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Political Parties: What are they good for?

Ramblings of an Ordinary Man

Are politicians just barometers of public opinion? Or do we deserve more than that? Are politicians just barometers of public opinion? Or do we deserve more than that?

There will be ‘blood on the carpet’ within the Labour movement following the 2015 General Election result. This is truly a low point. From where they stand now it seems a long way back. How can they reverse their current fortunes?

My fear is that there will be voices within the movement arguing that the Party should move further to the right in order to win back the support of the electorate. There are already stories appearing in the press of Ed’s brother and ‘New Labour’ acolyte David Milliband returning to rescue the party. Shifting to the right would be a mistake in my view.

In a my last post I argued that Labour failed to oust the coalition because they simply weren’t a radical alternative.  In my view this led to them losing their traditional…

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