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 ?
How the British Deep State Turned Manchester into Al-Qaeda Town UK
13 questions mainstream media should be asking about Salman Abedi
”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.”
Following a second emergency ”Cobra” meeting, Theresa May just said that police officers, who are currently guarding public offices, will be temporarily replaced by British Armed Forces personnel, adding that OperationTemperer was now in force. (No, I’ve never heard of it either, and a Google search reveals nothing). The plan apparently envisages the deployment of up to 5,000 soldiers on the streets of British cities. Armed forces would also boost security at ”key locations” and could also be deployed at ”public events such as concerts or sports competitions.”
The Manchester bomb not only killed innocent children, but also the Election debate, and at a critical point.
Theresa May was visibly rattled the previous day, and on the defensive because of her dementia tax U-turn and weak and wobbly leadership.
Today, anyone reading the Sun or the Mail will see little but hatred and vile innuendo against Jeremy Corbyn, attempting to brand him a “terrorist sympathiser” via the IRA in the eighties.
May’s lines now are easy : “You need my strong, stable leadership to see us through these dark times”.
This is a tragedy for the country on more than one level. Young people and children murdered, and Labour losing any political traction it had now that the political process has halted.
Any hope of progress at this election has, I fear, now gone.
Was the fake bomb threat at Old Trafford one year ago a case of mere carelessness, or was it a psychological operation to prepare the British public for a future attack?
This article by Luis R. Miranda was published on May 16, 2016
Fake Bomb in Manchester: Psy-op or False-flag Attempt
Was the brutal execution of Jill Dando, 17 years ago this week, linked to a VIP paedophile ring which was operating within the BBC, Parliament, the Royal Palaces, and beyond ? Was the ‘unsolved’ murder ordered by the highest echelons of the British Establishment once it became clear that she had evidence of the ring and was about to expose it ? Was Jill Dando shot in the head at point-blank range to silence her, and also to serve as a warning to other journalists – to keep their mouths shut ?