Friday, 10 September 2010

Dennis Skinner and David Milliband

I did a post a few months ago about how encouraging Dennis Skinner, the Beast of Bolsover was. You can read it here. Someone commented that Dennis had become all mouth and no trousers so to say. I was surprised by such a comment.

Now over at Left Futures it's been highlighted that Dennis has put his weight behind David Milliband for the leader of the Labour Party. There's a report of Dennis justifying his position by saying “the big question is who are the Tories afraid of”.

What a disappointment to discover that a hero from my youth now considers the future for the working man and woman and the left best decided by 'who the Tories are afraid of'. Not about fighting for a better way, not about fighting against injustice and a system that heaps misery after misery upon the worker and the poor. But about 'who the Tories are afraid of'. Methinks Dennis has become parliamentarialised if he thinks this is going to change anything. Time to pocket the fat pension I would suggest.

Oh dear.