Labour must change worldview or die


John_Wesley_by_George_Romney_cropEconomically, the Labour movement stands for the fair and equal distribution of wealth created by economic activity. Everyone has a part in manufacturing widgets and serving one another, so everyone should have a share in the proceeds.

There are only three ways this can be achieved. First, a fair share of the proceeds can be achieved by totalitarian communism. Democracy must be done away with for the common good, because we know that voters will always vote in self interest. Second, fair distribution can be achieved by creating a massive, relatively well paid public sector workforce and burgeoning benefit dependent population. This is what Gordon Brown and New Labour did. Those who are state-dependent will vote, selfishly, for a government who will give them a job, good salaries and benefits. Third, a fair distribution of wealth can be achieved by a return to the Methodist roots of the Labour movement, and the biblical Christian teachings of John Wesley; especially generosity, life in the service of others and care for other human beings.

The first and second options don’t work. Labour can’t advocate both democracy and communism. It can’t afford to employ a huge public sector workforce and give out generous benefits because we have a huge and increasing debt burden. So Labour must go back to its roots, adopt biblical Christian teaching or die.

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One Response to Labour must change worldview or die

  1. Al DeFilippo says:

    Hello, Neil. Wise words on the Biblical foundation of a healthy economy. I see that you are in West Bromwich. I am an American citizen who has spent the last 19 years studying John Wesley and his nation-healing movement. It amazed me how Wesley’s work nearly ended illiteracy and addiction to gin on the island nation. If you interest, please visit the website for the book series on 18th-century West Bromwich, Wesleyan Society class leader, Francis Asbury. The Asbury Triptych Series opens with the book, Black Country, detailing much of this movement’s influence on England. Naturally, the story line focuses on Francis Asbury, however, the retelling of his early ministry in England can not accomplish successfully without focusing on the key individuals of this movement, men like John Wesley, Charles Wesley, George Whitefield and many of the early Methodist itinerant preachers. The website for the book series is http://www.francisasburytriptych.com.

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