Many know of this amazingly honest confession by Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, but do they also know how his Labour Shadow, Lisa Nandy lost the English Midlands?
Nandy delivered this key note speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research on 9th March 2017.
The only city or metropolitan area in the English Midlands to vote Remain, overall, was Leicester.
And then only narrowly.
Birmingham, the largest local authority in the UK, narrowly voted Leave.
Leave may well have got across the line in Birmingham, because some people were told and believed that the end of Freedom of Movement would mean a lifting of restrictions on immigration from the Indian Sub Continent.
Yet, according to Ms Nandy, “Despite their many differences, cities across Britain voted resoundingly to Remain.”
Raab did not grasp the significance of the Dover to Calais crossing.
Nandy mislaid the English Midlands.
Raab presents as being dumb.
Nandy is either not very bright or she is calculating or some odd combination of both.
If Nandy deliberately lost the English Midlands so as not to undermine her Small Towns thesis then she is not as much of a fool as she quite often seems, but sooner or later the truth will out.
Nandy was endorsed by the Jewish Labour Movement during the Labour leadership contest of 2020. Nandy clearly told them what they wanted to hear.
The previous year, Nandy attended this fringe meeting at Labour’s 2019 Party Conference.
Nandy shared a platform with Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and “Meddling” Len “anti-Semitism is being weaponised against my puppet, cough, good friend, Jeremy Corbyn” McCluskey.
Corbynism still had Labour in its grip in September 2019. Nandy was (and remains?) a member of Unite.
May be Nandy is not especially dim, but she certainly seems to be something of a political chameleon, a moderately successful political chameleon, for now.
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