Tony Blair backs the Independent Group as he says 'truly mind-boggling' Labour has been taken by populists
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The former PM said the breakaway Labour group are part of a ‘fightback’ and called on moderates to ’embrace the spirit of insurgency’
Ex-prime minister Tony Blair has praised the politics of the new Independent Group of MPs, as he declared the Labour Party he once led is “in thrall” to left-wing populists.
In contrast, he cited the breakaway group of ex-Labour MPs as part of a “fightback”, calling on other supporters of moderate politics to “embrace the spirit of insurgency”, adding “the struggle can be won”.
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Mr Blair’s call to arms comes soon after nine MPs quit Labour, with more said to be considering following and deputy leader Tom Watson creating a new social democrat counterweight to Mr Corbyn’s left wing within the parliamentary party.
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The Independent Group, which now also has three former Conservative MPs, had its first formal meeting on Monday having laid claim to the centre ground of British politics.
Speaking in Washington DC, Mr Blair lamented the demise of moderate politics, saying the word “centrist” is now used as an insult.
That is because Blair is an example of third way gone wrong.
Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba
Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC
March 1, 2019 at 1:16 AM #31148HassleCatParticipant
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What good is centrism? Cooperation with the Tories has created the Brexit mess. The Germans wouldn’t have bothered bombing London in WW2 if they knew the Brits would bomb themselves as they’re doing now.
March 1, 2019 at 4:07 AM #31193ArtfromArkParticipant
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So warmongering Tony B-liar is a “centrist”? LOL
“There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)
March 1, 2019 at 6:09 AM #31218PunxsutawneyModerator
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What has this “Virtuous” centrism gotten anyone in the bottom 99% the last 20 years? Less than nothing would be my answer. But I’m sure it works for you and the wealth you work for.
In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.
Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.
“People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c
March 1, 2019 at 6:24 AM #31221SatanParticipant
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“Centrism”, as defined by my Former Employer in the Scriptures…..
So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
– Revelation 3:16
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
March 27, 2019 at 5:27 PM #45032salemcourtParticipant
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He was Bush’s poodle! What do you expect?
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