Sunday 7 February 2010

When times are hard, that is when Labour is needed the most - complacency? It did get to us, but over the last few months here in Ipswich and by reading Labour blogs and looking at twitter. it seems all over the country, that Labour has had a rebirth. The need to fight had us remembering why we joined this party.
The post below from Labourhome written by John Frost says it all.

In 1945 the newly elected Labour MPs marched in to the Commons singing the Red Flag. In the 65 th anniversary year- what now ?

The 120th anniversary of the sacred anthem passed mostly unnoticed last year perhaps the new intake of Labour MPs will make amends by walking in to the Commons heads held high singing the Red Flag this year.

They could also benefit from reading the 45 Manifesto. For let there be no doubt, it will be of necessity a feisty, new and reinvigorated Labour Party that has to deal with the most austere days since then.

Well John I belive we are reinvigorated - bring on the fight.

The song will live on. All together now:

The people’s flag is deepest red,
It shrouded oft our martyred dead,
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their hearts blood dyed its every fold.
Then raise the scarlet standard high. (chorus)
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.

Jim Connell, memorial to the man who wrote 'The Red Flag'

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