The 2017 UK General Election

The politics in the UK is foggy because the two main party leaders have both suffered from heart and head dissonance even more than is occupationally usual for politicians.
Before the Conservative Party was forced into a Referendum on EU membership by the ‘what you see is what you get’ (WYSIWYG) rhetoric by Nigel Farage and his many years of political consistency, Theresa May was at heart a ‘remainer’ on the EU spectrum.
Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand, in his heart was an ‘exiter’ on the EU spectrum.
So, in the run up to the Referendum vote, the WYSIWYG power of the heart/head authenticity of Farage, regardless of the analysis of the exit argument in financial or sociological terms, began to affect the debates because people are hard wired to resonate to a heart/head authenticity, whatever the modern theories of communication might try to say about such a ‘spiritual’ statement.
The Conservative position weakened as previous remainers such as Boris Johnson further fogged the heart/head channels from Executive to social body.
Theresa May and her intimates saw the shifting ground and her head separated from her heart and from her leader David Cameron, as she prepared her coup.
Jeremy Corbyn never connected to his heart/head power that comes through in the impassioned voice unmistakeably, so he was unable to lead an effective Labour remain campaign, which simply amplified the inevitabilty of the authenticity of the heart/head exiters.
Now, post Brexit, an interesting though still very foggy dynamic presents in Theresa May’s flawed gamble for more power.
Her gamble is intellectual and head based, but from a personal configuration of a pre-existing heart/head split, she is still in her suffering prostituted heart a remainer. So her voice lacks real unmistakable passion and energy, in fact it is often tremulous rather than tremendous despite her clever quips.
Jeremy Corbyn however, though having to accept a Labour party flavouring of remain, he is now reconnected to an authentic heart/head power configuration as a long-time exiter, which is already showing in the power of his speeches and their actual connectivity potential to an audience anciently wired to recognise heart/head dynamics.
The Lib Dems even have more heart/head appeal than the disconnected words of Theresa May.
As the campaign goes on it will become clear why she is so frightened of being directly compared in debate with her more connected opponents and she is hoping to be able to simply ‘head bash’ audiences with reporters getting heartless soundbites that are designed to feed pollsters.

About Andrew Dettman

Counsellor, poet, cabbie, diction worker. Ministrant.
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