Former Australian Democrats leader and defector to the Labor Party,
Cheryl Kernot – and more recently the director of learning at the
London School for Social Entrepreneurs – weighs in on “The master of
the dog whistle” in today’s edition of The Guardian
.

“While
the Westminster village has been preoccupied with the big picture of
national issues,” she writes, “Crosby will have been orchestrating
campaigns of personal attacks and innuendo in marginal constituencies:
that the Labour sitting member is not a local, that they are more
interested in seeking a place on the front bench, that they are soft on
crime/immigration/abortion.”

She continues: “Crosby’s tactics
represent a truly serious threat to the civility and robustness of
British democracy and the way most politics is conducted in this
country. It may be all downwards from here on. A ‘colonial’ legacy of
the worst kind!”

And concludes: “As that hero of conservatives
Ayn Rand says: ‘The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but
the sanction you give it’.”

Read the full story here
.

Peter Fray

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