While the Labour Wets try to secure their sinecures by dumping the leader of the party the members and unions wanted I thought I’d lay out the colossal failure of the leaders of the MPs brand of Labour. I’ll leave out the wars and self congratulation at saddling the country and NHS in debt and the racism. No look who Labour patronised and subsidised:- Continue reading “Labour Cuckolded”
More from my 12k referendum-day poll on how leavers and remainers see the world differently: pic.twitter.com/VgQ7Z6v9XK
— Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) June 24, 2016
This shows the army of people who voted and generally do not vote in elections for me. The ones who maybe stopped voting Labour in 97 or 01 and were not there in 2005 – the Tories were so despised and the economy seemingly on track Labour actually had a majority off 35%.This minority are not interested in the kind of virtue signalling of Labour where expressions like ‘celebrating our diversity’ or any other I am a great person platitudes may even offend them. Continue reading “Virtue-al Vote Losing”
It’s not hard from a left wing perspective the EU prima facie case of has to go. Yet left response a sniveling Remain vote cos they’re frightened of change! Then they wonder why people vote Conservative and UKIP! Who offer simple narratives and kneecap poor people like it’s going out of fashion but hey it’s an ethos. Lifelong anti EU Corbyn disappears in a campaign he could have led. Look at Greece grovelling before economic sociopaths like Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
The point is whether it’s Labour under Corbyn or Tspiras or Hollande we’d be better off not bothering. The left is skeptical of everything except itself. That is a conceit.
Despite the continual idiocy of David Cameron the BrExit campaign is done. The loony ravings that somehow UK Border Patrols already in place would allow 12 Million Turks here is having less effect. Indeed it is a sign that TV news when it tries can overcome the lunatic ravings of newspapers. Before you claim that Newspapers have no effect consider this.
One other problem is whilst 37% who voted voted Tory and 14% ‘kippy whippies the Tory vote contained probably many who are not BrExiters like the rural folk who get 54% of their income in subsidy. The Tory right should be aware that winning elections by paying frightened little people who lead a subsidised life hardly going to get them to vote the other way. There may also even be a section of the ‘Kip vote which makes the sensible view they want anyone but Labour and are not ideological BrExiters.
The other factor is that the campaign is led by the most extreme free marketeers and they offer the most extreme version of leave. Now a campaign to merely stop paying so much and to step back from the anti democratic bureaucracy may not be exciting but it’s harder to make an economic argument against. Without a blueprint BrExit is a blank piece of paper to be handed to fringe idiots from the perspective of most people.
Saddest of all is Farage of course. The campaign you prepare your life for and you run a ridiculous dogwhistle campaign of racist ranting. You have no single platform just a series of random visions of the future. You’re so toxic few will share a platform with you outside a TV studio.
Most effective commentator on the reasons to leave the EU was Paul Mason and he was against at this time. I’ll vote leave but to aftertime have bet quite a lot we Remain and will enjoy the eclipse of loons like Johnson and Grayling. Sadly Farage will be here to stay.
Nassim Taleb pointed out how minority tastes can come to dominate. Noting most soft drinks in America were Kosher. Or why Pizza is so prevalent. This can be seen by political systems development. Thus although a majority of US would choose many other candidates against the openly corrupt and proud of it Clinton or the preening ignorant narcissist Trump short of a 3rd party interloper that could well be the Election choice.
In England the apparent differences don’t matter where a vast majority of MPs reside in constituencies offer you a choice of a Labour party led by an un-updated 80s Socialist or a Landed and Subsidy junkie Landed Conservative party. Whilst Labour has 2 wings who don’t have a basic idea between them and sadly almost nothing between [politically and their ears]. The Conservatives have a spread of rational views but sadly the Finance and Landed gentry neo Libs are in charge. It’s all very well to believe in Freedom and Markets but how you remain a Conservative? The problem is with the cost and media hiding behind faux impartiality or outright voice of the Plutocrat no MP from Conservative or Labour will lead a breakaway. Being an MP is a sinecure and maybe they hope Corbyn lightening will strike for them?
Possibly if Corbyn stays in charge and gains in the polls finance will be available but again who or what does Labour have to split? Recycled garbage which is how Corbyn got there. They can flip from Austerity more severe than they complained about under the coalition to basically welcoming Osborne’s flips but offering nothing else. They are led by media and Govt even 4 years off an election.
Ed Miliband’s gutless or stupid or undemocratic decision not to back AV will be brutally rammed down Labour’s throat at the next election as a despised Conservative party wins with its 25% coalition of the subsidised.