New Labour types cannot even acknowledge the pursuit of Tory 2015 voters would have been/was fruitless (triple lock and social care, dementia tax, barely dented those greedy Boomers’ votes). Whatever else Corbyn got the strategy right but guess what the sterling silver spoons of New Labour don’t even have the heart or analysis or brains to even acknowledge that. Continue reading “All Credit Mr Corbyn”
I read this in Haaretz on why Israel was turning to fruitcakery:-
And left-wing voters have lost interest in the character of their country in recent years. After all, it’s not very liberal to tie yourself in knots in order to shape a society in accordance with your own values. Their secularism has been privatized. They have moved onto dealing with “nano” problems – questions of lifestyle like alternative weddings, circumcision (yes or no), Reform prayer at the Western Wall and girls getting called up to read publicly from the Torah.
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This. As true of a ‘left’ celebrating difference and stroking its virtue by not just pointing out racism, sexism etc but celebrating itself as superior because it uses the right pronouns and sentences people to penury for uttering a word out of place in the public sphere. For enforcing anodyne comedy on TV! Continue reading “Nano Problems”
Labour fans obsess with grouping and cataloging every small ethnicity in a country that is predominantly White European. Its ramifications the almost bizarre paradox where you say people are different and that should be celebrated and that some need tolerating and then say we are all equal. A group viewed as less in need of Labour patronage such is the Jewish community. The past horrors begat upon them rationalised and perspectivised whilst other ‘communities’ are excused current violent minorities, racism and misogyny. Continue reading “Racism Not Anti Semitism Is Labour’s Problem”
Labour’s real problem is the MPs and their cadre stand for absolutely nothing and have only platitudes and Overton acceptable sound bytes. Countering this is an old left brought up in the land when we [working class] were all brothers together in unions. They really have nothing in the old Social Democrat camp. With Farron a wet blanket of Overton statements, the nonsensical and the bland. The centre (or centre left as those with no memory might call it) has no champions.
Whilst not being au fait enough to defend against counter rhetoric a sorta Bernie Sanders even, pragmatic enough and not a Wall Street/City puppet, seems not to exist.
The other side is does anyone really believe Kendall & co would be in a better place? Another vacuous mumbler about the market with their support for the PFI fraud and rendition and torture still in even modern memory?
In many ways Corbyn’s apparent short livedness offers a greater opportunity to enter 2020 with a better leader but not a broken New Labour minister with more baggage to Labour supporters than Jennifer Lopez.
At present I still won’t vote Labour they offer 2 choices that barely escape rancidity.