Appearance on LBC Radio: Iain Dale interviews me on Labour’s abandonment of the working class

Iain DaleWith the People’s Assembly falling on the day Ed Miliband announced he would be sticking to Conservative spending plans, there was much talk last week of Labour abandoning the working classes.

It’s not exactly news. Labour gave up on the working class two decades ago. But now I’m helping to build a new party of the left, Iain Dale invited me back on his LBC show to discuss the issue.

I have to say, while I disagree with Dale on many things, I have a great deal of respect for him as an interviewer. Aside from one fairly irrelevant question about my age in which he noted that I wasn’t born when Labour released its 1983 manifesto (dubbed the longest suicide note in history), playing to the ridiculous argument of personal experience over knowledge, I felt he asked some very challenging and pertinent questions.

You can listen to the full interview here

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