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Peter Mandelson insists hard-Left MPs must back leader or go

Peter Mandelson has suggested that hard-Left Labour MPs should be deselected if they refuse to back Keir Starmer’s policies. Speaking at an event by the Reform Scotland think tank on Thursday, the former Labour spin doctor said it was “essential” to remove the influence of Momentum in the party.
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Starmer has ‘second chance’ to turn Labour round after ‘disastrous decade’, says Peter Mandelson

Sir Keir Starmer must distance Labour from its “disastrous decade”, with the party’s annual conference being a pivotal moment in the “long march back to electability”, Peter Mandelson has warned.Speaking to The Independent, one of the architects of New Labour argued the party had come a long way from “ground zero” at the 2019 general election but was yet to “re-establish” its credentials among voters in Britain.Lord Mandelson, who served as a cabinet minister under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown said the Labour leader – elected during England’s first lockdown – now had a “second chance” to set out his stall,...
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Peter Mandelson: I'd love to work in a Keir Starmer government

Peter Mandelson has said that he would be delighted to serve in a Keir Starmer government as he urged the Labour leader to do more to project his personality to win round voters. Lord Mandelson, one of the architects of 'new' Labour, said that former prime minister Tony Blair was...
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Peter Mandelson is wrong about Labour’s ‘hard left’ – socialism can win elections

Keir Starmer’s failures as Labour leader have been much of his own making. Expending precious political capital removing the whip from Corbyn, suspending hundreds of members who issued motions in support of the ex-Labour leader and glibly repeating the slogan “under new management” until blue in the face has left a policy and vision vacuum that has pushed the party backwards.Why then, when a Labour Party that is led from the right does poorly in a set of elections, is it the fault of “hard left factions attached to trade unions”? Ask Peter Mandelson. In a set of interviews...
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Peter Mandelson: ‘It’s simply a myth that Labour can win from the left’

Peter Mandelson was the special guest this week at the last class of this year’s “Blair Years” course that I teach at King’s College London with Michelle Clement and Jon Davis. He offered a bracing defence of New Labour, arguing that the party has to learn the lesson of its three election victories – that it can only win from the centre.
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