Lemming /ˈlɛmɪŋ/[lem-ing] –noun any of various small, mouselike rodents of the genera Lemmus, Myopus, and Dicrostonyx, of far northern regions, as L. lemmus, of Norway, Sweden, etc., noted for periodic mass migrations that sometimes result in mass drownings
In the 1980s the Labour Party had the Militant Tendency who, thankfully, ensured that Labour lost the '83, '87 and '92 general elections. The Labour Party now has the Lemming Tendency to hopefully ensure that the current bunch of nutters and authoritarians in government are turfed out as soon as Gordon Brown has the bottle to call a general election. Blair started the rot, Brown is doing his best to finish it, along with the country.
Jon Cruddas has headed for the edge of the cliff today. Cruddas, a self-proclaimed 'leftie', wrote this puerile article in last September's Independent newspaper.
But now he is declaring that Britain will soon be joining the Euro, as reported in an article in the Guardian, that other bastion of the nanny state.
At a time when Britions are reeling at the mess the state has got us into, charities being allowed to go to the wall financially while greedy bankers are bailed out, Cruddas needs to be very careful. The populace want less not more government, and the EU is merely one huge undemocratic bureaucracy that should be scrapped, or at least that the UK should leave forthwith.
Another reason Cruddas needs to be careful is that the EU elections are only on June 4th. Representing Dagenham in East London he must be aware that the extremist BNP has strong support in his area. Expressing such ridiculous views at this stage can only tempt people, especially in his area, to turn to extremists in June.
Or perhaps that is his aim as a previously Eurosceptic MP. Who knows what goes on in a socialist mind?