SolarCross wrote:I don't disagree. Furthermore I wonder where all these passionate remainers were for the last few decades when UKIP was repeatedly smashing it in the MEP elections. What does it say about Britain's commitment to the EU, including that of Remainers, when electoral processes repeatedly hand representation in Europe to the one party which explicitly wants out? The MEP elections since UKIP formed are a referendum in themselves.
It remains though that the politics which divide us as a nation now is not so much the old class agitation trip of the 1970s as these two new issues of:
2. the growing political influence the Islamic demographic displacing the jewish demographic as most privileged minority.
That was my point only, I am not endorsing these "rebels" at all.
I am not saying corbyn or anyone else is really "anti-semitic" but they are a party that has to get elected to stay in the game and to get elected you need voters. Anytime one tries to embrace a demographic for their votes you will be tainted by their prejudices and their agendas. Muslims vote too and increasingly they have a significant number of votes to offer. Nothing in life is free though so those votes come at a price.
Yes, the parties need the majority of voters to win power,particulary, in a 'first-past-the-post' system, you are correct about the 'demographic' aspect of it, because, IMHO, that's where Labour, with it's political 'correctness', turns people off from voting for them & it's very noticeable that the party is not very vocal in the media about the things that it's fighting for.
Eric MORECOMBE ; "I'm playing all the 'right' notes,but, not necessarily in the 'right' order".