Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thought needs to be going into Purple Labour

"Following Labour’s election defeat, the question is whether New and Blue can pick up the pieces to develop something that is new, useful and electable" asks Duncan O’Leary (Research Director at Demos):  http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/05/something-new-and-something-blue-key-labours-future

Mr O'Leary is, I'm afraid, fighting the last election.

It is not the Conservatives he needs to worry about.  UKIP is the main threat now.  Far from needing a Blue Labour small ‘c’ conservative programme thought needs to be going into Purple Labour with a programme based around ending the importation of cheap labour; restoring the rights of the post war welfare state; reasserting genuine freedom of speech, freedom of protest, freedom to directly interact with the decision-makers who control policies (local MPs, not far-away EU bureaucrats).

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