I can imagine a campaign poster.
Blue Labour will make the trains run on time. And put muslims on them.
Some gallows humour while we can still laugh.
Actually what bothers me more is that I can see a wider constituency for a watered down version of this on the left. As a fairly random example here’s a post just now from the urban75 forum which has been liked by a few people:
Just on this, the blue labour bit - there are aspects of blue labour that appeals to me, in as much as I think people in and around blue labour are sometimes better at rooting themselves in what the working class actually is and the rejection of the annoying-ness of the orthodox modern left is something that strikes a chord, but then there are many other parts of what blue labour is that is regressive rose tinted shite. Tbf blue labour isn't one thing, it's lots of competing things so I suppose that's inevitable.
But Blue Labour as an actually existing grouping - Glasman (baron) met with nick timothy and others around May in run up to '17 election (which is where some of the shit in tory manifesto came from), against a labour opposition actually offering materially different policy, also called for ban on all immigration. That is fucking grim shite and should absolutely be opposed. Stuff I've read from prominent blue labour types like rowenna davies has been shit too, not in any way offering insight on advancement of working class interests, backed Smith in challenge too. Both in Spiked orbit too. Fuck the pair of them.
Then, of course, there is the fact that blue labour was very influential in Miliband era, its ideas were tested and found wanting. Yeah there is some wheat to separate from chaff but there is a fuck load of chaff.
If the left can look at blue labour ideas and see anything to be attracted by then something is going very wrong.