This evening the Workers Party of Britain will be launched. Stay tuned.— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) December 14, 2019
There’s NOTHING “left-wing” about mass immigration. Not for the countries losing their best and brightest nor for the workers already here. It’s a confusion of liberalism with real labourism to believe otherwise. “Free movement” of cheap labour is a big business bonanza. #Brexit pic.twitter.com/SQmmEXGlrq— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) November 20, 2019
Workers Party of Britain goes live pic.twitter.com/gG2cvTNgiT— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) December 14, 2019
Why Labour deserved to lose https://t.co/UVO8IOnOMO— EMPEROR WHITEPILL (@CptBlackPill) December 14, 2019
How did the Labour Party lose? I’m sure the story is essentially no different than what has become of the Democratic Party since the 1960s and 1970s.
It was captured by upper middle class metropolitan liberals and woke activists who waged a demographic, economic and culture war against the White working class while offering them nothing but handouts. Tony Blair and Bill Clinton also embraced the worst of neoliberal economics. This has set off an endless cycle of backlash politics which has driven the orphaned working class into conservatism. That’s how we got Donald Trump, BREXIT and Boris Johnson.
The scene in the documentary below with the older voter in Jaywick or at the election in Stoke-on-Trent could be anywhere in the South or Midwest. The London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan who killed Jack Merritt was “born and bred” in Stoke-on-Trent. He ain’t no terrorist. The government of the United Kingdom is also more interested in keeping people like me out of the country than jihadists like Usman Khan. It is liberalism gone insane.
“For the crisis is not Labour’s alone. It is a crisis of social democracy that has been gripping the left the world over. So far Labour has bucked the trend, not least because our voting system artificially pumps the party up, as it did in 2005 and 2017. But political gravity cannot be resisted for ever.
Labour now joins the ranks of the French socialists, the German SPD, the Dutch social democrats, the Australian Labor party and so many others in or near the departure lounge of politics. And the test here is not “can you be fleetingly in office?”, but “are you a growing and energetic force capable of addressing the climate crisis and big capital; are you a force for the transformation that society needs?” Unless we understand what’s happened, and how such a force is now created, then any recovery will be built on sand.
Like a leaking pipe, social democracy has been in slow decline for decades. The erosion of class identities, the decline of factory production that produced social solidarity, and then the fall of communism – all pulled the rug from beneath the feet of social democracy. It lost its agency and its method of operation. It lost everything.
Next came globalisation, individualisation and consumerisation. Labour eventually adapted to the terrain in the shape of New Labour, but that sugar rush of repositioning only worked by sowing the deeper seeds of discontent we saw erupt yesterday. …”
Do you remember the Solid South? It voted for FDR four times. It was liberalism which brought an end to the New Deal coalition in the 1960s and 1970s. It was decades of neoliberalism which deindustrialized the Rust Belt. It was liberalism which flooded Britain with Third World immigrants and which also deindustrialized the north and Midlands.
Imagine a Labour activist snarling at an older White working class voter and calling him a bigot for using the wrong pronoun because he doesn’t understand why he has to believe in a thousand different genders or why it is a good thing that he is becoming a minority in his own country. Antifa are the militant expression of this group. The toxic middle class liberal and their absurd ideas are the rub of the problem. The “far right” which voted for Farage, BREXIT and UKIP are mostly former Labour voters who are social conservatives who are fed up with it.