The Labour Together report is an incredibly comprehensive look at the 2019 election from Labours perspective, but also looks further back on trends with the ominous warning being that there is no guarantee these trends will turn around of any natural accord. It’s the stark reality that complacency could take us from a grievous strike to a death blow for our party.
I was astounded by the quality of the Labour together 2019 Election Review. An honest, detailed, evidence-based and robust document which is a very valuable step towards understanding where we should go as a party. But there a couple of conclusions in the report I didn’t necessarily agree with.
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So today Sadiq Khan was selected as the Labour candidate for one of the most powerful jobs in Politics – Mayor of London. Once again the ‘polls’ got it wrong … Continue reading One Down 2 to go
I know Westminster is often described as a political bubble and therefore anything that is said inside is somehow not worth the same as a ‘real discussion’ on the doorstep! … Continue reading Quick Dip Back Inside the Bubble
Over the years campiagning on the doorstep I was always struck how many people were genuinely floating voters and ‘undecideds’. As we saw in the 2015 General Election people were … Continue reading I’m One of those Annoying Floating Voters