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Re: the corbyn vs smith debate
Aug 05, 2016, 20:25
Rhiannon wrote:
[Owen Smith] keeps going on about 'we need to be in government' but I still don't understand why he thinks he's more able to win a bloody election than the person he disagrees with.

The problem with that statement from Smith is that it almost inevitable finishes with the unspoken "... at any cost". There's certainly more than a hint there that winning power is more important than the principles you might sacrifice to get there.

I would rather we had an effective socialist/progressive opposition trying to move the political consensus back towards the left than an "in government" centre/right watered-down Labour administration which carries on with Thatcher's programme as Blair did.
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