Earlier today the SKWAWKBOX revealed the abstainers who are the real culprits on the Labour side with regard to last night’s ‘EU (Withdrawal) Bill’ (EUWB) – formerly known as the ‘Great Repeal Bill’, followed by an interview with veteran Labour left-winger Dennis Skinner, in which the Bolsover MP gave his perspective on the vote and the reasoning behind his decision.
Now, in its third exclusive of the day the SKWAWKBOX can reveal, thanks to an interview with a senior Labour source, that the miner-turned-MP’s reading of the situation was more accurate than that of his critics – and what the Tories’ game really is when it comes to the EUWB: more ‘divide and conquer’.
The source told the SKWAWKBOX:
This is an old Tory trick – one that they are very good at: tie something unreasonable to something very reasonable and dare you to vote against it.
They are masters at it. So instead of a Parliamentary Bill of £208 billion to blow on a submarine with missiles that don’t work – they’ll introduce a ‘Maritime Defence Bill‘ supposedly safeguarding the realm.
And they’ll introduce it the day after a terror attack to make you seem evil and reckless for voting against it. This Great Repeal Bill is exactly the same.
The basic purpose of the Bill is to follow through on the Referendum. But to play their trick, they insert a clause that has the potential to be abused even though no government would dare do so.
Having dangled the bait, they sit back and pray that Labour will take the bait and vote against it.
Then they can use their media pals to tell everyone that a) Labour voted against the will of the people and b) that Labour is divided and untrustworthy while claiming May is strong and the Tories are united.
The oldest trick in the Tories’ book is ‘divide and conquer’ – their ability to split good people right down the middle…..
In Ireland, India, among the English working class, all across the globe – divide-and-conquer. It’s what the Tories do and too many people are still falling for it.
The SKWAWKBOX’s source appears to be right, as knives have come out for Skinner and wild comments are flying around.
The Tories, meanwhile, having lit the blue touch-paper, are now lighting a cigar and sitting back to enjoy the show.
Don’t play their game.
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