I get the argument that the tories have so fucked the economy of this country that Labour cannot come in like the cavalry in a 1960’s western with John Wayne saving the day. However they do need to keep the opportunity to veer left open? So win the power and then turn things around. I am not sold on the ‘economic growth’ will be needed to power greater spending’. Personally I am still a member of the anti-growth league (but I guess that most people are just greedy and want more – hence the decline in the fecundity of our planet.

But I guess a Blairite Labour is better than any Conservative government. I just wish they would keep the vision of a better future open.

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