Does the left need a new political party?

Writing in today's Guardian, Left Foot Forward editor James Bloodworth rejects the idea that there is a need for a new party of the left.

Writing in today’s Guardian, Left Foot Forward editor James Bloodworth rejects the idea that we need yet another new political party on the left.

Of the newly-formed ‘Left Unity’, Bloodworth writes that it ‘misses the point’, as Labour’s current inertia in reality stems from the left ‘no longer knowing what it stands for’:

‘While it’s easy to sympathise with the sentiments behind Left Unity, it is difficult not to feel that the creation of a new party is missing the point. For, while it is correct to call Labour out for its half-baked message, the crux of Labour’s inertia is not so much due to Ed Miliband selling out, but rather down to the left no longer knowing what it stands for – a consequence of failing to get to grips with a 30-year crisis of socialism and social democracy.”

Read the full article here.

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