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It might not connect with the voters, but I wish just once Labour would go into a "He's had too many pints" style campaign-a-rant about how this country is being run into the ground.
Just drive home: We've had the longest wage stagnation since the Napoleonic wars, for a while we were the only country in Europe to combine wage contraction with economic growth, if CANZUK was real we'd be the poorest people in it. depending on your measures. sometimes it's New Zealand. Our poorer regions are the poorest in Northern Europe despite the fact that inner London is the richest region in Europe. We struck oil and have nothing to show for it - but only the Scots realise they should be upset about that. The trains are bad, the care homes are in crisis, we haven't had a positive balance of trade since Britpop was a thing, the government only recently noticed that the NHS has been mismanaged for 30 years, we've got a housing shortage that nobody's got any intention of fixing, the unemployment figures are fake, and on, and on, and Ariston.
Just a campaign built around getting the electorate as angry as possible. No "our carefully costed manifesto of decline is a message of hope and optimism" nonsense, just anger. You don't even really need a particularly coherent set of policies to fix the problems: Just lay them out, make people angry that they're not being solved, and viciously mock any solution the government puts forward. Anger, anger and spite. Just one campaign to say: Vote for us, don't vote for us, but if you re-elect this government then the only thing we ask is that you don't say we didn't tell you so, and the only advice we can offer you is to go to college, learn hairdressing, and move to Australia on a skills shortage visa because this nation truly has no future.
I am not myself an angry person. It would just be a nice change of pace from conventional campaigns, which are boring, carefully stage managed, disingenuous and short termist.