Sunday, 28 August 2016

The Labour Party

Well its like a circus at the moment with the goings on with the Labour Party!

Currently they are in the middle of the election campaign for the leadership of the party.

Both candidates claim to be the answer that the Labour need and both have apparent plans to save this country, although I am not sure the UK is in such a desperate condition.

I travel a lot and meet hundreds of people every week in connection with my work.

Previously when we were in the midst of recession or the financial crisis, in conversation with people I would hear news of how others were finding it hard and a struggle. That was no surprise and it at times it was sad to hear their situations being in dire straights.

But for the last 5 or 6y years I have not heard any such stories or words of distress from people.

Quite the opposite with people and families having their annual holiday and enjoying life.

The reason I mention this is because when we hear the Labour party speak and even the Unions as well, they always talk of the country being in a bad way and people suffering because of the current government.

It is not a message that I hear week by week. Yes of course they are those who sadly are finding it difficult to make ends meet and I do not of one minute detract from their situation.

But on the whole, the UK is doing OK, in fact it is doing so well that many many people from outside the Uk are constantly coming to find work. But thats another story.

The point here is the current leadership campaign that is taking place.

Labour are on a sticky wicket and they know it but refuse to admit it to the media or in public.

The party is now finding itself split between the 2 candidates.

One is clearly left wing and very socialist in his policies etc etc

And the other is the New Labour that is more centre ground and progressive

Which one is right and which one is wrong?

That is the problem! Both are right.

How do Labour choose between them?

Well that is going to be based on individual voters who will know if they are left wing or not.

It is going to be very interesting to see how this pans out.

The danger is that the Labour Party could end up splitting and that would be very messy indeed!

Bish Bang Bong!

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