Susie "Pip" Stewart’s film for the Facebook Page United against the Tories, which outlines the achievements of the Labour Government of 1945-1951 contrasted with the horrors of Thatcher’s and Major’s Tories of 1979-1997, then contrasts the Blair/Brown Labour government with the present neoconservative/neoliberal Tory/Lib-Dem coalition.
Well done Susie even though, despite some useful legislation by Blair’s government, it overlooks his adoration of Thatcher and his destruction of democracy within the Labour Party, leaving it owned by the Parliamentary Party and so guaranteeing that the only candidates who can be selected in the future are careerist opportunists like Blair himself. Of course the other thing Blair did was wrap up the Labour Party as a socialist Party by getting rid of Clause 4, leaving the ghost of a wish for socialism in its place, not that it could have been relevant when the rule changes made it nigh on impossible for socialists to be selected as candidates.
Despite those rather important things, this video is a passionate cry for the British people to get rid of the Coalition, and the implication for Labour of its post war history, notably Clement Attlee’s remarkable 1945-51 Labour Government that gave us everything that made post war life in Britain distinctive and worth living in. All of it is now being systematically demolished by the Tories and their Lib-Dem poodles, so the message to people is to make sure the Tories are not elected in 2015, and to Labour that their model ought not to be Thatcher or Cameron but Clement Attlee and the excellent set of Labour ministers who did so much to renovate Britain according to a socialistic pattern in only six years.