Why did London Remainers vote Labour and why didn't the middle classes stay blue? STEPHEN FISHER on the election that defied ALL logic

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Why did London Remainers vote Labour and why didn't the middle classes stay blue? STEPHEN FISHER on the election that defied ALL logic

Post by Guest on Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:53 am

Sixty per cent of the capital's electorate backed Remain. Remainers in London warmed to Jeremy Corbyn's message because he promised a softer Brexit compared with the Conservatives' tough stance. In particular, he pledged an immediate guarantee of full rights to all EU citizens here, while he also refused to set any target for mass immigration. Both these measures had a strong appeal in a city where a third of the population is foreign-born and which last year elected Britain's first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan. London's results were also part of a wider pattern in which constituencies with the highest Remain vote saw a 7 per cent swing to Labour.

There are several possible reasons. Many Ukip voters are traditional Labour supporters, who may have liked its policy of less austerity and more spending on the NHS. The Labour manifesto also promised explicitly to implement Brexit. Though vague on the terms, this may have been enough for many Ukip voters. Above all, Ukip voters tend to be over 55 so they are likely to have been alienated by the Conservatives' policy on social care – the so-called 'Dementia Tax' – and the withdrawal of winter fuel allowances.

Labour largely retained the support of its English and Welsh heartlands, but also appears to have extended its support among educated professionals. There were probably two forces at work. One was the dislike of Brexit: more educated, affluent voters overwhelmingly tended to back Remain in last year's EU referendum and therefore disliked Mrs May's policy. The other was Labour's promises of support for the public sector workforce, through new funding and the removal of pay caps.


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As I said, this election really was about Brexit and it was former UKIP supporters who decided it. How ironic, that for years the left have continually hounded UKIP supporters as being racist, stupid etc. Only to have these same people come to be their saviours in this election. How I wonder what the view is now by the left of the UKIP supporters who decided the election?

Will those on the left who demonized these same UKIP voters previously, now apologise to them by eating humble pie?

Or will they still scream "racist" at them?

Its funny how things pan out.

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Re: Why did London Remainers vote Labour and why didn't the middle classes stay blue? STEPHEN FISHER on the election that defied ALL logic

Post by Guest on Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:44 pm

So not one lefty is going to thank the UKIP supporters who voted for Labour?


As I said, this election really was about Brexit and it was former UKIP supporters who decided it. How ironic, that for years the left have continually hounded UKIP supporters as being racist, stupid etc. Only to have these same people come to be their saviours in this election. How I wonder what the view is now by the left of the UKIP supporters who decided the election?

Will those on the left who demonized these same UKIP voters previously, now apologise to them by eating humble pie?

Or will they still scream "racist" at them?

Its funny how things pan out.

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