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Theories on why Labour is failing to surge ahead in the polls| Letters

A push on pensioners’ issues won’t put Labour into power, some readers say, though others disagree. Electoral reform? A rational economic policy? A new shadow chancellor? Morgan Stanley?

Owen Jones suggests that in order to win the next election Labour has to appeal to pensioners (Why isn’t Labour surging?, 30 November). He reminds us of the government’s “chaotic Brexit process” yet fails to consider that Labour’s own Brexit ambiguities have created a serious problem.

In the big cities Labour failed to mention Brexit and received massive majorities; in the small towns where Labour emphasised its pro-Brexit credentials their vote barely increased. The vast majority of Labour voters do not want Brexit, yet Labour appears to take them for granted.

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Source: The Guardian