May 14, 2015

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What Labour needs to do is estrange its awful voters (Rod Liddle, 16 May 2015, The Spectator)

And so now we have to suffer the epic delusions, temper tantrums and hissy fits of the metro-left. They simply cannot believe how you scumbags could have got it so wrong last Thursday, you morons. You vindictive, selfish morons. That has been the general response from all of the people, the liberal middle-class lefties, who have cheerfully contributed towards making the once great Labour party effectively unelectable. You lot voted Tory out of fear -- because you are stupid, stupid people. The Conservatives ran a 'negative' campaign and, because you are either simply horrible human beings, or just thick, you fell for it.

That's been the subtext of most of the bien-pensants, when they're not out screaming with fury in the streets, stamping their little feet and daubing 'Tory scum' on war memorials. It was the subtext of Ed Miliband's magnificently patronising and deluded analysis that Labour (i.e. Ed Miliband) lost the election but 'did not lose the argument'. No Ed, you lost both. You lost the election because you lost the argument. And also because lots of people, including members of your family, thought you were a ludicrous creature increasingly resembling one of those confections in a Dr Seuss book for kiddies. My favourite little temper strop, though, came from a woman called Rebecca Roache, who is a lecturer at Royal Holloway. Tory voters are akin to racists, sexists and homophobes, she asserted on her blog, before adding that she had 'defriended' people on Facebook who had posted links to pro-Tory pages. 'I'm tired of reasoned debate,' she added.


...what use is reason to those who lost the argument?

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