In response to Tim Bradshaw: Will playing down the Brexit bounce rebound on Boris?
Whilst I agree that reforms to the Anywhere class are needed, turkeys do not vote for Christmas: hence the switch in campaigning away from Brexit by the Tories, to shore up support in the Anywhere south. Thus the tightening in the polls, when Labour realised they had the opposite problem and began their wooing noises about ‘Come on Home’ to the Somewhere voters in the Midlands and North.
It remains to be seen which party’s transvestite apparel is revealed first. It also remains to be seen which party adapts fastest, because neither has a solid enough coalition to address the changed political climate.
johnnydubb wrote: An excellent article.
Today we vote. A choice between a socialist party and a Marxist party. Let’s hope that the Brexit Party matures into a combination of the best of old-fashioned Labour and Conservative values, which I think existed only briefly, if ever.
James Alexander wrote: Good article, thank you.
The unwashed masses who are expected to vote once every few years may have had a degree of awakening as to what our politicians, media, etc are up to but it takes VERY little to get them back into their boxes during, or afterwards, as witnessed by the return of traditional tribalism only a few months on from The Brexit Party receiving 60 per cent-plus of their votes in some constituencies.
And this is NOT a ‘normal’ General Election, Brexit is the primary issue.
To borrow another Orwell quote, ‘If there is hope, it lies in the proles.’
And you know how well that turned out.
Brexit should be invigorating change and challenge, but it is being presented as ‘continuity’, ‘get Brexit done’ and that unfortunate stone in the road will be done with.
To me, the tone of voice in ‘get Brexit done’ has always been closer to what you might say when your horse has broken its legs.