That the establishment media and centrist/right-wing politicians still give any credence to Tony Blair or his views about the Labour Party says a lot about them. Fortunately the general public doesn’t take this same view.
Anna Soubry voted along with the Tories to implement austerity, the economic policy that resulted in Brexit and the death and suffering of the most vulnerable. A new “centrist” party isn’t about stopping the Tories or Brexit, it has always been about stopping a transformational Left Labour Government from gaining power.
– 14 million people – a fifth of the UK population – live in poverty
– Child poverty is predicted to rise 7% between 2015 and 2022
– Homelessness is up 60% since 2010 and an exponential growth in
the number of food banks.
– A 49% real terms reduction in funding for local governments since 2010
When asked about the kind of future the UK faces, Mr Alston said:
“Britain is heading towards an alienated society where you have pretty
dramatic differences between the upper classes and the lower classes.”