Labour’s Slide is Social Nationalism’s Best Chance Yet in England

In recent weeks, the decline of established or System political parties across the “West”(together with the System mainstream media that supports them) has become common currency among commentators. One does not have have to look at the United States, France etc to see that the narrative has resonance; it is happening in the UK too.

In Britain, a General Election is about to be held, an election which has only one serious contender for the mantle of government. In England, only the Conservative Party has any chance of forming a government. The bookmakers have that chance at something like 1/30 (thirty to one on) for a majority government, whereas Labour is around 40/1 against.

Day by day, new blows hit Labour: dozens of MPs quitting or about to quit; sitting MPs openly disrespecting the party leader, Corbyn; opinion polls showing Labour between 23% and 30% (mostly about 25%) with Conservatives on 40% to 50%; other polls showing how far Labour has fallen in its previous heartlands.

The latest polls from Scotland show the Conservatives on about 30%, second to the still-dominant SNP, but with Labour at perhaps only 18% (on some showings, as low as 15%). In Wales, the figures are equally stark: Con 30%, Labour 20%. We have not seen such in our lifetimes. I was born in 1956 and for most of the years since, until very recently, Labour dominated the heavily-industrialized regions of Scotland and Wales. The heavy industry is now mostly departed, along with the industrial proletariat. The volatile “precariat” which replaced it was still willing to vote Labour in return for social security, free education and the NHS. That bought or traditional loyalty and fealty is now rapidly breaking down. We see not even the possibility, but the probability that the Conservatives will push Labour into second place in Wales and third place in Scotland.

In England, there is, as yet, no “third party” to challenge the two main System parties. UKIP is a dead duck, becoming daily more akin to the Monster Raving Loony Party or one of the smaller faux-nationalist groups such as the English Democrats which are, in effect, offshoots of provincial Conservative Party constituency associations. UKIP built up slowly to a peak in 2014. since when it has steadily deflated. It will win no MPs in the General Election of 2017 and will slowly submerge into oblivion.

The Liberal Democrats are now reprising their role as the catch-all dustbin for homeless votes and voters. They may get a few seats in the upcoming election, perhaps ending with a small bloc of about 15. However, they cannot be seen as a party going places. Their success would be merely to survive at all.

Labour will be reduced to between 100-200 seats, probably around 150 (out of 650) in the 2017 General Election. Boundary changes before 2022 will then reduce Labour further. It is not now unlikely to see Labour as a party which, within a decade, may disappear entirely or dwindle to a few dozen seats. The only demographic which now favours Labour above Conservative is that of non-whites. That seems to be Labour’s future: a smaller niche party supported mainly by non-whites and public sector workers.

Peter Oborne has said that Conservative support is “a mile wide and an inch deep”. Very true. However, its main weapon is that it has no opposition. This is where social nationalism’s chance comes in. By 2022, the world will be very different. African millions will be heading to Europe, Middle East waves of migrants and/or refugees the same. The European Union may by then have collapsed, or collapsed in effect. There may be nuclear war in the Middle East.

In the socio-economic realm, we see that robotics and automation are taking away more jobs. In the future, even before 2030, that might include jobs formerly thought immune: doctors, lawyers etc. The voices asking for Basic Income might become a clamour.

In the above-mentioned conditions, a real social national movement could and, I believe, can triumph in Europe including the UK, more specifically in England. Identity. National/cultural family. Home. Homeland. Opposition both to Jewish Zionism and to Islamism (the socio-political expression of Islam). Grail Europe not Business Europe. Genetics and robotics in service of the people and its future.

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2 thoughts on “Labour’s Slide is Social Nationalism’s Best Chance Yet in England”

  1. I think Theresa May’s objective in this election is actually to kill off UKIP, and I think she will succeed. It is not in the interests of the Conservative Party to kill off Labour. The two entities are symbiotic and go together. Kill off Labour, and the Conservatives will quickly find themselves in trouble too.

    A word about Labour, for context. The purpose of New Labour was to create a ‘progressive coalition’ that would shift the country to the Left, but ‘left’ in the metropolitan sense. This was called ‘the Project’ by insiders. Cameron’s liberalised Tories can be seen as part of this process, while Gordon Brown’s premiership locked-in fully the left-of-centre part of the Labour Party – i.e. the likes of Balls, Cooper, Benn Junior.

    Blair and his backers – in my view intelligently – decided in 1994 to accept liberal globalism (including both thatcherism and extreme social liberalism – the two go together) and develop a social democratic strategy that would adapt the Labour Party to these new realities and cement a progressive centre ground that would be immovable. The Project succeeded and that is what we now have in British politics. ‘Progressive’ is of course a misnomer, an obscene abuse of a perfectly good English word, but it is used here to mean a sort of metropolitan leftism – a type of management that favours liberal capitalism while actualising certain traditional objectives of the Left.

    I think most of the public are unintellectual and respond to politics in terms of mood music and the lies they are willing to believe, or at least give credence to. As the country tired of Blairism, it seems to me that Corbyn’s approach to politics was a response, differing only in the smoke and mirrors deployed and the espoused methodology. Corbyn is portrayed as some sort of ‘1970s socialist’, but Corbyn is part of the same metropolitan milieu as the left-liberals of New Labour. There are important differences, which should not be underestimated (especially on nuclear weapons, foreign policy, maybe education), but the rest is detail and overall a row between a Blairite and a Corbynite looks rather Pythonesque. Both agree in the basic project to destroy traditional Britain and create a “new, modern country”, which in essence means a country that left-leaning urban dwellers are comfortable with, in which people like us are marginalised and at most tolerated and play no part in the mainstream, which remains ‘progressive’.

    But the public might not appreciate all this, and while I certainly agree with you that the Labour Party is in difficulty, Jeremy Corbyn has been put there for a reason. The right of the Labour Party may have put him there so as to neutralise Labour’s Left, so that a more intelligent strategy can be resumed. The left of the Labour Party have put him there in the belief that he can appeal to the country and take the progressive project further, maybe in coalition with the SNP. We’ll see who is right.

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  2. If a dog is born in a stable that does not make the dog a horse, the dog is still a dog.
    Similarly if an African is born in Britain that does not make the African British, the African is still an African.

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