‘We can learn how to participate in ethical elections without racism, or character assassination, about the separation of powers, of corporate governance, ethics saying no …….. Dr Jacob George’
UK LABOUR SHOWS COURAGE/VISION UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP!
It was a great net result unheard and unseen in the annals of British political history but one that many can learn from!
We can learn how to participate in ethical elections without racism, or character assassination, about the separation of powers, of corporate governance, ethics saying no and having zero tolerance for racism, corruption, cronyism, valuing nation building and the contribution of all that made the United Kingdom what she is today and most importantly â€“ upholding everything that goes against accepted and entrenched universal values and beliefs!
Instead of listening to the venom of the various voices and living monuments of racism from individuals or groupings having their own personal agenda and greed and presented under some new mantra of nationalism!
So I am pleased to see newly-minted Labor leader Ed Miliband insisting that his leadership style will be on what is best for the United Kingdom rather that parochial interest!
Brilliant thing I say!
After all he has just won against all odds the race to succeed Gordon Brown in dramatic fashion of all opponents – his brother David by just 1.3% of the vote after a hard-fought four-month contest.
Close very close indeed!
Records indicated that this was so even though his brother David won the support of a majority of Laborâ€™s MPs at Westminster and grassroots activists but Ed’s dominance came from the strong British trade unions.
I think he won because he articulated the feelings and fears of electorate who were concerned of basic issues from public transport, healthcare, tuition for kids, their future, and issues around bread and butter, wages and housing!
I am glad they were not talking about more privatization of essential services, billion ringgit infrastructure projects, grandiose and mega monuments which will serve the interest of crony and corrupt politicians and their lackeys in the construction industry through costs over-runs, seepages, kick-backs and high powered wheeling and dealing!
It was after all simple day to day issues that touch the rights and interest of the common man and women that won the leadership for Ed Miliband!
Well done my dear friend Ed â€“ will be watching over your various moves with eager and profound interests from this part of the world!