An Unnecessary Role

embracing false choices

When you put it like that…

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I’m agnostic on the question of Blue Labour. I am, however, pretty much decided on the question of whether Maurice Glasman is a fraudulent pseud:

Prosperity and solidarity are allies. So, the Italian left needs to tell a story that repents of a cruel and procedural modernism, in architecture and art, as well as politics, and tell a decentralised story of association, of cultural durability, of family life and democratic resistance to emperors, popes and tyrants. Of a love of the land and the coastline, of fungi porcini and hunting, of clean toilets and dirty politics.

I wish I knew more about the social democratic traditions of Europe. I suspect they would be a valuable source of ideas. I respect people like James Purnell, Tessa Jowell and Hazel Blears who Glasman counts as fellow travellers. But I am unable to take political or moral advice from a man who counts the current and previous Popes amongst his greatest influences.


Written by samelliot

June 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Posted in Labour

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  1. […] thinkers and commentators seek to actively redefine the party as a conservative force under the dubious guise of Blue […]

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