This 18 February 2019 video from Britain says about itself:
Angela Smith appears to describe people with ‘funny tinge’ in racism debate
Ex-Labour MP sparks immediate racism row on launch day of her political organisation, the Independent Group, while appearing on BBC’s Politics Live.
After yesterday seven right-wing British Blairite MPs, the ‘Seven Dwarfs’, quit the Labour party, to
form a new ‘centrist‘ party … sorry, they are not calling it a party, but an ‘independent group’ … because they had failed to make the Labour party a Conservative party-lite again, as it used to be in the ‘good old days’ under Margaret Thatcher-admiring Tony Blair …
In the title of this blog post, I called these three (no more Conservative, but still conservative) MPS the Three Witches. That is an allusion to William Shakespeare‘s play Macbeth. In Macbeth, the witches first predict Macbeth’s rise to the kingship of Scotland. Later, they predict his downfall.
Then, as inevitably as predicted by the witches in Macbeth, their downfall will come. Like happened to a 1981 right-wing breakaway from Labour, the SDP.
However, I now realize I am wrong to call these three conservative politicians the Three Witches; and I will stop doing so. As Shakespeare’s three witches were Scottish. While the three conservatives are all English.
Three Amigos is a 1986 American western comedy film.
Another 1980s right-wing breakaway from Labour was Real Bermondsey Labour. These were homophobes.
An interesting difference between the 1980s and now is that Real Bermondsey Labour, while being homophobic right-wingers, pretended to be ‘real Labour’, not conservative. While in February 2019, the Blairite Seven Dwarfs have given up pretending to be ‘real Labour’, and welcome the three conservatives warmly.
These three conservatives see themselves as ‘mainstream Conservative’, according to RTÉ.
Opposing Brexit may be the only point glueing the ‘independent group’ together; for the time being.
Are there not more important points than Brexit or no Brexit, in Britain and in the world?
The British young people’s movement against climate change rightly criticizes the corporate media and politicians talking endlessly about Brexit or Remain; while noting that humans and other living beings should survive global warming which should stop is far more important.
Are not whether or not a British government will risk worldwide nuclear annihilation with its Trident weapons; or whether British soldiers should continue waging wars, and British war profiteers selling weapons, all over the world; more important than Brexit or Remain?
Isn’t racism or anti-racism more important than Brexit debates neglecting all other issues?
Heidi Allen is one of the three now ex-Conservative, but still conservative, MPs.