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School of Politics and International Relations

Labour should be approaching its party conference with hope, not despair


Ahead of the Labour party conference this weekend, voters have yet to decide if Labour is a safe emergency service to rescue the country. Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary University of London said: “Even this government can’t defy political gravity for ever." Bale has agreed with party analysts who say Starmer may not be popular, but equally there is no hostility to him either. The phrase of the moment is that Labour now has “permission to be heard”. 

This was covered in The Guardian



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