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For better or worse, being evasive until much closer to the election has been the opposition tactic for about 20 years now. I doubt we'll get much more understanding of Ed until the next election looms.

FWIW, I think Labour would have started out on the austerity road in a similar fashion to the coalition, but would have U-turned by now. There are plenty of Blairites who are in love with the nonsense economics of austerity (and the class war side-effects) but where Tory and the remaining Lib Dem voters are all for shrinking the state, no matter what the cost, there would be more pressure on a Labour government to change direction.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2012 at 06:11:01 AM EST
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