Rather than demanding a punch-up with the left at this week’s Labor convention, Sir Keir Starmer intends to speak directly to voters about his aim to lead a “party of change” in a direct election, at a cost that is issues will be fought. such as affordable homes and rising energy prices, a close shadow cabinet aide has pointed out. Granthshala.
Many expect a clash with the left at the Brighton gathering when he set out this week’s pamphlet to set up Sir Keir’s vision as a violation of his promise to stick with key elements of former Jeremy Corbyn’s agenda.
In a provocative move, Mr Corbyn on Friday accused the leadership of “failing to listen” to the labor movement by calling for a wealth tax and rapid disruption of the economy, and warned that leaders were trying to sideline members and unions. and “close the debate with a plan to give lawmakers more power to choose future leaders”.
But on the eve of the five-day conference, shadow housing secretary Lucy Powell stressed that the policy platform being developed is “radical” and that Labor is expected to be the party of change in 2023 or 2024 after nearly 15 years in the election. will allow you to go. Tory-led government.
He dismissed as “hackneyed” the idea that Sir Keir should follow the example of Neil Kinnock or Tony Blair by demanding a confrontation with his party that he is in charge of.
“I don’t really get into the argument that she has to have some kind of false inner line to show her strength,” Ms. Powell said.
“I don’t think Keir is about that and I don’t think that’s what he intended.
“What this convention should and will be about is, more than anything, talking directly to the country and voters about the issues they care about.
“It means a living crisis and a housing crisis. This means a huge hold in the education and mental support and social interaction that our children need and the enormous backlog of pressure that the NHS is under, and it will be long before you reach the climate crisis. I have no doubt that this will be the main focus of this conference.”
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