The New Statesman reports that the Labour Party is to use the short ‘Against the odds’ film as part of its effort to fight the next election after a campaign by bloggers.
It’s a short history of the Labour movement and is stirring stuff. It begins with the words: “It’s the fighters and believers who change our world” with nods to party hero’s like Nye Bevan; a mention of Cable Street and the fight against fascism; the formation of the NHS; the fight against Apartheid; and the creation of the minimum wage. All those moments are in there right up to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
The film goes onto say that “this history of Britain is the story of fighting for the right thing against the odds”.
The campaign to get the film adopted was pushed by bloggers including Ellie Gellard on her The Stilettoed Socialist site (“Squashing Tory Trolls”).