Labour party?

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WHAT has happened to the working man’s Labour Party? First Kinnock and Prescott wanted to abolish the House of Lords, when they retired they joined the gravy train and became Lords, in rode Tony Blair and called the party New Labour but we all knew it was the Conservative Party mark 2.

But now Ed Miliband has brought in a Yank to run the Labour Party; will this mean in the next Labour Party conference at Blackpool they will sing I’m a Yanky Doodle Dandy, instead of We’ll Keep the Red Flag Flying High. R.I.P. Nye Bevan and Tony Benn.

Arthur Nicolaas Maesglas Crescent Newport

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2:24pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Realist UK says...

Along with Steven Kinnock and Euan Blair being parachuted into safe labour seats you can safely say Labour, as a party old or new, has completely lost their way. The alternatives aren't any better, Tories will batter the working classes, lib-dems will roll over for the EU state. Plaid just make a lot of noise with no realistic policies. UKIP talk a lot of what the man in the street thinks but do they mean it?
Along with Steven Kinnock and Euan Blair being parachuted into safe labour seats you can safely say Labour, as a party old or new, has completely lost their way. The alternatives aren't any better, Tories will batter the working classes, lib-dems will roll over for the EU state. Plaid just make a lot of noise with no realistic policies. UKIP talk a lot of what the man in the street thinks but do they mean it? Realist UK
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Realist UK wrote:
Along with Steven Kinnock and Euan Blair being parachuted into safe labour seats you can safely say Labour, as a party old or new, has completely lost their way. The alternatives aren't any better, Tories will batter the working classes, lib-dems will roll over for the EU state. Plaid just make a lot of noise with no realistic policies. UKIP talk a lot of what the man in the street thinks but do they mean it?
Yes, the Labour party are happy to bleat on about hereditary power and ignore the irony of the Blairs and Kinnocks setting up a family dynasty of their own.
[quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: Along with Steven Kinnock and Euan Blair being parachuted into safe labour seats you can safely say Labour, as a party old or new, has completely lost their way. The alternatives aren't any better, Tories will batter the working classes, lib-dems will roll over for the EU state. Plaid just make a lot of noise with no realistic policies. UKIP talk a lot of what the man in the street thinks but do they mean it?[/p][/quote]Yes, the Labour party are happy to bleat on about hereditary power and ignore the irony of the Blairs and Kinnocks setting up a family dynasty of their own. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 19

7:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

varteg1 says...

The answer to your question is...it has been hijacked by enough career politicians with no actual working, get your hands dirty experience or background, to render the remaining few old style Labour members, in effect, neutered.
The answer to what to do about it is like trying to prove the existence of a divine creator, fundamentally impossible.
The answer to your question is...it has been hijacked by enough career politicians with no actual working, get your hands dirty experience or background, to render the remaining few old style Labour members, in effect, neutered. The answer to what to do about it is like trying to prove the existence of a divine creator, fundamentally impossible. varteg1
  • Score: 8

8:17pm Fri 25 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

labour delivering for wales lol
labour delivering for wales lol scraptheWAG
  • Score: 9

10:23am Sat 26 Apr 14

coalpicker says...

ALL these comments regarding the labour party and the turn coat socialists
I.e Kinnocks Touhigs and co, can be categorized in one sentence, The working class can kiss my **** I've got the formans job at last .
ALL these comments regarding the labour party and the turn coat socialists I.e Kinnocks Touhigs and co, can be categorized in one sentence, The working class can kiss my **** I've got the formans job at last . coalpicker
  • Score: 4

11:57am Sat 26 Apr 14

Stephen Kinnock says...

Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy.
Stephen Kinnock
Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon Stephen Kinnock
  • Score: -12

12:00pm Sat 26 Apr 14

welshmen says...

British National Parties Policies today are not that dissimilar to old Labour's Policies, but has a few improvements to counter threats from foreigners who wish us harm....
British National Parties Policies today are not that dissimilar to old Labour's Policies, but has a few improvements to counter threats from foreigners who wish us harm.... welshmen
  • Score: -1

1:17pm Sat 26 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Stephen Kinnock wrote:
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy.
Stephen Kinnock
Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
Stephen Kinnock,

Can you answer a few ?, do you believe and support the Mass immigration your Party bestowed on our Country for ten years? do you believe we should still fight wars in Muslim Countries when they are no concern of ours?, would you support the opening of Coal pit's and Steel Works here in Wales? finely can you gain any positives from you wife as to the way her Government treat Islam in her Country and what benefits it could bring to our Country (UK), if different from ours....
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Kinnock[/bold] wrote: Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon[/p][/quote]Stephen Kinnock, Can you answer a few ?, do you believe and support the Mass immigration your Party bestowed on our Country for ten years? do you believe we should still fight wars in Muslim Countries when they are no concern of ours?, would you support the opening of Coal pit's and Steel Works here in Wales? finely can you gain any positives from you wife as to the way her Government treat Islam in her Country and what benefits it could bring to our Country (UK), if different from ours.... welshmen
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Sat 26 Apr 14

coalpicker says...

Stephen Kinnock wrote:
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy.
Stephen Kinnock
Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
I have attended many meetings after Chartism commemoration marches were dad Kinnock spoke of what should be done about the house of lords ,
For his sake I would urge Kinnock the younger not to emulate the old man
and for gods sake keep off beaches ,they are the kiss of death .
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Kinnock[/bold] wrote: Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon[/p][/quote]I have attended many meetings after Chartism commemoration marches were dad Kinnock spoke of what should be done about the house of lords , For his sake I would urge Kinnock the younger not to emulate the old man and for gods sake keep off beaches ,they are the kiss of death . coalpicker
  • Score: 3

4:16pm Sat 26 Apr 14

coalpicker says...

Stephen Kinnock wrote:
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy.
Stephen Kinnock
Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
I have attended many meetings after Chartism commemoration marches were dad Kinnock spoke of what should be done about the house of lords ,
For his sake I would urge Kinnock the younger not to emulate the old man
and for gods sake keep off beaches ,they are the kiss of death .
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Kinnock[/bold] wrote: Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon[/p][/quote]I have attended many meetings after Chartism commemoration marches were dad Kinnock spoke of what should be done about the house of lords , For his sake I would urge Kinnock the younger not to emulate the old man and for gods sake keep off beaches ,they are the kiss of death . coalpicker
  • Score: 3

7:41am Sun 27 Apr 14

indy2012 says...

Stephen Kinnock wrote:
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy.
Stephen Kinnock
Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
And all your expenses paid for by the Labour Party..........you have already joined the gravy train boyo.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Kinnock[/bold] wrote: Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon[/p][/quote]And all your expenses paid for by the Labour Party..........you have already joined the gravy train boyo. indy2012
  • Score: 8

10:15am Sun 27 Apr 14

Realist UK says...

Stephen Kinnock wrote:
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
And so it begins. You already revert to the mantra "I've acted within the rules" before you're even elected. Can't you see Mr Kinnock that you upset many Labour voters in Wales because you already lack a moral compass. You've never been employed in any position which gives you any experience of how the people of Wales think, act or live. You don't even live in this country, so what deluded ideology do you own that you consider gives you the shameless opinion that you are good for the people of Aberavon? People see your whole family as a dynasty, I'd like to think this opinion troubles your father as he was at one time grass roots Labour.
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Kinnock[/bold] wrote: Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon[/p][/quote]And so it begins. You already revert to the mantra "I've acted within the rules" before you're even elected. Can't you see Mr Kinnock that you upset many Labour voters in Wales because you already lack a moral compass. You've never been employed in any position which gives you any experience of how the people of Wales think, act or live. You don't even live in this country, so what deluded ideology do you own that you consider gives you the shameless opinion that you are good for the people of Aberavon? People see your whole family as a dynasty, I'd like to think this opinion troubles your father as he was at one time grass roots Labour. Realist UK
  • Score: 10

10:50am Sun 27 Apr 14

coalpicker says...

Realist UK wrote:
Stephen Kinnock wrote:
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
And so it begins. You already revert to the mantra "I've acted within the rules" before you're even elected. Can't you see Mr Kinnock that you upset many Labour voters in Wales because you already lack a moral compass. You've never been employed in any position which gives you any experience of how the people of Wales think, act or live. You don't even live in this country, so what deluded ideology do you own that you consider gives you the shameless opinion that you are good for the people of Aberavon? People see your whole family as a dynasty, I'd like to think this opinion troubles your father as he was at one time grass roots Labour.
I give you my greatest accolade, I wish I had written your contribution, right
on the money . Aberavon take note.
[quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephen Kinnock[/bold] wrote: Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon[/p][/quote]And so it begins. You already revert to the mantra "I've acted within the rules" before you're even elected. Can't you see Mr Kinnock that you upset many Labour voters in Wales because you already lack a moral compass. You've never been employed in any position which gives you any experience of how the people of Wales think, act or live. You don't even live in this country, so what deluded ideology do you own that you consider gives you the shameless opinion that you are good for the people of Aberavon? People see your whole family as a dynasty, I'd like to think this opinion troubles your father as he was at one time grass roots Labour.[/p][/quote]I give you my greatest accolade, I wish I had written your contribution, right on the money . Aberavon take note. coalpicker
  • Score: 8

10:52am Sun 27 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Stephen Kinnock,

Has your daddy told you not to reply to posters on here? Very diplomatic, if you can't debate on here what's going to happen when you knock some doors and asked the same questions as on here?....
Stephen Kinnock, Has your daddy told you not to reply to posters on here? Very diplomatic, if you can't debate on here what's going to happen when you knock some doors and asked the same questions as on here?.... welshmen
  • Score: 5

1:18pm Sun 27 Apr 14

pwlldu says...

Mr Kinnock Labour has campaigned and been proud of local candidates. But since New Labour that pride has been forgotten.
Mr Kinnock Labour has campaigned and been proud of local candidates. But since New Labour that pride has been forgotten. pwlldu
  • Score: 6

8:56pm Thu 1 May 14

scraptheWAG says...

Stephen Kinnock wrote:
Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy.
Stephen Kinnock
Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon
nice one neil
[quote][p][bold]Stephen Kinnock[/bold] wrote: Mr Nicolaas and others in subsequent comments make the totally inaccurate claim that I was somehow 'parachuted' into the Aberavon selection process. Nothing could be further from the truth. Labour parliamentary selections are contested on the basis of one member one vote. Like all the other candidates in the Aberavon selection, I spent months meeting and speaking with literally hundreds of our members across the Constituency, knocking doors, making 'phone calls, sending out leaflets and engaging in vigorous debate about local, national and global issues. All are welcome to your conspiracy theories, but the fact is that the Aberavon parliamentary selection was proof-positive of the Labour Party's commitment to localism and democracy. Stephen Kinnock Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon[/p][/quote]nice one neil scraptheWAG
  • Score: 0

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