The Evening Standard reports that the Government’s Brexit repeal bill has passed its first Parliamentary test on a “deeply disappointing” night for the Labour Party.
Source: Brexit repeal bill: Labour fails to defeat Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill in ‘deeply disappointing’ late-night Commons vote | London Evening Standard
Perhaps I’m missing something but a divided Conservative Party managed to push the bill through highlighting that the divisions in the Labour Party are still greater than in the Conservative Party. The historic failure to defeat the bill must rest with Jeremy Corbyn?
As Dr Alf knows this is only the first stage of the Bill and the chances are the House of Lords will give it a good mauling before matters are finished.
Labour may be split but the Trades Unions,Momentum and the left wing are not,they plan a General Strike to bring the Government down and judging from the limp wristed non response to the 3 years of South West train strikes,the running sore of militant postal workers I see no concerted response in the form of anti strike legislation covering essential public services and no firm action to deal with underperforming councils,police forces and overpaid ,underperforming Chief Executives who adopt the “Im worth it ” philosophy of the Oil of Olay commercial.
The Conservatives need to regain their confidence,stop being minimalist and start streetfighting with young telegenic leadership with May gone for good.
Sticking to the present Cabinet and to May is going to lead to political oblivion,the Party needs to rediscover its ruthless streak and start systems building on brownfield land using troops and long term unemployed on workfare to do the work once they have been conscripted into the Army as part of a branch of National Service.
When I drive to Letchworth or any other town containing a Jobcentre and a JD Witherspoon pub it should not be possible for me or anyone else to see a single person of working age walking from the jobcentre during the week into the pub,a tattoo parlour,a Vaping Centre or a snooker hall.
They should all be working on building new systems built houses on brownfield land,converting used shipping containers into homes for housing benefit recipients and refurbishing houses abandoned by councils due to delapidation.