Could Lewisham be the starting point for Labour and the people to fight back?


Lewisham is a place where Labour could round on the coalition’s cuts programme, and begin to restore the ‘tacit covenant’ that Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford believe Labour must have with constituents – ‘a covenant about housing, work and security, a sense of neighbourliness and community.’
Would third-term mayor Sir Steve Bullock be my kind of Labour? I thought Sir Steve might say a few fighting words about wrangling extra funds out of government for Lewisham’s poor. At the very least, he might pretend resistance.


Steve Bullock’s AGM address … sounded less like a warning to the Cameron-Clegg coalition than a job interview for it.

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