'The centrists really didn’t want this election. The reasons were never made especially clear. I know some people said it was a trick to force through No Deal Brexit, and apparently it means some (as yet unidentified) school had to cancel its Christmas fete.
That all seems rather shallow, or even stupid, reasoning on which to object to a chance to take power and reform the country. And yet hundreds of Labour MPs abstained the vote to approve the election.
Why is this?
Why are Labour MPs upset at the idea of being in power?
Why didn’t notionally “liberal” or “progressive” columnists cheer on the idea of removing Britains “hard right” government?
Because the only alternative is Jeremy Corbyn, and a whole raft of policies they pretend to support, but would never vote for.
As is so often the case, The Guardian is the perfect case study. A little ants nest of neo-liberals, scurrying around in desperate efforts to excuse their loyalty to the wealthy elite. None daring to even vaguely endorse Labour.
Polly Toynbee would prefer a hung parliament.
Suzanne Moore rails against the “forced binary” which forces us “fix identities and form hierarchies” , whilst artfully neglecting to endorse any particular candidate.
She smugly rides above it all, sneering at people who invoke “austerity” and “the working class”, brandishing her lack of values as a sign of her hip modernity. Her line…
I reject the false binary between “austerity” and a tolerable amount of antisemitism”
…gives just a taste of bitter gruel ladled out by Jonathan Freedland today.
Nowhere is the situation better encapsulated than in his column, “Many Jews want Boris Johnson out. But how can we vote for Jeremy Corbyn?”
Here we see four years of carefully cultivated black propaganda being efficiently harvested by a master of intellectual dishonesty.'
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