In the same 4 weeks the Standard were making the case for war, inadvertently backing up rape threats so as to not annoy farmers, and strangling climate change debate, the mighty voice of the Labour Party online has disappeared right into their own navel with a post so endearingly self involved it manages to sum up all the reasons the Left are going backwards.
The Standard isn’t there to attack the external enemies of the party in the way Whaleoil does, it’s there to suppress and direct the voices of the left so that there is only one narrative, and that narrative is Respectable Labour, Respectable Labour, Respectable Labour.
The same factionalised tensions that exist deep within the Labour Party are as alive and kicking on The Standard as they are in the Caucus.
The Standard want a change of Government. The Daily Blog wants a changed Government.
When The Standard have worked through their midlife crises maybe they can get back to the rest of us on what it is the actually stand for.