour-2/#more-20051



many in the party are no longer expecting to get the best candidate, merely looking to avoid a disastrous one….

the situation is far worse than the leftward drift that led to the Foot years…

Unite already represents an existential threat to it and does not have the party’s best interests at heart…

members which attend local party meetings is far too weighted towards public-sector workers and the retired…

Parliamentary selections are still largely subcontracted to unions…

All Women Shortlists are patronising, unfair and an unacceptably blunt instrument for equal opportunities… 

the party’s open espousal of identity politics on race and gender is slowly killing it…

John Prescott would probably ask with an exaggerated air of faux bewilderment "Who's Rob Marchant?" but if I, as a Tory, know who Rob Marchant and John McTernan are then surely Labour grandees such as Lord Prescott must know.

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