It was bad enough for Labour on Election night. But it’s only now, three weeks afterwards, that the full scale of the party’s defeat is properly beginning to sink in.
Ed Miliband’s notorious ‘Ed stone’ listing his promises on a giant slab, has turned out to be not just his own political tombstone, but the Labour Party’s too, after 115 years.
It would have been more accurate if the words ‘RIP socialism’ had been carved into the slab, a reflection of the bitter irony that it took the son of a Marxist to bury the creed for ever.
Ed Miliband’s notorious ‘Ed stone’ listing his promises on a giant slab, has turned out to be not just his own political tombstone, but the Labour Party’s too, after 115 years
One by one, Labour’s leadership candidates are rapidly disowning every element of Miliband’s manifesto, and pretending that they never really had anything to do with it.
They realise – and you’d have to be spectacularly blinkered not to see it – that Labour’s programme was comprehensively trounced on May 7.
I find it strange we see a council full of people many holding unbelievable titles to claim allowances IE assistant mayor for international relations and housing when we control no more social housing stock and yet keep their post without any questioning of the viability of the position and still cry foul over the cuts and austerity packages,surely this city cannot be that blinkered to ask what the hell is going on.