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Which way for Labour economic policy?

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Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by Calhoun on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:21 am

First topic message reminder :

Labour are in a fix, they know they need a new economic policy,  but they have the same old guys who failed with economic policy in govt, aided & abetted by the Union Leaders who sponsor them.
 
Until Labour can come up with a new credible economic policy they will not, nor should they, be elected to govt., it can be done but only with some radical thought and perhaps a look at what the Nordic countries have done over the last 20 years.
Check this article from the Economist http://www.economist.com/search/apachesolr_search/Northern%20Lights
 
We need an opposition that stops navel gazing and puts this country first, acknowledges the disastrous state of our economy and gives the electorate a genuine and credible alternative
 
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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by Ivan on Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:38 pm

tlttf. Haven't you got anything better to contribute than just snidey comments? If you paid attention, you'd know that Labour has decided (wrongly in my opinion) not to restore child benefits to higher earners. Apparently, Cameron thinks that's a bad thing - yet it was his mob who broke their election promise and removed the principle of 'universality'.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirkup/100220374/pmqs-david-camerons-confusing-attack-on-labour-over-child-benefit-cuts/

Of course, if Labour decided to restore child benefits for all, people like your pal from Jersey, and possibly you, would try to portray Labour as the party of the rich, however absurd that idea might be.


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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by tlttf on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:13 pm

I can assure you Ivan I would never class labour as a party for the rich, equally I wouldn't class them as a party for the working class, simply a bunch of chancers.

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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:44 pm

".... the lies that the Tories have been peddling for the last four years about what happened in 2008-9."

Well they would say that, wouldn't they?
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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by Phil Hornby on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:44 pm

"Labour should also go on full attack and nail the myth that the Tories are any good at running the economy..."

Yes a bit more attack would not go amiss. Although when I mention it, those who know about such things appear to tell me that Miliband mustn't 'show his hand' too soon and all that.

I'll never get the hang of this politics stuff... Shocked
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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by bobby on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:16 pm

Hello Phil. I am totally with you on this one, Neither of the Eds need to disclose policy, as lets face it how can they know now just what a mess they will inherit from the previous Government. What they do need to be doing is discrediting the Conservative led Coalition at any and every given opportunity, not stand at the dispatch box and reel off questions he knows Herr Cameron can not or just will not answer. All of the Conservative lies should be pushed into the voting publics faces and keep doing so till the fight is won.

I actually like Ed miliband, and think he will make a good Prime Minister, the problem is, he isn’t too good in opposition,
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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by oftenwrong on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:00 pm

Fortunately, the Big Bad Wolf doesn't know where we are.

We're over here!! Whoooo! Over here!
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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by tlttf on Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:21 am

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Re: Which way for Labour economic policy?

Post by boatlady on Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:15 pm

I wonder if a return to the PRINCIPLES of the Beveridge Report, combined with an intelligent argument about how they can and should apply in today's economic climate, would adequately serve Labour's policy needs?

After all, we now have Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness all over again - I'd like to see some policies that address those issues, in a rational, non-judgemental and evidence-based way.

Or is that a bit too academic and geeky?
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