Hutton on Labour splits

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Sun Dec 27 14:01:59 PST 1998

Chris Burford quoted Will Hutton:

>How Blair responds will be decisive. Mandelson's fall is a warning that a
>Labour leader must keep his moderate Left onside to succeed; if he does
>not, the tensions at the top of New Labour can only grow.

If Clinton is any precedent, Blair will piss on the Labour left - and should Blair hit a rough patch, the left will be among his strongest defenders. Of course, Britain is a different country....


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