Britain Votes Against Jeremy Corbyn’s Radicalism
Britain Votes Against Jeremy Corbyn’s Radicalism
December 13, 2019
Britain doesn’t want Jeremy Corbyn. Yesterday, his Labour Party suffered a crushing defeat. We thought the Trump win was a major earthquake! The results of the UK Election are an earthquake wrapped up in a tsunami.
“Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party appeared on course Thursday to win a commanding majority in the British Parliament, a striking victory that redraws the lines in British politics and paves the way for the country’s exit from the European Union early next year.
The Conservatives were projected to win 368 seats in the House of Commons, versus 191 for the Labour Party, according to an official exit poll. That would give the Conservatives an 86-seat majority, their largest since that amassed by Margaret Thatcher in 1987.”
Folks, this is huge. Not only do the Tories win in as big a landslide as Margaret Thatcher did in 1987, Labour strongholds that have been in place for up to 130 years went Tory last night. Mining towns turned solidly Tory. For example, Blyth Valley is a mining area that has been Labour since the 1950’s. Last night Blyth voted in Conservative Ian Levy. Interestingly, that same area voted 60% in 2016 to leave the EU. Seems to me that the Labour Party ignored that warning sign.
Even with all that the votes were showing, and the fact that many in Jeremy Corbyn’s own party are calling for his head, the official stance of Labour shows that they will stubbornly ignore the lesson they were taught yesterday.
“Obviously, we need to wait for the full results but it looks like Brexit dominated. It’s unquestionable that Labour’s policies are popular. Every poll shows it and there is absolutely no appetite to go back to the centrist policies of old. But in this election we were squeezed by Brexit and it was the defining issue.
Against that storm, we built a huge movement of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people and they won’t stop until we see real change in this country. We will resist Johnson’s attempt to destroy our NHS. We will keep the Labour party socialist. We will build a Britain for the many, not the few.”
What does all this remind me of? Why the reaction after a certain election night in 2016. Then we were told Hillary was a complete shoo-in. She would skate to victory!! And then, suddenly, all the deplorables who’d been telling the political chattering class for YEARS that we’d had it up to HERE with your nonsense, spoke. And that’s how we got Trump.
Yes, folks are quite peeved that Jeremy Corbyn has ruined their lives.
However, there are ALSO some who, as the Labour Party statement shows, just don’t get it. When you have Labour Party officials saying they ‘feel sorry for the voters,’ as if the voters were too stupid to pull the right lever… That’s how you get more Tories.
Labour candidates who lost are fuming. They want Corbyn to quit. They don’t want him or the party as a whole to blame this on Brexit, on Boris Johnson, or the media. Instead they want the blame placed squarely upon Corbyn and his radical manifesto.
A Labour staff member texts, disputing the line that this is all about Brexit: "The one thing that came up time and time again from voters – Corbyn. Whether that was his support of the IRA, his antisemitism or limited grasp of economics. He was the problem.”
— Hannah Al-Othman (@HannahAlOthman) December 12, 2019
How positive is the vote for Britain? The pound sterling rose to its highest level since May of 2018 once the news broke of the Conservatives winning out over the Labour Party. That’s actually very good for Britain.
However, there are quite a few folks who are scrambling for their fainting couches and safe spaces upon learning of the election results.
BBC exit poll predicts Tories to take 70+ seats. If so – a victory of the old over the young, racists over people of colour, selfishness over the planet. Scotland will leave UK. However it does not feel right compared to on-the-ground.
— Paul Mason #VoteLabour (@paulmasonnews) December 12, 2019
Oh wait! It’s Putin’s fault!!
Goodness, those Fusion GPS folks are super talented! Oh wait…
There was extreme election interference in the #UKElection. It didn't come from the Russians. It didn't come from the Chinese. It came from the billionaire class and its political/media lackeys. And it was perfectly legal.
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) December 12, 2019
Here’s the thing, what happened in Britain shows that those in politics, those making the decisions as to how the country will be governed, forgot to or decided that it wasn’t necessary to listen to the people.
The results of the election show that Jeremy Corbyn’s radicalism turned people off. It shows that Labour has lost touch with their party. It shows that far-left politics, socialism, anti-semitism, and woke social justice turns voters away.
The political left and the media here in the U.S. still haven’t learned to listen to the American people. Will Labour start listening now that they’ve had their asses handed to them by the British voters? It seems that Jeremy Corbyn got half a clue and resigned as head of Labour Party.
Feature Photo Credit: Photo by Andy Holmes on Unsplash, cropped and modified
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