I listened to media coverage of Jeremy’s first election speech today and he said what I would have expected of him as a socialist Leader of the chaotic Labour Party.
But hang on a minute whilst he was saying that he would be the political leader of ordinary working people (if electors gave him the top job in Downing Street) one glaring issue contradicts the vision he was putting forward – there could well of course be others but the big one for me is this.
When he whipped his Labour MP’s to support a Hard Brexit and vote with Teresa May’s hard-line right wing Government he actually voted to make life much harder for ordinary folk. Yes, many of this working class supporters may have voted for Brexit but he knows how much they were lied to and that many of them are now wishing they had not voted the way they did.
Brexit is a plan by the rich and powerful to gain more power and more influence over us all so what on earth is a supposedly socialist leader doing backing it?
Sorry Jeremy, you can’t back ordinary folk via political rhetoric having already and very recently voted for a process from which they can only be the losers.
The Guardian has the story on its web site – see link above
Well despite Teresa May’s happy clapping things are not going at all well and it now seems almost certain that the UK will be in a far worse trading, business and economic situation than we are under the present conditions. Nice going Brexiters it really is Brexit at any cost!”
And with Labour meekly in step with this appalling right wing government of ours the prospects for the UK are looking grim indeed.
Time we all started to buy hand carts as we are surely going to economic and trading hell in one.
Thank goodness that Tim Farron is talking sense over Brexit as the two major parties have quite lost their heads.
With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.
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.
The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above
I despair I really do! The party has that has back the Tories pretty much every inch of the way towards Brexit now has the bare-faced cheek to talk about what they will not support about Brexit.
Hey Mr. Starmer that horse has bolted with the Labour Leadership riding it! What’s the point in locking the stable door now, unless you are trying to cover Labour’s tracks.
The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above
I find myself now agreeing with a Tory politician following agreeing with a former Labour one on the same issue – Brexit.
This time John Major is in effect attacking the nutters in his party, UKIP and indeed Labour who seem to think all will be rosy in the Brexit garden. He is right to say that the impression being given by Brexiters, that all will be great, is utter rubbish and that everything is likely to be very far from wonderful.
But as I took in the thoughtful comments of John Major I was also watching the BBC evening regional news programme who, for reasons best know to themselves, had taken a caravan to Blackpool to hear the views of their Brexit lovers. And what did we hear but that ridiculous and utterly untrue story about bananas! Give me strength and give the BBC some idea about how to conduct a meaningful regional news item!
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.