After ten months of Labor Government one has entirely lost that confidence so widespread on the Left prior to the election, and reflected in our earlier DISSENT article. There we sketched a version of Labor’s strategy, an optimistic view of what Wilson’s “center-left” was about. We suggested that a stress on an expanding social sector, on unionization and the incorporation of white-collar and white-coated workers in a new working class, on the enlargement of political modes of decision-making and control, could become the basis of a socialist transformation. Such a strategy could connect, we thought, with structural changes already taking place in British society.
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