I just followed a link claiming lefties are almost all haters unlike the right.
It probably wont surprise anyone thats its written by Daniel Hannan Tory MEP. And that its in the daily mail. The surprise is the hypocrisy. The mail is a right wing paper brim full of hate, so to say the right doesnt hate in the mail is just rubbish.
Now Hannan is one of those rare MEP that are well known. And unfortunately for him we remember why he is known. He told the yanks that the NHS was rubbish. Even Cameron had to disagree with this tosh. Would Hannan admit to hating the NHS perhaps.
He is also mistaken when he says only the scottish socialists (and he says the bnp?) would reverse Thatchers privatisation legacy. Greens would, starting I think with railways. Now I wouldnt nationalise the car/shipbuilding industry, as we dont have one anymore. Or the phone industry, though I would improve regulations to increase clarity over contracts, many people dont realise what they are getting locked into.
I would nationalise the banks that we already own most of, so we have more say in what they do with our money. And the water industry, indeed all utilities. They dont really compete, just sell off assets for profit while not investing in the furure.
And put the NHS, scools and royal mail totally in public ownership.
So the right hates about as much as the left. I think the difference is the right wants the rich to get richer, the left want to spread the wealth to everyone.
I never thought of myself as left or right. But when Blair moved Labour to the right it made me feel left of him. But I define myself as a green not a lefty.
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