Well I promised myself not to write anything about the Labour leadership election on what is tonight the eve of that coronation. But I just can’t resist the temptation, and I am an evil little bustard, sorry, but it’s true.
I think we are looking at Mr Ed taking on the rains, and no doubt will start talking a load of horse, as in fact he has been doing throughout the contest, which is a real joke.
Whoever wins from the slate of five candidates will be an advocate of the pro-market big business agenda pursued under the previous leaderships of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
None of them is opposing the austerity measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund and being implemented by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition. They all agree that in some form or other these cuts have to be made and would do so if they were in power. The only disagreement some of them have is the method and speed with which they are imposed.
The full effects of the coalition’s first budget containing £11 billion in cuts are yet to be felt. They have been deliberately introduced in a staggered, piecemeal fashion in an attempt to divide the working class’s response. On October 20, the second round of £4 billion in cuts will be introduced just as the initial cuts make their full impact felt. There are widespread fears within ruling circles that this will unleash a mass movement in opposition, but one thing is for sure, don’t expect whoever is made king of the Labour Party to come out fighting, there only concern is as ever to get elected and run capitalism.