Peter Hitchins explains how Kinnock and Blair have taken the Labour Party to the left…. New Labour isn’t right wing at all.
“…lifelong leftists gain too much joy from believing themselves to be in internal exile. They hate to admit that they are in fact in power. That would compel them to think, an unsettling activity. It would also make them at least partly responsible for the Blair government.”
There you go then, I knew the left would get the blame somewhere. Not only, apparently, are the Blairites secret agents of Trotskism, but the Tories have also been infiltrated by members of the 4th International. However, the Hitch has another scenario which has more than the whiff of the jackboot about it.
“For if the Tory party flies apart in a shameful, hope-crushing fourth defeat, the great disenfranchised millions of ex-Labour and Tory voters – who still dare to have rightwing ideas in a nation ruled by liberals – may take the opportunity to find a common cause against the centre in whatever new movement results.”