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However, he does see brexit as a done deal; he is still leading an opposition party and cannot neither stop nor even influence brexit. So, to his mind there is little to be gained by promoting it and a lot to be lost by openly opposing it.
He is keeping his powder dry. He was personally mocked and declared irrelevant, yet from being a million miles behind in the polls, he nearly beat May in the last General Election. With the precariat and general conditions ofr people only getting much worse much more quickly and a far right nexus between Boris and Farage in the offing, I'm sure tht the next election campaign wil be fought over the heads of the media.
I notice that my age roup are easily caught up in FB manias, but increasingly evidence emerges that under 30s are less impressed. Especially as climate emergency is becoming to anybody willing to look. Reality seems to be outpacing the ability of billionaires to hide the evidence.
keep to the Fen Causeway
and a lot to be lost by openly opposing it.
That is the part I don't get. The default position of the opposition should be to oppose.
I accept that opposing "Brexit" had a lot of potential risks, but what he should have been doing from a fairly early stage was vehemently opposing a "tory-brexit". He could have peddled the line that a "good" brexit was possible (which he probably genuinely believes), while hammering the truth that the tories were royally screwing it up and were in fact using it as an opportunity to ransack the country and worsen the lot of the majority of the population. The only risk would have been if the tories did a good job, and if he still thought that was likely to happen after the first six months has passed, then he wasn't paying attention.
[Source: YouGov poll: Labour's Brexit tactics are failing spectacularly (May 2019) ]
○ Labour and Momentum put activists on snap general election notice | The Guardian - July 25, 2019 |
○ Brexit: Labour to back Remain as it calls for a new EU referendum | BBC Interview - July 9, 2019 |
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