Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Labour’s ‘English Arcadia’

You could be mistaken for thinking that this is a 1930s vision for a socialist utopia.

But the rather retro image is Nu-Labour’s idea for the future in the 21st century Britain.
Devoid, as it is, of any signs of a modern Britain, it harks back to time very reminiscent of that dreamt up in John Major’s ‘Middle England’.

Just what part of Britain it is supposed represent?

It is a rosy 21st century version of the romantic and mythical ‘English Arcadia’.
It didn’t exist then.
It obviously doesn’t exist know.
It certainly won’t exist in the future.