Saturday, September 23, 2006

The best possible tribute to Harold Wilson

Tony Blair today paid a warm tribute to the late Harold Wilson as he unveiled a new statue of the former Labour leader. But instead of mere words Tony, why don't you follow some of Wilson's policies? Such as the refusal to be Washington's poodle and commit British forces to disastrous military adventures. Or the extension of public ownership. Back in the 60s and 70s, Harold Wilson was criticised by many on the left for being too conservative. Compared to Tory Blair, he now looks positively revolutionary.

1 comment:

grapesofplenty said...

It's true that compared to what came later Wilson looks fairly left-wing, but don't forget that he effectively kyboshed Labour's manifesto commitments for a massive increase in public ownership by moving Tony Benn from Trade and Industry in 1975.