For the Majority,
not the Minorities
can't there be a party that gets 60% of the electorate's vote? We
all have different views but there are plenty of views shared in
common by at least 60% of people.
opinion polls you include the 'dont knows' - or the poll
is meaningless. So in analysing actual election results, you must
include the 'no-shows' - those who stay at home instead of
voting. They're just as important as the ones who turn out to vote.
So percentages must be based on the whole electorate, not just those
who vote. Non-voters are NOT lazy young people who can't be bothered
to get off the sofa - they're people who would LIKE to vote - if
only there was a party / candidate they could support! They in effect
DID vote - for 'none of the above'.
the 2017 snap election called by Theresa May to 'improve' her position,
but which turned out a disaster for her, the Tories were marginally
the most popular party but with just 29% of the electorate's votes.
And Labour who came second, got 27% of the electorate. No party
gets even half the electorate's support - nowhere near! This continues
the trend for the last 40 years . Is it any surprise when you look
at how out of touch ALL of Parliament's MPs are, with ordinary people?
a new party for the centre
need a populist party . A popular party, a people's
party, to represent the majority who don't identify with the establishment
parties of 'right' and 'left'. With new populist policies from the
centre, a party for the centre ground, for the political MAINSTREAM.
NOT a "People's Government"
not a landslide)
On 12 December
2019 the Tories got 44% of the vote. As always, Mainstream takes
account of non-voters; in effect their decision was "all the
above are sh*te". So as the turnout was 67%, Boris Johnson
has the support of just 29% of the elecorate - hardly what you'd
call a people's government. And how is a majority of 80 a landslide
? Nixon's win in the 1972 US election was a landslide - he won 49
out of 50 states. Over here, Blair's 1997 majority (179 ) might
possibly qualify as a landslide. But a majority of 80 - just a good
This was the
most important general election since the last war - but the turnout
was 67%, just two-thirds of the electorate; down on the 2017 turnout.
What happend to the "youthquake"? - the millions of new
voters who registered, most of them millennials and most of them,
supposedly, Labour supporting. You can register in the comfort of
your own home - but voting means making the trip down to the polling
station. What went wrong? Was it because of all the Christmas shopping
and party stuff to do? Is it because a lot of millennials are snowflakes?
They can't go out to vote if it's cold and raining, they might get
their hair wet; or they might have to stand next to a middle-aged
white male in the queue, and can't do that.
explained on 28 October, how a Christmas election date would be
very bad for turnout: in his own words, "less than two weeks
before Christmas, on one of the shortest, coldest and darkest days
of the year". Royal Mail warned that posted registration forms,
and poll cards, would not be delivered in time; and that's exactly
what happened, to thousands of them. Boris Johnson must have been
overjoyed when his Christmas election date was accepted; the Tories
know that low turnout always favours the status quo. (Mind you,
comparing Corbyn's performance with Neil Kinnock and Michael Foot
is not really fair. Foot and Kinnock only lost one election. It's
believed Corbyn's the only Labour leader to lose two elections.)
Is there any
way to get the Conservatives out of permanent power? With our political
system It needs a single, unified opposition party with policies
popular enough to get the support of over 50% of the electorate;
assuming another 67% turnout, they would get a massive 76% of the
vote, and a reasonable expectation of taking 500 of the 650 Westminster's
seats. Now that would be a landslide....
can do this? Certainly not Labour; they've lost four elections in
a row. The present-day Labour party wins only in the metropolitan
cities and university towns. For all the rest of the country - including
the whole of Scotland and Wales - they've made themselves unelectable,
their policies too toxic for most voters.
It's not just
the stuff they put in their Christmas manifesto . It's as much the
stuff they don't like to talk about. Like Labour's down-on-their-knees,
brown-tongueing subservience to the self-styled LCPT agenda (sorry,
LCPT+ we now have to say) . In the recent struggle between Parents
and Politicians over the disgusting and cruel "LTSBQ"
lessons to four-year-olds, official Labour policy is "the parents
are wrong". One Labour MP, Roger Godsiff, sided with the parents
- Labour created a special new rule to stop Godsiff standing as
MP, or even going before his local party selection committee. And
the new official Labour policy of totally de-criminalising abortion
- in effect, legalising infantcide. They've lost the plot on this
with most of the working class, especially women voters.
That's why we
need a new, unified, populist, family-friendly opposition party
- it's the only way to ever get the Tories out.