September 26, 2016

THE LEFT IS THE RIGHT:

Jeremy Corbyn Re-Elected: Hard Left Kills Off the Labour Party (Alex Massie, 09.24.16, Daily Beast)

At 11:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Theresa May, the newly ensconced leader of the Conservative Party, won a handsome victory at Britain's next general election. It was also the time, the precise moment, when the Labour Party ceased to exist as a functioning electoral force. For it was at 11:45 a.m. that it was announced that, for a second time, Jeremy Corbyn was duly elected leader of the Labour Party.

The Labour Party that has produced six prime ministers, from Ramsay MacDonald to Gordon Brown, is no more. It is an ex-party. It has ceased to be. A once mighty electoral machine built upon the sweat and passion of the working class has been taken over by the far left, a patchwork coalition of cranks and Trotskyites much more motivated by ideological purity than tedious, even banal, considerations of electability. In Corbyn's world, winning elections is for losers. 

The Labour Party is not trudging into the wilderness, it is enthusiastically scurrying to the nearest, highest cliff from which it may leap. This is a party embracing its own downfall. It is quite a sight, the like of which British politics has not seen in decades. 

Their reaction to Tony Blair is doing more damage than the Right's reaction to W--Trump will be gone soon and we'll have our party back.
Posted by at September 26, 2016 3:27 PM

  

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