[diggers350] Re: Nazi Labour

Paul Mobbs mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Tue Jul 30 21:30:01 BST 2002

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On Monday 29 July 2002 11:12 pm, you wrote:
> Can I also warn against the infantile stupidity of throwing the very
> specific and very real terms of 'nazi' and 'fascist' around in this
> way. I have no problem with harsh criticism of New Labour, but
> clearly they are not a nazi organisation, nor is this a fascist
> state.

Actually, the dictionary definition of a 'facist' is someone of "right wing 
authoritarian views". I think that does encompass Tony Blair/Jack Straw quite 

Also, 'facism' partly incorporates the 'merging of state and business 
interests' - let's face it, that's the New Labour agenda.

As for Nazi - I don't think that applies to Blair/New Labour at all. 'Nazi' 
is  a shortening of 'national socialist', and I don't think spcialism is 
something that Blair really encompasses, except as some airey fairy Christian 
democratic concept.


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