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there is also the tricky problem of defining where the centre lies.

Just as politicians are generally far more overtly religious than the people they govern, they are also more right wing. This is to some respect ineviatble as politicians tend to be born richer and thus become wealthier than most voters with certain assumptions about how the world works that simply don't apply for most of us.

this also aplies to the journalists who act as their stenographers, all coming from very siilar social and educational backgrounds.

So their centre ground and the assumptions that drive them may be some way to the right of the electorate.

survey after survey has shown this to be true in the UK and US, I'm sure it's true in most places. Corbyn is the first politician of the modern era who seems to have created a manifesto for the electorate rather than Rupert Murdoch and Viscount Bothermere (Heil owner)

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 11:31:06 AM EST
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Given the triangulation policy of both the DLC/DNC and the Blairites, you can't define where the center lies because its position shifts like an open dune field.
by rifek on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 at 01:00:00 AM EST
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