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At last, we see Ed in his true colours, waving the red flag
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | sept 23rd 2013 | Boris Johnson (Mayor of London)

Posted on 09/23/2013 4:20:39 AM PDT by Mount Athos

So now we know what he wants to do with the country. It’s “socialism”, folks! For years now, Ed Miliband has been studiously blank about his intentions.

And now, in an incautious admission, he has reminded us of his core beliefs – as the proud son of a Marxist academic. He wants to restore socialism to Britain. In spite of everything, the mission of Labour under Ed Miliband is to revive a political belief system that brought Britain to its knees, that blighted the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, that was responsible for untold murders and abuses of human rights, and that in the past 30 years has been decisively rejected across the planet in favour of liberty, free enterprise and market economics – a rival system that has lifted and is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and servitude.

And that is the problem with socialism. It has always involved the use of revolting means to pursue an unattainable end. It has seen the rights and liberties of individuals trampled in the name of a collective good.

In the name of equality – Labour politicians launched a war against the grammar schools and indeed against the whole competitive ethos in education. How is a dose of socialism going to help us improve our schools, or reform the welfare state, or get a better deal from the European Union? The most important political fact since the crash of 2008 is the complete failure of the Left to provide any realistic alternative to the free market economics that have been adopted across the developing world, and that have seen a huge rise in living standards for billions.

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1 posted on 09/23/2013 4:20:39 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

In the UK at least political opposition can use the word socialist. Note who the author is


2 posted on 09/23/2013 4:26:21 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: mosesdapoet

I clicked the link thinking it would be about Special Ed Schultz of MSDNC fame.


3 posted on 09/23/2013 4:47:53 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U
either one "knows nothing"... to quote the Sergeant.

4 posted on 09/23/2013 4:55:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Mount Athos

...and will return England to its food desert status that they’ve overcome in recent yeas.


5 posted on 09/23/2013 5:24:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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