Labour Needs to Push its Progressive Electoral Programme
HARRY BARNES has analysed Labour’s electoral programme and believes it starts to ‘open the door’ towards democratic socialism. He’s also provided a readable 16-part summary for those of us who haven’t yet ploughed through the 200-page document. Here, he outlines what it says about Ed Miliband’s Labour Party.
Under Ed Miliband’s leadership we seem to have come to a programme which seeks (a) to regulate the role of capitalism and (b) produce a more equitable society. This is not a fully fledged democratic socialist programme, nor does it claim that that is our direction of travel: yet it does start to open the door to such a development.
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