Monday, 16 July 2018

White Paper White Flag

The Brexit White Paper barely lasted half a week. Published on Thursday evening, it has been binned on Monday afternoon by the acceptance of all four of the ostensibly pro-Brexit Conservative amendments. A certain number of anti-Brexit Conservative MPs now look likely to vote against the Government instead. What a complete and utter shambles.

No one in the Conservative Party has ever been against the EU itself. They have only ever wanted what they saw as better terms. And as far as most of them are concerned, these are those terms. On their watch, we are about to become a colony.

But that will give our liberation struggle a huge network of allies all over the world. And thankfully, the most consistent and coherent Brexiteers already know them all. Indeed, the undisputed Leader of the British Left (and who thought that there would ever be one of those?) is already one of their three or four most influential figures on earth. So all is not lost. 

That said, while Jeremy Corbyn's party in the country is now overwhelmingly either like that or willing to be led by the people who are, much of his parliamentary party is still not of that view, nor is it likely to be so for quite some time to come.

There is going to be another hung Parliament. We need our people to hold the balance of power in it. I need £10,000 in order to stand for Parliament with any chance of winning. My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email instead, and that address accepts PayPal.

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