Letter: Backing Benn

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The Independent Culture
Sir: For Gerald Kaufman to blame 18 years of Labour in opposition on Tony Benn is breathtaking. Remember, Benn lost the deputy leadership election - it was the leadership, that of Kinnock, that was the face of Labour that the electorate rejected.

And so soon after the Euro-disaster for the grey suits, Kaufman remains determined to blame the left! New Labour are disillusioning millions of people who have come to the conclusion that voting is a waste of time. The lack of passion, the ignorance of what ordinary working-class people believe will be the undoing of the Blair project.

I suppose I shouldn't complain. Tony Blair and the likes of Kaufman are some of the best recruiting agents for my party - the Socialist Workers Party. Carry on, Gerald.

GUY TAYLOR

London SE18

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