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Dagenham, close to barking

[2 June 2012] The Labour Party has appointed a new policy co-ordinator, John Cruddas, MP for Dagenham.

But hopes that he might improve party leader Ed Miliband’s appeal to the masses seem misplaced, if this extract from a Cruddas speech at the University of East Anglia is anything to go by:

‘What interests me is not policy as such; rather the search for political sentiment, voice and language; of general definition within a national story. Less The Spirit Level, more, What is England.’

Yer what, mate? [MC]

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