Tuesday, February 03, 2009
John Redwood has, as usual, written a most incisive piece about the difference between "right wing" and "left wing".
He says: "Some socialists try to distinguish communism from fascism, either defending its proponents like Stalin, or claiming that communism as practised was a distortion of the pure doctrine. None of us on what Labour call the “right” in British politics would ever dream of doing the same for fascism, as we loathe it with an equal passion to our loathing of communism."
I tried to make the same point in my previous blog "Extremism in all its forms needs to be opposed" but probably with less effect.
If you don't already follow John's blog I recommend that you start now!