PH wrote:NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
The little I know, the first time I heard Starmer talk I thought he is much better than Jeremy.
Unfortunately over the weekend he has confirmed that nothing much will change, he is not going to dish Jeremy's last four years?
There is a division in the party - Those who would go back to New Labour and those who want traditional Labour values. Anyone who can appeal to both is likely to win, I'm listening to what the candidates are saying and questioning if it's what they believe or what they believe will get them the job.
There is also a divide among those who have traditionally voted Labour, but it's along different lines, so the risk is the person most likely to unite the party may not be the most likely to unite the electorate.
I don't know the answer, I don't even know who I'll vote for.
What are traditional Labour values? Which of the Labour traditions do you mean? Wilson? Callaghan? Or something way back on the 1940s? New Labour melded Labour values with pragmatism, which very much offended the purists but won election after election. And put a lot of money into the NHS and other things Labour is meant to care about.