Jeremy Corbyn warning: Winston Churchill’s chilling view of socialist Labour Party exposed – News 2

Jeremy Corbyn warning: Winston Churchill’s chilling view of socialist Labour Party exposed  – News 2


 Mr Corbyn’s 2019 manifesto has been sold by the shadow chancellor John McDonnell as the “most radical” manifesto the Labour Party has ever written, and is expected to be released soon  As a known socialist, many comparisons have been drawn between Mr Corbyn and Clement Attlee, the former Labour Prime Minister who has been praised by many Corbyn supporters for the radical reforms he introduced After serving as Mr Churchill’s deputy during the wartime coalition government, Mr Attlee stood against his former colleague in the 1945 election and secured a landslide victory with 393 parliamentary seats, creating the first Labour majority government  However, in his election campaign before his shock defeat, the wartime hero Mr Churchill issued a warning to the public about the outcome of a more left-wing government  He released the following radio broadcast in June 1945: “My friends, I must tell you that a socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom   “There can be no doubt that socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State   “No socialist government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp or violently worded expressions of public discontent   “They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo.”  The Gestapo were the official secret police of Nazi Germany and therefore fear for them was fresh in the minds of the British public at the time  Mr Churchill continued: “[Labour would] gather all the power to the supreme party and the party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above their vast bureaucracies of civil servants, no longer servants and no longer civil ”  He added that socialism was “an attack on the right of the ordinary man and woman to breathe freely, without having a harsh, clumsy, tyrannical hand clapped across their mouth and nostrils”   When covering this speech in a 2014 lecture, Professor Vernon Bogdanor said: “You must remember this speech was delivered very shortly after the clearest possible evidence of the Nazi death camps with the liberation of Belsen    “It was a few weeks after people discovered what they had suspected, but the horror I think proved worse than most people had imagined ” Mr Churchill’s comments on socialism were a direct attack on the Labour manifesto released at the time, called ‘Let us Face the Future’ It stated: “The Labour Party is a Socialist Party, and proud of it. Its ultimate purpose at home is the establishment of the Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain ” The former Prime Minister then produced another broadcast with the same message: “In the socialist system, all effective and healthy opposition and the natural change of parties in office from time to time would necessarily come to an end, and a political police would be required to enforce an absolute and permanent system upon the nation ”  Mr Bogdanor commented that, although Labour won the election, the Conservatives had been performing poorly in the polls since February that year He explained: “The polls showed the Conservatives had no chance of winning. They gained during the election campaign and without Churchill the Conservatives might have done even worse and had a defeat like 1906 ”  Mr McDonnell also promised that this year’s Labour manifesto would be even would be even “more radical” than Labour’s 2017 pledges, in an interview with The Independent earlier this week  Those pledges are widely believed by the left to have played a key part in Labour’s surprising increase in seats, which subsequently reduced Theresa May’s government to a minority  The same 2017 manifesto was pulled apart by critics for mirroring the 1983 Labour manifesto – which was famously dubbed “the longest suicide note in history”  Even the radical 1945 Labour Government lost its majority in the 1950 election and Mr Attlee was forced to dissolve government only a year later Mr Churchill winning back his seat in Downing Street in the next election in 1951 Trending  At Labour’s election campaign event this week, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said: “The next Labour Government would knock the socks off the 1945 Labour government, and rebuild our communities again ” According to the YouGov poll released this week for Sky News, the Conservatives currently have a 14-point lead over the Labour Party  Both of the main parties have promised to borrow more in the upcoming election, although Labour has admitted that it intends to spend £6billion more than the Conservatives on the NHS

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