When the exit polls of the British Polls in, everyone gasped.
Not only did May not win handsomely, not only did she not win modestly, not only did she lose, she lost the Conservative majority in parliament! The exit polls turned out quite accurate. Who could have predicted this loss? Not only not May herself, or her party, not even Labor had. In fact only one person predicted a loss for May seven weeks ago. How did he get to that?
I don’t need to ask anyone, because this one person was me. Read my blog post. My reason was that I could not believe that Britain, that is so class-aware, would fall for such arrogance and lies, that May’s taking care of everyone. It’s everyone besides the normal population, that is.
What haughtiness and greediness to want bigger support than one already has! And then to waste so much of the nation’s money on one’s greed! The rich never have enough.
Common wisdom says that terror attacks just before elections sweep the electorate towards the Right. Not here. Instead, they made May’s ineptness even clearer. Besides, she railed against the extremists and wanted to skip human rights if they hindered security.
Labor was a mess but its leader Corby plead for the opposite: to bridge gaps in society, to quit cynicism, to fight for the weak, for everyone. He projected that the answer to anti-democratic terrorists is not anti-majority conservative rule, but rather a society for all. He got the young to get hope and get up and vote. And as the famous saying goes, the young vote Left.
If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart.
If You Are Not a Conservative at 35 You Have No Brain
Despite her tremendous lead in the polls, Labor being in disarray, and terror attacks that should have moved voters to vote about security and go conservative, she lost.
In the end of the day, May and Brexit stood for austerity, the working class paying more and getting less. Most people vote for what’s good for their wallet and the working class is hard to fool.
Theresa is so May. May is passé. It’s June now and she’s had her day. From Brexit to Mexit.
May wanted an election to get out stronger. She got out weaker. However, don’t think for a second that she would resign. Her responsibility to fight “for greater good of the country” – read: of the wealthy – will make her hang in there.
It is to be hoped that the young voters don’t get demoralized by getting May again. Don’t lose heart or momentum. Next time you can have a labor government.
It would be, like Bernie Sander is the US, a disaster for Israel, but does that means that therefore I want the populations there to suffer the height of capitalism? No, I want them each to have their place under the sun. If they do not wish Israelis the same, that their responsibility, that they’ll have to answer for. My responsibility is to wish them the best.