Labour’s failure to offer a credible economic alternative to the Tories is going hurt them in next year’s election, according to Charles Clarke. The former Labour Education and Home Secretary proved to be a ray of sunshine on the Daily Politics today, arguing that Ed Miliband has failed to explain to voters why the Labour’s alternative plan for the economy is the right one.
When asked whether the Conservatives’ strategy is cogent, Clarke said:
‘It's very cogent. I don't think it's true, myself, as a matter of fact. I think Labour has a much better story to tell about the last government and the economy than is widely believed. But I think, as you put it, you're completely correct. The Conservatives have put this story across. It is widely believed in the country and Labour has not yet been able to contest it effectively."