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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Shirkers, scroungers, Labour’s mess… time to confront these lies head-on

The dominant opinion in Britain today is that continuing austerity is necessary. There is no alternative. Shirkers and scroungers justify the sharp continuing cutbacks in benefits. Continued hammering of the poorest is warranted, as they are the authors of their own misfortunes. Immigration is at the root of Britain’s ills. And if only we could leave the EU, we could make a fresh start – and a prosperous one too. Every one of these beliefs is wrong, but not one is being challenged as robustly and relentlessly as is necessary. And until they are, it will be difficult for Labour to make progress against such a powerful headwind of prejudice.

Shirkers, scroungers, Labour’s mess… time to confront these lies head-on | Left Futures

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