IF THERE were a box on the ballot paper saying “communist” or “Marxist” then I wonder how many people would put their cross against it? I suspect not many and certainly that no MP would be elected if he or she offered such a description. Yet tomorrow that is exactly what anybody who votes Labour will be voting for.
Vote Labour, get Jeremy Corbyn and if you get Corbyn the country will wake up on Friday morning to a Marxist government. It is as simple as that. Where I am standing, we have a Remain Labour candidate in a heavily Leave leaning seat, which upsets people, but the prospect of Corbyn as Prime Minister should upset them even more and bring voters across the country out in their droves to the polling booths.
Yet I suspect that many, rightly disillusioned with the parliamentary antics over the past three years, simply won’t come out at all.
Others, faced with affable, moderate Labour candidates for whom they have voted in previous elections, will ignore the nature of the government they could bring.
Others still, worried but tribally loyal through the generations will hold their noses, vote Labour and somehow hope that Corbyn will morph into Tony Blair.
He won’t of course and it is time to wake right up.
Some of those alive to the threat of Corbyn are urging voters to abandon the Brexit Party in favour of Boris Johnson.
Instead they should give thanks that we are offering a haven to those who would not vote Tory even if you offered them a million pounds, but who do not want to vote Labour and risk Corbyn.
The theory that we take votes only from Tories is daft and wholly contradicted by direct experience on the doorstep.
Labour voters who voted Leave want Leave and we alone are offering that in any meaningful way.
Meanwhile, Boris resolutely refuses to pledge we will not stay in the European Defence Union, which wants one single defence contractor.
That alone is reason enough for the Brexit Party not to stand down.