Opinion – Back soft Brexit,’ unions urge Labour | Politics | The Guardian

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This is an important read from the Guardian. It argues that 50 senior party figures have told party leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘to fight unambiguously for membership of the single market’ and now the TUC has pitched in too.

Source: ‘Back soft Brexit,’ unions urge Labour | Politics | The Guardian

I still worry about the real power base in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party – the party was hijacked by a group of far-left radicals and traditional socialist MPs have been left out in the cold. The influential Economist newspaper recently suggested that Jeremy Corbyn is nor really interested in Brexit, he’s more focused on domestic revolution.

Hopefully, we shall see MPs of all parties playing a positive role on Brexit. But I remain suspicious. After the election, Corbyn had the opportunity to bury the hatchet and invite former Blairite ministers to return to front-line politics – but he preferred to keep his team of radical lightweights.

Thoughts?

Best Blogs Series – Opinion – Brexit: A Very British Revolution – Fraser Nelson – WSJ


On the first anniversary of the Brexit referendum, it’s timely to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2016. It’s obvious that the Brexit decision was based on false evidence, sponsored by a narrow cabal – now a soft Brexit looks most likely but smart people know that ‘No Brexit is infinitely preferable to a Soft Brexit’. Once again, why are MPs not earning their pay and defending the public interest? Finally, which UK political leader might be more interested in domestic revolution than Brexit?

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Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator publishes an excellent article in the WSJ. He argued that the U.K.’s vote for a “Brexit” from the EU began as a cry for liberty and ended as a rebuke to the establishment.

Source: Brexit: A Very British Revolution – WSJ

As I reflected on this article, a couple of themes emerged.

Firstly, the Brexit vote was largely supported by less well educated working class people in England outside London. These are the same people who have suffered from austerity. This large group of people at the instigation of puppeteers, like Farage, have completely ignored the prevailing evidence from experts – believing that ‘they would say that wouldn’t they to protect their interests’.

The second theme is that older voters disagreed with their children and grand children and voted for Brexit. This is the group that want to stop the foreigners and put the…

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