And where, in this nightmare, is Labour?
Terrified of the media, easing inexorably to the right.
The vampire New Labour rises, a symbol that Labour is cut off, perhaps fatally, from its roots and its credibility – who will take lessons from a Labour frontbench as monied and remote as this? Tony Blair might have won in 2010, he informed Bloomberg Markets last week, preening.
Yesterday Liam Byrne, the shadow work and pensions secretary, suggested that benefits under a Labour government should vary according to contributions, presumably to counter the ludicrous Tory claims that anything else will amount to being on Mick Philpott’s “side”. So they, too, will “make work pay”.
~ Tanya Gold
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