You may notice I’ve spruced the place up a bit. The new theme is part of an overall aim to refresh this site and make it more clearly a “Labour” blog.
As such, I’m motivated by the values of the Labour party as set out in clause four of its constitution:
The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few.
I’m not by nature a polemical blogger, and my aim is to look at things from within the framework of those values, rather than engaging in polemics in defence of those values.
I’m not aiming to exclude anyone here – heck, I’m a blogger, traffic and comments are a key part of my self-validation 😉 – just to make it clear what my aim is on this site, and to ask your patience if you are coming from a very different perspective and I don’t always have the time, mental energy or depth of knowledge to engage with your comments to the extent they deserve.