POLITICS: Think before you vote nationalist

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Nationalism.

People need to think carefully if they intend to vote for a nationalist candidate.

It is not enough to vote nationalist because you are fed up with the Europeans, the Africans, the Asians: they are still going to be there when you wake up in the morning.

Certainly you should vote – people died for you to do that, but you do need to be aware of what would happen if everyone voted nationalist.

They operate in the negative: what people don’t like to the exclusion of what they do like.

You need to be aware of history and of the future. A vote seems like little or even useless if you don’t like the winner. Wrong. The thing is, they add up.

All candidates start full of good intentions: they fail to see their own and their party’s limitations.

It seems to be the fate of mankind to keep making the wrong moves in spite of the obvious.

Just like Napoleon believed he could capture Moscow but failed to realise the vicious

nature of the Russian winter. In our own way, all of us can look back on stupid judgements we made which changed our lives for the worse rather than the better.

That’s why fed up people in Britain need to think twice about voting for nationalist candidates.

RM Britton

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