Labour Party as a political party - discussion

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom. It grew out of the trade union movement and socialist political parties of the nineteenth century and has been described as a broad church; the party contains a diversity of ideological trends from strongly socialist, to more moderately social democratic.

Founded in 1900, the Labour Party overtook the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s and formed minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929–31. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after which it formed a majority government under Clement Attlee. Labour was also in government from 1964 to 1970 under Harold Wilson and from 1974 to 1979, first under Wilson and then James Callaghan. More:

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Jan 2, 2016

I rated Labour as a 1. I would do so again as well. It seems invariably that Labour preside over (and partly cause) the domestic problems that Conservative governments inherit. For example, there is not a single Labour government which has left office with lower unemployment than when it came to office, not lower taxes. Not only that but, to take their last government into particular account, they came to office in a country with a balancing budget, historically low unemployment and a strong economy. They took credit for all of this in their early years before spending like there was no tomorrow from 2002. Britain then lost its hard earned surplus and has never balanced the books since. The constant stream of failures have left me resolved to practically never vote for them or support them. Their governments stink and they cause a lot of suffering and hardship.

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