Sunday 21 September 2008

A change in discourse

Sarfraz Manzoor has an incisive commentary on Comment is Free on the white working-class fringe yesterday. His point that immigration was brought up substantively quite late in the fringe (though several contributors had mentioned it) prompted a good joke from John Denham:

'Coming to conference, twenty years ago, the complaint from the floor was 'Chair, the comrade hasn't mentioned socialism. Now, its 'Chair, the comrade hasn't mentioned immigration'. There is something of a change in our discourse and our politics there'.

Sunny Hundal also writes about his contribution to the fringe at Liberal Conspiracy.

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