Of course, anyone can solve Labour’s problem but Labour itself. Â They have gotten themselves stuck in a trap of their own making, and the rules won’t allow them to break free.
What sort of person is a member of the Labour Party? Or a union boss? I have no idea. But I do know they aren’t the people whose vote Labour needs.
And that’s Labour’s problem. The leadership aspirants are pitching to the wrong audience. The Labour membership has a 40 per cent say in choosing the new leader. The unions 20 per cent. And the caucus the remaining 40 percent.
That alone is off-putting to Mr and Mrs Centre-Voter. They don’t like union bosses. And their politics aren’t those of the Labour Party.
Labour’s problem is the people who were voting Labour but are now voting National.
Well duh. Â Everyone knows this. Â Even the people in the Labour Party. Â But the delicious irony is that they have democratically voted in a system of organising themselves that’s killing them. Â Â Read more »