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Third Parties, the Easy Solution, but not the Right One – “The Unfinished Revolution: How New Labour Changed British Politics Forever” – Philip Gould

December 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Politics, UK Labour, United Kingdom

But most of all I believed that a new party was the easy solution, not the right one. However successful the SDP was, it could not destroy Labour but only rival it, leading to yet more fragmentation of the left. The one answer was to stay and fight, to change Labour completely and make it [...]

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Government and Party Growth – “The Unfinished Revolution: How New Labour Changed British Politics Forever” – Philip Gould

December 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Leadership, Politics, Progressive Politics, UK Labour, United Kingdom

Tony Blair’s Foreword: One area where I completely agree with Philip, and which is a reproach to my leadership, is that in government I did not pay sufficient attention to continuing to build the party. There are a multitude of reasons for this – not least the enormous pressure of governing – but it was [...]

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