Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Balance of Power

Last night's four Labour rebels are complete outliers, representing the anti-Marketeer tradition on the Old Labour Right rather than the usual Labour opposition to the EU by which Jeremy Corbyn is unsurprisingly surrounded. The MPs from that, figures such as Dennis Skinner and Ronnie Campbell, know that Corbyn is one of their own, and are utterly loyal accordingly. 

Anyway, Labour people do not vote on Brexit. Nor do most Conservatives. That is why 17 million people are not going to vote for UKIP, just as 16 million people are not already voting Lib Dem. In general, the electorate is bored beyond endurance by the whole subject. 

That boredom set in during the week before the referendum, and it has only intensified since. Leave and Remain alike have been the stuff of pub bores and male virgins since before a single vote in either of their causes had been cast.

That said, the referendum was swung by the areas that in so doing rejected 29 years of Vote Leave's and of UKIP's Thatcherism In One Country, going back to the Callaghan Government's turn to monetarism in 1977. The answer to that is already on course to be delivered, with the polls now pointing very clearly indeed to a Corbyn-led Labour Party as the largest party in the coming hung Parliament.

We need our people to hold the balance of power. I need £10,000 in order to stand for Parliament with any realistic chance of winning. My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email instead, and that address accepts PayPal.

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