- May 17, 2006
don't get me started on new labour
Not as if 'old labour' was much better - IMF bailout in 1976 followed by departure in 1979 after the winter of discontent with the economy in a pretty bad state.
The whole concept of a 'labour' party is an anachronism in modern Britain.
Labour should have fractured properly back in the eighties with the Social Democrats prevailing and rump Labour gone by now. If that had happened I think that the conservatives wouldn't have lasted past 1992.
Instead the SDP faltered and 'new' Labour manifested itself after the failure of 1992.