It’s not about the members… (My thoughts on the last week)


Does anyone else feel the shriek of “YEAH BUT MEMBERS!” from the furthest left enclaves of the Labour Party is, well, missing the point? I feel it is not the members voices we need to be hearing, but the voices of the voters that we no longer reach. Unless of course, we are all cool with the rise of far right fascism, the petrol bomb hurled through halal butchers windows, the graffiti at the Polish Centre in Hammersmith, the abuse hurled at people in their own shops and on trams and on buses and in the street, every single day.

I thought not.
Consider for one moment the potential link between the decimation of steel works, privatisation of the health care systems, the waiting lists for council and housing association properties that are easily ten years long in my own constituency. Consider the cuts to front line public services, fewer…

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