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Would a heavy election defeat to Labour lead to a (more) fascist Tory government after five years?

It seems the Conservative Party is heading for electoral oblivion after the next general election, with current projections leaving them with around 149 seats.

It’s still too many. They could come back again at the following general election, after Keir Starmer and his Starmtroopers make the diabolical mess of government that the smart people all expect.

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And if analysis like the following is to be believed, that would be a disaster for the following reason:

A catastrophic election defeat could lead to the parliamentary Conservative party tilting towards the populist right, Guardian analysis has indicated.

A projection of the seats the Conservatives would retain if there was a further two percentage point swing to Labour before election day, using data from Electoral Calculus, shows that about 40% of the remaining MPs would come from this wing of the party.

If an election were held with polling as it is now, the projection suggests the Tories would plummet to just 125 MPs, down from 365 in 2019. A 2% swing in their favour would bring the number to 175 – but a 2% shift away would leave the party with just 72 MPs.

It is in this last scenario that the dominance of the populist right would be strongest, both in terms of numbers but also by the metric of which leading MPs from each wing remain.

Kemi Badenoch and Suella Braverman, seen as the frontrunners to succeed Rishi Sunak from the party’s populist right, have such safe seats that they would keep them under any scenario.

Think about that. The most right-wing Tories would keep their seats under any scenario. That’s an advert for proportional representation to be brought in during the next Parliamentary term, right there!

Otherwise, these (call them what they are) fascists are going to populate their party with like-minded candidates and then fill the media – both mainstream and social – with populist tripe that will fire up the easily-led to support them.

Then, when the next election happens (2029 at the latest), after five years of Starmerrhoid stasis with no economic improvement and an NHS now entirely turned over to private-sector asset-strippers, and with no electoral reform to prevent them from getting back in, the Tories will be able to storm back into power.

The Green Benches will be full of blackshirts. What a let-down for everyone who remembers World War II – or at least remembers people who took part in it.

By all means, let’s get rid of the Tories.

But for all our sakes, let’s do it responsibly. Don’t just vote Labour, even if you hate Starmer and all his sub-Tory policies, just because you think Labour’s the only other party that can win. Vote for whoever offers policies that will genuinely help you. That’s what you’re supposed to do!

Source: Heavy election defeat could lead to Tory lurch to right, analysis shows | Conservatives | The Guardian


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Rishi Sunak’s ‘minimum service’ law is a headlong rush to fascism

Rishi Sunak: like Mussolini, he wants the trains to run on time.

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak is inviting comparisons with Italian fascist dictator Mussolini, by rushing through a law to keep the trains running (although possibly not on time):

Rishi Sunak today vowed to stop militant trade unions de-railing Christmas as he announced new laws to ensure trains continue to run during strikes.

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The Prime Minister is bringing forward legislation to enable rail operators to run the equivalent of 40 per cent of their normal timetable when staff walkouts occur.

Under the new laws, there will also be requirements for ambulance workers and border security staff to provide a minimum level of service during industrial action.

Source: Rishi Sunak acts to stop militant trade unions de-railing Christmas: PM brings forward new laws to ensure at least four in 10 trains are running during strike days – while border staff and ambulance crews are also issued with ‘minimum service’ requirements


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If you still think the Nazis were ‘socialist’, watch this [VIDEO]

It’s a perennial debating point – that shouldn’t be.

For some reason people on both sides of the political centre keep trying to claim that Hitler and the Nazis were on the other.

He was definitely on one side in particular, as this video explains:

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Braverman’s justification of the Public Order Act is fascism in action

Victims of Braverman’s law: Extinction Rebellion demonstrators who once blocked Lambeth Bridge. They were making an important point in the only way they believed was available to them because the government was refusing to listen. Now, they have been criminalised for trying to save the same government from its own stupidity.

The King has signed into law the Public Order Act that allows the Tories to inflict swingeing punishments on anybody daring to complain about their despotic government and the results of its ridiculous policies.

And Home Secretary Suella Braverman can’t wait to start inflicting.

She has recorded a video clip in which she describes the powers conferred on her by the Act in the most acceptable terms possible. She refers to people who disrupt “our way of life” by going to such extreme lengths as gluing themselves to roadways.

She doesn’t talk about their reasons for going that far.

If she was drawn into discussing them, she would have to accept that her government has refused to discuss the issues protesters are raising in any reasonable way, that they feel forced into more extreme methods of protest simply to raise awareness, and that the punishments she is now able to dish out are disproportionate due to her own intransigence.

No wonder “CremantCommunarde” delivers the verdict we see below:

And so it is.

From the famous “14 signs of fascism” we see that, by criminalising people who are protesting against the destruction of our ecosystem, the government is protecting corporate power (sign nine), identifying enemies as a unifying cause (sign three) and displaying an obsession with crime and punishment (sign 12).

Braverman and the Tories have deliberately pushed decent people into a corner in order to demonise them; make them enemies of “our way of life”. They aren’t your enemy; she is.

If you don’t believe me now, wait until you’ve seen how Braverman and her government put their new powers into practice.


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Fascist dictator chic: it’s the new Tory fashion craze!

Why did Liz Truss wear the same dress for her Tory conference speech as fictional fascist dictator Vivienne Rook (played by Emma Thompson in Russell T Davies’ drama Years and Years) when she announced the introduction of concentration camps to the UK?

Was it because their policies are so similar? After all, it is current Tory policy to send refugees arriving in the UK to an internment camp in Rwanda.

Was Truss trolling us with a blatant visual clue about the direction she intends to take?

Certainly Years and Years creator Russell T Davies thought something was going on…

“This is getting weird,” he wrote on Instagram of Truss’s decision to wear the ‘Forever’ dress.

Is it, though?

I mean, Chloe Smith, the new Work and Pensions Secretary, quite clearly models herself on the dictator Servalan (as played by the late, great Jacqueline Pearce) from classic BBC science fantasy Blakes 7:

Servalan.

Chloe Smith.

They could have been separated at birth.

What This Writer wants to know is: who else among the current Tory cabinet is modelling themselves as well-known fascists?

Is Jacob Rees-Mogg about to go the whole hog and grow a little square moustache under his nose?

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Is Rishi Sunak saying if he becomes PM, he will jail you for criticising him?

Sunak: if he replaces the man directly behind him on the left, he’ll sink the UK into a mire of extremist fascism – while pretending he’s fighting extremism.

He says he won’t target people who criticise his extremist government with this new plan.

But who would be stupid enough to believe him?

I refer, of course, to Rishi Sunak, who has said those who speak extreme hatred toward the UK will be treated as extremists and referred to the government’s deradicalisation programme Prevent, if he becomes prime minister:

People who display hatred through speech or writing would be referred to Prevent programme, Mr Sunak pledged.

The former Chancellor’s team clarified that the changes would not include criticism of the government or any government policy, and was not legally binding.

Extremism is defined in the 2011 Prevent strategy as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”, as well as calls for the death of armed forces personnel.

Sunak’s team vowed to broaden that out to include “vilification of the UK” to ensure “those with an extreme hatred of our country that leads them to pose a risk to national security can be identified and diverted away from a destructive path”.

Sharp minds have already taken a look at that idea – and found it wanting:

So in fact, it seems Sunak is planning to breed far-right political extremism in the UK by targeting – as extremists – people who disagree with his plan for far-right Tory government.

He’ll use it to Prevent (capital letter intended) people from demanding independence for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

And he’ll use it to steamroller opposition to the imminent bonfire of your human and working rights.

And that’s probably just for starters.

If you’re not up in arms about this, you’re asleep and need to wake up.

Some are happy to protest passively:

Others are making the point more forcefully – that this is yet another example of the fascism that has underscored Tory politics for more than a decade now:

This Site has been calling the Conservative government out over its fascism for years – and been vilified for it.

Are you all ready to accept, now, that I might have a point?

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Rabid Starmerites need a reality check. Here it is

All in it together: Keir Starmer is more at home with Tory Boris Johnson than with democratic socialist Zarah Sultana.

This is bitterly amusing.

After my article yesterday, Critics of Labour are being wrongly labelled ‘Tory enablers’. Let’s put the record straight, I found a response from a prolific pro-Starmer commenter in the ‘Trash’ file of the comment system (which clearly has a well-developed sense of taste).

It asked, “Which of the policies that were announced and/or confirmed at this years party conference are either Tory or Fascist.” As if that would settle the matter.

Do you like the wording – the attempt to restrict me to policies from the party conference? I did.

Of course it was setting up a false argument because none of those policies matter one whit.

Keir Starmer lied his way into the Labour Party leadership and he has been lying ever since.

He was elected on 10 pledges that he has since abandoned in their entirety and I have absolutely no doubt that he will also abandon any policy he has announced since then – whether at the party conference or not – as soon as they become inconvenient to him.

Here’s a tweet, in response to a similar Starmerite, if anybody needs clarification of this point:

Starmer’s words mean nothing at all. Those of us who criticise him aren’t paying any attention to his empty words – because we are watching what he is actually doing.

This evidence reveals that he has spent the whole of his time as leader conducting a protracted persecution of his own party members – particularly left-wing Jews, making this an anti-Semitic attack as well – with false accusations of anti-Semitism that carry absolutely no weight in the real world – at the behest of his apparent masters at the Israeli Embassy.

It shows that he has supported Boris Johnson’s Conservative government when it has inflicted dazzlingly stupid and genocidal policies on us, such as almost every measure to do with Covid-19 that has been inflicted on us.

It shows that he can’t win elections because people see him as a pale blue Tory. The two mentioned by Howard Beckett, below, are just the latest in a long line:

And it shows that he mistreats even his own MPs:

Because he’s a sexist, a racist and an Islamophobe, that’s why.

I’ve discussed Starmer’s treatment of Ms Sultana in a previous article as follows:

Now, that race hate and intolerance are making themselves clear within the ranks of the Parliamentary Labour Party, as it seems Starmer is planning to deselect four sitting MPs – for the crime of being black:

It seems the claim is that some in local party groups are stirring up unrest on the basis that some of the named black women were selected as supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, rather than as representatives of the people in the constituencies.

Among those facing deselection is Zarah Sultana, who is widely accepted to have been one of the most effective MPs in a Labour Party that has been rendered toothless by Starmer’s leadership:

She recently highlighted the racist abuse she receives from members of the public, posting on Twitter an email she received on her return from bereavement leave after the death of her grandmother:

What has Starmer done to support his MP in the face of this racism?

Nothing.

I’ll say it again:

He has done nothing.

He supports genocidal racists and he undermines people of colour in his own organisation – while pretending to be pious for the cameras.

What a verminous, racist hypocrite.

My words are supported by the evidence from Ms Sultana herself. She has given an interview to LabourList that is searing in comparison with that website’s usual deference to Starmer:

“You expect support and solidarity from people in your party.

“I haven’t had a single word of solidarity from the current leadership,” she says. “Angela Rayner, Nick Thomas-Symonds, Louise Haigh, Kim Leadbeater, all of those guys got in touch – and I didn’t get anything from the leadership at all.” In fact, she adds: “I’ve never spoken to Keir.” Asking questions at parliamentary party meetings is the closest they have had to a conversation, the Labour MP says.

Sultana believes that, as a young Muslim woman, she is treated differently not only by those who send abusive emails and letters, but also by her colleagues. “I learnt this lesson very early on,” she says. Sultana points out that her maiden speech referring to “40 years of Thatcherism” caused uproar, yet nobody blinked an eye when Lisa Nandy talked about “40 years of economic decline” during the leadership election and said “the consensus that Thatcher built lasted all the way through the New Labour years”. Sultana was told that senior MPs were advising other 2019 newcomers: “you don’t want to do what Zarah did with her maiden speech”.

Only a handful of Labour MPs have been reported as being particularly under threat of deselection, yet two of this small number are Muslim women. “To me, if we’re just talking about optics – and it shouldn’t just be about the optics, it should be about the people who are affected – that just doesn’t look very good,” Sultana observes. Asked about the chances of her being triggered, she says: “I have no sense that I’m more under threat than anyone else… I’m really hopeful that I will have [members’] support.”

“The people providing those quotes [for articles about her potential deselection] were citing things like Prevent, and they were citing things like Palestine… as though it’s not a normal concern to have,” she says. “I was really shocked because someone’s obviously given a green light to this.”

Yes indeed – and the buck stops with Keir Starmer.

So, judging Starmer by his actions, we see that he himself is a Tory supporter/enabler – that demonstrates the Tory aspect of his behaviour.

And for the fascism, look no further than the sexism, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and persecution that has characterised his attitude towards his own party members.

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Tory councillor found supporting fascism – and gets suspended. Wait – what?

Tim Wills: fascist entryist into the Tory Party? [Image courtesy of Tony Hardwick on Twitter.]

It’s why the Conservatives are the Nasty Party – they offer a home to the nastiest people with the nastiest politics, and they don’t care.

Last week we learned that Worthing Tory Councillor Tim Wills is a supporter of a far-right group that pushes an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Here are the details:

This is a man who, it seems, actively supports anti-Semitism – for real, as opposed to all the trumped-up charges that have been thrown at Labour Party members lately.

And what did the Tories do? They suspended him as a member.

We’ve seen this behaviour from Tories before. They say, “Look – we’ve suspended this person!” and then when attention shifts away, they quietly reinstate the offenders.

The will of the people seems clear: not this time.

Labour councillors are leading the calls for him to be removed as a councillor and expelled from the Tories…

… and the people of Worthing seem to agree:

This isn’t over and it isn’t going away.

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Man arrested for holding ‘Priti fascist’ sign at #CPC21 – but wasn’t it fair comment?


This story can be summed up in just two tweets:

So the demonstrator who was arrested was right, wasn’t he?

Priti Patel is a fascist.

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Tory MPs make the final link to identify with fascism in ‘Good Friday’ tweet

Fascism: Nadhim Zahawi was one of several Tory MPs who posted an image that tried to appropriate Christian imagery for the Conservative Party.

Remember my article a couple of weeks ago, asserting that Boris Johnson’s government is not Conservative but Fascist, and providing the reasons?

I referred to a list of 14 characteristics of fascist regimes, as defined by Lawrence W Britt. Johnson’s government conformed to 13 of them.

The only one missing was “religion and government intertwined”.

And now the Tories have met that condition as well.

Why else would Nadhim Zahawi have tweeted this?

Zahawi, originally an Iraqi Kurd, has a Christian background but that cannot excuse him publishing an image that some would describe as blasphemy.

An image containing a Christian symbol, with the Tory logo attached to it, on one of the holiest days in the Christian year, is not only tasteless; it is shocking.

The Conservatives are not Christian in either outlook or behaviour. Jesus Christ often preached against the selfishness of people with Conservative values – perhaps most famously when he said it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Apparently many other Tory MPs have tweeted it too, which suggests that it has come from Conservative Central HQ.

So this image can serve no other purpose than to attempt an intertwining of religion and government, as defined in fascist ideology.

There has been a backlash, of course.

I have part-paraphrased Clare Hepworth’s tweet already. She also said that although she is an atheist, she respects the icons, rituals and symbols of all of them – and described the Tory image as “tasteless and just plain wrong”.

Here are some more:

Some Tories have tried to counter by claiming that the image was no worse than when the Labour Party has posted images to Muslims saying “Eid Mubarak”, but it is an argument that does not work. Here’s the reason:

Just so. Labour wasn’t appropriating Muslim symbols when it sent its message to Muslims, but that’s exactly what this message did.

And that means Zahawi and the Tories have crossed the line into full-on fascism. What a time – and what a way – to do it.

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