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Labour’s missing link

It’s good news that at last Labour is launching a 10-point list of policy commitments which should silence those who continue to say on the doorstep that they don’t know what the party really stands for.   These are all powerful points, and if repeated enough by party spokespersons and party activists on the ground, they should succeed in making the Labour case a strong, positive and evocative one.   But there is one key element which is missing, and the omission of this could seriously harm Labour’s prospects in pulling back absconders to UKIP in England and the SNP in Scotland where the 2015 election looks likely to be settled.   That key missing element is the commitment, if Labour wins, to shift away from the failed policy of endless spending cuts which have lost all sense of purpose to the already proven policies of economic expansion, growth, jobs, and higher incomes.
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