He is furious about it, but the prime minister must be delighted. Blue Labour was a term coined for the kind of socially conservative, working-class politics that Maurice Glasman, briefly Ed Miliband’s guru, urged Labour to adopt. Blue as in Tory and as in blue collar: clever, eh?
Well, Miliband didn’t think so, choosing to take the Labour Party in the opposite direction, towards a socially liberal, middle-class socialism – a journey accelerated by Jeremy Corbyn.
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