Editor’s Note: I’ve been sick for the past few days. I am feeling a little better though this morning so there will be more posts.
UPDATE: The Blue Wave:
The British people , 43% of them, have knowingly voted for a proven liar, who has avoided debate and scrutiny throughout the election, who openly & repeatedly uses racist, offensive language to describe those different to himself. What does that say about our country? #GE2019— Peter Clifford (@OutlawPete65) December 13, 2019
What message are we sending out when we’ve given a comfortable majority to the most far right, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic party in years? The world must see as such a bunch of tiny minds who continuously shoot ourselves in the foot #GE2019— Feminist Killjoy™? ???? (@feminism_etc_) December 13, 2019
I'm rewriting my lesson plans for British values, letting them know it seems to be ok to be a racist, misogynist, homophobic liar; you'll still get what you want – and the public will reward you. #GE2019— Ambreen (@aarzoo58) December 13, 2019
HOW TO: – Lose An Election.— Pavox (@Pavox) December 13, 2019
1. Refuse to accept the result of a democratic vote.
2. Call everyone who disagrees with you racist.#ElectionResults2019 #GeneralElection #GeneralElection2019 #GE2019 #ConservativeMajority
UPDATE: Worth reposting in light of Labour’s collapse. Is the Democratic Party really going to nominate Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders?
U.S. registered voter support in a multi-party democracy:— Boris Stan Account (@PatrickRuffini) November 18, 2019
28% Labor (working class center-left)
21% Conservative (traditional-right, pre-Trump)
19% Nationalist (basically Trump)
12% “Acela Party” (socially liberal, globalist, fiscally centrist)
10% Green (basically AOC) pic.twitter.com/7tBD3g6Skn
UPDATE: The result of the British election with the collapse of Labour in the north of England is only the most vivid illustration that the rise of the “far right” and “populism” is all about the angry, alienated middle rejecting the extreme social liberalism of the Wine Track Left. See also Trump winning the Midwest in the 2016 election. What appears to the Wine Track Left to be a huge victory for racism, xenophobia and bigotry is populist voters who lean economically to the Left, but who lean to the Right on social conservatism rejecting their extreme positions.
Makes perfect sense to me. I know why they did it it.
UPDATE: I guess the public wasn’t interested in the Liberal Democrats message of helping LGBT+ asylum seekers.
Labour majorities in red wall seats in 1997:— Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) December 13, 2019
Bishop Auckland: 21,064
Great Grimsby: 16,244
Clwyd South: 13,810
All have gone blue #ge2019
British socialism has always been: patriotic, democratic, ordinary, rooted in family and neighbours, and the workplace.— David Reed (@DdotReed) December 13, 2019
Whenever it gets hijacked by public school intellectuals, the public rejects it. We have learnt this lesson too many times.
Whenever I argued within the labour movement that we were headed for disaster, that we were alienating our core vote in our traditional heartlands, I was told I was a ‘reactionary’ who held a ‘nostalgic’ view of the working-class. A bit of humility is in order from some people.— Paul Embery (@PaulEmbery) December 13, 2019
Just three months ago, at Labour party conference, I was warning that the second referendum strategy would result in meltdown in our traditional working-class constituencies. But they all knew better. pic.twitter.com/bQe1uKINoE— Paul Embery (@PaulEmbery) December 13, 2019
Don Valley (Caroline Flint) falls to Tories. Labour since 1922.— Paul Embery (@PaulEmbery) December 13, 2019
Tories take Sedgefield too. Labour since 1930s.
Labour’s loss of so many northern Leave-voting seats is cataclysmic.
UPDATE: Labour BTFOd.
This is a historic repudiation of social liberalism.
If the GOP was intelligent, it would be trying to build a coalition of conservative, nationalist and center left populist voters, but instead it prefers to squander its majorities on libertarianism.
This is not just an election but a deeper realignment of our politics. The old left v right economic divide continues to make way for a new cultural divide. A desire to respect Brexit, reform migration & prioritise the nation has led workers to trade left for right #ge2019— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) December 13, 2019
In honor of Jeremy Corbyn losing here's this amazing video pic.twitter.com/lLwI7MEdKZ— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) December 12, 2019
So there we are. Turns out the British working-class wasn't prepared to support an uber-liberal, London-centric, middle-class party after all. Refusal to honour Brexit has utterly killed us – as some of us repeatedly warned. Now watch the swing away from us in our Red Wall seats.— Paul Embery (@PaulEmbery) December 12, 2019
The Corbynites said to people “why don’t you just f**k off and join the Tories”. So they did.— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) December 13, 2019
The working class didn't really change. The Labour Party moved socially left and the working class is finally starting to notice. https://t.co/rVFjY4ZTJ9— Jack Buckby (@jackbuckby) December 12, 2019
Bolsover is forecast to go Conservative.— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) December 12, 2019
This is going to be a huge, existential crisis for Labour.
The Brexit battle is over. Britain will now formally leave the European Union. And the European Union will contract for the first time. 'Remain' will have to transform to 'Re-Join'. And that will be a much harder, longer and perhaps generational struggle #ge2019— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) December 12, 2019
THE CONSERVATIVES ARE TURNING THE NORTH EAST BLUE. I AM CRYING. #GE2019— Darren BREXIT IS COMING HOME Grimes (@darrengrimes_) December 12, 2019
I can’t stand the Tories but bloody hell, seeing Labour perform this poorly feels great. This is what you deserve for abandoning the white working class in favour of your open borders, communist dream.— Laura ? (@thisislaurat) December 12, 2019
Look at the likely Conservative gains: Workington, Bishop Auckland, Dudley North, Halifax, Wakefield, Don Valley.— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) December 12, 2019
Key message: it's easier for the right to move left on economics than it is for the left to move right on identity
Johnson has grasped the new formula #ge2019
This is devastating.— Shailja Patel (@shailjapatel) December 12, 2019
Greed, hate, and cruelty won.
The rest of the world will pay the price for the UK's terrible failure today. And it will be a terrible price.#GE2019
You know Conservative voters will be looking at those numbers for the #exitpoll right now and cheering. Cheering knowing that they are wholeheartedly supporting homelessness, starving children, oppression of minority groups, and losing free healthcare. It’s fucking vile. #GE2019— Steph ? (@queermurphys) December 12, 2019
I’m so, so sorry guys. Just utterly devastating. Brexit just smashed us. Keeping together an electoral coalition of Remainers and Leavers as the country bitterly divided just became impossible.— Owen Jones? (@OwenJones84) December 12, 2019
Who needs those moderate White working class voters who are populists with social conservative values? Am I right?
Tonight it was my absolute honour to present @BBCEastenders with the @PinkNews Best Drama Award for their Pride episode back in July.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 16, 2019
Drama has a unique ability to educate, and to address important social issues in a popular way. And that’s exactly what Eastenders has done. pic.twitter.com/9oysWRthGl
Boris Johnson and the Conservatives are expected to win in a landslide. AOC endorsed Jeremy Corbyn this morning.
We’re monitoring this but all the polls suggest that Corbyn and his Wine Track Labour Party are set to go down in flames. Maybe this will finally end the roadblock to BREXIT. The British election looks like it will be very similar to the 2020 election here in the United States where the Democrats seem poised to nominate a Wine Track liberal and lose to Trump.
Note: It has gotten so bad in the UK that The Guardian recently admitted that Labour needs to win back social conservatives.