With the UK’s Labour Party lurching to the left, this article in the Economist is a must-read. Check it out!
The Labour Party were thoroughly humiliated at the last UK general election. Ed Miliband, the leader resigned and now there is a new leadership contest. As the Economist highlights, the candidates are all afraid to highlight why Labour did so badly. With the backing of the unions, it looks like Labour is returning to its socialist roots – the Economist argues this will precipitate years in the political wilderness.
I’m not a Labour Party supporter and never have been. But an effective Labour Party has been traditionally
important to UK politics to hold the Conservatives properly to account.
Surely, Labour’s lurch for the left will precipitate further fragmentation and weakening of UK politics?