Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party are increasingly becoming the party of fringe opinion, drifting away from mainstream politics as they take up minority positions supported by relatively few people in the country.
Crippled by politically correct leafy Islington values, Diane Abbott yesterday rallied against the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy on illegal migrants and wants to close down some immigration detention centres completely.
This pathetically weak stance is totally at odds with public opinion. YouGov recently asked people: “In recent years there has been a policy of requiring people to show documents proving their right to live in Britain when doing tasks such as opening bank accounts, accepting a job or renting somewhere to live. This is often known as the ‘hostile environment’ policy. In principle, do you support or oppose this policy?”
They found that a huge 71% of the public support a ‘hostile environment’ policy, with only 15% opposing it. Even amongst Labour voters, 60% support a tough stance on illegal migrants.
Then there’s Labour’s new obsession with all-female shortlists. Because nothing screams ‘equality’ like barring men from standing as a candidate purely on the basis of gender, right?
YouGov found a few years back that the majority of people, 56%, oppose all-female lists. As they say: “Strikingly, opposition to the use of all-women shortlists extends across all social and political groups in the poll.”
51% of women oppose all-female lists and again amongst Labour voters, more oppose the policy than support.
And finally, if you look at Labour’s disgraceful game-playing and positioning on Brexit, where they now support remaining inside the EU Customs Union, they are in line with less than a quarter of voters. ICM found that only 24% now want to remain in the Customs Union, with many more backing a fully independent trade policy. In other words, Brexit.
Time after time Corbyn’s Labour Party are retreating into narrow, metro values backed by relatively few Brits. Their drift from the mainstream continues.