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Labour had Declared War on the Middle Class – “The Unfinished Revolution: How New Labour Changed British Politics Forever” – Philip Gould

December 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Extremism, Ideology, Politics, UK Labour, United Kingdom

Labour (of the 1980s) had not merely stopped listening or lost touch: it had declared political war on the values, instincts and ethics of the great majority of decent, hard-working voters. Where were the policies for my old school-friends – now with families and homes of their own – in a manifesto advocating increased taxes, immediate withdrawal from the EEC, unilateral disarmament, a massive extension of public ownership and exchange and import controls?

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