Fatal Exception wrote:Because your party won't be successful if you aren't an awful banana split who wants the poor to die?
At the moment? Yes.
It's interesting, because whereas historically there has always been a large working-class left-wing vote, it seems that contemporary politics has already moved towards having the demographic structure of the United States: the dirt-poor and ultra-rich have united in having extremely right-wing 'Republican'-esque views, whereas the middle-class can be more amenable to 'Democrat' style centrism. This set-up doesn't really leave a niche for left-wing thought at all.
I'm sure the pendulum will swing back to that centrism in 10 years once Labour have completed the long process of sorting themselves out and some charismatic young centrist MP is experienced enough to be the new Blair. But I'm concerned about what the country will look like by then, and a little scared too -- I can't help but feel that I'm the kind of 'undesirable' that, deep in her blackened frozen heart, Theresa May would love to make disappear.
I was being tongue-in-cheek there, but not by much; Tories are clearly not interested in treating poor young people like me at all kindly and that's a bit frightening.