August 11, 2016

A SUCCESSFUL THIRD WAY GOVERNMENT IS ALWAYS HATED BY ITS WING:

Left's Labour's Lost : If it wants to get serious about winning power, the Labour party must confront the changing nature of its social base. (PATRICK O'CONNOR 11 August 2016, OpenDemocracy)

Blair built a coalition around public sector workers, union support, and by injecting just the right smidge of solidarity into enough aspiring politicians in marginal constituencies to make them feel relaxed with the targeted redistribution of social benefits. (Yes, that was done in your name). Notwithstanding the Iraq war, student fees and augmenting Tory-inaugurated Private Finance Initiatives, some of those far-reaching achievements include increased NHS funding, Sure Start Nurseries, Working Tax Credits, the intervention in Kosovo, the brokering of the Northern Ireland peace accord, and lifting hundreds of thousands of children out of child poverty. How these have not contributed to improved material conditions of those living in Britain and abroad is difficult to see.



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