Monday, 7 September 2015

Yvette Cooper: Corbyn wants to turn the clock back

Consider this: the NHS, post, telephone, water, power, rail and most bus services are all under public control after four years of a ...  Conservative prime minister. Forgive the historic present tense; I am thinking of sixty years ago.

Yesterday's conservative is today's raving lefty.

Do not get me wrong. I believe Corbyn is mistaken if he wants the state to take control of commerce and industry. However, much of the criticism of his programme is too apocalyptic, seen through a Thatcherite prism. It is not only Labour rivals who should be considering how to adjust to a Corbyn leadership and whether they have metaphorically burned bridges. Other party leaders will have to do so. Only six Conservative seats need to change hands between now and 2020 for No Overall Control to rear its head again.

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