Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Driven From The Front CETA?

CETA, which is like TTIP but with Canada, is exactly not the model favoured by, or favourable to, the areas that voted Leave, most of which went on to re-elect the Labour MPs that they had already had, but often with hugely increased majorities under the Leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. The referendum result was the long-delayed Labour victory of 1983, and the revenge of the areas that had been devastated by everything in the intervening 33 years.

Slowly, but surely, we are edging towards another one. The two options will be the Brexit deal agreed with the EU (plus any proposed post-Brexit trade deals elsewhere, such as this one), and staying in the EU after all. But the schemes set out first by the Foreign Secretary, and apparently now also by the Prime Minister, are as far removed as it is possible to be from the interests, opinions and aspirations of the areas that decided the result of the first referendum.

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