Teetering on the edge
Gulp. The Guardian today has recommended a Labour vote (and tactical voting where necessary). Does this mean they have risen above the Freedland view of Corbyn? Not quite, today’s columns are spiced with repetitions of the usual stuff. But it does seem that policies have become transcendent. Will the paper’s support make any difference? Actually, and much to the chagrin of its red top competitors, the Guardian’s voice could hold the key to this election—since most of its readers will be Labour or Lib Dem supporters, just a few thousand of them in 40 or so constituencies where tactical voting could make the difference would swing the election away from Johnson. The question may be whether the paper’s relentless pursuit of Corbyn’s so-called anti-Semitism will have soured that choice. Words have consequences, as they say.
Why are we having this election anyway? Surely it’s anti-democratic. Didn’t we only have an election two years ago? Wasn’t the result of that what the people voted for? How come Brexiteers can seek to overturn that vote with a second election, whilst the result of their blessed referendum can’t be overturned for all eternity? Who could possibly doubt that the electorate did not fully understand the terms of the Fixed Term Parliament Act when they voted in 2017? Is someone saying they were ill-informed?
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