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Reader’s comment: Two-party irrelevance


In response to Michael St George: May’s legacy – division, distrust, and democracy in ruins,

Peter Evans wrote:

Mark Steyn has today offered a rather hopeful vision of what May’s legacy may bring at the next General Election. As he perspicuously observes, come said election, which for some curious reason the ‘mainstream’ parties are now terrified of, the people will find it a good deal easier to get themselves a new elite than the elite will find it to get itself a new people, continued mass immigration notwithstanding:

Had Parliament reflected the people, there would have been a pro-Brexit party and a pro-EU party. The former would get almost all the Tory vote plus the Old Labour working-class redoubts and most Ulster Unionists. The latter would get New Labour, the Lib Dems, the Greens and the Celtic nationalists. After Sunday, neither Her Majesty’s Government nor Her Loyal Opposition has any motive to seek a sudden general election, so it is likely that they will simply sit tight, resume the subversion and contempt of the last three years and get back to widening the chasm between themselves and the people. Which means that when the election does come it will be even easier for the electorate to do as they did last week and cast them aside.

If Conservative and Labour wanted to go back to old-school business-as-usual Conservative-Labour politics, they would implement Brexit tomorrow and move on. The longer Brexit paralyzes UK politics, the more irrelevant the old two parties will seem.…

Bring it on!

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