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Friday, 15 July 2011

Labour - a political movement or electoral machine?

An interesting article in Scottish Left Review by Richard Leonard of GMB which examines the bleak prospects for the Scottish Labour Party unless it rediscovers a political ideology and purpose. Arguments which can be equally applied to Labour at UK level: http://www.scottishleftreview.org/article/looking-for-its-purpose/

'It needs to rediscover its purpose and its soul and so win the battle for hearts as well as minds. To do that it must become less of an electoral machine and more of a political movement. Renewing Labour’s distinctive and historic mission to secure equality, peace and democracy, including economic democracy is not only the right thing to do. It would win back the confidence of working people and so win back their votes too.'