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Launch of Labour for Democracy

Today, an influential group of Labour members are launching a new movement within their party: Labour for Democracy.

Its aim is to reach out to Lib Dems (and possibly Greens as well) in order to prepare a pluralist agenda around progressive issues. Although it does not explicitly say so, it is presumably also preparing the ground for a possible Labour-led coalition after 2015. Their position is based on polling evidence:

On all the major issues  Labour and Lib Dem voters tend to give similar levels of support to broadly  ‘progressive’ value statements, with Labour voters giving slightly stronger levels

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  • User Avatarjean Evans, 4th Aug - 10:39am
    I very much enjoyed reading this, Mark. Generosity of spirit is something I have been brought up to admire and emulate. I agree with everything...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 4th Aug - 10:39am
    Sara Scarlett Without PR by STV (not a referendum but the real thing), an elected HoL or some real change to this party’s ghastly structure...
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 4th Aug - 10:37am
    @ MikeB - "The EU is far more democratic than the UK. UKIP have 20 MPs vs just one MP. The Council of ministers is...
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 4th Aug - 10:36am
    @ MikeB - "Our campaign should not simply be for a “Yes” vote but for a similar change in policy and mindset by the British...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 4th Aug - 10:21am
    TCO I was asking if the activists were representative of the members, not of the populace in general. We won’t know this until we get...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 4th Aug - 10:19am
    A solution. Finance the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to process applicants, if the French government agrees. Take in a number of recognised refugees...