Labour failed in the local elections.
The Conservative party is not that popular, nor in truth is Theresa May.
As such Labour should have picked up seats like crazy. It should have been easy.
Yet they failed.
Some put the blame on the anti-semitism, and yes, this will have had an effect. The great problem was that for most of us on the outside, it seemed that Labour simply did nothing about it.
In deed this could be Labours great problem, is that it has many masters it seems to need to keep happy (Momentum, Unions and its members), while giving the feeling that the voting public are at the very very very bottom of the list.
One of the problems with Labour, is that its mainly a middle class party, with middle class MP’s, all claiming to be the party of the working class. They often seem to talk down to the working class and seem to believe that the working class want to live in council houses.
In truth the working class, wants to move upwards. There aims are not to live in mold ridden council flats but to own a nice house and have nice holidays.
This middle class ideology of some sort of modern soviet state in the UK is not what most people want.
To be honest, I like Jeremy Corbyn. He has values that I like, such as being vegetarian (like me), and is against nukes and a few other things. But at the same time, I feel he is ‘stuck’ in an ‘ideologist’ mind set. An ideology that feels so in the past.
Then we have Momentum, who some appear to be thugs. Some seem to have been bulling Labour MP’s. To me this seemed extreamly nasty.
Over the last few years, I have also seen Labour supporters even call Labour MP’s traitors and so on, if they dared compain about the Labour Party in any way.
In the last election I believed that Labour were to scrap university loans. I loved the idea. Then after the election, it was then stated this was a hope rather than something they were going to do (I felt coned like many).
See also: Labour is the real nasty party
- Local elections 2018
- Local election results 2018: Parties must break out of comfort zones
- Labour lost key London councils because voters think they’re RACIST after anti-Semitism row, defeated Jewish candidate warns
- Committed vegetarian Jeremy Corbyn suggests he is considering turning vegan
- Jeremy Corbyn’s allies’ secret plot to axe up to 50 moderate Labour MPs and replace with hard lefties
Some twitter posts:
- “I lost my seat this morning, five colleagues in Barnet lost their seats on the council. We were on the verge of winning the council”
- “People are not seeing the Labour party as a viable party of government, up against what is probably the worst government in our lifetime” says Alastair Campbell, the former Labour director of communications
— Peter Brookes (@BrookesTimes) May 5, 2018
"It would appear that hurling abuse at anybody currently unpersuaded by the magnificence of Jeremy Corbyn didn't actually persuade people to vote for Labour." @mrjamesob #Election2018 pic.twitter.com/6dbdyOTC9c
— LBC (@LBC) May 4, 2018
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