Friday, July 31, 2015

The virus is actually libertarianism

On BBC News 24 this lunchtime Carole Walker interviewed CWU General Secretary Dave Ward about his claim that there is an ideological virus within the Labour party.

Dave Ward identified this virus as Blairism.

While not disagreeing that Tony Blair was a bad man who did many bad things, I think the virus is actually libertarianism, and it has not only infected the Labour party, it has also infected the Conservative party.

It needs to be analysed and understood properly before it can be challenged and eradicated (or since we are democracy, voted for - although I think given a choice the majority will always reject libertarianism if given alternative choices of Labour's mild socialism and traditional mildly authoritarian Tory paternalism).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10318089

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