New Labour, new danger: Tony Blair leads party grandees in attack on Ed Miliband
Andrew GriceTony Blair issued a stark warning yesterday that Labour is in danger of being seen as a party of protest as he urged Ed Miliband not to allow it to slip back into its “comfort zone”.
In his most significant intervention in domestic politics since stepping down as Prime Minister in 2007, Mr Blair said Labour should not "tack right on immigration and Europe, and tack left on tax and spending". Questioning Mr Miliband's strategy to shift the political centre ground to the left, he said Labour must keep out of its "comfort zone but on a centre ground that is ultimately both more satisfying and more productive for party and country".
Mr Miliband came under further pressure as other Blairites including Lord Mandelson and Alan Milburn weighed in behind his call, with the latter telling The Independent that voters "want to know what Labour is for".
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