Believe it or not, this is from an article arguing against voting Labour:
“I well understand the intellectual and tactical argument for supporting Labour as a means to aid revolutionary socialism (this has been put to me many times and at great length). But there is no large party in the current system which stands to the left of Labour. The Respect project was the closest alternative we’ve had for many years and we all know what happened there. Thus, it would appear that Labour, sadly, is the only tactical option for uniting the working class at large at the next general election.”
Couldn’t have put it better myself.
And believe it or not, this is from an an article arguing in favour of a Green vote:
“Programmatically, the Green party is far superior to its mainstream rivals. But its record in office, and its nature as a party, is mixed. In Leeds its councillors sustained a Tory-Lib Dem coalition and gave no support to last year’s successful bin strike. On the London Assembly Jenny Jones has acted as an apologist for the Met. The party failed to take a leading role in the anti-war movement and seems to have little interest in mass campaigning of any kind. Many Green cadre are hostile to the left and the unions and wedded to their own form of middle class managerialism. I’ve seen Green party leaflets that in their soft soap and political evasiveness were indistinguishable from New Labour’s. For this I don’t need to turn to a minor party.”
Indeed not, comrade: but like much of the petty bourgeois left, you’ve simply given up on the organised working class, haven’t you?