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School of Politics and International Relations

Professor Tim Bale, They are out of touch and under threat


“Labour was founded to represent the interests of working people,” writes Professor Tim Bale in the Daily Mirror’s Sunday edition. But over time its “traditional core vote saw a party that no longer looked and sounded like them and which seemed more interested in political correctness than fighting to give them a bigger share of the nation's wealth.” He argues that this has triggered a vicious circle with the party and its working-class voters drifting further away from each other. Reversing that process, he says, will “take a miracle - and certainly a very different leader from Jeremy Corbyn.”
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