FOR THE MANY
NOT THE FEW
2,000 out of 500,000
As of 2nd April that was the total to date of Coronavirus tests carried out on NHS staff.
The Government is presiding over a chaotic and under resourced testing regime. While all along world opinion is that the only tool we have to bring the pandemic under control is to test test test.
This is the man leading a Government which stands on a ticket of 'getting the job done!'. The view from where we are now says that just aint the case.
The Time For Change Is Now
The message delivered to us in December was resoundingly clear and demands a major reassessment of leadership and policy. The leadership failed in their efforts to broaden support, and their policies were ridiculed, rejected, or both.
Interminable distillation of worthy and respectable socially democratic policies produced a manifesto which was implausible. In large part it was as unpalatable to the wider electorate as is all that we stand against is to us. More of the same is not an option if the Labour party is ever again to win a general election.
The dewy-eyed notion of ‘traditional Labour heartlands’ is gone; they voted for Boris and the populist conservatism he offered. Whilst the past informs the argument, it is policy and politics which determines the future.
In this leadership election we must select the candidate with the character to lead both Party and Nation; and with the capacity to formulate policy worthy of a government in waiting.
To repeat over again what has gone before and expect a different outcome is, as Albert Einstein said, the definition of insanity.
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