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Blair’s former speechwriter spells it out for Labour

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As always, Comment Central's latest exchange between Danny Finkelstein and Philip Collins, Tony Blair's former speechwriter, is a great read.  But I figured CoffeeHousers might enjoy this passage in particular.

Daniel Finkelstein: Do people in the Labour get it, in your opinion? At Cabinet level, say, or senior adviser level, do they see what is coming [in the next election]?

Philip Collins: No, I don't think they get it at all. To help them I am going to write the next bit in capital letters. YOU ARE GOING TO GET SLAUGHTERED. Quite.