Labour in the last election got soundly spanked, their solution for the problem was to select a union bovver boy as leader to take Labour further to the left.
In the UK Labour got the same treatment and they are now seeking a replacement for Ed Miliband.
Labour needs to embrace a ‘huge cut’ in the welfare bill and severe restrictions on the free movement of European migrants, a senior MP has said.
John Mann, who is on the right of the party, said Labour had lost the election because it was led by an out-of-touch metropolitan elite who saw Britain through a ‘London eyeglass’.
In a manifesto of ideas for the new leader, the Bassetlaw MP said the party had to be more pro-business and needed to ensure that the family became its ‘central focus’.
He said Labour must be less ‘statist’ and must give people more individual freedom, saying: ‘Too often, we have sought to do good things for people, rather than empower them to do it themselves.’
Housing benefit should be slashed, and Labour should argue for restrictions on the free movement of labour in areas where there is unemployment, Mr Mann said.
It is looking increasingly likely that there will be three contenders to take over from failed leader Ed Miliband –Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham.