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Sun May 26, 2019, 05:52 AM

The Tories have abandoned thought in favour of believing their own lies



Supporters of Brexit must believe that the impoverishment of the economy and the weakening of national security (which the right once fretted about) would be worth it because Brexit would bring national independence. Remainers say sovereignty would be at the expense of power. Every time the EU made a regulatory decision, Britain would have no choice but to go along with it or risk further damage to its economy. But whether Remainers believe we’ll be crawling back for a deal is irrelevant. Honest rightists must think that sovereignty or cuts in immigration make the belittlement of Britain worth while. Not one says so. Not one accepts trade-offs or admits they exist. It’s as if they don’t think at all.

We’ve reached the point where you cannot be honest and be on the right. Tory MPs who know the dangers the country faces keep quiet for fear of their constituency associations. In what the Conservative historian Tim Bale calls the “Tory party in the media”, you cannot find one commentator arguing against Brexit in the Express, Mail, Sun or Telegraph. As soon as you make your opposition clear, you are expelled. Tribalism is all, and to call the modern right anti-intellectual is to understate the case. It is anti-thought.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/25/the-tories-have-abandoned-thought-in-favour-of-believing-their-own-lies|

We are in perilous times, indeed.

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Soph0571 May 2019 OP
gordianot May 2019 #1
pdsimdars May 2019 #2
Mc Mike May 2019 #3
catrose May 2019 #4
lark May 2019 #5
elleng May 2019 #6
NCjack May 2019 #7

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:24 AM

1. Great Britain dodged Fascism once upon a time.

It is seems a shame that the sacrifices made at the cost of lives are so easily imperiled by old enemies.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:44 AM

2. Sounds familiar . . I guess the right is the right on both sides of the Atlantic. . . anti-thought.

 

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:12 AM

3. Yeah, they're England's repuglican party.

The UKIPs and brexiteers are their teabags. Working with putin to destroy russia's enemies.

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:19 AM

4. Sounds SO familiar

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:46 AM

5. Same rw burn down the building for purity sakes asses.

There is a worldwide rw movement which has nothing to do with raising up the common people and everything to do with stealing everything from them for the benefit of the oligarchs.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:30 AM

6. 'We've reached the point where you cannot be honest and be on the right.'

Sound familiar?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:41 AM

7. A Tory is a Tory in Britain and in the USA. nt

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