by Jane Edwards
I have always liked the honesty and common sense – allowing for some of it being rather leftish for our tastes – of the Labour MPs Frank Field and Kate Hoey. They usually seemed to be genuinely interested in the problems facing ordinary people without resorting to the old Marxist ‘class’ terminology.
At one time Frank Field was even a former minister, until Blairism dumped him for his non-progressive views. He didn’t fit in with its multicultural opinions, which even went so far as touting in Afro-Asia for more immigrants to come to Britain.
Frank Field has now warned ‘New’ Labour that it faces defeat at the coming election because Miliband refuses to address working-class voters’ concerns about immigration. I think there must be two reasons for this. One is that his father was an immigrant himself, and two the old boy was a professorial Marxist teacher churning out little red sausages from the London School of Economics mixing machine for two generations.
Field added that there seems to be no appetite in the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) for engagement with its own voters and their views. The programme Labour now have concerning immigration might have been adequate in 1997, he said, but the whole nature of England has changed with wages and living standards forced down. Labour is ‘p…ing while Rome burns’.
It is primarily for this reason that Labour was given such a shock in the recent Manchester by-election when UKIP captured nearly half of their votes – but leaving Labour with the overwhelming majority of the ever-growing immigrant vote. The shock is a realisation that so many people are no longer interested in their dream of a universal cosmopolitan world. This gives concern to all those liberal-left ‘high-status’ people who control New Labour thinking and dominate the media and academia.
My personal view is that I welcome the fact that the rise of UKIP is speeding up the demise of the established party system (and even any hope of a return of my old Labour Party).
Because of this, unless there is a British Democrat candidate standing at the next election. I will probably vote for them. However, people will soon realise that they are imagining things if they think that UKIP will take major steps to drastically cut immigration into Britain. They will not – as the wonder boy Farage himself and his new Tory converts have made clear.
Farage and the majority of UKIP’s top people all support the globalisation system which has given control of our economy and our very way of life not so much to the EU’s ex-commissars in Brussels but to a mainly US-based international power.
The BDP may be dwarfed in numbers by UKIP at present but it does have the answer to an establishment political system which is ruining us all in Britain and the West generally too.