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Should voters punish Labour for its lockdown stance?

1 July 2024

10:58 PM

1 July 2024

10:58 PM

One perfectly valid reason for voting is to reward past success and punish past failures. We have no guarantees about what politicians will do in future, whatever they promise. We know what they did in the past.

For millions of right-wingers, this punish-reward perspective is central to their decision about how to vote in 2024.

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