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DMcG BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture? (4165* d) RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture? 05 May 19

There is very little that is clear as a result of the local elections but I feel that Labour's approach of trying to paint everything as a Tory Brexit has failed. The poor Labour results say Labour is definitely being blamed as well. I think everyone in Labour's high command recognised coming out strongly pro-Brexit would lose a lot of votes, as would coming out strongly anti-Brexit. They thought then staying ambiguous would keep most on side especially if they could focus on what happens after Brexit.

To me, the results show you lose voters on all the paths and if you wish to stay ambiguous you can, but do so in the knowledge it could be even worse in terms of votes that either of the alternatives. People expect a party to decide what it wants and then to argue for it. Ambiguity costs.

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