To be honest, I haven’t been that bothered about the General Election.
Corbyn is unelectable in any circumstances: whatever the truth of the matter, he was and is perceived as pro-terrorist, anti-Semitic, and financially irresponsible.
I like many Labour policies, but I most strongly object to their murdering fetuses stance, their choose-your-own-gender nonsense and all that flows from it, the clamping down on dissent against illiberal “liberal” orthodoxy, and the Islingtonian sect mentality (the C of E is developing a similar sect mentality—thank God I’ve retired—but the C of E is irrelevant so it doesn’t matter).
I like some Conservative policies. We should. protect our borders. That doesn’t mean we should repel refugees: far from it, we should welcome them. We should expect immigrants to respect our society. We should be thrifty. We should take responsibility for ourselves, especially our health, for at present there is an expectation that the NHS will sort our stupid decisions (try to slither through the alcohol-induced vomit on the floor of A&E on a Saturday night). But I wonder when was the last time a Prime Minister was so openly dishonest, untrustworthy and apparently lacking in decency.
As for brexit, I voted remain. With daughter and son in Dublin and pensions in Euro, it made sense personally. There is something about togetherness that is admirable. Yes, the EU is run by seemingly arrogant, self-seeking and unelected suits, but one way to deal with that would have been to change it from the inside. But it is as it is, and Владимир Владимирович will be pleased.
But one thing niggles at me. I have this feeling that a very significant factor in the leave vote was concern about immigration. If so—I’ll be condemned for this—I rather suspect that it’s immigration not from the EU, but from the former Empire. Leaving the EU will do nothing about that.
I voted leave.
Immigration is not a concern for me though. Without the influx from the former empire our NHS would be on its knees more so than it is already. Without the influx from the eastern EU Our warehouses would have no staff. I love our cosmopolitan society. My main concern about the EU is and remains that it is not democratic. I support the views of the wise Tony Benn now deceased and Dennis Skinner now sadly ousted from his seat by anti corbynites.
We could have had it all with Jeremy but instead we have yet another 5 years of tory rule with more lies.
Quite agree. In 2016 there was much more immigration from outside the EU than from inside… Chris and I made that point at the time to anyone who would listen.