Archiv: the British People


17.02.2019 - 18:50 [ theSun.co.uk ]

The Tories have lost a seven-point poll lead — and are now level with Labour

Forty-two per cent said the UK should delay Article 50 and hold a public vote on the next step. However, the same amount say we should leave with ‘no deal’.

09.02.2019 - 15:15 [ theSun.co.uk ]

WIPE OUT! Theresa May warned Tories face local election wipe-out if Brexit is delayed beyond March 29

The ongoing deadlock with the EU has led many to expect the Article 50 exit talks will have to be extended beyond the March 29 deadline.

But local government bosses and Cabinet ministers have warned No10 as well as the Tory party’s chairman that its vote at the council polls on May 2 will be decimated if they are seen to have broken the key Brexit promise.

That gives the PM just a five week extra window to wrap up Brexit and pass all necessary new laws, and 12 weeks in total from now.

09.02.2019 - 15:14 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

‚Thousands of Tory party members‘ to defect to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party as it gets official approval

The Electoral Commission on Friday formally recognised the Brexit Party as an official organisation which will allow it to field candidates at elections.

Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader who is supporting the party, said „the engine is running“ and he stood „ready for battle“ to fight the Tories and Labour if European Parliament elections are held on May 23.

01.02.2019 - 15:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

WE WILL SURVIVE: Question Time crowd cheer Leaver who says we WILL be able to get lettuces from Spain in No Deal Brexit despite Project Fear

Brexit gets the Groundhog Day treatment in video parody that sums up how exhausted Britain is feeling about the endless discussions

01.02.2019 - 12:34 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚We are resilient in this country‘: Question Time audience insists Britain can live without fresh lettuces in a no deal

Britain will work around any disruption caused by a no deal Brexit, one member of the Question Time audience (pictured is the man in a dark blue shirt) insisted last night.
He got a huge round of applause for telling a panel including Remain campaign Gina Miller they were talking ‚absolute rubbish‘ about no deal.

31.01.2019 - 11:14 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚The shock of no-deal Brexit is widely expected to cause a recession here and elsewhere,‘ says the Germany correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. One of the biggest myths of this entire saga is that the EU 27 would have nothing to lose from no-deal.

31.01.2019 - 11:04 [ Grace Blakeley, Economics commentator @NewStatesman ‏/ Twitter ]

Citizens across Europe are beginning to realise that a better world is possible — but it is not prefigured by the neoliberal, neo-colonial politics of the EU. If the Left fails to show what this new world might look like, the Right will do so instead.

30.01.2019 - 08:03 [ Brendan Chilton, @LabourFutureUK ‏/ Twitter ]

Well done .@gareth_snell @RogerGodsiff @KateHoeyMP @JohnMannMP @CarolineFlintMP @LauraSmithMP @IanAustinMP @KevinBarronMP @FitzMP @jarrowstevemp @rosie4westlancs and Dennis Skinner MP and Ronnie Campbell MP for voting against Yvette Coopers amendment to halt Brexit.#TrueDemocrats

28.01.2019 - 07:14 [ John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw / theSun.co.uk ]

JOHN MANN: Why it would be catastrophic if Remainers Dominic Grieve, John Bercow, Keir Starmer and Amber Rudd succeed in delaying or halting Brexit

A country, proud and independent, standing on its own two feet, ­confident again in our democracy, bold enough to compete by being the best, British workers making high- quality products and delivering high-quality services.

A country that says it will be the best by having better pay, conditions and a healthier environment than anyone else in Europe or worldwide.

Is that not something to be confident in voting for, my fellow MPs? Let’s get on with it.

28.01.2019 - 06:58 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn could lose Labour 23 Leave-backing seats by frustrating Brexit

Mr Corbyn has indicated that he is willing to support Yvette Cooper’s Bill forcing the Government to seek an extension to Article 50 if no deal can be reached by February 26.

27.01.2019 - 18:55 [ Petition.Parliament.uk ]

Brexit re article 50 it must not be suspended/stopped under any circumstances

113,542 signatures

Parliament will consider this for a debate

Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate

Waiting for 3 days for a debate date

27.01.2019 - 18:53 [ Labourlist.org ]

Corbyn: “Article 50 has to be invoked now”

(24. Juni 2016) Jeremy Corbyn has said Article 50 must be invoked immediately and that a Leave vote prevailed because of anger against marginalisation and austerity.

He said the result of the poll means the exit clause – Article 50, which would give a two year period for Britain to leave – must be observed as soon as possible in an interview with the BBC.

“The British people have made their decision. We must respect that result and Article 50 has to be invoked now so that we negotiate an exit from European Union.“

25.01.2019 - 06:31 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

1) Second Referendum Campaigners withdraw amendment 2) Len McCluskey announces Corbyn would campaign to leave the EU in a General Election 3) More Labour MPs oppose a second referendum Today has been a pretty good day. Labour gradually returning to its Eurosceptic tradition.

(24.1.2019)

25.01.2019 - 06:21 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The second referendum is off (for now): Remainer MPs DROP attempt to force through a ‚People’s Vote‘ and blame Corbyn for killing their chances of winning

(24.1.2019) The gang of Labour and Tory MPs who were backing a so-called People’s Vote blasted Jeremy Corbyn for killing off their chances of winning.

Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston had planned to table the ‚doctor’s amendment‘ to next Tuesday’s crunch Brexit motion to demand a second referendum.

But stood outside Parliament this morning flanked by pro-EU Labour MPs Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna, she announced a U-turn.

25.01.2019 - 06:20 [ BBC ]

Brexit: MPs drop plan to put fresh referendum to Commons vote

Members of the the cross-party People’s Vote campaign have admitted they don’t yet have enough support from MPs to get another EU referendum.

25.01.2019 - 06:17 [ Sky News ]

Most Britons oppose second EU referendum, Sky Data poll reveals

(20.1.2019) The results came as at least two cross-party groups of MPs plan to table amendments in the House of Commons to delay or frustrate Mrs May’s Brexit plans.

One group, including senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory former minister Nick Boles, is backing a bill to suspend the Article 50 withdrawal process if there is no new deal with Brussels by the end of February.

25.01.2019 - 06:09 [ LBC.co.uk ]

Furious Labour Member Vows To Vote Tory If Corbyn Backs Second Referendum

Having been a Labour member since the 80’s, he told LBC: “If Jeremy Corbyn goes for a People’s Vote and there’s a general election I will not vote for Labour.

“I will not vote Labour again, I’m absolutely sickened.”

He then turned his anger towards Labour MPs, who he accused of “acting disgracefully”.

25.01.2019 - 05:58 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚It’s rubbish!‘ French president Macron BLASTS Brexit saying UK’s bid to leave Europe ‚can’t be delivered‘ and had ‚torn society apart‘

– Macron was speaking on Thursday evening to an audience in Bourg-de-Peage, south of Lyon, in a ‘people’s debate’
– Some were so-called Yellow Vest anti-government campaigners who themselves want France to leave the EU
– Mr Macron rubbished the 2016 June referendum and warned the assembled crowd to be wary of people ‚who sell you dreams‘

25.01.2019 - 05:53 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Queen’s speech calling for ‚common ground‘ seen as Brexit reference

As head of state, the monarch remains publicly neutral when it comes to political matters and does not express her views. But commentators were likely to see her words as a veiled reference the debate on Britain’s departure from the EU.

Similar in tone to her Christmas Day address, the Queen expressed the importance of “never losing sight of the bigger picture”.

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ Spiked ]

Corbyn is no democrat

Indeed, some of the more stinging critiques have come from the left. Guardian columnist Owen Jones, a supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, declared the People’s Vote campaign an ‘absolute disaster’. If there is another referendum, he says, ‘and they run the Remain campaign, we might as well chalk up a second Leave victory now’.

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ Buzzfeed.com ]

The Campaign For A People’s Vote On Brexit Has Descended Into Infighting And Splits

(22.1.2019) Pro-Remain MPs and officials on the People’s Vote campaign are split on the overarching strategy of how to secure a public vote, on campaign events and tactics, whether People’s Vote should run the Remain campaign if a second referendum is called, and over the actions and motivations of its leading politicians, the sources said.

The ongoing internal wrangling is making it less likely that the Labour party will ultimately back a public vote, a shadow minister and a senior Labour backbencher told BuzzFeed News.

25.01.2019 - 05:38 [ inews.co.uk ]

Diane Abbott breaks with Labour policy to back second EU referendum

(29.11.2017) After her comments were disclosed, the Shadow Home Secretary said her remarks were “poorly worded” and insisted there was “no important story here”.

25.01.2019 - 05:36 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Diane Abbott misses historic Brexit vote because she was ‚taken ill‘

(1.2.2017) She added: “Are we going to vote with the Tories come what may? This is a question of opening the process. We will seek to amend and, if we are not able to get any of our amendments through, clearly we will have to review our position.”

25.01.2019 - 05:32 [ Spiked / Twitter ]

“Why is Diane Abbott so unpopular? It isn’t because she is black. It’s because she is the most patrician, condescending politician in modern Britain who looks upon the Brexit-voting plebs with barely concealed contempt.”

(22.1.2019) Brendan O’Neill on the QT row

25.01.2019 - 05:31 [ theSun.co.uk ]

ABBOTT IN JOB ‚FURY‘: Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed for secretly appointing Diane Abbott to a rule-making Executive role

(24.1.2019) According to Labour’s rule book the NEC must include “three frontbench Members of Parliament, at least one of whom must be a woman, nominated by the Cabinet (or Shadow Cabinet in opposition)”.

But two senior members of the Shadow Cabinet told PoliticsHome they were not told of the decision to put Ms Abbott on the NEC.

25.01.2019 - 05:28 [ politicshome.com ]

EXCL Row as Jeremy Corbyn ‚appoints Diane Abbott to Labour’s ruling body‘

(23.1.2019) Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of ignoring Labour rules to appoint Diane Abbott to the party’s ruling body.

25.01.2019 - 05:21 [ Express.co.uk ]

CORBYN CAVES! Labour leader BACKS plan which could force second Brexit referendum

(22.1.2018) Labour’s move was welcomed by a leading anti-Brexit campaigner.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph Eloise Todd, chief executive of Best for Britain, claimed it represented “a momentous day in our campaign”.

She added: “Labour have put a second referendum on the table with this amendment and this is a massive step forward.”

23.01.2019 - 15:46 [ YesNoMaybeDunnoWhynot ]

Kaiser Bill, The Freikorps and why I oppose a 2nd Referendum

I don’t think leaving the EU is the solution to the problems that led us here, but telling people who have finally had, and taken, the opportunity to vote for change that no, they can’t have what they voted for will inevitably lead to a rejection of democracy and the parties that have ‘stabbed them in the back’. And while some people would sink back into the resigned apathy they were in before, many would seek another way to find that change. Farage, Yaxley-Lennon, and Goddard etc are waiting for them.

23.01.2019 - 09:25 [ Green Leaves / Youtube ]

Tony Benn on European union – Best Bits #Lexit #GreenLeaves

Re-released today – Best of Tony Benn – talks European union (todays EU) and democracy to Roy Jenkins in 1975 – These are the highlights and have never sounded more relevant than today with the Brexit debate.

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The left leave case for democracy from Tony Benn – President of the Stop the War Coalition – 2001 – 2014 –

Tony Benn 1975 European Communities debate highlights

With thanks to Why Vote Leave

23.01.2019 - 08:21 [ Chloe Westley, former @Vote_Leave staffer / Twitter ]

A 2nd referendum would be many politicians‘ worst nightmare. Continuous video replays of them saying they would ‚respect the result‘, fast-forwarded to speeches in parliament calling for a ‚people’s vote‘.

23.01.2019 - 08:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

My new Brexit Party, supported by Nigel Farage, will fight for our democracy

When young children are losing at board games they demand to change the rules. Yet this same juvenile intent drives the cabal of democracy defying MPs.

23.01.2019 - 07:59 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Delay is ‚most likely‘ option, says former chancellor

Speaking to BBC business editor Simon Jack in Davos, Mr Osborne said that the prospect of no deal meant „the gun is held to the British economy’s head“.

„Russian roulette is a game which you should never play because there’s a one-in-six chance that the bullet goes into your head,“ he said.

23.01.2019 - 07:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Nigel Farage to lead new pro-Brexit party if EU departure delayed

(20.1.2019) Former Ukip leader says he will ‘re-enter the fray’ if Brexit is put back beyond 29 March

23.01.2019 - 07:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Labour opens door to SECOND vote: Corbyn shift makes new referendum more likely as May suggests it would lead to civil unrest and refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

– Corbyn tables amendment for Government to debate alternative Brexit plans
– It would require the Government to give Parliament time to legislate for new vote
– Mr Corbyn’s move is the closest he has come to backing a second referendum
– The move reflects the pressure he is under from party members to shift to a position of trying to block Brexit

23.01.2019 - 07:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

It’s MPs, not Leavers, who don’t know what they voted for

Can you smell that? It’s the stench of decay. With every layer of pretence and political posturing that Brexit rips away, it gets stronger. And now the locus is shifting from our rotten Government to the corroded mess of our Parliament.

22.01.2019 - 20:11 [ Tim Dawson, Writer and journalist / Twitter ]

I think Remain MPs who are using unprecedented Parliamentary chicanery to try and keep us in the EU – with no mandate for their activity whatever – have gone quite mad. I mean, seriously. Have they really considered the potential consequences of their current actions?

22.01.2019 - 20:05 [ Paul Brand, Political Correspondent @itvnews / Twitter ]

NEW: Labour MPs from leave constituencies going to see their chief whip this afternoon furious about People’s Vote amendment. One tells me “We’re pissed off, just because we’re silent people forget we’re in the majority. It’s like our working class communities are being ignored”.

22.01.2019 - 15:35 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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(27.9.2018)

22.01.2019 - 15:01 [ Students For Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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22.01.2019 - 14:34 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

Not only would #PeoplesVote lose, also #Labour would be tainted as so many of their MPs are behind this. #labourleave supporters in Midlands and North would not be keen to turn out. It would be Leeds Morley and @andreajenkyns all over again. #Labour would lose next election.

22.01.2019 - 14:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A second referendum would be seen as a denial of the democratic decision taken by voters, and reinforce the sense that their voices were not being listened to.‘ Labour ex-heavyweight and long-time EU opponent Bryan Gould socks it to the establishment.

22.01.2019 - 13:59 [ Veterans for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Imagine if we’d voted Remain and a pro-Leave establishment • took us out ‘temporarily’ anyway • attacked the legitimacy of the vote • spent 3 years quibbling over the terms of remaining • delayed rejoining. It would be called corrupt.

22.01.2019 - 13:21 [ Edmund Griffiths ‏/ Twitter ]

Not sure I get the logic of the Labour amendment. Clearly pointing towards a second referendum (hi Pasok!), but what is the question meant to be?

Some deal or proposition that can command a Commons majority, versus—what?

22.01.2019 - 12:58 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour Party is moving in a direction of becoming an unelectable force which represents metropolitan elites, rather than the working class voters, which it was created to stand up for. Is this what you came into politics for @jeremycorbyn?

22.01.2019 - 12:24 [ Project OUT / Twitter ]

This is shameful! The Labour Party have just betrayed the working class and the millions of Labour Leave voters. This will cost Labour the next election and will keep the Tories in power for years. #StandUp4Brexit #Brexit #PeoplesVote #NoDeal

22.01.2019 - 12:19 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

Lets be clear. If Labour backs a second referendum we will not win the next general election, and we wont win the one that follows. We will be out of power for a generation. Is this really what you want .@UKLabour and @jeremycorbyn

22.01.2019 - 06:38 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.

(28.11.2018)

21.01.2019 - 16:57 [ Joe Pike, ITV Political Correspondent ‏/ Twitter ]

NEW: PM sets out argument against a 2nd #Brexit referendum: -Could strengthen ‚the hand of those campaigning to break up our UK‘ (i.e. SNP). -Would require extension of Article 50 & more MEPs elected in May. -Could ‚damage social cohesion by undermining faith in our democracy‘.

21.01.2019 - 12:11 [ Sky News ]

Brexit crisis: Leeds debaters back ’no-deal‘ exit and reject second EU referendum

As for leaving the EU without a deal, Sky’s Leeds participants went against the grain of the rest of the country with 54% of the audience wanting a clean break from the bloc.

„It’s not just about me, it’s about sovereignty and democracy,“ said a business owner, whose import firm will be affected by a no-deal Brexit.

20.01.2019 - 11:32 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

This band of Remainer MPs pose a threat to Brexit and to democracy

The calamitous situation in Parliament is being exploited by a small band of MPs determined to use any mechanism, however constitutionally absurd and deleterious to the public’s faith in our democratic institutions, to stop Brexit.

20.01.2019 - 11:29 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: Cross-party Bill bids to force Theres May to postpone leaving EU until 2020

The move, which was launched by Labour’s Yvette Cooper, demands Parliamentary approval for a withdrawal agreement by February 26.

And if the Prime Minister fails, MPs would automatically get the chance to extend Article 50 and delay our exit until the end of the year or even 2020.

The bill is supported by senior backbenchers, including Select Committee chairs and former ministers, from across the House.

19.01.2019 - 19:59 [ ITV.com ]

Will Brexit break up Labour or Tories first?

Which of the Conservative and Labour parties is most likely to split over Brexit? Or perhaps it is more apposite to say which party will break up first, since the gravitational force of competing visions of the UK’s future relationship with the EU are threatening to fracture each of them.

18.01.2019 - 19:54 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

The cheer on Question Time that will terrify Corbyn’s Labour

How brilliant was that cheer on Question Time last night? Isabel Oakeshott said Theresa May should just walk away from the EU. Fiona Bruce asked her if she meant we should pursue ‘No Deal’. ‘Yes’, said Oakeshott and there it was, instantly, contagiously, the loudest cheer I can remember hearing from a Question Time audience. This was no polite applause or murmur of approval. It was a statement — a noisy, rebellious statement of the people’s continuing and profound attachment to the idea of leaving the European Union, deal or no deal.

18.01.2019 - 19:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

DON’T EU DARE: Jeremy Corbyn faces mass walkout from his OWN team if he caves in to activists to back a second Brexit referendum

Last night Diane Abobott warned Labour MPs that Leave would win AGAIN in a referendum and they should be „careful what they wish for“.

71 MPs have so far come out in favour of a fresh vote.

18.01.2019 - 04:35 [ Order-Order.com ]

Clear Majority Want to Respect the Referendum Result

The latest ComRes poll asked voters whether they wanted to see the referendum result respected and found a clear majority in favour. Excluding ‘don’t knows’ (18%), 65% of people agreed that the result should be respected, while only 35% disagreed.

18.01.2019 - 04:35 [ Matthew Goodwin / Twitter ]

British voters: 75% say current generation of politicians not up to it 74% say politicians not in touch with mood of country 72% say #Brexit shows politics needs a complete overhaul 67% say their voice is not heard in politics today

18.01.2019 - 04:30 [ Express.co.uk ]

You’ve LOST respect! Support for politicians PLUMMETS as chaos reigns – SHOCK EXPRESS POLL

Three-quarters of voters say the crisis-hit EU departure process has shown that the current generation of MPs are “not up to the job”, according to the data from polling firm ComRes. A root-and-branch overhaul of the country’s entire political system is wanted by a massive 72% of people quizzed in the survey. But despite the chaos embroiling Brexit, a majority of voters (53%) still want the result of the 2016 EU Leave vote to be honoured by ensuring the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc and do not want a second referendum to be triggered.

18.01.2019 - 00:48 [ Spiked ]

May is the right PM for these democracy-loathing MPs

Yet perhaps May is entirely the right prime minister for this pathetic collection of politicians. She is a double-speaking technocrat among 650 MPs who appear to have hardly an honest political principle between them. And she is a Remainer in a divided parliament where we now know there is a majority for only one thing – stopping Brexit, and defying the democratic will of 17.4million Leave voters.

14.01.2019 - 10:27 [ Spiked / Twitter ]

“When people vote, they expect their vote to be acted on. If we have a second referendum before the first one has been given force, that would be anti-democratic. It would make people feel even more disillusioned with politics.” @Tom_Slater_ on #PeoplesVote

14.01.2019 - 08:17 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The ballot box is a precious thing. It is a sign that a nation permits its citizens to effect peaceful change so they aren’t forced to riot or take up arms.

Anyone attempting to subvert it – such as by deciding not to implement certain votes – is playing a very dangerous game.

14.01.2019 - 08:15 [ Spiked ]

Parliament has turned against the people – MPs’ betrayal of Brexit will push the United Kingdom to the brink.

Forget the seven or eight crude-mouthed blokes outside parliament who have been shouting silly insults at Tory MP Anna Soubry, Guardian columnist Owen Jones and various Sky reporters. Those imbeciles pose precisely zero threat to freedom and democracy in the UK. It’s the people inside parliament you should be worried about. It is these well-educated, politely spoken political operators who threaten to devastate centuries of democratic tradition through their wilful agitation against the largest democratic vote in our history: the vote for Brexit.

13.01.2019 - 16:51 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“The most shocking thing about the protests outside parliament is that they aren’t bigger and rowdier. The political class has been insulting Brexit voters and attacking democracy for two years — they deserve huge, angry protest.”

Brendan O’Neill v Anna Soubry on #AllOutPolitics

13.01.2019 - 16:18 [ BBC ]

Jeremy Corbyn on Labour Brexit plans: „The EU is well known to be flexible“

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that an election is his top priority if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is rejected by MPs next week, saying he wants the chance to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU.
The BBC’s Andrew Marr asked him exactly what he would campaign on, in the event of a general election and what he would seek from any Brexit negotiations he was involved in.

13.01.2019 - 15:48 [ Sky News ]

Jeremy Corbyn sets sights on Downing Street ahead of Brexit vote

Mr Corbyn was pressed repeatedly on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show to name a date for when he would table a no confidence vote but refused to.

He said: „We will table a motion of no confidence in the government at a time of our choosing, but it’s going to be soon, don’t worry about it.“

13.01.2019 - 10:19 [ Daily Mail ]

DAVID STARKEY: Bercow and Grieve think they are political giants, but they represent all that’s rotten in this parliament of pygmies

And there is only one possible name for this one. It has to be the Parliament of Pygmies, presided over as it is by the pygmy-in-chief, Speaker John Bercow, who, early in his period of office, was denounced by one infuriated Minister as a ‘sanctimonious, stupid dwarf’.

Ordinarily all this would be no more than matter for wry amusement. But the times are anything but ordinary. So strange are they, in fact, that the pygmies think they are giants and ape the gestures of the parliamentary greats of the past.

07.01.2019 - 20:33 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

‚The Labour leadership now needs to fully embrace with heart and hand a Brexit that enables the United Kingdom to be free from the shackles of Brussels and which allows our country to walk onto the platform of World Trade.‘ #NoDealNoProblem

07.01.2019 - 20:18 [ Spiked ]

Why we should leave the EU on WTO terms – Labour must now make the case for a clean Brexit.

Innovation and opportunity would be the prizes awarded to a future Labour government operating on World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

Prime minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement is a shabby and unpalatable settlement that Labour is right to oppose. WTO terms are far more preferable to Labour voters and to the country as a whole.

22.12.2018 - 19:21 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“For two years Brexit voters have been called far right, stupid, dangerous. In truth we are just people who want to stand up for national sovereignty and popular democracy. In 2019 let’s not take any more of the elite’s insults”, says Brendan O’Neill

22.12.2018 - 19:19 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit live: Jeremy Corbyn says he would push to leave EU if he was PM

Jeremy Corbyn would push ahead with Brexit if he won a snap general election next year, he said in an interview published today – a stance which is likely to anger the confused ranks of Labour MPs and party supporters who are demanding a second referendum.

22.12.2018 - 13:14 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Well, you can forget the @peoplesvote_uk now! It’s clearly now time for all democratically minded arts workers + supporters of the arts to get behind Brexit and have a stake in it now. Join @artists4brexit today and have a stake in the Brexit process!

22.12.2018 - 13:12 [ Tides Of History / Twitter ]

Corbyn on the Maastricht Treaty: „It’s the establishment of a central bank which is staffed by bankers, independent of national Governments & national economic policies. That will undermine any social objective that any Labour Government—or any other Gov—would wish to carry out”

22.12.2018 - 12:47 [ Spiked ]

A European Spring – Europeans are in revolt against the political and moral order and it’s wonderful.

In a sense, 2018 is less like 1848 itself and more like the decades that preceded that tumultuous year. These were, in the words of Trygve Tholfsen in his 1977 study of working-class radicalism in the run-up to 1848, ‘hungry decades’ – decades in which disgruntlement and radicalism bristled and grew before exploding in firm demands for change. And though many people were alarmingly poor in these ‘hungry decades’, it wasn’t their ‘immediate deprivation’ that drove them to organise and take action, says Tholfsen; rather, their instinct for revolt was built on ‘solid intellectual foundations’ and it expressed a ‘denial of the legitimacy of the social and political order’.

20.12.2018 - 14:58 [ Spiked ]

Westminster’s stupidest row yet

With 100 days to go until the official Brexit date, the government and parliamentarians are at loggerheads over which way to best betray the largest democratic vote in British history. This raises urgent, era-defining questions over who rules: Westminster or Brussels? The people or parliament?

And yet, the question that has gripped the season finale of the Westminster village soap opera is whether Jeremy Corbyn mouthed ‘stupid woman’ at Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday.

20.12.2018 - 02:56 [ Capel Lofft ‏/ Twitter ]

I’ve spent years knocking on doors in elections. Working class voters often say ‚Why should I vote, no one listens‘. I’ve always tried to persuade them otherwise. If Brexit doesn’t happen, what are we meant to say ? Basically – yep, correct, they don’t give a shit what you think