Registered On: September 7, 2015
Phillips is great and I do think Johnson has a disregard for women who disagree, so would ruffle him. Also has more of a presence and personality than Starmer, who does appear quite wooden.
Not liked by the Corbyn faction, because they don’t understand metaphors, so another plus in that she can rebuild Labour from what it has become.
I don’t fully buy the argument that the press drives elections. Blair won while facing wraith at the time (he did win them over after winning the election), so that’s no excuse for Corbyn and others. With Corbyn it would have been a lot easier if a lot of the things he was slammed for weren’t genuine concerns, as he demonstrated with his handling of anti-Semitism and the Skripal poisonings.
On the Batley and Spen election I am amazed at the lack of pieces on how the Tories took a red wall seat for granted, like they would have poured on to Labour about losing touch with the red wall (/sarcasm).
Perhaps they should step out of their southern bubbles and actually get to experience these places up north. They might find that it isn’t homogeneous and isn’t a bloc inhabited solely by opinionated Big J types like they seem to imagine when they patronise them by making out that such caricatures are representatives of the people for such places and no other people or opinions exist. Through losing it is clear that the Tories took it for granted, based on such prejudices. Perhaps the Tories and its supporters may like to reevaluate to truly understand the concerns of the region for a more assured victory next time.
We won’t though. We’ll still get takes around how the National Trust is woke and this really matters to the red wall voters, while the metropolitan liberal elite ignore it to their peril. It will only show how out of touch they are as well, because while the red wall has crumbled, the Tories have taken the wrong interpretation as to why allegiances changed, in my opinion.