Ash Sarkar just No Platformed a pro-Brexit trade unionist

The middle-class left gets more ridiculous by the day.



The middle-class left gets more ridiculous by the day. Today, Novara Media’s Ash Sarkar announced she has pulled out of speaking at an upcoming People’s Assembly demo, apparently because she couldn’t bear to share a platform with pro-Brexit trade unionist Eddie Dempsey.

Dempsey’s inclusion on the line-up has angered left Remainers, largely because of his support for No Deal, and they have called on Sarkar and others to pull out in protest.

Others have re-aired MP Clive Lewis’s ludicrous claim that Dempsey is a racist – purely because Dempsey once suggested in a speech that the liberal left had driven some people to support the far right.

But most of the backlash is clearly about Brexit:

Owen Jones has now also pulled out, saying he wants to save his energy for the mad Remoaner ‘Stop the Coup’ demonstrations, of which he has quickly become a key part:

So there we have it. Bourgeois ‘leftists’ have No Platformed a working-class trade unionist. All because he supports Brexit. There could be no better example of how detached these people are from real radical politics and working-class interests.

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Hugh Bryant

3rd September 2019 at 6:52 pm

Someone ought to point out to Ash Sarkar that, in many cultures, long fingernails, indicating their wearer’s unfamiliarity with any kind of manual work, are signifiers of great wealth.

cliff resnick

31st August 2019 at 10:33 am

“No Platforming” is an excuse (a mechanism) for extreme left wing intolerance, kind’a ironic, me thinks! Can’t win the argument then shut down the discourse.

cliff resnick

31st August 2019 at 10:39 am

misread this is not a case of “No Platforming” just “inverted intolerance”!

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