Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sympathy for the devil

It's not often someone makes me see Tony Blair's good points, but Michael Meacher in the Guardian today managed to do just that.

In his article Meacher spells out what he believes Blair must do to "reconnect with Labour core voters".

Yes, it's the same Michael Meacher who spent the 1980s as Tony Benn's representative on Earth, and thus did more than almost anyone to ensure that the Tories stayed in power for 18 years.

Benn may have greeted the party's 1983 defeat as "eight million votes for socialism", but most of his colleagues drew the lesson that connecting with Labour core voters is not enough.

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