Monday, August 11, 2008

Johnson Can Swing It For Labour

The battle between New Labour and True Labour, highlighted by the Orange Party on a number of ocassion,  may come to a head with a Johnson-Cruddas ticket, the only way forward for the Party to challenge and expose the weaknesses of the Conservatives. 

What the Conservatives, SNP and most of the media liberal elite fear most, is a true Labour Party fighting an election under a true Labour banner.

Both Conservatives and SNP know they are not 'winning'. It is New Labour that is 'losing', because the public's fed up with Brown and the New Labour project.

Both parties want Brown and New Labour, in whatever guise, to limp along and self-destruct. The heir-to-Blair, Miliband, would be a gift for both parties and an election disaster for Labour.

Johnson is working class with his roots in the Labour movement. Like fellow Hull MP, Prescott, he's bemused by the whole New Labour project but was happy to go along for the ride. 

With big business Labour donors deserting in droves, the trade unions have a new confidence not seen since Blair and the gang highjacked the Party and finally crushed any influence they had left in them. 

Voters have seen through the New Labour sham. But turning to the Conservatives in England's Labour heartlands is a hard decision, so too with the SNP in Scotland. 

The LibDems are going nowhere. Thoroughly pointless Clegg, blustering around, is a liability.

Miliband and the Blairites are crawling out of the woodwork,  the few Brownites left are  trying to cling on to power. 

The next few weeks will be critical for the Labour Party ahead of September's Party conference. 

Johnson would be a 'safe pair of hands' until a general election in the Spring.

With Johnson at the helm, along with Cruddas (and McDonnell), the Labour Party would have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

1 comment:

Stu said...

I think it says something when for a minute there I thought you were talking about Boris Johnson, not Alan Johnson. I could quite easily see that headline working for a hit piece against the Mayor of London, who doesn't seem to have been getting much good press since he took over...

Johnson might hold some sway with the Trade Unions, but I don't see why a lurch to the left would increase Labour's chances. But then I also don't see why anyone would want to be Leader of the Labour Party right now. Let Brown lose and then take it from there.