Paul Nuttall’s road to nowhere

Road To Somewhere Else


By Daniel Margrain

During his barnstorming speech at the last Labour Party Conference, Jeremy Corbyn said:

“If you believe, like me, it’s a scandal that here in Britain, in the sixth biggest economy in the world, 4 million children are in poverty, 6 million workers are paid less than the living wage. And if, like me, you believe we can do things far better, then help me build support for a genuine alternative that will invest in our future – a more prosperous future – in which the wealth we all create is shared more equally.”

Buoyed by the electoral success of Trump, as well as the disorientation of large sections of the left resulting largely from the growth in right-wing populism throughout Europe, Paul Nuttall will exploit his new found fame as the leader of UKIP by cynically using the kind of socialist language of Corbyn above, in…

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2 thoughts on “Paul Nuttall’s road to nowhere

  1. Although UKIP should not be ignored, their presence on the UK political scene should equally not be exaggerated. There is little evidence to suggest that their much-lauded popularity with the working classes is likely to translate into more elected officials anytime soon. There should be more effort to publicise their policy to privatise the NHS, reduce pension payments for better-off pensioners, and reduce taxation for business. Once the undecided voters see this in plain sight, they are unlikely to elect any of them to parliament.
    As for Labour returning to real Socialist policies, including mass re-nationalisation, that should happen sooner rather than later. If it fails to win an election, then so be it. At least it would offer some real alternative, instead of the same thing in a cheaper suit.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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