Someone explain UK politics to meWatch
The Labour party is led by a ****ing clown.
To understand why things are this way in British politics, you just need to understand that politicians are a reflection of the people who voted for them.
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New Labour (Blair's party) went more to the right (embracing Tory capitalist doctrines) to occupy the middle ground which was the domain of the Liberals and Lib-Dems. The Conservatives have now attempted to occupy that ground pushing Labour back towards the left working classes. More specifically, Labour are appealing to the immigrant influx but are on dodgy ground because many of their original working-class core voters wanted Brexit specifically because of losing unskilled jobs to the low-wage immigrant influx. Which divides the party because Corbyn (Labour leader) is anti EU and the new young and immigrant voters are pretty much pro. Which gives Labour the same problem as the Tories with internal conflict rife.
Labour are also playing the NHS and private industry re-nationalisation card as well as selling the scraping of university tuition fees. Trouble is, they will have to borrow enormous sums to accomplish it, so it's basically fiscal lies in the same way UKIP manipulated the vote.
Couple this with the Tories effectively in a coalition with the Northern Irish Democratic Union Party and the current one--trick-pony Scottish National Party carrying a significant number of seats in the House and then Mr Trump is spot on when he said the UK is in turmoil.
Labour on the other hand are generally more socialist, but because the Labour leader is generally pro Brexit, there is no opposition to the bun fight going on the the Tory ranks. So we have one party fighting amongst itself and the other sitting quietly on the sidelines. Meanwhile our health service, education, social care, social services, police and military are all in crisis over funding cuts and no one is going anything about it.
Labour benefits minorities and perhaps liberal, middle class public sector workers. But they also actively hate the WWC.
However there’s also a lot of crossover between the two parties. This crossover is encapsulated by the Liberal Democrat Party who want to benefit the very wealthy AND hate the WWC.
The Green Party is the Labour Party for hipsters
Ukip is some sort of cult where everyone thinks the 80s was a peak moment in history. Sadly, they’re probably the best option at the moment.,
I think its a general thing with modern democracy, for the most part. It has become a situation where whats best for the country has become secondary to whats best for keeping their jobs. The pandering to the crowd even if means ruining a country.
Sad but true.
Basically, you have got it right, Labour has always been for the working class and youth, and conservatives the older and middle/upper class, but at the minute Labour and the Tories are in chaos and it’s frankly been thrown out of the window. Labour is extremely divided and cannot agree with a brexit deal, and the Tories have a very bad deal.
Remainers do not want a deal and want brexit to be “stopped”. Leavers think the deal is trash and needs to be more extreme (1). Remainers want a second referendum, which will, tear the U.K. apart (2). Leavers obviously do not want this.
The conservatives have been talked to be islamophobic, but it’s mostly been talked about in the Guardian (supports labour all the way). Labour are known to be anti-Semitic, possibly stemming from their anti-Israel pro Palestine stance. The opposite with conservatives, but labour are a lot more aggressive.
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Labour - more left wing, believe in higher taxes for the rich and investing a lot of money in the NHS and education system (basically the opposite of austerity)
Conservatives are seen as benefiting middle and upper classes more and negatively affecting poorer people however both parties have the goal to improve social mobility and benefit everyone - they just have differing opinions on how this should be achieved.
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