I don't fight, I run away
After resigning from the party in December, I got a response from Membership Services yesterday, including:
Okay, but basing political decisions on focus group results – e.g. don't criticize the government's handling of COVID too much because people don't like it – seems anything but credible to me, never mind a shameful abdication of responsibility. I wouldn't trust anyone whose politics are so utterly shallow.The brutal truth is this vision is just a dream unless we win back the trust of the people. We have a long road ahead of us, but we’re not going to win back those we’ve lost with one single speech or a clever policy offer. Trust takes time and it starts with being a credible Opposition, taking the job seriously. That is what we will do.