DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Beware the perils as Labour's mask slips

In just 12 days, the nation will have its say in one of the most consequential general elections of modern times.

For many disillusioned Conservatives, the prospect of voting for another party – or even not bothering to trudge to the ballot box – will be a tempting one.

But while the Mail understands such sentiments, we urge readers to resist them. Because there are just days left to avoid the many dangers of a Labour 'supermajority'.

If the polls are correct, the Tories are facing 'Starmergeddon' – a defeat so mountainous that it will make Tony Blair's victory in 1997 look like a molehill.

There are just days left to avoid the many dangers of a Labour 'supermajority'. (Keir Starmer speaks during the four party leadership Question Time Election special)

There are just days left to avoid the many dangers of a Labour 'supermajority'. (Keir Starmer speaks during the four party leadership Question Time Election special)

If only a few dozen Tory MPs are left standing, who will try to temper the excesses of a Labour administration intent on fundamentally reshaping the nation?

If only a few dozen Tory MPs are left standing, who will try to temper the excesses of a Labour administration intent on fundamentally reshaping the nation?

Tory voters should imagine the sinking feeling in their stomachs, come the early hours of July 5, if Sir Keir Starmer secures a margin of victory of 200-plus seats. The consequences would be truly disastrous.

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Our unwritten constitution requires the government of the day to be held to account in Parliament by the Opposition. That scrutiny helps create better legislation.

If only a few dozen Tory MPs are left standing, who will try to temper the excesses of a Labour administration intent on fundamentally reshaping the nation?

Such undiluted power would be alarming for another reason. Sir Keir's plans are so opaque – and his manifesto so hollow on detail – that no one can be entirely sure what they are voting for.

The avowed socialist claims to have had a Damascene conversion to the benefits of wealth creation. But he has failed to spell out exactly how this will be achieved.

Until recently, Labour's spiteful plan to impose VAT on private schools fees was the clearest evidence of its real agenda – squeezing those it believes are too wealthy. Same old politics of envy. But in the past week, the party's mask has slipped – and what we see is worrying, indeed, for those of a conservative mindset.

Last Sunday, Labour health spokesman Wes Streeting admitted its manifesto did not make up the 'sum total' of its revenue-raising plans. Next, a secret dossier revealed MPs are demanding punishing new taxes on Middle England. And Sir Keir blurted out he doesn't consider those with savings to be 'working people'.

The pièce de resistance? In the BBC's Question Time debate, Labour's flustered leader insisted former boss Jeremy Corbyn would have made a better prime minister than Boris Johnson. Does he really believe that?

Corbyn was an unreformed Marxist who described the murderers and rapists of Hamas as 'friends', who would have ruined the economy and pulled us out of Nato.

Yes, the thought of giving the Tories a bloody nose is an alluring one. But doing so threatens to turn Britain into an elected one-party socialist dictatorship

Yes, the thought of giving the Tories a bloody nose is an alluring one. But doing so threatens to turn Britain into an elected one-party socialist dictatorship

Sir Keir blurted out he doesn't consider those with savings to be 'working people'

Sir Keir blurted out he doesn't consider those with savings to be 'working people'

Of course, we share the frustration of so many who voted Tory in 2019 and understand why they might want to punish the party.

They voted for Mr Johnson, but Tory MPs idiotically toppled him. The electorate demanded controlled immigration, only to see it soar to record levels.

While the Reform party might have superficial appeal, how can we trust the judgment of Nigel Farage who in a BBC interview last night claimed the West is to blame for provoking Putin's invasion?

Meanwhile, it is a simple fact that in many constituencies, a vote for Reform does nothing except increase the chances of a Labour supermajority. Then we can expect open borders, ever-higher taxes, untrammelled wokery and gerrymandering of the electoral system to keep it in office for who knows how long.

Yes, the thought of giving the Tories a bloody nose is an alluring one. But doing so threatens to turn Britain into an elected one-party socialist dictatorship.

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