The latest opinion polls indicate the Labour Party could easily slip into third place in this week’s UK EU elections, thanks to respective surges by the anti-EU Brexit Party and the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, as Jeremy Corbyn’s party attempts to face both ways during the ongoing Brexit debate.
And Corbyn’s Labour Party has recently encountered further electoral trouble as it failed to make the expected gains during the local elections across most of England earlier this month.
Having said that, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership now looks secure, despite ongoing internal ructions between those who favour a second (rigged) EU referendum and those who don’t,
And it seems likely he will lead the party into the next general election, unlike Theresa May for the Tory Party, who could be toppled imminently, particularly if the Tory party is wiped out in those unheralded EU elections later this week.
If that happens, then political space could easily appear for a radical pro-Brexit Party (not necessarily called the Brexit Party) to make waves in pro-Leave constituencies, particularly in England, attracting those white working class voters less enamoured by Jeremy Corbyn (and understandably suspicious of his middle class, multicultural support base) and not particularly enthusiastic about a neo-liberal Tory party either, albeit under new management very soon.
And the reason for this growing white working class hostility to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party (already apparent in places such as Stoke, Mansfield and Sunderland) reside in the not too distant past, when Corbyn was cutting his political teeth in London during the eighties and nineties.
As the Tory press is very keen to remind everyone, policy-wise a Corbyn-style Labour party has ruled the roost in London for decades. Back then, It was known derisively as the “loony left”, though very few now use that expression to describe the contemporary Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, as the modern ‘Conservative Party’ has accommodated or even openly adopted many of those policies, particularly around social policy..
The London Labour Party back then pursued an agenda that was subversively multicultural (thanks to the growing non-white immigrant population in the city), vituperatively pro-homosexual (which strayed dangerously close to being pro-paedophile at times) and dangerously politically correct on a raft of other issues, relating to gender and race, which have echoes today around ongoing discussions concerning religion and education.
As most of the traditional white working class were pushed out of inner London, thanks to the unforgiving nature of those policies, so their political allegiances slowly changed. Many of those remaining in the East End of London started to vote for the old Liberal party (or the BNP much later, when even those originally oblivious to the demographic changes could see the writing on the wall) whilst those decamping further afield (towards Essex and the Home Counties) embraced the Conservative Party or, again much later, UKIP.
And as the dominant liberal establishment parties slowly embraced the politically correct agenda of London Labour (now rampant in the contemporary Labour Party nationwide) so that changing allegiance made little impact.
Unless Brexit rips up those old party allegiances altogether, then who can deny that Corbyn is winning?
Watch this fifteen minute US documentary from the eighties concerning London Labour and the ‘loony left’.