How sweet. Labour have nearly bankrupted themselves by;
(a)charging ludicrously cheap membership fees to convince themselves that people still want to join them after the state they left the country in; and
(b) spending all that money (really, over £650 billion a year on Public Services to implement a mediocracy?!)
As a result, they have attempted to market their severe lack of funds as a "Policy Forum"
This apparently is a way to discuss with party members the policies Labour should be promoting. That is, if they have any.
Judging by the comments I have seen on Labour Leaflets recently, they don't.
So what do Labour represent?
A lot of soundbites have been played today of Labour members complaining about their leadership campaign being about white, middleclass men from Oxbridge.
So if Labour are no longer Blairites, foolhardy opportunists singing to a tune of war and lowest common denominator service delivery, what are they?
Brownites are pretty dead in the water (although I think I liked them best)
So are we left with true socialism? The ragged trousered philosophers in their blue collar jobs?
Nope. Labour appears to be an uninspired, acrimonious bunch of moaners. Led by a man who conived his way to leader by leveraging union contacts, then stabbed them in the back when he got a chance.
And to top it all, they are so lacking in integrity that they have sunk so low as to make stories up when the impetus takes them.
Labour appear have a coordinated national campaign to badmouth and effectively libel the Coalition. Which screams of a mature "name calling" response when they are licking their wounds.
Not only do I find their leaflets despicable (coming from a true blue county, I've had very little interaction with Labour Leaflets, that and the fact that "socialist" is a swearword around here), but I feel so angry at their relentless negative campaigning that is casting spurious, illogical and nefarious comments, I feel it necessary to point out a few untruths.
Now, I am sure I will be accused by the red tweeps and bloggers of simply returning the favour, but sometimes, one has to stand up for what they believe in.
A list of lies
#1 Libraries are closing nationwide
True the media have played a part in this. But in some areas, councils have retained all library services, AND, shock horror, EXTENDED the hours!
#2 People employed in the public sector are all losing their jobs
As a Union rep, I've attended many redundancy consultations, but I have yet to see any public sector institution make more than 10% redundancies in 2011.
#3 NHS Privatisation
Oh for goodness sake. The statement it's self is an oxymoron.
I could go on. But my ultimate point is please, please check the facts before you believe any of this nonsense!