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To be elected in 2020, the Labour Party needs to confront one problem above all others.

And that problem is that it is seen as the party of poor people.

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Labour Party may be ahead in the polls but it has one fundamental weakness in this campaign – it is fighting on so many different fronts simultaneously. Bizarrely Ed Miliband has demanded that he gatecrash tonights BBC’s ‘Challengers Debate’ in a move that can only damagingly expose the tensions at the heart of his Labour Party.

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Will Cooling explains why nobody should listen to Tony Blair when he says we shouldn’t have a referendum on continued membership of the European Union.

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With Ed Miliband becoming the latest politician to call for ‘One Nation’, Will Cooling looks at the history of this most enduring political cliché.

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Mitt Romney and Ed Miliband

Mitt and Ed: Uninspiring leaders?

There has been considerable frustration on both sides the Atlantic at opposition leaders who have failed to capture the public’s imagination or excite their own party base despite poorly polling governments and continued economic hardship. Why have two large, successful parties only just out of government failed to produce the leaders their country needs?

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Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott got into trouble with a loose twit where she said ”White people love playing ‘divide & rule #tacticasoldascolonialism” in response to criticism of the use of black community leaders in the coverage of the trial Stephen Lawrence murder trial. She predictably got assailed by all sides in response, eventually forced to back down after receiving a public telling off from her leader Ed Miliband. Her ludicrous defense that she was solely referring to imperial tactics in the former British Empire didn’t help matters as the tweet was clearly comparing the situation today with British tactics in places like the Caribbean and Africa where (for example) Indians often became hate figures amongst local populations due to their prevalence in the imperial civil service.

The irony is that her crude generalization of white people is an example of the successful divide and rule tactics used by the governing classes since the mid-sixties.

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