Rod Dreher hammers Labour Party critics of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for what he calls their “gibbering insanity.” Dreher writes that it doesn’t matter what Boris’s capabilities are now, every Brit must vote simply to keep Labour out of power. He writes at The American Conservative (abridged):
Labour will give all foreign nationals living in the UK the right to vote in general elections after its annual conference approved the major policy change.
A motion passed by delegates at the gathering in Brighton will see the party adopt a promise to “extend equal rights to vote to all UK residents” if it wins power.
It was passed as part of a motion that also promised a Labour government would “campaign for free movement” and scrap restrictions on immigrants’ access to the NHS.
Currently only British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens are allowed to vote in general elections, while other foreign nationals living in Britain can vote only in local elections and European elections.
Labour will now campaign on a platform of extending the right to vote in general elections to anyone with residency rights in the UK, regardless of their nationality.
I don’t care how inept Boris Johnson may be, if you are a British patriot, you’d have to be crazy not to vote for him, or for whoever stands the best chance of keeping Labour out of power.
This is an existential question. The future of the nation hangs on keeping Jeremy Corbyn out of No. 10.
Read more here.