Labour risks being obsessed with IDPol, ignoring real issuesWatch
I doubt shifting the political focus to class based identity politics would be much to Labour's electoral or public relations advantage.
A terribly confrontational situation has been allowed to develop over the last five years in relation to: discussions over proposed reform of the GRA, hate campaigns against transsexual opponents of self-id and failing to adequately deal with vicious threats directed at radical feminists branded TERFs.
I hardly follow any feminists, tra's or Labour Party affiliated lgbt activists.
Yet my twitter timeline has been filled with near constant exchanges of slanderous accusations, insults and violent threats.
So much aggression, vitriol, Labour Party factionalism and illegal social media abuse often threatening alleged TERFs with violence or rape.
On facebook, mumsnet, reddit, twitter, instagram.
The police should have stepped in to arrest all the criminal troublemakers operating on social media, long before the horrid mayhem started to permeate into real life.
To a less significant degree, the same issues are also present within other political parties too.
Particularly the Greens, Lib Dems and WEP.
They're wonderful at collecting likes and support from people who sound the same way they do, but the behaviour of the party, and in particular its loudest activists, isn't appealing to floating voters. I really don't think class politics would appeal to those people either.