Thursday 17 September 2015

Nick Cohen: Why I've given up on the left

In follow up to my last post on Jeremy Corbyn, I wanted to show this video I listened to today by the journalist and writer Nick Cohen.

He's written the lead article in this week's Spectator magazine, entitled: Why I’ve finally given up on the left

After reading his piece which I re-tweeted and watching his video above, it made me realise that I share many of his feelings about the left and left wing politics.

I'm increasingly becoming disillusioned with the left and the attitude and mentality that many on the left now hold.

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader may have energised a lot of young people to join the Party and helped older members reconnect with Labour's values. But there's also I think a growing number of people like me who may not immediately decide to vote Conservative but they are coming to the conclusion that Labour and the left in this country is no longer for them.

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