Old Labour is not back, it never went away
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 08:08

In some quarters it has been suggested that Alistair Darling has laid NuLabour to rest. That is wrong. Old Labour never went away, it just tried to put on an acceptable face but when the going got tough the cracks started to show and we all know what's underneath.

Just like the leopard, Labour can't change its spots and become something that it is not. In case we have forgotten here are some of the things that Labour really stands for . . .

Big government

State control

State micromanagement

Total mistrust of the people

Surveillance

Heavy-handed policing

No choice, just compulsion and coersion

Targets

Rules

Bans and more bans, rules and more rules, fines, orders

Rudyard Kipling summed it all up very well in his poem 'The Law of the Jungle', it starts

Now this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky;

And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back —
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

However, it's the bit that comes of the end that sums up Labour in every way

Now these are the Laws of the Jungle, and many and mighty are they;
But the head and the hoof of the Law and the haunch and the hump is — Obey!

Knowing that turn your mind to some of Labour's flagship policies and proposals and think!



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