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Re: Where's the Brexit Party when you need them?

By Nigel L8/4 08:31Thu Apr 8 08:31:50 2021In response to Re: Where's the Brexit Party when you need them?

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That comes across as a wee bit cynical Des. Unquestionably the Labour brand has been badly tarnished in Red Wall seats by the shenanigans of local politicians and a succession of party leaders that didn't chime with the culture and priorities of the voters. See Scotland for a previous example of this.

Starmer's makeover thus far has hardly scratched the surface of this major credibility issue. Clamping down on anti-semitism, while absolutely necessary, won't sway too many votes in Labour's direction in places like Hartlepool. Meanwhile those voters are still inclined to give the Tories a chance to show they can better address their concerns.

Starmer, indeed any Labour leader, must continue steadily reshaping the party to turn it into a credible option to govern this country, all the while hoping that Johnson's serial weaknesses will speed up the process. I think it will be a long haul and the Hartlepool result will merely highlight how much work needs to be done.

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