Skip to comments.Why Labour Lost
Posted on 12/17/2019 5:07:41 AM PST by a little elbow grease
So there we have it. It turns out that the British working-class was not, in the end, willing to throw its weight behind a London-centric, youth-obsessed, middle-class party that preached the gospels of liberal cosmopolitanism and class war. Whod have thought it?
Well, me for a start. And plenty of others who had been loyal to the party over many years and desperately wanted to see a Labour government, only to be dismissed as reactionaries who held a nostalgic view of the working-class.
It barely needs saying that these election results are an utter catastrophe for Labour.
Labours meltdown in these places will come as no surprise to anyone who was paying attention and wasnt blinded by ideology or fanaticism.
There is supposed to be a period of introspection, while Labour considers why it lost. This is unlikely to happen. Already the battle lines are drawn: Corbyn and his supporters blame Brexit supporters. His opponents blame Corbyns far-left policies and practices. Below is an article which points in another direction. It suggests that Labour (and not just London Labour but Labour of the cities rather than the towns and villages of Britain) have lost touch with its grassroots. I do not agree with all the points it makes, but this is clear:
Labour must stop treating the traditional working-class as though they were some kind of embarrassing elderly relative.
(Excerpt) Read more at martinplaut.wordpress.com ...
Gotta ask Joy Reid about Trump winning Vermont next year.
Paul Embery made some excellent and timely points.
Labor lost, because nobody likes commies.
We all want it to be.....we all want to believe that the American spirit survives under all the disgusting, wacko policies and behavior of the very visible Leftists. Im thinking that Labour didnt cheat as much/provide enough voter fraud, for Labour to win. The voter fraud in this country seems to be light-years ahead of Britain. Pelousi doesnt seem worried that she might be leading her Party off the cliff. She seems to believe they will take everything in 2020, no matter what they do or how they behave.
I do think we are seeing a fundamental political change.
The Progressives have held power by default through government bureaucrats and media dominance. Most people don’t like Progressive values. They think that things have gotten weird. Just to pick on one thing — transgenders are HUGELY significant to the Progressives. But why? Normal people don’t care about that stuff at all.
Donald Trump showed people that you could push back against the media and the bureaucrats. It’s a Great Awakening. And now the UK is awake as well.
When you have candidates spewing tax increases, free sh## for those who don’t earn, free shi# for those who are invaders, free sh# for those snowflakes and lazy a## freeloaders, you have a losing candidate
The average Joe sees it this way: When eveyone the elites are lifting up as in need of their recognition is not ever you, you start to get it.
Yes, if they recognize them.
Communists are "hiding" themselves pretty conspicuously here in America, yet some people don't see them.
They call themselves socialists.
This reminds me of how Trump won in 2016.
- March 19, 1944, Ayn Rand
Thats what you get for paying heed to those commie bots on twitter.
My guess is that Labour will follow the lead of the Dems in the USA. That is they will alienate their traditional base in the belief that they are irrelevant and shrinking. This will cost them some votes in the short-mid term, but may be a winning long term strategy. To negate this, the Tories must shut the door on immigration while they are in power. Unfortunately, they might follow the lead of the Reps in the USA and do absolutely nothing about it.
Even though I proudly state the above I am not pro union.
Yes .... our Dems. have been at it forever (Check out the great book 'Votescam' if you feel like it.)
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Pelousi doesnt seem worried that she might be leading her Party off the cliff. She seems to believe they will take everything in 2020, no matter what they do or how they behave. ---
I hope she is worried. Maybe she's just liquored up more than in the past years.
People that work for a pay check and are not in a union commies too? Because that is labor.
I'm not sure this is possible in the UK. It looks like they all vote on the same day by paper ballot. The votes are tallied and the results known in almost all cases before the sun rises the next day.
The only reason we vote the way we do in NJ, at least, is to permit fraud to occur.
They want politicians to respect their way of life, and their sense of place and belonging; to elevate real-world concepts such as work, family and community over nebulous constructs like diversity, equality and inclusivity. By immersing itself in the destructive creed of identity politics and championing policies such as open borders, Labour placed itself on a completely different wavelength to millions across provincial Britain without whose support it simply could not win power. In the end, Labour was losing a cultural war that it didnt even realise it was fighting.
Sound familiar? I bet the other thing not lost on the voters is that those screaming loudest about economic inequality have cushy urban jobs writing policy papers and such while intending to do nothing to improve the life of those who actually do productive work [aren't those kinds of jobs obsolete in advanced states?]
Yes, look what those "men turned (NOT)women" have been allowed to do in girl/female sports competitions in high schools and colleges! It's sickening! And it's a huge turnoff to ANY REASONABLE PERSON.
The Progressives have held power by default through government bureaucrats and media dominance. Most people dont like Progressive values. They think that things have gotten weird. Just to pick on one thing transgenders are HUGELY significant to the Progressives. But why? Normal people dont care about that stuff at all.
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