The Start of Labour’s Long March: 1985–1992

  • Patricia Hewitt


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. 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
  2. 4.
    Deborah Mattinson, Talking to a Brick Wall: How New Labour Stopped Listening to the Voter and Why We Need a New Politics (Biteback, 2010), p. 45.Google Scholar

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