As a former Leftie myself, but one who abandoned Leftism when I became disgusted by it, I know how the Left views the Daily Mail newspaper with hostility bordering on hatred. ‘Racist’, ‘xenophobic’, and ‘bigoted’ are just three of the ‘snarl’ words that Lefties aim at one of Britain’s most popular print newspapers. The Mail, or rather its advertisers, have been subjected to bullying campaigns by Lefty pro-mass migration groups such as Citizens UK and similar organisations. Also many lefties often look with utter disdain on those working class people who choose to read the paper and condemn them for doing so.
But the political situation has become so mixed up in Britain today and traditional left-leaning papers such as the Guardian so dominated by the middle class metropolitan Left with their identity politics obsessions and appeasing Islam that there is no mainstream outlet for sensible Leftists to espouse their views. it seems the Daily Mail is becoming the organ of choice for those sensible Leftists and an article, by Mick Hume, who describes himself as a ‘libertarian Marxist’ published in the Mail on the 25th February 2017 is a case in point. In the past a leftist who wished to speak about or criticise those who seek to undermine democracy would have found a welcoming home in newspapers such as the Guardian or the Daily or Sunday Mirror. This is because these were papers that were well known for standing up for the ordinary man on the Clapham Omnibus and speaking up for moderately left and liberal causes. However, that’s not the case any more and those who wish to speak up against the elitists and anti-democrats and political snobs seem to be able to find a more welcoming home in the Daily Mail than in their traditional outlets.
Mr Hume, who was for a long time a columnist on Britain’s ‘newspaper of record’, The Times and who has produced work for the Sun newspaper, writes in the Daily Mail about the appalling activities of the leftist minority who are angry at and trying to undermine the Brexit. Mr Hume, a former member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, take aim at those elitist political figures, many of whom are from the political Left, for trying to frustrate Brexit and for insulting those who voted for Britain to leave the hated and failing European Union.
Here’s part of Mr Hume’s piece in the Daily Mail and I would strongly advise people to click on the link and read the whole article as it is well worth doing so.
Mr Hume said:
Back in the 18th century, political reformer Henry Fox was advocating giving the vote to more people. But only, he insisted, to what he called ‘the better sort’. Not ‘the mob or the mere dregs of the people’. Heaven forbid!
Now, in the 21st century, such derogatory sentiments about ‘the people’ are dangerously back in fashion — ever since they dared vote for Brexit in Britain, and for Donald Trump in the United States.
Questions are being asked in high places about whether ordinary voters are fit to make decisions on major issues.
As a result, democracy — the cornerstone of our way of life — is being undermined, its very survival put at risk. Its modern enemies are mustering from all corners — but most worryingly from the Left, the very area where its stoutest defenders should be.
As a long-standing person of the Left, I fear that democratic freedoms are now in danger of being abandoned as elitists in our midst attempt to restrict them.
Every serious politician and thinker declares his or her belief in democracy. Yet, in practice, they seek to separate power from the people. The mantra has become ‘I’m a democrat, of course, but …’
Over Brexit, this profoundly insidious attitude was exemplified by John Major, former Tory prime minister, who denied the referendum result was binding and declared: ‘The tyranny of the majority has never applied in a democracy.’
Some of us might naively have imagined that majority rule was the very essence of democracy. But not, it seems, when millions vote against the wishes of a tiny political elite.
Mr Hume later added:
The fury against the 17.4 million UK voters who dared to back Brexit — and the 62 million Americans who had the temerity to vote for Trump — brings frightening anti-democratic poisons bubbling to the surface of our societies.
The sheer bile that erupted from political and cultural elites in Britain after the Brexit vote revealed a deep-seated contempt for the people and for democracy. The Establishment reacted as if the ground had disappeared from beneath their feet. How could this have happened?
Read the rest of this really excellent article via the link below
I may not agree any more with the sort of political views that Mr Hume holds, but I most certainly agree with him on the issue of the elites and their attitude to the Brexit referendum and the election of President Trump. He has shown up how many, especially those on the Left who claim to be pro-democracy, change their tune when the people vote for a cause or a person that Leftists disagree with.