Monthly Archives: May 2015

Making sense of the election

Ross McKibbin isn’t quite lost for words – there are 3,163 of them – but his oddly-titled comment in the London Review of Books, Labour Dies Again, doesn’t have much of a conclusion. Without Scotland Labour’s best hope is to become a middle class … Continue reading

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Electoral sociology complicated by politics

If ‘aspirational voters’ are to be found among the lower middle class and among skilled workers rather than the already-rich and the very poorest, then the Labour MP Jon Trickett was right to pour scorn on the new Labour response … Continue reading

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The people and the politicians

Writing in the Guardian on 13th May Len McCluskey, Unite’s General Secretary, was right on the money explaining Labour’s defeat. Once the party accepted that the election would be fought on terrain defined by the Tories it was on a … Continue reading

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