Kinnock apology

I BELIEVE that the former Labour leader and father of New Labour Neil Kinnock should also apologise to the miners.

Back in 2009 he accused Arthur Scargill of “suicidal vanity” and said that his leadership of the miners’ strike was a “gift” to the then prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Arthur Scargill thought the roles played by Neil Kinnock, the Labour movement and Margaret Thatcher led to the failure of the Miners Strike.

At that time Neil Kinnock and the Labour Party had no control over the unions, Labour spent the unions’ donations but long to break the unions’ stranglehold over the party.

The miners’ strike was a perfect chance for Labour to take control. If the Tories could defeat the biggest union within the Labour ranks, which they did, Neil Kinnock then could start the ball rolling for reforming the Labour party and the unions hold on the Labour Party.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed

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7:26pm Fri 7 Feb 14

welshmen says...

Would that be Mr N Kinnock the Millionaire and his Millionaire wife Mrs G Kinnock....they didn't lose over the miners strike....
Would that be Mr N Kinnock the Millionaire and his Millionaire wife Mrs G Kinnock....they didn't lose over the miners strike.... welshmen

8:49pm Fri 7 Feb 14

pwlldu says...

Yes the same anti European and anti lords Kinnock, now lord Kinnock who made a good living in Europe.
Yes the same anti European and anti lords Kinnock, now lord Kinnock who made a good living in Europe. pwlldu

2:22am Sat 8 Feb 14

gathin says...

All the Kinnocks are on the gravy-train and their children have never worked a day in their lives as they don't have to.
Easy life for a few.
All the Kinnocks are on the gravy-train and their children have never worked a day in their lives as they don't have to. Easy life for a few. gathin

8:27am Sat 8 Feb 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day.
Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day. Llanmartinangel

11:28am Sat 8 Feb 14

On the inside says...

The tory vermin are exercised today eh! Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, the **** is buried.
The tory vermin are exercised today eh! Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, the **** is buried. On the inside

12:53pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Llanmartinangel says...

On the inside wrote:
The tory vermin are exercised today eh! Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, the **** is buried.
A question then: If Tories are 'vermin', what adjective would you give to Ron (Clapham Common) Davies, Keith (London landlord) Vaz, Peter (dodgy loans) Mandleson, Bob not-so Bright, Margaret (dry rot) Moran, Gordon (bully) Brown etc.?
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: The tory vermin are exercised today eh! Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, the **** is buried.[/p][/quote]A question then: If Tories are 'vermin', what adjective would you give to Ron (Clapham Common) Davies, Keith (London landlord) Vaz, Peter (dodgy loans) Mandleson, Bob not-so Bright, Margaret (dry rot) Moran, Gordon (bully) Brown etc.? Llanmartinangel

1:19pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Stevenboy says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day.
That's true isn't it. Climbing the greasy pole in the Labour Party is the only legal way low class people with even lower intellects can ever hope to ride in the back of a limo and get a seven figure bank balance. Well, that and being a union leader.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day.[/p][/quote]That's true isn't it. Climbing the greasy pole in the Labour Party is the only legal way low class people with even lower intellects can ever hope to ride in the back of a limo and get a seven figure bank balance. Well, that and being a union leader. Stevenboy

3:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

pwlldu says...

The only way a poor miner could leave the coal face was to join the Labour party and get a transfer to above ground.
The only way a poor miner could leave the coal face was to join the Labour party and get a transfer to above ground. pwlldu

10:06pm Mon 10 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

labour working class that makes me laugh i think old blair now owns seven houses including a mansion in london i bet those who voted labour feel stupid now
labour working class that makes me laugh i think old blair now owns seven houses including a mansion in london i bet those who voted labour feel stupid now scraptheWAG

10:43am Tue 11 Feb 14

endthelies says...

Stevenboy wrote:
Llanmartinangel wrote:
Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day.
That's true isn't it. Climbing the greasy pole in the Labour Party is the only legal way low class people with even lower intellects can ever hope to ride in the back of a limo and get a seven figure bank balance. Well, that and being a union leader.
'Low class with even lower intellect' Stevenboy. What a lovely charmer you are. Such intelligence you have that you are maybe disproving the very point you made. :)
[quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day.[/p][/quote]That's true isn't it. Climbing the greasy pole in the Labour Party is the only legal way low class people with even lower intellects can ever hope to ride in the back of a limo and get a seven figure bank balance. Well, that and being a union leader.[/p][/quote]'Low class with even lower intellect' Stevenboy. What a lovely charmer you are. Such intelligence you have that you are maybe disproving the very point you made. :) endthelies

1:20pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Llanmartinangel says...

endthelies wrote:
Stevenboy wrote:
Llanmartinangel wrote:
Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day.
That's true isn't it. Climbing the greasy pole in the Labour Party is the only legal way low class people with even lower intellects can ever hope to ride in the back of a limo and get a seven figure bank balance. Well, that and being a union leader.
'Low class with even lower intellect' Stevenboy. What a lovely charmer you are. Such intelligence you have that you are maybe disproving the very point you made. :)
Are you telling us Ron Davies could have risen any other way?
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: Yes the list of Socialists making their fortune from the votes of the gullible gets longer every day.[/p][/quote]That's true isn't it. Climbing the greasy pole in the Labour Party is the only legal way low class people with even lower intellects can ever hope to ride in the back of a limo and get a seven figure bank balance. Well, that and being a union leader.[/p][/quote]'Low class with even lower intellect' Stevenboy. What a lovely charmer you are. Such intelligence you have that you are maybe disproving the very point you made. :)[/p][/quote]Are you telling us Ron Davies could have risen any other way? Llanmartinangel

3:15pm Tue 11 Feb 14

endthelies says...

I'm sure that Aneurin Bevan was working class , or low class with low intelligence as stevenboy would put it. Ignorance is a terrible thing, thats the only point I wanted to make. I'll let the rest of you get on with your name calling now ok.xx
I'm sure that Aneurin Bevan was working class , or low class with low intelligence as stevenboy would put it. Ignorance is a terrible thing, thats the only point I wanted to make. I'll let the rest of you get on with your name calling now ok.xx endthelies

8:34am Wed 12 Feb 14

Stevenboy says...

endthelies wrote:
I'm sure that Aneurin Bevan was working class , or low class with low intelligence as stevenboy would put it. Ignorance is a terrible thing, thats the only point I wanted to make. I'll let the rest of you get on with your name calling now ok.xx
Bevan was more than half a century ago. I was thinking more of two Jags (two jabs) Prescott. A bigger example of an imbecile in a (two) limos it would be hard to find.
[quote][p][bold]endthelies[/bold] wrote: I'm sure that Aneurin Bevan was working class , or low class with low intelligence as stevenboy would put it. Ignorance is a terrible thing, thats the only point I wanted to make. I'll let the rest of you get on with your name calling now ok.xx[/p][/quote]Bevan was more than half a century ago. I was thinking more of two Jags (two jabs) Prescott. A bigger example of an imbecile in a (two) limos it would be hard to find. Stevenboy

10:38pm Fri 14 Feb 14

pwlldu says...

We can't all be privlage school boys who rise in the Tory ranks who then turncost to UKIP. Now the same seem to be within the Labour Party.
We can't all be privlage school boys who rise in the Tory ranks who then turncost to UKIP. Now the same seem to be within the Labour Party. pwlldu

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