Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Who is this guy?

There are not many current Labour MPs who have made great political interventions of late, but yesterday one Gordon Brown, an obscure backbencher, rarely seen in parliament - possibly because he knows that parliament is only the rubber stamp for political decisions taken by those with real power outside it - rose to make a 32 minute long impassioned speech attacking the 'criminal media nexus' of Rupert Murdoch's News International corporation which engaged in 'law breaking on an industrial scale' and 'let the rats out the sewers'. His speech made Ed Miliband's 'leadership' of the Labour Party to date look embarrassing, and by the looks of things this Gordon Brown fellow could perhaps be a future Labour leader in waiting... Indeed - and though his may be going a bit too far based on one speech - this guy Brown looks like he'd make one hell of a prime-minister...

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At 5:48 pm, Anonymous Grim and Dim said...


At 11:25 am, Blogger Snowball said...

Gordon Brown is a kind of comic/tragic figure really - no one could have done more (with the possible exception of Blair) to suck up to Murdoch and then he got utterly utterly shafted by him.

Ed Miliband is one lucky lucky bastard over this. Two weeks before the crisis broke he was at a News International party and was on course to give a speech to Murdoch ala Blair and Brown to try and get support for Labour. He remains a frankly pathetic figure, despite managing to make some running over this of late.


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