Tuesday, 10 January 2017
And Share Alike
All that Labour has to do is demand that Theresa May deliver on her own promises or very broad hints.
Those include workers' and consumers' representation in corporate governance, shareholders' control over executive pay, and the restraint of pay disparities within companies.
They include an investment-based Industrial Strategy and infrastructure programme, itself including greatly increased housebuilding.
They include action against tax avoidance, with a ban on public contracts for tax-avoiding companies.
They include a cap on energy prices, which those in the Labour Party who now oppose the Leader decried as illiterate Marxism when Ed Miliband proposed it.
They include banning or greatly restricting foreign takeovers.
And they include an inquiry into Orgreave, which the Government has effectively conceded by producing no better reason not to hold it than the fact that it was a long time ago and the pure assertion that it could not happen today.
Then, of course, there is the reversal of the previous cuts to mental health provision, and the considerable expansion of the service beyond that.
Plus the retention of the four hour A&E target, since at the very least neither she nor Jeremy Hunt ever said that they were going to abandon it.
All in all, more than enough to be going on with.