Ed Miliband, the NHS, and the lurch back towards Blairism By John Lister

13 February 2014 — OurNHS

Ed Miliband’s Hugo Young lecture this week represents a giant step back to Blairism, and an extended statement of Labour’s failure to get the message.

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Who is Ed Miliband talking to? Who does he want to impress?

Delivering a 6,000 word Hugo Young lecture this week, Miliband calls for “a new culture in our public services”. But in setting out what he grandly describes as his “mission” he manages to answer questions almost nobody is asking. And he evades the real issues that concern and frustrate Labour’s core supporters.

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Death of Margaret Thatcher Reopens the Debate Over Her Cruel Legacy By Roger Annis

15 April 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 805

The death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on April 8 has renewed an intense political debate in Britain and internationally over her legacy. For her ruling class sycophants, Thatcher was a heroine, “one of the greatest” prime ministers Britain ever had. While she is falsely credited with lifting Britain out of a lasting economic slump during the 1970s, she did succeed in imposing a drastic and lasting shift in the balance of social and economic wealth between rich and poor, very much to the detriment of the latter. She was prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

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Marxist, Atheist, Jewish, Zionist and Prime Minister (wannabe)

9 March 2013 — Gilad Atzmon

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Haaretz reported today that  “Britain‘s next Jewish prime minister says he is a Zionist” how surprising. His brother David, was listed by an Israeli official website  as an ‘Israeli propaganda (Hasbarah) Author’.  Reading Haaretz today confirms that ‘Red Ed‘ changed his mind, he is now  ‘Blue & White’. a genuine Zionist Jew. I guess that  the British Labour [Party] is,  once again, an Israeli occupied territory.

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Britain: Labour promotes anti-immigrant chauvinism By Jordan Shilton

12 January 2013 — WSWS

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has intensified his party’s promotion of anti-immigrant chauvinism. In two speeches now, Miliband has decried what he terms are uncontrolled levels of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>immigration, while advocating a strengthening of national identity.

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UK Public Sector Strike Newslinks 29-30 November 2011: 2 million strike

30 November 2011 — williambowles.info

30 November 2011
Strikers Show The Tories Who’s Boss: 2 Million Out To Save Their Pensions
Morning Star Today at 17:32
Tory attempts to belittle public-sector industrial action rang pathetically hollow today as millions of workers joined the fight against government-imposed pension cuts.

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Phone-hacking scandal gets closer to Cameron — RT

20 July 2011 — RT

British Prime Minister David Cameron has had to defend himself over his close connections to the embattled Rupert Murdoch media empire before MPs, as he answered tough questions during Wednesday’s session in the House of Commons.

Addressing the house about the phone hacking scandal, Cameron defended his former employee Andy Coulson, saying he should be considered ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ But if Coulson has lied, Cameron said, he should be prosecuted.

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Phone-hacking scandal gets closer to Cameron — RT

20 July 2011 — RT

British Prime Minister David Cameron has had to defend himself over his close connections to the embattled Rupert Murdoch media empire before MPs, as he answered tough questions during Wednesday’s session in the House of Commons.

Addressing the house about the phone hacking scandal, Cameron defended his former employee Andy Coulson, saying he should be considered ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ But if Coulson has lied, Cameron said, he should be prosecuted.

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The Fourth Estate is bankrupt By William Bowles

12 July 2011

From the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth imperialism was the dominant national ideology, transcending class and party divisions. Britain was saturated in the ethos and attitudes of empire. They infused plays and books and, later, films. They informed school textbooks. They inspired paintings, prints and engravings. They filled newspapers and magazines. They figured in advertisements and packaging. The impact was arguably greater than that of any previous dominant ideology because its pre-eminence coincided with the rise of the mass market and the mass media. — ‘Imperialism and juvenile literature’ edited By Jeffrey Richards. Manchester University Press, 1989

So what’s changed? Not much really. Today of course, the ideology of imperial expansion now masks itself as ‘humanitarian intervention’ or ‘democracy-building’.

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