Register to vote – if you’re a nice, middle-class Remainer!

Remainers are calling on people to register to vote at the same time as they’re trying to destroy 17.4million votes.

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The Remoaner set has some front. ‘Register to vote!’, they’re all currently crying as the prospect of a General Election looms. To which people might reasonably reply: ‘Why? People like you will only override our votes if you don’t like what we vote for.’

Despite the highly cynical efforts of anti-democratic MPs – who are currently both stitching up Brexit and blocking a General Election to ensure we can’t do anything to stop them – there will be an election soon. There has to be.

And the Corbyn crew and the Remainer elite – which are increasingly indistinguishable from each other – are agitating day and night for people to register to vote.

Well, we say ‘people’. Really they only want certain people to vote. Nice, pro-EU, middle-class people. The kind of people whose votes they respect.

If these people were honest their campaign slogan would be: ‘Register to Vote if you are a member of the middle-class urban elites who love Brussels and loathe Brexiteers. The rest of you, don’t bother.’

That their ‘Register to vote’ cry is not really a call for the universal exercise of the franchise is clear from their focus on getting young people to vote.

Jeremy Corbyn and his acolytes are especially keen to get the young on to the electoral roll. When it was reported that some in the Boris camp were keen on a 15 October election partly because it would limit the number of student votes, Corbyn took to Twitter to fulminate: ‘Boris Johnson doesn’t want you to be able to vote.’

Which is a bit rich given Corbyn and his party are currently preventing all of us from voting by ensuring there won’t be a General Election until after No Deal Brexit has been outlawed and an extension to the Article 50 process has been secured.

What’s more, Labour wants a second referendum in which a clean Brexit wouldn’t even be an option – that is, it wants to void, essentially, 17.4million votes.

They want the young to vote because they tend to be more favourable to Labour and to Remain. To these people, some votes are clearly worth more than others. And this grates against the entire premise of democracy and equality.

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A Game

10th September 2019 at 6:15 am

The vilest thing of the Labour campaign I heart aint this. And this suggests one of the reasons why Labour would love the delay – they’re obviously trying to get a voting base sorted. Not so handy for a GE… if they all live in one seat… but a referendum…
But the vilest thing was to hear that Labour are dropping pamphlets declaring “Labour demand an election NOW”. Who would be the people that might believe such a thing? The week has been dominated by Boris wanting an election and Labour et al denying it. Who on earth wouldn’t know that? What type of people?
They are cut off from a lot of mainstream information. Isolated, perhaps. Obviously not on the internet, obviously don’t read newspapers.
The old? The isolated? The mentally unwell? The disabled? The illiterate? A solid voter base that Labour would know well, ’cause they know they can drop these lies off and it shouldn’t hurt them.
The voter base that has been smeared, mercilessly for three years as racist and stupid and useless?
There’s something so cruel about such a blatant exploitation. These people aren’t worth genuinely representing, but time to manipulate them back to the polls to put in their loyal Labour vote…
I’m picturing who they might be… you keep coming back to elderly. Those people who dont’ have a right to have a say in the country’s future… but call ’em up to the front line again and again for their Labour vote.
The Labour party have lost it. There’s something unhinged about this, when coupled with the effort in parliament.

Well, universities are dominated by the loud and obnoxious minority. Lots of bulk for twitter, but not so many actual votes in the end.

B C

9th September 2019 at 9:17 pm

Cambridge University has sent an email to all students today encouraging them to register to vote; UCL’s digital notice boards are currently doing the same. These people are so convinced of their own moral superiority that they would be only too delighted to crush anything that the Great Unwashed may have voted for. (“But it’s not their fault”, these elitists claim, with strained sincerity, “it’s those nasty right-wingers who misled them.” They themselves, of course, are immune to such suggestion!)

Dominic Straiton

9th September 2019 at 8:50 pm

I dont think they will be campaigning for the 16 year olds at the Priory school to get the vote either.

James Knight

9th September 2019 at 6:15 pm

Corbyn is like the supposedly radical Greek party Syriza. They posted as anti-establishment but soon became the useful idiots of the EU implementing austerity.

Jim Lawrie

9th September 2019 at 4:55 pm

Labour mobilises middle class youth against the working class. What a surprise.

Spіked dedicate a lot of resources to the middle class student mob – from which Spіked hail. Working class youngsters are rarely mentioned.

Alan Watson

9th September 2019 at 5:31 pm

I can’t see many labour councillors or activists encouraging young people living in the shockingly overcrowded estates in London and elsewhere to register to vote. In my experience they are terrified of confronting the badly exploited and housed young in a deprived council estate in any one of our major cities.

Gareth Hart

9th September 2019 at 4:42 pm

Labour and the opposition will allow us an election once they have set the foundation for the revocation of Article 50 by the people who have not been disillusioned because they’re the people we want to exercise their right to vote. And ensure the Tories, Brexit Party and UKIP are not options on the ballot. And ensure Brexit and direct democracy can never happen again. Only then will you be granted your election.

Melissa Jackson

9th September 2019 at 4:30 pm

It looks downright schizophrenic of Labour to be saying both “register to vote for God’s sake!” At the same time as they block that self-same election.

I can’t help feeling that this stance will destroy the Labour party, sooner rather than later.

How can any opposition turn down a chance for an election, ever? I mean, if they think their Remain rhetoric is genuinely popular then surely people would vote for it? Or at least, if they think their rhetoric is true, surely they would at least want to make the argument and have another go of it?

Their whole position is cynical. Everyone knows it. It’s because they don’t think people will vote for Remain, or for Labour come to that. And if you are at that point, where you think people will not vote for you, then how can you possibly continue to stand up in Parliament and say you are working for the good of the people?

It’s just foul. And I think the next election is going to be even worse than the polls show. All of this makes Labour look appalling and Boris look good. Boris gets to stick to his guns and point to the Remain lobby as the anti-democrats they are. And Labour look like they are just milking out every day they can before they all get buried by their constituents.

Alan Watson

9th September 2019 at 5:42 pm

The Labour Party has show itself to be politically naive over and over again. The way councillors and MPs are shortlisted and selected is questionable. It has to be – just consider the results.

Melissa Jackson

9th September 2019 at 10:35 pm

You know, it’s really difficult to say that they are naive at this point. How many times can you forget to vet your candidates social media posts before it stops being naive and it starts being “we don’t care all that much”.

I would certainly much rather ascribe incompetence than malice; and I don’t want to get conspiratorial because that implies something too sinister; but how many candidates would you have to see on Guido Fawkes having said questionable things about Jews before you started checking it?

How can they care so little about what other people think?

Except of course that is literally how we ended up where we are. Because Labour don’t care what anyone outside their captive voters think. They don’t care how unpopular Corbyn is. They don’t care that all their voters are running off to join the LibDems. They don’t care if their candidates said something nasty in public.

It seems like they know they are heading for genuine utter disaster and really are just trying to milk as much out of their present high water mark as possible before the tide goes back out and leaves them on 10% of votes and with McDonnell being the comedy wacky socialist on Question Time.

I just… It staggers me. What are they thinking?

Jane 70

9th September 2019 at 3:36 pm

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Zaphod Beeblebrox and Ford Prefect would probably do a better job than Janus Jezza.

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