The Labour Leadership – Do As I Say Not As I Do

I read a great post by Confused Liberal earlier (click here to read) about the Labour leadership contenders and them not paying interns – something they apparently  signed a pledge to do yet only David Miliband is doing.

For people that are supposedly committed to the minimum wage it does appear a bit hypocritical that they are happy to rely on “volunteers” and especially when they are fond of criticising David Cameron’s “Big Society” idea.

Should using volunteers for campaigns be an issue? In my opinion no. There will always be things that people are happy to do for the ideals and not be bothered about being paid. If people believe in something and want to spend their time promoting it then fair play to them.

However, if you are going to attack a political opponent for suggesting something that you do yourself, then it becomes an issue – it’s hypocrisy…and unfortunately something Labour seem to do on a regular basis.

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4 comments on “The Labour Leadership – Do As I Say Not As I Do
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  2. pmt008 says:

    Well, I guess we now know why David Miliband has raised as much money as he has. What is very clear that they are still convinced that they were right before the election and refuse to change anything.

    • getlabourout says:

      It is actually quite depressing as I was hoping that Labour might get it’s act together and be a credible opposition. Looks like I was wrong.

      • pmt008 says:

        If there had been a landslide for the Tories then they might have, but I guess the current situation suggests to them (at least in their own warped way of thinking) that they weren’t wrong, just miscommunicated what they were doing.

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