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Labouring under false pretences

Don Paskini argues that labour needs to return to grass-roots campaigning. What do you think?

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I would argue the opposite. Labour wins not “when it is the future”, but when Labour activists knock on doors and talk to people. Anything which doesn’t contribute to that is displacement activity.

This might be the defining statement of the Pamphlet Labour tendency – a clever, articulate piece which argues the totally nonsensical proposition that campaigning in elections is displacement activity for the Labour Party and is a distraction from the key task of re-defining public value and values for the post-austerity age.

I would argue the opposite. Labour wins not “when it is the future”, but when Labour activists knock on doors and talk to people. Anything which doesn’t contribute to that is displacement activity.

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