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Published on September 16th, 2011 | by Joe Hinds
Image © [caption id="attachment_3651" align="alignleft" width="166" caption="Ed Miliband at the COP15 Conference. Blue Labour? © Crown"][/caption] The recent news that Ed Miliband, as Labour leader, will once again refuse to back the next round of strike action planned for November 30th will come as no great shock to the majority of us but it does serve to remind us about the current state of our political foundations and the evident lack of choice that we, as the electorate, are faced with. Ever since the early days of Blair and those declarations of a 'New Labour' and the 'Third Way' there has been an ever increasing lack of depth to our politics as the major parties of our country all strive to move closer to that praised centre-ground in the desperate hope of gaining a few more precious votes from whoever they can and the outcome has left us in a dire situation. The challenge to differentiate between Labour, The Conservatives and The Liberal Democrats is tougher than its ever been. It is a disappointing day when the man so often heckled as 'Red Ed' refuses to back what could potentially be the largest day of industrial strike action the country has seen since the General Strike of 1926, as up to 3 million public sector workers are expected to take part, but that is the situation that we now face in the UK. Little hope is being offered from elsewhere as the Liberal Democrats continue to work with the Conservatives in government whilst Nick Clegg and some of his 'dubious' decisions have already done their best discredit the party with their previous supporters. Until our political parties and their leaders are willing to take an ideological stance to politics rather than this current pragmatic approach in which decisions are made merely on the merit of potentially gaining a few more votes, little will be done in dragging us out of this dire political position that we are faced with and the electorate's disillusionment will continue as we are offered a stark lack of choice come election day. It may be time for Ed to re-read some of his father's works if this situation is to get better.

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Where’s The Choice?

Ed Miliband at the COP15 Conference. Blue Labour? © Crown

The recent news that Ed Miliband, as Labour leader, will once again refuse to back the next round of strike action planned for November 30th will come as no great shock to the majority of us but it does serve to remind us about the current state of our political foundations and the evident lack of choice that we, as the electorate, are faced with.

Ever since the early days of Blair and those declarations of a ‘New Labour’ and the ‘Third Way’ there has been an ever increasing lack of depth to our politics as the major parties of our country all strive to move closer to that praised centre-ground in the desperate hope of gaining a few more precious votes from whoever they can and the outcome has left us in a dire situation. The challenge to differentiate between Labour, The Conservatives and The Liberal Democrats is tougher than its ever been.

It is a disappointing day when the man so often heckled as ‘Red Ed’ refuses to back what could potentially be the largest day of industrial strike action the country has seen since the General Strike of 1926, as up to 3 million public sector workers are expected to take part, but that is the situation that we now face in the UK. Little hope is being offered from elsewhere as the Liberal Democrats continue to work with the Conservatives in government whilst Nick Clegg and some of his ‘dubious’ decisions have already done their best discredit the party with their previous supporters. Until our political parties and their leaders are willing to take an ideological stance to politics rather than this current pragmatic approach in which decisions are made merely on the merit of potentially gaining a few more votes, little will be done in dragging us out of this dire political position that we are faced with and the electorate’s disillusionment will continue as we are offered a stark lack of choice come election day. It may be time for Ed to re-read some of his father’s works if this situation is to get better.

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