The Labour Party Conference is last week’s news. However, this does mean that there has been ample time for sober reflection. The event itself was disturbing for the number of ways the self-proclaimed ‘Democratic Socialist’ party resembled the fictional ‘English Socialist’ party of Orwell. Certainly the parts of Big Brother and Emmanuel Goldstein have been cast. The main resemblance is the use of hate as tool of ideology. But then I have written that hate is an essential part of socialist expression. This then is a the current hate list, in no particular order, of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. It is so long I have had to split it into two parts.
When Labour attack ‘The Tories’, they are not actually only referring to The Conservative and Unionist Party as led by Mrs. May. Nor are they just referring Conservative supporters, including those people they need to persuade to switch their vote. They also refer to anyone who disagrees with them, or specifically the narrow interpretation of socialism espoused by Jeremy Corbyn. The self-appointed thought-police of Corbyn supporters are very quick to denounce any party member who suggests anything resembling a voter friendly policy as a ‘Red Tory’. Being branded as such means that nothing that person says from then on is acceptable. If they are an MP they are to be deselected in preparation for the New Order.
The Labour Party
Labour had not one, but two party conferences in Liverpool this year. There is too much hate in the party to be just directed externally. So there was separate conference for those Corbyn cultists that actually hate the current Labour Party. A lot of Labour MPs just stayed away. It is on this basis that Labour offer themselves to the British voter as a government-in-waiting.
Tony Blair led Labour to win three general elections in succession, two with landslides. Labour hate him for this.
There is a certain irony that the so-called party of equality has never had an elected woman leader, despite the use of quotas, meaning that actual ability was not so important. It is even more ironic that a party, whose members sign up to the whole politically correct agenda, including mindless feminism, seems content to have its women members subject to the most vile abuse and threats on social media from other socialists simply for disagreeing with Jeremy Corbyn. But that’s modern democratic socialism in Corbyn’s Labour. Party members would rather vote in an inexperienced communist backbencher than any woman who has actual governmental or any kind of front-bench experience. No Warsaw Pact country ever elected a woman to lead it either. Labour women, know your limits!
The White Working Class
Labour made a rather shocking discovery in the 1980s. Their traditional supporters would no longer slavishly vote for them. True, they had not done so in the 1950s, but then the entire post-war period in this country was based on a socialist-founded consensus of centralised statism and economic quasi-dictatorship, which the Conservatives kept ticking-over to a certain extent. This changed in the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher took the state out of the business of wealth creation and abolished economic controls. Labour discovered that their traditional supporters were more or less happy with that.
Labour also discovered political correctness and found that their traditional supporters were not interested. They conformed instead to Marx’s Lumpen proletariat, incapable of a class consciousness, but perfectly willing to take any of the advantages that a liberalised economy could offer, like British Telecom shares. Not even Kinnock threatening renationalisation could put them off. So Labour had to create a rainbow coalition of support using identity politics, state employees, welfare claimants and members of the middle-class comfortably ashamed of their success in life. Their traditional supporters were written off as being too backward.
Over the years there have been many examples of this hate, from Gordon Brown’s writing off Gillian Duffy as a ‘bigoted woman’, to Emily Thornberry’s sneering at the owner of a white van who displayed the flag of England on his house. The most recent example is Shami Chakrabarti’s plea at a fringe meeting not to be left alone with ‘Essex Man’, a shorthand for ex-London white working class, should ethnic minority members desert the party due to its perceived racism. There are no Essex Labour MPs, man or woman. This may continue, as will this article. Stay tuned.