The Ghost of Watt Tyler

Watt Tyler was one of the leaders of the 1381 Peasants’ Revolt. He was a slain by the King’s supporters after drinking a jug of beer “in a very rude and disgusting fashion before the King's face.”

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Help the Labour left by not voting Labour…

The Guardian notes today that the bigger the Labour majority – and lets face it they are going to win – the more likely Blair and his chums in the Labour party will get their way and privatise vast chunks of the public sector.

Tony Blair startled everyone and enraged his chancellor, Gordon Brown, last autumn when he declared he would stay until well into a third term. He will only be able to control when he goes if he pulls off the extraordinary feat of a third landslide. That would embed his pro-choice public service reforms. It would also mean the revolution in the party was virtually irreversible.