Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al
2017-07-25 06:20 pm (UTC)
That's entirely fair. If (chas veshalom) there were yet another General Election tomorrow, I'd willingly vote Lib Dem. And I don't think Cable is terrible and I'm not particularly bothered by his age.
In my imagined version of the past couple of months, I hoped the Lib Dems would prioritize dedicated anti-Brexit campaigning over internal matters like deciding who should be party leader (it's not really important to me whether the decision was made by contested election or not). And that being explicitly and directly pro-immigrant would be the central plank of their politics, not that it would be something up for debate.
I didn't get that. The reality of a fairly bloodless change of leadership, and the debate on policy basically coming down on the right side, is nothing near terrible enough to put me off the party. Even if we have to pay lip service to the
real social impacts on local communities
, which is just another way of phrasing the "legitimate concerns" argument that parties have to make compromises with racists to attract the white working class vote. So I'm disappointed but not devastated, and that disappointment is another example of my inability to predict what will happen politically.
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