by Michael Ford
Jeremy Cliffe, the Economist’s “Bagehot” political columnist and blogger, has been running a stentorian campaign for a split in the Labour Party. Here MICHAEL FORD dissects in detail the wishful thinking behind the arguments
THE Economist has always mixed advocacy with analysis in its columns. The advocacy has, of course, been for a new world order of globalised capitalism resting on liberal values and the unfettered use of US military power.
Recently, however, its advocacy role has gone into overdrive in relation to the Labour Party.
Jeremy Cliffe, the magazine’s “Bagehot” political columnist and blogger, has been running a stentorian campaign for a split in the Labour Party — specifically, for the right wing of the party to break away and set up a new organisation, which he dubs “True Labour” in the assumed likelihood of Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as party leader.
He is always full…
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