19th August 2010 at 11:05
With the question of who is Diane, I think it is important to remember that we are faced with tactics.
It was correct, for instance, to vote for Livingstone as Mayor, though he supported the bombing of Yugoslavia. I believe a few other criticisms could be made of him. But in my opinion, we should support him next time round. In part, this is because he has the ability and a certain public interest at heart. In part, because this is because he is known and trusted far and wide in the Labour masses. In part also as a means to oppose the right wing of course.
So with Diane, many factors must be taken into account, even though she goes along with 50% cuts. She does this because she does not see beyond the system. She does not analyse Venezuela, although Venezuela is a vivid example showing how to get out of the capitalist system. Hence Diane is trapped within the orthodoxies of capitalism; and within these orthodoxies as she sees them, cuts have to be made, and the books have to be balanced. [continue/comment...]
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