‘Repair Blairite damage to the British Labour party’

This video from Britain says about itself:

On Tuesday 4 October 1994, Tony Blair used his leader’s speech to announce the revision of Clause IV. Towards the end of BBC Two’s live coverage, Sheena McDonald asked two backbench Labour MPs for their reaction: Denis MacShane (Rotherham) and Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North).

Blairite warmonger Denis MacShane ended up being expelled from the Labour party in disgrace and going to prison for expenses fraud. Jeremy Corbyn ended up being elected Labour party leader.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Labour Party: Ken Loach backs restoration of Clause 4

FILM-MAKER Ken Loach has lent his voice in support of a campaign to restore Labour’s commitment to end capitalism.

The campaign wants to restore Clause 4 to Labour’s constitution. The principle was adopted in 1918 but ditched by Tony Blair in 1995 to suit his New Labour aims.

Labour 4 Clause 4 believes that the party has been transformed under Jeremy Corbyn‘s leadership and it is time to “bring back bold socialist policies”, meaning “a fundamental and irreversible shift in the balance of wealth and power in favour of working people and their families.”

The campaign supports nationalisation of key profitable sectors such as utilities and railways and wants nationalised industries run under workers’ control and management.

The campaign says: “We must learn the lessons of past Labour governments. You cannot plan what you do not control. And you do not control what you do not own.”

Campaign supporters include Labour MPs, among them veteran Dennis Skinner, and trade unionists.

Labour’s right wing: here. And here.


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