Monday, January 12, 2015

A New Year resolution for Labour- ignore the Blarites



My latest column for Sputnik News.

As British political parties begin jockeying into position before the May general election, they are trying to figure out where their position should be to attract the winning vote: right, left or centre. This appears particularly galling for the Labour party hoping to revive its electoral fortunes.


Played three, won three. When it comes to election victories, Tony Blair's record as Labour leader was ‘perfect'. He was the man who led Labour back to power in 1997 after eighteen long years in opposition — and who again led his party to comfortable victories in 2001 and 2005. So when it comes to advice on how to win elections, surely Labour should be listening to the advice of the man who could with some justification claim to be the Jose Mourinho of British politics?  
Well, er, no. 

You can read the whole piece here.

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