There was recent debate around these parts about what is meant by “left”. Rather than explain it, a dry old affair, better to wait for the next example:
Just looking at her would have most readers here itching to pen a reply but let’s stick to the argument, rather than the contents of her head.
Perfect example of dot joining according to narrative, when one part of the narrative is either flawed or plain wrong. Nothing wrong with people having things a***-end around as long as:
1. They don’t have the vote and
2. None of this ever gets into legislation, carbon credits, quotas etc.
By far the greatest horror about leftism is not the scrambled brain thinking, it’s that there is a left-liberal hegemony in the corridors of power western worldwide, whilst in the rest of the world, there are the delights of Putin, North Korea, ISIS, other Arab butchers and so on.
What there is NOT in power anywhere at this time is the ordinary conservative who, some decades back, would not have even referred to himself as such. He was just … well, ordinary. Home, work, family, lawn, holiday, sport, seaside.
The reason he is referred to as a conservative or even as a reactionary is that there is such a flood of ideologically based guff in legislation. Health and Safety is just one example. Did you see the banning by council of selling produce from allotments because ONE person complained?
We’re fond of saying it’s madness but what else can one call it? Seriously? And there is no coincidence in the concurrent rise of leftism in power … and the madness we see about every day.
Now to the young girl herself – just where do they get them from and why is their lack of education, lack of any sort of historical knowledge acceptable to a national newspaper?
Ellie Mae O’Hagan is regular columnist for Comment is free. She works with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies; a thinktank focusing on working rights and inequality. She has also worked with several Latin American organisations. Ellie writes mostly on trade unions, activism, feminism and Latin America. She tweets@MissEllieMae
Hmmm, she has no qualms about the label “left”:
I write mainly on the UK left, feminism and Latin America.