24 pages were devoted to UKIP with the rights and wrongs and I thought to level it up we should have a post on the other parties
So here is Labour
On the National scene it appears they have a leader really in tune with it's members, not in tune though with the country.
This will be tested out in Stoke, but also at the next general election.
It has a problem of wanting to move to the left but in todays society does the policies held by the Left fit in?
T Blair(whom I'm no fan of) made it clear he was going to get into number 10 no matter what and he dismantled anything that was to get in his way.
He wasn't a socialist he admitted getting to number 10 was more important.
There is a view that there needs to be an alternative, but you have to be IN Govt to make change, being on the fringes doesn't do, or help locals.
I don't think in the wider country Corbyn is electable but I suppose he's had that mandate he should be given that chance.
Labour still holds views in reality(or not opposing) creeping privatisation, grammar schools, and cant make it's mind up on defence.
These are some issues they need to grapple with, and of course the immigration issue and where it stands on it bearing in mind the referendum result and some of the reasons for this.
It seems the parliamentary candidate is still unknown, wouldn't it be better to select early and work now towards the general election?
Just turning up wen the election comes won't be enough.
The infighting between the MP's and the labour membership dos little to inspire.
On the local scene We saw the surge of UKIP which did at the time have an affect on some seats where UKIP stood as real UKIP but since that day they have all but disappeared, not building on that success so highly likely to lose the few seats it fought hard to gain.
But labour has it's issues locally very divided some good hard working councillors, but in many wards they are silent or ineffective.
people look more now as to who is active, not just voting for a party.
This should be welcomed
But for Labour it has a number of areas that will stop them getting into number 10;
1; Doing little to regain seats from the SNP
2; Seats at risk up North
3; unclear pollicies
4; lack of leadership/direction
So theres a start lol
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COME ON DOVER ATHLETIC AUTOMATIC PROMOTION THIS SEASON
A lot to respond to there, to start with the signs are that the honeymoon is over for Jezza with many of his disciples suddenly realising that he is and always has been anti EU. The Mp's don't seem to take much notice of him and are looking to the future, some are looking for careers outside. His closest ally Ms Abbott(sorry Reg) has given a deadline for the opinion polls to improve. Labour supporters in the North see him as in the same North London dinner party circuit as most top politicos thrive in.
Locally the party has to select a candidate soon to give him/her time to work the constituency, the Tories did this with Charlie and it worked a dream. North of the border there is growing disenchantment with the SNP so it could work out for Labour without them doing very much.
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