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antiestablishmentarian
04-10-2010, 10:22 AM
So the honeymoon period is over for Cameron it seems. Polls suggest that his programme of cuts is very unpopular with voters, so if the Labour Party were to put forward a leftish sounding programme in opposition, they could possibly pick up support that they lost during the Nu Labour period.

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/opinion-former-index/legal-and-constitutional/poll-labour-pulls-ahead-under-miliband-$21384410.htm

C. Flower
04-10-2010, 10:30 AM
So the honeymoon period is over for Cameron it seems. Polls suggest that his programme of cuts is very unpopular with voters, so if the Labour Party were to put forward a leftish sounding programme in opposition, they could possibly pick up support that they lost during the Nu Labour period.

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/opinion-former-index/legal-and-constitutional/poll-labour-pulls-ahead-under-miliband-$21384410.htm

There's a real battle ahead in Britain - no different to Greece, Spain, France or Ireland. Why should we accept shock doctrine decimation of our living standards while the richest get still richer ?

antiestablishmentarian
04-10-2010, 10:47 AM
There's a real battle ahead in Britain - no different to Greece, Spain, France or Ireland. Why should we accept shock doctrine decimation of our living standards while the richest get still richer ?

Yes good point: this trend in support for Labour raises other interesting questions though. In other parts of Europe, the old Social Democratic Parties are seeing a resurgence in support, notably the PS in France. Perhaps there has been a turning back of workers to these formations? Personally I think the hostorical ties that once existed are gone, and long gone, but socialists should try to develop a coherent programme and orientation towards these formations.