Balls and Watson are doing their best, for their version of the Labour Party
Corbyn and McDonnell are doing their best for me
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Ten Pledges’, you could be forgiven – but they’re at the heart of Labour’s electoral chances.
Unlike the usual political double-speak, they are clear, concise and written in ordinary, everyday English:
What’s more, they genuinely speak to the core concerns of the vast majority of the UK’s people. Communicating them, clearly and effectively, to the population-at-large would have a massive impact on the credibility of Labour as a party of government, while at the same time harnessing the undisputed desire of British people for something different, distinctive and authentic as an antidote to the message-managed, slick, insincere ‘more of the same’ politics we’ve grown used to – and sick of.
The ten pledges, unlike the notorious and ill-conceived ‘Ed Stone’ unveiled by Miliband’s Labour during the 2015 election campaign, are conspicuously down to earth, grounded and real.
They’re also conspicuous by their complete absence from Labour’s…
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