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Comment of the day, from the comment thread to an editorial at the far-left London Guardian lamenting the success of Marine Le Pen’s National Front in yesterday’s regional elections.

The commenter first quotes from the editorial:

“That [i.e. Hollande’s center-left and Sarkozy’s center-right joining forces to defeat the National Front] would require either the merging or the withdrawal of some of their lists of candidates in the run-up to the second round. Surely that would be a healthy choice, for France’s democracy and for Europe as a whole. It is urgently needed.”

The commenter then remarks:

Are you sure that the way to defeat a party that draws much of its support from the narrative that the centre-left and the centre-right are but two sides of the same, elite-serving, no-love-for-the-peasants coin is to merge the centre-left and the centre-right? I’m afraid this will produce the exact opposite result. [The Guardian view on the French regional elections: the remarkable resilience of the far right; Editorial, The Guardian, December 6th 2015.]

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Channel, there was a by-election in the old-industrial town of Oldham, a mere stone’s throw–about 20 miles–from the hearth-place of both the Derbyshire and Brimelow clans in East Lancashire.

The main interest of the Oldham election was to see whether Nigel Farage’s U.K. Independence Party, which favors major reductions in immigration, could defeat the Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, an old-line eat-the-rich Trotskyite recently fitted out in a spiffy new suit of clothes from that well-known firm of Savile Row tailors CultMarx and Ethnomasochism Bros., Ltd.

They couldn’t. The result was a decisive win for Labour.

Reports from the campaign trail in Oldham had suggested Labour was haemorrhaging votes among its traditional white working class supporters, horrified by what one commentator called the party’s transformation into a “poncified” party of middle class Metropolitan liberals.

This fed directly into Labour fears that their vote in their traditional English strongholds is as brittle as it proved to be in Scotland.

And that UKIP, with its tough line on immigration and appeal to patriotic values, was poised to replace it.

The London-based away-day pundits have been proved wrong, however. [Jeremy Corbyn hails Oldham West and Royton by-election victory; BBC News, December 4th 2015.]

So the cloth-capped, greyhound-racing, tripe-eating, Woodbine-smoking English proletariat are on board with Corbyn’s Cultural Marxism?

Not necessarily.

Oldham by-election: did Muslims worried about war in Syria save Jeremy Corbyn from doom?

Among the British population as a whole, 30 per cent oppose air strikes, according to Survation. Among British Muslims, however, that proportion rises to 56 per cent, according to the same pollster.

{snip}

ORDER IT NOW

And while Muslims make up around five per cent of the UK population overall, they comprise about 25 per cent of the population of Oldham West. Of the 102,616 residents registered in the seat in the 2011 census, 25,220 were Muslims. [The Labour leader’s strong stance on military intervention may have helped secure his victory in Oldham West and Royton by Asa Bennett; Daily Telegraph, December 4th 2015.]

Elect a new people–It really works!

Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson, and local Labour candidate Jim McMahon meeting their imported base in the formerly English town of Oldham

Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson, and local Labour candidate Jim McMahon meeting their imported base in the formerly English town of Oldham

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has claimed there was election fraud, and says he may be filing a formal complaint.

That of course is just sour grapes. Who ever heard of electoral jiggery-pokery among South-Asian Muslim populations? I mean, really! These nativist bigots will say anything.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: European Right, Immigration 
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  1. Jeff77450 says:

    Mr. Derbyshire, thank you for the update.

    I received the thank-you card that you sent me. That was unnecessary but you’re quite welcome. Please keep up the good work. Western Civilization is almost certainly doomed but we can still show as much courage (while being annihilated) as our Saxon forebears displayed at places like Hastings, the Alamo, Dunkirk and the Bataan Peninsula. (Then again, if we were in fact displaying such courage then maybe we’d be winning; just a thought). –Jeff York writing from Katy (Houston), Texas

  2. attonn says:

    This is the last chance for the French to save their country. The number of Muslims there is soaring every year (even without any refugee crisis), and in next elections Islamists will command the sufficient number of votes (around 20 percent, mobilized by their preachers) to ensure that the ruling elite does their bidding from then on.

  3. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    “Are you sure that the way to defeat a party that draws much of its support from the narrative that the centre-left and the centre-right are but two sides of the same, elite-serving, no-love-for-the-peasants coin is to merge the centre-left and the centre-right?”

    There used to be the Popular Front that said ‘no enemy to the left’.

    Now, there is the ‘global front’ that says ‘no enemy to the elites’.

    It’s Global Front vs National Front.

  4. Rehmat says:

    I can understand John Derbyshire’s excitement over the victory of anti-Muslim, anti-immigration National Front – a platform shared by French White and Jewish supremacists.

    On Sunday, Marine Le Pen’s National Front won the first round of local elections in France. A large number of French Jews broke their anti-NF rank and voted for the party which had been labeled Neo-Nazi and its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen being a Holocaust denier by country’s Jewish Lobby CRIF for decades. Why? On December 8, Jerusalem-based The Times of Israel explained it by a headline, “As French Jews vote for Le Pen, a case of the Enemy of my (Muslim) Enemy?”

    Interestingly, since Mossad’s Charlie Hebdo false flag operation followed by last month’s shooting at Paris Jewish Theatre, the anti-Muslim immigration National Front has benefited the most nationally.

    Like British opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Marine Le Pen, is also closely connected with the Tribe. She has kicked her father Jean-Marie from her party over questioning Holocaust in the past. She also has a Jewish boyfriend by the name Louis Aliot.

    In an interview Marine gave to Adar Primor of Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz, in 2011, she claimed that she has no problem with Jews. But she refused to bless the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. “I consider it a political mistake and would like to make it clear in this context that we must have the right to criticize the policy of the State of Israel – just as we are allowed to criticize any sovereign country – without it being considered antisemitism. After all, the National Front has always been Zionistic and always defended Israel’s right to exist.”

    Marine Le Pen’s hatred toward Muslims and Islam is well-known. In 2010, while campaigning for party leadership, she compared Muslims praying in streets with Nazi occupation of France. Last month, her Jewish lawyer, Bernard Reynaud, defended her client’s right to insult Islam in a Lyon court. The idiot wouldn’t had dared to do that if Marine, like her father, had denied Holocaust story.

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/12/09/french-jews-and-neo-nazis-united-against-muslims/

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  5. I can cure the terrorist problem.
    Free-bees ONLY for citizens.

  6. @Rehmat

    “Interestingly, since Mossad’s Charlie Hebdo false flag operation followed by last month’s shooting at Paris Jewish Theatre, the anti-Muslim immigration National Front has benefited the most nationally.”

    Seriously ?

    Since muslim terrorism surfaced again (and again, and again….) the anti-muslim group “benefited” ??

    Since the world news has been non-stop immigrant rape/rob/ pedohilia, the anti-immigrant group
    “benefited” !!!

    You seem to be the only one NOT making a connection.

    • Agree: Jeff77450
  7. But how did the Silly Party do?

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