Labour Princeling Stephen Kinnock has been causing a bit of a stir on Twitter Lately
Clearly, alarmed with the rise of Ukip Brexit,and the election of Trump he appears to think that the answer is to surrender to the sentiments of those whom voted for them by sundering and becoming Ukip lite.
Indeed Kinnock, the MP for Aberavon, called on the party stop practicing “identity politics” because every racial and religious group is struggling with social mobility.
“We’ve been obsessing about diversity. We have been a party that has been increasingly associated with standing up for certain groups in our society and not standing up for all in our society.”“The huge mistake we’ve made, we have played the game of identity politics and identified groups, whether it is by ethnicity or sexuality or whatever you might want to call it, rather than say, ‘we stand up for everyone in this country and that includes you, the white working class’."
Of course he claimed..
“It doesn’t matter what the colour of your skin is or what your background is."What matters is that you’re poor and you’re disadvantaged and we’ve got to be there to help and engage with every single one of you – not just those who seem to have been taken priority over others.”
But he seems to believe that identifying people who have been daily discriminated against is a mistake
Mr Kinnock said Britain could learn from Donald Trump's election in America and suggested that Hilary Clinton's mistake had been to only “shout out” to certain communities in America.
“If you are going not do it you better make sure you list of every group in your population. If you don’t - the results will be very clear at the ballot box"
Basically he's saying the likes of the Mail, Express and Sun have won the argument and Labour should abandon supporting communities that are at threat for fear of losing the vote of some White working class voters.
Here's his tweet again
Imagine If a Plaid or SNP MP had substituted "British" for Welsh or Scottish.
Stephen's daddy Lord Kinnock of Baron Kinnock, of Bedwellty , would be screaming.
Of course Daddy Neil , Internationalism really stopped at Dover.
I told you.I told you what these Nationalist were like , with their narrow, even racists views . What we want is internationalism.
In 2001 when first standing for the Rhondda Labour MP Chris Bryant , threatened to sue the Plaid Cymru candidate Leanne Wood (Whatever happened to her?) for referring to him as a British Nationalist.
I thin if Stephen Kinnock views are anything to go by we will have no worries about referring Labour as a British Nationalist Party.