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When it seemed as if the British had lost their survival instinct as a society, the European Parliament election came along. The message delivered by every poll is undeniable: unlike their treacherous political class, the Brits are still amongst the most sophisticated people around, they are performing a landslide exodus from their rotten leading parties: the Conservatives and Labour. They are marching back to their true cultural roots: conservatism on one hand (the Brexit Party), welfare and openness on the other (the Liberal Democrats).

With just days left before the European elections take place, it is pretty clear that the Tories are going to be wiped out. The party that calls itself conservative is being humiliatingly beaten by a man who truly fits the term.

A large number of Brits, the majority according to one referendum, openly like to be Brits and insist to sustain their kingdom as they remember it. They like to see their values preserved, they are proud of their country’s achievements, they believe that for Britain to survive it better be independent of the EU and Brussels. These people do not find their beliefs and values being reflected by the Tories, the government and their Prime Minister. They are going to give their vote to Nigel Farage and his newly born party. The Brexit Party looks likely to score a higher vote share than the Conservatives and Labour combined, an astonishing achievement for a six-week-old political body. But the truth of the matter is that the Brexit Party is as old as Britain. It is the true Conservative Party. The conservative voter knows it and Tory politicians do not deny it.

But this is not the end of the story. Our opposition party is even more compromised than our Government. Corbyn’s Labour is hardly a functioning party. It has been reduced into a shameless political caricature. Since Corbyn was elected to lead the party, Labour have performed very little politics except relentless back stabbing. Corbyn, no doubt a nice and friendly character, was uniquely clumsy to be pulled into endless battles with the Israeli lobby and Jewish pressure groups that smeared him relentlessly. Instead of holding his ground, the elder socialist reverted to crawling and bowing. Corbyn let the Zionist segments in his party purge his allies amongst them the party’s most heroic figures. Being the unsophisticated man he is, he managed to surround himself with advisers who were even less erudite than himself. He sought allies with divisive identitarian groups and made friends with Jews-only racist exclusive cells just because they seemed to support him. Brits saw all of this with disbelief. Corbyn, who was of great promise and hope for many Brits including myself, is now a sad character waiting to be politically axed. His approval rate amongst Brits is around 27%, as low as the generally despised Theresa May.

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This weekend, just a few days ahead of the election, Labour shadow ministers are in a state of panic and with good reason. A new poll seen by the Observer has suggested that the Liberal Democrats is now in first place in London and could beat Labour overall across the country. More and more polls suggest that the Lib Dems have now narrowly overtaken Labour as the favourite party of remain supporters. As I have been saying for a while, the Left is dead in the water.

Labour voters migrating to the Lib Dems shouldn’t take us by complete surprise. For disillusioned Corbyn fans and Labour supporters the party is a natural refuge. The Lib Dems were formed in 1988 but their roots date back to the middle of the 19th century. Back then the Liberal Party was one of the two major British parties. They were inspired by the liberal and humanitarian ideals of the American and French Revolutions. Liberal governments passed the welfare reforms that created a basic British welfare state as we know it today. For people who care about social welfare, but also believe that Britain’s survival requires remaining in the EU, the Lib Dems are the only possible political home.

In my recent book Being in Time – A Post Political Manifesto, I argue that for working people the real meaning of utopia is nostalgia. Trump won the hearts and minds of many working Americans because he promised to ‘Make America Great Again.’ As opposed to the progressives and leftists who claim to know how to make the future shiny, Trump vowed to deliver ‘the past.’ Farage’s Brexit Party is selling the exact same product. The British past is certainly more appealing than the British present. The reason that older people tend to support Brexit is not because they are careless about the future of their sons and daughters. They probably remember times when Britain was a productive nation and the working class was identified by the act of Labour as opposed to a party that names itself ‘Labour.’ The Brits who want to remain in the EU (and according to some polls they are a large majority of the British population) do not see Labour as a valid representative of their views, as the party has failed to take a clear position on any topic in the last few years except the commitment to ‘fight against anti-Semitism.’

What we see in Britain is a homecoming on a grand scale. The mass exodus to the Brexit Party and the Lib Dems is the outcome of collective fatigue over compromised politicians and the political in general. The people who live in this kingdom are upset by the idea that eighty per cent of the Conservative party are members of the Conservative Friends of Israel. They are basically friends of a criminal racist state, yet one wonders how many Tory MPs are remotely friendly with Grimsby or Wolverhampton? Brits are equally tired of watching their opposition leader grovelling for the poison of anti-Semitism in his party.

(Republished from Gilad Atzmon by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Maybe these people want to be British again? Why skirt around the issue? MAGA had much to do with the desire to return demographics to traditional norms. Why not? Nobody was asked if they wanted their nations transformed. Trump was a liar and a con artist from the beginning, but I’m not sure about populist politicians in Europe. Time will tell. If only there were a way to send all of the “legal” and illegal immigrants home peacefully, and to punish the politicians who brought them here without a vote.

    • Agree: Fran Taubman, anon19
  2. This is definitely surreal. Strictly speaking:

    ‘Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) is one of the most active lobby groups in Westminster; It claims that 80 per cent of all Conservative MPs are members’

    Israel represents slightly over a tenth of one percent of the world’s population. Jews make up just under a half of one percent of Britain’s population.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  3. People have eyes and can see Apartheid. They know instinctively when they arebeing lied to and will always choose the alternative

  4. @Colin Wright

    It’s called being the most oppressed, victimized, and marginalized people on earth. They are just so vulnerable.

    The funny thing is that most people wouldn’t care how much money Jews make, where they live, what their religion is, if Jews are in positions of power….if they weren’t so scheming, toxic, tribal, parasitic…..They are the reason for anti-Semitism, for the most part.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat, Druid
    • Replies: @SafeNow
  5. Amon says:

    And the there’s Ukip with its youtube star/MEP candidate Carl Benjamin/Sargon of Akkad/Rape Tweet guy who has been greeted with milkshakes to the face, fish flying through the air at him and horseshit thrown at him on his campaign tour that also included his official campaign van, that looks like a generic white grooming gang van, getting its tires slashed.

  6. The reason that older people tend to support Brexit is not because they are careless about the future of their sons and daughters. They probably remember times when Britain was a productive nation and the working class was identified by the act of Labour as opposed to a party that names itself ‘Labour.’

    It’s more than that: we remember the lies we were told about the EU. We were told that it was merely a trading bloc – the “Common Market” – with no ambitions to become a federal superstate.

    What we see in Britain is a homecoming on a grand scale. The mass exodus to the Brexit Party and the Lib Dems is the outcome of collective fatigue over compromised politicians and the political in general.

    Agreed.

    The people who live in this kingdom are upset by the idea that eighty per cent of the Conservative party are members of the Conservative Friends of Israel.

    Most Brits don’t know or care about this; or about the Labour Friends of Israel.

    They are basically friends of a criminal racist state, yet one wonders how many Tory MPs are remotely friendly with Grimsby or Wolverhampton?

    One may disagree with the first statement, but the second is spot-on. Few Conservatives are friends of such places, and equally, few Labour politicians are friends of Tunbridge Wells or Winchester.

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  7. I’m taking a survey.

    If you can overlook your feelings about me and be objective for a minute.

    How many of you think that people who correct typing mistakes like “your-you’re”, “its-it’s,” “their-there-they’re”, and then congratulate themselves for the magnificent intelligence that enables such brilliant correcting, are assholes?

    Just curious.

  8. SafeNow says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    “scheming, toxic, tribal, parasitic”

    A good beginning. Philip Roth adds: contentiousness, dissension, alienation, hyper-touchiness, hyper-criticalness, mistrust, clowning, self-satire, cringing, nervousness, inwardness….

    Roth’s talented, industrious protagonists struggle to try to get rid of their demons while not killing their angels. (Tennessee Williams, of course.)

  9. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag

    What do you mean by “.. and then congratulate themselves”? Can you provide an example?

    In the meantime, I see nothing wrong with pointing out poor writing, including what you call “typing mistakes.” Better English enables clearer thinking and communication.

  10. @obwandiyag

    If the typo doesn’t affect the intelligibility of the message, then I usually let it pass without comment. I am not, after all, getting paid to be an editor here.

  11. Wish I could share your enthusiasm for the LibDems, Gilad. But unfortunately, like most of the people commenting here, I’m old enough to remember Nick Clegg (!). The LibDems are just more controlled opposition. LibLabCon …

    Now, the new Brexit Party is definitely intriguing. BTW, is it true that George Galloway has endorsed them? If so, a major coup for Farage. And what ever happened to UKIP? Do they still exist?

    The people who live in this kingdom are upset by the idea that eighty per cent of the Conservative party are members of the Conservative Friends of Israel.

    As a spoof, somebody ought to set up a website and call it ‘Conservative Friends of Great Britain.’ The fictitious group could pledge to spend all the taxpayers’ money domestically, and pledge to use their Security Council veto against anti-British resolutions, etc. It’d be a real hoot!

  12. anon[889] • Disclaimer says:

    Make Londonistan English Again!

    • Agree: jim jones
  13. Bill H says: • Website

    “Labour have performed very little politics except relentless back stabbing.”

    Much like Democrats have done nothing here in the US other than backstabbing Trump. Deserved or not is beside the point, the function of members of government is to govern.

    The real problem is that, here at least and probably in Britain as well, members of government have no interest in governance at all. Their sole interest, and the only activity in which they are engaged, is to gain or retain the reins of power.

  14. @obwandiyag

    You are assuming that the person doesn’t know better. Typing on a phone with autocorrect is a recipe for mistakes.

  15. This is great. I wish the two major parties in the US would get a pounding in the butt, but I guess that’s too much to ask for. Both May and Corbyn have no spines, and are sold to the highest bidder. Here the Dems are continuing their same old narrative re: Russia/US election for almost three years. Although I heartily disagree with them, the real pulse is with young Democratic Socialists running as Democrats. The likes of Pelosi and Schumer don’t know what to do with them, especially when they shed light on Zionist influence on American politics. The Republicans, and the conservatives aimlessly wandering about in the GOP tundra, are clueless as to what Americans want. Without a doubt, a politically castrated Trump (that is what Establishment is striving for if impeachment doesn’t succeed) would is better than having the Hilda Beast at the helm. If Trump wins a second term and manages to accomplish a thing or two, and doesn’t get us into a war with Iran – I ‘ll breathe easier. But in reality, I want to see his Boomer ass go home and have someone a little more in line with the Dissident Right take charge.

  16. Anon[109] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Nothing matters unless Brits kick the blacks out.

    Otherwise, the future is Junglo-Saxonism.

  17. People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

    https://www.sciencealert.com/people-who-pick-up-grammar-mistakes-jerks-scientists-find

    See the photo? That’s you if you are such an asshole as to “correct” there their they’re mistakes. That is what you actually look like.

  18. If you write phrases like “poor writing,” you’re a poor writer.

    Don’t ask. You wouldn’t understand.

  19. “write phrases” wtf kys
    simpleton

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  20. jimmi says:

    Our opposition party is even more compromised than our Government.

    What ‘our’ would that be…?

  21. Wally says:
    @obwandiyag

    said:
    “If you can overlook your feelings about me and be objective for a minute.”

    We are objective about you. It’s just that you are an unthinking buffoon and everyone knows it.

    • Replies: @IP Freely
  22. Little Britain has been a pain in Europe´s pooter ever since William the Conqueror gave (((them)))
    a safe haven (and island – not to be underestimated) for the usual reasons. A thousand years of Hofjuden evolution with one brief interruption before Cromwell allowed them back in – purportedly because keeping them out would hold back the Second Coming (yeah, right).

    I do agree, Anon 109, that Brits´real beef (heh) is with Jews, Pakis, Jamaicans and Nigerians, but they are protected species. Poles, if reasonably White and male, are fair game.
    So Nigel F. (obviously from what George Mikes called “The Colditz Group”) took the diffuse but intense dysaesthesia (and denial on the state of Empire), created a popanz, called it “Brussels”, and campaigned against it.
    It´s all straight out of Orwell – and misguided jingoism has never been good counsel.

    So what exactly did they vote for? Continued existence as City of London – cum – Airstrip One,
    with borders along the Irish Sea, Hadrian´s Wall and Ärmelkanal and periodic fits of ruling the
    South China Sea? (that might be poetic, in fact ;b)

    The City might welcome being totally (instead of mostly) free of restrictions to undercut and subvert the continental competition, but the reciprocation would be devastating.
    AND it would promote what (((they))) fear above all else:
    Tauroggen – Rapallo 3.0
    It has just inched a litte closer … I should welcome it, but the feeling in my water is not good.

  23. Mike-SMO says:

    “Dissident Right”!? Thems can’t even agree on what they disagree about. “Dissident Right” is the left-over name that all those who have accomplished nothing chose so it meant nothing. I’m so impressed. That is something the feckless Libertarians would have done.

    You don’t like President Trump? I guess that is because he has accomplished a few things compared to the “nothing” of the Dissident Fringe. Don’t like what President Trump has done. Whoopie! He has been making the “deals” he needs to get anything done, unlike the Dissident Fringe that has made no deals and accomplished nothing. It is hard to make a deal with some group (like the Dissident Right) who hasn’t even earned a seat at the table. I don’t like some of what President Trump has done but he has done something which is amazing. Did the “Dissident Right” even field a candidate? Dogcatcher?

    “Deals” are made with the other “players” not with the whiners who are sniping from out in the dark.

    Go back to the Dissident’s Corner and sulk. I think that the GOPe prostitutes left you a seat, way at the end by the door to the Koch throne room of honor.

    And I thought that some of the grandkid’s friends were whiners…..

  24. Wazdo says:

    While I agree with much of what Gilad says, I think he is missing one of the most important factors in any election in the UK, Australia or the US. Rupert Murdoch.

    The Sun is overwhelmingly read by the working class in the UK, Fox is the dominant TV station in the US and in Australia I believe, (correct me if I’m wrong) Murdoch owns about 50% of all the media.

    Murdoch, both on TV and in the press, specializes in emotional reaction. The truth or veracity of most situations, national or international, are irrelevant, what is important to him is the emotional reaction he gets out of his audience.

    Hatred is the easiest emotion to generate.

    Hate the immigrant, black, white or whatever colour you wish and nothing is your fault.

    Hatred is deeply fulfilling and self satisfying and Murdoch uses it brilliantly to get people to vote against their best interest. You’ve got to admire the man even if it is impossible to respect him.

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
  25. The Brexit Party is designed to impair UKIP (immigration) which itself was once used to blunt the rise of the British National Party (BNP).

    The names to watch are Simon Marcus and Lance Forman. The latter’s hot buttons are the Holocaust and antisemitism.

    Brits are just arrogant but easy to fool.

  26. @Expletive Deleted

    Fatuous asshole that uses puerile internet abbreviations (which are the stigmata of the ignorant) and sets itself up as some kind of “expert” finds something wrong with standard English just because it is so ignorant it never heard the locution before.

  27. @Wazdo

    Hatred is the easiest emotion to generate.

    Resentment is also easy to generate, and the media on the other side of the political divide make a good living out of it.

  28. IP Freely says:
    @Wally

    Drop dead, Walley!

    I’m sorry I just didn’t think that through.

  29. @James N. Kennett

    Total lie. Read the interview between Enoch Powell and Robin Day on referendum night, the first one. Powell was entirely clear that the end of the nation state had been clearly and completely debated at the time. You are being swept up in Farage’s made up fantasy about a history that never was.

  30. In 2014 before the last European elections, UKIP polled 36% at one point about where Farage ia now. If Farage doesn’t beat UKIP’s 28% in the Euros, Brexit is on the way out. We’ll know Sunday. The nest of right wing producers (mostly ex Tory PRs) who run BBC News have given Farage very favourable exposure so if he can’t match UKIP it is significant.

    In the 2015 General Election, despite the previous UKIP vote, Cameron’s Conservatives won the general election outright. Unexpectedly.

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