The party’s position looks incomparably strong, but the conditions necessary to sustain its current coalition increasingly appear temporary.
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Some British socialists are so allergic to their own country that they will take up the cause of republican bombers and jihadi murderers.
“Do not mistake debate for division, to more mistake democracy for disunity. This is the new politics. This is the new politics… as socialists, we will display our competence with compassion.”
Corbyn has retreated on NATO and the EU, been slapped down on Trident, and now his Shadow Chancellor has delivered a speech the old leadership could have written.
There’s a lot of focus on Corbyn’s personality and Labour’s policies. But it’s worth taking an exacting look at the condition of the party on the ground.
As Labour’s conference opens, we can’t afford to lose our radical edge.
CCHQ want to exploit this red dawn to inflict deep damage on the Labour brand that will long outlast the current leadership.
Kate Maltby: We should scrap the distinction between refugees and economic migrants – and take more of them
Tories are at their weakest when they appear short on empathy and seem to limit that vaunted freedom to flourish to a privileged few.
“It’s a quite incredible result that we’re facing here, with untold consequences for the Labour Party… this is potentially one of the transformative moments in British politics.”
“I don’t think actually, in the end, most people will want the actually quite statist, nationalising ideas from the 20th Century.”
The burden of fixing this mess falls to those who set it in motion. It will be interventions by Miliband and Brown, should they come, which could be decisive.
We on the liberal Tory centre-Right must take apart the money-tree assumptions of the Left. But we must also turn on the voices of the populist Right.
Whoever they may elect as their new leader, it’s clear that we Conservatives must be ready to fight the battles of the 1970s and 1980s all over again.
“…can we say that if he won, and after due process, he’d like to see a far more profound version of the clause in the party’s constitution? Jez we can.”
“I don’t have any evidence of widespread infiltration into the party, and I think it might play into this idea that the powers that be are trying to stop this because they don’t like the way it’s going.”