What Does Layton’s NDP Stand For?

“The ideological uncertainty of the NDP has heightened under Layton’s leadership,” argues Thomas Walkom. Read the rest of his column on the ideology of the federal NDP here. It’s not the same critique the editors of this site would write (for one thing, Walkom thinks the NDP used to be socialist — we don’t) and he doesn’t look at how the party as an organization is affected by its relationship with unions, but it makes some good points about the NDP leadership’s current version of pro-capitalist politics.