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Tag: Labour leadership

Labour’s problems: some structural aspects

A million people have written a million things about the problems Labour faces, with some quite simplistic responses from several knackered looking leadership contests. The main surface aspects are simple. In polling, we lost certain groups of voters, notably at the older end. In terms of political geography, we desperately need to win back a more »

Tackling a shift

This graphic is from the Government’s newly announced CSR paper for this November. We are now at a 2004 level of spending but with slightly lower income. We should be concentrating on raising that income, but the basic point is that our deficit has gone from being at ‘crash’ levels to ‘New Labour’ levels. We more »

The Labour leadership – some initial thoughts

Wow. What a thumping. There are clearly some exacerbating factors. Our complete collapse in Scotland (and the hammering in England we took for its consequences, unable to change the narrative) being some key ones. The Blairites are placed in an ideal internal situation by Ed Miliband’s defeat. They are therefore making the running whilst the more »