The claim that one must embrace centrist positions to reach out to "the other side" is like sitting in the middle of a river to build a bridge.
You might have to step into the river to build the piers. But you don't just remain there.
— David Benfell, Ph.D. (@n4rky) May 19, 2019
Britain’s Labour Party is panicking over a poll—yes, more nine percent response rate bullshit—suggesting Remain voters are choosing the (neo)Liberal Democrats in upcoming European Parliament elections, while far-right Nigel Farage’s Brexit party appears to be taking a lead overall. This particular fuss, however, elides a more fundamental division within Labour between advocates for Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘socialism’ and those for corrupt neoliberal policies that mirrors the division among U.S. Democrats.
Michael Savage, “Labour panics as remain voters switch to Liberal Democrats,” Guardian, May 18, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/18/labour-panic-remain-voters-switch-to-lib-dems
- Steven Shepard, “Report: Phone polls aren’t dead yet,” Politico, May 15, 2017, https://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/15/pollsters-phone-polls-238409↩
- Michael Savage, “Labour panics as remain voters switch to Liberal Democrats,” Guardian, May 18, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/18/labour-panic-remain-voters-switch-to-lib-dems↩