Labour activist says "entrench Labour policies in law"

I’ve heard some rubbish spouted by the left in my time but this really takes the biscuit. This is the opening sentence from an article by a London Labour activist over on LabourList.org:

The Government needs to expand on Yvette Cooper’s announcement last week and start to entrench our values and policies in law to stop a potential Tory government undoing Labour’s achievements of the last decade.

That’s right, Mike Smith says that Labour should enshrine their policies in law just in case the electorate are foolish enough to reject them. I have long felt that the left have a deep seated loathing of democracy and Mike Smith’s post goes some way to proving it.

10 responses to “Labour activist says "entrench Labour policies in law"

  1. I've checked – it's not April Fools Day either.

    They've had twelve years to legislate and put their policies and ideas into law.

    That's why people want a General Election to vote them out.

  2. I've checked – it's not April Fools Day either.

    They've had twelve years to legislate and put their policies and ideas into law.

    That's why people want a General Election to vote them out.

  3. Funny this should be published on the same day as Chris Grayling writes to companies warning them off the ID scheme – where legislation has already been passed.

    Of course ID cards were a manifesto commitment that the electorate voted for. But I do not believe that Grayling has a 'deep seated loathing of democracy' as you suggest of the left.

    It is quite pathetic that, when they know they will lose, they start to look at not just legislating against Tory policies but also electorial and constutional reform. If they really believe in such things they should have done them 5 years ago. Unfortunately all politicians are in it for the power and their petty party politics. Politics should be about doing the right things for the country not for the party.

  4. Funny this should be published on the same day as Chris Grayling writes to companies warning them off the ID scheme – where legislation has already been passed.

    Of course ID cards were a manifesto commitment that the electorate voted for. But I do not believe that Grayling has a 'deep seated loathing of democracy' as you suggest of the left.

    It is quite pathetic that, when they know they will lose, they start to look at not just legislating against Tory policies but also electorial and constutional reform. If they really believe in such things they should have done them 5 years ago. Unfortunately all politicians are in it for the power and their petty party politics. Politics should be about doing the right things for the country not for the party.

  5. Jimmy …… “all politicians are in it for the power” – how wrong and foolishly presumptious you are.

  6. Jimmy …… “all politicians are in it for the power” – how wrong and foolishly presumptious you are.

  7. Anonymous,
    Then why do they consistantly put party before the country? If they really cared for the country then this government would call an election today rather than shuffling the chairs on the Titanic, similarly for Major's government in 1992 (with the possible exception of Ken Clarke).

    If they really cared they would form a government with the best people across parties. Somehow they expect us to believe that the best people for the jobs are all within their party.

    I do not claim they are all in it for personal power, but for collective control as demonstrated in the article to which James refers.

  8. Anonymous,
    Then why do they consistantly put party before the country? If they really cared for the country then this government would call an election today rather than shuffling the chairs on the Titanic, similarly for Major's government in 1992 (with the possible exception of Ken Clarke).

    If they really cared they would form a government with the best people across parties. Somehow they expect us to believe that the best people for the jobs are all within their party.

    I do not claim they are all in it for personal power, but for collective control as demonstrated in the article to which James refers.

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