from one of the articles in Kevin Higgins's book.“To be blunt, despite everything, give me Seanie Fitzpatrick any day, if the only alternative is a one party dictatorship led by someone like Kevin McLoughlin, the real leader of the Socialist Party for which genial Joe Higgins is a mere front man, or Kieran Allen, chief guru and hatchet wielder of the Socialist Workers Party.”
Are yu seriously claiming that Tatcher fixed Britian? When Tatcher came inmto power there was privatisation of the railwayus which lead to the railways system being one of the worst in the world. The amount o coal pits that she closed resulted in a huge amount of unemployment at the time which was the start of the collapse of jobs for the work force. Undert Tatcher there was an unemployment rate of around 7% compared to a figure of around 1.5% in the sixties. She made a balls up of providing jobs whcih should underpin the primary efforts of any government . You failed there with that point or is Tatchers successes subjective?
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Creation of chav class.
What a triumph....
What makes you certain of that? It was not the case in hunter gatherer society, which accounts for most of the existence of the human species. If it was not the case then, it can't be "human nature" that accounts for exploitative elites.
Interesting thread. I dont know that fear is the right explanation for why people dont look to the hard-left for leadership. I would say the main reason is scepticism about their ideas, their.vague programmes and failure to specify what they stand for rather than what they're against.
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'Our goal is to conquer state power for the Irish working class'
Pat Rabitte, 1987
"Can I ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for: a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side?"
Michael Noonan, November 2010
As has been said never before has there been a more compelling backdrop for the what they are against.
The fact that they don't make a compelling and coherent argument for what they are for often leaves the impression that they know what they are for but wont come out and say it.
And that can create suspicion, unease and possibly fear.
Historically, people en masse have gone for the hard left when they have little or nothing to lose by leaving the present system, and when the left has been very well organised and has presented as serious and practical programme.