Lord Blunkett in his open letter to Owls boss Carvahal, (Star, May 31, 2017, p10), quotes Einstein’s definition of madness as being the doing of the same thing over and over again whilst expecting a different result.
Hence suggesting that when things aren’t working out on the pitch, then its best to change one’s ways of operating if one desires to win. Which is an apt description of most Labour MPs, media pundits and Peers like Lord Blunkett of late is it not? Who persist in clinging to their old way of doing things in face of such as an electoral meltdown in Scotland for example, despite in response a new Labour leader having been elected with a large majority; not once but twice, under rules designed by the old school to perpetuate their rule.
Thus demonstrating a determined desire for fundamental change on the part of many throughout the country that craves an instrument of expression that they find in “Corbynism”; which the likes of old New Labour seemingly seek to ruthlessly undermine rather than embrace. Thus begging the question as to why Lord Blunkett apparently neglects to follow his own advice given so unsolicitedly by him to others.
So perhaps it’s a case of as J.K. Galbraith once said: when faced with the choice of changing one’s mind and with proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof? Rather than by implication, recognising the need for change and then firstly focussing on determining then implementing solutions to the problem(s). Therefore perhaps Lord Blunkett would be better off concentrating on using his command of the media to champion the new found Labour cause? Rather than seemingly remaining aloof from the fray and instead seeking to give advice to a football manager instead? If not then what’s stopping him? What is his real goal in the current situation I wonder?
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