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The great Labour ‘centrist’ con trick

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I FIND the tendency to label as extremists those who wish to see more immigration controls mildly amusing. I mean, what could be more extreme than advocating uncontrolled immigration and a border-free world? Indeed, the irony would be delicious if the charge were not so terrifyingly Orwellian, and so successful in its ability to stifle debate and crush dissent.

Ditto Brexit. Since when was championing national sovereignty and by extension the democracy that gives legitimacy to national governments an extremist or fascistic endeavour?

As an ordinary voter and a sentient (I hope) human being, I find it deeply unnerving and disorienting to see reason jettisoned so readily on a daily basis. The likes of Tony Blair, Andrew Adonis and Alastair Campbell are apparently centrists, despite advocating the abrogation of democracy and open borders. When in power, they presided over a policy of unprecedented, untrammelled immigration that saw communities irreversibly altered, against the wishes of their inhabitants who looked on with a mixture of fear and impotence, terrified to raise objections lest the New Labour propaganda juggernaut denounced them as racists.  And get this: according to a Labour insider, they did this to ‘rub the Right’s nose in diversity’. Do these individuals sound like moderates to you? Do they even sound sane?

As if this wasn’t bad enough, they were also willing to move mountains to reverse the biggest democratic vote in our nation’s history and, instead of reviving our moribund democratic institutions, stay wedded to an authoritarian oligarchy in perpetuity. For heaven’s sake, let’s call a spade a spade: these people aren’t moderates; they’re radical extremists and, more to the point, always were.

So why do our commentators insist on characterising them as centrists even after the failure of their reprehensible plan to stymie Brexit? It’s either wilful dishonesty, self-delusion, blind ignorance or perhaps a combination of all three.

Even their political opponents have fallen for it, referring to them as Labour centrists before mimicking many of their policies – just consider the fact that net migration is now higher under Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party than it was during Tony Blair’s period in office, illegal migrants continue to cross the English Channel unimpeded and 3million Hongkongers have been invited to resettle in the UK. The Tories have been radicalised in an effort to show the world how moderate they are.

Fanatical globalists like Blair have indeed been extremely effective at sowing linguistic confusion and painting themselves and their policies as moderate. Consequently, these same policies have gone mainstream. We actually see them as centrist.

But they aren’t. Notwithstanding their verbal acrobatics and blatant dishonesty, advocating open borders and mass migration is an extreme position to take, as is the negation of parliamentary democracy and the ‘pooling of national sovereignty’ – another example of the globalists’ Orwellian desire to obscure reality (for ‘pooling’ read ‘abolition’).

Not that long ago, they were at it again. An attempt to overturn the June 2016 referedum vote, before it had even been honoured and acted upon, was marketed, incredibly, as a ‘people’s vote’. Thus, an egregious act of anti-democracy was sold as the opposite. You couldn’t make it up!

We need to spread awareness of this globalist con trick and expose its conjurors for what they really are: extremists.

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Joe Baron
Joe Baron is a history teacher from London.

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