Gardiner’s predicted rise of far right has come true
Eight months ago, the excellent Labour media performer Barry Gardiner gave a sobering warning to the ‘centrist’ Establishment during a Radio 4 interview.
Gardiner warned that if the democratic outcome of the Brexit referendum was ignored or thwarted, it would feed a rise in far right politics:
Gardiner’s prediction has proven chillingly accurate – but the Establishment has not heeded the lesson and is still not heeding the lesson.
And the determination of Labour’s centrist cohort to keep misrepresenting Labour’s position – largely an attempt to weaken Corbyn by damaging Labour electorally – by claiming the party is anti-Brexit and in favour of a new referendum is recklessly fuelling that rise.
It is inexcusable – and only serves to underscore the importance, for the whole country, of Labour jettisoning all talk of a new vote.
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