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Blue-collar voters and the Left: Labour must reconnect with those it left behind

Pabst, Adrian (2016) Blue-collar voters and the Left: Labour must reconnect with those it left behind. British Politics and Policy at LSE (14 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The tectonic plates of British politics are shifting. Insurgent parties such as the SNP and UKIP are challenging the century-old dominance of left and right. Whatever their ideological and policy differences, the new populists are anti-establishment and purport to speak for the voiceless, the angry and the disaffected – an appeal to working-class, blue-collar workers (often white and male) who feel alienated and left behind. Here, Adrian Pabst argues that Labour is highly disconnected from this group, and a profound rethink is needed if it is to offer majority politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70475

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