Corbyn’s comrades and the Russian revolution – Bagehot – The Economist

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Here's a reflective article in the Bagehot column of the Economist. It argues that the centenary of the October revolution is a good time to reflect on Labour’s leadership.

Source: Corbyn’s comrades and the Russian revolution

With Theresa May‘s government likely to make a disasterous mess of Brexit, the chances of a Far Left governmnt in the UK are very probable.

On top of the Brexit fallout, a Far Left Labour government would trigger enormous economic uncertainty both at the personal and corporate level.

Any thoughts on how UK politics became so polarized?

 

Opinion – Brexit talks to be delayed after hitting a ‘deadlock’ over Britain’s divorce bill – Business Insider

According to this Business Insider article, the EU’s chief negotiator says he will recommend delaying the next phase of talks until the end of the year.

Source: Brexit talks to be delayed after hitting a ‘deadlock’ over Britain’s divorce bill – Business Insider

The UK team got pushed into following a fixed agenda for negotiations (they were weak and unprepared). The EU are playing by the agreed rules and member countries are in no mood to make concessions.

Theresa May and her Brexit ministers have been far from open and honest with both parliament and the UK public, painting a falsely optimistic position.

Basically, May’s government is ready to crash out of the EU, unless the EU makes concessions. This fight will go right to the wire.

Although I voted Remain, if the UK is forced to crash out of the EU, the UK must make demands on the EU, including deferring financial settlements and strategic agreements, like defense. Surely, it’s time for the UK to play hardball?

Thoughts?