Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Do 'left' and 'right' have any meaning?

In yesterday's Guardian, both Toynbee and Monbiot attack the econo-tards and corporate whores who make up the Labour government, selling us out to help the stinking rich, well, get richer. Quite timely given that Alistair Darling will be presenting his budget today.

Over on Curly's blog recently Labour councillor Iain Malcolm rated the Labour party as 'centre-left'. Given that not even Thatcher sold off the NHS (and the post offices), perhaps 'centre-left' has bizarrely shifted to the right of Thatcherism.


Michael said...

Using Malcolm's logic, Pinochet was a Socialist and Alistair Darling has just presented the greenest budget ever.

One or neither of those facts is true.

PETER SHAW said...

I. Malcolm ~ Pinochet ~ Socialist ~ My god, words in a sentence I’d never thought I’d see!