July 23, 2015

TONY THE TORY:

Blair urges Labour not to wrap itself in a Jeremy Corbyn comfort blanket (Patrick Wintour and Frances Perraudin, 22 July 2015, The Guardian)

Tony Blair has issued his most impassioned appeal for Labour not to repeat the mistakes of the 1980s by adopting a traditional leftist platform, saying the party could suffer four successive election defeats if it does so. [...]

He added: "We lost in 2010 because we stepped somewhat from that modernising platform. We lost in 2015 with an election out of the playback from the 1980s, from the period of Star Trek, when we stepped even further away from it and lost even worse. I don't understand the logic of stepping entirely away from it."

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