Letters: Paul Firmage, October 25, 2016

Burton, Norfolk. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attends the Burston Strike School Rally.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160409-204726009

Burton, Norfolk. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attends the Burston Strike School Rally. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160409-204726009

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Mike Pantling says the Labour party has now gained a large number of people who have no long-term affection for the party itself and who would rather have electoral annihilation than attempt to formulate those compromises which are the foundation of a democratic state.

I have to say I disagree. The 300,000 plus members who voted for Jeremy Corbyn want something different to what we have had to put up with since the Thatcher years. You cannot compromise with a lot of what the ruling class and establishment have thrown at the working class since the late seventies and early eighties, they are not really interested in helping the working class. Greed and corruption start at the top. We have seen plenty of that since that time, privatisations of all things that only help those at the top of society. It is a plain fact that no privatisations have been of benefit to the working class. Labour should adopt a new motto or slogan before the next general election. The question is, do you want a fairer society and if the answer is yes, and you have a conscience at all, then Labour under Jeremy Corbyn and socialism is the only way forward.

Paul Firmage

Retreat Estate, Downham