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1974 All Over Again

John Rentoul

1974 300x168 1974 All Over AgainA friend who is 10 years older than me, who was active in the Labour Party in the 1970s (I joined in 1981), urges me to remember 1974:

what happens when a Labour Party consisting of former ministers who have learnt nothing and forgotten nothing come to power after a Tory interlude government which after a strong, interesting start just froze up.

No wonder David Miliband has gone. The 1974-79 Labour government was not the left’s finest hour.

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  • reformist lickspittle

    Rentoul was actually a leftie back then, mind. Some of us with long memories recall what he used to write in the Staggers back in the 1980s :)

  • creggancowboy

    Broxted blessed himself – Rehill struggled to form a sentence “You will be at the G8 then?” John could smell the vodka on Rehill as he moved towards him, their eyes met and (cont p 98)

  • Susan G.

    He always voted on the wrong side of everything, and that included the inquiry into illegal rendition which he spoke out against. Come off it.

  • Pacificweather

    Not its finest hour but finer than1997 – 2010.

  • Russell Child

    Scenario 1: The Labour Party led by Ed Miliband loses the 2015 General Election. John Rentoul writes that EM isn’t any good and he told us so.

    Scenario 2: The Labour Party led by Ed Miliband wins the 2015 General Election. John Rentoul writes that EM isn’t any good and he told us so.

    Scenario 3: Ed Miliband announces he has found a cure for cancer. John Rentoul writes that EM isn’t any good and he told us so.

  • reformist lickspittle

    And in all three scenarios, Rentoul says things would have been better with Blair ;)


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