Labour MP Simon Danczuk has taken some time out from re-tweeting praise for himself to compare the left of his own party to Nick Griffin’s BNP. Writing in the Telegraph after he backed George Osborne’s extended delay for unemployment benefits, the Rochdale MP claims:
“This is the politics of the madhouse and should be viewed in the same way as we view the views of the BNP. The hard right threatens social cohesion and sows ugly seeds of division.”
“The politics of the hard Left does much of the same – while threatening to make sure Britain’s race to stay competitive in a global economy is over.”
Whatever part of the political spectrum we are on, surely we can agree that the Old Left aren’t fascists?