9:30 am - December 31st 2009
A defiantly optimistic Gordon Brown will today try to woo back Labour’s lost Middle England voters with a New Year message promising ‘a decade of shared prosperity’.
The Prime Minister will admit that Britain needs change – but he will insist that he is the one to deliver it and will warn that a vote for the Tories will ‘wreck the recovery’.
Reshaping Labour’s class war attacks, Mr Brown will accuse David Cameron’s team of plotting to create a country where the ‘majority lose out while the privileged few protect themselves’.
But stung by criticism from senior ministers that the class-based attacks are alienating floating voters, Mr Brown will also promise that Labour will do more for ‘aspirational’ voters on middle incomes who have abandoned the party.
While there’s absolutely no evidence middle class voters have abandoned New Labour because it wasn’t “aspirational” enough, this narrative works for me.
The word “privileged” should be used over and over again until it is drummed into people’s minds.
Meanwhile, Charles Clarke and Barry Sheerman MP should probably STFU and accept that the time to get rid of Brown has passed. They should have done that last year at the party conference.
Sunny Hundal is editor of LC. Also: on Twitter, at Pickled Politics and Guardian CIF.
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