Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is often described as just an “eccentric politician” which is such a benign way to refer to someone who holds such bigoted far right-wing views.
*looks to see what centrist/right-wing blairites have to say about labour gaining councillors in the local elections*
when jess phillips isn’t busy saying “i will knife you in the front” about jeremy corbyn and undermining the labour left she has time to tell the uk’s
first female black mp diane abbott to “fuck off”, whilst praising conservative tory mp jacob rees-mogg (someone who opposes same-sex
marriage and abortion, even in cases of rape, and most recently met with
steve bannon) as “charming and funny, kind”. she even holds joint events with him. that’s centrism for you. they’d rather see the conservatives remain in power than support a leftist labour leader.
and a reminder about how jess phillips treats tory politician jacob “i’m against same-sex marriage and abortion even in cases of rape” rees-mogg:
Jess Phillips speaking about the leftist Labour politician Diane Abbott (the first black female MP in the UK, founder of the Black Child initiative, intersectional feminist and supporter of women’s rights):
“[Jess Phillips] snorts. “We’re on the same terms as before, which is that I’ve never
spoken to her save for that once, and that remains a state of grace.”
Jess Phillips speaking about the conservative Tory politician Jacob Rees-Mogg (someone who opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, even in cases of rape):
“[Jacob’s] charming and funny, kind…”
Centrists and white feminists like Jess Phillips will always loudly critique leftists but have plenty of leeway to befriend conservatives like Jacob Rees-Mogg (someone who supports policies that continue to harm millions of people, especially the most vulnerable in society). This is because when it comes to issues like imperialism and poverty, centrists will always choose to align with the right in order to prevent any real change to the status quo or their own privilege.