My other point is that there is no party offering an alternative to the cuts imposed by the current government with the exception of the SNP . Not much use if you're not in Scotland.
The electorate in England isn't interested in voting for anti-cuts candidates, that's why all three maim parties are committed to spending cuts. There are anti-cuts candidates but they get nowhere at election time.
If there was significant support against austerity then you can be sure that the self-serving careerists and political opportunists which make up New Labour would be jumping on the bandwagon and shouting loudest against austerity.
Of course if the Labour Party was still the mass party of ordinary working people, as it once was, then it would be providing the leadership required to counter the misinformation from a Tory dominant press, and making the case that austerity isn't working and it is simply an ideologically motivated stunt to redistribute wealth in favour of a privileged few.
Instead of allowing the Daily Mail to dictate Labour Party policy.