Today the Establishment press has gone out of their way to elevate the voice of someone who is diametrically opposed to progressive socialism in the UK.
In an interview with Nick Robinson, a man whose politics is threatened by Corbyn, Blair said Labour had been through a ‘profound change’ under Jeremy Corbyn and that ‘it is a different type of Labour Party.’ Going on to say ‘I don’t think the British people will tolerate a situation where, for example, the choice at the next election is Boris Johnson versus Jeremy Corbyn.’ However, it isn’t that the British people won’t ‘tolerate’ it, but rather that the only viable Establishment candidate is Boris Johnson and he is sure to lose.
Blair went on to say ‘There [are] lots of people associated with me who feel that the Labour Party is lost, that the game’s over. I am hoping they are not right.’ And that the anti-Semitism row that had engulfed the party was ‘bad because it has been, in the end, something that I just can’t imagine ever happening in the Labour Party I joined.’
It has become a cliché to mention this, but Blair oversaw and helped orchestrated the biggest war crime of this century. He went to war based on CIA faked documents that Sadam was trying to buy yellowcake uranium powder from Niger during the Iraq disarmament crisis. Based on these faked documents, Blair took the British people to war with the support of his good friend Rupert Murdoch. A war that is still going on to this day and that no one has gone to prison for or even faced any notable punishment for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians and thousands of US and UK armed forces. These people do not care about the people and nothing exemplifies this more than Bush joking about having not found any WMD – the WMDs that are known to have never existed – at a fancy awards dinner.
War crimes aside, Blair has the audacity to suggest that there could be room for a centrist party that backs ‘socially liberal, progressive’ politics but also believed in ‘a strong private enterprise sector alongside a state that is capable of helping people.’ Blair and his ilk want people to believe that the left under Corbyn are a bunch of anarchists that want to destroy private industry. He is flagrantly gaslighting the electorate. What he has just outlined as his hope for a centrist party is that they are somewhat progressive while returning to the neo-liberal policies that gave us Brexit and elected Trump.
These people are using us as pawns and trying to revamp and rebrand neoliberalism with the poster-boy for neoliberalism… A new centrist party would keep us on the hook, barely helping us barely get by, while lining the pockets of those pulling the strings.
A Labour party ran by Corbyn is our best chance at effecting change. However, perhaps a centrist party backed by Blair isn’t too bad an idea; after all, it will never get any support and if it ever tries to establish itself we could lock the doors at their first meeting and hold a war crimes tribunal.