Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Friday, 21 June 2013

Is Dennis Skinner the real face of the Labour Party?

The future of the left?
No, of course he isn't.

But the fact that all parties contain a broad spectrum of opinion did not stop Labour List yesterday from strongly implying that the fact that a few MPs on the extreme right of the Tory party have published an Alternative Queen's Speech must somehow mean that those few are "the real face of the Tory party".

LL then highlights three policies that this AQS called for:

  • the banning of the burka
  • abolishing the Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • bringing back the death penalty

I think we can solve this one quite quickly by just totting up how many of those are official Conservative Party policy.

That's right, none.



Duncan Stott said...

It is a wing of the party that the government will be beholden to if the Conservatives ever win a slender majority.

Ray said...

Not something you will ever have a problem with, and shouldn't that tell you something. Doesn't the fact that you have never ever come close to convincing enough people to get you remotely close to power in your own right tell you that you leave something to be desired?

planetpmc said...

“This is serious attempt to deliver policies that the British public really want. There are ideas here that could form the basis of a future Conservative manifesto.” Peter Bone

Dr Evil said...

There were 42 sensible ideas. We should adopt the lot in law.