Why the Labour left ends up being incorporated

Raymond Williams on why the Labour left ends up being into Labour as an electoral machine and integrated into moderate politics. Written back in 1968 and unfortunately – despite the massive increase in the Labour left under Corbyn – this is the same picture today

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What should be done?

I want a little corner of the internet to call my own so I am going to carve out a space for that purpose.

I will be posting all kinds of things here.

The title of the site is taken from Joyce

— Are you talking about the new Jerusalem? says the citizen.
— I’m talking about injustice, says Bloom
That and other semi pretentious, semi portentious tid bits will be coming your way, shoudl you care to peruse. This isn’t designed to change anything – because at this stage we have to ask ourselves what can be changed – but it is intended to provide some idle amusement whilst we while away our days waiting for the end of days.

The hate-on-immigrants playbook

Concerning current debates on immigration, this is pertinent

“On the issues dealt with by the Bill we are in the grip of forces which, because of
the large influx of immigrants into Britain, we now seem unable to control. Racial
violence is occurring with increasing frequency. The British people are sick at
heart about it all. We badly need honest and forthright politicians to express their
feelings without fear of being condemned on moral grounds.”

That is a quote from Tory MP Ivor Stanbrook during a debate on the Immigration Bill in 1981. Continue reading The hate-on-immigrants playbook