An optimist’s guide to Brexit – Andrew Marr – The New Statesman

BBC Politics journalist Andrew Marr on the red...

BBC Politics journalist Andrew Marr on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards, held at the Royal Festival Hall, on the Southbank in London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an outstanding, must-read article by Andrew Marr published in the New Statesman. He argues that Remainers are paralysed by fear of leaving the EU but suggests that it offers huge opportunities for change, on both left and right.

Source: An optimist’s guide to Brexit

Personally,  I argued passionately for ‘Remain’ but now recognize that it’s time to draw the line and move on.

It’s time for politicians to hammer out a new strategy for the UK. Because of Brexit radical reform is more likely now than incremental change – bring it on.

Thoughts?

Opinion – New post-Brexit landscape could squeeze Labour out, warns new report | Politics | The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this excellent article, the Guardian argues that the a new expert publication, the ‘UK in a Changing Europe‘ called the last six months the most tumultuous political period since the second world war.

Source: New post-Brexit landscape could squeeze Labour out, warns new report | Politics | The Guardian

I broadly agree with the article but Labour MPs have brought it upon themselves. They permitted the hard-left to instal Jeremy Corbyn and his cronies, ignoring the concerns and fears of traditional Labour voters. Worse still, many Labour MPs voted ‘Remain’ but they are now too weak with no political backbone to fight for their convictions and address the fears of the 48%.

Although I have been a ‘one-national conservative’ all my life, I have long admired the achievements of the Labour Party.

It’s like the Labour Party has an aggressive cancer. Unless the cancer can be removed by radical treatment, the prognosis is a slow and painful death.

Thoughts?