Pay extra to see Corbyn… if you’re white


Pay extra to see Corbyn… if you’re white

The Labour Party have given up all pretence of representing the white working class, writes Peter Divey

It is out of the bag, not only white working class Labour voters, but any white person is secondary to the Labour Party. Talk about dropping muck on your own traditional base. If you wish to attend a rally in Loughborough to see Jeremy Corbyn you have to pay one third more if your skin is white. It is openly advertised, blatant racism. Or maybe not.

Numerous complaints to the Leicestershire Police have been to no avail. They are not interested, but suggest you contact the Equality and Human Rights Commision (EHRC) if you think your rights “may” have been violated, at your own cost. Slam dunk, I would have thought.

Lets turn this round…”Corbyn rally…anyone with non-white skin must pay a third more to attend”. Do you think the police would be more involved? I wonder if the press and politicians would have anything to say? This would be headline news, screamed and screened everywhere. It would be racism, illegal, apartheid, disgusting and intolerable, on and on, clearly it would be a hate crime. The furore would be massive, but this is almost under the radar. Mustn’t make a fuss. Apparently those who are concerned are bigots, white supremacists, and generally all types of undesirable scum. The best reaction online has been the claim that detractors are racist!

The Labour party seem relaxed about probing anti-semitic concerns but anti-white pricing is a new front that has been opened to further “progressive” socialism. Is it guilt because of past slave ownership? A strategy to offset years of white supremacy? Or something. The Labour Party response is interesting. If you don’t like it, stay away. Many will pay the extra gladly, and have said as much. Obviously makes them feel better. Which is the most deprived demographic in the UK just now? That’s right, the white working class, the traditional voter of the Labour Party. I do not think it will engender unity, which seems to be the hope. I confess to bafflement. Identity politics and political correctness gone mad is the very reason why people turn from prior ideals. The Left do indeed create the Right. Always have, always will, and as ever the fish rots from the head down.

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    Peter Divey
    Peter Divey's dormant interest in British and American politics has been reawakened by last year's Brexit referendum result and Trump's ascendency to the White House. In his spare time he enjoys playing chess and has a growing collection of vintage wrist watches.
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