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

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“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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