It is bemusing to me, that it has become popular to refer to the past 13 years under Labour, as a complete failure. Whilst I will not be voting Labour at this election, I still think we need to talk about all the good Labour have done as a counter weight to the constant barrage of abuse aimed at Gordon Brown. The past thirteen years have not been awful. They have not given us a “broken Britain“. They have definitely not been without fault, and at times they have acted to make me want to throw rocks at every member of the Labour Party, but they have had great moments that the Labour Party should be proud of. They have been a far better 13 years, than they would have been had the Tories won the 1997, 2001, and 2005 elections.
Here’s a list I compiled, of all the benefits brought to us by Labour.
Knowing that none of those achievements would have been possible under a Tory government, knowing that their eyes are twinkling at the prospect of cutting as much as possible from the public service, and knowing that their emphasis on helping a minority of rich people get richer (as long as they’re not gay), if I HAD to choose between Labour and the Conservative Party; Labour would win every time. Gordon Brown could be caught calling an old woman a bigot, and then killing her live on Sky News……… i’d still rather a Labour government, than a Conservative Government.