Understanding Labour’s political decay

12 November 2010

Long serving and well respected Labour adviser Geoffrey Norris uses Open Left’s polling evidence to understand Labour’s decay in an essay for Policy Network.

He concludes that “the pressing task is to develop a programme for opportunity and security for middle and low income voters in the post-recession, but probably tough, times ahead and to rebuild Labour’s standing on economic competence.”

Read his full essay here.

2 Responses to “Understanding Labour’s political decay”

  1. Robert
    February 7th, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    Well I’m low down any lower I be dead and buried, I’m disabled with an injury to my spinal cord, plus serious heart condition, this year i will have a medical and I will be told I’m fit to work, then I will appeal and win my appeal, who wins ATOS wins.

    The fact is if your working class now then Newer labour is not the party for you, nor is the Tories, but we expect that, we did not expect to get stiffed by labour, but hell after 46 years in labour I should have known better.

  2. Ywo
    July 27th, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    New Labour was never for the WC/LMC.

    As soon as TB dumped Clause 4 in 1994/5 I stopped voting for them nationally – even in 1997! Stopped voting for them locally aswell, I was supporting left councillors expelled from Labour (not NL) for opposing carrying out Tory cuts.

    Now I spoil the ballot paper unless there’s a “Bolshevik” or anti-cuts or just honourable local person. I never vote for any politico timeserving, cynically doing their dues in a borough until they can get promoted to an MP’s candidancy.

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