Labour’s Slide to Irrelevance Continues and Membership Stats Aren’t Helping

Soft Left Politics

The UK government is an absolute shambles. It is rife with personal divisions. It has absolutely no plan on Brexit, the Single Market, the NHS and social care. It’s divided on education policy, pensions policy, the Human Rights Act, immigration and investment.

For all her popularity, the Prime Minister and her Government is weak. The official Opposition should be storming ahead. Every poll should strike fear into the hearts of Tory MPS. Yet the Conservatives lead by double digits in every poll. Theresa May’s approval rating sits at +18, whilst Jeremy Corbyn languishes at -20 and with groups more likely to vote this divide only widens.

I can not think of a post-war government that has been more undeserving of its electoral strength and arrogance. Nor can I think of a time when a strong Labour party was more needed.

‘Not since Gordon Brown’s response to the global economic crisis…

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