"Socialism which means love, cooperation and brotherhood in every department of human affairs, is the only outward expression of a Christian's faith. I am firmly convinced that whether they know it or not, all who approve and accept competition and struggle against each other as the means whereby we gain our daily bread, do indeed betray and make of no effect the will of God. Keep in mind the fact that the Son of Man, the Christ who lived and was executed by the people of His day, was a great leader, and leader of the common people. It was His great message of love and Brotherhood which brought him to his death. Whatever else I may write, the most important and undying truth is that without love all our efforts at building Jerusalem will fail."
The words of George Lansbury, the greatest- and most inspirational- of all 20th century Labour Party leaders.
A very happy- and peaceful- Christmas to all readers of this blog.
And to help you get into a good festive mood, click on the video above to watch a classic clip from the Christmas episode of the 1970s BBCtv series The Good Life.