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Reader’s comment: Two-party politics is kaput


In response to Patrick Benham-Crosswell: The Brexit Party is raring to go – in every constituency,

rapscallion wrote:

What Iain Martin doesn’t appear to have grasped is that the Brexit Party wasn’t formed to fight the Euro elections and he is clutching at straws when he mentions that they only narrowly lost the Peterborough by-election, and we all know why, don’t we? What he has not taken on board is that a party that was formed only seven weeks before should actually end up narrowly losing.

It is almost as if Martin deliberately chooses not to see what is going on around him. The time of comfy two-party politics is irrevocably broken in this country, and it was broken by the two major parties themselves who had hollowed out their own parties as to be unrecognisable. Both parties were filled with the fluffy liberal progressives who couldn’t care less about those who voted for them, so the working classes were betrayed by Labour over and over, and the same thing happened to the Tories, who referred to their voters as the Turnip Taliban. That’s an awful lot of people they thumbed their noses at, and something they had been doing since at least 2003.

No surprise therefore that they expected their voters to vote remain in June 2016, and just for good measure threw in Project Fear. The result was the chickens coming home to roost. What has followed is all the evidence we need that the cosy two-party politics is corrupt, treasonous, broken and on its last legs. The Brexit Party isn’t just about Brexit, which must be delivered by the way, it is about the restoration of representative democracy in this country. That those in parliament should represent the people and not their own narrow interests. It is about restoring trust in our institutions, in the civil service and all the other machinery of government. Most of all it is about us taking back our country from those who are more than happy to sell it out to the EUSSR.

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