Sunday 15 January 2012

Ed Miliband, class traitor

Ed Miliband also likes cuts, and won't promise them reversed. He uses the exact same rhetorical strategy of divide-and-rule as his toady Balls (and if you're a toady to Ed Miliband, I feel sorry for you) by presenting it as a choice between 'protecting jobs or... pay rises'.

Wherefore see my earlier post on Balls, substituting Miliband's name where appropriate.


  1. Neither Balls nor Milliband are working-class; in origin, education, upbringing, lifestyle, or emotion. They are apparatchiks, upper-middle class bosses dedicated only to securing power, influence, and wealth for themselves and their cronies.

    There are vanishingly few MPs who could feasibly be described as working class. As a result it isn't really fair to label them 'class traitors'; the Labour Party stopped being one decades ago. The deletion of Clause 4 merely confirmed it.

    1. I think it's absolutely fair. If you've got the support (financial and often rhetorical) of most unions, you'd better actually support and defend the working class. Workers' parties have always had a bourgeois leadership in the sense that the party machine itself raises the leadership into a class separate from the workers (see Robert Michels's Political Parties, from 1911, on this - a book that makes a very good case for left-communism/syndicalism). This mere fact doesn't excuse the Milipedes, nor does their evident wish to become more like the US democrats. I don't think I'm being unreasonable here.