Thursday, May 08, 2014

John Cruddas writing for the Guardian about UKIP's threat to Labour

Very careful use of language by John Cruddas writing for the Guardian about UKIP's threat to Labour:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/08/ukip-tory-movement-disenfranchised-english-labour

“We will conserve our common life by tackling immigration…”

“We will renew the bond of trust between people by restoring the contributory element in social security.”

“Labour is the party of the people and it wins when it is patriotic.”

But the most revealing phrase is "Across England there is a desire for a sense of permanence and security."

At last a politician from one of the main three political parties is acknowledging that people feel insecure.  As psychiatrists and psychotherapists will tell you, security is the second most fundamental human need.  If people feel insecure they will become irrational and their behaviour will become hysterical.

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