Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Another little chunk of inspiration from Euston

In another step forward for the blinding re-foundation of the left that is the Euston Manifesto group, they've launched an initiative called "Social Democratic Futures", which is going to be "a vehicle for new left thinking" according to the preamble by ex-AWL/SWP Euston guru, Alan Johnson.

In a sign of things to come, things are kicked off with a rip-roaring article by that radical firebrand James Purnell, Minister of State for Pensions, proclaiming that "Choice and competition can help create self-reforming public services and secure traditional social-democratic values". Well, be still my throbbing loins...

What marvellous political thinkers can we look forward to next, contributing to this new dawn? Kenneth Clarke perhaps? Actually on second thoughts no, he was opposed to the Iraq war. Michael Gove, maybe? Margaret Beckett? David Miliband?

Only time will tell. Watch this space for more exciting developments.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Brynley said...

Self-reforming services? I like it. Leaves you free to enjoy life, while public services just get better and better.

It's time to return the Euston organisation to the corporate sector where it belongs.

8:12 AM  
Blogger voltaires_priest said...

My thoughts exactly, Brynley.

What I don't get, is why some others on the left still delude themselves that this group has any vesitigal alignment with the "left" at all.

8:35 AM  

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