It is impossible to understand the scale of Philip Gould’s contribution to Labour politics without remembering just how bad things were for Labour after the 1983 defeat. For most British voters — the people whom Labour claimed to represent — Labour was, quite simply, ‘beyond the pale’.
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- 1.Philip Gould, The Unfinished Revolution: How the Modernisers Saved the Labour Party (Little, Brown, 1998), pp. 51ff. All references are to the 1998 edition unless otherwise specified.Google Scholar
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