In this latest blog I will look at the Labour party leadership contest between Liz Nandy,Rebecca Long Bailey and Sir Keith Starmer. The result being announced on the 4/4/2020. To be perfectly honest the contest is to say the least a very sorry spectacle. All three candidates strike me as light weight with little deep principles.

Liz Nandy is the candidate of the right wing. Her main plank appears to be attacking ‘anti semitism’ in the Labour party. EG,people who criticize Israel,s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

Rebecca Long Bailey the candidate of the ‘left’ wing of the Labour party seems a non entity to me. A former commercial lawyer she seems to be moving rapidly to the right. Her statement in defence of zionism and her lack of criticism of Israel,s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is outrageous.

We now turn to the real deal. The candidate who according to the opinion polls of Labour party members will be the landslide winner of the leadership poll. Sir Keith Starmer. He is an establishment figure through and through. The former director of public prosecutions. Interestingly a former member of the Trilateral Commission the secretive globalist group. He recently made an astonishing statement on the Julian Assange which should make people very worried. He said that the one sided extradition treaty between the UK and the USA is ‘very good’ and the courts should be allowed to get on with their job in the Julian Assange case. This is a very worrying statement.

Mr Starmer who is the member of parliament for Holborn and St Pancras was one of the main architects behind Labour,s disastrous brexit policy of a second referendum. Which led to massive Labour losses in the working class seats in the Midlands and North of England. He is being supported by former Labour ‘lefts’ who are moving rapidly to the right like Paul Mason.

To be honest I do not think that Boris Johnson has much to fear from any of the three candidates. They all appear to be lightweights with no deep principles.

I give myself a pat on the back for not joining the Labour party when Corbyn took over. I left the Labour party in 1994. I saw most of Tony Benn,s supporters move to the right and become Blairites. This same thing is now happening with Momentum and Corbyn supporters.

We need to build an alternative socialist to the Labour party very urgently. George Galloways recently formed Workers party of Britain is a welcome development. The socialist Labour Party which I am a member of has much merit.

For those of us who are socialists. The task of building a new socialist political movement in Britain is very urgent.

Best wishes to all for the future.


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