As events play out over the next year or two, a ”Labour Brexit” might just provide the best possible outcome.
It’s clear to me that if Britain somehow stayed in the EU under Corbyn it would sooner or later face similar punitive measures from the ”troika‘‘ that Greece under Syriza suffered (and continues to suffer). The EU remains essentially a neo-liberal / austerity economic project, and Labour, the largest political party in Europe, must now offer an alternative, based on radical reform of the banking system – the proposed National Investment Bank is a good start – and re-structuring of debt.
Who knows, the rest of Europe might then follow Britain’s lead….
”I am against the Treaty of Rome which entrenches laissez-faire as its philosophy and chooses bureaucracy as its administrative method.” ~Tony Benn (Encounter, January 1963).
When the utterly discredited Theresa May goes, which will be sooner rather than later, the Tories would be well-advised to forget about Bumbling Boris and make current Brexit minister David Davis their new leader. In my opinion, he would give the Tories their best chance by far of defeating Corbyn’s resurgent Labour Party at the next election, which can’t be far away..
For a Tory, he’s quite a decent chap. Unusually for his Party, he has a sense of humour and also a few principles, having resigned from the Cabinet in 2008 specifically to launch a campaign designed to provoke wider public debate about the erosion of civil liberties in the UK. In January 2010 he spoke with Tony Benn at the official launch of civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch. Davis refused Cameron’s invitation to join the Coalition Cabinet after the 2010 election, disagreeing with the government’s stance on tuition fees. He’s no toff either, which also helps, having been brought up by a single mother on a council estate in Tooting.
The Tories have become very adept at shooting themselves in the foot recently, though……….(cue Boris) 😉
Senior Labour figures and MPs saying Jeremy Corbyn was a bad leader and would lead the party to election disaster.
Humble Pie, anyone ?
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced,
and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero
and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.
Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own
and no other culture but its own.
Pity the nation whose breath is money
and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away.
My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty.
Debt can never be repaid, so it forms the kernel of the modern State, and the new apparatus of repression. The system of endless monetary debt, precluding forever all prospect of its discharge, is to be mankind’s crushing fate. The aim of the State now is to make the glance recoil disconsolately from an iron impossibility.
The Earth becomes a madhouse.
A Few Quotes on Banking : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/a-few-qoutes-on-banking/
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”The ‘smoking gun’ is that when Theresa May was Home Secretary, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) jihadists were allowed to travel unhindered across Europe and encouraged to engage in “battle”: first to remove Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, then to join al-Qaida affiliated groups in Syria.”
The Rape Of Libya : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/2946/
”The Libya that once boasted the highest level of development of any African nation, where the standard of education, housing, infrastructure, and health stood as a beacon in a region that has long laboured under the depredations and ravages of free market capitalism; the Libya that helped set up the African Union and invested billions in development projects throughout the African continent, working tirelessly for African unity – this Libya has been destroyed.”