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The problem with Labour’s “community organising” pitch? It has no idea how to organise a community

It is entirely right that those battered by faceless administrators are represented and fought for. But there are practical issues that even the best of intentions cannot overcome

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Labour's blue sky thinking comes with good intentions. But it takes more than this to provide the help people truly need. Photo: PA

Like an answer trying to get its question back, Labour wants to reconnect with those who have abandoned it.

The crushing swings at last month’s general election, which saw long-standing working-class Labour voters flood to the Tories in once-safe seats, has left members scrambling for ideas on how to win them back.

One idea that has gained currency is that Labour should take to “community organising.”…

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