It’s Labour that is now Britain’s true ‘Nasty Party’
FROM dinner parties to national parties, I’m being increasingly surrounded by aggressive and intolerant Leftwingers who think it’s “OK” to insult and denigrate the democratic choices of millions of voters.
Conservative MP Bob Stewart stood up in Parliament this week to report that a Left-wing teacher told other pupils not to speak to his son just because of his father’s political views. An ex-soldier and Bosnian war hero, he’s used to the rough and tumble of political debate, but to see this extended to his children – not by other kids but by their teacher – is shocking.
But to be frank this is no surprise. The generally Left-wing bias of most teachers means parents have long got used to their children being brought up in a classroom that does not necessarily give equal weight to contrary views on social issues. What is different now is the vehemence with which many liberals express their beliefs.
Friends tell me of being trolled on social media for merely putting their heads above the parapet and going against the middle-class norm by voicing support for Brexit. Social lines are being drawn and supposedly nice people are encouraging a subtle kind of apartheid against those who views they disagree with.
Whatever happened to respecting other people’s views and having a lively but polite conversation about politics?
THE clear answer to this is that normally comfortable liberals have been shaken out of their complacency by the twin votes of 2016 giving us Brexit and Trump. According to them, these results should never have happened and are the result of ignorance and prejudice. Not the overdue reaction to a liberal agenda that has ignored the legitimate concerns of less privileged people for more than a decade.
As a result, these liberals now feel at “war” with half of society. In the US, many angry Leftwingers call themselves the “resistance” and have hit the streets with increasingly aggressive protests.
In the UK, they see little wrong in the idea of tearing down statues of national heroes and insulting a different version of history they don’t agree with. There’s something fanatical about this, reviving memories of young Chinese communists destroying anything to do with their imperial past.
Having lost two elections in a row, the same rabid intolerance is inside the Labour Party which truly deserves to be called the new Nasty Party now.
Jeremy Corbyn and his henchmen are so blinded by their reckless determination to turn us into a Marxist regime that they save their greatest venom for their own more moderate Left-wing colleagues. As seven Labour MPs dared to back the wishes of the nation and vote in support of Brexit legislation this week, they got the full impact of Corbynista trolls.
Dennis Skinner was branded a scab for sticking to his principles and expressing the views of a majority of his Bolsover constituents. Caroline Flint was told she should be “utterly ashamed” of herself and had “voted to hand dictatorshiplike powers to the Tory Government”. She in fact abstained.
I’ve never quite understood the reasoning of the hard-Left that calls democratically elected Tory leaders dictators and yet heaps praise on actual socialist tyrants around the world.
Labour MP Frank Field quite rightly derided the Corbyn-led “guerrilla warfare campaign against implementing the wish of the British people to leave Europe”. No doubt he faces constant calls to be deselected by members of his own party.
This is a pattern of behaviour that is making the Labour movement less inclusive and more intolerant of a diversity of belief. Amazingly, key independent Labour figures such as the mayors of London and Manchester are not being allowed to speak at the upcoming Labour Party conference in case they rock the boat of homage to comrade Corbyn.
This summer Kezia Dugdale stepped down as leader of Scottish Labour because – following the death of a close friend – she considered life is too short to spend it fending off Corbyn’s attack dogs. Her polite reference was to her leadership being a “difficult but fulfilling challenge”.
Brought up with dancing on Thatcher’s grave T-shirts and cries of Tories are “lower than vermin”, Corbyn’s summer surprise result has unleashed more ugly Left-wing invective against Brexiteers, Tory voters, Trump supporters and even their own party members who dare to voice commonsense views on important issues.
SARAH CHAMPION MP was sacked from Corbyn’s shadow cabinet for saying Britain has a “problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. No one can deny her honourable role in bringing these abhorrent crimes to public attention. It was left to Conservative MP Sajid Javid, a British Pakistani, to defend her and call for an open debate about the “racial motivation” behind child sexual exploitation. But in the Labour Party open debate seems to be dying.
That is the really worrying trend behind the growth of the illiberal liberal. In their hatred of views contrary to their own they are clearing the path for a hard-left Labour Party which, if ever it gained power, would shut down political opposition in a frighteningly brutal manner.
It is already doing this within its own ranks and would continue to do so in government. Then it really would be true to talk of a Labour dictator.
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