Miatta Fahnbulleh, a Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation, was attacked by Tory author Max Hastings who called the Labour party’s manifesto a “Marxist prospectus”. Ms Fahnbulleh was answering an audience member who asked whether the party should take a break from “Corbynism”. She did agree the party needs to change.
Speaking on BBC Question Time, Miatta Fahnbulleh said: “Instead of talking about socialism which quite frankly for a lot of people out there doesn’t mean anything.
“Set out a vision for the type of country you’re trying to create.
“Set out a vision that says we don’t think we should have an economy where a minority of people do disproportionality better and lots of people are left behind.
“An economy where one in three of our children live in poverty. One of which we don’t protect our environment and say instead, ‘let’s club together, let’s provide services that will look after us’.”
Mr Hastings interjected: “But Miatta didn’t millions of voters reject a Marxist prospectus.”
Ms Fahnbulleh continued: “I don’t believe it was a Marxist prospectus.”
“At no point in the election did we actually talk about the type of country or economy we wanted.
“We talked about getting Brexit done. We talked about the NHS and trade deals.”
The attack comes as a BBC Question Time audience member pointed to the reality of the Labour Party’s situation as he highlighted their humiliating defeat.
The man explained Jeremy Corbyn is to blame for their huge losses in the northern heartlands but the front bench also the reason.
He went on to predict the Labour party won’t make it to power for another 10 years.
Speaking on BBC Question Time in Oxford, the man said: “The reality is that Labour lost because it had a totally unelectable leader.
“We had a front bench which was just not good enough and manifesto that lacked credibility.
“The sooner the party understands that and recognises that by winning three general elections from the centre is how you win power and do things you want to do.
“You will never get back in. It will be 10 years before we get anywhere near the Government again.”
The audience erupted with applause as Remainers on the panel were left red-faced.
Miatta Fahnbulleh, a Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation, was attacked by Tory author Max Hastings who called the Labour party’s manifesto a “Marxist prospectus”. Ms Fahnbulleh was answering an audience member who asked whether the party should take a break from ” Corbynism “. She did agree the party needs to change.