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The "debilitating feature" of the leadership contest was that it was being presented as a choice "between heart and head", he said, adding that people who say their heart is with Mr Corbyn should "get a transplant"
For five years he defied relentless critiques from Blairite colleagues, business and the media for his awkward persona and his unshakeable conviction that Britain’s political centre ground had shifted to the left following the global financial crisis.
On the brink of the election, with the polls neck-and-neck, he believed that he could defeat the Tories and — from inside Downing Street — fulfil his dream of narrowing inequality in Britain.
If Labour get left wing they will possibly obsolete themselves
Labour’s lost voters may never return again, study finds.
Focus group interviews in five key constituencies reveal rejection of Ed Miliband and distrust over the economy, taxation, welfare, union links and immigration
Most believed Labour did not offer the average family the prospect of a better life. Instead, it wanted to tax people who had done well and made themselves wealthy through hard work, so that it could help the worst off and those on welfare, ignoring those in the middle. It was also seen as anti-business, in the pocket of the unions and not tough enough on immigration. “Immigration is the topic that, left to their own devices, the respondents would have talked about all night. Their central arguments, across all groups and repeated frequently, were along the lines that our country is full, our country is broke and public services are creaking and cannot stand extra strain.”
I know Labour are ''centre left'' and Conservative are ''centre Right'' but Labour's possible shift to the left IMO wouldn't be constructive.
I find it staggering that members here wish to see that situation continue
Quote who said that where on this thread.
originally posted by: 321Go
Socialist policies are fine as long as you can afford to implement them – without a decent economic strength there are simply not the available funds to afford such a political system. It is consistently the most expensive form of governance to implement, and is why every socialist system currently or previously in existence has failed, is in deficit, or subjects the vast majority of its population to dire poverty.
Blair stated Labour could not win a GE with Milliband as Leader.
He was correct.
If Labour wants to save itself from the fate suffered by the Lib Dems they must regain their natural territory or risk obscurity.