Insouciant Western People wrote:Copehead wrote:I'd also question whether it is labour's job to pander to thick racists in places like Nuneaton. Labour's job is/should be to attain power to run a manifesto that doesn't include the sort of racist pandering that Conservatives obviously feel they have to do, like trying to deport Black British citizens.
I am sure this goes down great with the sort of people that you think labour should be appealing but they are fundamentally your sort of people and you are welcome to their votes.
"Why don't you fuck off and vote Tory?"
"Oh, you did."
If you have to try and deport Black British citizens to get their attention and support then they are never going to be Labour supporters are they?
I think you fundamentally don't understand that these sort of people are your tribe, they are not disaffected Labour supporters they are racist, Conservative supporters, they have always been there, the Working Class is not a block vote and obviously never has been.
The vote in this country is more polarised than ever before, swing voters are getting rarer and you aren't going to get these people onside by being a little racist because the Tory Party will always out-racist you.
The battle to day is between who can get the most of their, roughly, 40% voter base to the polling stations.
That is why it is all voter suppression laws and negative campaigning on the right these days. It isn't a positive Conservative message, how could it be look at them, it is a negative message about Labour.
They can't run on their own record so they run on scare stories.