My thoughts on The so-called backstabbing of Ed Miliband


IMG4Let’s have an open and honest discussion about the backstabbing of Ed Miliband.  I’m not really concerned about the future of Labourship with only so called 20 alleged allies who are purported to be unhappy on the one hand if those in concerned are not happy with the leadership should have come out much earlier and not wait until 6 months of a General Election to come out and say something now as it shows that those who are re-standing are clearly having jitters are concerned about their seats they may as well start to do the jitterbug as I doubt that they will have any clues how to do it in the first instance.

At times I’ve always thought many Labour MPs were pretty useless and this weekend just confirmed it. I trust I won’t have Party apparatchiks doubting my loyalty for the next few months they seem to have real things to worry about. This election is winnable and yet so many of them seem so desperate to loose.

IMG1This is what happens when you have 15 years of selecting brain dead dodos for safe seats. Hint. People with brains are often independently minded, but they do have brains. This is kind of important at the end of the day.

I’ve been in the Labour Party for far too long to see career politicians and wannabes come and go in Labour just like any other political parties. In an recent interview Tony Blair came out in support full of Ed Miliband to continue to be leader (“Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.”) I really don’t know whether it’s a good or bad thing but only time will tell.

At times I’ve always thought many Labour MPs were pretty useless and this weekend just confirms it. I trust I won’t have Party apparatchiks doubting my loyalty for the next few months they seem to have real things to worry about. This election is winnable and yet so many of them seem so desperate to loose.

edmilibandThis is what happens when you have 15 years of selecting brain dead dodos for safe seats. Hint. People with brains are often independently minded, but they do have brains. This is kind of important at the end of the day.

What a weekend for Ed Miliband. The Labour leader has been the target of a media frenzy over his leadership, fed by unscrupulous members of his own party.

MPs briefing against their leader or regurgitating poisonous drivel in the guise of “advice” to hostile newspapers are apparently motivated by sincere concern that the party is unable to establish a clear lead over the Conservatives in the polls.

IMG2While Labour still does beat the Tories in most surveys of public opinion, it is true that the marginal lead it possesses is nothing to boast about.

The Conservatives have, with the connivance of the Liberal Democrats, opened our NHS to privateers, sold off our Royal Mail, savaged the welfare state, launched a vicious and spite-fuelled campaign against disabled people and presided over an unprecedented rise in poverty that sees a million people queuing for food handouts.

On top of that, the right is in disarray, with David Cameron watching as his MPs defect to the even more rabidly Thatcherite outfit that is Ukip.

Labour should certainly be doing better against a nasty party that is as divided as it is unpopular.

But there are reasons to question whether those sniping at Ed Miliband have the party’s best interests at heart.

The torrent of media coverage designed to make the Labour leader look weak and incompetent was completely predictable.

IMG3The likes of the Mail and the Telegraph, mouthpieces for the 1 per cent, are delighted with the colossal transfer of wealth from working people to the rich that the Tories are implementing, and will stop at nothing to prevent a Labour victory next May.

One of Lenin’s maxims in politics was: “Who? Whom?” Who benefits from this, and who will be harmed by it?

It is hard to see Labour’s general election chances being helped by the decapitation of the party six months away from a general election.

And who is behind the attacks?

Mr Miliband has surged in the polls whenever he has challenged Establishment interests attacking Rupert Murdoch’s vast and unaccountable media power or pledging a freeze on energy prices.

All polls suggest a more coherent left ward shift  pledges to renationalise the railways and energy companies, for instance would win the support of millions of voters.

But these are not the policies advocated by Mr Miliband’s critics.

Anonymous Jewish donors brief that they’ll cut their funding because of the Labour leader’s principled support for recognising the state of Palestine, an overwhelmingly popular position.

labour cabinetA return to appeasing the apartheid state of Israel is apparently their price for supporting the party.

Alistair Darling moans about a mansion tax on houses worth more than £2 million, as if Labour’s main electoral problem is a failure to appeal to the rich.

Simon Danczuk’s wish-list in the Mail on Sunday get tough on immigration, reform welfare to get people back to work, build “an NHS that works for everyone”  was exactly the sort of vacuous new-Labour speak that confuses people about what Labour stands for.

labourlogoMore than one anonymous briefer has hinted that Labour should forfeit this election because of the scale of the problems facing the country and sit it out till next time.

It is this that really motivates the plotters the fear that the anger of millions of working people will force their party in government to enact progressive policies and forgo their cosy relationship with the Establishment.

Nothing could better display the total indifference of the Blairites to the suffering being imposed on workers by the Tory-led coalition.

Ed Miliband should see now that his attempts to placate the right of his party are doomed. A bold challenge to the discredited austerity bandwagon is the only thing that will carry him to Downing Street.

 

 

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3 responses to “My thoughts on The so-called backstabbing of Ed Miliband

  1. I thought I’d share the thoughts of the Conservative party with you. They say “Tristram Hunt, Alistair Darling and many other senior Labour figures attacked Ed Miliband’s leadership this weekend.

    ‘Share’ our interactive map – http://justnotuptoit.com/ – today so your friends and family can see what Labour MPs across the country are saying about their leader.”

    Have a look at the quotes in this. eg “You have got to work out some credible answers about how to contain spending”. said Lord Hutton. By what process of “thought” – I use the term loosely – does the Conservative Publicity machine think that this is “briefing against Miliband.” I thought Lord Hutton was briefing against George Osborne. Didn’t you?

    If you have time to waste, look through all the alleged “briefings”. Most of them are not explicitly about Ed Miliband, and even fewer are calls for his resignation.

    Just remember that Conservative strategy for the next election is to demoralise Labour supporters so that they stay at home. That’s the only way the Tories can win.

    And there are some in the Labour Party hierarchy who would rather see Labour lose than allow it to offer a genuine socialist alternative. These people are trying to make Ed lose confidence in himself so that he can be pushed into supporting right wing policies. Many of the reported “briefings against Ed” are actually criticisms of the Pink Tories who infest the Labour Party.

  2. Ed Miliband has surrounded himself with Neo-Liberals clearly he is losing support because of it, New Labour are Tories they did privatise the NHS and the “Preferred Provider,” means that the private sector will tender for NHS contracts, Meaning business as usual.

    I doubt Ed is genuine like people in Labour think, he has had four years to prove his real intentions and sadly more austerity means more Neo-Liberalism. We need an absolute rejection of everything that has happened over the last forty years, real Labour came to power after the second world war with a totally crippled economy, there is absolutely no reason that Ed couldn’t do the same, the only thing stopping him is the will to do it.

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