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In the gamble Cameron took to scupper the right wing of his party, he has now ensured that our government does in fact move further to the right. Anybody else scared?

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crossroads3 Sun 03-Jul-16 06:06:57

I dislike all the candidates for PM. The winner looks likely to be May who is notably right wing and anti-immigration. I can feel us slipping inexorably to the right.

I am scared for our future. I hope the Labour Party sort themselves out because now more than ever the country needs a strong opposition. Even Cameron said so confused.

crossroads3 Sun 03-Jul-16 06:10:05

anti-immigration in bold not because there has to be limitless immigration, but because having that as a platform IMO says something about the type of person and politician May is.

Figmentofmyimagination Sun 03-Jul-16 06:21:13

This was an entirely predictable outcome - and yes, very scary. I went to lots of trade union debates before the referendum, and while the platform always had at least one person making the left anti-EU case (which, in any other political climate, would be rational and cogent, although not one I agree with), the floor was always overwhelmingly in support of remaining - because anything else would give us 10 more years of Tories - and in the aftermath of the Trade Union Act, large strikes to resist the cuts that are coming will be very difficult to organise.

As a poster on a different thread said, we're about to move from Thatcherism to Thatcherism on steroids.

But we were 'talking to ourselves'.

Lottielou7 Sun 03-Jul-16 06:29:34

I think that although this is one almighty cock up, Theresa May and Michael Gove are not going to be popular in a GE (think Gordon Brown). The Tories only managed a small majority last time - if they go further to the right they will lose support. Perhaps another coalition is on the cards.

Figmentofmyimagination Sun 03-Jul-16 06:41:57

Yes that's a good thought lottie. What strange times we live in. My weirdest point was waking up one morning to find the best news was that jeremy hunt was proposing to stand for Tory leader..

I am probably going to join the liberal democrats when all the dust settles.

Figmentofmyimagination Sun 03-Jul-16 06:45:33

As long as it's not a coalition with Aaron banks' new party - that's the risk - especially if the EU 'deal' - whatever emerges - can be exploited by those even 'righter' than May for failing to meet peoples' expectations on immigration.

QueenOfNowt Sun 03-Jul-16 06:49:02

Labour hasn't represented the working classes for a long time so they're not going anywhere. May is the best for the job.

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