Labour’s descent into centre-right obscurity gets the once-over from Beastrabban’s Blog here. The good Dr provides the context in which we should view the latest developments in the Party of Working People’s attempts to distance itself from, well, working people. The sad fact is that, once begun, members realise what’s going on and – rather than fight for the organisation – desert in droves. Then, with increasingly fewer people to resist the rightward plunge, the process accelerates. What do you end up with? A weak clone of the Conservative Party.
Ed Miliband take note: This is not the way to win elections. It is a cowardly subversion of a once-great movement.