If this report of the comments by the Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Folkestone & Hythe is symbolic of Labour Party policy planning, strategy and implementation then the Labour Party really 'don't get it'!
"....... the failure by both the Government and the Party to explain adequately the advantages of being in the EU; from the freedom to travel and work in the EU without hindrance, to the need to cooperate throughout Europe to combat terrorism, meet the challenges from Global Warming and solve the banking crisis."
Since when did we need to be in the EU to 'cooperate to combat terrorism, meet the challenges from Global Warming (said existence open to question - Ed) and solve the banking crisis'?
He then continues that Labour's failure at the European elections are:
"Failures the The Labour Party must put right within 5 years time if we wish to have a role in shaping the Continent’s future."
5 years - have a role in shaping the congtinent's future? Dream on Donald!
"......but perhaps the new divide between those who rule us and those who are ruled contributed more so. Prosecuting benefit cheats when no MP was expelled or sent to prison for claiming for duck houses or garden maintenance was an outrage to those struggling to live on JSA."
Never mind those on Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) Donald, it was an outrage to taxpayers and the electorate as a whole!
In fairness Donald did manage to get this right though and it is something all political parties would do well to remember:
"Top of the reasons for the euro disaster must surely be the Government’s failure to honour it’s Manifesto pledge to call a referendum on a New European Treaty. Such serious pledges once given must never be denied." (my emphasis)