carpetcleaner wrote:I think Labour did so badly in the election because of its membership. That membership is dominated by affluent, middle class people who are strongly pro-EU, and they were responsible for the party's risible stance on Brexit during the election campaign.
Whoa - whoa! You're making a rather big assumption there!
I made use of a joke 'football' quote analogy in a post above; here's another, attributed apparently to Gary Lineker, bless him!
There's no in between, you're either good or bad. We were in between.
Might that not be equally applied to the Labour Party? How about "There's no in-between: the electorate are either pro-Brexit or pro-Remain. Labour were in-between..."
Fair assessment? And on top of that we had the anti-semitism furore - how does that factor into your generalisation?
I don't know how I score under 'affluent' - Mrs P and i together have a reasonable pension income - but I'm indisputably middle-class. Is that so much of a crime? According to you, perhaps, it is. And I am
strongly pro-EU - for all the good reasons. But no - wait! - almost forgot: neither Mrs P nor I are members of the Labour Party. We're members of the Green Party as it happens - and we voted Green at the GE.
So it's all our fault after all...