I came across the excellent post today considering the need for the Labour Party to to consider their position on Socialism in 2012.
The final paragraph summarises perfectly one of the most vital challenges I believe the Nation as well as Labour must consider URGENTLY : “We are in crisis, and catastrophically, people are dying. 73 sick and disabled people die each week as a direct consequence of the welfare “reforms”. Many more will die once the full extent of the cuts are realised early next year. Labour have to RESPOND to, and reflect the needs of a population in the here and now. We need a party that has always championed our human rights and equality and one that will continue to do, with even more urgency in the context of our current crisis. Labour have shown historically that they do reflect the needs of the majority, and respond appropriately. That is precisely what democratically elected governments are meant to do.
Read the full article here: Socialism: old debates and new demands..