Brexit – Labour’s been backing it but wants to stop the consequences of it – Yes I know that’s just nuts

That our Bluekip Government, propped up by the right wing DUP, have been driving us ever nearer to the Brexit cliff edge is bad enough but with Labour embarrassingly hanging on to May’s Brexit shambles of a coattail is just too much.

Yes I know Labour’s right wing working class supporters mainly voted for Brexit but the sad fact is that they, being amongst the poorest in our society, will in all probability come of worst when May (together with Corbyn?) really do jump off that Brexit cliff.

Have Labour forgotten that the Official Opposition is there to oppose – it’s what our democratic processes have been all about for donkey’s years!

But what started my latest Brexit rant? Well I don’t read newspapers much these days but I happened to come across a copy of the Sunday Mirror the other day – it was from 12th November. And here’s the headline my eyes lighted upon:-

The point being that Labour’s Keir Starmer is trying to amend Tory legislation so that workers rights are protected when Brexit hits us because those rights are under great threat from Brexiters who are using the EU Referendum result to attack them.

It’s not that Starmer is wrong to try to amend the legislation but what is wrong is that Labour continues to back Brexit which in turn presents our Bluekip/DUP Government with the opportunity to bash workers rights!

You really could not make this up, it’s as though Labour support the Brexit principle, despite the damage it’s going to do to us all (the poor in particular), but they plod on backing it whist trying to change the consequences of it. Have they not thought it’s time to stop backing the process that’s causing all the trouble in the first place?

Brexit – This piece by Nick Cohen hits the nail on the head

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/28/where-are-the-heroes-who-will-lead-brexit-retreat

The Guardian has this opinion piece on its web site – see link above

Powerful stuff indeed and Cohen could not have hit the nail more squarely on the head.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Brexit – We need a way out of it say OECD

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-oecd-eu-referendum-second-economy-reverse-uk-europe-theresa-may-latest-a8004676.html

The Independent has the story on its web site – see link above

Well apart from the OECD’s report a statement of the blindingly obvious it will, I assume, be treated as a piece of ‘fake news’ by Brexiters.

It’s time for the UK to wake up and smell the coffee: it’s not too late for us to say ‘we made a right mess of our kids future as we voted to go back to the 1950’s, but we now want to put things right by them’. A little humility is required to say ‘we made a terrible mistake based on lies and misinformation but we have learned our lesson.’

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.

‘Hope JC has taken note , no taxes coming in, equals no spending !!!!!’

www.msn.com/en-gb/news/financenews/uk-productivity-estimates-must-be-significantly-lowered-admits-obr/ar-AAtfNdY?ocid=News

MSN News has the story on its web site – see link above

Yet another indicator that the UK is on the slide and it’s all pretty much because of Brexit but will Teresa May and Jeremy Corbyn take any notice at all?

And my big question to the disciples of JC is this – How will JC be able to implement his spending pledges when there’s no money in the pot because of much lower tax receipts?

As Roy Connell says ‘Hope JC has taken note , no taxes coming in, equals no spending !!!!!’

Brexit – Why hide the results of investigations into the consequences of it?

www.libdems.org.uk/secret_brexit_studies_must_be_released?utm_source=Dr+Mark+Pack%27s+Digest+Emails&utm_campaign=173f96d91f-MAILCHIMP&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2483c81174-173f96d91f-312600781&goal=0_2483c81174-173f96d91f-312600781#

This Brexit lark gets odder by the day; why on earth can’t we all see what these investigations into the consequences of Brexit say? Probably because they say things that the establishment (read Tory/Bluekip and Labour/Redkip Party leaderships) do not want us to see!

We all know that in a democracy if you are denied sight of something it is in your interests to see it.

Bluekip will want Bercow’s head on a plate for stating the obvious in our parliamentary democracy

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/12/john-bercow-insists-mps-have-right-try-prevent-brexit/

The Daily Telegraph has the story on its web site – see link above

Whatever you may think of Bercow (or indeed the Telegraph) he is spot on here.

Brexiters always conveniently seem to forget that we live in a parliamentary democracy and their half-baked plan to take us out of the EU at whatever cost is actually the politics of the mad house that will ruin the UK economically and substantially reduce our influence in the world.

More power to the elbows of MP’s who can see the cliff edge looming and want to stop the UK chucking itself off into the great abyss.

Thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting