Thursday 21 September 2017

Letters to the Editor: Once the voice of the Irish, Labour doesn't speak for me now

Former British Labour Party leader Tony Blair. Photo: Reuters
Former British Labour Party leader Tony Blair. Photo: Reuters
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

I moved to London in 2012. I wasn't long here when I joined the Labour Party. I remembered the days of Tony Blair and what he and his Labour Party did for the peace process in Ireland. That was my type of politics and I owed them that.

Add to this a buoyant London scene at the height of the Olympics - but it's neither a London nor a Labour Party I recognise anymore.

The Labour Party lost my vote before the 2015 general election. In retrospect, it lost my vote the day Ed Miliband ousted his brother for the leadership of the party in 2010. The Labour Party, it turned out, didn't represent my type of politics now that I was actually living in the UK.

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