Ed Milliband

September 28, 2010 9:10am CST
So, weve got a new labour leader, who if the papers are to be believed, is going to everything that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown didnt do and make the labour party a government to be proud of, for the working man etc, etc. But the more I read the more it felt like history repeating itself. Now Im not very policitally orientated but back in 1979, when Margaret Thatcher was in power, there were strikes and all sorts of unrest in the country, the rich / poor divide was never more apparent. The miners strike nearly brought this country to civil war and families are still feeling the repercussions of those events even today, after all this time. Now today, with David Cameron issuing cuts left right and centre, workers are threatening to strike and Ed Milliband has the backing of the TUC, and I can see the same scenarios happening again like they did 30 odd years ago. I hope it doesnt come to that, but if people are back against a wall they will fight back, just like in the Thatcher years, with dreadful and upsetting consequences.
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@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
28 Sep 10
I was kind of cheering for his brother David, he seems more likeable, but I suppose Ed is good too. I have no idea how it will affect the politics in the UK, though, I know too little about it, I am afraid...