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Response to Hortensis (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 17, 2018, 06:10 AM

2. Poor quality of the electorate?

A lot of that is down to politicians on all sides over a number of years telling people comforting lies when what's really needed is the awkward truth.

That's something that predates Corbyn if I'm honest, although Corbyn and is certainly not improving matters. In my experience, his supporters are even more blinkered than the wider electorate, often displaying downright cultish behaviour.

What's really needed right now is an opposition with joined up thinking, that understands that you cannot have nice things like a well funded National Health Service if you collapse the economy by leaving the EU. Disaster socialism (doing nothing to prevent economic collapse then pretending that only you can clean up the mess you have contributed in a big way towards) is every bit as reprehensible as disaster capitalism.

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