Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Extinction Rebellion could help build Green support, already on 5% in the poll the other day. But Labour need to swerve them and just put forward policies. Corbyn did this quite well, talking about "green jobs", but was too much of beardy to carry it off. Starmer could make that pitch work.
The messages have lacked fine tuning in the past.
That's what all he Roubles pouring into Tufton Street were supposed to buy, and there's a lesson there.
Where the carefully crafted message doesn't conflict with personal experience, you're just doing Advertising.
Where it grates a little you need the friendly press to do a little polishing.
But when it's in direct opposition, the wheels come off.
Labour's challenge has been alack of fine tuning, and a lack of massage discipline.
On green issues, you are swimming with the tide, but need to block the "Starmer wants to ban your £5 dress fomr Matalan" and "Starmer wants to ban your car repair business".
These are always portrayed as "Guardian/Islington" concerns.
The first fix is through well rounded green policies that don't leave the poor behind.
Ensure that the green jobs will be created in country, attache the costs of disposal and planned obsolescence back on the manufacturer (Much harder to do than say).
Consider electric cars, they'll be good in about 5 years, but not necessarily affordable.
Why not another scrappage scheme to replacet the old gas guzzler for a new electric.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle