Labour's 'socialist' credentials just don't fit with reality

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Labour’s ‘socialist’ credentials just don’t fit with reality

IN the interests of unity, I refrained from a knee jerk reply to Kevin McKenna’s column in Wednesday’s National, thinking that readers would raise the obvious objections to Labour being described as a “socialist” party with some sort of golden socialist past. The opposite being the case and the politest description one could give Labour’s terms of office in local and “n ational” Governments is that they were and remain a bunch of Lumpen Numpties.

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Labour’s ‘socialist’ credentials just don’t fit with reality