Labour’ deputy leader and finance spokesman David Parker has stressed the party’s egalitarian roots in a scene-setting speech at its election-year congress.
“I am an egalitarian politician,” he said.
Parker stressed Labour’s commitment to a balanced economy and greater equality of outcomes.
Equality of outcome is basically a socialist and communist policy. You can justify pretty much any intervention by the Government on the basis of wanting equality of outcomes.
Fighting for equality of opportunity is very different. I’m all for equality of opportunity. But equality of outcome is very different. Equality of outcomes means reducing the outcomes for people, rather than increasing the opportunities.