Brexit supporters have unleashed furies even they can’t control | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

Leading left-wing journalist, Polly Toynbee, in a passionate article in the Guardian, talks of the risks of a Nazi government after Brexit. She claims that a leave vote will not solve people’s problems, and those feeling betrayed will lurch even further into racism and xenophobia.

Source: Brexit supporters have unleashed furies even they can’t control | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

I don’t always agree with Polly Toynbee’s politics or her style of writing but this is a strongly recommended read. It gives some excellent insights into the fears of traditional Labour supporters, especially in relation to immigration.

Thoughts?

One response

  1. Like Dr Alf, I do not always agree with Polly Toynbee, and when she talks about elites she speaks with personal knowledge, since her late father was a prominent member of the Committee of 300, our true rulers in the shadows.
    I also know that the UK has many problems – laziness, indiscipline, lack of exports, too big a public sector, weak defences, self delusion, poor productivity, an obesity, dementia and diabetes crisis, overpopulation, too few houses, rampant corruption, too many civil servants, inadequate policing, an NHS which is not fit for purpose, inadequate food and energy security, weak Ministers who cannot negotiate, too many old, useless and unproductive people, the wrong foreign policy and a supine and craven attitude to Muslim troublemakers, jihadists, traitors and seditionists, a media which propagates lies and a self serving elite.

    Leaving the EU will not solve these problems but it will free up money with which some of them can be tackled and can start a process of ignition whereby the Government will be forced to confront the other ones from a position of being uncomfortable…the equivalent of applying a blowtorch to the rear anatomies of the complacent and the lazy.

    I do not see a UK “Nazi Government” but the idea that people will vote for Remain and that everything can go on just as before is fanciful; people want change and they want a sense of proportion, so that the growing gap between the plutocrats and Times 1000 Chief Executives, earning up to 450 times average salaries, is narrowed a bit. People will have to up their productivity but “rewards for failure” and double digit pay rises to deliver no optimised shareholder value whatsoever are going to have to end and I for 1 do not want any more Turks here at a time when we have a housing shortage of 12 million and are only building 100,000.

    The Monarchy too,has to slim itself down and set an example, the House of Lords needs to be abolished and replaced and we need a cull of civil servants and unnecessary local authorities not bleating about “savage cuts”.

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