...and identity politics will kill the Labour Party: the 'progressive' Left is eating itself. "Former Labour voters must be looking at this nonsense and congratulating themselves for abandoning this lost, deluded party.", so concludes Brendan O'Neill in his scathing article in Spiked! decribing the Labour Party and "The purge of the unwoke": "Labour is plotting a Stalinist purge of anyone who questions the cult of transgenderism."... ...the purge demands unquestioning loyalty to one of the key orthodoxies of identitarian extremism: that 'trans women are women' and 'trans men are men'.
"The Stalinist vindictiveness of the purge is made clear in its demonisation of two perfectly reasonable campaign groups: Woman’s Place UK and the LGB Alliance. The former is an organisation of feminists concerned that gender self-identification could lead to born males entering women-only spaces – such as changing rooms, rape-crisis centres and female prisons – and which campaigns for the preservation of women’s sex-based rights. The latter is a gay-rights group concerned that transgenderism erases the specificity of the homosexual experience – of same-sex attraction – for example by allowing people with actual penises to identify as lesbian. Scandalously, the purge refers to these two organisations as ‘hate groups’. It says Labour members should ‘organise and fight against’ these despicable, hateful outfits."This isn't a minor group within Labour: two of the final three leader candidates have signed up to it, literally. Lisa Nandy, the Labour Party leadership candidate I thought best of a very poor bunch (and the only one untainted by the Corbyn shit-show) has signed.
Let them wither, but somebody needs to keep BoJo on the straight and narrow; will we have to rely on [the great] Nigel Farage again?