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Stanron BS: UK General election December 12 2019 (927* d) RE: BS: UK General election December 12 2019 13 Dec 19

Joe Offer wrote: has fascism triumphed in the UK?
No but the suggestion is not exactly a surprise. I think it could be a mistake to equate the Labour party in the UK with the Democrat party in the US but here goes anyway. Ten years ago perhaps the Labour : Conservative divide was closer to the Democrat : Republican position we see today. On general principles I think that the UK has always been much further to the left than the USA. The evidence is in our Health Service, our National Insurance scheme and the general level of benefits.

Over the last ten years the Labour party has moved further to the left than it has ever been before. A sub group called Momentum has gradually taken over local party groups and now controls the whole party including the leadership. It is the Momentum line that Tony Blair was a 'Tory' and the MPs who supported him were traitors.

As Labour moves to the left there is a space in the center into which the Tory party has drifted without even trying. My point is that Labour has moved so far to the left that the center is described by them as the far right. You must have seen on this forum how easy it is to be called a Fascist if you disagree with the hard left.

It's not Fascism, it's Centrism.

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