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Author Topic: Brexit - Operation YellowHammer - Item 15. Things that make you go uhmmm  (Read 667185 times)

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« Reply #22160 on: April 30, 2019, 10:56:57 AM »
Not sure if this is damning of Change UK or of the UK population (I suspect both)....



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« Reply #22161 on: April 30, 2019, 11:06:00 AM »
Not sure if this is damning of Change UK or of the UK population (I suspect both)....

At least the general population knows more about Labour's position than RAWK.

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« Reply #22162 on: April 30, 2019, 11:44:17 AM »
See i keep reading these spurious comments by you,  but exactly who is calling anyone remain labour members or MP's these childish names in the Brexit debate can you provide documented evidence to prove this claim?

If you can please ensure it isnt some nutjob on twitter who probably isnt even a member or supporter of the party and most likely still waiting for puberty to happen.

Now after dealing with that flim/flam i would like nothing better than we have a referendum on the final options to me that is the correct thing to do, given the total lack of confidence in the government and parliaments ability to ensure a decent workable brexit ( if there is one?)
The problem as i see it is that Corbyn and the leadership would be hung for a Sheep or a Lamb on this matter, if he and the party goes gung ho for the Remain slanted referendum which is how the leavers see it and how the media slants it now, people will be banging on in here and in the media that he is sending Labour members and voters who voted for Brexit into the arms of Farage and the other brexiteers.

Depends on what you call twitter nutjobs. You'd have thought that policy as declared by the Labour conference and as stated by the shadow minister would be the Labour position. But the position that the party regularly repositions to is that stated by the leader, and the clique represented by Milne, McCluskey, Murray, etc. is closer to that stated by the leader. So even if you try to dismiss these twitocrats as cranks, they dictate Labour party policy more than the Labour membership, shadow cabinet, etc.

The Labour party conference stated its preferred policy on Brexit. The first step is to try for a general election. That isn't possible. What is the next step? What did the conference say? What does the twitocracy say? Which is closer to the position stated by the leader?
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« Reply #22163 on: April 30, 2019, 12:09:07 PM »
Not sure if this is damning of Change UK or of the UK population (I suspect both)....



It would be interesting to know whether the people in the poll voted leave or remain.
I wouldn't assume the 42 % who think Labour are remain party are remain voters themselve. no way of knowing the stats but I think a large proportion of that 42 %figure are probably leave voters who thinking Labour are betraying them.
I would have liked the people running the poll to ask the people who have no idea what ChangeUK stance on Brexit whether they voted leave or remain, would give us a idea of how many leave voters actually follow the news and Brexit.
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« Reply #22164 on: April 30, 2019, 12:18:47 PM »
Not sure if this is damning of Change UK or of the UK population (I suspect both)....



That must have been a leading question surely?  It implies 100% of people were aware there *is* a brexit party, which is unlikely - more likely they saw the name and not unreasonably drew a conclusion.

Interesting where the Tories find themselves, eh?

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« Reply #22165 on: April 30, 2019, 12:32:20 PM »
At least the general population knows more about Labour's position than RAWK.

Those figures are actually very worrying for Corbyn. Leaving aside the fact that Corbyn is, and always has been, a Brexiteer (including before the term was invented), the LP policy over the past 18 months has been one of “constructive ambiguity”. It has been kicking the can down the road over Europe every bit as much as May once did and, as the months have gone by, it has made a second referendum highly unlikely through sheer inaction. In that sense it is a Brexit party.

However, tragically for Corbyn, the working class don’t believe him. That policy of constructive ambiguity is either too subtle or too devious for them. Only a small percentage of those Brexiteer voters have understood the game. On top of this Farridge has come along and made an unambiguous pitch for those same working class voters. No subtlety there. It’s the Brexit Party stupid!

That’s Labour’s problem as a Brexit party. It will always be outdone by the zealots on the Right, for whom the language of “England” and “nationalism” comes much easier. Unless it’s Palestine or Ireland, say, the Corbynistas struggle to speak the language of nationalism. They can never wave that St George’s flag as vigorously as Farridge and UKIP can. But nor, it seems, have they the honesty, the will, or the courage to tell the working class Brexit voters that they are wrong.

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« Reply #22166 on: April 30, 2019, 01:21:09 PM »
Those figures are actually very worrying for Corbyn. Leaving aside the fact that Corbyn is, and always has been, a Brexiteer (including before the term was invented), the LP policy over the past 18 months has been one of “constructive ambiguity”. It has been kicking the can down the road over Europe every bit as much as May once did and, as the months have gone by, it has made a second referendum highly unlikely through sheer inaction. In that sense it is a Brexit party.

However, tragically for Corbyn, the working class don’t believe him. That policy of constructive ambiguity is either too subtle or too devious for them. Only a small percentage of those Brexiteer voters have understood the game. On top of this Farridge has come along and made an unambiguous pitch for those same working class voters. No subtlety there. It’s the Brexit Party stupid!

That’s Labour’s problem as a Brexit party. It will always be outdone by the zealots on the Right, for whom the language of “England” and “nationalism” comes much easier. Unless it’s Palestine or Ireland, say, the Corbynistas struggle to speak the language of nationalism. They can never wave that St George’s flag as vigorously as Farridge and UKIP can. But nor, it seems, have they the honesty, the will, or the courage to tell the working class Brexit voters that they are wrong.

As has been said above, those numbers are indeed meaningless without knowing who voted which way. If Brexiters see Labour as anti-Brexit and remainers see them as pro-Brexit, then you're right, they're doomed. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

It’s the worst of both worlds and they will pay a big price.

We'll see. Interestingly, in London, Labour are polling some 10% higher than their nearest challengers (Brexit party), while the Tories have slumped to 11% (below ChUK, and just fractionally above the Lib Dems and the Greens).

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/tories-slump-to-fourth-place-behind-labour-nigel-farage-and-change-uk-in-new-euro-elections-poll-a4130211.html

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« Reply #22167 on: April 30, 2019, 02:18:14 PM »
That must have been a leading question surely?  It implies 100% of people were aware there *is* a brexit party, which is unlikely - more likely they saw the name and not unreasonably drew a conclusion.
That is part of the issue, though. Dunt, and others, have spoken about this. How the Brexit Party is painting with bold, primary colours. Making their position perfectly clear, even in their name, and thus acting like a lightning rod for all the disaffected from other parties, as well as for dyed-in-the-wool Brexiters.

Change UK The TIGGY Independent Group Party or whatever their name is this week, is just so vague and undistinguished in comparison, as are the Greens (name associated with other things) and Lib Dems (name definitely associated with other things) and Labour.

It's not an easy situation to solve as each of the Remain Parties see themselves as something more than a single issue party and so you can't expect them to just call themselves The Remain Party, but that just demonstrates yet again how the right wingers are prepared to hit the nail on the head and do the clear, obvious thing, and how once again the good guys, for understandable reasons, no doubt, nevertheless obfuscate themselves into near irrelevance.

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« Reply #22168 on: April 30, 2019, 02:20:59 PM »
We'll see. Interestingly, in London, Labour are polling some 10% higher than their nearest challengers (Brexit party), while the Tories have slumped to 11% (below ChUK, and just fractionally above the Lib Dems and the Greens).

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/tories-slump-to-fourth-place-behind-labour-nigel-farage-and-change-uk-in-new-euro-elections-poll-a4130211.html

Labour polls higher than new Brexit party in London shocker.
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« Reply #22169 on: April 30, 2019, 02:23:30 PM »
TIG/Change UK = People's Vote Party.

Boom. They don't die at their first election. Get the exposure, then when they've hopefully helped achieve a peoples vote and are plastered all over the news and feel they're ready for a general election, make a big song and dance about changing their name to Change UK (or whatever else).

I can understand they don't want to tie their hands so early on, but they only have one policy that anyone knows of (People's Vote) and as yet don't stand for anything else (other then some vague notion of returning to a polished 'centrist' politics that has already been rejected across most Western democracies). So might as well go all in on the People's Vote.
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« Reply #22170 on: April 30, 2019, 02:42:11 PM »
Brexit: Jeremy C*nt warns against Labour's customs union plan

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy C*nt has warned Theresa May against agreeing a Brexit deal with Labour that involves a customs union with the EU.

Mr Hunt suggested that such an agreement would result in even fewer Tory MPs backing a deal in Parliament.

But Jeremy Corbyn insists his support is contingent on ministers accepting the need for a customs union.

Supporters say it would be better for businesses, but opponents feel it stops the UK setting its own trade policy.

Talks between Labour and the government have been taking place for a number of weeks after Mrs May's Brexit deal with the EU was effectively rejected for a third time by MPs.

Downing Street says further talks are being scheduled "in order to bring the process toward a conclusion" - and according to BBC Newsnight's political editor Nicholas Watt, a sense of urgency is growing.

Labour has previously complained that the government appeared unwilling to move on the possibility of a customs union.

But the PM's de facto deputy David Lidington said on Monday that the latest round of talks had been "productive", while Labour described them as "constructive".

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Mr Hunt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "If we were proposing - which I very much hope we don't - to sign up to the customs union, then I think there is a risk you would lose more Conservative MPs than you would gain Labour MPs."

However, he said he "definitely" thought the government could secure a deal that MPs would back.

Other cabinet ministers - including International Trade Secretary Liam Fox - have also recently signalled their unease at a customs union agreement.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell tweeted that Mr Hunt's comment did "not inspire confidence that if a deal is agreed it would be successfully entrenched and last any longer than the next Tory leadership election".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48105357


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Looks like cabinet ministers were left with clear impression from Theresa May that cross party Brexit talks with Labour need to reach a conclusion by middle of next week

https://twitter.com/nicholaswatt/status/1123188891161440257
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« Reply #22171 on: April 30, 2019, 03:02:48 PM »
Labour polls higher than new Brexit party in London shocker.

Given the context (the post I was replying to), the point was that Labour are polling higher than any party in London. I agree, though, that this is no shocker at all.

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« Reply #22172 on: April 30, 2019, 03:48:40 PM »
Corbynista left splits over Brexit referendum

Brexit is fomenting a significant split in the alliance of Labour left-wing activists that keeps Jeremy Corbyn in power, because of his and the party leadership’s reluctance to commit to hold a referendum on any Brexit deal.

A senior and influential activist told me: “Discussions are under way between leading Momentum activists, anti-Brexit MPs and campaign groups about a new process for drawing up a left slate for this year's NEC election”.

What this means, he said, is that there would no longer be a joint slate of candidates put forward by Momentum and the much older hard-left campaigning group, the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy, or CPLD, which was Corbyn’s ideological and spiritual home for decades.

The influential Labour figure told me: “Prominent activists on the left have privately signalled they will seek to remove any NEC member…who votes against a second referendum” from the section of the ruling NEC that represents constituency Labour parties and their members.

What this means in practice is that Corbyn loyalists could lose control of Labour’s ruling NEC, given that the vote of those who think of themselves as part of the Corbyn project would no longer be unified.

It shows that just like Theresa May’s weakening hold on her own party, Brexit is undermining Corbyn’s control of his party too.

For both parties, Brexit – or in Labour’s case, opposition to it – is trumping party loyalties. An activist said it matters that NEC members should be “people prepared to resist pressure” from Jeremy Corbyn’s office and allies “on behalf of the membership”, which largely wants a confirmatory public ballot on Brexit.

It is highly significant that activists are disclosing their deep concern that many of the nine so-called CLP members of the NEC, who are supposed to represent the membership, may fail to push for a referendum in today’s crunch NEC meeting that will decide the content of Labour’s manifesto for the EU elections.

This split on the left will be a particular dilemma for the Labour veteran Jon Lansman, who founded Momentum and was an important early player in the CPLD.

9.36am update

As a sign of the internal split within Momentum, its official spokesman insisted “nobody is going be removed from the [the movement’s NEC] slate because of their views on Brexit”.

Which I presume is Jon Lansman’s attempt to pour oil on troubled waters. But it is difficult to see how he could enforce a “no recriminations” edict in practice.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-30/corbynista-left-splits-over-brexit-referendum/

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« Reply #22173 on: April 30, 2019, 03:53:36 PM »
Tom Watson: Labour deputy leader storms out of meeting in row over Brexit referendum stance

Tom Watson has walked out of a shadow cabinet meeting after Jeremy Corbyn refused to allow its members to see a draft policy on a fresh Brexit referendum.

Relations between the leader and his deputy plunged to a new low – hours before the party was due to decide Labour’s European elections manifesto at a marathon meeting.

Shadow cabinet members were only shown the document on a big screen, rather than being handed hard copies of the text, The Independent was told.

“The shadow cabinet were not going to see the draft, so what’s the point in being there,” said a source close to Mr Watson. “It was very disrespectful to the shadow cabinet.”

Mr Corbyn’s top team met ahead of a decisive meeting of the ruling national executive committee (NEC), at which he will attempt to fight off demands – led by Mr Watson – to commit to a second referendum in all circumstances.

The leader is determined to avoid alienating Labour Leave voters by sticking to a policy of a referendum to prevent a “Tory Brexit”, or a no-deal Brexit.

That would leave open the possibility of Labour helping to force through EU withdrawal if the Conservatives, in cross-party talks, concede a customs union and other Labour demands.

Mr Watson took to Twitter to deny a report that he had “stormed out” of the meeting, saying: “I politely asked if the shadow cabinet were going to see the draft words and was told “no”.

“So I left to walk to the NEC where the document will be available and the decision will be made.”

Mr Corbyn’s office is confident of resisting a shift to supporting a further referendum in all circumstances, enjoying the support of at least 22 of the 39 members of the NEC.

He can rely on the backing of the giant Unite union, despite other big unions – including the GMB, Unison and Usdaw – swinging behind another public vote.

A landmark agreement in February between Mr Corbyn and Keir Starmer, his shadow Brexit secretary, saw Labour agree that Ms May’s deal “should be subject to the lock of a public vote.

However, in evidence of the wedge being driven between the leader and his supporters, the director of Momentum called on him to “take a side”.

“Labour’s members already know which side they are on. The party should commit to bringing whatever Brexit deal is done back to the people,” Laura Parker said.

More than 20 Labour MEP candidates have defied their leadership by pledging to back a referendum and then campaign to remain in the EU.

And a letter from MPs and MEPs calling for a public vote on any Brexit deal has reached 118 signatories, meaning the majority of non-shadow cabinet MPs back it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tom-watson-brexit-second-referendum-labour-corbyn-shadow-cabinet-nec-meeting-a8892511.html

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« Reply #22174 on: April 30, 2019, 03:55:18 PM »
At least the general population knows more about Labour's position than RAWK.

'Anti-Brexit' to Leavers, who also think the Tories are 'anti-Brexit', and confused message to Remainers?


https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/7goo4d7iug/YouGov%20-%20Party%20Brexit%20stance.pdf




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« Reply #22175 on: April 30, 2019, 04:27:21 PM »
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« Reply #22176 on: April 30, 2019, 04:28:37 PM »
Tom Watson: Labour deputy leader storms out of meeting in row over Brexit referendum stance

Tom Watson has walked out of a shadow cabinet meeting after Jeremy Corbyn refused to allow its members to see a draft policy on a fresh Brexit referendum.

Relations between the leader and his deputy plunged to a new low – hours before the party was due to decide Labour’s European elections manifesto at a marathon meeting.

Shadow cabinet members were only shown the document on a big screen, rather than being handed hard copies of the text, The Independent was told.

“The shadow cabinet were not going to see the draft, so what’s the point in being there,” said a source close to Mr Watson. “It was very disrespectful to the shadow cabinet.”

Mr Corbyn’s top team met ahead of a decisive meeting of the ruling national executive committee (NEC), at which he will attempt to fight off demands – led by Mr Watson – to commit to a second referendum in all circumstances.

The leader is determined to avoid alienating Labour Leave voters by sticking to a policy of a referendum to prevent a “Tory Brexit”, or a no-deal Brexit.

That would leave open the possibility of Labour helping to force through EU withdrawal if the Conservatives, in cross-party talks, concede a customs union and other Labour demands.

Mr Watson took to Twitter to deny a report that he had “stormed out” of the meeting, saying: “I politely asked if the shadow cabinet were going to see the draft words and was told “no”.

“So I left to walk to the NEC where the document will be available and the decision will be made.”

Mr Corbyn’s office is confident of resisting a shift to supporting a further referendum in all circumstances, enjoying the support of at least 22 of the 39 members of the NEC.

He can rely on the backing of the giant Unite union, despite other big unions – including the GMB, Unison and Usdaw – swinging behind another public vote.

A landmark agreement in February between Mr Corbyn and Keir Starmer, his shadow Brexit secretary, saw Labour agree that Ms May’s deal “should be subject to the lock of a public vote.

However, in evidence of the wedge being driven between the leader and his supporters, the director of Momentum called on him to “take a side”.

“Labour’s members already know which side they are on. The party should commit to bringing whatever Brexit deal is done back to the people,” Laura Parker said.

More than 20 Labour MEP candidates have defied their leadership by pledging to back a referendum and then campaign to remain in the EU.

And a letter from MPs and MEPs calling for a public vote on any Brexit deal has reached 118 signatories, meaning the majority of non-shadow cabinet MPs back it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tom-watson-brexit-second-referendum-labour-corbyn-shadow-cabinet-nec-meeting-a8892511.html

I guess he wasn't happy he didn't have anything to leak before the NEC meeting.

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« Reply #22177 on: April 30, 2019, 04:33:14 PM »
I guess he wasn't happy he didn't have anything to leak before the NEC meeting.

Time he was sacked.
As deputy leader of the party he has the democratic mandate to see this information. 

That he hasn’t seen it makes a mockery of the party’s democratic processes.

Sacked for what by the way???

He was elected democratically with a huge mandate from the members. Surely you respect that?
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« Reply #22178 on: April 30, 2019, 04:34:10 PM »
Tom Watson: Labour deputy leader storms out of meeting in row over Brexit referendum stance

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Mr Watson took to Twitter to deny a report that he had “stormed out” of the meeting, saying: “I politely asked if the shadow cabinet were going to see the draft words and was told “no”.

“So I left to walk to the NEC where the document will be available and the decision will be made.”

What a ridiculous headline!

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« Reply #22179 on: April 30, 2019, 04:35:37 PM »
As deputy leader of the party he has the democratic mandate to see this information. 

That he hasn’t seen it makes a mockery of the party’s democratic processes.

He has seen it. You two are arguing about an inaccurate news story that's been denied by the man himself six hours ago.

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JLR to build new Land Rover Defender in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will build its next-generation Land Rover Defender 4x4 in Slovakia rather than the UK.

The Defender model was built at the firm's Solihull factory near Birmingham until 2016.

The firm says the new model has been designed and engineered in the UK and its new engines built in Wolverhampton.

JLR also says it plans "significant investment" at Solihull to support the production of its next generation of Range Rover and Land Rover models.

In January 2016, some 67 years of the 4x4 being made at Solihull came to an end.

More than two million were made in the West Midlands since the original Land Rover Series began production in Solihull in 1948.

The new Defender will be built at the company's £1bn plant in Nitra in Slovakia, which opened in October 2018.

The new model is expected to be unveiled later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show and to go on sale early in 2020.

JLR says the 2020 Defender is now entering its final phase of testing.

James Attwood is deputy editor at Autocar magazine, and says there had been little prior expectation that the new vehicle would be built in the UK.

"Reading between the lines it always looked like it would be built in Slovakia, particularly after they [JLR] had invested such a large sum in their new plant there," he says.

"But it is still very much a British design. And, of the range of engines that are going to be built for the new vehicle, a number are going to be built in the UK."

He adds: "Jaguar and Land Rover already make a number of cars in other countries and they are still very much seen as British cars."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48103070

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Re: Brexit thread - Rocky Horror Brexit Shitshow Hallowe'en Special!
« Reply #22181 on: April 30, 2019, 04:44:03 PM »
Breaking: clear-cut victory for Corbyn Brexit plan at NEC

In the last few moments Jeremy Corbyn’s victory at a meeting of Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee) has been confirmed. Corbyn’s position on Brexit for the party’s European Parliament manifesto won easily, in spite of the unavoidable absence of a number of left NEC members.

The result is a humiliating defeat for deputy leader Tom Watson, who had tried to orchestrate pressure for a switch to support for another public vote.

https://skwawkbox.org/2019/04/30/breaking-clear-cut-victory-for-corbyn-brexit-plan-at-nec/
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Re: Brexit thread - Rocky Horror Brexit Shitshow Hallowe'en Special!
« Reply #22182 on: April 30, 2019, 04:45:30 PM »
Breaking: clear-cut victory for Corbyn Brexit plan at NEC

In the last few moments Jeremy Corbyn’s victory at a meeting of Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee) has been confirmed. Corbyn’s position on Brexit for the party’s European Parliament manifesto won easily, in spite of the unavoidable absence of a number of left NEC members.

The result is a humiliating defeat for deputy leader Tom Watson, who had tried to orchestrate pressure for a switch to support for another public vote.

https://skwawkbox.org/2019/04/30/breaking-clear-cut-victory-for-corbyn-brexit-plan-at-nec/
Full on labour brexit then...
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« Reply #22183 on: April 30, 2019, 04:47:25 PM »
Full on labour brexit then...


It hasn't been confirmed anywhere else yet.
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Re: Brexit thread - Rocky Horror Brexit Shitshow Hallowe'en Special!
« Reply #22184 on: April 30, 2019, 04:47:45 PM »
Rawk is confused about Labour being a Brexit party. Or something. (It's confirmed by Peston, citing "a Labour source".)
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Re: Brexit thread - Rocky Horror Brexit Shitshow Hallowe'en Special!
« Reply #22185 on: April 30, 2019, 04:49:54 PM »
Quick, Labour Remainers, revert to "Starmer will save us all" consolation mode!

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« Reply #22186 on: April 30, 2019, 04:56:37 PM »
Rawk is confused about Labour being a Brexit party. Or something. (It's confirmed by Peston, citing "a Labour source".)

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« Reply #22187 on: April 30, 2019, 04:58:11 PM »
Rawk is confused about Labour being a Brexit party. Or something. (It's confirmed by Peston, citing "a Labour source".)
:lmao I wonder which source that is......somehow I doubt it's Alan_X ;) :wave
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« Reply #22188 on: April 30, 2019, 05:08:07 PM »
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Glad the NEC has made the right call and confirmed that a public vote will be in our manifesto for the European elections. We’re a Party for remain and it’s right that everyone - leavers and remainers - should be given the #finalsay on our Brexit future.

https://twitter.com/wesstreeting/status/1123253807507496960

Where's your fucking dignity?

Corbyn could burn the EU flag live on TV and you'd still have spineless tossers like Streeting making Twitter calls to arms for Remainers to back Labour.

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« Reply #22189 on: April 30, 2019, 05:10:29 PM »
I guess he wasn't happy he didn't have anything to leak before the NEC meeting.

Time he was sacked.
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« Reply #22190 on: April 30, 2019, 05:14:19 PM »
That's it then. Remainers should, in fact must, vote for one of CHUK, Lib Dem or Green. Labour is a Brexit Party, this was their last chance and they fucked it.

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« Reply #22191 on: April 30, 2019, 05:14:46 PM »
Andrew Adonis looks like an even bigger knob today.

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« Reply #22192 on: April 30, 2019, 05:16:15 PM »
A party spokesperson said:

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Labour’s European elections manifesto was agreed at the NEC today and it will be published soon.

Labour is the only party which represents both people who supported leave and remain.

Translation: Labour represents nobody and is so scared of alienating one side of the divide it will risk alienating both at the same time.

Utter shitshow. The rot is probably terminal now. How a Tory brexit has managed to destroy Labour as well I'll never know.
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« Reply #22193 on: April 30, 2019, 05:22:23 PM »
There goes any chance of Labour getting my vote.

I'll see which of Greens/Lib Dem/Change is polling best in my area and vote for them. None of them will get elected here though so it's yet another election where my vote is wasted.
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« Reply #22194 on: April 30, 2019, 05:23:08 PM »
That's it then. Remainers should, in fact must, vote for one of CHUK, Lib Dem or Green. Labour is a Brexit Party, this was their last chance and they fucked it.

Agreed

Andrew Adonis looks like an even bigger knob today.

Also agreed

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« Reply #22195 on: April 30, 2019, 05:23:57 PM »
There goes any chance of Labour getting my vote.

I'll see which of Greens/Lib Dem/Change is polling best in my area and vote for them. None of them will get elected here though so it's yet another election where my vote is wasted.

Looks like Change are running in 3rd in London so my vote will go there if things don't move around too much.

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« Reply #22196 on: April 30, 2019, 05:25:49 PM »
So is jezza more the new Blair or the new clegg when it comes to screwing over his voters?

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« Reply #22197 on: April 30, 2019, 05:26:33 PM »
https://twitter.com/IanDunt/status/1123256106032226305

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« Reply #22198 on: April 30, 2019, 05:27:14 PM »
A party spokesperson said:

Translation: Labour represents nobody and is so scared of alienating one side of the divide it will risk alienating both at the same time.

Utter shitshow. The rot is probably terminal now. How a Tory brexit has managed to destroy Labour as well I'll never know.

Labour Remainers have had many chances over the past 3-4 years to change things, and have thrown it away every time. Whether it was pro-EU MPs like Lammy nominating a Eurosceptic like Corbyn for the leadership prior to the referendum; not seeing the bigger picture and electing Owen Smith as leader because he wasn't a fantasy candidate; not forcing another leadership challenge since then; supporting a pro-Brexit Labour manifesto in the GE; a significant number of pro-EU Labour MPs not having the balls to quit and the pro-referendum unions sitting on their hands for most of the period.

They're like battered wives who think their husband will change because they love him. Nauseating to see people like Streeting and Ben Bradshaw try to put a positive spin on this. Everyone's favourite wet lettuce Starmer won't be far behind. I'm counting down the seconds to his latest piece of stuttered spin on Radio 4.

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« Reply #22199 on: April 30, 2019, 05:33:22 PM »
https://twitter.com/IanDunt/status/1123256106032226305

I have no sympathy for them if they don't get elected/re-elected. Nothing is stopping them from defecting to a party with a genuinely pro-EU policy. I don't give a fuck if their family has voted Labour going back to great-gran, or whatever usual sob story you hear from people who refuse to leave Labour, I'm not backing a pro-Brexit party.