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Really interesting question.  I think we are seeing backlash against what is perceived to be a left-wing domination and decline in moral values in society as a result.  

A lot has been said about equality, rights, integration, inclusion and immigration with defence and promotion of these values from the 'left'.

The right are reacting to that because of course it is all nonsense, the very fabric of our society is being torn apart by us putting foreigners before the welfare of our own citizens. These very foreigners who come into our country and take our jobs and scrounge off the state.  They are the scapegoats for a right wing who cannot see that many of the social problems that born and bred Brits face now are due to the attack on society and collective values under Thatcher. Not due to the current discourse of a society that is approached through a human rights and equality framework.

I guess the pro-lifers will always react to anything of this type when abortion is part of the debate, but I think it does form part of a wider realisation on the part of the right that they need to step up the drive to bring society back to being decent and moral again.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 21st, 2008 at 08:36:12 AM EST
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