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Wow this is a powerful front cover from the New Statesman but sadly it does reflect how Labour, as the official opposition, has abandoned its post in our democratic processes in favour of its own internal infighting and jumping into Teresa May’s bed over Brexit.
And who will speak for liberal and Liberal Britain? Well you know which party is already doing that – the Lib Dems and Tim Farron. Labour, the Tories and UKIP are fighting it out as to which is best to take us back to the 1960’s or 1950’s with no clear winner presently!
I love this quote from Carl as it really does sum up why our part of the world voted to remain in the EU and why should all be fighting for the EU and against the headlong Hard Brexit of May & Corbyn.
Our region has benefited massively from EU investment when Merseyside was really down at heel and Carl is right to point that out.
Time to ditch old allegiances and get behind Carl to be our first Mersey Mayor. Labour and Tories (and of course UKIP) will simply continue to press for a Hard Brexit which will ruin our economy both locally and nationally.
Well I never thought I would say that about Tony Blair who to many of us is in the same naughty corner as Nick Clegg for lack of credibility. BUT both of them are right about Brexit whatever I may feel about Blair’s Iraq War and Clegg’s Tuition Fees U-turn – and I feel a great deal about those issues.
Brexit is utter madness and it will more than likely destroy our economy, standards of living and many other things. That’s fine to Brexiters but it is not fine by me. They can opt for poverty, low living standards etc. if they want but those of us who don’t want to step off that cliff edge with them need to keep up the fight against Brexit.
In many ways Blair is saying what many Remainers have been saying for a long time now, indeed he seems to hold very similar views to Tim Farron the Lib Dem Leader who has been at the forefront of the campaign to oppose Brexit.
Blair was always too right wing for my taste (although that goes for most Labour politicians) but those of us who want to save the UK from the mad Hard Brexit plan of UKIP/Tory/Labour have to put our distrust of each other to one side. The battle to save the UK from the catastrophic consequences of Brexit is far more important than the chips we may carry around on our shoulders from previous fights.
And no I have not gone over to the dark side and yes Blair is still in my view a person who should be facing the consequences of his ill-considered war in Iraq.
But yes we are into the fight of our lives and if we don’t wake up it will give us a beating that many of those who voted for Brexit never even thought of whilst they were being lied to by an utterly irresponsible press and that cabal of appalling MP’s who led the Leave campaign.
So hey Tony Blair is right, get over it; we should be chucking verbal bricks at at the UKIP/Tory/Labour politicians who have gotten us into this mess not him. We can deal with him when this crisis is over.
The Guardian covers the ICM survey result on its web site – see link above
I wonder how the 35% who support a hard Brexit (leaving the EU at any cost) break down into party political allegiances? Assuming that virtually all UKIP’ers would support a hard Brexit (just as virtually all Lib Dem supporters would oppose a hard Brexit, or any Brexit at for that matter) and also many Tories then maybe this makes dear Jeremy’s position look even more bizarre, should that be possible!
The Brexit at any cost folk probably don’t mind our economy being screwed but the rest of us certainly do. If the unlikely partnership of Tories, UKIP and Labour really does lead us over the edge of the cliff the consequences look like they are going to be (and rightly so) on the heads of those political leaders who have voted for a hard Brexit.
The sound of chickens coming home to roost can even now be heard in the La La land of Westminster.