Labour didn’t lose the election in 2015….

Very good blog. Tories poured so much money into their campaign and got the bigger message across with Labour playing to the same gallery but as an echo chamber.
I do agree new, local, grassroots initiatives are called for with people getting involved in local decision-making rather than shouting pointlessly at Westminster.

Paul Bernal's Blog

…it lost it a lot earlier than that. It lost it in 2010 – not by its conduct in what was always likely to be a disastrous election, but in its reaction to that election. It lost it through cowardice, through short-termism, and through  what must have felt like political expediency at the time. It lost it by failing to challenge the Tory (and to an extent Lib Dem and UKIP) attempts to rewrite history, and to set a new agenda. It lost it by failing to stand up for itself, by failing to stand up for exactly those people that Labour was created to support and protect. It lost it by failing to stand up for the truth – and by failing to challenge a whole range of myths.

The first of those myths is the most obvious – the cause and nature of the economic crisis. Labour didn’t cause…

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