Opinion: Supporting left-wing politics in the UK is a funny old game.
Yes in so many ways it is a game although it is not to the general public.
The Left in this case is the Labour party.
Where to start just posting a few thoughts is not easy but here goes. Apologies if it becomes a meaningless ramble. If nothing else it will be therapeutic for me.
First a little One Woman background
Born in the East riding of Yorkshire city of Kingston-upon-Hull in 1952 I was one of the lucky ones. A few years earlier I would have entered a war ravaged Great Britain in a city experiencing the Blitz and with "no cradle to the grave" National Health Service.
Both could have prevented survival.
The post war years were tough but not as tough as the actual war years. There was still some rationing and a great deal of poverty but most ordinary people were in the same boat.
Politics was not on the home or school agenda or so it seemed; it must have been at a subliminal level perhaps. I have always aligned myself with left-wing politics and the Labour Party and voted accordingly.
Dad was a builder's labourer who worked hard, suffered a range of undiagnosed war related mental heath issues and died aged 55. His story and my Mum's and their respective siblings probably helped shape my Labour views.
The European Union
The only time I have not voted Labour was in the run up to the UK joining the common market or EEC now known as the EU or European Union. I opted for an independent anti common market Labour candidate.
In the referendum to join the common market I voted no. But the NO voters lost.
That was it job done, majority rules and we were in. I do not remember a national outcry, dummies being spat out with force and friends and family members falling out big time over the result.
Now with rolling 24/7 news real, fake, propaganda and spin it is a very different game.
So what do I hate about the left?
For me the Labour Party is my left wing political party.
Some of the fresh faced post Blair Labour MPs and candidates may not agree. They like to talk of "moderates" "soft left" and "hard left" and employ Tory working practice; divide and rule.
Using the term "Labour is a Broad Church" also helps divide the party.
Having voted for the Labour Party at local and national level for so many years in 2015 I signed up; ahead of the General Election in 2015 I thought I best put my money where my mouth is and become a party member.
What a huge mistake that was.
Retired now I have more time to follow events and did hope to become more politically active but that is on hold.
Watching MPs and activists bicker is a killer. It is a big turn off. The mainstream media spin news for maximum impact but the Labour Party manages to rip itself apart unaided.
Leading lights in the Labour Party use Twitter to hold spats, name call, post resignation letters and pull the party into disrepute.
Those MPs on the right of the party working to undermine party leader Jeremy Corbyn at any opportunity block party members on a whim. One party member preaching unity on social media was blocking anyone and everyone.
Other political parties rub their hands with glee hoping to scavenge disenfranchised Labour Party voters and supporters.
Other political parties keep their divisions underwraps and out of the media; Labour's dirty washing is aired in public and too often by its own people.
The EU referendum 2016 was brought to you by the Tory Party. It was a vote winner for David Cameron in 2015. Cameron often called chicken ran true to form and quit post the Brexit vote. Cameron is now raking the money in as the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn take a mainstream media hit following the Article 50 vote.
In a nutshell
What I hate about the Labour Party:
And with each plot aimed at undermining Jeremy Corbyn it gets more difficult.