Re: [OPE] Is Larry Elliott right?

From: danyaf <>
Date: Fri Sep 12 2008 - 12:01:24 EDT

Elliott and others are calling for the reforming of British imperialism and
unfortunately express the illusions of most of the British left, which
refuses to break totally and unequivocally with the Labour Party. New
labour leaders and other political elites in Britain are the 'supine
agents' of the City (Hywell Williams) - so I agree with Ian Wright. What he
might not recognise is that the Labour Party has always served the
interests of British imperialism throughout its long and appalling history.

Re New labour and the British left and the City and financial capitalism
etc - can I remind you of my article Britain: Parasitic and decaying

David Yaffe

At 15:10 10/09/2008 -0700, you wrote:
>I think Mr. Elliott is living in the past. Neither the Democratic party
>or New Labour can be described as parties of the left. Concepts of left
>vs. right no longer make sense when analyzing the behavior of these
>kinds of parties. For example, Gordon Brown is not a social democrat and
>New Labour is no longer reformist. It represents the financial
>aristocracy. So Brown is not being "dumb" -- he's not going to attack
>the interests he represents.
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