Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Scargill Labour Party broadcast

Did you see this on BBC1 TV at 6.55? If not, you can see it here.
What a laugh, with Ricky Tomlinson blaming all the problems of capitalism on membership of the EU as if non-EU countries haven't been affected by the same problems. Withdraw from the EU and everything will be rosy in the garden! The good news is that there is no danger of their message being confused with ours. The bad news is that because they misuse the word "socialist" some people might confuse what we stand for -- a world of common ownership, democratic control, and production for use not profit -- with the petty Little England nationalism they spew out.
People like these calling themselves "socialists" is a cross we have to bear.


Darren said...

Just spotted the following endorsement:

Anonymous said...

During the summer of 2007 I met Ricky Tomlinson at the Robert Tressell day held every year at hasting (Muggsbourough). He was the celebrerty speaker who gave the last talk of the event, he went on at lenth about what agreat fellow Robert Tressell was and what a great book the Ragged Trouserd Philanthropist is without giving the impression that he understood what Tressell or the book was about.
Just before he rushed off to catch his train I managed to say hello and ask what was his position on the abolition of the wages system? All I got in reply was a blank look of incomprehesion and "I realy don't get into the details of it much, nice to meet you I have to leave now to catch my train" and off he went.
Socialist, my arse.

Danny SPGB