At the 2010 general election they supported immediate legislation to change the electoral system to AV. A few weeks later they now oppose it- on the grounds that the Lib Dems and the coalition are for it.
At the 2010 general election they supported the creation of a 111 number to replace the failed NHS direct project. Now they oppose it- on the grounds that the Lib Dems and the coalition are for it.
So- since Labour sold their principles for the snake oil promises of Blair and Brown, I suppose we can not expect them to be principled.
On the other hand, they could at least be consistent.
Every day that passes I see a Labour Party so politically bankrupt that that they will not accept any responsibility for anything they say or do.
This probably explains why they inherited a prosperous economy and bequeathed a bankrupt economy.
No matter which of the bloodless politicians that Labour chooses as their temporary leader, it is hard to believe that they have anything to offer the British people at all. Labour's Socialist ideology went broke decades ago- and each time Labour has entered government, the country has come close to following it.
Personally I think there is a case for Mr. Blair to face investigation for his conduct as Prime Minister- especially since we are now told that his greedy cashing in on the status that we allowed him has subsequently made him a multi millionaire. A property portfolio of £15 million Pounds suggests that he could well afford to hand over the estimated £4 million royalties he may expect from his book to the Royal British Legion.
Despite the vicissitudes of government, I think that it may yet be the Labour Party that faces a public backlash against their hypocritical, short sighted and short term leadership. They certainly deserve profound contempt for their failure both in government and in opposition.