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We should be the natural home for younger voters. But today we’re not. Because too often we sound like people who just don’t like contemporary…
Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need…
We should be the natural home for the millions of Britons of immigrant origin. But we’re not. Because too often we’ve sounded like people who…
It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a…
So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the…
I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to…
They don’t think we’re in touch with modern Britain, or understand modern Britain or like modern Britain.
We need to show that we know and understand and can reflect today’s Britain. Today we don’t.
The problem we have is not Labour, in however it is configured.
The party at its best has always been a modern party.
Our party has known great, great days. But we have no God-given right to survive, let alone to succeed.
Our share of the vote overall rose by less than 1 per cent – yes, that’s right: less than 1 per cent.
But if we can work with people in other parties to get the right answer for the country we’ll do that.
If we want to change what people think of us, then we have got to change.
Our party’s committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime.
For the most part our grassroots members are serious, nice, tolerant people.
If we do what we think is right, not try to point-score, people will begin to trust us.
We said in our 21st Century Party paper there are 61 mosaic groups, which the market research people use as different socio-economic categories and half…
Our party believes in diversity, not uniformity.
We should be the natural home for young mothers. But we’re not. Because too often we sound like people who think the only good mother…
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