Friday, 26 November 2010

How does Labour regain trust? The policy review questions

I blogged earlier today on lessons for the Labour policy review from a conversation with Charles Clarke.

The baton is now with a new generation, so Liam Byrne has written to party members to set out the themes and questions for the party's policy review, ahead of tomorrow's National Policy Forum meeting.

There are four broad questions we want to hear about

* How do we grow our economy and ensure good jobs and a sustainable future?

* How do we strengthen families, communities and relationships?

* How do we put power in people's hands, over politics and public services?

* How do we secure our country and contribute to a better world?

We want to know how people see their interest - and the national interest. We want to hear views about the hear and now and the long-term.

Specifically, we would like people to think about the following questions:

1. What are the priorities for protecting Britain from the changes that the government is making? Where are the areas where we should make common cause?

2. What do you see as the key challenges for the future of our country; your community; your family?

3. What are the changes you think Labour should get on with now?

4. How does Labour re-earn your trust on the key issues facing Britain?

The short document is very much about the broad questions of a "blank page" policy review.

We will begin to hear about the leader's plans to colour in the picture tomorrow.

1 comment:

The Management said...

You won't get it right unless you talk to people outside the Labour Party of course. And I am not sensing that is what is coming.