BLP – a hill to climb October 4, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
The scale of the challenge facing the British Labour Party is underlined by this poll from last week for the Times in Britain. As the piece from UK Polling Report notes it came after the Corbyn speech.
…with topline figures of CON 39%, LAB 30%, LDEM 8%, UKIP 13%, GRN 3%. The Conservatives continue to have a solid lead and there is no sign of any benefit to Labour from their party conference (fieldwork was on Wednesday and Thursday, so directly after Jeremy Corbyn’s speech).
And as has been long said on this site, the chances of a Labour victory at the next election have been – for various reasons not least the situation in Scotland, low enough to begin with. The painful but necessary task of consolidation has to take precedence, as well as the projection of a somewhat more left wing orientation of the BLP and all that that requires in regard to building the ground of a credible approach to policy etc. Which in itself is a huge task given the forces arrayed against just such a project. And yet, last week will have made all this a little easier I suspect.