UK Labour Party membership.
On 7 April 2007, in The Guardian, Billy Bragg tells us (Labour is already too blue):
1. The UK Labour Party lost 4 million working-class voters between 1997 and 2010.
Most of these people simply did not vote in the last election.
2. Globalisation is the problem.
Jobs have been lost overseas.
Cheap labour has come in from abroad.
3. If it wants its voters back, the Labour Party has to oppose the excesses of capitalism.
The Labour party should be: "a party that defends the ordinary working people against the ravages of the free market; a party that holds those who wield great financial power to account; a party that provides people with a sense of security in an ever-changing world."